• 87.25'
  • 1991
  • Singapore
  • $1,250,000


Built in 1991 by Nautor Swan to design by German Frers, SPIRIT is a beautiful 26.6-meter sailing yacht, perfectly suited for all yachtsmens.

Built by the famed Nautor yard in Finland, she was delivered as Flawless in 1991.

Designed by German Frers SPIRIT is a unique custom yacht. Her hull is the same mould as the Swan 86 but extended and with a pilothouse.

During 2014 the vessel underwent a complete and thorough refit in New Zealand.

The cost of the complete refit, including new sails was in excess of 2.7 million US Dollars.

The aft cockpit / deck area was modified and modernised to provide a twin wheel set up and stern hydraulic swim stairs; the pilothouse was modernised and refitted (the wheel removed); the whole interior was completely redecorated and refurbished; the forward area was made into a good double guest cabin with ensuite; 2 new gensets, plus all equipment refitted or updated; hull painted; new sails; ... and more!

She is Category 1 equipped (in preparation for the Sydney-Hobart 2014).

The rig & sail handling set up was upgraded for easier use.

Yet she retains her Swan pedigree inside and out with excellent performance and high quality fit out and engineering.

In June 2015 she had a haul out and annual service in Langkawi


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: NAUTOR'S SWAN
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Swan 90
  • Model Year: 1991
  • YearBuilt: 1991
  • Year Refit: 2014
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Unpaid
  • Country: Singapore
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/10 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/3
  • LOA: 87' 3" (26.59m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 20' 11" (6.38m)
  • Min Draft: 11' 5" (3.48m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 9 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 1,250 Miles
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 57,000 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 1,500 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,540 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 10
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 3
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: German Frers
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: German Frers
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Volvo
  • Model: TAMD71A
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel



SPIRIT is a Bermudian cutter-rigged sloop, and the only Swan 90 deckhouse built.

She is a unique and beautiful yacht. Developed from the Swan 86 and with design by Frers and build by Nautor she benefits from this experienced teams work. The Frers hull is a tried and true, fast, comfortable world cruiser.

Throughout her life the vessel had good care and maintenance, enjoying several refits including refitting and upgrades in 2008 in California. However following his purchase of the yacht in Sydney, Australia in 2013 the current owner placed SPIRIT though a most comprehensive refit and upgrade program during 2014 at Yachting Developments Ltd in New Zealand.

The key concepts of the refit were to modernize the vessel and provide contemporary living space, to renew equipment and improve reliability and sail handling, all whilst retaining her true heritage.

Skilful use of composite enabled an overall weight reduction of five tonnes, resulting in extra boat speed and manoeuvrability when underway.

SPIRIT is now able to accommodate up to 9 guests in four comfortable staterooms.
She can be run with a captain and one crew member.
She offers an open layout plan and alfresco living in her cockpit area.
SPIRIT is a sleek and contemporary yacht, ideal for families.

June 2015 the vessel has had her annual yard service with fresh antifouling etc.

Recent Works

Full repaint of coachroof in white and hull topsides in “silver” (Anniversary Silver by Alexseal M9389).
Removal of the aft deck / cockpit area and the addition of a new cockpit seating arrangement under a semi-fixed Bimini and the addition of new pedestals and twin wheels (in place of the original single wheel).
The addition of a new guest cabin in the forward area (previously a fo’c’sle with crew berth and sail stowage.)
Re-modelling of the pilothouse (removing the old internal helm).
Addition of a “scullery” area forward of the saloon on port side.
All interior spaces were refitted, modernized and have new soft furnishings.
All bathrooms have new fittings.
New entertainment systems throughout.
The yacht was completely rewired.
Two new generators (replacing a single one previously).
New water-maker.
New s/s rod rigging. New running rigging.
New sails.

