Swan 48

249,950 Tax Paid | Port Hamble near Southampton United Kingdom


  • Make Swan
  • Model 48
  • Year 1998
  • LOA 48ft/15m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 34627
  • Name Nala


Swan 48 built in 1998 , 6 berths in 3 cabins with 2 heads, double aft owner's cabin and spacious saloon seating/table, new 2018 Volvo 75hp engine, new 2020 rod rigging, 2020 North sails with Code 0 and 2015 North 3DL sails, electric primary winches, heating, water maker, hydraulics just serviced, ready to cruise or campaign. Presented in excellent order and ready to enjoy, we feel that 'Nala' is likely to be one of the best of her kind. Lying ashore with us in Hamble. Open 7 days a week. Call or email for more information.


Designed by German Frers and built by Nautor Yachts, Finland in 1998.
White hand-laid GRP hull (to expected Nautor excellent standards) with blue style stripes, superstructure
Teak-laid GRP decks.
Hull epoxy-coated in 2015.
Lead cast cruising draft fin keel
Wheel steering to spade hung rudder (steering ram serviced Dec 2021)
Anodised aluminium toerails


Masthead sloop rigged.
Nautor Swan aluminium alloy keel-stepped triple-spreader mast and boom
Navtec hydraulic vang (new hoses Dec 2021)
Nautor aluminium spinnaker and jockey poles (currently stored ashore but included together with all deck fittings and lines)
Separate trysail track on mast
Stainless steel Navtec rod rigging (new 2020) with Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioners
Wire/rope running backstays
Spectra running rigging (regularly inspected and replaced on an ongoing basis)
Detachable inner forestay and tensioner
Spinlock clutches
Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks
Harken headsail furling system
Code Zero soft furling system with bowsprit
Tuffluff twin groove headsail system and forestay for use with the racing sail wardrobe (stored ashore).

2 x Lewmar 64 2-speed self-tailing electric primary winches
2 x Lewmar 64 2-speed self-tailing spinnaker winches
2 x Lewmar 48 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches (one electric)
Lewmar 48 2-speed self-tailing mainsheet winch
Lewmar single speed dedicated traveler winch

Fully battened Mainsail - North - Dacron - 2020 - as new
Furling 110% Genoa - North - Dacron - 2020 - as new
Code Zero (A1) furling asymmetric spinnaker - North - 2020 - as new
Trysail - North - Dacron - 1998 - lightly used
Staysail - North - Dacron - 1998 - lightly used
Storm Jib - North - Dacron - 1998 - lightly used / unused
Blade No3. Jib - North - Gatorback - 2001 - fair / well used
Spinnaker - Doyle - Lightweight Dacron - 2002 - lightly used

Fully battened Mainsail - North - 3DL - 2015 - good
3 x Headsails - North - 3DL - 2015 - good
Spinnakers - North - 2015 - good


Fitted out to an excellent standard by Nautor, with warm, traditional high-quality teak cabinetry, teak and holly sole boards, leatherette headlining, cream Alcantara upholstery, and complimenting curtains.
Luxurious owner's aft suite and twin guest cabins forward to port and starboard. Excellent standing headroom is provided throughout (most areas 6'2" or greater).

FORWARD HEADS - Located in a separate compartment with en-suite access via either guest cabin. Fitted with a marine toilet, large washbasin with Corian surfaces, a mirror, and a shower with teak grating and pump out. A large opening hatch to the foredeck is ideal for fitting a scoop in hot climates, providing excellent ventilation to the forward cabins and saloon.

GUEST CABINS - Forward to port and starboard are two guest cabins, each with twin bunk berths fitted with lee cloths, large hanging lockers, opening deck hatches, en suite access to the heads, and separate doors to the saloon. These are ideal for bluewater sailing, with the option of using one cabin for additional stowage easily accessed via the forward hatch, and good sea berths for passage-making in poor conditions.

SALOON - The spacious saloon is laid out with a settee to port with a large teak dining table and two freestanding Nautor chairs (these can be secured for rough weather), offering comfortable room for six to dine together, with a further settee to starboard. Stowage is provided in a range of easily accessed lockers, cupboards, and shelves, whilst the long fixed portlights, small opening portlights, and hatch provide plenty of natural light and ventilation without compromising safety in heavy weather. Water and fuel tanks are located beneath the seating, providing appropriate tankage for long-distance cruising, whilst positioning the weight amidships, with the battery bank just forward countering the weight further aft, creating a very well-balanced design for superb sea-keeping.

