Nautor's Swan 68 for sale in United States of America for $700,000 (£533,415)

21 m
$700,000 (£533,415)
7.2 m
Tax Status
Tax Paid
Draft Max
4.3 m
Hull Material
Engine Count
Boat Type
RB Ref
Northrop and Johnson
Brunswick, Georgia
Contact Name
Simon Turner
Broker Office
Palma de Mallorca
34 971 707 898 / 34639701234
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About this Nautor's Swan 68

SIMPLE HARMONY is well equipped and well maintained. She had a substantial refit in 2010, with new teak deck, new flush hatches, new Park Avenue carbon-fiber boom, mast painting, new standing rigging – and more. This all contributed to modernize the exterior look of the vessel to contemporary standards.

Purchased by the current owner in 2013, she has since cruised the Caribbean and New England areas. She did do some charter in the periodbut has mainly been in private use. She has had continual improvement and maintenance and is skipper maintained.

The Swan 68’ series was a very successful model that encompassed beautiful lines, performance and a degree of robustness no longer present in most modern yachts. Safety is very good and typical of a serious ocean-going vessel.

Swan 68-003 was delivered new in October 1992 – before the new EU rules on Recreational Craft Directive, so she is exempt.

Under former ownership VAT was paid in Italy and this has passed with the vessel to the current owners. If a Buyer requires VAT paid status a sale must be concluded with the vessel in the EU.


Hull is in "single skin" construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminate with uni-directional fibres (giving excellent strength and fatigue properties).

Hull colour, gelcoat NGA 2000 white.Cove and waterline stripes in dark blue.The deck is of GRP sandwich construction with foam core, and teak laid.Teak laid decking newmm at time).Ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony.Simple Harmony has a semi-custom keel offering 3.20m draft (instead of standard 3.55m).Rudder is foam filled GRP with high-tensile stainless-steel stock, with two roller bearings.Mast stepped through deck onto galvanized steel mast step.Engine bed is GRP with steel reinforcements.Cable steering gear. Destroyer type steering wheel, diameter 70” (1.8m) covered with elk-hide.Anodized aluminium toe rail, bolted through hull-deck joint.

Deck equipment and fittings:Besenzoni hydraulic folding gangway at transom.Stainless steel stemhead with opening, headsail tack hooks and 2 chain rollers.Gates in lifelines both sides at midships.Chain locker with hatch.Electric anchor windlass Lofrans “Titan A" (24-VDC – 2,000 watt).Auto wireless control and chain-measuring system installed 2017.Deck and manual control with 3.5 m cable.300 ft of 7/16” high-tensile chain, new 2017.1 Spade S200 steel 120 lb. anchor, new 2015.1 Bruce 20 kg anchor.


Lewmar Ocean Series Wavespring2 x 1000 SEST Genoa sheets (electric)2 x 700/2 SEST Spinnaker sheets (electric)2 x 46 CST Traveler winch2 x 66 CST Running backstays Electric2 x 66 CST Genoa/spinnaker/main halyards2 x 66 SEST multipurpose winches on coachroof aft of halyard winches (electric)


Perkins M200 Ti diesel engine, (upgraded from standard at build) 185 hp / 138 kW; overhauled 2010.

Engine hours: approximately 4,500 June 2019 since engine overhaul (0 hour rebuild) in 2010.

Max-Prop 3-Blade - feathering propeller diameter 800 mm.

Engine start panel replaced 2016.

Total fuel capacity 1.400 litres, in three s/s tanks with feeder input for each tank.


Westerbeke BED 16‑514 16 kW, refit 2010.

Generator hours: 6,100 as of June 2019.


Technicomar SYS 6 150 l/h - membrane installed below galley floorboards.

Shenker 24V 100 l/h.

Air-conditioning System

Condaria 12002 air conditioning in all cabins (works in reverse cycle for heating).

Plumbing System

Total water capacity 1.580 litres in four s/s tanks with one single deck filler inlet.

Tank level indicators.

Pressure system for hot and cold water.

Tanks vent to galley sinks.

