Swan 53

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  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53
  • 1990 Swan 53

Boat Details

Make: Swan
Model: 53
Year: 1990
LOA: 53ft/16m
Class: Sailing Cruiser
Hull: Glass Reinforced Plastic
Keel: Fin Keel
Rig: Sloop
Engine: Single Diesel
Layout: Aft Cockpit
Berths: 8
Cabins: 4
Aft Cabins: 1
Ancasta Ref: 30750
Vessel Name: Skorpious
SWAN 53 Hull number 34 built in 1990 by Nautor Finland
High specification cruiser/racer designed by German Frers

LOA: 16.06m (52.68')
LWL: 12.94m (42.44')
BEAM: 4.73m (15.51')
DRAFT: 2.77m (9.08') (optional bulb keel)
DISPLACEMENT: 19958kg (44000lbs)

GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Hand layup method with alternative matt and woven roving’s. Stiffeners are laid up over foam cores and reinforced with uni directional glass
Lloyds register hull certificate with ABS drawing approval
Marine grade structural bulkheads and engine beds have steel inserts
White gel coat with floatation reference points and epoxy tar on uncoloured gelcoat below the waterline
Lead ballast keel with antimony with cost in stainless steel keel bolts
60” Single wheel steering with chain and wire connection to aluminium quadrant
Emergency tiller of aluminium alloy
Mast is stepped onto a steel mast step with rake adjustment
Spade rudder, foam filled with grp and high ensile stainless stock with two roller bearings

Foam cored grp sandwich construction with aluminium backing plates under deck sittings
Teak laid decks, cockpit sole and cockpit seats (in need of attention)
GRP dorade boxes, lazarette locker, cockpit stowage and anchor well hatches

All figures approximate
Optional triple spreader rig fitted with I of 22.07M (to be confirmed)
Aluminium Mast of oval section tapered with welded masthead, two spinnaker cranes and four halyard sheaves
Carbon in boom main sail furler
Seldon carbon retractable bow sprit
Furling staysail on Furlex furler
Hydraulic Baby stay
Navtec hydraulic vang (Overhauled by Navtec 2008)
Navtec hydraulic back stay (Overhauled by Navtec 2008)
Reckmann headsail furler (2007)
Solid Navtec Rod rigging replaced 2007
Kevlar runners and check stays
2 x headsail tracks
Lewmar mainsail track
Original boom available

3DL roller furling battened main (2010)
3DL Yankee (2010)
3DL Staysail (2010)
3 x spinnakers
Cruising chute
Storm sail
Spare main

2 x Lewmar 66 3 speed winches
2 x Lewmar 58 electric winches 2010
4 x Lewmar 48 ST winches
2 x Lewmar 30 ST winches
4 x Lewmar 52 winches
2 x Lewmar 46 ST winches

One pair of genoa foot blocks with runner eyes on top
Aluminium Genoa sheet tracks
Blocks for halyards and reefing pennants as mast collar
Screw in fittings for spinnaker fore guy and amidships
Stowage for inner forestay and runners
Anodised aluminium toe rail
16” mooring cleats forward and aft
Pulpit, pushpit and stanchions with guard wires
Socket for flag pole
Stem head fitting with chain roller and headsail tack attachment
Spinnaker and jockey pole deck fittings
Fo’c’sle hatch, hinged hatches to forward heads, hinged hatches to forward cabins, hinged hatch to main saloon, fixed window in main cabin trunk, hatches to galley and aft head and aft cabin.
Main companionway with sliding acrylic hatch

All interior wood in hand rubbed teak built to best yacht practice with visible screws reduced to a minimum
Upholstery in Alcantara and leather
Lain teak veneer floor boards
Teak battens lining topsides
Door sills with anti-chafing plates with hooks to keep doors open

