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BETTER THAN...

  • 42.5'
  • 2008
  • NAUTOR'S SWAN
  • Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • $325,000

ABOUT BETTER THAN...

BETTER THAN... is a well sorted and looked after version of the Swan 42 class. With an IRC optimisation kit and excellent sail wardrobe, she is all you need for competitive racing all over the world.

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: NAUTOR'S SWAN
  • Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat
  • Model: Nautor Swan 42
  • Model Year: 2008
  • YearBuilt: 2008
  • 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: 4/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 42' 6" (12.95m)
  • LWL: 37' 0" (11.28m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 12' 9" (3.89m)
  • Min Draft: 8' 9" (2.67m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 7,250 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 362 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 180 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 10
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Deck Material: Composite
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Frers Naval Architecture
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D2-40B
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker's Comments

BETTER THAN… is just that. Not only one of the absolutely best prepared one design Swan 42’s built, but she also has an optimization package for IRC and also a larger rudder option for breezy conditions. Maintained to the highest degree, with beautiful awlgrip topsides.

Construction

RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)

 

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

·         VC offshore bottom paint (2013).

·         Non-skid duotone gray/white deck.

·         Awlgripped topsides.

·         Hull awlgripped medium grey with boot stripe in dark grey; 2 x coats of clear coat.

 

Keel & Rudder:

·         Customised hollow steel foil with lead bulb.

·         Aluminum quadrant, carbon rudder.

·         Second larger rudder also available.

Machinery

Engine & Gearboxes:

·         Volvo Penta D2-40B diesel engine with saildrive.

·         Vectus exhaust.

 

Maintenance & Performance:

·         Engine Hours: Approx. 1,450 as of May 2016.

 

Propulsion & Steering:

·         Flexofold propeller.

·         Carbon steering wheels.

·         Vectran steering cables.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

·         Control panel in cockpit.

 

Battery Banks:

·         Starting battery.

·         2 x 160 Ah AGM battery bank.(2016)

 

Battery Chargers:

·         Mastervolt battery charger.

·         Master link charger control panel and digital analyzer.

·

Alternators:

·         115A alternator with electronic sensor.

 

Shore Power:

·         110v AC system.

 

Other Electrical:

·         Mass combi12/2000-100 inverter.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

·         5 gallon Isotemp water heater.

·         Johnson pressure system.

·         Backup foot pump for freshwater and single lever mixing faucets.

 

Bilge Pumps:

·         Diaphragm bilge and sump pumps.

·         Manual bilge pump in cockpit.

Tankage

Fuel:

·         2 x 90 litres (20 gallon) fuel tanks polyethylene.

 

Fresh water:

·         2 x 181 litres (40 gallon) water tanks polyethylene.

 

Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

·         45 litres (10 gallon) Vectus black water bladder.

Navigation Equipment

·         GPS smart antenna.

·         Spare VHF antenna.

·         XM weather antenna.

·         Panasonic Toughbook laptop.

·         Ockam system.

·         2 x Cockpit matrix displays.

·         5 x Mast jumbos integrated in carbon pad.

·         B&G autopilot.

·         VHF with cockpit mic.

Handheld VHF with charger.

·         Suunto compass.

·         Binoculars.

·         Handheld GPS.

·         Suunto countdown watch.

Domestic Equipment

Galley:

·         Two burner Origo 6000 alcohol stove with oven, protected by stainless steel guard.

·         Stainless steel double sinks with fresh water tap.

·         Formica counter tops and sink cover.

·         Drawers and lockers.

·         Top loading refrigerator.

·         Battery driven refrigerator unit.

 

Heads/Showers:

·         Jabsco WC with carbon seat.

 

Entertainment:

·         Alpine stereo with 2 x removable cockpit speakers.

 

Lighting:

·         Red/green LED lights on pulpit.

·         White stern LED light on pushpit.

·         LED internal lights.

·         Red light above nav.station.

Accommodation

Summary of Accommodation:

·         Bamboo soleboards with non-skid stripes.

·         Plywood headboards 1D/canvas for IRC.

·         Custom carbon nav. table.

·         Customised table for jack pump access.

 

Description of layout:

 

Forward Cabin:

·         Double berth with stowage under.

·         Removable support structure for racing.

·         Reading lights above the berth.

·         Locker with shelves and doors.

·         Shelves on hull sides.

 

Head/Shower:

·         White GRP interior module with wash basin.

·         Lockers outboards and doors in teak.

·         Fresh water tap, shower, mirror and waste container.

 

Aft Cabins:

·         2 x aft cabins on port and starboard side.

·         Double berths.

·         Stowage under berths.

·         Shelf on hull side.

·         Hanging locker in starboard side cabin, locker with shelves in port side cabin.

 

Saloon:

·         Folding leaf table.

·         Settee backrests fold up and convert into Pullman berths, storage behind backrests.

·         Tanks below settees.

 

Galley:

·         Two burner Origo 6000 alcohol stove with oven, protected by stainless steel guard.

·         Stainless steel double sinks with fresh water tap.

·         Formica counter tops and sink cover.

