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Swan 48 – Beautiful, Brilliant and Born in Finland: Yacht Style Review

The new Swan 48 by renowned designer Germán Frers is brilliant, as Yacht Style contributor Guy Nowell discovered after flying to Finland to see for himself.

“Today is looking good,” says Vanni Galgani, Product Line Leader at Nautor’s Swan. “This could be the Finnish summer. I’ll tell you if it is, then you can take your jacket off. It’ll last about half an hour.”

Product Line Leader Vanni Galgani with the legendary designer German Frers at the helm of the Swan 48

Product Line Leader Vanni Galgani with the legendary designer German Frers at the helm of the Swan 48

There’s a sort of wry truth behind the flippant comments. We
are just about to step aboard the oh-so-new Swan 48 – hull number one, splashed just the day before I tested it – and the weather is just perfect for sailing, with blue skies, sunshine and 14 knots of breeze. But it’s not always like this.

The Nautor’s Swan Boat Technology Centre is in Jakobstad (Pietarsaari in Finnish) on the Gulf of Bothnia, just 330km south of the Arctic Circle.

In winter, the temperature drops below -10 ̊C, the sea freezes over and the countryside turns into a very chilly wonderland. Like Swiss watchmakers holed up in the mountains, the Swan craftsmen are indoors, building some of the very best production sailing yachts in the world.

The Swan 48 had already sold at least 25 units during its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival

The Swan 48 had already sold at least 25 units during its world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival

When the spring comes, it’s the birthing season. When the sea ice melts, the boats are launched. The sailing season here is brutally short – just six weeks or so – and all the boats that have been built over the winter have to be launched, commissioned and handed over to their new owners.

“It’s always a bit mad,” Galgani says. “Every year we plan for it, but still it’s a bit mad.”

SWAN 48, ROUND THREE

The Swan 48 is the newest addition to the Nautor’s Swan family. Except for the ClubSwan 36, which is a flat-out racing boat, the 48 is the smallest Swan to go into production for some time.

Giovanni Pomati, a recent addition to the Nautor’s Swan family himself, having been appointed CEO in September 2018, was delighted to report that 16 boats were sold before the first one was launched – and that one more was signed while we were out on the water! That’s cheerful news for Nautor’s Swan, which is reporting a full order book all the way through the size range.

Light on her feet, easy to manage, and with all the feature comforts you’d expect from the Frers drawing board, the Swan 48 is a compilation of good design

Light on her feet, easy to manage, and with all the feature comforts you’d expect from the Frers drawing board, the Swan 48 is a compilation of good design

The new Swan is a Mk III version, the original 48 having been designed by Sparkman & Stephens in 1971 and the next one in 1995 by Germán Frers, who has also designed the 2019 version.

“You design to a brief,” says Frers, now 78. “Yes, it would be nice to start with just a line and a handful of imagination, but it is necessary to be more rational than that.”

He acknowledges that today’s materials allow a designer ever-greater freedom. “We can now build a great deal lighter for the same strength than ever before. Partly it is materials, partly it is engineering know-how. There is as much interior volume in this new 48 as there would have been in a 65-footer from 25 years ago.”

He looks rather pleased with himself, as if he had turned the Tardis into reality. So, what is it that gives this new Swan its appeal, even sight unseen? Pomati believes that it’s simply a matter of hitting a ‘sweet spot’ in the market.

With a place for everything, and everything in its place, the saloon works equally well when cruising or racing

With a place for everything, and everything in its place, the saloon works equally well when cruising or racing

“A 48-footer is a boat that can be easily handled by two people when cruising. It offers three seriously roomy cabins and two heads. It is designed as a quick boat to appeal to the ‘racer’ component of the racer/cruiser market,” says Pomati, who had previously worked in the automotive sector, spending 29 years with Pirelli Group.

“It speaks immediately to existing Swan owners looking for a replacement for an older Swan 44, 46, 461 or 48. It is attractive 
to younger customers wanting to move up the size and the quality spectrum, and is ‘right there’ for older Swan customers looking to downsize to a boat with less canvas, less load in the lines, and less hard work.”

COMPETITIVE RACER/CRUISER

At the time of testing, the boat was too new to have an IRC certificate, but Frers promises that it will be “very competitive”. Twin wheels and twin rudders means that optimum performance comes at 22-24 degrees of heel, when the ‘active’ rudder is vertical.

