Price reduction March 2013 - we have now received instructions to reduce the price to a new asking price of USD99,500 ex VAT
COMMENTS and RE-FIT NOTES on Sparkman and Stephens Swan 40 "Teregram
I purchased Nautor's Swan 40 Teragram in June 1999 with the intent of single handed sailing her to Europe.
To prepare for single handing I first changed out the main genoa winches for new Lewmar self tailing ones. I also added a Monitor Self Steering System, Radar, SSB and Pactor Modem, primarily for communication at sea, replaced and rewired the 120 V panel and the DC panel, added a Xantrex ProSine 2.0KW Inverter/Charger, installed a 240 V to 120 V transformer to enable shore power connection at any marina in the world, and, replaced the engine with a new Yanmar 3 JH 3 (E).
In June 2003 I sailed from Portland, Maine direct to Sneem Ireland. In retrospect, this may not have been the wisest undertaking but, I have to say, my pleasure in Teragram and her seaworthiness grew throughout the voyage. We were challenged several times but in no case did I ever wonder if the boat could take it. In 2006 I returned to the US from Tenerife, Canary Islands by way of the Caribbean, arriving in Portland in early June.
While on the hard in the Canary Islands, a hurricane knocked the boat off her cradle. Repairs were made in the Canary Islands to sail to the Caribbean but, once home I chose to do a thorough refit with the goal of sailing once more to Europe to participate in a Classic Swan Rendezvous in Elba, Italy in 2011.
In 2007, 2008 and 2009, the refit took place with the following major elements accomplished:
The hull was sanded and faired with 2 coats of Awlgrip applied.
Decks were opened up to allow removal and replacement of all wet core.
In preparation for 2 above, all deck fittings were removed. All alluminum parts were re-anodized. All chrome plated parts were re-chromed. The forward hatch was removed and sent to a refurbisher for new glazing and seals. The stanchions were replaced with new and the life lines were replaced. All non opening ports were fitted with new acrylic lights and the frames awlgripped. Lastly, all items were rebedded with new fastenings.
The mast mounted winches were removed and the area under each was reinforced with heavy aluminium plate welded in place. The gooseneck was removed from the boom, the boom roller furling replaced with a heavy duty fitting and a new goosenect fitted. New wires were run for the tri-color running light and it was replaced with a combination tri-color and anchor light.
The steering pedestal was removed and rebuilt and then Awlgripped to match the hull and deck Matterhorn White. A new Raymarine 6002 Smart Pilot plus Gyro was added to the helm. New steering cables were added and the cable sheave bearings were repaced.
The teak cockpit sole was removed and replaced with new. Cockpit seats had been replaced in 2002.
The rudder was modified by moving some of the wetted surface forward of the rudder post to provide better helm balance downwind. Very successful!
The hull was stripped of bottom paint, sanded smooth, faired and ablative anti fouling International Micron 66 applied.
The dorade boxes were replaced with new carefully crafted copies of the original.
The deck and coach roof were filled, sealed and painted with Awlgrip. Non skid applied with a mix coarse and medium grain aggregate.
Shrouds and backstay replaced (forestay was replaced in 2003 when new Harkin furler was installed).
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Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
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