S&S Swan Yachts


Some say that they do not build yachts like they used to. We’re not going to enter into that debate, but we will admit that we are absolutely smitten with the classic lines of an S&S Swan from the chaps at Nautor in Finland. So, to cheer ourselves up on a rainy and dark Friday afternoon, we thought we should remind ourselves of the two stunning S&S Swans currently offered for sale on the Grabau International Brokerage Pages.


1979 Nautor Swan 38 offered at £69,500 and lying in Guernsey – Full details can be found here.

The very last Sparkman & Stephens Swan 38 to be launched by Nautor in Finland. Hull number 116.  Much loved, sensitively updated, well maintained and very realistically priced for a quick and simple sale with part exchanges considered.

Purchased by her current owners in July 2002 and based in Guernsey C.I. since that date. She has been much loved, sensitively updated, well-maintained and wintered ashore each year. She has proven herself to be an excellent cruiser / racer and has been lightly used, carefully maintained by us and winterised ashore each year.

Her superb lines make her a delight to sail and she exudes quality and comfort. She has excellent sea keeping qualities and does not slam into heavy seas. She is very capable for the experienced skipper who wants to cover distances.

Having benefitted from osmosis treatment at Hamble Yachts Services in 1999, and as a further preventative measure was soda-blasted back to gelshield (removing her antifoul coatings), dried under cover and a further 2 coats of epoxy applied in 2006. The topsides are original gelcoat and are compounded and polished each year. Prop & anodes refurbished and replaced over winter months. The teak decks have been overhauled by a local boatbuilder every two seasons. The new Volvo engine was fitted in October 2008 by the local Volvo main agent and has been serviced by them on an annual basis ever since. The engine has covered under 400 hours since fitment.

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1972 Nautor Swan 40 offered at £57,000 and lying in Lymington – Full details can be found here.

Originally built for a Finnish Swan aficionado in 1972, being the fourth boat to carry that name for him (Can-Can IV is the original name), she was then cruised and raced throughout Europe (1973 Finnish team Admirals cup etc.) and was sold to the second owner in 198 who kept in this family for many years being shipped around the world to cruise and to take part in some famous races such as the Trinidad to Tobago and the Sydney to Hobart race.

Bought by her previous owner in 2007 after she had been laid up ashore she was moved to the Hayling Yacht Company where they carried out a lot of work including Hot-Vac osmosis treatment and a quality re-spray and overhaul of all the systems and machinery, all under the watchful eye of a marine surveyor who was retained to periodically check on the refit. She was then re-launched in the autumn of 2008 and motored to Port Solent where a new mast and rigging were fitted, to complement the new sails that had been made. In November 2008, she was sailed back to Lymington where she was lifted again and the interior was overhauled over the winter to get her ready for the 2009 season. That owner continued to maintain and refurbish Can-Can during the winter laying her up ashore each winter.

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Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both 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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