2 x pipe cots
2 x 12v fans
Opening deck hatch
Storage under bunks
Reading lights and overhead lights
Spacious master cabin with island double bed with settees to port and starboard in Alcantara.
Stowage in hanging lockers and drawers
12v fans
Opening port lights
Reading lights and overhead lights
Access to Aft heads
Comprising of Sealand vacuum W.C with holding tank, sink and shower
Storage in high level cupboards and under sink
Opening port light
2 x forward bunk cabins with 2 bunks in each
Drawers for storage
High level cupboards
Hanging locker
12v fans
Reading lights and overhead lights
Opening deck hatch
access to forward heads
Comprising Tecma electric W.C, sink and shower
Storage cupboard
GRP lining with cover over toilet with single hand mixer tap, towel, soap and paper holders
'L' Shaped seating with island seat in Blue Alcantara
Occasional stools
Fixed table with folding leaves
Stowage under seats
High level shelving backed by mirrors
Opening deck hatch and port lights
Large mirrors on FWD bulkhead
TV and DVD player
Sony stereo
Clock, barometer, thermometer and hygrometer
To port side of companionway comprising Alpes Inox 4 burner gas hob, oven, grill and extractor, fridge and freezer compartment
Confirm refrigeration system fitted
large storage lockers and drawers
2 x stainless steel sinks
Foot pumps for fresh and salt water
Opening port lights
On starboard side of saloon
with leather seat
Main breakers outboard of nav area
hanging locker behind Nav seat

Shaft drive to 3 bladed Gori Folding propeller
Side Power 5hp bow thruster
24v starting system with batteries forward of the engine
Cockpit engine controls including start stop, single lever throttle and gear, tachometer, coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges
Engine space blower switch
Fuel tank level gauge
Alarm for fuel line water separators
Fuel capacity 400 ltrs or 105 Usg in two tanks with shut of valves

Whisper 4.5 kva generator (currently removed for repair)
Charger by engine alternator and 240v battery charger
Shore power supply
Mastervolt 2.5 kva inverter
24V dc service battery system with cable large enough to prevent voltage drop with 360Ah at 5 hour rating which equals 480 Ah at 20 hour.
Lightening protection system with heavy cabling
Various lights over berths and dome overheads.
Red night lights
Watertight lights in lazarette and forepeak
Flexible chart table light
Flood light on forward face of mast
Mast head light
Compass light
Red and green on pulpit
Stern light
Steaming light on mast
Trip free switches on main switchboard at nav station
V-meter, ammeter and man switches in separate locker
Engine alternator for starting batteries, large engine alternator for service batteries

Sea cocks of bronze flush fit with hull for below waterline doubled clipped
All fuel and water tanks of welded stainless steel with baffles and sounding rods
Shower sump tanks of GRP with manual pump to outlet above waterline
Hot and cold pressure water with manual foot pump as back up and sea water spout alternative

Sea water inlet with valve chest one forward, one aft
Two manual bilge pumps, one in cockpit
Fridge drain to separate tank with manual pump out
Exhaust ventilators to galley and heads
Engine space inlet in cockpit with exit in transom
Battery boxes vented to exterior

Fresh water – 750 ltrs in three tanks with deck filler and valve chest
Fuel – 400 ltrs in two tanks
holding tank

All figures approximate
At helm:
Suunto Steering compass
2 x B&G Hydra 2000
3 x mast 20/20 displays
1 x B&G Wind direction display
1 x B&G wind speed
1 x B&G wind angle
Geonav chart plotter LCDIIC (2008)
Robertson Autopilot AP22 including flexible control APX 300 PX
2nd Autopilot Autohelm 6000
At Nav station:
Sailor compact SSB R 2022
Sailor VHF
B&G Hydra 2 display
2nd station Simrad RD 68 DSC VHF
Furuno 1810 Radar
Probe interface forward scanning sonar
2 x GPS GP31 and GP32
Inmarsat satellite mini M
STN Atlas SP2000M with Passion fax
Fastnet radio FMD 50 with external printer
GPS Garmin 48
Icom VHF marine transceiver IC-M1
Navigation lights

Kobra 35Kg Anchor and chain (amount?)
Anchor windlass

Boarding ladder
Outboard bracket
2 x bimini
Owner’s manuals and drawings
Four spinnaker blocks
Four genoa sheet cars
Winch handles
Bosun’s chair
Flag pole
Air fenders
Selection of mooring warps
Boat hook
Spare anchor and chain?
Gas bottles
General boat spares and tools

Fire extinguishers
1 x inflatable Danbouy
1 x ocean safety horse shoe with light
1 x BFA 8 man canister life raft (out of date)
Safety belts for navigator and cook
Canvas lee clothes for berths