1979 Nautor Swan 39 R
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Refitted for short-handed
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Sonderborg, Denmark
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- EUR 79,000 Tax Paid (US$ 89,073)
Extensively updated classic Ron Holland Swan re-configured for effortless short-handed cruising. Replaced teak deck, repainted hull, electric in-mast furling mast, electric winches & genoa furler, professionally re-configured reduced draft keel & structure, bow thruster.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
With just four owners since her original launch in 1979, the German registered MOIN has been lovingly maintained and extensively updated and re-configured for easy short-handed sailing having been originally designed by Ron Holland to be orientated towards the IOR racing rules. She represents a rare opportunity to purchase such a yacht with only twelve of this flush deck race version having been built by the legendary Nautor Swan yard in Finland. Her current seller has in fact enjoyed owning her so much that he has owned this very boat twice! Her many upgrades over the years to both keep her more up to date but to also make her easier to be handled short-handed include; a replacement mast with electric in-mast furling, a bow thruster, new Nanni diesel engine, electric genoa furler, two electric winches, updated Raymarine electronics and a professionally modified keel construction now with a bulb to the bottom of keel to allow for a slightly reduced draft from 2.2m to her now 2.0m draft. Her interior accommodation was upgraded in 1995 to make it more cruiser rather than race orientated. Her original teak decks have also since been replaced for new teak in 2003 when her hull was also repainted whilst under the current seller’s previous ownership of MOIN.
Her specification highlights include:
- Replaced Nanni 4.50 50hp marine diesel engine on a shaft drive.
- Replaced mast with electric in-mast furling.
- Replaced rod standing rigging.
- Professionally altered interior for more comfortable cruising orientated sailing.
- Electric winches.
- Electric genoa roller furler.
- Professionally re-configured fin keel to reduce draft to 2.0m.
- Professionally strengthened keel construction.
- Bow thruster.
- Raymarine electronics.
- Replaced teak deck.
- Repainted hull.
- Electric anchor windlass.
- Replaced sprayhood.
- GPS chart plotter.
- VHF radio.
- Radio with cockpit speakers.
- Replaced in-mast furling battened mainsail.
- Replaced genoa on an electric furler.
- Asymmetric spinnaker.
- Storm jib.
“The Swan 39 Racer Story of MOIN. A fully automated 39 foot performance cruiser perfect for single or couple handling.
The Swan 39 Racer is a timeless and classic design – built for speed and comfort with the legendary ruggedness of the Nautor boats. Designed by Ron Holland, the Swan 39 represents the epitome of the racer/cruiser. Only 33 of this particular type were built.
This Swan 39 Racer has undergone some notable upgrades in the recent years, including a new mast, bow thruster, new engine in 2014/15. In addition, this boat is fitted with electric forestay furler, and in/mast electric mainsail furler, as well as two electric capstans in the cockpit. Today the Swan has a modern Raymarine Navigation system, including a big screen. A new strong autopilot and an effective diesel heating system provides safety and comfort.
MOIN started her life as Roratonga in 1979 delivered from the shipyard of Nautor Swan to Germany. Since then she had 3 owners. From the mid nineties to 2003 the Swan was called Nirwana owned by an experienced yacht builder who strengthened her keel construction, modified the keel from 2,20m to 2,0m depth, now with a torpedo. The interior was redesigned from racer to performance cruiser. In that time the boat sailed from its home harbour in North Germany to Finland and Portugal.
In 2003 I acquired the boat and named it Moin. The boat got a teak deck and was repainted. I sold the boat in 2007 to an owner in Copenhagen who invested in a new mast, navigation, sails and engine. The boat got automated with an electric forestay furler, anchorage system, furling main sail system and electric winches. The boat received a new polstering, a bow thruster, a heating system and a new sprayhood. In 2017 I bought the boat back from the Danish owner. Moin is today fully automated and can easily be sailed by one person or a couple. I mostly sail in the region of southern Denmark / North Germany but she is fully capable to go long distance.“
- RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht is exempt from the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) as she was built and placed into use within the EU prior to 1998.
- GRP laminate hull construction.
- The hull was repainted – 2003.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- GRP deck with a caulked teak deck over.
- Flush deck style as per the race version’s design and construction differentiating it from the more “standard” cruising version.
- The teak to the; deck, cockpit seat bases and sole was replaced – 2003.
Keel & Rudder:
- Professionally re-configured fin keel with a bulb added to enable for a reduced 2.0m draft - 1995
- Professionally strengthened keel structure – 2003.
- Cast-in keel bolts are of high-tensile stainless steel.
- The rudder blade is GRP and supported by a short skeg.
Engine & Gearbox:
- Replaced Nanni N4.50 4-in line cylinder marine diesel engine producing 50hp at 2,800rpm – 2015.
- Naturally aspirated.
- Closed cooling with heat exchanger.
- Fresh water-cooled exhaust manifold.
Engine Maintenance & Hours:
- Engine was last serviced in October 2017 when the current seller purchased the boat.
- Engine hours: 300 as at January 2019.
Propulsion & Steering:
- Shaft drive with stainless steel shaft supported by p-bracket.
- 3-bladed foldingpropeller.
- Tiller steering.
- Side Power SE100/185T Bowthruster – 2009.
- 12v DC service battery circuit.
- DC & AC panel at navigation area with battery monitor system.
- 6x batteries in total all from - 2017.
- 2x 12v engine start batteries?
- 2x batteries for the; bow thruster, Electric genoa furler and anchor windlass.
- 2x batteries for the remaining systems (refrigerator/electronics/lighting etc).