Hull and Deck construction

She has a round bilge form with fin keel and independently hung balanced spade rudder.  
The yacht is constructed of foam-cored sandwich fibreglass reinforced plastic.
The hull was built over a male mould using a polyester resin and S-glass lay-up.
The foam core is Divinycell. Kevlar reinforcements are also used at key locations in the structure.
The deck moulding is also a sandwich structure (based on the Swan 86 tooling).
A one piece moulding forms the deck areas, coachroof and cockpits and the deckhouse is of aluminium alloy with a fibreglass sandwich top.
Lead external ballast keel, secured to a deep stub keel with the structure stiffened in this area by substantial fabricated floor members.
The mast step is a similar structure and incorporates a hydraulic mast jack for rig tensioning.

Deck and Cockpit

The cockpit arrangement has been completely re-configured (to incorporate a large al fresco dining area with large bimini cover, capable of seating 8 comfortably for dinner), as well as twin wheel helm stations with carbon wheels and contemporary and highly functional controls.

From deck there is direct access through an electrical/hydraulic operated sliding door to the pilothouse.  

At the stern is a hydraulic operated fold down boarding/ bathing ladder with a hot and cold shower.

The aft lazarette holds numerous spares, tools and equipment.

At the bow is access to the sail locker.  

Custom made roller fairleads at bow, stern and amidships makes line handling a breeze.

The main hydraulic winches have been completely refurbished and manage all headsails and running rigging with greater efficiency.

Fold down stepped transom for boarding and swimming.

The main sail is managed with a new pedestal arrangement and hydraulic winch mount.

Lewmar 4000 hydraulic anchor windlass; chain locker positioned aft of forepeak.

Winches:  (All rebuilt in 2014)
Lewmar ST around mast, including (2) 650 hydraulic
5 Lewmar ST at cockpit, including (4) 1100 hydraulic, (1) 700 hydraulic
Winches and hydraulics overhauled 2014.

The boat has novel removable davit system for tender launch/retrieval

(2) CQR 140#,
Danforth kedge anchor;
130m of re-galvanized chain on starboard anchor;

Custom chocks with rollers: at bow, stern and amidships
Harken deck gear.
Bow pulpit; Stainless steel stern pulpit with gate
Double lifelines and stanchions with opening gates port and starboard



All new hatches, blinds and sky screens throughout.
All new Mattresses throughout the boat.
Pocket Spring with deep foam quilting and 40mm Comfort layers (pillow top).
Pocket Springs have coconut fibre bottom to assist breathability.
All new bedding with custom bedspreads and Egyptian cotton sheets throughout (separate crew bedding included)

Accommodation comprises:-
Pilothouse / deck saloon
Main Saloon
4 Cabins:
Master Stateroom Aft
Double Guest Stateroom forward
Double guest cabin starboard side forward with an additional bunk.
Twin Bunk Cabin port side forward
Crew Cabin
Engine room

From the cockpit, an electric/hydraulic door slides open to the modern PILOTHOUSE providing comfortable seating to port and the nav station to starboard. From here you can enjoy a 360-degree view.  

Steps lead down and forward to the SALOON.

The MAIN SALOON is extraordinarily spacious, there is a dining table with seating for 8-10 in a U shaped settee and comfortable seating and coffee table to starboard. A unique feature is the removable top from the coffee table with underwater viewing window and lights.  The dining table can be raised or lowered by electric control for either dining or lounge arrangement.  At the starboard aft end of the saloon is a worktop area with refrigerator / ice maker under, small sink and Nespresso coffee maker.

Aft of the dining area is a long GALLEY, excellently equipped and fully refitted in 2014 with all new Corian worktops and all cupboards refurbished.
It is well located to port beside the engine room and easy to use at sea. It has a new 4 burner electric hotplate and large electric oven. New built in microwave oven, and dishwasher, 2 fridge freezers and a large double fridge complete the galley equipment.

