1970 Swan 40

US$ 46,875
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Interested in this boat? Tel: 01489 572480
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A True Classic

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Hull Material:
Current Price:
£ 37,500 (US$ 46,875) 

General Description

This Swan 40 is a classic sturdy yacht designed by the legendry Sparkman & Stephens & built in 1970 as hull number 005 of this popular model. Owned by the same family since new, this is a much loved and well used example of this 8 berth cruiser that was originally raced at Cowes & Poole during the 70’s but has been primarily cruised since then. Although in need of some cosmetic TLC to bring her back to her best, she has been maintained throughout her life with a new Nanni 4150 HE diesel Engine fitted circa 2000 & in 2012 she had her standing rigging & Mast Step replaced. She has a Seldon Mast, Navtec hydraulic backstay & 4 Barlow Winches along with Reckman headsail furling gear. She also has a VHF, wireless depth gauge, Furuno GPS & self steering wheel pilot & comes with 2 mainsails with slab reefing & lazy jacks, spinnaker & several genoas & storm Jib. This would be a great boat for a Swan Enthusiast that wishes to refit a boat to their own specs. She had an insurance survey in 2012 and is currently lying ashore in Chichester and is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales.

Main Specifications

Stock Number :               ABS 1348


Year of Build :                 1970


LOA :                                 39’4”


Beam :           10’10”


Draft :                                 6’8”


Keel Type :                       Fin


Displacement :               8,600 Kgs


Engine :                          Nanni 4150 HE – New Circa 2000


Fuel Tank :                       135 Ltrs


Water Tank :                     135 Ltrs


No of Berths :                  8


VHF :                                 Simrad R68


GPS :                                 Furuno GPS Navigator


Auto Helm :                     Self Steering ST3000 Wheel Pilot


Other :                               Tacktick Wireless Depth Sounder

Main Features


8 berths in three cabins with max headroom of 6' 3".

Forecabin: V-berth forward and infill to make into a double berth.

Heads:Jabsco marine toilet and wash basin. Cupboards opposite.

Saloon: Settee berths and pilot berths to port and starboard and folding dining table.

Galley: to starboard with gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven, stainless steel sink ,12 volt fridge and ample storage.

Chart table: to port with good stowage, electrical panel and instrumentation.

Aft cabin: Single quarter berths aft to port and starboard.

The interior is fitted throughout in a mix of teak battens lining the hull and light Koto veneers on the large surfaces. These, with a half bulkhead dividing the galley from the saloon and an extra hatch just aft of the mast make "Seaweed” an unusually light boat of this type.

Navigation Equipment

Sestrel Magnetic compass

Simrad R68 VHF

Furuno GPS Navigator

Self Steering ST3000 Wheel Pilot

Tacktick Wireless Depth Sounder

Trilolour light at masthead

Deck Equipment

20kg Bruce anchor with chain

Kedge anchor

Nilsson Electric Anchor Windlass with wireless operation

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires

Numerous fenders, warps and lines

Spars & Sails Masthead Bermudan rig. Seldon aluminum single spreader, keel stepped mast. 2 x Spinnaker poles. Stainless steel 1 x 19 standing rigging (new 2012). Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster. Slab reefing mainsail. Reckman headsail furling gear.


2 x Barlow 30 sheet winches in cockpit

2 x Barlow Spinnaker Winches in Cockpit


2 x Mainsails with Slab Reefing

Assorted genoas

Storm jib

Mechanical Systems

Nanni 4150 HE, 40hp inboard diesel engine fitted new circa 2000

Electrical Systems

3 x 12 135 amp/hour volt batteries with 3-way switch

Batteries charged by alternator on the engine


Built in 1970 by Nautor, Hull No. 005 of only 51 built to a Sparkman and Stephens design. White GRP hull, with teak laid decks. Long fin keel. Skeg hung rudder. Aft self draining cockpit .

Brokers Comments

This Swan 40 is clearly a yacht of distinction that emanates from the famous Sparkman & Stephens stable. Built in 1970 she has been owned and loved by just one family from new who initially raced her but have spent all her recent years as a Cruiser with many European & UK passages completed. She has been updated & maintained throughout her life including a new engine in 2000 & new standing rigging & mast step in 2012 and although seaworthy, it is fair to say that her new owner will probably wish to update her and apply some TLC to bring her back to her best. However once refitted, she has potential to continue to be a classic of her time & a true beauty that willmake her new owner very proud.

This Swan 40 is currently lying ashore in Chichester and is available for viewings through Aspire Boat Sales at any time.



To arrange a viewing or for more information on this great boat

Call : 01489 572480    

Or email us at : sales@aspireboatsales.com

Please contact Mark Matthews at 01489 572480

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