Swan 411

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  • Swan 411
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  • Swan 411
  • Swan 411
  • Swan 411
  • Swan 411
  • Swan 411
  • Swan 411
  • Swan 411
  • 1977 Swan 411

Boat Details

Make: Swan
Model: 411
Year: 1977
LOA: 41ft/12m
Class: Sailing Cruiser
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic
Keel: Fin Keel
Rig: Cutter
Engine: Single Diesel
Layout: Aft Cockpit
Berths: 9
Cabins: 2
Aft Cabins: 1
Ancasta Ref: 30627
Vessel Name: Avista
Designed by Sparkman & Stevens and built by Nautor Yachts, Finland

White GRP hull, deck and superstructure
12mm teak deck with full depth seams (new 2002)
Wheel steering
Lead cast fin keel with high tensile SS bolts cast into keel, (removed, overhauled and bolts drawn & checked, 2002)
Skeg hung rudder
Hydrovane wind self steering with semi balanced and deeper rudder (new 2010)
Lewmar King Cobra rod steering system with friction brake and quick release nut
Epoxy treated in 2008, copper coated in 2012

LOA: 12.44m (40'9")
LWL: 10.20m (33'6")
Beam: 3.64m (11'10")
Draft: 2.30m (7'6")
Air draft above waterline: 19.00m (64'4")
Displacement: 10,500kg (23,100 lb)
Ballast: 4,900kg (10,780 lb)
Gross Registered Tonnage: 14.64 tonnes

All figures are approximate
Aluminium alloy keel stepped mast, tapered and built by Swan (internally sleeved at the gooseneck)
Mast bolted to fully adjustable mast step
Nautor/Selden boom and spars
Standing rigging (renewed in 2011/12 with 1 x 19 S/S)
Staylock terminals an all standing rigging
Mast sheaves (replaced 2012)
Spreaders (removed and overhauled 2012)
Chain plates (removed and overhauled 2014)
Carbon spinnaker pole with UV cover (2009)
Stainless steel removable Asymmetric pole
Aluminium jockey pole with leather rubbing strip
Harken No 3 Genoa furling system (1999)
Harken No 1 Staysail furling system (2009)
Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner, (factory overhauled 2014)
Spinlock halyard rope clutch management systems
Lewmar mainsheet traveller, jammers with syncro mainsheet blocks (2002)
Selden gas sprung vang with 16/1 Harken tackle
Selden boom (fitted 2003) with triple slab reefing lines and outhaul
Spectra topping lift (alternative halyard)
Stripped spectra check stays with 4-1 block and tackle
Fast pack main cover with lazy jacks, not fitted

Primaries: 2 x Lewmar 54, 2 speed self tailing
Secondaries: 2 x Lewmar 48, 2 speed self tailing
Halyard: 2 x Lewmar 44, 2 speed self tailing
Headsail furler: 1 x Lewmar 30, 2 speed self tailing
Reefing: 2 x Lewmar 40, 2 speed self tailing
Main halyard (on mast): 1 x Lewmar 40, 2 speed self tailing
Main sheet: 1 x Lewmar 30, 2 speed self tailing

Quantum Parker and Kay Tri Radial mainsail (2005)
Quantum Parker and Kay 135% high clew Tri Radial Genoa (1999)
Quantum Parker and Kay 90% cross cut in Dacron Staysail (2003)
2oz Bi Radial with snuffer Spinnaker (2006)
Quantum Parker and Kay Asymmetric cruising chute with snuffer (2008)
Storm jib (1978)
Trisail (orange and unused) (1978)

Owners cabin aft with double berth to port and single to starboard. Bench seat between berths. Stowage in drawers under berths.
Forward cabin (fo'c'sle) converts from pipe berths to large V berth with filler. Plenty of storage, currently used for sails.
Heads fitted with Jabsco lock and twist toilet (new plumbing 2008)
Saloon has centre line drop leaf table with bench seat to port and starboard which double as 2 single berths. Outside of these are 2 pilot berths.
Galley to port comprises 2 burner Force 10 gas hob with oven and grill, stainless steel crash bar and bum strap, sink, combi cool refrigerator to opening icebox and ample storage
Nav station to starboard has lift top chart table and shelves. Additional chart drawer fitted to master cabin (takes 50 half size Admiralty charts).

