• 47.8333'
  • 1984
  • Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • $169,000


Extensively refitted example of the iconic S&S-designed Swan 47 Centreboard which allows for navigation under sail with board up or down (5'9" draft with board up). Recent decks, gelcoat, electronics and batteries coupled to a massive spec including generator, air-con and wind generator paint a very attractive picture indeed.

Offered to co-brokers on a commission split of 50/50.  

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: NAUTOR'S SWAN
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Nautor Swan 47CB
  • Model Year: 1984
  • YearBuilt: 1984
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 47' 10" (14.58m)
  • LWL: 36' 3" (11.05m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 13' 9" (4.19m)
  • Min Draft: 5' 9" (1.75m)
  • Max Draft: 9' 5" (2.87m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 15,467 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 590 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 350 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 7
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: GRP
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2-DTE
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker's Comments

This is the second SWAN this particular owner has purchased and refitted in Trinidad, and he enjoys the process!     Teak decks were replaced completely in 2009, including the cockpit sole and the bridgedeck. As one of the last Swan 47's built, her interior is in great shape, and as we all know, the older teak interior wood is far superior to the wood that is available at present. Fully air conditioned, generator and extra fuel tanks for comfortable cruising.


See a short video of the owners cruising with friends on youtube.com, search JBVisuals and you will see the sailing of CYGNUS!


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

·         As with Swans in this vintage, she has a fiberglass hull laid up by hand.

·         Structural bulkheads are of marine grade plywood, and laminated to hull and deck.  

·         Deck is sandwich construction, with alum.

·         Back up plates under all deck fittings.

·         Anod. alum toerail, with sst pulpit, pushpit and stanchions.

  • New teak decks (2009), including bridgedeck and cockpit sole.
  • Topsides gelcoated (2012).
  • Cabin sides & cockpit gelcoated (2013).
  • Stern pushpit side rails lengthened to fwd end of cockpit (2010).


Keel & Rudder:

·         Ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony, cast in keel bolts of sst.  

·         Galvanized steel mast step, foam filled GRP rudder. 


Engine & Gearboxes:

·         1 x Yanmar 4JH2-DTE 85 HP diesel was installed in 1991.


Maintenance & Performance:

·         Engine Hours: approx. 1300 hours.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Cable steering.
  • SST destroyer type wheel.
  • Emergency tiller.
  • Steering pedestal & binnacle awlgripped in (2009).
  • 3 blade Max prop, reconditioning (2009) at PYI.

Electrical Systems

Battery Banks:

  • Deka 8D AGM batteries x 3 (2013).
  • Deka start battery AGM x 1 (2013).



  • Fischer Panda diesel generator, located under fwd bunks, with wet exhaust to stbd just above waterline at the aft end of the fwd cabin, approx. 1300 hours.
  • AirX wind generator.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

·         Hot and cold pressure water.

·         Foot pump for galley sink spout.


Bilge Pumps:

·         Bilge pumps.




  • Two additional fuel tanks of 11 gallons each under aft bunks w/plumbed transfer pump to standard port fuel tank, along with two additional tanks in main salon, for a total of 77 gallons capacity.


Fresh water:

·         Water capacity is approx. 130 gallons in three tanks, with on deck filler line.

Navigation Equipment

  • SSB Icom M802, with marine & ham (2009).
  • VHF Icom M604 w/commander mic III in cockpit (2009).
  • NMEA 200 backbone.
  • Garmin 4208 Plotter enclosed in NavPod on bridgedeck in cockpit, 2009 with US charts, SE Charibbean map chip (installed 2009).
  • Garmin GMI20 (wind, speed and angle, apparent & true) (2014).
  • Garmin 18HD Radar (4208 for control & display) (2009).
  • Hornet Hecta depth sounder remains for redundancy.
  • Airmar WX200 masthead unit (2014) (wind, compass heading, GPS, Barometer, temp).
  • Airmar heading sensor (2013) (compass) to effectuate MARPA.
  • Airmar Triducer (2013) (water speed, depth, water temperature).
  • ACR EPIRB Globalfix (2011).

Domestic Equipment


·         Double s/s sinks in galley.

·         Adler Barbour 12V fridge and freezer.

·         Zantrex 3000 charger (2014).

·         Force 10 galley stove (2012).



·         Both heads have Jabsco electric toilets, sink with hand held shower attachment, teak grate on floor, and manual sump pumps.   There are no holding tanks.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Vetus sst dorade vents (Style Yogi x 3) (2014).
  • Air conditioning in all cabins, one compressor located behind the stbd settee second locker going fwd and one in the hanging locker port side aft cabin.   The AC can operate at the dock or anchor on the genset, with AC air outlets in all three cabins.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Teak and holly floorboards. Stripped and revarnished (2014).
  • Main cabin companionway entry refinished (2014).
  • Sail bin under fwd berth.
  • Main saloon & pilot berth (foam and covers) upholstery (new 2009) and also fwd cabin berths, filler and seat.


Description of layout from forwards:

·         Gorgeous Nautor teak interior, with lots of storage space.

·         Owner's cabin is aft with single and double berth, with head to starboard.

·         Galley runs along the port side, with double sinks inboard.

·         Main companionway is on centerline, with full size nav station to stbd.

·         Main salon has Nautor teak folding table offset to port with l-shaped settee and pilot berth above.  

·         Stbd settee also has pilot berth above and liquor locker fwd.  

·         Second head is on port side forward with lockers opposite in passageway.  

·         Fwd cabin has V-berth with filler piece.

Deck Equipment


  • Harken traveler (2010).



  • Two additional winches L55 ST's added aft either side of cockpit (2010).



  • Cutter rig.
  • Staysail.
  • Yankee.
  • Genoa (in bag).
  • Storm jib (in bag).
  • Stack Pack for Mainsail (2009) (old Brazilian main).



  • Mystic sst folding swim ladder (2012).


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Anchor chain 170 ft 10 mm (2010).


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Bimini (2011) widened and attached to new pushpit siderails.
  • Dodger (2009) with customized fairing installation.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Dinghy AB 9VL rigid bottom inflatable (2008).
  • Mercury 5HP outboard, 2009 with both an internal tank and fittings for external tank.


Safety Equipment:

  • Viking 6 man, will be serviced.


Note: Clock and barometer are excluded from the sale of CYGNUS. Personal tools also will be removed, however, there are many duplications and enough tools will be on board for the new owner. Personal items will also be removed at the time of sale.