• 40'
  • 2004
  • Lymington, United Kingdom
  • £177,500


This classic style gentleman’s 40ft motor yacht needs little introduction - she has been meticulously maintained by two fastidious owners which is evident when you step on board. She boasts an extensive specification, twin jet drives from Rolls Royce and a full service history. If you are looking for a modern classic motor yacht with jet drives, look no further.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Swordsman 40
  • Model Year: 2004
  • YearBuilt: 2004
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Paid
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • 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: 40' 0" (12.19m)
  • LWL: 34' 3" (10.44m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 11' 5" (3.48m)
  • Min Draft: 2' 4" (0.71m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 26 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 40 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 8,500 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 272 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,136 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 5
  • 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: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Planing
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Alan Burnard
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Cummins
  • Model: 480C-E
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker's Comments

“Meteor” is one of the finest examples of this yachtsman’s motor boat out there.  She is a fantastically stylish 40’ motor yacht with a surprisingly spacious and private two cabin layout. “Meteor” has had two extremely meticulous owners from new, she boasts of a very high specification, a complete service history, and many practical extras to help make the experience as pleasurable as possible.  She really must be viewed to be appreciated.

Owner's Comments

I have owned her from autumn 2011 and am only the second owner.  The first (from 2004) had owned a shaft-driven Swordsman 40 previously.  I believe kept her in the UK for 2/3 years before taking her back to his homeland, Finland where each winter she was laid up in a heated shed.   He died in 2011 when I bought her and had her transported back to the Hamble.  In my ownership she has been extensively upgraded with a generator, more comfortable saloon seating, electric heads, a second holding tank, satphone, new stainless steel-trimmed windscreen and folding radar arch, etc.   In the last 5 years she has cruised the South Coast extensively including to the West Country, was transported by road to Penton Hook on the River Thames, cruised up to Oxford, back and down through the Pool of London and round to the South Coast again.  In 2014 she was transported to mainland Spain, cruised the coast and voyaged to the Balearic Islands.  She has been equipped specifically for single-handed operation with an MOB auto engine stop system, a double set of davits for her RIB tender and outboard.  She has always provided enormous joy for me and my guests in traditional surroundings.


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


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

·         Wide 15” teak side decks.

·         Large teak foredeck provides good working platform for mooring and anchoring.

·         A classic seakindly deep ‘V’ hull laminated with Isophthalic resin and foam core in topsides.

·         All bottom stringers, longitudinal and engine beds are constructed to the same standards as used in the original military spec Fairey Dagger on which the hull is based. Hull to deck laminated together to provide strength and ensure watertight joint. Three sets of spray rails to ensure dry ride.

·         The deck is also moulded in Isophthalic resin and gel coats, closed cell foam reinforced deck for sound and insulation properties, end grain balsa used in coach roof. Teak laid deck and cockpit sole. 1¼” Stainless steel pulpit & aft quarter rails. 


Engine & Gearboxes:

·         2 x Cummins ‘C-E’ series 480 HP fresh water cooled turbo-charged and intercooled. (C.700 hours).

·         Gearboxes – ZF 280 1.0 (Reversing)

·         Racor fuel filters.

·         Large clear top seawater strainers above water line.

·         High quality sound insulation.

·         Handed oil dipsticks.

·         Hatch for engine room access.

·         Hydraulic lifting cockpit floor for full access to engines.


Maintenance & Performance:

·         Annual engine servicing and jet servicing by Cummins and Rolls Royce engineers, extensive service history.

·         Last serviced – Spring 2016.

·         Cruising speed – 26 knots.

·         Max speed – c. 40 knots at lightship disp. with clean hull and impellors.


Propulsion & Steering:

·         Kamewa (Rolls Royce) FF 310 jet drives.

·         Rolls Royce hydraulic steering.

·         GKN Cardan shafts.

Electrical Systems

12V Electrical System:

·         1 x 120 amp engine start battery.

·         3 x 360 amp deep cycle domestic batteries.

·         1 x generator start battery.

·         2 x 100 amp alternators.

·         Battery master switches.

·         Distribution panel in main saloon.

·         Four bilge pumps with non-return valves to prevent siphoning.

·         High quality lighting throughout.

·         Navigation lights.

·         Anchor light.

·         240V Dehumidifiers and 240V heaters included in sale inventory.


240V Electrical System:

·         Shore power with lead (RCD protected).

·         4 x outlets plus supply in engine room.

·         Distribution panel in saloon.

·         60 amp Battery charger.



·         Whispergen 3.5kw diesel generator.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

·         Hot and cold pressurised system in galley and both heads.

·         12V water pump and accumulator tank.

·         8 gallon calorifier with 240v immersion heater.

·         Recirculating hot water heating system with independently controlled heat exchangers in each cabin and engine pre-heating facility.

·         Heated towel-rail in each heads.


Bilge Pumps:

·         4 x electric bilge pumps.

·         Manual bilge pump.



·         Total capacity 1,136 litres (250 gallons).


Fresh water:

·         Total capacity 272 litres (60 gallons).