Hot water tank boiler 60 litres with heating element, thermostat and connection to engine heat exchanger.

Hot and cold deck shower aft.

Electric pump for deck-wash.

Seawater pump.

Tecma, electric marine toilets (4), 2010.

2 Manual bilge pumps, 1 electric.

Bronze seacocks below water line. 


220/24V Inlets in all cabins and 12V with converters.

AC System

Shore power connection inlets, 220 V 50 A and 115 V 50A with transformer 6 kW.

DC System

New service batteries, 2016 (capacity increased with 6 batteries – from 540 Ah to 1200 Ah, 24 V.

Engine and generator starting batteries AGM type, replaced 2014.

Batteries for electronics, replaced 2016, 240 Ah/5 h.

LED lights, installed new 2014.

Automatic lights in all lockers and wet locker.

Parallel switch between service and starter batteries.

Parallel switch between service and instrument batteries.

Cantalupi lights.


2 Inverter/chargers: Victron MultiPlus 24/3000/70; Magnum MagnaSine MS4024 (output 120v-60Hz, new 2015).

1 Charger: Victron Skylla-TG 24/80.

175 A Alternator on engine for service bank and 70 A for engine starter.

35 A Alternator on generator for charging generator starter battery. 



All interior joinery in accordance with best yacht practice and standard Nautor standards at the time of build. Visible woodwork in teak with hand rubbed satin finish.


Wooden upper pullman berth port side.

Drawers under lower berth. Sail bin with workbench.

Crew head and wash-basin.

Doors aft to both guest toilets.

Removable stainless-steel bar rope stowage.

GUEST CABINS (port and starboard)

Each with:

Double lower berth and Pullman upper berth.

Hanging lockers and drawers.

Roller blinds and mosquito nets on deck hatch. 

220V adjustable ventilators.


“L” shaped table on portside with settee on centreline.

Settee on starboard side and small coffee table.

Curtains for all hatches and portholes.

White ceiling with direct and indirect lights.

Drinks locker, starboard side forward of settee.

Bottle stowage under portside seat.

Flag stowage aft of mast.


Samsung flatscreen TV and DVD player.

Sony CD player.



Dickenson Mediterranean gimballed 3-burner stove with oven, and pot holders (stove new 2017).

Samsung microwave oven.

Alpes Inox extractor hood over stove.

Stainless steel sinks, on centre line.

Vertical fridge, 2 separate 230 V units.

140 litre Freezer.

Corian work top.


Chart table with shelves and drawers and chart stowage over chart table.

Built-in instruments.

Electric mains control panel on engine area bulkhead. 

Sliding door between main cabin and corridor to aft cabin.

Wet locker aft of engine area access door.


2 bunk beds, one upper and one lower

Hanging locker. Lockers.

220V Wall ventilator


Modified 2010 to provide two beds.

Single bed (sofa) to port with table, double bed to starboard.

Hanging locker. Lockers.

220V Wall ventilator.

En-suite head / shower area with Tecma silence WC, separate shower compartment, sinks, mirror, storage locker.

Domestic items and notes:

New saloon cushions, covers and pillows, 2016-17.

Mattresses in forward guest cabins renewed 2014.

Mattress in owner cabin renewed 2010.

Bedding, sheets, pillows.

Tableware, cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery, glasses included.

Crew covers for saloon seating.

Significant varnish work, saloon, galley, chart area and other areas, re-done 2016-17.


Navigation Instruments

Fuselli 6” compass on steering wheel pedestal.

B&G Hydra Pack navigation instruments:

7 x FFD

Analogical repeater 360° in aft cockpit

Analogical repeater 45° in aft cockpit 

NMEA Repeater interface at navigation


Raymarine EV 400 autopilot installed 2018, with hydraulic pumps installed in series with throw valve, controls installed over mid-companionway and in aft cockpit.

Back-up Autohelm 7000 hydraulic autopilot with panel at navigation and in aft cockpit.

Radar Simrad 4G digital radar dome, new 2015.

Plotter: Simrad NSS12 evo 12 on steering wheel pedestal, new 2016.

