Swan 43 Scheel Keel

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Boat REF# 226423
LOA 13.90m (45'7")
Year 1986
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Other
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 45hp, Volvo Penta 2003T (2004)

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  • Contact Tom Simister
  • Telephone +44 (0)1475 789133
  • Mobile +44 (0)7974 501148
  • Email tomsimister@boatshedscotland.com


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Fuel capacity 256.0 ltr (56.3 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 320.0 ltr (70.4 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/02/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 45hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2003T (2004)
Engine Hours engine1:   1400 Since
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade MAX-PROP
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.8 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

The engine has been fully rebuilt in 2004. A spare fully remanufactured engine is available with separate negotiation.


LOA 13.90m (45'7")
LWL 10.40m (34'1")
Beam 4.00m (13'1")
Draft Min 1.70m (5'7")
Displacement 10,600kg (23,373.0lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Reckmann Aluminium spars (1986) with Rod standing rigging (2010)


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Mainsail Hyde - Inmast (2011)
Headsail #1 North - Furling (2006)
Other sails #2 Diamond Headsail (unknown year)
#3 North Storm Jib (unknown year)
Spinker (Diamond) (unknown year)
Cruising Shute (NORTH) (2006)
Spinnaker gear tick

All sails in very good condition.

Furling Main allows for infinite reefing.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Other
Finish Gelcoat finish

Holding tank from main head only.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 3
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick

new heads Lavac Heads 2008

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

Garmin GPS Cockpit repeater to be fitted

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass
2 anchors
(35lb CQR & 45lb CQR)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
Carib 2.4 dinghy (unknown year)
3hp outboard, Yamaha Malta , Short Shaft (unknown year)
Sheet winches are Lewmar 65 Electric self tailing.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Security Alarm tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

Steering gear cables replaced 2014

Broker's Comments

This Swan 43 is one of the nicest examples I have seen. She has been lovingly cared for, offers great accommodation with comfortable quarters, while being a very stable and capable sailing yacht.
Designed by Ron Holland and built by Nautor Swan in Jakobstad, Finland and launched in 1986. She is one of only 28 produced between 1985 and 1990 and is one of a handful that were fitted with a Scheel keel and Reckmann in-mast furling.

With her hydraulic powered in mast furling and her electric winches, she is an easily handled performance cruiser. Her optional shallow draft keel with1.7m draft allows access to the smaller harbours. The accommodation provides two good double cabins each with an en-suite head / shower, additional berths of 3 in a double and single in the main cabin and typical Swan build quality throughout.

She has clearly been well kept and appears in very good order for her age. She was sold to the current owner in 2004 – the yacht was then in Mallorca, having been shipped back from the Caribbean to be sold. The “current owner” sailed the yacht back to the UK and has since based her on the west coast of Scotland. He has kept her well, with a number of updates including new rod rigging in 2010, running rigging, sails, batteries, electronics, cushions, cooker etc. Since moving north, the yacht has spent winters ashore in a shed or under winter covers with heater / dehumidifier operating.

She was British registered (SSR now lapsed) and has VAT paid status.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Swan 43 Scheel Keel has been personally photographed and viewed by TOM SIMISTER of Boatshed Scotland. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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