Continuing aft starboard, from the saloon, a corridor leads aft.  Outboard is a TWIN CABIN (which can be used for crew or as a guest cabin).  It has upper and lower berths and hanging locker. B&G navigational display.  The ensuite, fully equipped head can be used also as a day head. Two portholes in both cabin and heads provide light.  

Inboard is access to the walk-in engine room (under the pilothouse).  

At the end of the corridor aft behind the engine room is the entrance to the full-width MASTER STATEROOM.  This is fitted out with ample storage, wardrobes, etc. and contains a
queen double bed and seat. There is a Bose integrated home theatre sound system, 40” television and DVD player.  There are two enlarged portholes (one each side), plus a new hull window with electric blind providing maximum light and airiness.  
On the port side is the fully refurbished ensuite shower / heads with washbasin, marine WC, good counter space and storage, a large stall shower with natural light.

Forward from the saloon:

The STARBOARD GUEST CABIN has a double berth with a fold up single above, also a large double opening hatch, half-length mirror, a hanging locker, drawers and outboard shelf.  Forward of the cabin is a private ensuite fully refurbished bathroom with separate shower stall.

On port side forward from the saloon a newly formed passage leads forward (to the “laundry area”) and the newly built in double cabin in the bow).

The PORT SIDE GUEST CABIN off the passage has upper and lower beds is used for children and teenagers or could be used as extra crew accommodation.

Forward of the port cabin is the newly formed “scullery” / laundry area with Bosch washing machine and Bosch tumble dryer. Water-maker control panel. Storage cupboard.

Further forward again is the new spacious double berthed FORWARD GUEST CABIN with seating area, ample stowage, and television. It has a good ensuite bathroom with separate shower stall.


All new and installed during refit:
Main Saloon
Bose V25 Home Theatre System with Bose Speakers, Bluetooth and remotes
Panasonic Bluray DVD Player
The Bose system allows for independent operation of music and movies.
Samsung TV Series 5 F5500 40" LED
Owner’s Cabin
Bose V25 Home Theatre System with Bose Speakers, Bluetooth and remotes
Panasonic Bluray DVD Player
The Bose system allows for independent operation of music and movies
Samsung TV Series 5 F5500 32” LED
Built in Speakers
Bose SA3 (amp) with Bose remote and Bluetooth
Controlled from the saloon base unit, but allows for music/movies in the saloon while playing different music in the cockpit.
Bose Soundock in two bedrooms with I-Phone Dock
Forward Cabin
Bose Cinemate GS with Bose Speakers
Bose Soundock with I-Phone Dock
The system allows for the connection of a game centre and other devices.
26” TV Unit


All galley electrical equipment is new and installed during refit.
Hob – Fisher & Paykel 4 Ring Induction Hob C1754DTB1
Oven – Fisher & Paykel 60cms 4 Position Electric Oven OB60SCMX4
Microwave – Panasonic Microwave Oven NN-ST671SQPQ
Dish Drawer – Fisher & Paykel Drawer Dishwasher for 8 place settings DD60SCX7
Nespresso Coffee Maker.

(2) Refrigerators; 1 freezer. Plus 1 refrigerator on deck.
1 refrigerator/ice maker to starboard aft of the main saloon area

Garbage disposal unit
New double stainless steel sinks
Filtered water tap in galley and filtered water for ice maker.

Navigation and Mechanical Systems

All new and installed during refit
Two B&G Zeus Touch screen Multifunction Displays with C-MAP MAX-N charts (one on each helm station, port and starboard).
Four B&G Triton Digital displays, two mounted port and two mounted starboard
Two B&G Triton Digital displays, one mounted in Owner’s cabin and one mounted in Captain’s cabin.
NMEA 2000 Backbone System.
B&G 4G Broadband Radar including Scanner, 36 nm unit. Interface unit couples into Ethernet system and displays at both helm stations.
B&G GOFREE WIFI1 Wireless Module, allows all displays onto I-Pad giving full flexibility
Two GPS receivers, one on the mast and one on the aft rail, providing redundancy.
Satellite dome has been remounted on the mast.
VHF Radio is Icom IC–M604
HF Radio is a new Icom IC-M802
BG Triton Auto Pilot with drive unit, feedback unit and controller.
B&G Triton Speed, Depth and Wind pack (with secondary sensor).
B&G B60 Bronze 600 W Thru Hull 50/200 Khz Depth/Temp sensor.
Internet modem with booster and Wifi connectivity.