·         Drawer and lockers.

·         Top loading refrigerator 105 l gravity drained with valve.

·         Rubbish bin.

 

Nav. Station:

·         Forward facing chart table with seat.

·         Chart stowage under table top.

·         Chest of drawers.

 

Engine Space:

·         Removable front part of engine box incorporates teak ladder.

·         Service hatches in aft cabins.

·         Engine control panel recessed in cockpit.

·         25 mm sound proofing.

Deck Equipment

Rig:

  • Hydraulic backstay adjusting Holmatro with carbon handles.
  • Hydraulic mast jack with spare Holmatro pump.
  • Reckman RS3000 roller furling system for cruising.
  • Harken carbo foil for racing.
  • Hall spar carbon mast, aluminum spreader and boom.
  • Main trimmer and helm foot rests.
  • Custom pins for all shrouds, vang, and backstay.
  • PBO backstay.
  • Harken vang.
  • Retractable carbon sprit, extended with bobstay for IRC.
  • Second tack line installed for IRC.
  • Jib tacko.
  • Jib lead pad eyes customized for IRC.

 

Winches:

  • Harken winches.
  • 530 TCR primaries.

 

Sails:

  • Mains 2008, 2009 (Z), 2010 (North), 2011 (Z).
  • Jib light 2008 (Z), 2010, 2011 (3DL North).
  • Jib Medium 2008 (Z), 2010, 2011 (3DL North), 2013 (membrane Z).
  • Jib heavy 2008, 2009 (membrane Z), 2011 (3DI North).
  • Jib 4 2008 (Z).
  • Jib top 2009(Z).
  • Code 0 2005(Z).
  • A1 2008(Z) 2010, 2011(North).
  • A2 2008(Z) 2011(North) 2013(Z).
  • A3 2009(Z) 2011(North) 2013(IRC Z).
  • A4 2009(Z) 2011(North).
  • A5 fractional 2009(Z).
  • A2 IRC asymmetric spinnaker (2012).
  • Main OD Carbon Membrane (2012).
  • #1M OD Carbon Membrane (2012).
  • A2 IRC asymmetric Spinnaker (2014).
  • A4 IRC asymmetric Spinnaker (2014).
  • Main IRC Carbon Membrane (2015).
  • #1L Carbon Membrane (2015).
  • #1H Carbon Membrane (2015).
  • #1M Carbon Membrane (2015).
  • #4 Carbon Membrane (2015).
  • A1 IRC asymmetric spinnaker (2015).
  • Spare sliders and batten protectors.

 

General:

  • Lewmar low profile hatches and windows.
  • 16 x Through hull plugs.

     

    Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Custom carbon booth cover.
  • Canvas all silver/gray duotone Sunbrella.
  • Boom cover.
  • Wheel covers
  • Sheet bags, halyard bags, transom bag.
  • Washboards cover.
  • Table cover.
  • Cushion covers.
  • Lifeline cushions.
  • Headboard canvas for IRC.
  • 4 x Fender covers.
  • Floor mats.
  • Mooring cleats at bow and stern (removed for racing).
  • 15lb. fortress aluminium anchor.
  • 20’ chain.
  • 150’ chain.
  • Mooring lines.
  • Set of fenders with covers.

     

    Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

 

Safety Equipment:

  • Emergency tiller.
  • 10 x Inflatable PFDs.
  • Lifesling with light.
  • Horse shoe LIFE RING.
  • ACR EPIRB.
  • Orange flag
  • Flash lights.
  • Radar deflector.
  • Spare batteries.
  • 2 x Emergency nav. lights
  • Blow horn,
  • Throw line.
  • Flare pack.

 

Fire-fighting equipment:

  • 3 x Fire extinguisher.

Container

  • 4 x Red MK7 HAND FLARE.
  • 2 x Parachute solas flares.
  • 2 x ORANGE SMOKE.
  • First aid kit inshore (small).
  • 4 x Flash lights.

 

Tools:

  • 3 x Tool boxes.
  • Vice.
  • Rigger set FOR SPREADERS.
  • Philips screw driver, flat, small.
  • Allen set with handles mm, imperial.
  • Allen compact sets mm, imperial.
  • Allen mini sets.
  • Allen socket set.
  • Vice grip.
  • 2 x Adjustable wrenches.
  • Channel lock pliers.
  • 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20, 22 and 24 mm flat wrenches.
  • Engine set.
  • Socket set.
  • Cordless drill Ryobi 18V.
  • Drill bits.
  • Dremel set.
  • Angle grinder sander, cutting wheels. Polishing wheel.
  • Palm sander Hitachi.
  • Assorted sand paper.
  • Files.
  • Chisels.
  • Pliers.
  • Nautitool 7” sea spanner adjustable.
  • Pipe bender.
  • Cable stripper.

Tape:

  • Masking tape.
  • Gripper tape.
  • Kevlar tape.
  • 3M double stick tape.
  • Duct tape.
  • Electric tape.
  • Teflon tape.

