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Nautor Swan 48 2019 "KISMET"

  • Racer and Cruiser
  • Stonington, CT, US

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Have you ever been on a Swan 48, this new edition from Nautor?  She is quite without equal in the market.  A large volume performance oriented cruiser, easily handled by two (or one for that matter), and exquisitely crafted as only Nautor can do.

KISMET is an exceptional example - perfected in every way, and in superb condition.  She has had relatively light use and has been maintained to perfection.   This 48 was delivered to the USA in the fall of 2019 for the Annapolis Sailboat Show.  She was sold during the show, but her new owner took delivery after the season was over, so her first sailing season was 2020. Her suite of North sails were built and delivered in 2020.  In the four seasons since, she has been used for approximately 4 months and then stored inside a heated building.  She has had a charmed life - and it shows!

KISMET is completely dialed in - the new boat "punch list" has been completed and there is nothing outstanding.  

This is the first Swan 48 to hit the market in the USA - with interest level in this model high, KISMET is that rare opportunity for someone who wants a boat in superb condition (she does show like new) which can be delivered almost immediately and with the added benefit of skipping the typical new boat issues. What's more, with a significant discount over purchasing a new 48, KISMET's becomes even more attractive.

KISMET is available now - and can give her new owners a wonderful fall sailing season, or if their sights are a little longer, she can depart for the Caribbean for a winter in the tropics. Highly recommended, and ready for your inspection in Stonington, CT.  

See further detail below.

  • Manufacturer Nautor Swan
  • LOA 51 ft 9 in - 15.77 meter
  • Beam 15 ft 1 in - 4.6 meter
  • Draft - max 7 ft 10 in - 2.39 meter
  • Engine Brand Volvo
  • Engine Hours 610
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Category Sail
  • Condition Used
  • Location Stonington, CT, US
  • Vessel Name KISMET
  • Boat Type Racer and Cruiser
  • Hull Material Fiberglass
  • HIN: SWN48202I919
  • Flag of Registry US
  • Available for sale in U.S. waters Yes
  • Length 48 ft - 14.63 meter
  • LOA: 51 ft 9 in - 15.77 meter
  • Beam: 15 ft 1 in - 4.6 meter
  • Draft - max: 7 ft 10 in - 2.39 meter
  • Bridge Clearance: 77 ft 10 in - 23.72 meter
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D2-75
  • Engine(s): 1
  • Joystick Control: No
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Horsepower: 75 (Individual), 75 (combined)
  • Total Cabins: 4
  • Total Heads: 2
  • Captains Cabin: No

Kismet is a standard Nautor Swan 48 with the following factory options:

MAST, RIG, SAIL HANDLING:

  • Selden carbon fiber mast with carbon fiber V-boom, both painted white
  • Hydraulic system upgrade to include outhaul and boom vang (includes upgraded four function hydraulic pumps in cockpit)
  • Electric winches (four), Harken 60.2 STEA, 2 speed self tailing

NOTE: This is one of the simplest boats to sail - all lines are led internally to a location on the port or starboard cockpit comings, with two pair of two-speed electric winches adjacent to all lines - super easy and very impressive!

HULL FEATURES:

  • Additional hull windows, 1 pair, in owner's cabin, with manually operated blinds
  • Additional hull windows, 1 pair, in aft cabins with manually operated blinds
  • Dinghy garage (with nautor improved/updated operational design)
  • Four layers of epoxy Barrier coat below waterline
  • Seasmart B240X folding stainless steel cleats in lieu of fixed

CANVAS WORK:

  • Cockpit Cushions with backrest forward of steering wheels
  • Dodger over forward end of cockpit, frame divided for easy storage
  • Helmsman bimini
  • Padded canvas cover for cockpit tabe
  • Canvas covers for Steering wheels
  • Canvas covers for instrument panels
  • All above canvas is Sunbrella Dune 5026
  • Mood 1, Swan Soul, Bulkheads, Furniture and cabin sole in Oak, satin varnished
  • Leather Pockets: 1 in salon
  • Leather wrapping on overhead and main companionway handrails
  • Leather wrapping for mast
  • Leather wrapped top surfaces for: Forward cabin (outboard, P&S), Salon (outboard, P&S), Starboard aft cabin (outboard, starboard, and bedside table), Port aft cabin (outboard)
  • Nautor throw pillows, 11
  • Piping for Salon sofas and seats
  • Two captain's chairs
  • Bow thruster, Side Power SRLP100-24IP, Proportional, swing type (retracting). Includes separate 24v/75ah battery bank. battery charging from service battery bank with a 24v 16a battery charger (DC to DC). Thriuster joystick control at starboard control panel
  • Deck wash, fresh water, quick connect outlet in anchor/windlass locker
  • Jabsco Quiet flush 24v DC toilet with electric flush in forward head, in lieu of manual
  • Jabsco Quiet flush 24v DC toilet with electric flush in aft head, in lieu of manual

ELECTRICAL:

  • Diesel generator, Whisper Power M-GV8 PICCOLO, 230v, 50 hz, 6kw (8kVA) in engine room. Touch panel full color 5" screen, generator starter battery charged by additional 12v, 5A charger supplied by the 230v system. Approximately 250 hours.
  • Isolation Transformer, 7kVA, on 230v shore power inlet line. NOTE: This allows the yacht to connect to both European and American 230v systems (both 50 hz and 60 hz). This also isolates the yacht's AC system from the shore AC system. Output voltage and frequency the same as input voltage and frequency. When the yacht is in 60 hz (US) areas, frequency sensitive equipment will automatically disconnect from the AC bus if the incoming frequency is more than 53 hz.
  • Separate battery charger (50A) and Inverter (3000VA) for the US market, in lieu of combined charger/inverter. This allows inverter output while charging in 60 hz areas.
  • Microwave in galley
  • Boom light, 1 piece

