Nautor Swan 56-003 for sale

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$490,000 (£362,391)
Tax Status
Tax Paid
18 m
4.73 m
Engine Make
Draft Max
2.75 m
Engine Model
Fin Keel
Engine Count
Hull Material
Boat Type
RB Ref
Portsmouth, RI

About this Nautor Swan 56-003

WHY NOT is a fine example of the Swan 56 class.
She is a typical “cruiser-racer” – offering blue water cruising capability combined with good racing performance.
The yacht can be sailed by a couple for cruising. The deck and rig plan are well organised with sheets and control lines to the aft cockpit / helm area. This Swan 56 is a great family yacht.

As an example of her capabilities she has in the past months cruised the Med for family holidays, crossed the Atlantic and cruised the Caribbean. She spent time ashore and in April she was serviced, prepared and launched – thereafter she sailed to Bermuda and then up to Rhode Island. 
She completed the Newport-Bermuda race and spend summer 2016 in the New York area.

Winterand summer 2017 has been spent ashore at Rhode Island.

The yacht has been with her current owner since 2007 and has enjoyed good maintenance and upgrades.
The interior layout is very practical (owner cabin forward) and finished in the traditional teak style of Nautor.

The owner of WHY NOT now wishes to trade up to a larger Swan yacht.


Hull And Deck Construction

The white hull is of single skin construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminate. A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties.
Colour: gelcoat NGA 2000 white,
Coaming boot line in Awlgrip dark blue G 5002 over gelcoat.
The transom opens hydraulically with bathing plat-form and separate swimming ladder.
The keel is a lead casting with antimony and carefully finished to accurate shape,
Teak deck and teak toe rail.


Two guest cabins aft - starboard aft cabin has double bed and the port cabin has twin beds (upper and lower). Aft companionway leads from aft cockpit to the starboard aft cabin. There is a connecting door from the starboard cabin to the port one. Each cabin with lockers and stowage.

From the port side aft cabin a door leads forward to the galley.

Fully equipped galley including cooker, fridge, freezer, lockers, drawers etc.

From the galley inboard a door leads into the engine room.

From the starboard aft cabin a door leads to the aft toilet / shower compartment – from which a door leads out forward to the chart area / saloon.

Forward facing chart table with seat, drawers, stowage and chart locker above.

The main companionway from the central cockpit leads down on the centre line to the aft area of the saloon between the chart table and galley.

Saloon with sofa on port side and lockers outboard - to starboard is an L shape sofa and a dining table, removable chairs fit on the centreline. Lockers outboard to starboard.

The owner’s cabin is situated forward of the saloon over full width and has a double bed set to starboard, lockers and wardrobe to port. Forward is an ensuite head area with wash-basin and to starboard is a separate shower unit.

There are two pipe-cot style berths in the forward “fo’c’sle”. Under the berths is sail stowage.

The interior has been completely re-varnished in 2005 by Nautor service yard.

Two series of covers for dinette, sofas and chairs.

Engine And Mechanical


Yanmar 4JH2-UTBE 96 HP, turbo, marine diesel, 71KW, 3600 rpm, with inverter/reduction 3.3:1, Total fuel capacity: 590L in inox tanks. 3 blade Gori Marine propeller with overdrive system.


Water-maker Selmar 220 L/H (new 2006),

Air conditioning: (hot and cold):

16000 BTU for owner's cabin and fore cabin; 7000 BTU for starboard aft guest cabin; 16000 BTU in saloon.


Brookes and Gatehouse Hercules 2000 instruments 2004:
5 FFD displays
1 repeater analogical 360° ,
3 B&G 20/20 repeaters Jumbo under the mast, one in owners cabin.
New compass electronic 2015

B&G Hercules, Autopilot

Furuno Radar/chart plotter pathfinder SL 72 2 Kw-36 miles.
GPS 398 Raytheon with sensor JRC 200 DGPS.
Compass SUUNTO 6".

SSB ICOM with Pactor 2 system for e mail and weather chart.

Ais 2015.
VHF Shipmate RS 8400 and handset with DSC control and RS 8422 kit with converter.
VHF handset in aft cockpit with switch and loudspeaker.
Loud hailer 430 with cockpit speaker.

Antenna Delta Pacific, for VHF, TV/FM, and Windex,
Insulated backstay for SSB radio, antenna receiver and transmitter,
Antenna for mobile phone installed in masthead, CXL 900-1, 900 MHz,

Sails And Rigging

Spars & Rigging

Nautor aluminium mast with 3 sets of spreaders.
Harken System B track for fully battened mainsail, with lazy jacks.
Separate track for trysail.
2 folding steps on mast.
Runners and check stays in Aramid fibre white.
Mast, boom, spinnaker boom, al white painted, Awlgrip G8044.
Furling forestay Reckmann RS 2000/40 manual.
Carbon fibre spinnaker boom.
Jockey pole.
White bowsprit for Code 0 fits over second bow roller at stem-head.
Navtec 50 hydraulic system with control unit in cockpit, single gauge, for: backstay, boom-vang, inner forestay and the flattener.


-2007 North Sails Spectra mainsail

-2010 North Sails Spectra furling genoa

-2012 North Sails Spectra stay-sail

- 2016 new trysail and storm gib



Spray-hood (new 2012) over main companionway in central cockpit.
Large spray hood (new 2014) for aft cockpit companionway.
Large sun awning from mast to stern.
Cushions for aft and central cockpit.
Sun Bimini at the aft cockpit, new 2015.
Cockpit table.
Carbon aft boarding gangway.

Dinghy AB mt. 310, with
Outboard Yamaha 15 hp.

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