The Argentina-born designer also points out that “CFD analysis indicates that a smaller rudder, near vertical, and with the windward (trailing) rudder touching the water, produces significantly less drag than a single, bigger rudder at an angle. It’s just more efficient.”

The chart table disappears under the starboard sofa for extra seating room

The chart table disappears under the starboard sofa for extra seating room

The mast is positioned well aft on the deck, right over the keel, allowing for a big ‘J’ and an expansive foredeck. Forward of the mast, you can fly an a-sail off the end of the fixed bowsprit, or a Code 0, a jib or a staysail. The bowsprit neatly conceals a structural bracket that supports the anchor and retrieval system.

From the foot of the mast, all lines disappear into conduits leading aft to the winches, all immediately accessible from the helm. Rope tails vanish into immensely deep and capacious lockers – you’ll never have a line rolling underfoot on this boat.

All the line conduits, as well as the trench for the foldaway
 bimini, have lifting covers – no inaccessible tangles here. There’s
 no mainsheet traveller, defining this boat perhaps as a cruiser/racer rather than a racer/cruiser, but the sheeting point is lifted up on a pedestal that doubles as a leg of the cockpit table (when in use), which makes sheeting close to the centre line a good deal easier.

FINISH SUPREME

Drop down the elegant white-oak companionway into the saloon, and everything is in its proper place. There’s light – lots of light – coming in at three levels: hull windows, coachroof windows and deck hatches. There are no special surprises in the layout, no revolutionary rearrangements, but the boat looks just and absolutely right. And refreshingly, the showers are a proper size for burly sailors, too.

The beautiful forward cabin has an en-suite

The beautiful forward cabin has an en-suite

There’s no sense in questioning the finish on a Swan interior, so we won’t. We have been in the factory and seen the layup of myriad interior components, and fully appreciate that these boats are constructed with an almost obsessive attention to detail and quality.

Furthermore, the Swan 48 hull is built as a one piece from glass, vinyl ester, Corecell foam core and a gelcoat finish, and then the bottom frame structure is installed in one piece. This is not only the strength and stiffening component of the boat but also the conduit for all the ‘services’ in the boat – principally water and electrical.

And then the interior is built in. Open any locker and you will find that the back panel is fabric, attached with Velcro, and all those wires hidden behind elegant joinery are in fact very easily accessible. Good design exemplified.

FRESH ON THE WATER

Out on the water, it’s a crisp summer’s day in Finland (keep your jacket on) and the boat heels to the breeze, leaning comfortably on her elbow – I could swear that it was between 22 and 24 degrees. Frers himself is on board and after a couple of tacks he pronounces himself satisfied.

Yacht Style contributor Guy Nowell takes the helm

Yacht Style contributor Guy Nowell takes the helm

“Of course, we are not trying to plane with a boat like this, so it’s important that both ends stay in the water, to maximise the waterline length. The fore-and-aft balance feels right, so I am happy there.”

For sure, there was some fine-tuning to be done, but sailing on flat water in nine knots of breeze and with sheets just eased, we were making 8.6 knots of boat speed.

The boat moves easily – there is no sensation of ‘loading up’, and the twin rudder set-up means that
the steering was light and responsive. In short, this boat is gentle on the helm, and any lucky owner is going to be able to eat up the cruising miles without any stress on the driver or the crew. A well-mannered boat, beautifully turned out, ready to please, and ready for adventures!

It’s €730,000 (US$820,000) for the basic model and no Swan is ever going to be described as cheap, but there are plenty of other boats out there that fit that category. For a few extra Euros, you can have a carbon mast and a 70cm crane at the top, and a v-boom that magically swallows up the main as it comes down. Owner of hull one ticked those boxes and won’t be disappointed.

The new Swan 48 is more than fit to assume the mantle of her famous predecessors, and is destined to be a boat that punches well above her weight in the competitive stakes. I’m putting my name down for hull 18. Now, where did I put my cheque book?

The original article appears in Yacht Style Issue 49. Email [email protected] for print subscription enquiries or subscribe to the Magzter version at: w ww.magzter.com/SG/Lux-Inc-Media/Yacht-Style/Fashion/

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The Swan 48 Sailboat Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Swan 48, an aft-cockpit sloop, was designed by Sparkman & Stephens  and built in Finland by Nautor Swan.

