Swordsman 40 for sale

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Listed price £168,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Swordsman 40
Used power boat for sale
$219,307 USD | Listed price £168,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Fortissimo IV
Alan Burnard
Length overall
12.13 tons (U.S.)
Plymouth, United Kingdom

About this Swordsman 40


Price reduced October 2020

Developed from the Fairey Marine and James Bond stable, this Swordsman 40 is ideal for taking some overdue holiday. She is presented in excellent condition and is powered by twin Cummins CE 480hp marine diesel engines to twin Rolls Royce water jets and Rolls Royce Vector positioning system with Joystick control.

The Swordsman 40 uses the GRP Fairey Dagger hull design which was originally a military boat also used by customs and police. The seakeeping shape of the immensely strong hull is highly respected for boats of this size giving very comfortable passage making.

She has to be driven to understand why she is so special, the maneuvering is so precise that she can be moved in any direction and docked anywhere with her joystick control Rolls Royce Vector dynamic positioning system. You can berth her whatever the conditions against a pontoon with the engines running and tie her up single-handed.

With water jets any propeller noise is eliminated as are any worries about fishing pot lines and nets. With no propellers her draft is reduced and she can dry out in mud or on sand.

Her aft cabin superstructure designed by Alan Burnard the renowned Fairey Marine designer gives this Swordsman 40 pleasing classical lines. She sleeps six in a large aft ensuite double, a convertible U shaped saloon and a forward V berth with additional day head. She benefits from Mastervolt 6Kw Whisper Gen generator, 12 - 220v Inverter, reverse cycle air conditioning throughout and Mikuni water heater.

Navigation equipment by Simrad and Raymarine includes 2KW radar / chart plotter, GPS, autopilot, DSC VHF, depth and log.

The deck of this Swordsman 40 is complemented by a stainless steel and teak bathing platform with ladder and snap davits for her tender. Anchor equipment includes a Lofrans deluxe electric windlass with remote radio chain counter. She has canvas work for all seasons which includes a sprayhood, and full cockpit tent (new 2016) and a bimini.

Specially built for one of the directors of Swordsman Marine to his exacting standards and maintained by them until she changed hands she is now offered by her third owner; this Swordsman 40 has been extremely well maintained.

Many recent upgrades along with four coats of resin applied to hull prior to applying new copper coat antifoul.

February 2020 - Jets serviced and anti fouled, all anodes replaced.

EU VAT paid with all original invoices and Bill of Sale for secure transfer of Title.


Deep "V" hull laminated with Isophthalic resin and foam core in topsides
All bottom stringers, longitudinals and engine beds to original Lloyds specification as used in military hulled "Dagger"
Hull to deck laminated together
Three sets of spray rails for dry ride
Four coats of resin and Coppercoat antifouling added 

This Swordsman 40 has an additional hull laminate making her stiffer and stronger than other Swordsman motor yachts without affecting performance.

Isophthalic resin and gel coats, end grain balsa reinforced for sound and insulation properties



Teak interior joinery with teak and holly flooring to fore cabin, saloon and aft cabin
High quality fabric
Alcantara head lining
White laminate working surface trimmed in teak to galley
White laminate joinery with teak trim and teak floor grating to twin head compartments


Light & airy with two opening windows and Lewmar hatch over
Spacious "U" settee converting to double berth
Alcantara upholstery
Handmade teak dining table, folding to coffee table
Storage under settee
Easy access bar
Illuminated 230v and 12v distribution panel with breakers
Tank Tender for fuel and water contents


240 VAC - Miele Twin plate ceramic hob **
240 VAC - Panasonic Combination Microwave oven **

** note, the above 240 VAC "mains" appliances and appliances like a kettle, mains sockets can be conveniently powered from any of shorepower, generator or inverter

12 VDC - 75 litre fridge with freezer compartment *
12 VDC - Cockpit fridge *

* note, the above 12 VDC appliances and appliances like a 12VDC mobile phone car charger can be conveniently powered from the boats 12 VDC system

Diesel fired - Mikuni hot water heater and electric immersion heater

Two bowl stainless steel sink
Hot and cold water mixer tap
Drawers and lockers
Teak inset cover for sinks
Teak plate, cup and utensils holder
Teal kitchen towel holder


Acrylic hand basin with mixer tap and shower
Shower pump
Shower curtain
Teak shower grating
Flushing large bowl marine toilet
Plenty of storage
Opening window


Spacious 6' 6" V berth with 4" cushions
Stowage under bunk
Large hanging locker
Numerous lockers above bunks
Dressing table and mirror with stowage
Opening Lewmar hatch cover


