Nautor Swan 48

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A beautiful modern classic from the 1970s, the S&S designed Swan 48 still delights the eye with its elegant lines and sleek flush deck.  Built to the highest standard by the renowned Nautor yard, they have stood the test of time well and make excellent cruising yachts with quick, well-mannered performance.  This good example has been continuously upgraded and improved (teak deck, engine, respray, electronics and more), though there is still some cosmetic refurbishment needed below and standing rigging is due a birthday, so she is priced to reflect this.

Viewing by appointment at our Suffolk Office (IP10 0LN) - 01473 659 681.




The layout offers up to eight berths with two double cabins separate from the main accommodation.  The interior is fitted out with teak joinery to the usual Swan high standard, with light blue Alcantara upholstery in the saloon.  LED lights throughout.  In the forecabin, V berth with infill and stowage under.  Large opening hatch to foredeck.  Separate heads to port with marine WC, shower and washbasin.  Hanging lockers opposite.  In saloon, dinette to port with settee berth opposite.  Pilot berths outboard both sides.  Fixed table with drop leaves.  Large chart table to starboard with plenty of space for electronics and stowage for pilot books and charts.  Wet hanging locker behind.  Galley to port.  Force 10 two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.  Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water system with manual back up.  420 litre freshwater capacity in four stainless steel tanks.  Top-loading refrigerator.  Aft cabin with two large berths port and starboard.  Hanging locker and plenty of cupboard space.  En-suite heads with marine WC, shower and washbasin.  Eberspacher diesel fired hot air central heating.

Mechanical Systems

Located under the companionway, Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp four cylinder diesel engine installed new in 2006.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive with Aquadrive coupling to three bladed Brunton feathering propeller.  Single lever control.  215 litre fuel capacity in stainless steel tank.  Approximately 300 mile range at 7 knot cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 8.5 knots.

Electrical Systems

  • 6 x 12 volt batteries in two banks
  • Alternator charging
  • Aquagen 12 volt diesel generator
  • 240 volt shorepower system
  • Battery charger
  • Immersion heater
  • The vessel has been rewired with new switchpanel 

Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged sloop.  Anodised aluminium mast and boom.  Stainless steel standing rigging 2009.  Removable inner forestay with Highfield lever.  Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster.  Terylene running rigging.  Slab reefing fully battened mainsail with lazyjacks.  Reckmann headsail furling system.  Rod kicker.  Carbon spinnaker pole with mast stowage.  Two Lewmar 65 three speed primary sheet winches.  Two Lewmar 65 three speed secondary sheet winches.  Lewmar 44 self tailing mainsheet winch.  Lewmar mainsheet traveller track and blocks.  Lewmar 44 self tailing control line winch at mast.  Lewmar 48, two Lewmar 44 and two Lewmar 40 self tailing winches on mast.

  • Mainsail  -  good
  • Furling genoa  -  good
  • Cruising chute  -  used only once
  • Storm jib  -  hardly used
  • Trysail  -  hardly used

Deck Equipment

  • Spade anchor with chain
  • Spare Spade anchor
  • Fisherman kedge anchor
  • Maxwell electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Two dorade ventilators
  • Sailcover with lazyjacks
  • Sprayhood
  • Outboard stowage bracket
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Fender steps
  • Winter cover
  • Cockpit cover
  • Passerelle 

Navigation Equipment

  • Binnacle mounted steering compass
  • Raymarine depth, boatspeed and log
  • Raymarine windspeed and direction
  • Raymarine touch screen chartplotter
  • Raymarine radar
  • Raymarine multi and second chartplotter screen at chart table
  • Icom DSC VHF radio with cockpit speaker
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • AIS
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights

Safety Equipment

  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Jackstays
  • Jonbuoy MOB system
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Fire extinguishers


Built in 1973 by Nautor to a design by Sparkman & Stephens.  White painted GRP hull with blue cove lilne.  Alloy toe rail.  White GRP superstructure.  Teak laid deck.  Aft self draining cockpit.  Teak laid cockpit seats and sole.  Long fin keel with lead ballast.  Skeg hung rudder.  Edson wheel steering. 

Since the present owners bought the boat in 2003 the many upgrades and improvements have been carried out which include: 

  • New Maxwell anchor windlass
  • New anchor and spare
  • New forehatch
  • New Yanmar engine with Aquadrive coupling, shaft and Brunton feathering propeller
  • Rewired with new switchpanel and 240 volt battery charger
  • New Aquagen 12 volt diesel generator
  • New refrigeration unit
  • New LED interior lighting throughout
  • New LED navigation lights
  • New pulpit and pushpit
  • New Jonbuoy MOB system
  • New fire extinguishers
  • New anchor and kedge
  • New electronics, radar and AIS
  • New cockpit and winter covers
  • New upholstery in fore and aft cabins
  • New V berth infill in forecabin
  • New mainsheet traveller, blocks and winch
  • New sailcover, sprayhood and binnacle cover
  • Hull resprayed with Awlgrip
  • New bilge pumps
  • New forehatch
  • Improved V berth arrangement with infill

The company normally acts as broker for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

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General Information

Sparkman & Stephens
New or used
United Kingdom




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About The Seller

Clarke & Carter Interyacht Ltd

Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington




United Kingdom

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