Swan 41

79,950 Tax Paid | Falmouth United Kingdom


  • Make Swan
  • Model 41
  • Year 1976
  • LOA 41ft/12m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 4
  • Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 34911
  • Name Trinket


A fine example of the Spakrman and Stevens Swan 41, she has been sympathetically restored and upgraded over the last 20 years by its current and previous owner. All improvements have been made with originality in mind and have been to improve functionality and keeping the aesthetics. Trinket has part 1 of the UK small ships registry, giving proof of ownership and is renewed every 5 years.


1976 Nautors Swan 41 - TRINKET

Sparkman and Stevens design
GRP hull (repainted with Awlgrip in 2013) original design deck and cockpit, teak decks and finish in the cockpit were all replaced in 2006.
Steering pedestal rebuilt and repainted in 2012
A section of stainless steel track has been fitted in the bow to provide an attachment for the furling jib stay. This is backed by a stainless plate under the deck, and is also tied to the stem fitting.
The forward Dorade ventilator box has been removed.
The forward sliding hatch has been replaced by a Lewmar opening hatch.
A Goiot manual anchor windlass has been fitted. A deck plate secures the Bruce main anchor
Cockpit lockers have been added.
All the aluminium toerails were replaced in 2013, using original Nautor parts. These included all new fastenings with insulating washers to avoid corrosion. All the stanchion bases were replaced, with 4 new Nautor stanchions. (The remainder were reconditioned)
Guard rail wires were renewed in 2016.

LOA 41ft 0in
Beam 11ft 11in
Maximum Draft 6ft 7in


The original Nautor mast and boom are fitted.
The mast was rewired with new LED tricolour and anchor light, motoring and spotlight in about 2008. All standing rigging was renewed 2012. ( The original rigging wires with Norseman terminals are included as spares). A Harken mainsail track system was fitted by the previous owner with recirculating ball cars.

The boom was converted to slab reefing in 2008, with a sheave box fitted to the aft end with sheaves for 2 reefs. An additional sheave is fitted to the side of the boom for the third reef.
A three section rope jammer was fitted under the boom to secure the reefing lines. A new gooseneck plate was fitted to the mast for the fixed gooseneck. ( The original design had the gooseneck running on a track on the mast for the boom downhaul.) A three sheave block leads the reefing lines to a deck mounted snatch block, and then to the reefing winch.

The genoa roller reefing system was replaced new in 2007 with a Facnor system. The reefing drum was replaced with the latest Facnor drum in 2013, as the original drum had seized bearings.
The original rig for the Swan 41 had a large 150% genoa. In order to improve performance in strong winds, the current owner designed a furling jib system which can be used when the genoa is furled. This is a portable stay with continuous line roller reefing which is normally stowed by the mast. When stowed , the genoa can be tacked normally. In order to used the jib, the stay is transferred to the fixing on the deck track just aft of the fixed forestay. It is tightened using a screw backstay type tensioner. The high cut jib can then be hoisted into the foil, and furled/reefed using the continuous line furler, with the furling line taken aft to the cockpit.

This system has greatly enhanced the flexibility of the rig, and was extensively tested in a round Atlantic voyage in 2011. In winds above force 4, windward performance is improved by using the jib rather than the reefed genoa.
The Harken backstay tensioner ( manual type operated using a winch handle) was replaced in 2012.
The original Lewmar mainsheet system was replaced with a Harken recirculating ball type in 2007.

Two spinnaker poles are supplied. One is the original Nautor pole. The other is a carbon pole with Harken fittings that is half the weight of the aluminium pole. This was reconditioned in 2010. The original reaching pole is supplied.
New genoa sheets and furling line 2016

As new 150% laminate genoa only used several times
Identical laminate genoa with the foot cut about 1m higher for better visibility when cruising. Worn but still useable.
Good quality Dacron 150% genoa with double ply leach, older sail but still in good condition
Brand new laminate mainsail (never used)
Identical laminate mainsail now worn but now delaminating. This is the usual mainsail used when cruising
Good quality Dacron mainsail and was used regularly when cruising in tropical water
High cut jib new in 2008, used regularly but still in good condition
Spinnaker in sock as new condition.


The original layout has been maintained, with the exception of the forward cabin
The forward cabin originally comprised of two fold down 'pipe cots' with sail bins underneath. Proper bunks were constructed using solid teak fronts. The sails bins are still accessible by lifting the bunk boards.
The heads compartment was re painted using Awlgrip (sprayed) in 2014, the original dome lights have been replaced with LED lights. In addition 5 florescent lights have been fitted.

Original Taylor cooking stove which was re conditioned in 2014
Original Baby Blake toilet is fitted and completely rebuilt with all parts epoxy coated in 2014
Sump tank was replaced by an electric tank in 2016
Loudspeakers in the cabin and cockpit
Broadband masthead active antenna is fitted
A pressure water system is fitted, this supplies hot and cold water to the galley and heads.
The water is heated from the engine providing 24 hour hot water.

Number of twin berths: 1
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1


Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 4-108
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Centre
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Drive Type: Shaft Drive
Engine Power: 50 HP
Propeller shaft replaced in 2008
Flexible coupling (Vetus) fitted in 2008
Maxprop 2 blade feathering propeller was reconditioned in 2013
Stern bracket bearing replaced in 2013
Volvo shaft seal replaced in 2013
Believed to have had a total rebuilt in 2006 by a previous owner, completely re wired in 2012, engine ventilation blower replaced in 2015.
Engine log kept over the last 20 years

ICOM main VHF with DSC
Wind speed and direction
Chart plotter is fitted with various packs for UK, Biscay, Spain, Portugal, Atlantic Islands, Brazil and Caribbean Islands
Navigation centre
BandG Hercules Autopilot with Autohelm linear drive operating directly on the rudder quadrant. Sperate flux gate compass.
High output alternator fitted in 2011 with smart controller (Driftgate)
Rewired in 2013

DINGHY & OUTBOARD - Available by separate negotiation


Sea water pump
Four sea cocks replaced in 2013
Marine head
Electric bilge pump is fitted
Two manual bilge pump

Cockpit cushions
Teak cockpit
Bimini Top
Spray hood
Mainsail cover

20kg Bruce anchor stows in bow roller with 60cm of 12mm chain
15kgm CQR anchor is stowed deck forward of the mast (kedge anchor)
The chain and warp for kedge anchor is stowed under the helmsman seat
A light weight aluminium Danforth anchor is also carried

Safety Equipment - available on separate spreadsheet

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