'Sleeper X', a S&S Swan 48 sailboat on her mooring in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

Published Specification for the Swan 48

Underwater Configuration:  Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material:  GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:  47'11" (14.6m)

Waterline Length:  37'3" (11.4m)

Beam:  13'7" (4.2m)

Draft:  7'9" (2.4m)

Rig Type:  Masthead sloop

Displacement:  36,000lb (16,330kg)

Designer:  Sparkman & Stephens

Builder:  Nautor (Finland)

Year First Built:  1971

Year Last Built:  1975

Number Built:  46

Owners Association:  S&S Swan Owners Association

Published Design Ratios for the Swan 48

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio:  15.2

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio:  39.2

3. Displacement/Length Ratio:  310

4. Comfort Ratio:  42.5

5. Capsize Screening Formula:   1.7

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Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the Swan 48

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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 15.2 suggests that the Swan 48 will need a stiff breeze to get her going. In light conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing may be the way to go.

2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 39.2 means that the Swan 48 will have a tendency to heel excessively in a gust, and she'll need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze. 

3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 310, tells us the Swan 48 is clearly a heavy displacement cruising boat. You can load her down with all your cruising gear and equipment and it will hardly affect her waterline. Not an ideal choice for coastal sailing, but she'll come into her own on an offshore passage in testing conditions.

4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 42.5 suggests that crew comfort of a Swan 48 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a heavy bluewater cruising boat. Pitching and rolling will be well damped - your cup of coffee on the salon table stands a reasonable chance of staying there in most conditions.

5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.7 tells us that a Swan 48 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0. 

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What is the history of S&S Swan 48?

The history of the S&S Swan 48 is quite fascinating. Here are some highlights:

  • The S&S Swan 48 was designed by Sparkman & Stephens, one of the most renowned naval architecture firms in the world, founded in 1929 by Olin Stephens and Drake Sparkman;
  • The S&S Swan 48 was built by Nautor Oy, a Finnish company that specializes in high-quality sailing yachts under the Swan brand. The company was founded in 1966 by Pekka Koskenkylä;
  • The S&S Swan 48 was in production between 1971 and 1975, with 46 hulls built in total. It is not to be confused with a later German Frers designed Swan 48 model that was in production between 1995 and 2003;
  • The S&S Swan 48 was designed to rate under the I.O.R. (International Offshore Rule) and at the same time to offer the comforts of a great cruising boat. Because of this design criteria and its extremely strong structure, the S&S Swan 48 suits very well for transocean racing as well as comfortable cruising and even circumnavigating the world;
  • The S&S Swan 48 is famous for its two wins in the Newport-Bermuda Race, a prestigious offshore sailing event that covers about 635 nautical miles (1,176 kilometers) from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda. The first win was by 'Noryema VIII' in 1972, skippered by Ted Turner, and the second win was by 'Constellation' in 1992, skippered by John Winder;
  • The S&S Swan 48 has also participated in other notable races and events, such as the Fastnet Race, the Sydney-Hobart Race, the Transatlantic Race, the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers), and the World ARC;
  • The S&S Swan 48 has been praised for its elegant lines, its reputation, and its resale value. It is widely considered to be one of the most iconic bluewater sailing designs of all time;
  • The S&S Swan 48 has also been subject to some radical refits and modifications by some owners, who have updated its interior, rigging, keel, or hull to suit their preferences or needs. One example is 'Lucky Bird' , a 1972 Swan 48 that has been given a spectacular new look by Younique Yachts in the Netherlands.

What other versions of the S&S Swan 48 were built?

There were two versions of the S&S Swan 48: the original version with a skeg-hung rudder and a yawl option, and a later version with a spade rudder and a sloop rig.

What is the accommodation like in the S&S Swan 48?

The S&S Swan 48 has a traditional layout with a V-berth cabin forward, followed by a head and a hanging locker to port and another head to starboard. The main saloon has two settees that can be used as berths, a drop-leaf table, and a pilot berth to starboard. The galley is aft to port, opposite a forward-facing navigation station. The aft cabin has two single berths and a small sink.

What, if any, alternative accommodation layout versions are available for the S&S Swan 48?

Some S&S Swan 48s were built with a different aft cabin layout, featuring a double berth to port and a single berth to starboard.

What is the S&S Swan 48 like to sail?

The S&S Swan 48 is widely considered to be one of the most iconic bluewater sailing designs of all time. It is well-balanced, stable, and seaworthy, capable of handling various weather conditions and long passages. It is also fast and responsive, with good upwind performance and reaching speed.

