1973 Nautor Swan 44 – NOW SOLD


Grabau International is delighted to announce its successful sale of the 1973 Nautor Swan 44 ‘FOUR WINDS’.

One of the most iconic S&S Swan designs of all the time with 76 hulls built between 1972 and 1975. A fibreglass IOR Sloop by Sparkman & Stephens, the Swan 44 S&S was first introduced by Nautor’s Swan at the 1972 fall boat shows, at the London Boat show she was awarded the “Boat of the Yacht Show”, the first in history of a non-British built boat won.

FOUR WINDS is hull 14 and was launched in June 1973 for her English owner with the original name of FOUR WINDS II. During the 80s she was owned from a French yachtsman who sailed the boat between France and Caribbean. In 2001 an Italian owner bought her and completed the first big refit with a new forward cabin restyling creating a large king-size double berth. Following this refit, FOUR WINDS II passed through another Italian ownership before ending up in the hands of a Dutch owner who renamed her MOHAWK. In 2014, she was sold again to a passionate Danish S&S Swan aficionado who changed her name back to FOUR WINDS before embarking on a comprehensive refit and upgrade programme at the Caffarena Boatyard in Italy which is renowned within S&S Swan circles for their work on S&S Swan 44’s. Unfortunately, due to work and life getting in the way, her Danish owner was unable to enjoy the fruits of his labour, so FOUR WINDS was sold by Grabau International in 2020 to her current Italian owner who continued the programme of update and refit as well as enjoying sailing her in the Mediterranean over the past few seasons.

FOUR WINDS offers a great opportunity to acquire a ‘turn key’ classic Swan, eligible to take part in some of the most iconic regattas and yachting rendezvous across the Med’ and further afield.

A brief list of upgrades performed in the last years includes:
• New engine – 2023
• New teak deck – 2017
• Awlgrip in cockpit and deck. Steering column, main boom, spinnaker pole etc have all been painted as well. 2017
• Recently replaced sails wardrobe from Millunnium Sails
• Standing rigging replaced – 2020
• Recently replaced Gottifredi Maffioli running rigging
• B&G instruments upgraded and updated
• 15’ USB monitor & laptop connetions for navigation software. -2021
• Installed new plumbing including new fresh water pump – 2017
• Stemhead plate – 2017
• Goiot hatch – 2015
• Dyneema checkstay – 2016
• Gimballed gas stoven with oven – 2015
• Boom vang – 2016
• Andersen winch on mast for reefing – 2017
• Mast step sand blasted and painted with two component epoxy – 2020, serviced 2023
• 7x new Blake seacocks – 2017
• 8x persons offshore life raft

– 2nd Overall at the S&S Swan Rendez Vous 2023 (43 S&S Swans registered)
– 1st in IOR Legend class at the 151 miglia 2022
– Four Winds won the 2nd place at the Zeppeling Price “Concours D’elegance” at the S&S Swan Rendez Vous 2021.

• International new wooden paint
• New heads pipes
• New Beta Marine 38 Engine with Max Prop propeller
• New throttle
• Millennium Sails A3 Asimmetric gennaker
• Millennium Sails 135% furling genoa with Kevlar
• Millennium Sails windseeker
• Gottifredi Maffioli spinakker dynema halyard
• Fridge serviced
• Bilge pump serviced
• Engine and entrance wood new paint
• New B&G hardware
• Mast step serviced and treated with epoxy resin
• New bilge paint
• New mooring lines with leather protection Gottifredi Maffioli

• 2x 75Ahm Optima Blue Top service batteries
• 1x 55Ahm engine battery
• Fuel tank cleaned
• New Quick hot water boiler
• New Sunbrella sprayhood

• New Gottifredi Maffioli Dynema running rigging
• New B&G GPS, AIS and portable VHF. Wifi GoFree+ and new screen
• All of the wiring checked
• B&G ACP1 hydraulic actuator serviced
• Navtec hydraulic backstay serviced
• New gangway
• New Millennium Sails Dacron Main
• New Millennium Sails A2
• New foldable stainless steel Velscaf bowsprit

• New Velscaf standing rigging
• New spreaders head

• New 16mm teak deck
• New coachroof paint
• New bow roller
• New Blake seacocks
• New fresh water system
• New Selden rigid vang
• New Andersen winch for reefs
• Mast step sanded and painted with epoxy

We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.

For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:

Nautor Swan 55 – full details here

Baltic Yachts 51 – full details here

Nautor Swan 46 – full details here

Solaris One S – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International is always looking for new high-quality cruising yacht listings in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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