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Nautor Swan 42

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Boat REF# 173404
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.80m (42'0")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 48hp, Perkins 4.108 (1985)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!


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Extra Details

Designer Ron Holland
Builder Nautor Swan
Lying Seattle, WA USA - At Our Docks!
Fuel capacity 277.3 ltr (61.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 363.7 ltr (80.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 48hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4.108 (1985)
Engine Hours engine1:   2665
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) PYI Maxi Prop Three blade feathering
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.8 ltr (1.5 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Water-maker tick

Fourwinds II wind generator.
Shore power for 115v and 220v with Marine Flyback Fast Charger.
50 foot 30 amp shore power cable.
PUR Power Survivor 35 12 volt watermaker.
Two 6 volt 350 amp house batteries, one 12 volt engine start battery (recent).


LOA 12.80m (42'0")
LWL 12.12m (39'9")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Max 2.41m (7'11")
Displacement 10,884kg (24,000.1lbs)


Cutter rigged Nautor Swan Aluminium spars (1985) with stainless steel standing rigging (2000)


Mainsail Hasse - Inmast (2004)
Headsail Hasse - Furling (2004)
Other sails Storm Main (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Hood Symmetrical Spinnaker (2008)
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The Hood Symmetrical Spinnaker uses an ATN sleeve for storage and deployment. It is a beautiful custom design.

The main is furled into the mast using a Reckman/Nautor Main Sail electro-hydrualic furling.

Genoa and stay sail on Reckman roller furling systems.

Standing rigging replaced circa 2000 using Norseman fittings.

The roller furling main, Genoa 135 and Staysail by Carol Hasse Sailmakers of Port Townsend (new in bag 2004); red storm main and stay sails by Carlson Sails, Denmark, both in good condition. The Hood Symmetrical spinnaker and spinnaker pole and rigging, including ATN deployment system (collar, sleeve, and activation line) virtually unused, custom design.

Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay tensioner: Dutchman boom brake.

It is important to note that the rigging on this boat is geared for safe and easy sailing by one or two people.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

The Nautor Swan is legendary for highest quality fiberglass construction. In addition to the beautiful, high performance hull and deck, much of the interior including the bilges are molded, gelcoated, finished surfaces.

A fin keel and outstanding hull lines with a feathering propellor provide high performance and outstanding sea keeping ability making a successful open ocean cruiser and racer with trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific race victories documented.

The hull is bottom coated using Interlux 2000 process involving 10 coats @ 20 mils (2007). Hull bottom painted using Petit Neptune. Topsides machine polished 2013.

The steering cockpit is aft with pedestal steering under a bimini shelter. Entrance to the cabin is forward just aft of the mast behind a dodger.

Decks are teak with the cabin top fairing smoothly into the foredeck for easy footing handling sails.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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Oven tick
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Manual water system tick
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Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

There is a USCG approved type 1 Raritan Lectra/san on board sewage treatment system newly installed and never used.

Entering the main cabin by ladder from the center deck area, the "L" shaped galley is to port with a three burner gas range and a double stainless sink forward. A fold up counter extension to center from the sink cabinet provides extra counter space as needed. Both pressure water and foot pumped water serve the sink.

The refrigerator/freezer is powered by the engine as well as 115v/220v shore power and 12v house batteries.

The main cabin features built in seating on both sides with a folding table. The seating areas make up as single berths.

In the bow compartment there are two single berths and storage under. The anchor chain passes through the bow cabin between the berths in a large diameter stainless steel tube to the anchor storage under the floor, for a low center of gravity.

The master cabin is aft with a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port. To starboard is the head with basin and manual toilet through a door from the aft cabin or the main cabin area.

To starboard of the entry ladder is a nav station with storage for charts as well as the radar, sounder, GPS and radios, including the Icom IC-M700 SSB.

The interior is finished in beautifully fitted varnished teak with teak and holly floor.

The engine is accessed behind a cover under the entry ladder as well as an access to the rear of the engine and gear through the master cabin. The dripless shaft seal is accessed through a floor hatch in the master cabin.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Navigation and electronic gear includes Sailor VHF 2047 in cabin, ICOM IC M56 VHF in cockpit, ICOM IC-M700 SSB marine radio and tuner, B&G Hercules System 290 with Sonic Speed System, Depth Sounder (2 transducers), Master Display in cabin and multifunction displays (WS/WD, Speed, Depth, etc), Home 5 Marine Radio Reciever/DF, Suunto D-165 Comass on steering pedestal, masthead tri-color nav light in addition to standard nav lights, B&G Network Auto Pilot Control Unit with GPS intertie (recent), Neco Marine Chain Drive with built in potentiometer, Sailormat 536 Servo-Pendulum Self Steering System, Raytheon Marine Pathfinder Radar Model 12000, Mabri S-4 Tubular Radar Reflector and two AM/FM radios with cockpit speakers.

Deck Gear

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Sprayhood tick
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Bimini tick

3 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass
2 anchors
(CQR 35 lb, Danforth)
48.77m (160'0") of chain
Sailormat 536 Servo-Pendulum Self Steering windvane self-steering system

Safety Equipment

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Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (2 manual / 1 Electric)

Lifesling Man Overboard Rescue System and Lifesaving Pole.

Stainless steel, vinyl covered life lines with Norseman fittings.

Beaufort Canister life raft mounted on deck -- not in current certification.

Broker's Comments


The Nautor Swan is probably one of the most beautiful designs in ocean cruising yachts ever designed and built. Most notably, she is easy and SAFE to handle, even for one person – and even in rough conditions. This boat is in outstanding condition and has had many substantial upgrades in the recent past, including sails and rigging. With features like an in-mast hydraulic furling main sail, hydraulic boom vang, water maker, extra heavy standing rigging, custom sails, autopilot (AND a wind vane,) she’s a turnkey boat ready for her next owner.

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

This Nautor Swan 42 has been personally photographed and viewed by Dave Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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