Sorensen brass halogen reading lamps throughout
Sorensen brass LED lights throughout accommodation. Some show red or white
Sorensen oil lamps for cabin
All berths have substantial canvas lee cloths with additional pockets
Ivory lined curtains replaced in 2006
Extensive decorative rope work throughout
Light blue Alcantara upholstery with vinyl bases (new 2006) (removable acrylic covers for seats)
White vinyl headlining panels with teak battens
Grey leather internal mast jacket
Solid teak and teak laminate interior finish. All teak laminate ply is mahogany backed.
Original teak and holly stripes on floor boards.
Eberspacher D3L hot air ventilating system (last overhauled in 2016)
3 litre, direct injection, 4 cylinder
Borg Warner Velvet Drive 72CR revers reduction gearbox 1.88:1
Fresh water cooled via heat exchanger
R&D flexible shaft coupling (installed 2016)
1.5" Duplex SS shaft, phenolic cutlass bearing on SS P bracket
Germain SPR prop, 3 blade RH variable pitch and feathering (refurbished 2011 - details: SPW 381.297. 17x15x13)
Rope stripper

3 x 80Ah Sonnenschein gel domestic batteries (2016)
1 x 110Ah Rolls sealed lead acid engine battery (2014)
Battery banks can be run parallel if required
Studer SBM-01 battery monitor (installed 2006)
Complete shore based system (replaced 2006)
Shore supply system is wired to Victron (Centaur 12v 50Ah) 90-265 V/AC 50/60 Hz battery charger and transformer to the twin boxed battery bank.
Galvanic isolator and polarity alarm installed to shore power
220-249 v ring main wired to residual current device protecting three 16 amp sockets and supply to Isotherm hot water system and fridge
240v 16 amp power also available via installed 230 watt Mastervolt Sinewave invertor
Main control panel (replaced with all new circuit breakers 2009)
Engine driven 12v 90Ah alternator through split diode
Spare 70Ah alternator
Ampair Aquair 100 tow generator producing 5 amps per hour sailing at 6 kts
Solara solar panel. Wh/d 120 through regulator for charging engine start battery only

1 x 130 lts Stainless steel diesel tank. Internal fuel gauge and inspection hatch fitted
3 x Stainless steel fresh water tanks giving 250 lts in total
3 x 21 lts plastic fuel tanks
1 x 40 lts GRP grey water shower sump holds
1 x 80 lts stainless steel black water tank (2014)

Isotherm calorifier pressurized hot water system
Pressurized water system (Jabsco pump replace 2011)
3 x Whale foot pumps for cold water supply (all replaced 2011)
Manual foot pump supplies salt water to galley sink
Dessalator Water maker

All figures are approximate
Full B&G network integrated system installed 1999 with NEMA buffer
Depth (twin transducers and float switch)
Data with repeater at Nav table
B&G ACP 1 Auto Pilot with controls at binnacle
Furuno GPS 32 at nav table with Silva GPS repeater on binnacle (2009)
Garmin GPS 72H as backup
Raytheon RL70C radar (2002)
PC based Seapro 2000 navigation software
PC based Meteoscan software. Weather fax-Navtex-RTTY (2009)
Silva type 150 binnacle mounted steering compass
B&G hand bearing compass
Precision hydrometer, thermometer and barometer at nav table
Sailor RT4801 A1 VHF with class S. DSC operation with external cockpit speaker
Sailor SC 4150, Iridium Satellite telephone. Data link software to PC. (2006)
Icom M801E SSB Transceiver HF/MF with class E DSC operation (2007)
Icom IC-M33 hand held portable with 12 volt wired into fixed charger (2010)
Nokia mobile telephone installation. GPRS and blue tooth enabled to PC
Type B AIS transponder configured to Seapro nav software (2010)
Second VHF/DSC aerial fitted to stainless steel stern antenna post
Hella nav lights with LED bulbs

