This Swan 40 is a unique Cruising version of the classic Sparkman and Stephens design from the 1970's, hull no.47 out of 51 built. 'Star Swan' is a sea kindly yacht, well designed to sail well over long distances in all conditions and has been extensively cruised and club raced by her current owners of the last 15 years, mainly just two up. She has been continuously updated and is presented in good condition.
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8 berths in three cabins with max headroom of 6' 3".
Forecabin: V-berth forward and infill to make into a double berth.
Heads: Baby Blake marine toilet and wash basin. Cupboards opposite.
Saloon: Settee berths and pilot berths to port and starboard and folding dining table.
Galley: to starboard with Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven, stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water (heated by calorifier from engine), Isotherm 12 volt fridge with underwater heat exchanger (efficient in hot climates) and ample storage.
Chart table: to port with good stowage, electrical panel and instrumentation.
Aft cabin: Single quarter berths aft to port and starboard.
The interior is fitted throughout in a mix of teak battens lining the hull and light Koto veneers on the large surfaces. These, with a half bulkhead dividing the galley from the saloon and an extra hatch just aft of the mast make 'Star Swan' and unusually light boat of this type. Security grilles for all hatches to keep the boat airy in hot weather.
Masthead bermudan rig (short rig version). Original Nautor white painted aluminium single spreader, keel stepped mast and replacement larger Hood boom. Spinnaker pole. Jockey pole. Stainless steel 1 x 19 standing rigging (new 2015). Dyneema running rigging. Removable inner forestay with highfield lever. Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster. Slab reefing mainsail. Harken Mk III headsail furling system. Mainsheet system with coarse/18:1 fine tune and Antil mainsheet track. Extra tracks forward for blade genoa. Solid vang.
Yanmar 3JHE, 40hp inboard diesel engine fitted new in 2001. Starting panel in cockpit with indicators for engine temeprature, oil pressure, revs and alarms. Racor fuel filters. Shaft drive with Max prop 3 bladed folding propeller. Full log of regular engine maintenance. 2527 engine hours (09/09/16).
Built in 1971 (short rigged cruising version) by Nautor, Hull No. 047 of only 51 built to a Sparkman and Stephens design. White GRP hull, with teak laid decks which were replaced with 1/2" teak in 2008. Long fin keel. Skeg hung rudder. Aft self draining cockpit . Whitlock steering wheel. New perspex to windows in saloon. New perspex to forehatch and forward cabin windows.
'Star Swan' is a unique Cruising version of this classic Sparkman and Stephens design from the 1970's. She has raced in the Solent as well as club racing on the East Coast. Mostly we have cruised her as a couple. Since 2000 we have crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean as well as spending time in Madeira, the Canary Islands and the Azores. 'Star Swan' has always performed well as a coastal cruising yacht in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean. She is a sea kindly yacht, designed to sail well over long distances in all conditions. 'Star Swan' was prepared for Caribbean cruising, again, in 2015, but never went and is now back in the UK and is ready to go.
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Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8BL