NAUTOR'S SWAN Nautor Swan 411 for sale

Sint Maarten, Saint Martin (French Part)

£69,725GBP
Listed price $95,000 USD

General information
Make/model
NAUTOR'S SWAN Nautor Swan 411
Category
Used sail boat for sale
Price
£69,725 GBP | Listed price $95,000 USD
Name of boat
ALBIREO
Year
1978
Length overall
12.42 metres
Beam
3.63 metres
Location
Sint Maarten, Saint Martin (French Part)

About this NAUTOR'S SWAN Nautor Swan 411

English

Broker's Comments

My first contact with the owners of Nautor Swan 411 ALBIREO was probably in 1985! The boat was hauled out of the water and they were busily sanding her bottom, and excited about their summer plans. This is a classic S&S design with a teak interior, which can’t be matched with the woods that are available today, the warm color especially at night cannot be replicated.

 

As far as her sailing and offshore capabilities, there is not much left to prove after 38 years of family sailing on this side of the Atlantic. Nautor Swan is well known for the cruiser/racer yachts that were produced in the 1970s and 1980s, as they made the yard famous. The interior layouts are not the modern designs, but were built to go sailing with the single and double aft, two settee berths in salon, as well as the foc’sle berths with hulls built to cut through the waves with sea kindly underbody and true bilge.

 

This is a great opportunity to purchase a lovely classic yacht with a great pedigree.

 

Note: Most recent survey by Martin Marine Surveys, Cole Bay, St. Maarten N.A. 09 March 2020.

Owner's Comments

Nancy and I have loved and sailed this spectacular Sparkman & Stephens 1978 Nautor Swan 411 classic. We have sailed her for 38 years, from the cold waters of Down East Maine, to the moderate waters of the Chesapeake and Bermuda, to the tropical ones of the Caribbean - from Sint Maarten to Grenada. We have honeymooned, voyaged, vacationed, feasted, raised children, and hung out on this sturdy, safe, swift, and dependable member of our family. After all these years of use, we now want to travel abroad and enjoy landlubberly things like motor trips around Europe and train and canal visits to our favorite countries on the continent.

 

Other than her teak decks that are understandably worn, Nautor Swan 411 ALBIREO is in fantastic condition - as a result of her fine original build and our unrelenting care for every detail as she has aged. In 1999, we put a new rig in, just before we sailed her from the Caribbean to fresh water in Vermont - where we played on her there for 18 years. We completely rebuilt her Perkins 4-108 diesel around that time and since then have meticulously maintained that engine replacing various parts as needed. Presently, we are undertaking a large project to rehabilitate her teak decks and the process should be completed by the end of January 2022. We have overhauled her electronics, added a new chart plotter, purchased a new main and genoa in May of 2021, and done a million things to make her easier and safer to sail and nicer to be on.

 

During the late 1980s and early 90s, we occasionally raced her during the New York Yacht Club Annual Cruises as well as in various regattas in and around Narragansett Bay; and she did very well. However, from then to recently entering a special regatta in Sint Maarten in 2021 to celebrate her new sails, we mostly cruised in style. Amongst my favorite times were during our many sea voyages back and forth from New England to Sint Maarten where we now live. I used to relish our stops in Bermuda. In 2018, just before the Caribbean Hurricane Season, we cruised her from Sint Maarten to Grenada with family aboard. The voyage of 400 miles took us more than a month as evidence of the many stops we made along the way. We visited so many islands that it is impossible to pick a favorite.

 

Nancy and I cannot believe the good fortune we had to purchase such an amazing yacht back in 1984. At the time, we were a bit scared of the financial outlay as well of as all the technical sailing gear she had on her to help her go through the water so beautifully; but in time we grew comfortable double handing her and as we owned her for so many years, the financial outlay got easier and easier. Spending money on ALBIREO has been money well spent and time spent on her has been fantastic. Now it is time to let go and move on to new adventures. The next owner will buy a gem.

Construction

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • White fiberglass hull hand laid.
  • Fiberglass sandwich deck and cabin house except deck fittings are on solid laminate with aluminum back up plates. Teak overlay on deck.
  • Oiled teak exterior trim.
  • Varnished teak interior.

 

Keel & Rudder:

  • Lead keel bolted on.

Machinery

Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Perkins 4-108M, sound insulated; fresh water cooled.
  • Borg Warner 2.91 reduction.
  • 4379 hours on engine (rebuilt by Jamestown Boatyard, Rhode Island in 2000 at 2100 hours).
  • Engine alarm on low oil pressure or high temperature.
  • Engine hour meter.
  • New water pump, fuel injection pump (2018).

 

Propulsion & Steering:

  • 21” Max-Prop feathering propeller.
  • Rudder mounted on skeg aft of keel.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • Switchboard circuit breakers.
  • 12v outlets in cockpit & cabin.
  • USB and 12v outlets on nav desk.

 

Battery Banks:

  • 12v 285 AH flooded cell batteries – three house service, one engine (all new 2020).
  • Battery condition indicators.

 

Battery Chargers:

  • Zantrax inverter/charger.

 

Alternators:

  • 55 amp alternator.

 

Shore Power:

  • 110v A.C. shore power / cord.

 

Other Electrical:

  • Lightening protection by grounding headstay/backstay/chain plates to keel bolts.
  • 100 watt flexible solar panels mounted on bimini w voltage regulator in aft cabin.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Hot and cold pressure system throughout – UV filter in cold.
  • Separate fresh and seawater manual pumps at galley sink and fresh-water pump at wash basin in head.

 

Bilge Pumps:

  • Two Whale Gusher manual pumps; one operated at nav station; one operated at helm.

