This particular yacht has been involved with our offices from her original launch. She was originally built for the Swan Charter fleet in St. Martin, and was used for only six months, in 1991, before returning to France - with little use until being sold in 1995. She was renamed SCOUNDREL, sailing in Scotland, South of France, Greece, Turkey, Sardinia, etc.
Her next owner sailed the yacht in the Med, over to Caribbean and up to the North East USA. She then decided to purchase a Swan 60, selling the yacht to a California owner who did a great deal of upgrading to the yacht, again sailing her the European/Caribbean routes.
Her next owner was from Philadelphia, loved the yacht, and went back and forth shorthanded between Annapolis and the Caribbean, selling her to purchase a Swan 65!
Her current owner has also sailed between Annapolis & the Caribbean, having the decks done in Annapolis in 2014, which was her second deck replacement.
Unfortunately, the yacht has been stuck in Puerto Rico, as her UK owner has been unable to travel to get to the yacht with COVID-19 restrictions. She is in a lovely marina in Puerto Rico, ready to cruise the Caribbean yet again.
MEZZA LUNA OF BATTERSEA has been a joy to own.
I have lived on board her for extensive periods of time, and she was unbelievable offshore. The boat is built to handle whatever Mother Nature can throw at her, and there were times when I was most thankful. Her keel depth can be a bit tricky, and you have to watch your dockage areas, but even in Annapolis, a notoriously shallow harbor, there was a place for MEZZA.
The layout works very well for a live aboard, with a very nice, large owner’s cabin aft with the centerline queen, curved settees on both sides and head. Good locker storage and plenty of ventilation.
The main saloon is slightly different than some 53’s, with the stbd side having full built in cabinets and shelving, with the u-shaped settee opposite.
Two guest cabins forward with upper & lower bunks, and then of course, the good size foc’sle area/sail bins for additional storage.
One of my favorite areas is the Caribbean, easy to make sailing friends, and with the amount of room on MEZZA, she is easily the yacht go to for the cocktail hour. MEZZA is able to carry lots of provisions, there are storage spots everywhere, and you don’t need more than two to go sailing. She is ready for another owner to take her over and continue her adventures.
AS IS COMMON IN MANY OLDER SWANS, THE MAST STEP IS IN NEED OF REPLACEMENT. THE OWNER HAS THEREFORE DROPPED THE PRICE TO $165,000 AND MEZZA LUNA IS OFFERED AS IS, WHERE IS.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- White hull.
- Awlgrip (2014) repainted (2018).
- Dark blue boot top, cove lines and coaming stripes.
- 2014 new hand laid ½ inch teak decks by Osmoinc Annapolis.
Note: the area where the yacht is kept unfortunately has a lot of dirt in the air, and the decks are not showing clean in the photos. Rather than scrubbing her decks weekly, which is what it would take, the owner prefers to clean them when he arrives, and not wearing out his decks unnecessarily.
Keel & Rudder:
- Standard Swan 53 keel and rudder, both regularly checked for wear and tear.
Engine & Gearboxes:
- Volvo Penta 110HP, TMD31-A 110hp, with 110 amp and 125 amp alternators (2004).
- Racor fuel filters.
Propulsion & Steering:
- 24V with 12V supply at chart table.
- 8 golf cart heavy duty deep cycle house battery bank 400amp hr.
- 2 acid cell start batteries with reserve switch to house bank.
- MasterVolt chargemaster 60amp 24V.
- 110 amp and 125 amp alternators.
- 50 amp and 30 amp inlets.
- 2004 Heart 800W inverter.
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
- Hot water immersion heater and main engine heating.
- Spectra water maker 12 gal hr.
- Two electric bilge pumps (one high volume, one low volume, both float switch activated); two manual.
- 662 litres (175 US gallons).
- 1,136 litres (300 US gallons).
Grey/Blackwater Holding Tanks:
- Black water tank, 25 gallons with manual pump overboard.
- HP Color inkjet printer.
- Motorola 9505 Iridium Telephone.
- Icom-604 VHF radio with DSC.
- Icom SSB with ATC Magnatron.
- Raymarine AIS 500 TR AIS interfaced with VHF.
- Two Icom hand VHF.
- Garmin 2010C color screen GPS/chart plotter.
- B & G Hydra system
- 20/20's installed each side of companionway analogue in cockpit.
- Raymarine 7000 autohelm hydraulic autopilot, new pump and motor (2019) and spare brain and sensors.
- Raymarine Evolution autohelm chain drive autopilot with remote control.
- Furuno Weatherfax receiver, interfaced with laptop.
- Repeater loudspeakers cockpit.
- 800W Microwave.
- 4 burner stove with oven electric grill.
- Refrigerator and freezer.
- Two speed exhaust fan/hood.
- Hot & cold deck shower.
- Silent flush electric WC in both heads.
- Electric sump pumps for showers.
Heating & Ventilation:
- Central air conditioning/heat compressors.
- The main saloon has flat screen TV along with shelving for other items.
- Sony HD TV.
- Pioneer HD-Blue Ray DVD player.
- Sony radio CD player.
Summary of Accommodation:
- MEZZA LUNA is a standard 3 cabin Swan 53, with Nautor's famous teak joinery.
- The owner's cabin features a queen berth on centerline with port and stbd seating.
- Blue Connelly leather upholstery.
- TempurPedic mattresses in all cabins
- Linen curtains, lined, in all cabins.
- Stainless steel work surfaces in galley.
Description of layout:
- Wonderful owner’s cabin with CL berth and rounded settees on either side.
- Lockers and storage both sides of the cabin.
- Access to head on stbd side and to galley on port side, so complete walk around available.
- Galley on port has double sst sink, chest & front opening refrigeration/freezer, with 3 burner propane stove/oven. Full size chart table on port side with very comfortable helm seating.
- As is found on several Swan 53s, the stbd side does not have a saloon seating arrangement, rather plenty of storage for entertainment, tools, manuals, linens, etc.
- Opposite to port is the U shaped saloon seating area with dining table and shelves above seating.
- Moving forward are two guest cabins, each with double and lower berths and lockers.
- Second head is awthartships with foc’sle/sail bin area forward.
- Roller bearing slides on main.
- Reckmann roller furling headstay system.
- Mast hauled and rigging checked in 2014.
- Hydraulics for backstay and vang serviced in 2017.
- Hydraulic cyclinder forestay repaired in 2018.
- Alum. spinnaker pole in storage.
- Lewmar electric primary winches (1997).
- 10 Lewmar 2 speed mainsheet and halyard winches.
- Mainsail (unused) 3 reef fully battened cross cut.
- 135% genoa roller furling with sun cover.
- Asy. spinnaker 1.5 oz, solid blue field with logo in white& gold stars.
- #3 storm trysail.
- Dacron #2 staysail.
- Three SST Dorade vents.
- Custom teak cockpit table.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
- Lofrans electric anchor windlass.
- 65 LB CQR with 400 ft. chain.
- Emergency anchor with chain and rope rode.
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
- Canvas bimini.
- Fully encloseable dodger.
- Canvas cockpit cushions.
- Canvas awning.
- Mainsail cover.
Tender & Outboard:
- 10' inflatable dinghy with Yamaha 15 HP two stroke outboard.
- 6-man Eliott life raft in self-deploying canister bi annual service last serviced in 2018.
- Global-Fix EPIRB self-deploying canister.
- ACR Aquafix EPIRB.
- SOLAS offshore signals suite.
- UK self-inflating lifejackets.
- Fire extinguishers in all compartments.