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Welcome to Swiftsure Yachts Inc.!

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Providing premium service to the customer interested in buying or selling a high quality yacht


In 2002 the partners of Swiftsure Yachts joined together to create a full service brokerage for yachtsmen interested in buying or selling high quality boats. A team approach, in-depth expertise and exceptional service are the hallmarks of our plan and are designed to ensure we meet our customers' expectations.


Swiftsure Yachts image A TEAM APPROACH is at the heart of Swiftsure Yachts’ business plan. We step outside the norm of commission-based yacht sales to make certain our collective expertise is directed by our clients’ needs.

IN-DEPTH EXPERTISE forms the basis of the knowledge we share with our clients. We keep abreast of changing market conditions both locally and nationally, and we put in thousands of miles at sea each year to give a real-world foundation to our knowledge of sailing, boat systems and boat design.

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE is our watchword. Clear and on-going communication combined with a commitment to listening carefully focuses our brokerage on activities designed to bring added value to the process of selling and buying yachts.

Located at Nautical Landing on Lake Union, our office is based in the heart of Seattle's brokerage community. If you are considering selling your boat, please stop by or give us a call and let us show you why Swiftsure Yachts is the right choice.

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Featured Boat
photo of 53' Custom 53
53' Custom 53
2001 US$ 549,000

Gambit is a capable and proven blue water cruising catamaran designed by Simonis-Voogd Design and custom built for her first and only owner by Brent Gray Projects in South Africa. In 2001 Gambit was delivered in Cape Town. She voyaged 36,000 miles from South Africa to Brazil, Southeast Caribbean, NW to Anguilla in Caribbean to the Azores to Portugal/Spain. Then to the Mediterranean as far east as Rome, Italy then north to Cinqueterre and west to the Balearics, Gibraltar, Canaries, Caribbean, Panama, Galapagos, French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, and the US via French Polynesia and Hawaii; finally reaching home in the San Juan Islands of Washington state in 2005. She has cruised locally in the Pacific Northwest since that time.

As part of the Four Cats 54 program, design work and build specification is very detailed and to a very high standard. Construction is robust utilizing unidirectional fabrics vacuum bagged to an aircraft balsa core and extra heavy-duty hardware for all critical components. An emphasis on safety and reliability is evident throughout. Fixed keels with stainless steel shoes and skeg-protected rudders and were selected vs. daggerboards and spade rudders.  Good sailing performance is achieved by keeping the hulls narrow and the boat light. Extensive use of coring in the bulkheads, decks, hulls, and furniture saved a significant amount of weight while increasing stiffness.

Most cruising catamarans suffer by offering too much accommodation and creature comforts with hulls that are too short and too wide. Gambit has the waterline length, storage, narrow hulls, and sail plan needed to make fast passages. With 56 hp engines and 268 gallons of fuel, she has the range to motor across vast windless areas. Three staterooms with queen berths and two heads leave everyone with ample room and storage space for a full kit of toys, provisions, spare parts, and tools.

Keeping complex systems running is the single greatest challenge for many long-range cruisers.  Gambit’s owners were experienced cruisers, having completed a major voyage on a Wauquiez Amphritrite 43 when they selected the design and specified systems on Gambit. Solar panels, wind generator, and large alternators were selected over a genset. Cabin fans, lots of hatches with wind scoops and opening ports were chosen over air conditioning. Forced air diesel heat vs. a more complex hydronic heating system. Exterior surfaces are white to minimize heating and reduce maintenance. There is no exterior wood to maintain. An elegant cherry interior is inside, protected from the elements.

Gambit shows as a much newer boat than her age. Her owners have been meticulous with maintenance and care. Her storage lockers are clean; many were recently repainted. The machinery spaces are clean and well-lit. The Cherry interior cabinetry and cabin soles are scratch and ding free.  Ultra-leather upholstery and soft goods are stain and odor free.

Highlights:

  • Huge wraparound “up” galley
  • Raised dinette with excellent forward-facing 270 degree views
  • Starboard walk around engine room with standing workshop
  • Quality Antal deck hardware, Anderson winches, and Goiot hatches and ports
  • Massive ground tackle including dual Maxwell 2200 watt windlass and large anchors
  • Full cockpit enclosure with solid bimini top and diesel heaters make this an excellent cool weather boat

 

Swiftsure Yachts

2500 Westlake Ave. N.
Suite F
Seattle, WA 98109, United States

Tel (206)378-1110
Fax (206)378-1124
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