GALLEY - Aft to port is a large, dual-aspect linear galley equipped with a Force 10 4-burner gas cooker with oven, Siemens microwave, Iceberg dual fridge and freezer, large sink inboard, and Corian work surfaces providing ample space for food preparation. In addition to the pressurised water supply there is a back-up foot pump supply and a saltwater pump at the galley. A stainless steel grab bar with strap mounts is also provided for safety whilst underway, a range of cupboards allow for plenty of provisions, red night light, and an additional opening portlight gives extra ventilation.

NAVIGATION STATION - A forward-facing chart table is located to starboard of the forward companionway steps fitted with navigation equipment, electrical distribution panel, red night light, and storage. The compressor system for the fridge and freezer are located beneath the seat for easy access and maintenance.

AFT CABIN - The owner's cabin is accessed via a passageway to port, and fitted with a central island double berth (with split cushions and a central lee cloth), hanging lockers, storage cupboards, and access to the en-suite. Excellent ventilation is provided by the companionway hatch (and direct access to the cockpit via stowable steps) and four opening portlights.

EN SUITE - Equipped with a marine toilet, washbasin, shower area, Corian surfaces, storage, mirror, and an opening deck hatch. For marinas and protected anchorages the toilet can feed to a 45 litre black water holding tank, whilst the basin and shower can be fed to a 30 litre grey water holding tank.

All hanging lockers are fitted with automatic lighting, and all mirrors were replaced in 2020.

Eberspacher Hydronic heating system (serviced 2019) to all cabins and both heads keeps things warm, whilst Hella Turbo fans provide extra cooling.


Located under the companionway steps in a soundproofed compartment, Volvo Penta D2-75F four-cylinder 75hp marine diesel engine (new 2018). 700 hours approx. (Nov 2021).
Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single lever controls with electric start. Gauges and system controls at helm.
Shaft drive via an MS2A 3.0:1 reduction gearbox to a Maxprop three-bladed feathering propeller (new 2019).
Two stainless steel fuel tanks with gauges and inspection hatches offer a combined capacity of 410 litres.
The engine was professionally replaced in 2018 with an upgraded, larger engine for extra durability, reduced noise, and improved fuel economy.

24v 450ah Domestic battery bank and separate 110ah engine battery.
The battery system is charged via a Mastervolt battery management system with a Balmar 100ah engine alternator and Mastervolt automatic battery charger.
Shorepower system with Mastervolt ring mains, immersion coil for water heating
Mastervolt 2.5kw inverter for mains power whilst underway to all sockets and the microwave
Electrical distribution panel with battery condition indicators

Full cabin lighting with red night lighting at the navigation station and galley.

Pressurised hot and cold water is supplied via a calorifier with an immersion coil for water heating
There are two water tanks fitted with a total capacity of 410 litres, which can be isolated from the Seafresh H206D watermaker which provides up to 120 litres per hour and is powered via the engine.


Suunto steering compass
Shipmate RS8300 dual station VHF radio with cockpit handset and loudspeaker
2 x Garmin multi-function displays at companionway providing depth, speed/log, wind, and temperature information
Garmin colour GPS chart plotter with radar, AIS, wind, depth, and speed feeds (new 2019) at companionway
LCD display screen at chart table with remote Garmin controller (new 2015)
4 x Garmin GNX 130 7" mast-mounted integrated monochrome displays (new 2015)
Garmin Fantom radar mast mount (new 2020)
AIS transponder (new 2019)
Autohelm 5000 hydraulic drive autopilot with control head at helm
Autohelm Tridata providing autopilot heading information at chart table
Stereo radio/CD player with speakers
Clock and barometer
Navigation lights

Lewmar Pacific electric anchor windlass
CQR 45lb anchor with 45m of chain and 45m of warp
Fortress 15kg kedge anchor

3 x Fire extinguishers
Engine compartment fire extinguisher system with remote activation
Fire blanket
2 x Ocean Safety Jonbuoys (new 2020)
Rescue sling
Floating light
Cockpit harness points
Valise 6 person liferaft (last service 2015 requires servicing)
2 x Henderson manual bilge pumps
Whale electric bilge pump with manual and automatic switching

Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit, and stanchions
Drop-down bathing platform with bathing ladder
Mast steps to boom height
Portside midships boarding ladder
Cream named mainsail cover
Cream sprayhoods to both companionways with suede reinforcing (serviced 2020)
Full sun awning (from mast to stern)
Cockpit bimini
Wheel and binnacle cover
White cockpit cushions
Teak folding cockpit table (professionally refurbished 2020)
LED spreader mounted deck lights (new 2020)
Electrically pumped saltwater deck wash system
Hot and cold deck shower
Assorted fenders and warps

(Boat name to be changed by Purchaser)

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