• 86'
  • 1988
  • Langkawi, Malaysia
  • $990,000


At the time of her launch Swan 86-001 was the largest and most powerful Swan ever built. Her first name was Zoom. With lines by German Frers and the typical Nautor quality she is the epitome of the famed Swan “cruiser-racer” style with wedge deck and long overhangs.  She is an accomplished performer and whilst a “maxi” at heart she is fitted out luxuriously and by any standards a top class cruising yacht. Below decks the interior was hand built with custom care by Nautor’s craftsmen.

ASPIRATION was sold in 2010 to her current owners – then shipped to Asia.
Since shipping Aspiration to Singapore from Mallorca, she has been used lightly & principally for the owner’s use - typically within a 300 NM radius from Phuket. The furthest she’s been sailed is to Flores & Bali Indonesia.

The yacht has enjoyed continual maintenance and upgrades. 

ASPIRATION has a commercial status and has made some successful charters (they have conducted approx three charters which were no longer than 7-days each) but the main emphasis has been on private use and family cruising. The owners are now relocating to Europe and hence the decision to place their beloved Aspiration on sale for new owners to enjoy.
The yacht was ashore at Langkawi for the month of August where she has been fitted with a new prop shaft, cutlass bearings and thru hulls. 

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: NAUTOR'S SWAN
  • Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat
  • Model: Swan 86
  • Model Year: 1988
  • YearBuilt: 1988
  • Year Refit: 2016
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 2/0/4
  • LOA: 86' 0" (26.21m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 20' 2" (6.15m)
  • Min Draft: 11' 6" (3.51m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 55,000 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 2,000 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,000 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 4
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Epoxy Composite
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: German Frers
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LYA
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Recent Improvements


Sept - Oct 2018 – New prop shaft, cutlass bearings and thru hulls. General service and antifouling

Nov 2016 – new Raymarine instrumentation including A75 multi-function display for nav station below decks, Evolution 400 autopilot with P70 display, wind displays and multi-function display.

Five new air conditioning units, January 2016, Siam Cooling Systems “Yen Dee” package.

Yanmar 6LYA, 380 Hp or 283.5Kw, 4 stroke, diesel, 6 cylinders in line, Turbo Aspirated new 2014.
Propeller shaft is in stainless steel AQUAMET new 2014. Incl cutlass bearings, refurbished Max Prop etc.

Rig was unstepped and has undergone to a complete inspection and refit in 2014. The rod rigging has undergone to die penetrant test of all the heads and terminations. Diagonals shroud N4 were replaced as well some of the toggles aloft and deck toggles of the vertical and diagonal shrouds N1. The secondary  stays  and  the  backstay  runners  in  Aramid  fibres  have  been replaced.

Reckmann foresail hydraulic reefing system serviced by the Reckmann in Germany 2014.

•    New full batten main sail 2014 North Sails made in USA, Dyneema/Carbon SRPC.
•    New headsail, Challenge Performance Cruising warp drive tri-radial cut with 2 ply leach and UV cover protection.

Rudder dropped and new bearings installed 2014

Fo’c’sle fitted originally fitted with a V berth now fitted as working area and fitted spares storage
Ice maker installed in galley 2014.
New Miele washing machine 2013 fitted in fo’c’sle locker.
Refridgerator and freezer doors removed and repaired including new hardware, new gel coat on the interior surfaces and new teak veneer on exterior faces.
New Spectra MPC-3000 water maker installed 2014.
New Yamaha 60 hp 4-stroke dinghy outboard motor 2014. Serviced 2016
Ray marine chart plotter with radar interface at helm in aft cockpit new 2014.(interfaces with 2016 new instrumentation)

Recent works in August 2017

Removal and of Goiot ports for re-anodizing, replacing of the rubber seals etc.
Removal of helm and replacement of roller bearings
Removal and anodizing of helm wheel shroud, including various inspection plates and aluminium items
Removal and repair, including anodizing, many running rigging blocks and various deck hardware
Removal of most of interior chrome hardware for re-chroming – door handles, stikes, etc –
Removal and service of Goiot hatches
Disassemble and service winches, including re-chrome various parts