Lewmar V3 electric windlass with chain stopper (2007)
ROCNA 25 anchor with ultra-flip swivel attached to 50m x 10mm G40 galvanised chain and 50m multiplait warp
Kedge Fortress FX.23 with 10m x 10mm chain to an Anchorline reel of 50m x 35mm flat braid line fitted to pushpit
CQR 35 lb

Pulpit, pushpit and guardwire
2 x 100m warps
Mooring bridle; marina bridle and various other mooring warps
2 x Avon inflatable fenders
Varnished teak cockpit table and padded storage cover
Boathook with additional fitted buoy securing system
Teak outboard bracket fixed to pushpit
Blue sprayhood (2013)
Blue sunbrella awning covering most of the yacht at boom level mast to stern (2011)
Pedestal cover (2013)
Mainsail cover (2013)
2 wheels, 1 x 36" and 1 x 48", both Elk hide covered
Emergency tiller
Hydrovane wind self-steering with semi balanced and deeper rudder (2010)
Six-legged Jacobs galvanised yacht storage cradle (2006)
Set of winter floor boards
Avon Redcrest dinghy with 2.5hp mariner outboard
Pioneer sound system with 6 stack CD, 2002. 2 Internal and 2 teak boxed external speakers
Brass clock and barometer

Haztec gas alarm and 2 smoke alarms plus carbon monoxide alarms (fitted 2014)
Fire blanket in galley (expiry unknown)
Jonbuoy MK3 one-man recovery life raft and MOB recovery system
6 x Crewsaver gas inflated 150 kn lifejackets with integral harness, lifeline, crotch straps, hoods, lights and safety knives (service date unknown)
Webbing jack stays with tensioners (2011)
Stainless steel eye bolt on bridge deck and in cockpit floor
Para-Anchor, Bass Straight 16
Jotron 45SX. 406/ 121.5 MHz EPIRB/SART (service date unknown)
Kannard PLB 406 EPIRB (service date unknown)
Sea-Me active radar target enhancer with on/off alarm buzzer at nav table (2005)
Firdell blipper radar reflector
12v Roaming searchlight
12v Fog horn
An extremely well loved 1977 Sparkman & Stevens designed Swan 411. The legendary Sparkman & Stevens designs with their focus on the engineering aspects and quality of construction, combined with the highest Finnish/Nautor craftsmanship make these yachts very desirable modern classics.
"Avista" is a modern classic by Sparkman & Stevens and Nautor Swan. I have very extensively overhauled and updated the equipment on Avista, without compromising the original design, since buying her in 1998. Avista has been boat yard maintained in my ownership.
S&S Swans are probably the best of all Swans produced to date and certainly Avista is the best 411 in the world. Swan 411s are a development of the popular Swan 41 and they are a very well-proportioned yacht. She is a wonderful compromise between the aesthetics of yesterday and the performance of today. Her overhangs, tumblehome and graceful sheer are combined with a hull and rig that is designed to work in any conditions. The Swan 411 is a very powerful yacht; the hull form stability and high displacement ratio, V section forward and longish fin keel, skeg hung rudder, together with the cutter rig make it a very comfortable and capable ocean passage making yacht. Avista is hull no 010 (42 were built) and was the first 411 to have the deeper rudder fitted by Nautor following feedback from the previously built 411 yachts.

During 2015 and 2016 the engine was removed and given a substantial service; repainted together with a full stripping out and refurbishment of the engine compartment. Replacement Perkins engine bearers were fitted with a new semi flexible drive shaft, which reduced noise and vibration.