Tankage

Fuel:

  • 128.70 litres (34 US gallons) with separator filter (consumption 3/4 GPH @ 1800 rpm).

 

Fresh water:

  • Total of 249.83 litres (66 US gallons) in three tanks.

 

Grey/Blackwater Holding Tanks:

  • Single SS tank located under starboard side of foc’sle double berth. Pump-out on deck.

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine 2 x windspeed/angle.
  • Raymarine 3 x multifunction (voltage, wind, speed, environment).
  • Raymarine readouts in cockpit and on nav station.
  • Raymarine Axiom 9” chart plotter cockpit mounted with canvas cover.
  • Standard Horizon VHF w/ AIS & GPS with aux helm station repeater.
  • ICOM ICM 710 single sideband radio.
  • Brookes & Gatehouse depth sounder connected to Raymarine readout.
  • Raymarine radar – radome mounted on dedicated pole.
  • Raymarine screen on nav station.
  • Brookes & Gatehouse Homer Radio RDF.

Domestic Equipment

Galley:

  • 3-burner plus oven propane stove (new in 2016) gimballed.
  • Electronic gas cut-off for stove.
  • SS sink.
  • Refrigeration in 130 qt galley fridge.

 

Heads/Showers:

  • Baby Blake toilet rebuilt in 2018, holding tank.
  • 1 x Shower.

 

Heating & Ventilation:

  • Two dorade boxes over main cabin.
  • One dorade box mounted in front of mast.  Head exhaust fan air exits here.

 

Entertainment:

  • Sony music system – speakers in cockpit and cabin.

 

Lighting:

  • Windex masthead wind indicator and light.
  • Tricolor navigation and anchor light.
  • Side and stern navigation lights.
  • Mid-mast mounted bow deck spotlight.
  • Cockpit mounted spot light.

Accommodation

Summary of Accommodation:

  • Large custom double bunk in forward cabin.
  • One small double and one single in aft private cabin.
  • Main salon – 1 pilot starboard and 2 settee berths; table, bookcase, lockers to port.
  • Sail storage under fore cabin bunk.
  • Fans / reading lights above all bunks.
  • Nav station to starboard.
  • ‘U’ shaped galley.
  • Enclosed head w/ shower.
  • Canvas lee cloths for main and aft cabin berths.
  • Safety harness for cook.

Deck Equipment

Rig:

  • Anodized aluminum spars.
  • Boom slab reefing (3 points).
  • 2 spinnaker poles.
  • Navtec rod rig uppers – Norseman fittings – bronze turnbuckles.
  • Running rigging wire with dacron, all dacron, and Dyneema.
  • New mechanical backstay tensioner (2020).
  • Furlex roller furling with new headstay (2018).
  • Spinnaker bell lift.
  • Separate storm trysail track.
  • Navtec vang.

 

Winches:

  • All Lewmar.
  • 2 x 55 primary self-tailing.
  • 2 x 48 secondary self-tailing.
  • 1 x 34 mainsheet self-tailing.
  • 1 x 40 main halyard self-tailing.
  • 2 x 40 foreguy & running backstay assist.
  • 2 x 40 pole lift & reef assist.
  • 2 x 44 jib halyard.
  • 2 x 43 spinnaker halyard.
  • 2 x double handled winch handles.
  • 3 x single winch handles.

 

Sails:

  • North Sails fully battened cruising main with three reef points - new in 2021.
  • North sails roller furling cruising genoa 135% - new in 2021.
  • Doyle Cruising spinnaker in snuffer.
  • Watts stay sail.
  • Watts tri-radial spinnaker in launch bag (slight repairable damage).
  • Watts storm jib (brand new – never used).
  • Watts reacher/drifter.

 

General:

  • Stainless Steel folding ladder at transom.
  • Extra opening ports to cockpit in aft cabin.
  • Extra opening ports over nav station and galley.
  • Bosuns’ chair.
  • Clinometer.
  • Ensign and staff.
  • Deck storage lockers.
  • Removable side mount dinghy boarding step.

 

Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • 35 lb CQR plow anchor w/ 150’ chain & windlass.
  • 75 lb Luke fisherman’s storm anchor stowed in forepeak with chain & rode.
  • 25 lb Danforth lunch hook w rode stored under ¼ berth in after cabin.
  • Roller fitting and clamp at stem-head for plow anchor storage.
  • Mooring pick up hook and pole w deck brush attachment.
  • Boat pole/hook.
  • Docklines and fenders.

 

Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Cockpit full width sprayhood and boot.
  • Cockpit bimini new in 2018 - solar panels attached.
  • Main hatch dodger.
  • Mid hatch hood.
  • North sails custom fit full boat sun awnings – forward and aft coverage.
  • Forward hatch sun and rain awning.
  • Sail and wheel covers.
  • Small rain awnings over side and cockpit rear opening ports.
  • Fitted cockpit seat and backrest cushions.
  • Elkhide steering wheel cover.
  • Window screens for main and aft cabin.
  • Assorted throw pillows for interior and cockpit.

 

Tender & Outboard:

  • 10’ Highfield lightweight dinghy w aluminum floor & 6 hp Tohatsu 4 stroke.

 

Safety Equipment:

  • Life jackets for eight persons.
  • Six man life-raft.
  • Jacklines.
  • Two man-overboard lights Horseshoe buoy mounted to starboard after rail.
  • Life-sling in protective covering mounted to port after rail EPIRB stored in cockpit and inside cabin when boat is in storage.

 

Fire-Fighting Equipment:

  • Four mounted fire extinguishers.
  • Fire blanket mounted in galley.
  • Smoke alarm mounted in galley.

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Accommodation
Number of berths
8
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Berthon USA Inc

40 Mary Street
Newport
Rhode Island
02840
United States
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