S&S Swan 44 | 1973

115,000 Tax Exempt | Hamble United Kingdom

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  • Make S&S Swan
  • Model 44
  • Year 1973
  • LOA 44ft/13m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Long Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Ancasta Ref 41127
  • Name Pomeroy Swan


"Pomeroy Swan" is a beautifully presented S&S Swan 44, built and launched in 1973.
Based in the UK with her last two owners, "Pomeroy" is a real gem and has been lucky to have had recent owners with such a passion for this yacht.
A full respray, new carbon mast, full teak overhaul and engine refurbishment all in the last few years are just some examples.
Not only an exquisite and completely capable cruising yacht, she is a real bandit on the race track too, with super competitive IRC rating if occasional racing takes your fancy too.
A yacht not to be missed.




The Swan 44 by S&S - 1972 - 1975
S&S design #2112
75 hulls built.
Pomeroy Swan hull #33.

The S&S Swan 44 is one of the most popular and successful Swan Yachts built to date.
Launched originally in 1972 as an IOR racer to compete in major offshore yacht races, these yachts were built tough, but of course comfortable enough for longer distance passage making.
Still as popular today as they were when new, this Swan 44 is a leading example of the type of longevity that these yachts hold.

Recent and notable works include;
- Full respray of topsides and gloss in summer 2019
- Teak decks had all caulking removed and seams re done……..the whole deck was then re-caulked and sanded, estimated remaining thickness of teak around 10mm
- New Axxon carbon mast 2016 (painted white) rigging new at same time.
- New Ubi Maior “jiber” furling headstay 2018 (light weight furling rod forestay)
- Engine removed and overhauled during the 2019 refit with a new prop and stern gland fitted at the time plus various other works.

Very competitive IRC rating of 0.983 - the idea with the boat and the sails was to make something you could win a RORC race with and go straight off for a weeks cruising after without changing anything

“The Swan 44 sleek, smooth low-profile is one of the most successful big production boats available.

A winner of the Boat of the Show Award at the 1973 Earls Court Boat Show and the Italian Nastro d’oro Eleganza Mare in the same year, the Swan 44 offers both good performance and superbly finished and fitted accommodation.
She is built with the care and craftsmanship that has become all too rare in modern boat-building. Several of the Swans have been entered in the Admiral’s Cup Race.

The ocean racing intentions are obvious from the boat’s flush deck and the fact that there is no companionway from the cockpit. Entry to the cabin is through hatch. All deck fittings are of high standard. The fore cabin is intended primarily for stowage although there are two comfortable pipecots fitted.
The main attraction is giving a good performance with combination with a first class interior. She’s very fast, a powerful racing yacht that offers tremendous value.
She is built in Finland and the beautiful matt finish given to the joinery is to Nautor’s excellent world-wide reputation. So remember nothing beautiful is easy to come by – the Swan 44.

Loa: 44.09 ft 13.48 m
Lwl: 33.89 ft 10.33 m
Beam: 12.58 ft 3.83 m
Draft: 7.4 ft 2.3 m
Ballast: 12600 lbs 5140 kg
Displacement: 28000 lbs 12700 kg
Antifouled area: 473 ft² 44 m²


The hull is a relatively unsophisticated but strong, using an un-cored laminate of roving and chopped strand matting, with far more mat than is typical in todays yachts.
The Mat is great for impact resistance and coupled with her three full-length longitudinal beams (stringers), the overall finish is exceptionally strong.

In addition the majority of the interior furniture is bonded to the hull, again adding stiffness and strength.
The decks are a fibreglass/balsa sandwich construction, with a teak overlay as standard.

Pomeroy Swan is fitted with a long fin keel, skeg and spade type rudder. During 1973 S&S designed the Skeg and Rudder as grip was a problem when sailing and extended both sections by around 8 inches.


New Axxon carbon mast 2016 (painted white) and all standing rigging new at same time supplied by Advanced Rigging HYS.
Two spreader, taller configuration with rod standing rigging.
New Ubi Maior “jiber” furling headstay 2018 (light weight furling rod forestay)

Aluminum boom also painted white with German mainsheet system and reefing options.
Hydraulically adjustable boom vang.
Hydraulically adjustable rob backstay.
Inner forestay not installed, but single halyard on purchase system available.

Tall rig
I: 57.5 ft 17.53 m
J: 18.6 ft 5.67 m
P: 51 ft 15.54 m
E: 15.5 ft 4.72 m
Fore triangle: 534.7 ft² 49.7 m²
Main: 395.3 ft² 36.7 m²
Genoa 150%: 802.1 ft² 74.5 m²
Spinnaker: 1925 ft² 179 m²


As you would expect with a traditional Swan yacht, the interior has stood the test of time exceptionally well.
Coupled with a series of passionate owners, Pomeroy has one of the best interiors we have seen, comparing yachts of this age.

Sleeps up to eight in two cabins plus saloon.
Owners cabin
Located aft with twin single berths, port and starboard, with lee cloths. Simple bench seat centrally that runs transversely and dressing table with large central mirror.
Two ample sized storage wardrobes and storage under both bunks.
Several portholes to allow light in and access from both port and starboard doors.
Owners cabin linked to main heads through aft door.

Single heads with Raritan sea toilet, handbasin and shower.
Heads also accessible from saloon.
Holding tank to heads, with tank located under sole in owners cabin.
Toilet and head sump seacocks with cabinetry.

Keel stepped mast in centre of saloon area with central dining table.
Port and starboard single saloon bunks.
Raised saloon bunk, also with lee cloth. Both of which are sliding to increase/reduce in size.

Forpeak with twin removable berths - currently stored empty as used for sail storage.
Very large wardrobes in bow x 2, with more storage under bunk tops.

Galley to port with Eno Bretagne 4-burner gas hob with oven and grill.
Novacool 12v fridge with extra insulation
Stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water plus salt water foot pump
Separate cold water foot pump system
Galley work surfaces renewed 2005

Chart table to starboard with instrument panel and navigation electronics all within arms reach.

Interior joinery in varnished teak with light blue upholstery
Galley, chart table, companionway and floors professionally revarnished.
All ceiling lights renewed from new. Many original reading lights remain.

Espar warm air heating - not currently operational


Fuel: 39.6 gal(US) 150 l, with smaller 50ltr auxiliary tank located aft.
Fresh water: 2 x 44.4Gal tanks, port and stb.
Grey water: single tank fitted aft, approx 30 ltrs.
Service power: 12 v, 3 x 130 ah house batteries.
Start battery
Engine: Updated Yanmar 4JH4E
37 hp at 3000 rpm

New boom cover, rope bags etc plus a spray hood for cruising (not fitted since respray)
Bottom was taken back and gel shield applied in 2016 - antifoul applied annually

Electrical inverter fitted below decks for 240v supply.
Shore power plug in cable.


Sail Wardrobe
All North Spectra upwind sails (New 2017)

No1 Genoa
No3 Genoa

North A2 Spin 2017
North A4 Spin 2018
North Code Zero 2018

There are also new storm sails and some old sails with the boat.
Sails currently serviced and stored in sail loft.

The boat had a new B&G triton system fitted 2018
This included 2 x displays in cockpit plus 3 on the mast
1 x Vulcan chart plotter in cockpit
These integrate with older ray marine pilot system and the original ray marine displays and plotter at the chart table.
Icon VHF with AIS etc

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