What is the average cost of a secondhand S&S Swan 48?

The price of a secondhand S&S Swan 48 depends on many factors, such as the year of construction, the condition of the boat, the equipment installed, and the location of the boat. Based on some online listings, the average cost of a secondhand S&S Swan 48 ranges from $150,000 to $300,000 USD.

Is this boatbuilder still in business?

Yes, Nautor (Swan Sailboats) is still in business and continues to produce high-quality sailing yachts in Finland. The company was founded in 1966 by Pekka Koskenkylä and has since built over 2,000 boats under the Swan brand. The current models range from 36 to 115 feet (11 to 35 meters) in length

What other sailboats have been created by this designer?

Sparkman & Stephens is one of the most renowned naval architecture firms in the world, founded in 1929 by Olin Stephens and Drake Sparkman. The firm has designed over 2,700 boats for racing, cruising, military, and commercial purposes. Some of their most famous sailboats include Dorade, Stormy Weather, 'Finisterre', 'Bolero', 'Columbia', 'Intrepid', 'Courageous', 'Freedom', 'Nyala' and many more.

The above answers were drafted by sailboat-cruising.com using GPT-4 (OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model) as a research assistant to develop source material; to the best of our knowledge,  we believe them to be accurate.

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Swan 48-S&S

Swan 48-S&S is a 47 ′ 10 ″ / 14.6 m monohull sailboat designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Nautor (Swan sailboats) between 1971 and 1975.

Drawing of Swan 48-S&S

Rig and Sails

Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

S&S design #2079. One version has an extended/traditional counter. (SWAN 50 - S&S #2079.1) Available as sloop or ketch and taller rig. TALL RIG: I: 62.5’ J: 20.0’ P: 56.5’ E: 15.5’ Also sold in the US by Palmer Johnson as the PALMER JOHNSON 48/50. (S&S #2079.2 though these yacht were delivered from original builder in ‘sail away’ condition.) (Dimensions vary slightly from one rendering to another.) At least one boat was built to this same design, (of teak) by Sangermani of Italy.

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Sold - Swan 48 PATRIOT

  • Model: 1972 Swan 48
  • Hull Number: 48.002
  • LOA: 48 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 13 ft 6 in
  • Draft: 7 ft 10 in
  • Displacement: 36000 lbs
  • Ballast: 14100 lbs
  • Engine: Yanmar 4JH3 - 56HP

Fiberglass decks and in stunning cosmetic condition. The S&S Swan 48 is one of the all time sailboat classics. These Swans continue to excel in competition as well as provide one of the safest platforms available for the discriminating cruising sailor. PATRIOT has enjoyed a very active life including a long spell in Annapolis, first with the Naval Academy as a midshipman training vessel, and then under private ownership. PATRIOT has recently been up and down the east coast to and from the Caribbean proving she is still a formidable offshore boat. The recent major refit makes PATRIOT a must see.

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Solid fiberglass hull Painted dark blue Awlgrip Below waterline sections blasted to the gel coat and 6 coats of epoxy applied(1999) 2 new coats of epoxy barrier (2012) Bottom paint 2 coats (2012) Fin keel Skeg hung rudder All bronze seacocks were replaced (2004)

Cored fiberglass deck Painter white with sand colored non skid (2011) Deck plan refitted to lead most running rigging to cockpit(1999) Stainless steel stem head fitting with with single anchor roller Teak deck on cockpit sole, cockpit seats and bridge deck only(1999) Stainless steel bow and stern rails(2004) Electric Maxwell Capstan windlass (1997) with chain gypsy and rode winch. Up and down electric foot switches (stripped and serviced 2013) Stainless steel stanchions taller than standard(2004) Double lifelines(2004) Stainless steel swim ladder(2004) Aluminum silver anodised perforated toe rails Pedestal (painted 2012) wheel steering with stainless steel wheel Stainless steel guard over pedestal Stainless steel genoa tracks Harken mainsheet traveler and car(1999) Double sheet turning blocks Lazarette locker on aft deck 2 x 4 gang Antal line stoppers(1999) before secondary winches Fixed port lights (new glass 2012)

All chrome plated Lewmar(1999) 2 x #64, ST, 2SP, primaries 2 x #50, ST, 2SP, secondaries and halyard 2 x #26, ST, 2SP, halyard and utlility on mast

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GENERAL ARRANGEMENT

Sleeps 4 in two staterooms plus 5 more in the main saloon. 2 heads. All mechanically fastened woodwork was removed from the interior. The remaining furniture, and the removed furniture was sanded and varnished(2004). Teak and holly cabin sole replaced (2004). Cabin headliner replaced partially in 1997 and completed in 2004.