Hull and Deck construction

The hull and deck are GRP sandwich construction and foam core (hand laid E-glass & Aramid fibre sandwich with foam core).
Structural bulkheads are foam cored and laminated to hull and deck.
Teak laid deck, replaced in 2005/6
Aspiration has the optional “wing keel” – the ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony.
Cast in keel bolts are of stainless steel.
Rudder of foam filled GRP with high tensile stainless steel stock.
Cable steering gear. Recessed destroyer type single wheel with elk-hide cover.
There are two watertight bulkheads - anchor locker & lazarette .

Deck Hardware & Ground Tackle
Anchor system    Retractable anchor arm with    recessed winch
Anchor            63 kg CQR anchor with 110m of 15mm chain
Windlass        Lewmar 4000 horizontal windlass in foredeck locker
Deck Lockers        8 x deck stowage lockers in cockpit    
Deck            Teak laid deck

Winches        17 Lewmar  winches in total with six function
Lewmar Commander 6 hydraulic unit
4 x Lewmar  110 linked with pedestals secondary are hydraulic drive
2 x auxiliary winches Lewmar 65 CST
Mainsheet winch 90 SST with electro hydraulic drive and drop-in pedestal

Engine and Main Systems


1 x Yanmar 6LYA, 380 Hp or 283.5Kw, 4 stroke, diesel, 6 cylinders in line, Turbo Aspirated, sea water indirect cooled, marine engine new 2014
Stainless steel Aqualoy 22 propeller shaft 2018 incl. new including cutlass bearings.
Running Hours    907 November 2018
Drive                  PRM 1000 Ratio 2.983:1
Controls             Mechanical / cables, dual instrument panels at helm & navigation station   


Generator: Kohler 20E OZD 22.5 KVA, diesel generator is installed. 9476 hours at November 2018

Air Conditioning: Five (5) reverse-cycle units 220v AC, new Jan 2016

Water-maker: Spectra MPC-3000 water maker (new 2014)

Electrical Systems

Ship power is 24 V DC.
Separate battery bank is supplied for Navigation and Radio equipment.
Separate  12V  battery  bank  is  supplied  for  Main  engine  and  generator  starting.
Shore power, is hard wired aft with heavy duty shore power cable.
Two (2) Victron multiplus 24 VDC/70 Amp automatic battery chargers/inverters.
One (1) Mastervolt  Mass 24 VDC/50 Amp battery charger.
Main engine is supplied with 2 alternators, one of which is high capacity 24V for house battery charging.

Plumbing Systems

Three (3) Dometic / Sealand Vacuflush toilets - system overhaul 2015.
One (1) Manual Par Jabsco toilet in cabin’s head.
Holding tanks for Vacuflush toilets with diverter valves.
Emergency engine-driven high-capacity bilge pump installed
Three (3) Par Jabsco 34600-0010 high capacity bilge pumps with auto float switches
Gianneschi 220VAC high output water pressure pump
Whale Gusher 10 and Whale Gusher 30, manual bilge pumps.

Navigation and Communication Systems


Automatic pilot    Evolution 400 autopilot with P70 display, (new Nov 2016), interfacing with Raymarine chart plotter at helm
A75 Multi function display for nav station below decks, new Nov 2016
Wind displays    new Nov 2016 – incorporating – a I60 wind display unit; a I70 multifunction display for depth etc.; plus a Close Hauled wind display.
GPS    Ray Marine
Radar    Furuno 64 nm radar
Chart Plotter    Ray Marine C-90 chart plotter mounted at helm
Magnetic compass    Suunto D-165
Gyro Compass    1

VHF    Icom VHF  IC-M502– 2003 dual station
SSB    Skanti  400w HF radio

Computer    Onboard PC computer system interfaced with CCTV

Accommodations and Equipment

ASPIRATION has a classic style interior finished in teak with satin finish. The interior was hand built with custom care by Nautor’s craftsmen using the best yacht practice and first grade materials.


