The Nautor Swan 51 was built in Pietesaari, Finland, by
Nautor Swan, which are widely acclaimed to be the finest production sailing
yachts in the world. Swan yachts are renowned for their outstanding sailing
abilities, their unfailing quality of construction and craftsmanship, their
luxurious accommodation and their classic elegant lines.
The Nautor Swan 51 is one of naval architect German Frers'
outstanding all-round designs and shares the same performance pedigree of
'Blizzard', a famous 51ft Admiral's Cup racer, except that The Nautor Swan 51 was
also fitted with a lavish cruising interior and the hull sections were enlarged
to accommodate the increase in displacement. Fast and easy to sail, she has four
comfortable cabins sleeping up to 12 people. The Nautor Swan 51 is a fine balance
between a racing and cruising yacht.
The Nautor Swan 51 was built in 1984 for an Italian owner, who
has since become the owner of Nautor Swan. She was first kept in the
Mediterranean as a family cruising boat and for some fun racing regattas such as
the Swan World Cup. In 1997, she was sold to a British owner and sailed from
Italy back to the UK, where she competed in several prestigious events before
undergoing a complete refit in 1998/99.
The refit included new teak decks,
winches, sails, electronics and paint.
She was then purchased in March 2001 by the current owner, and upgraded
internally with new cushions, curtains and a complete revarnish. New equipments
include computer with Seapro navigation software, 220 volt invertor, generator,
radar, GPS, SSB and VHF radios, water maker, Satphone, new main Yanmar engine,
new sails, new running rigging. She is now maintained to the highest standards.
||15.62m / 51.25'
||12.92m / 42.39'
||4.49m / 14.73'
||2.70m / 8.9'
||524 Ah, 24V
||New Yanmar 75HP
Navigation and electrical equipment
Nautor Swan 51 is equipped with the latest navigation system, which includes:
PC charting software interfaced with GPS
B&G Hercules 2000 with 3 x 20/20 mast displays
Satphone for voice and data.
Other new equipment
The Nautor Swan 51 has been fitted with a new water maker and a new generator (a Whispergen,
a new type of generator, that produces 24V DC power and is relatively silent).
In the winter 2003, The Nautor Swan 51 has also been fitted with a new Yanmar main
On deck there are two cockpits, one amidships in connection with
the companionway, and one aft for steering with a spacious bridgedeck in
deck layout is clean, uncluttered and designed for easy sail handling and
maximum control. The dual cockpit configuration provides separate working zones
when racing and comfort with security while cruising. The Nautor Swan 51 has a
traditional two spreader masthead rig, with babystay, inner forestay and new
running backstays. A cluster of 16 winches are
grouped mainly around the forward cockpit. The coachroof has been re-organised
with new sets of Winches and jammers. Double genoa sheet tracks are installed
each side, plus short staysail tracks forward.
The Nautor Swan 51 has a vast wardrobe of
cruising and racing sails. All sails are in perfect condition.
||Fully battened composite mainsail
||Kevlar radial mainsail
||Roller furler genoa
||Light No.1 Kevlar radial genoa
||New heavy No.1 Kevlar radial genoa
||0.75oz cruising spinnaker
||No.2 Kevlar radial genoa
||1.5oz cruising spinnaker
||No.3 Kevlar radial genoa
||0.5oz Gradient spinnaker
||0.75oz Gradient spinnaker
||1.5oz Gradient spinnaker
||No.4 Dacron genoa
- MCA Certificate category 2
- 2 horseshoe lifebuoys, lights plus drogues with covers
- 1 telescopic Danbuoy
- Webbing deck lifelines
- 1 6-man liferaft
- 1 8-man liferaft
- Flares to RORC and MCA standard
- Sailor VHF
- Iridium Sat Com and Icom M710 SSB
- 121.5 MHz EPIRB
- 416MHz EPIRB
- First Aid - drugs and bandages to RORC and MCA standard
The Nautor Swan 51 features 4 twin cabins and two heads, a roomy
newly decorated saloon, a galley and a navigation area. The Nautor Swan 51 can
accommodate 12 people, including crew. The simplicity, the high quality of build
and finish and the attention to detail are evident throughout the boat interior.
Click an area of the boat below to get more information about the interior
The Nautor Swan 51 features 4 twin
cabins. Each berth has an individual light and an individual ventilation fan.
Each berth also has a leecloth when heavy weather sailing.
The aft state room comprises a double and a single bed. It also
includes an en-suite head. It has direct access to the cockpit in an
emergency and is a very nice private and luxurious cabin.
Starboard and port twin cabins
The starboard and port cabins are located forward of the saloon and
have 2 single berths each.
Currently dedicated to sails and ropes, this area could transform to
give 2 single berths and is reserved for the crew.
The Nautor Swan 51 has two heads, one located in
the aft cabin and one next to the port and starboard twin cabins. It
features hot water showers and new toilets.
The saloon has just been redecorated
with new cushions, upholstery, curtains and has been completely re-varnished.
The u-shaped settee can seat 10 people.
The saloon features the following:
Well appointed and equipped, the galley area is situated on the
port side from the companionway. Easy to use in harbour and underway. It is
equipped with the following:
- Fridge and freezer
- A new Taylor-Blake four ring gas cooker, including an oven and a grill
- Salt and fresh water
- And lots of good food...
The navigation station is the nerve centre of the yacht, whether
cruising or racing.
It carries a full-sized chart table and hosts the latest
navigational and communication systems, including:
charting software interfaced with GPS, relayed onto a 15 inch TFT screen
phone for voice and data
The deck layout is
clean, uncluttered and designed for easy sail handling and maximum control. The
dual cockpit configuration provides separate working zones when racing and
comfort with security while cruising.
The Nautor Swan 51 has a
traditional two spreader masthead rig, with babystay, inner forestay, running
backstays and checkstays, controlled by a Navtec Hydraulic system.
Teak decks are 12mm
thick and were replaced in 1998. The hull is painted awlgrip white with a blue
Nautor Swan trimline.