Swan 56

525,000 Tax Paid | Cowes United Kingdom


  • Make Swan
  • Model 56
  • Year 2000
  • LOA 57ft/17m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 30893
  • Name Akarana


The iconic Swan 56 a powerful, elegant, sea kindly and comfortable fast cruiser. This Frers design was Nautor Swan's answer to the competition of new production builders. In short, Nautor raised the bar with the 56's combination of the hallmark wedge deck, towering rig, luxurious comfort below and exceptional sailing performance. Fifty of the 56's were built, yet few have the pedigree or stewardship of hull #19 ex LOLITA now AKARANA.
AKARANA has the preferred arrangement with a master cabin forward of the saloon, two cabins aft with upper and lower berths, and a proper forepeak forward.
A new T-keel was installed in 2012 reducing the draft, improving the balance while maintaining the exceptional sailing performance. The Swan 56 is one of the great cruising, passage making sailing yachts on the market.
Lying in Cowes, UK she awaits your arrival for a sea trial and viewing.


Built using Nautor's signature construction method. The hull is single skin FRP with Kevlar hybrid fibers for strength and impact resistance, the deck is cored with Divinycell foam with FRP skins. A construction method that stands the test of time. Built: 2000 Hull # 19

AKARANA is upgraded with a new T-keel a significant upgrade for both performance and cruising. The draft is reduced to under 10' while the T-shaped keel improves the balance and off wind speed. Keel redesign/engineering by Hugh Welbourne, casting by Iron Brothers Foundry.
Hull and cabin sides are white gel coat with dark blue stripe.
NEW 10mm teak deck installed by Hamble Yacht Services in 2014

LOA: 57.51' 17.53 m
LWL: 49.48' 15.08 m
Beam: 15.52' 4.73 m
Draft: 9'.4" 2.85 m
Disp: 39,700 lbs 18008 kgs


Hall Spars - Carbon triple spreader mast with aluminium boom
Hall Spars- Carbon spinnaker pole
Carbon Fiber- Reaching Strut
Aluminum Spinnaker pole

I 74'-1" 22.60 m
P 66'-7" 20.30 m
E 21'-9" 6.67 m
J 20' -6" 6.27 m

Deck fittings/Blocks/Jammers/Clutches - a combination of Harken, Wichard, Spinlock
Standing Rigging - Discontinuous Nitronic rod replaced 2004 full inspection/disassembly 2014
Mast & Boom inspected by Hall Spars
Manual Furling headsail

Primary - Lewmar AOR 88 3-speed can connect to removable Coffee Grinder
Secondary - Lewmar ASTOR 66 Electric 3-speed self tailing
Main sheet (x2) - Lewmar ASTOR 62 2-speed self tailing
Traveler (x2) - Lewmar ASTOR 44 2-speed self tailing
Halyard (x3) - Lewmar ASTOR 58 2-speed self tailing
Main Halyard (1) - Lewmar AEST 54 2-speed self tailing
Multi- Function (x2) - Lewmar ASTOR 48 2-speed self tailing

Navtec System 50 Panel with 2 speed pump
Backstay Cylinder A250-LE-030
Boom Vang - with quick release dump button
Mainsail Outhaul
Mast jack

North Sail inventory
A container full of headsails, spinnakers and mainsails


SLEEPS SIX GUESTS IN THREE CABINS - plus Pullman berths aft

The interior of AKARANA has been carefully and beautifully maintained, with full interior padding during racing events. The entire interior was completely revarnished and continually maintained since. As she cruises the majority of the time with the owner and family, she has all the cruising amenities and comforts.

The owner's cabin is a double to port fwd with a private head & stall shower. Two guest cabins aft can either be used as double cabins or on the port side, there is a wooden pullman, and on the stbd side a pipe cot for use during racing.

The saloon has leather upholstery on all the seating areas. The dining table features a folding leaf table with white Corian insert.

Galley is open to the saloon and aft passage and equipped with:
Iceberg refrigeration/freezer 115V
Microwave 115V
Four burner hob
Stainless steel double bowl sink


Yanmar 4JH2-UTBE
Horsepower - 96
Propeller: Max Prop 2 blade feathering

Westerbeke BTD-614 11kVA
Output 115V 60 Hz
Fuel Filter Racor
Reverso OP703 -24V Oil Change Pump connected to both main and generator
Exhaust at transom - wet main exhaust to port, dry generator exhaust to starboard

Marine Air 40,000 BTU 115V
4 Air Handlers -
Owner's Cabin/Forward head
Starboard Aft Cabin/Aft head
Port Aft Cabin/Galley

Seafresh H208A watermaker 3,000 liters/day
Fresh and salt water deck wash down
Hot & Cold water shower at swim platform


B&G H-3000 with MFD at helm and Nav Station
B&G 20/20 displays - 4 at mast, 4 at helm, 2 at companionway
Leviathan Marine Navigation Hard drive with PL 1700 display running MaxSea software
Raymarine E120W MFD in cockpit
Raymarine digital Radome RD4242JD 24" - 4kW

VHF Radio iCom M604
KVH Fleet Broadband Trac Phone - FB250
SSB iCom M802 150W Trans.
iCom AT-140 Auto antenna tuner

Anchor and spare
80 meters - 10mm galvanized chain new (2009)
Lewmar Ocean 3 windlass


Auto Pilot
B&G H3000 ACP2 Pilot Pack
B&G Halcyon Gyro compass

Roller fairleads with open top forward and aft
Roller fairleads with closed top amidships
White painted removable aluminum radar post, gimbaled platform, quick disconnect wire
Gangway fitting
Removable dorade guard
Cockpit table

Spray hoods for both companionways
Awning over boom with roll down sides
cockpit cushions custom back rests
mosquito screens
lockable floorboards

1 - 8 man & 1 - 4 man liferafts

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