- Via the Sterling 1240 CED 40Amp battery charger, the engine mounted alternator, shore power connection and inverter.
- 12v 100Amp engine-mounted alternator.
- Sterling Inverter – 2009.
- 220v AC shore-power supply
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- Cold water tap over the sink in the galley area and the heads.
- 2x manual bilge-pumps.
- 120 litres in one stainless-steel tank.
- 120 litres in a stainless-steel tank.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT – Installed - 2009.
- Raymarine Echopilot depth sounder.
- Raymarine log/speedometer.
- Raymarine wind speed/direction.
- Raymarine ST6002 displays.
- Raymarine C120 Display + AIS.
- Raymarine C120 Chart Plotter display.
- Raymarine ST6002 autopilot.
- C120 Compass.
- Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS.
- Raymarine VHF radio.
- Gimballed stainless 3-burner gas stove and oven.
- 12vDC fridge and freezer.
- 1x Stainless steel sinks with cold water supply.
- 1x manual marine heads
- Cold pressurised water tap over the wash basin.
Heating & Ventilation:
- Diesel heatingwith outlets to all the cabins and heads.
- Durade deck vents.
- Both deckhead and reading lights.
- Radio with cabin and cockpit speakers.
Summary of Accommodation:
- The accommodation was professionally altered by her then owner who was a boat builder to make her more cruiser than race orientated.
- 2x single berths in 2 aft cabins plus a double berth to the fore cabin and 2 further single berths in the saloon.
- Burma teak interior joinery made up of faced marine plywood with solid teak where appropriate.
- Marine ply, fibreglass or timber planking to the deckhead.
- Teak and holly or teak slats to the cabin sole.
- White with pinstripe upholstery to the cabin cushions.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
- Double berth to the fore cabin with a removable central cushion to form two single berths if required.
- Deck ventilation/escape hatch.
Sail/General Store Area:
- Raised storage area.
- Deck hatch.
- Teak slats to the cabin sole.
- Vertical poles providing a handhold.
- Deckhead light.
- Located to port.
- Manual flush marine heads.
- Stainless-steel wash basin with a tap over.
- Built-in cupboards over the WC.
- Soap or toothbrush holder.
- Dining table position slightly to port with a U-shaped sofa to the port side and a further sofa to starboard.
- Deck ventilation hatches.
- 4x Port holes.
- 1x Single berth above the sofa to starboard.
- Bulkhead mounted reading lights.
- Deckhead mounted hand rails.
- Teak & holly to the cabin sole.
- 2x Vertical poles providing handholds.
- Durade deck ventilation.
- Located to port.
- Chart table with storage inside and draws under.
- L-shaped bench.
- Book and general storage shelves.
- Electrical control panels.
- Bulkhead space for mounting electronics to.
- Teak & holly to the sole area.
- Located to starboard.
- Linear layout.
- Gimballed stainless-steel gas oven and 3-burners stove with stainless-steel grabrail and cupboard under.
- Spice rack.
- Worktop with fiddled edges, access hatch to the refrigerator and sliding door storage cupboards over.
- In the companionway is the sink with a water tap and timber insert to create additional worktop space and cupboards behind.
- Steps leading up to the cockpit.
Starboard side Aft cabin:
- Single berth.
- Porthole to the cockpit.
Portside Aft Cabin:
- Single berth.
- Porthole to the cockpit.
- Replaced keel stepped anodised aluminium masthead rigged mast with in-mast furling and spinnaker pole track – 2009.
- 3x pairs of spreaders.
- Rod standing rigging – 2009.
- Anodised aluminium boom.
- Hydraulic adjustable boom vang with aluminium cover.
- Anodised aluminium spinnaker pole.
- Running check stays.
- Single hydraulically adjustable backstay.
- Electric genoa roller furler.
- Hydraulically adjustable baby stay.
- Shroud base genoa sheet protectors.
- Genoa sheet tracks
- Cockpit mounted mainsheet track.
- 2x Self-tailing 2-speed halyard sheet winches to either side of the companionway entrance.
- 2x Self-tailing electric 2-speed genoa sheet winches.
- 2x Self-tailing 2-speed mainsheet winches.
- 2x Self-tailing 2-speed spinnaker winches.
- Hyde Sails in-mast furling battened dacron mainsail – 2009.
- Hyde Sails furling dacron genoa - 2009.
- Hyde Sails spinnaker – 2009.
- Hyde Sails asymmetric spinnaker – 2009.
- Storm spinnaker – 1990.
- Light airs spinnaker – 2003.
- Hyde Sails storm jib – 2009.
- Stainless-steel pushpit, step through pulpit,
- Two rail wire guardrails and stainless-steel stanchions.
- Stainless-steel bathing ladder.
Anchoring & Mooring:
- 12v Electric deck mounted anchor windlass.
- Bruce anchor.
- Appropriate number of stainless-steel mooring cleats.
- Various mooring warps and fenders.
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
- Cockpit cushions.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs
Lying – Current out of the water for the winter in Sønderborg Southern Denmark.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Nautor Swan
Designer: Ron Holland
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 11.99 m
Beam: 3.81 m
LWL: 9.59 m
Minimum Draft: 2.0 m
Maximum Draft: 2.0 m
Displacement: 9000 kgs
Total Power: 50 HP
Engine Brand: Nanni
Year Built: 2015
Engine Model: N4.50
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 300
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 50 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (120 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: (120 Liters)
Number of single berths: 6
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Number of bathrooms: 1
Wind speed and direction
Electric bilge pump
Manual bilge pump
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V
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