FORWARD CABIN

Access to the chain locker forward. "V" berth with two lifting bunks. Storage under. Single seat between the bunks. Aft to port is the forward head. Wilcox Crittenden manual head. Opposite the head and on the starboard side are large lockers.

MAIN SALOON

Aft of the "V" berth. Two single pilot berths, one port and one starboard, above and behind the settees. "U" shaped settee to port and a bench settee to starboard. On the centerline is a 2004 built, custom table, with fold down leaves. Cushions were replaced (1997). Main saloon cushions were re-upholstered (2004).

Port side aft of the saloon. "U" shaped. The majority of the cabinetry in the galley was rebuilt (2004). Force 10 propane stove with three burners and oven (2004). Refrigeration compartment rebuilt (2004). Figoboat 12 volt fridge and seperate Frigoboat 12 volt freezer (2004). Additional, and totally seperate, Frigoboat 12 volt freezer in the aft cabin (2004). Double stainless steel sinks (1997). Fresh water foot pump (2004). Salt (raw) water foot pump (2004). Pressure hot and cold water. Orego microwave oven (2004).

NAVIGATION STATION

Starboard side aft of the saloon. Forward facing. Surrounded by the navigation electronics and the 12 volt and 110 volt circuit breakers. Midships is the companionway to the deck. Under the companionway stairs is the engine box. The engine box is custom made to allow for easier access to maintain the engine.

Access to the aft cabin is via a passage aft of the Navigation Station and on the starboard side. There are two single bunks, one to port and one to starboard. Between the bunks is a bench seat. Forward of the aft cabin and on the port side is the aft head. Both forward and aft head areas were preped and painted (2004).

Engine and hydraulics

The entire propulsion system was replaced as follows Yanmar 4JH3 diesel auxiliary engine (2004) Engine bed replaced (2004) Propellor shaft (2004) 3 x blade max prop (2004) Dripless stuffing box (1997) Bilges in and around engine space painted (2004) 2 x aluminum fuel tanks, 1 x 38 gallons new in 1997, 1 x 59 gallons new in 2004 All fuel lines replaced (2004) Twin, Racor, 500 micron, fuel filters with independent service (2004) Exhaust replaced and re-routed to the transom (2004) Muffler (2004) 1 x Fireboy in engine space (2004)

Plumbing and ventilation

Plexiglass sliding hatch on foredeck Hatch over main saloon 2 x dorade boxes with cowl vents, 1 each side of mast 2 x dorade boxes with cowl vents, 1 each side of companionway Hot and cold water deck shower in cockpit(2004) Spectra water maker (2004) Catalina 1500, 12 volt 4 x water tanks, 3 stainless steel under floor boards near the mast, 1 x 40 gallon bladder tank under the floor in the aft cabin 2 x polyethelene holding tanks, 11 gallons each "Y" valve for each head Head discharge to tank or directly overboard Holding tank deck discharge by vacuum pump Macerator for each head Sanitaion hoses replaced (2012) Heads rebuilt (2012) 1 x electric bilge pump (1997) 2 x manual bilge pumps, 1 in cockpit and 1 under cabin sole, Whale gusher 25 Additional back-up bilge pumps include 2 sump pumps and the safety seacock off the engine intake Tank Tender

12 volt system 110 volt system Battery bank was replaced with larger bank,Type AGM amp hrs 930 (2010) Group 31 engine start battery (2010) Primary wiring and switches (2004) Zantrex Link 2000R battery management system (2004) Galvanic isolator (2004) Heart Interface Freedom 20 battery charger/inverter (1997) 1 x 270 amp house battery bank alternator (2013) 1 x 80 amp engine battery alternator (2004) Alternators are dual purpose for each battery bank if necessary 2 x 12 volt outlets at navigation station Bow and stern navigation lights replaced (2004)