Navigation Equipment

·         Raymarine ST60 Log.

·         Raymarine ST60 Depth.

·         Raymarine ST6001 Autopilot.

·         Raymarine RL70 CRC Colour Radar/Chart Plotter with Navionics Gold for the Med and the Black Sea.

·         Raymarine 2kW Radar Scanner mounted on mast.

·         Raymarine 112 GPS antenna.

·         Raymarine 230 VHF.

·         Active radar transponder.

Domestic Equipment


·         Two bowl stainless steel sink.

·         Hot and cold water mixer tap.

·         Wallas diesel fired hob and oven.

·         55 litre fridge with freezer compartment.

·         Coffee machine and toaster included in the sale.

·         Panasonic microwave.



·         2 x shower pump and curtain.

·         2 x flushing large bowl marine toilet.

·         2 x acrylic hand basin with mixer tap and shower.


Heating and Ventilation:

·         Electric fans in all compartments.



·         Stereo radio/CD player.


Summary of Accommodation:

·         The interior is finished exclusively in satin varnished teak.

·         Teak trims on laminate work surfaces.

·         Ivory leather upholstery with blue piping (renewed in 2012).

·         Alcantara head lining.

·         Teak and holly floors throughout.


Description of layout from forwards:


Forward Cabin:

·         Spacious 6’6” ‘V’ berth with 4” cushions.

·         Stowage under bunk.

·         Large hanging locker.

·         Numerous lockers above bunks.

·         Dressing table and mirror with stowage.

·         Teak and holly floor.

·         Opening Lewmar hatch over.


Forward Heads:

·         Teak shower grating.

·         Acrylic hand basin with mixer tap and shower, shower pump and curtain.

·         Electric flushing heads to sea or holding tank.

·         White laminate surfaces throughout and plenty of storage.



·         White laminate working surface trimmed in teak.

·         Drawers.

·         Lockers.



·         Spacious ‘U’ shaped settee – reupholstered in 2012.

·         Handmade teak dining table, folding to coffee table.

·         Storage under settee.

·         Easy access bottle stowage.

·         Teak and holly floor.

·         240V and 12V switch panels.

·         Light & airy with two opening windows and Lewmar hatch over.

·         Saloon upholstery replaced in 2008.


Aft Cabin:

·         Large 6’6” x 5’ double berth.

·         Hanging locker.

·         Lockers over bunk.

·         Dressing table with storage.

·         Lockers over dressing table.

·         Large windows with opens.

·         Access to main engine water strainers, jet shafts and generator under berth.


Aft Heads:

·         Acrylic basin with mixer tap and shower.

·         Teak shower grating.

·         Shower pump and curtain.

·         Electric flushing heads to sea or holding tank.

·         White laminate surfaces throughout.

·         3 x large lockers.

·         Opening window.

Deck Equipment


·         Custom made teak mast (folds for low bridge passage).

·         Polished silver anodised aluminium windows with five openings.

·         1¼” stainless steel pulpit & aft quarter rails.

·         1¼” stainless steel boarding ladder with teak treads. 

·         2½” teak rubbing strake all around.

·         Stainless steel handrails on cabin tops.

·         4 x stainless steel fairleads.

·         2 x Lewmar polished aluminium hatches.

·         Easy open deck fillers for water and fuel.

·         Port, starboard & stern navigation lights.

·         Steaming light and anchor light.

·         Stainless steel ensign staff holder.

·         Gas locker with deck access.

·         Teak toe rail.

·         Teak companionway doors with clear sliding hatches.

·         Cockpit table.

·         Driver and passenger seats are reversible for socialising. Stowage under one and front loading refrigerator in the other.

·         Large cockpit seats with copious stowage under.

·         Cockpit sole to the latest design giving excellent engine access.

·         Large cockpit table that is adjustable in both size and position.

·         Demountable side boarding ladder with fittings both sides.



·         Dual lever throttle and shift control.

·         Twin engine instruments including gauges for oil pressure, temperature, volts and hours.

·         Audible alarms for all systems.

·         Six spoke wheel. Hydraulic steering.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

·         6 x large stainless steel bollard cleats.

·         Stainless steel stemhead fitting and stowage for anchor.

·         Self-draining anchor locker with easy access and stowage for fenders.

·         Delta anchor with 60 metres of chain.

·         Electric anchor windlass and capstan.

·         8 x fender baskets.

·         Bathing ladder.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

·         Tonneau cover.

·         Full cockpit cover with clear sections.


Tender & Outboard:

·         Tender with outboard included in the sale.

·         Simpson davits.


Safety Equipment:

·         4-man liferaft in canister and cradle – next service due March 2018.

·         Inmarsat satellite phone.

·         Coast Key man overboard system.

·         Man overboard rescue sling.

·         Dan Buoy.

·         Fastfind 220 PLB (personal locator beacon)


Fire-fighting equipment:

·         Fire blanket.

·         Hand held fire extinguishers

·         Automatic Fireblitz fire extinguisher in engine bay.