ELECTRONICS:

  • B&G ZEUS 9" multifunction displays, two, one on each steering pedestal in cockpit. Includes larger pedestals
  • B&G autopilot for Triton system controller located on port pedestal
  • B&G/Simrad Halo 20+ Radar (new 2022), with mast mount
  • B&G Triton /H5000 20/20 HV displays, 3, located on Mast, with Selden mast bracket
  • B&G Triton2 4.1" digital displays in cockpit, two
  • B&G WS310 wind sensor, on masthead
  • B&G DST800 combined speed, depth and sea temperature sensor,
  • B&G Precision 9 compass
  • B&G ZG1000 GPS antennae on port pushpit lower rail
  • B&G NAIS-500 AIS Transponder including NSPL-500 VHF Antennae splitter and GPS-500 antennae. System is connected to Zeus and VHF antennae. GPS antennae located on pushpit
  • B&G V90S VHF radio at chart table
  • B&G H50 VHF Wireless handset positioned in the cockpit
  • AC Marine CX4 VHF antennae, mounted on masthead
  • B&G NEP-2 network expansion port, located at chart table

ENTERTAINMENT:

  • Fusion MS-RA770 Marine stereo (AM/FM, Wifi Streaming, Bluetooth, USB and optical connections).
  • NMEA2000 interface between Fusion and B&G bus to allow control from cockpit MFD's
  • B&W CCM-362 ceiling speaker in salon, 1 pair

NOTE: ALL ABOVE FEATURES ARE FACTORY OPTIONS

SAIL INVENTORY: All sails built by North Sails, 2020:

  • Mainsail, Endurance 3DI, full battens, square top, with gaff batten.
  • Jib, Endurance 3DI, 105%, furling, with vertical battens
  • Code 65, 3 oz polyester, with UBI Maior FR200RWm furler and torsional cable
  • White sail cover for V-boom, custom built for the mainsail.

RECENT ADDITIONS:

  • Custom mattress for owner's cabin
  • Microwave in Galley
  • Arid bilge drying system (works great!)
  • Electric Horn on Mast
  • Radar (see electronics section)
  • Exterior SS grab rails on dodger, port and starboard
  • Lifelines modified to allow a large "gate" for boarding from a launch or at the dock.

TANK CAPACITIES:

  • Fuel, 95.1 gallons, in two tanks
  • Water, 132 gallons, in two tanks
  • Black water (holding), 26.4, gallons, in two tanks
  • Hot water, 10.6 gallons

NOTE: KISMET is US Duty paid and USCG documented.

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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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Great review Paulo. Unfortunately, i was no lucky yesterday with Euromilhoes to get my cozy swan :) Um abraço,

Paulo, Nautors talking about Performance Version with deeper keel, carbon mast, square mainsail and performance mainsheet. Would this be with a mainsheet traveller?

48 ft swan sailboat

Probably not. The Swan 60 is a more sportive boat, extensively raced and it has not one. Only the Swan 50, much more a racer than a cruiser has one. I have to say that this is a wide tendency, I mean no traveller for the main on performance cruisers over 45ft. You would have to look at the more sportive version of the Grand Soleil 48 or to the Mylius 50 to find them. The truth is that builders are trying to make big yachts that are easily sailed by a couple and a traveller on a big boat is not easy to handle and demand a knowledgeable crew, even if a small one.

Paulo, How Swan 48 could be compared with X-Yachts X49?

And why not? Both boats are very similar in design and are aimed at the same market. Do you know the X4-9? It is not from the X yacht performance line (XP) it has the same focus as the Swan, meaning fast cruising, easy sailing on a very good and comfortable interior. The X4-9 has a bigger B/D is more powerful and lighter being a bit fast but the aim is not pure performance. Both boats are very well built and have a high quality interior. Why should not they be compared? https://www.x-yachts.com/en/yachts/x/x4-9/

Really appreciate your comments. I'd love to see an analysis offered on the swan 48 vs swan 58, the cost benefit of those additional ten feet. The table mainsheet also perplexes me. 58 doesn't have that odd setup and doesn't have a traveler. I think hull 001 went with a captive winch, but you can put in a standard winch it seems. looks like 100k/ft additional cost in length.

They have made all to make the Swan 48 price as low as possible, they even asked Cossutti to do the boat engineering, to make it cheaper to produce, using structural techniques that ate used in bigger series production yachts. That is not the case of the 58 that runs in a different championship, the one where the price/quality is not more important than overall quality and that is why the price is not proportional. Not having a traveler becomes almost a rule on performance cruisers where they want to make it fast, but simple to sail. Having a traveler on this size of boat, that is not designed for being handled by an experienced racing crew, due to the forces involved, implies to make it fully electrical or hydraulic and that is very expensive. Even so the choice of a direct winch for the mainsail is a bit odd. Not that it does not work well, but because on this electric or hydraulic assisted no traveler system, the most common option is a winch system under the cockpit, like they have on the Swan 60. Maybe they use this solution to cut costs. The solution used on the Swan 58 is better than the one used on the 48 and it was used for instance on the Maxi 1200, a good boat that had little success, God knows why. https://youtu.be/sB_thbg3N1M

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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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