Swan 65 | 1975

490,000 Tax Reclaimable | South of France France

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  • Make Swan
  • Model 65
  • Year 1975
  • LOA 65ft/20m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Ketch
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 4
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 41763
  • Name Cassiopeia


For Sale The legendary Swan 65 is one of the most iconic sailing yacht from drawing board of S&S.
Mythic yacht since the victory of Sayula II's victory of the first Whitbread Round the World Race held in 1973
Hull 14 out of 41 units produced by NAUTOR 's. This rare bird is well known for his high qualities of sturdy construction giving her unique strengh and seaworthyness. These yachts are known for their superior hull strength, control in any sea state, sea kindly sailing characteristics, and fine turns of speed.
After many upgrades she turned out to a very good pleasure yacht as well as preformance for summer cruises with crew and friends.
Sailing performance remain outstanding for a 50 years old design who traveled for the ages.
She benefited of many upgrades and upgrades over the last years. She is now available anf fully ready.

She underwent several refits in 2008 till 2015 and 2018 til 2023, all profesionaly managed. Very impressive. Her full time professional captain onboard from 2015 kept the boat ready. CASSIOPÉIA benefits of all facilities.
Available for inspection now. The Swan 65 is a timeless classic and the best one on the market today with no questions.



Layout Side Profile


SWAN 65 - Ketch
Builder : Nautor Swan – Finland
Architect : S&S
1975 - n° 14

The legendary Swan 65 is one of the best known designs by Sparkman & Stephens.
This is hull number 14 of a total of 41 of these solid hull built over a 17-year period.
Superior hull strength, control in any sea state, sea kindly sailing characteristics, and fine turns of speed.

Refitted and upgraded with modern systems over the years between 1999 to date .

Glassfiber reinforced polyester by the hand laying-up method
Structural bulkheads are marine grade water-proof plywood, laminated to hull and deck
Engine beds are of GRP with steel inserts.
o superstructure: GRP sandwich
o deck: GRP sandwich

o hull: Deep Blue With Red Stripe
o superstructure: White with blue stripe

>> Teak led deck from 2008

Length overall :19,68 metres
Waterline Length:14,33 metres
Maximum beam : 4,96 metres
Draft: 2,90 metres
Displacement: 31,80 tonnes
Keel:13,90 tonnes - lead casting with antimony
Rudder: GRP sandwich - stainless steel stock, cable steering and aluminium quadrant

IRC Rating 2022 : TCC 1,079


Ketch rigged
>> Standing rigging:Stainless steel wire from 2022
Main mast and mizzen are of anodized aluminium and original Nautor made spars.
Both were checked and serviced 2010 - 2017 - 2021 and 2022
The main mast is stepped through the deck on the keel structure. The main mast has been reinforced in the area just above the deck so as to fit the new rollers and cleats (winches on mast were removed).
HARKEN CB batten-car track on main mast for the battened car system - 2019
Storm tri-sail track on main mast.
The mizzen mast is stepped throught the deck.ANTAL sliding batt cars on mizzen mast.

>> NEW from 2017 - SPARCRAFT
Main : F3400 with Balcony - 6.17 M lenght
Mizzen : F550, 370 m lenght
The main and mizzen booms are also of anodized aluminium and original Nautor made spars.
The main boom has been reinforced by way of the vang fitting.
All original boosm remains available

Running rigging:SPECTRA

PROFURL electric for genoa, 2008
New electric engine from 2016
Serviced 2022 incl. Tube screws
Manual furler for staysail, 2008

Spinnaker pole was removed but all system is still available

Full batten mainsail - INCIDENCES FROM 2017 - 68 sqm
Mizzen - INCIDENCES FROM 2017 - 27.5 Sqm
Yankee - INCIDENCES FROM 2017 - 87 Sqm
Staysail - INCIDENCES FROM 2017 - 30.54 Sqm
Storm jib with its own furler
Asymetrical spinnaker with new sock (2010)
Mizzen jib
Sail area
o upwind:210 m2
o downwind:386 m2

1 = 22.83m (74.90 ft)
J= 7.38m (24.20 ft)
P = 20.64m (67.72 ft)
Fore triangle 84.2m2 (906.3 sq ft)
Mainsail 57.6m2 (619.6 so ft)
Yankee 85 m2
Spinnaker 303 m2 (3263 sq ft)
Mizzen 25.3m2 (272.0 sq ft)
Mast top above water I + 1.6m

Spectra lazy jacks on both Main and Mizzen.

