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Swift Explorer 18

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Boat REF# 142361
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 5.49m (18'0")
Year unknown year
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Berths 2
Engine 1 x petrol 2 stroke 4hp, Yamaha (unknown year)
Lying Chichester


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Extra Details

Builder Honnor Marine
Lying Chichester


Engine 1 x petrol 2 stroke 4hp
Engine make and model Yamaha (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

outboard that was serviced last year.


LOA 5.49m (18'0")
LWL 5.00m (16'5")
Beam 2.41m (7'11")
Draft Min 0.22m (0'9")
Draft Max 1.07m (3'6")
Displacement 690kg (1,521.5lbs)
Headroom 1.50m (4'11")


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)

Mast can be lowered single handed and has been recently checked over with some new standing rigging.New halyards and lines. Sails have been cleaned and are not on boat.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 1 batteries charged by:


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Basic sail boat but in nice condition ,with a good rig and a nice shine.
Has had some attention to the cabin and looks comfy and clean.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1

Pleasant 2 full length single berths with room for a porta potti and a stove. Some storage and newly covered with good quality material.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder tick

2 halyard winches
1 sheet winches
1 anchors

Broker's Comments

Basic she may be but in great shape for and ready for a weekend setting her up just the way you want her. An attractive Swift 18 that has the safest hull around even when swamped so ideal for a starter .
Surprisingly tidy below with a new bit of headlining and some nifty carpet has made her look like new.
Great rig that has also had new halyards and some standing rigging replaced over the last few weeks.
The sails are in store and I will add pictures as soon as possible.
Comes with outboard and a trailer so all you need is the water !!! But, you will need to sort the electrics if you want some lights etc.

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

This Swift Explorer 18 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jonathan Phillips of Boatshed Chichester. 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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