Plotter: Simrad NSE-8 at navigation.

AIS: Simrad AI50.

Communication Systems

VHF: Simrad RS82 at navigation.

Internet/Phone: KVH Tracphone V3-IP broadband system, new 2014.


I = 27.30 m

Nautor aluminium mast, painted white, with three spreaders.

Stainless steel rod standing rigging, from 2010 (now due for full service / replacement).

Carbon “park avenue” style boom, 2010.

Harken System C track for full-batten mainsail.

Reckmann manual furler for the fore-stay.

Jockey pole and spinnaker-pole hardware.

Lazy jacks.

Running rigging.

Four function Navtec System V hydraulic control panel in aft cockpit, operating – backstay, inner forestay, babystay and boom vang.

Genoa Halyard with high pressure return. 



Built by Ullman Sails - Jannie Reuvers Sails, Capetown, June 2015

Full-batten main, Voyager Series

Carbon 12k 60% & Vectran 1k 40% with white taffeta skin on both sides


Built by Ullman Sails - Jannie Reuvers Sails, Capetown, July 2016

100% furling jib, Phantom Series

12k Carbon 60%/1k Vectran 40% yarns, with white taffeta skin both sides


Built by Ullman Sails - Jannie Reuvers Sails, Capetown, March 2018

Dacron 13.93



Caribe 3.50, built 2012.

2 15hp Yamaha 2-stroke outboards, one new in 2017.


Sprayhoods over entrance hatch and over center cockpit.


Mainsail cover, new 2018.

Cushions and backrests for the center cockpit.


Large aft locker.

LED foredeck spotlight, installed 2015.

Safety Equipment

16 person life-raft with hydrostatic release, SOLAS A pack, new 2014.

McMurdo G8 AIS SmartFind Cat II EPIRB with GPS, new 2018.

Fire extinguisher with remote control for engine and generator space. 



Ongoing / continual annual maintenance of sea cocks, engine, generator, systems and equipment, zincs, winches, bottom paint, etc.


Install back-up autopilot; mount independent of primary system with hydraulic pumps installed in series with throw valve; autopilot heads installed over mid-cockpit companionway and in aft cockpit.

McMurdo G8 AIS SmartFind Cat II EPIRB with GPS.

New canvas sail cover.


New service batteries with 6 new batteries (doubling house capacity to 1200 amps at 24 volts), New 2 batteries that power electronics.

Upgraded cockpit chartplotter to Simrad NSS12 evo2 – pulled new Ethernet wire into pedestal, fabricated stainless mounting plate with vents.


Auto anchor wireless control with anchor-line measuring system installed.

New anchor chain installed - 300’ of 7/16” high-test to improve strength and feed through rollers.

1st reef on boom – fabricated anodized aluminum box with ball-bearing sheave and larger pin.

New stove installed.


Upgraded vessel in order to achieve UK Commercial vessel status, achieved October 2014, (vessel resumed UK Pleasure vessel status August 2018).


Install Simrad 4G digital radar dome.

Install LED foredeck spotlight.

Under former ownership:


Full service on the Navtec System and all the hydraulic cylinders.

New teak 14mm.

New deck flush hatches.

Interior; new headliners, new fabrics, new mattresses in owner’s cabin.

Owner’s cabin modification in order to have two berths outboard on either side of cabin.

Big engine refit.

Big generator refit.

Renewed 4 toilets x Tecma 24v.

Removed all old antifouling and replaced by new International Gelshield and new antifouling.

New Maxspar carbon Park Avenue boom.

New paint on mast.

New standing rigging.


New refrigeration compressor.

New Reckmann furler for stay.

New water maker 24v Schenker 100 L/h

Checked propeller shaft and changed bushing


Rudder bearing checked.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


Double Berths2
Country BuiltUnited Kingdom
Crew Berths2
Crew Cabins1
Fuel Capacity Gal369.84
Fuel Tanks Capacity1400
No of Heads4
Num Sleeps11
Water Capacity Gal417.39
Water Tanks Capacity1580


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