Large 6' 6" x 5' double berth
Fully sprung mattress
Hanging locker
Lockers over bunk
Dressing table with storage
Lockers over dressing table
Large window with openings


Acrylic hand basin with mixer tap and shower
Shower pump
Shower curtains
Teak shower grating
Flushing large bowl marine toilet
3 large lockers
Opening window

Entertainment systems

TV/DVD player in main saloon
Glomex external TV antenna on radar mast
JVC Stereo radio/CD player in aft cabin (with speakers in aft cabin)
JVC Stereo radio/CD player in main saloon (with speakers in saloon and cockpit)

Air Conditioning

Two HFL Reverse Cycle (heating and cooling) air conditioning units for Saloon / Fore Cabin and Aft Cabin

HFL Coolmax Cabin Comfort electronic controls in saloon and aft cabin




Cummins Engines

Clean rust free engine room
Twin Cummins CE 480 hp marine diesels with handed filters and dipsticks
Cummins smart engine monitors with digital display

Rolls Royce Water Jets

Rolls Royce dynamic Vector positioning system through twin Rolls Royce waterjets
Rolls Royce joystick control
Rolls Royce steering wheel

Mastervolt Generator

Mastervolt 6 KW Whisper Gen 240 volt diesel generator in its own sound shield
Mastervolt remote control panel in saloon


Galvanic isolator
Shore power with lead
RCD Protected
Mastervolt 12v 100 amp charger
Inverter (New)
320 amp/hr Maintenance free service battery bank
320 amp/hr Maintenance free engine start batteries
Generator start battery
240V sockets throughout
12V DC Cigar/Charger sockets throughout
Twin 240 volt sockets in the engine room
2 x Electric bilge pumps
Engine room lights
Full Stainless Steel horn

Navigation equipment

Steering compass
Simrad IS15 speed, depth and sea temperature (Sea Temp sensor N/S)
Simrad AP26 autopilot
Raymarine 2KW radar
Raymarine C Series Chart plotter multi-function display
Raymarine GPS position transducer
Raymarine 240E DSC VHF 
Fishfinder (New)
Second GPS Plotter (New)
Navigation lights
Anchor light

Deck Gear

Teak companionway doors with clear sliding hatch over
Cockpit sole in teak
Hatch for engine room access
Removable seating with lifting cockpit floor for full access to engines
Hatch for under floor storage access
Cockpit floor lighting
Removable cockpit dining table, folding to coffee table
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
Stainless steel Stanchions and single guard wire with gates to port and starboard
3 pairs of large stainless steel bollard cleats
Stainless steel fairleads
Stainless steel "rubbing strips" on rubbing strakes to protect teak from warps 
2 1/2" solid teak rubbing strake all round
Stainless steel and teak bathing platform with bathing ladder and Snap davits
Fresh water shower on bathing platform
Solid teak laid foredeck side decks
Local and Remote Lofrans Airon deluxe electric windlass with chain
Remote anchor chain counter
Stainless steel anchor roller
Self draining anchor chain locker with stowage for fenders
Teak radar mast
Stainless steel framed windscreen around forward part of cockpit
Double helmsman's seat with adjustable bolster
Single navigators seat with adjustable bolster
Full set of matching cockpit cushions
All windows removed professionally and re-bedded 
Exterior professionally re-varnished 
Teak ensign staff
Rubber discs on Stainless Steel exhaust flaps


High quality multi-function stainless steel frame for:

Spray hood 
Full cockpit enclosure 

Older / spare Sprayhood and Full cockpit enclosure for winter layup


Lodestar 2.8m inflatable
Snap davits on bathing platform


4hp 2 stroke Mariner
Pushpit bracket
Outboard cover
Stainless Steel crane to lift outboard

Safety equipment

McMurdo 406 GPS EPIRB (new battery 2012)
2 x Horseshoe Lifebelts with lights
Offshore flare pack
Viking Tri-Lens Radar Reflector
Fire extinguishers to cabins, cockpit and engine room
4 x Electric bilge pumps with manual override
Manual bilge pump

NOTE -  For the avoidance of confusion, the out of date Liferaft and it's cradle which is shown in some pictures is not included in any sale for safety reasons.

Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • This vessel is VAT paid.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Plymouth, England.
  • © 2020 Nicolle Associates

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2 x Cummins CE
Fuel capacity
288 gallons (U.S.)
Cruising speed
33 mph
Number of cabins
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Broker/Dealer Information

Nicolle Associates - Hamble

Saltmakers House Hamble Point Marina School Lane
SO31 4NB
United Kingdom
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