All new and installed during refit
Two C Zone 10” Touch screens with mountings, one at starboard helm station, one at main electrical panel starboard side of saloon.
Provides monitoring of all fuel and water tank levels.
Provides control of all major lighting systems including Navigation lights and other DC systems.
NMEA 2000 Backbone System tie-ins.
Mac book Air with all equipment information and operating manuals installed, and printer.

Engine and Mechanical

The walk-in engine room is well lit, ventilated and large enough to be able to work around both generator and main engine making servicing and routine maintenance easy.
There is a fuel transfer pump and filter enabling pre-filtering plus fuel transferring between any of the 6 tanks.  In addition there is a reverse oil pump for oil changes and top up.

Volvo Penta TAMD71A marine diesel; 292 HP, turbo charged and intercooled.
(Major overhaul and refurbishment in New Zealand 2014).

Engine carries auxiliary drives for a refrigeration compressor, 3 alternators and a Jabsco bilge pump.

Racor fuel filters.

Engine hours: 1,020 hours since major overhaul and refurbishment in New Zealand 2014.
(Total hours are approximately 8,050 to best knowledge and information available.)

Transmission:  Twin Disc MG507A; 2.99:1 ratio.

Propeller: Max Prop three bladed feathering prop;  
Shaft is fitted with a drip less ceramic packing gland.

Range under power: (approximately) 1,250 nautical miles.
Speed under power: (approximately) 8 knots cruising and 11 knots maximum.

Bow thruster:
Lewmar 29hp retractable hydraulic (New in 2001and completely overhauled in 2014).

Generators: two new gen sets, 2014 - Kohler 9kva 9EFOZD, 230v, with sound box

Kohler 28kva 28EFOZD, 230v, with sound cover.

Hours: 28kva – 1460 hours and 8kva – 980 hours since installed in New Zealand 2014.

Electrical Systems

The boat was re-wired as part of the major refit in 2014 in New Zealand including full rework on electrical panels and switchboard, whilst removing obsolete equipment.

Shore-power: the vessel operates on 220v single phase 50Hz
1 x 50A main shore supply
1 x 32 A shore supply for air conditioning.

DC systems are 24v

Sunmatic anti electrolysis protection.

Batteries: - all new in the refit 2014

Victron 3000W Inverter new 2014.
Victron 1200W inverter (rebuilt in refit).
3 x Victron 100 amp battery chargers (2005).

3 x 24 v. alternators on the main engine: 175A for service batteries; 60A for main engine start battery; 60A for radio batteries.
24v. alternator on generator for generator start battery.

The gen-set also drives a hydraulic pump to power the bow thruster and the anchor windlass.  

Electrical distribution is via circuit breakers on a comprehensive control board newly installed in 2014. The distribution board includes digital ammeters and voltmeters, and C Zone touch-screen control unit.

Other Systems

Two new pedestals and twin helm positions at aft deck – all new 2014.
Custom made pedestals by Yachting Development connected to original cable and quadrant.  Emergency steering.

Navtec Rig Control System operates: adjusters for baby stay, inner forestay, backstay, boom-vang, main outhaul and flattening reef.
Lewmar Commander System operates halyards and sheets.
Electro / hydraulic operates the Reckmann headsail furler.
Generator PTO for bow thruster and anchor windlass.

Air Conditioning:  
Marine Air reverse cycle; 61,000 BTU. 7 individual units throughout yacht.  
Separate shore supply socket.
The air-conditioning units were installed 2008.