 

Electronics:

  • Nav. lights, spare bulbs.
  • Wires.
  • VHF cable.
  • Fuses.
  • Connectors.
  • Multi meter.
  • Voltage tester.
  • Crimper.
  • Cutter.
  • Soldering kit.
  • Silicone grease compound.
  • Shrink wrap tubbing.
  • O rings.
  • BNC TNC UHF connectors.

 

Lubricants:

  • Tefgel.
  • Locktite blue and red.
  • Silicone gel.
  • Duralac.
  • Maxi jacket.
  • Lube spray.
  • Lubricote McLube.
  • WD40.
  • Marine grease.
  • Lithium grease.
  • Graphite grease.
  • Lewmar winch grease.
  • Debond.
  • Mold release wax.
  • Vaseline.
  • Head pump lube.
  • Vegetable oil.
  • Hydrolic oil.
  • Engine oil.
  • Transmission oil.

 

Paint and Solvents:

  • Gell cote.
  • Awl grip clear cote.
  • Awl grip primer.
  • Epoxy barier cote 2000.
  • 355 vinylux solvent interlux.
  • 233N reducer interlux.
  • Bottom paint vc offshore, petite for sail drive, Trilux.
  • Acetone, laquer thinner, mineral spirits, denaturated alcohol.
  • Precote flattener.
  • Brushes, rollers, pads.
  • Fiber glass repair kit.
  • Airex, carbon, fiberglass fiberglass tape release sheets wax release gel.
  • Vacuum pump with cups and HOSES.
  • G10, carbon, aluminum, rubber.
  • Rubber sheeting.

 

Support:

  • Boat cradle
  • Hitch set, sway control.

 

Optional for US$20,000 extra.

  • 19' trailer.
  • 2006 Ford Econoline van.

 

Dock box:

  • 16’ folding ladder.
  • Step box.
  • 14 x Lashing straps.
  • 5 x Diesel 5 gal jugs.
  • Jumper cables.
  • Trickle battery charger.
  • 220/30 connector.
  • 220/50 connector.
  • 120/30 cable.
  • 120/50 connector.
  • Marine/land connector.
  • Land/marine connector.
  • Tarps.
  • Blue protective flooring foil.
  • Cover plastic foil.
  • Bubble wrap.
  • Carpet padding.
  • Foam padding.
  • Trash bags.
  • Zip locks.
  • 2 x Knives
  • 1 x Large alumnium fortress danforth anchor with 40’ chain and 100’.
  • 4 x Buckets.
  • 4 x Extension cords.
  • 2 x Bilge pumps.
  • 4 x Sponge.
  • Bosun chair.
  • Harness.
  • Diving mask.
  • 2 x Brushes, 2 x broomsticks 2 x pads shami broom.
  • Water hose.
  • 4 x B/W fenders.
  • 1 x Shop vacuum cleaner.
  • 1 x Marine dehumidifier.
  • Work bench.
  • Bicycle pump.
  • Swimming ladder.
  • Oil pump.
  • Diesel pump.
  • Spare steering cables 10mm vectran, steel blocks.
  • Winch handles.
  • 4. 10”doublehanded.
  • 4. 10”singlehanded.
  • 4. 8” singlehanded.
  • 5 x Bilge pump handles.
  • Ensign with carbon stock.
  • Racing flags B,I. 1,2,3.
  • Signal flags.
  • Battle flag.
  • Class and swan flags.
  • 2 x Boat hooks.
  • Wichard Fid.
  • Jib rollers.
  • Sail ties.

 

Running Rig:

  • 6 x Docking lines 150’ 
  • 100’ Anchor line 3/8”.
  • 2 x Jib sheets (10mm spectra) 35’each with habble and dobble cover tylaska j12 or dog bone.
  • Main sheet 150’ (12mm spectra) Kevlar cover 200.
  • Spare spinnaker sheet 70’with 42’ taper (10mm spectra).
  • 2 x Spare tack line 88’ Tylaska T8.
  • Strap steel blue + spare outhaul l0mm vectran.
  • Traveler control line 7mm swift cord 38’ x 2.
  • Main Halyard 2:1 Dynex Dux/ spectra stripped.
  • Jib Halyard Dynex Dux with Witchard T8.
  • Spin Halyard MH dyneema spare.
  • Reel spectra 3mm.
  • Reel messenger line.
  • Reefing line for 1st reef.
  • Reefing tack strap.
  • Sail repair kit. Needles.
  • Roping palm twine.

 

Blocks and Hardware:

  • 1 x HARKEN SNATCH 1600KG.
  • 57 SINGLE.
  • 40C SINGLE.
  • Spare HALIARD SHEVES.
  • MAIN TRAV TRACK PARTS (LOADERS).
  • BATTEN PARTS.
  • Tylaska shackles.
  • Spare shackles.
  • 2 x Spinnaker blocks with loops.
  • 2 x Turning blocks with loops.
  • 2 x Winch parts sets, DIAGRAMS, GREASE.
  • Roller furler set.

 

Engine Spares:

  • Spare belts.
  • Filters.
  • Spare starter.
  • Spare zink.
  • Spare belt.
  • Spare impeller.
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