Electronics

All navigation electronics are networked and were replaced new in 2004 as follows Garmin 3210 GPS Chart Plotter, with color display at chart table with Garmin radar ST7001 Raymarine autopilot Raymarine autopilot head replaced (2010) Autopilot head at helm, remote under dodger at companionway ST60 Raymarine instruments include wind, depth, speed and rudder angle with displays located at the companionway Bulkhead, luminated compass at navigation station ICOM M604 VHF with digital select calling at navigation station with command mike at helm and under dodger at companionway (2010) ICOM M802 SSB at navigation station with insulated backstay antenna Samsung, flat screen, LCD TV remote display located on main bulkhead Chart plotter, radar, DVD, TV and computer screen can be displayed on the flat screen (2004) Dockside cable hook up

Aluminum mast with 2 sets of spreaders (1999) Seperate trisail track 1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging Fore and aft lowers and intermediate uppers standing rigging replaced (2012) Cap shroud aluminum protectors Chain plates rebedded (2012) Quick release inner forestay (1999) Aluminum boom (2010) Aluminum adjustable jib pole stored on a Harken track on forward side of mast Hydraulic back stay Harken roller furling (1999) for headsail 2 x Spinlock XT line stoppers on mast

RUNNING RIGGING

Mostly replaced (2010)

2 x jib halyards 2 x spinnaker halyards 1 x staysail halyard 1 x mainsail halyard Lazy jacks

SAIL INVENTORY

Mainsail, UK with full battens on Antal cars, Dacron, 2 reefs (2010)

135% genoa UK Dacron RF (2010)

95% jib UK Dacron RF (2010)

Staysail UK Dacron (2010)

150%, 1.5% Drifter Reacher, Rolly Tasker (2012)

Dacron Mainsail with dutchman system and Antal cars Spinnaker, 2.2oz, serviceable, Hood loft Storm trisail, Hood loft.

1 x 65LB CQR anchor 1 x 35LB Danforth anchor 240' of chain and 250' of rode Viking 8 man life raft (2004) with hydrostatic release in a solid cannister stored on deck fwd of the companionway in a stainless steel cradle 2 x 5,200 BTU, Mermaid, reverse cycle, central air conditioning units runs off shore power and when engine is running Dodger (2010) Bimini (2010) Mainsail cover (2010) Deck awning for aft of the mast (2005) Deck awning for forward of the mast (2005) Canvas hatch awnings to boost air flow below deck and resist rain showers Poly Planner stereo system with CD, hooked to Garmin for XM. 4 separate zones with independent controls and i-pod units XM satellite radio and weather(subscription does not convey) Cockpit and saloon speakers Teak cockpit table (2013) Fitted sheets for each bunk Cockpit cushions

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NYYC 48's main features

Nyyc 48's main dimensions, nyyc 48's rig and sails, nyyc 48's performances, nyyc 48's auxiliary engine, nyyc 48's accommodations and layout.

Nautor's Swan NYYC 48  Picture extracted from the commercial documentation © Nautor's Swan

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    A real timeless beauty in a modern style, Germán Frers design - Easy to manage by a couple - Able to guarantee good family living space with privacy - Fast cruiser and good racer under ORC/IRC - Owner Forward layout, 3 cabins and 2 heads with 2 showers - Options for owner cabin, chart table and aft port cabin layouts.

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    The new Swan is a Mk III version, the original 48 having been designed by Sparkman & Stephens in 1971 and the next one in 1995 by Germán Frers, who has also designed the 2019 version. "You design to a brief," says Frers, now 78. "Yes, it would be nice to start with just a line and a handful of imagination, but it is necessary to be more ...

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    Swan 48 is a GRP constructed, fin keeled, masthead sloop or yawl designed by Sparkman & Stephens with a design number 2079 and manufactured by Nautor Oy. The original 48 was designed to rate under the I.O.R. and at the same time to offer the comforts of a great cruising boat.

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    The S&S Swan 48 was built by Nautor Oy, a Finnish company that specializes in high-quality sailing yachts under the Swan brand. The company was founded in 1966 by Pekka Koskenkylä; The S&S Swan 48 was in production between 1971 and 1975, with 46 hulls built in total. It is not to be confused with a later German Frers designed Swan 48 model ...

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    Sailboat specifications. Last update: 24th March 2020. The NYYC 48 is a 47'10" (14.57m) cruiser-racer sailboat designed by Sparkman & Stephens (United States). She was built between 1974 and 1979 by Nautor's Swan (Finland). The NYYC 48 has also been marketed as Swan 47.

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