Nautor Custom system with Iceberg plates.
Two refrigerators, one freezer in galley; one refrigerator / icemaker in bar;
3 mini fridges in staterooms; one refrigerator on deck.  
(Refrigeration totally rebuilt 2001 including new compressors and plates, plus full overhaul 2008).

Sea Recovery 80 galls/hr unit (new 2014) – installed under cabin floor forward

Hot water:
Two hot water tanks supply all domestic needs.

4 Sealand Electric Vacuflush toilets.
Wilcox Crittenden Cyclos manual toilet.
Holding tanks; discharged overboard or by deck plates.

Bilge system:
(1) Very high capacity 0.54 hp, 600 W, with 24v pump
(1) High capacity engine driven pump.
(3) Electric non-submersible pumps.
(2) Whale Gusher 30 manual diaphragm pumps.

Sails and Rigging


Sloop rigged cutter with white painted, keel stepped, four spreader Nautor mast.
Mast has running backstays and check-stays.
Main with Harken Battcar system and lazy jacks. Slab reefing system.
Headstay (Genoa) is on a Reckmann hydraulic furling system.

All new s/s discontinuous rod rigging, 2014.
Replaced all Rods (V1 – V4, D1 – D4, Forestay and Backstay)
All new seats and stem balls
All new Running Rigging 2014 - Replaced all halyards, sheets, reef lines and others.

Gennaker / utility pole now mounted on mast.
Navtec hydraulic backstay, inner forestay, babystay, boomvang, outhaul, flattening reef.


Full Suit of new Doyle STRATIS sails in grey finish:
Main 183 m² Stratis Carbon/Technora with 3 reefs and 6 C-tech battens.
Custom stack pack for main with Sunbrella, removable front cover and four lazy jacks.
Blade 146 m² Stratis Carbon/Technora with 1 reef point, 4 vertical battens and horizontal batten arrangement for racing.
Staysail 75 m² Stratis Technora
Code Sail 270 m² Stratis Technora with Furling cable KZ marine furler and Karver External Lock.
Gennaker 476 m² Tri Radial Nylon with C-Tech snuffer.
Comprehensive sail repair kit from Doyle.

(Note: Full 3 year warranty on Doyle sails membrane lamination with 2 years warranty outstanding).

There is also a storm jib in Dacron and a trysail, as well as an older but highly serviceable Gennaker.

Sail areas:
Note: During the 2014 refit the boom was extended by 1.3 metres so the mainsail is much bigger now by 50sq m – it really drives the boat!


Achilles 3.10 m / 10.5 ft RIB (new 2014) with 8hp Mercury outboard.


(2) CSM  liferafts, 10 (deck mounted on hydrostatic release) & 6 person respectively.
10 Personal Floatation Devices with harnesses/tethers.
10 406 EPIRBs

6 Personal Location Beacons (Kannard Safelink)
1 Handheld GPS (Garmin).
1 Grab bag.
1 Dan Buoy (Jon Buoy Module).
Assorted flares in waterproof container.
MOB Recovery sling.
Handheld VHF

Alarms for bilges, low fuel, navigation lamp failure.

Fire fighting system:

In date Fire Certificates.
(2) Remote/automatic extinguishers in engine room.
(1) Kidde Fyre Watch FM200 automatic extinguisher inside generator sound shield.
(3) Halon extinguishers; (1) 4.5 kg Dry chemical extinguisher; (8) 1.5 kg Dry chemical extinguishers; 8 Smoke Detectors.
Portable Fire/bilge pump SA30 cw, new 2009.


2 new Robbie Naish inflatable paddle boards with assorted sized paddles (all new 2014).
8 Assorted sized flippers and masks
3 Fishing rods with tackle boxes.
1 Kiwi Sizzler stern mounted barbeque (new).
Assorted sized sports life jackets.

Bauer dive compressor (compressor not installed but available)