Aft helm / working cockpit.
Large centre cockpit with dining table suitable for outdoor informal dining.

Access to the lower deck is by two companionways. The first one aft from the aft cockpit serves the owner’s cabin – from where you can also go forward to the navigation station situated just forward of the cabin.
The main entrance leads from the main central cockpit and leads into the main saloon.

The main saloon is located amidships and is full beam. To port is the dining area with ample space for eight guests and to starboard is a seating arrangement.

The galley is open plan and is located just aft of the main dining area on the port side.

The passageway leading aft to the Owners cabin is on the starboard side going aft.
In this passage way one can find the second “crew” cabin with its ensuite, this cabin is finished to Owner’s standards and could be a 4th guest cabin should there only be two / three crew members.

Just aft of this is the navigation station. This also serves as the yacht’s office. All wind instruments are repeated here. During crossings an extra bulkhead can be put in the Owner’s cabin, which allows the navigation station to be accessed by the aft deck hatch whilst maintaining privacy for the owner.

The Owner’s cabin is full beam. The large double bed is on the port side. On the starboard side is a settee. This cabin has ample storage space. The ensuite bathroom is facing forward on the port side. From this cabin there is a companionway to the aft cockpit.

The VIP cabin is located forward of the main salon on the port side. This has a double bed with ensuite bathroom.

Opposite is the twin bed guest cabin (bunk beds) with ensuite bathroom.

The forepeak is crew quarters for two.

(The fo’c’sle was fitted originally fitted with a V berth but has been modified to provide a working area and fitted spares storage and laundry)

Galley Equipment:
Stove & oven     Force 10 three burner LPG w/ ALPES 220 VDC overhead extractor fan.
Refrigeration      220 VAC/engine driven Iceberg Eutectic system 3 door side-loading.
Freezer             220 VAC/engine driven Iceberg Eutectic system top & side-loading.
Cappucino machine    Swiss Jura Ena 9 One Touch.
Sink                 two (2) stainless steel.
Dishwasher       Miele.
Ice Maker          Isotherm new 2014.
Microwave oven    Electrolux.
Rubbish bin         Teak free-standing

Main saloon       1 x Samsung 46” flat screen on articulated wall mount
Master cabin      1 x Panasonic 22” flat screen
Sound system    Bose 5.1 entertainment system with speakers throughout the interior/exterior
Middle cockpit    Equipped with 24-VDC refrigeration unit
Computer           Ship’s computer in navigation station

Sails and Rigging


Mast                  Carbon fibre mast & boom by Hood Yacht Spars
Mast height        105 feet – 32.24 meters
Hydraulic furler    Reckmann
Spinnaker poles   2 x Carbospars
Reaching struts   2 x Carbospars
Standing rigging    s/s rod
Inner forestay       Kevlar
Baby-stay            Kevlar
Backstay             Kevlar
Running rigging    Yacht Braid
Backstay & Vang    fitted with Navtec hydraulic adjuster


Mainsail    North Sails full battened Norlam Dyneema/Carbon SRPC (new 2014)
Genoa      Cruising Genoa, new 2016 January.
Staysail    Spectra

Racing sails    Numerous racing sail inventory
(Note: These were inherited from former owner – not used by current owners and condition not warranted by seller).


Bombard EXPL-SB500 5-meter Hypalon RIB with centre console (refurbished 2013)
Tender motor    - 60 HP 4-stroke Yamaha outboard (new 2014)

Safety Equipment
Life rafts         Two (2) Ocean Safety 6-man
Life rings        Two (2) w/MOM overboard
Life jackets     12 Ocean Safety MCA inflatable life jackets
EPIRB            GME 406 MHz Category I
AIS                 Ray Marine transponder integrated with chart plotter


Sun bimini, new Oct 2018.
Sprayhood. Deck cushions.
Chain and anchor, re-galvanised 2015