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1994 Swan 53 Boat for Sale

Boat Details
Boat type Sail Boat
Make Swan
Model Swan 53
Year 1994
Fuel type Diesel
Hull material Fibreglass
  • TAX Paid

1994 Swan 53 Boat For Sale


Swan 53 Hull #50 BARAKA is the last of the successful Swan 53s built by Nautor. With the tall rig and centreboard/keel underbody she is both well balanced at sea and ideal for cruising with her shoal draft when the centreboard is up. Iconic Swan performance, quality, safety and pedigree at a very reasonable price. She has the preferred arrangement with a double berth and single aft, with two cabins with upper and lower berths forward.


BARAKA is Hull #50 the last of the successful and long admired Swan 53.
Designed by: German Frers
Built by: Nautor Finland
Launched: 1995

Solid GRP hull with GRP cored deck with teak overlay (new teak deck 2007)
Hull is standard Nautor construction solid laminate layup with cored longitudinal and transverse stiffeners. Built to both Lloyds and ABS approved standards.
Hull & superstructure in original white gelcoat with painted green boot-stripe and cabin side swath.
Keel with centerboard reduces draft to 6′-6″ or 2.0 M allowing cruising access to a vast array of anchorages around the world.
60″ Steering wheel, emergency tiller
Composite rudder, High tensile stainless steel stock with upper and lower bearings.
Teak decks and custom teak toe rail installed 2008 no fastenings, no bungs, no leaks.
Plus a lovely teak toe rail replaced the standard aluminium toe rail.
GRP dorade boxes, lazarette, cockpit stowage and chain locker.
Stainless backing plates under all deck fittings

LOA: 53′ (16.06 M)
LWL: 42′.44″ (12.94 M)
BEAM: 13′-6″ (4.73 M)
Centerboard Up 6′-6″ (2.0 M)
Centerboard Down 10′-7″ (3.25 M)
DISPLACEMENT: 44,000 lbs or 20 metric tons

Two cockpits arrangement. Primary winches are electric or can be connected to the coffee grinder. Mid ships deck greatly improved from standard “Swan Winch Farm”; clutches installed to reduce midship winches to only two port and starboard!


I = 71′-1″ or 21.66 M
P = 63′-7″ or 19.39 M
E = 19′-10″ or 6.05 M
J = 21′-0″ or 6.4 M

“Tall Rig” triple spreader Aluminium mast and aluminium boom.
One spinnaker pole
One custom fixed sprit
Reckman genoa furling system

STANDING RIGGING: Discontinuous Nitronic rod
D1 -40
V1 – 60
D2 – 22
V2 -48
D3 -22
V3/D4 -40

Navtec panel with hand pump and four position manifold
Backstay, Outhaul, Babystay, Boom vang


Mainsail cruise, North Sails 2006,
Race Mainsail 3DL, North Sails 2007,
Genoa J1 125%, kevlar
Genoa J2 100%, cruise, Furler,
Yankee Jib, cruise Furler
J3 3DL North sails 2007
J4 3DL North Sails 2007 (to be checked if correct),
Genoa Staysail, on inner forestay
Gennaker(Cruising), North Sails 2010 (year to be checked)
A2, North Sails 2007
A1,5 North Sails 2008 not used
S4 (to be checked)


Lovely, traditional and world renowned Nautor’s Swan interior; hand rubbed teak, proper fiddles, quality hardware, teak and holly sole with white leather upholstery. Table comfortably seats six. The comfort, elegance and style you know and expect from the great combination of German Frers and Nautor.

Aft cabin has double berth to starboard and single berth to port. Two cabins forward. Fixed upper and lower berths to starboard. Port cabin has full lower berth and pull down upper berth. Forepeak has stainless steel worktops, storage lockers. Both forward and aft heads have showers, basins and toilets.

Fore & aft galley to port with large refrigerator and deep freezer, Aples four hob stove with oven, Siemens microwave, double bowl stainless steel sink all configured for safety and comfort under sail, with direct access to the table or cockpit.

Full width saloon. L shaped banquet and table to port, bench for two on centerline, two seat settee to starboard with large chart table and proper navigator’s seat to starboard aft. Access to aft cabin from both port and starboard. Proper wet locker next to companionway, substantial storage throughout the boat.

Cabin heating

The Swan 53 was designed to be sailed and the elegant interior arrangement reflects the knowledge gained from the experience of many years and sea miles. This particular yacht as the last on the successful line incorporates the optimum elements or options of the iconic design.


Volvo Penta TMD 31B 135 HP diesel engine
Engine Hours 6,000+
Morse single lever throttle control
VDO displays: RPM, Oil pressure, temperature, voltage, fuel tank capacity

Sidepower 5 HP with controls at helm


FUEL – 640 litres/ 169 gallons in 3 stainless tanks with manifold for transferring fuel
FRESHWATER – 540 litres/142 gallons in 2 stainless steel tanks

Generator – Westerbeke 6.0 BTD 8HP 50Hz/60Hz output Ser.# 98070-D311
Shorepower – 50A 220V 50HZ and 30A 110V 60HZ Yes you can plug into shorepower anywhere in the world!
Alternators –
Battery Charger – MasterVolt MASS 24/75
Inverter – MasterVolt MASS SINE 24/2500
DC/DC Converter – Victron Orion 12/24-20
Service Batteries – 24V XXX Amp hours
Start Batteries – 24V
Magnetronic Battery control & monitoring system
Various lights at berths, lockers, overhead
Navigation lights
Deck light for headsail luff trim
Spreader lights, deck light

Sea cocks – bronze flush fit with double clamps on inlet hoses
Stainless Steel water tanks x 2 with 540 litres capacity
Hot & Cold pressure plus foot pumps at galley for Freshwater and Saltwater
Stainless hotwater tank from either the engine or electrical supply


At Helm/Aft Cockpit
Sunoto compass in binnacle
B&G Hydra 2000 system
2 – 20/20 displays
2- Analog Wind Angle displays
Radar and Sat Phone antenna on stainless mast at transom
At Midship Cockpit
2 – 20/20 displays (for headsail trimmers)
At Mast
4- 20/20 displays
At Navigation Station
Furuno GP-32 GPS/WAAS Navigation
Furuno NavNet Radar
B&G Hydra 5000 Master Display
Sailor Compact RT2047 VHF Radio
Raytheon Sat Phone
SEA235 HP/SSB Radiotephone

Lewmar 60 lb galvanized CQR anchor
Fortress foldable anchor
Windlass with chain gypsy and capstan
60 M Galvanized chain
Selection of mooring warps

13 Winch Handles
Sheet blocks
Adjustable Genoa Cars

Fire Extinguishers
1 Inflatable Danbuoy
2 x horse shoe life rings
1 Plastimo TransOcean 6 man Liferaft (next service January 2020)
1 ACR Class 2 EPIRB (Battery expired)
4 Life jackets
2 Harnesses

Stainless steel boarding/swim ladder on transom
Teak outboard bracket on pushpit
Canvas dodger on SS frame at main companionway
Owner’s Manual and Drawings
2 Gas Bottles
Boat hook
Scrub brushes/buckets

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