1 x LEWMAR electric ST68 on deck starboard side by the mast, for halyards, new
1 x LEWMAR manual ST65, on deck port side by the mast for halyards, new 2010.
1 x LEWMAR ST46 manual for mainsail sheet, 2010.
1 x LEWMAR ST40 manual for mizzen sheet, 2010.
2 x LEWMAR 40 ST on mizzen mast - New from 2017
2 x LEWMAR EVO 55ST on deck.- New 2020
2 x LEWMAR EVO 55 ST for staysail sheets - New 2020
2x LEWMAR ST68 electric winches for headsail sheets, new 2010.
2 x LEWMAR ST65 - 3 Speeds - for Spinnaker
1 x LEWMAR 48ST on the mainmast for toping lft - NEw 2023

8 x ANTAL jammers

Deck shower at cockpit port side and foredeck
>> All brand new LEWMAR deck hatches - 2019
New plexi on roof - 2019
Air scoops on deck
4 in stainless steel

LEWMAR mainsheet traveller for the mizzen.
Genoa sheet tracks
Backstay adjuster - NAVTEC
Blocks for halyards (8) on the main mast, 2010.
All new blocks 2010.


>> Interior LED lighting throughout in 2015
This yacht has the standard Swan 65 layout with sleeping accommodations for 6-8 people, but with various small modifications - some from new and some refined over time under different owners.
The wood work is in good shape and to the typical and now renowned Nautor standard.

Forward there is a V berth arrangement, stowage bins under, lockers each side and a large overhead hatch.

There are two good size guest cabins, stowage lockers and hanging locker.
o The port cabin has a double berth and fold up desk / vanity unit on the inner partition bulkhead. The stowage locker under the top bed also features special custom drawer unit. This cabin has a private en-suite head with a toilet (new SANIMARIN electric head 2022 ), wash-basin, vanity and shower. This washroom was repainted in 2011.
o The starboard cabin with upper and lower berth also had a washroom area forward, this forms a walkthrough to the forepeak/sail locker. The toilet and sink have been removed by the current owner and in their place he installed a FRIGO Boat ice maker and custom lockers laundry and other storage.
Aft of the guest area we enter the main saloon, which is very spacious and comfortable.
On the port side is a U shaped settee with folding teak table which seats six persons.

Outboard are lockers and shelves. There is stowage behind the settee backs.
To starboard is a long settee that is perfect for entertaining or for use underway as a sea berth.
There is again plenty of storage room behind the cushions. Also a locker forward of the sofa.

The saloon seating have new upholstery from 2020.With cover
Above the saloon is a large hatch, allowing good ventilation and light (also large enough to remove the engine through).
Aft to starboard is the forward facing navigation station. This area features a large chart table (revarnished in 2008) with a comfortable seat and all of the navigation electronics in plain view and within easy reach. The electrical panels are conveniently located here as well.
Across from the navigation area and on port side is the U-shaped galley. This provides plenty of counter space and numerous opening cupboards and drawers for storage.
The galley was re-varnished in 2008 and in January 2013 has been fitted with new grey work top surfaces (inside of fridge top was also relined).
The freezer and refrigerator systems were renewed in 2010 - Waco 24v air cooled system. Freezer evaporator was replaced in 2015
The fridge is a top and front opening unit and the freezer is a top opening unit.
Fridge system has been replaced in 2022
Force 10 propane cooker, 3 burner, with oven - 2020
Double stainless steel galley sink.
Extractor hood.

The walkthrough to the aft cabin is to starboard, past the chart table with a teak door for privacy.

As you enter the cabin there is to starboard a built in teak desk with opening top and lockers outboard plus a number of handy drawers. The aft cabin encompasses the full beam of the yacht and is highlighted by a custom built (by Koehler Boatyard of San Diego) oversized comfortable double berth on port side and fitted with a custom made deluxe, high-end mattress (the former owner said that this was the best modification he ever made to the boat!!).
There is a single berth to starboard with a centrally located settee, lockers behind and opening port above.
Forward of the double berth is an en-suite head and shower with electric toilet (renewed)
2008), sink, mirror, and ample storage room.
Ceilings panels throughout the yacht were renewed 2010.
Many light fittings and overhead wiring also replaced in 2010.

On starboard by the companion way stair
In front of the galley and chart table

On port by the companion way stair

WAECO 24 V air cooled system freezer and refrigerator - one renewed in 2010 and the other from 2022
FORCE 10 propane cooker, 3 burners, with oven - 2020
Double stainless steel galley sink.
Galley extractor hood


200 HP VOLVO TAMD41P, new 2003
May 2023 : 4941 indicated running hours
Borg Warner transmission / gearbox.
Double Racor fuel filters.
Fresh water cooling system.

>> Performances:
7.5 Knots @ cruising speed
9,5 Knots @ maximum speed
o Consumption: 7.5 litres per hour @ cruising speed
o Range: 1.360 NM
o New seawater exchange system 2010;
o New seawater filter in 2018
New propeller shaft, 2010;
o New propeller, tri blade Max-Prop, 22", 2010;
New engine control panel in cockpit, 2010;
WAter pump in 2020
Injectors in 2020
Heat exchangers serviced.
Starter replaced 2022

14 HP MAX POWER unit, in tunnel at bow, control at helm, all new

MASE IS 7 - 6.5 Kva from 2023 + control unit at the chart table
Water / Gas separator

o 6 x 275 Ah MASTERVOLD AGM - 2023
o 1 x engine starting battery 12v (new 2023).
o 1 x Genset starting battery 12v (new 2023.
Link 10 Battery Monitor system.
Victron VE Bus multi-control system for inverter/charger, new 2008.
Electrical system:
o 220VAC/24VDC, transformed from 110V in 2010 refit, including loading and converter system Victron 3000w 220V.
o Inverter / charger: Victron Energy Phoenix 24v/3000W/70A.
o • Charger: Victron Centaur 12v 30A.
Interior lighting : 24VDC
Inferior lighting with LED's, new 2010.
Navigation tri-colour lights on main mast with LED, 2022
Mooring light on main mast with LED, 2022
Spreader lights with LED, 2022
Mast flood lights (main and mizzen) with LED, 2017
o Under former ownership, Guest Galvanic Isolator (New 2001),
o and Both AC/DC panels replaced with Paneltronics units in 2001.

Water-------------------- 1174 L in s*/s tanks
Diesel--------------------1358 L in s/s tranks

>> NEW 2023 AQUABASE ESW 902 - 24V - 105 L/H
Remote control and auto wash.

Pressure hot / cold freshwater system, with manual pump fresh and salt to galley.
Water heater - 2017
Raw water sea strainer.
Bilge pumps:
o Manual pump at navigation station - 2019
o Manual pump by the helm position in cockpit - 2019
o Electric pump on float switch.
o New second electric bilge pump added new in 2012 with float switch.
o System to enable use of the main engine as an emergency pump.
Holding tank located forward, attached only to the forward port side guest head.

New marine electric toilets
- one forward new 2022
- one aft for owner in 2008 with motor changed in 2017


Instruments :B&G Hydra 2000
Autpo Pilot: RAYMARINE ACU 400 with 2 P70 control units and 1 wireless remote control - 2019
Compass : Danforth Constellation in cockpit,
one on binnacle and one on each side coaming (Riviera from 2017)
AIS: SIMRAD AI 50 Receiver Transmitter

NEXCOM Nice 3150 marine unit with MAXSEA software, NEOVO screen and electronic charts for West Coast USA, Caribbean, Atlantic coasts Spain / France and west Med, 2008.
GPS at the steering pedestal
1 x RAYMARINE AXIOM 12'' at the chart table
1 x RAYMARINE AXIOM 7'' in fore cabin
1 x RAYMARINE AXIOM 7'' at he helm station
Epirb : 406 Ocean Signal (2015) -New battery valid till 08/2026

stereo: FUSION music system.
BOSE Speakers in saloon.2 + 1 Bass
4 x FUSION speakers in the cockpit.
New SAMSUNG 24'' - 2022

Fire extinguishers:
o 300 Cu/Ft Automatic Halon system in engine room;
o 6 x manual units (aft cabin, galley, forward cabins, saloon)

Safety Equipment:
o PLASTIMO liferaft (6 person) 2008, serviced 2020 (for more than 24 hours)
o Other liferaft for 6, new in 2010, serviced 2020 (for less than 24 hours)
* Grab Bag
o Life rings
o 12 Lifejackets, 2010, and serviced 2012.7 Spinlock lifejackets NEW 2021 ( 3 with AIS beacon)
o Safety lines new 2010.

MAXWELL VWC3500 windlass : 2 ways with stainless steel deck control
Gipsy changed and engine changed in 2019
40 Kg S/S DELTA anchor from 2023 with 110 m of14mm S/S chain from 2015
40 Kg DELTA anchor from 2019 witn 40 M galvanised chain from 2021
Double stainless steel bow rollers.

• Inflatable 3.00 M dinghy with 6 Hp YAMAHA outboard engine

Deck fittings:
o Navigation lights and spreader lights - plus new LED lights on mast
o Stainless steel swimming ladder + dock access ladder
o Pulpit and pushpit, plus stanchions and lifelines, including gates Port and Starboard.
o Salt-water deck wash system.New 2021
o Fresh water shower at cockpit and foredeck
o Canvas and covers exterior:
o Bimini with s/s frame, (New 2020)
o Sprayhood / dodger at main companionway, new 2020
o Deck and cockpit cushions from 20215 Whell cover from 2020
Aluminium forldable gangway

Inflatable fenders with socks and boat's name - 2015
Big selection of spare parts, tools, spare blocks and shackles.
Domestic items such as bed linen, covers, pillows, towels as on board.
Galley equipment such as pots, pans, dishware, and cutlery.
Various paper charts.
Guide books.
Nautor owner manual, specification, plans and drawings.
Antique variation calculator on bulkhead aft of the navigation station.

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