Nautor Swan 411R – The vessel
Nautor Swan 411R hull #14
A stunning example of this iconic Sparkman & Stephens classic with a huge refit in 2019.
Sparkman & Stephens Swan
Today, Sparkman&Stephens designed Swans are universally acknowledged to be the finest ocean- going production sailing yachts ever built.
The Sparkman&Stephens Swan legend was created in less than a decade. A remarkable achievement in the highly competitive world of yachting.
Own a Sparkman&Stephens Swan and you share part of that legend, a legend based upon reality. The reality of a unique standard of Sparkman&Stephens design and Nautor construction in harmony with performance, luxury, comfort and renowned seaworthiness under the most demanding condition.
Sail a Sparkman&Stephens designed Swan and you experience a unique combination of the elegance and power created by superb engineering and the craftsman’s skill. A pride reflected in a marriage of technology and tradition, and in Nautor’s uncompromised dedication towards creating the ultimate statement of the yachtbuilder’s art.
Sparkman&Stephens Swan. The supreme sailing experience
S&S Swan Association
Fully equipped for offshore sailing expeditions. Because of that she is a strong and safe boat for your sailing expeditions and offshore training.
Some article about Nautor Swan 411R:
Check List for S&S Swan(updated 16th July 2019) – Swan Association
S&S Swan Association would like to point out the most important peculiarities which make a Sparkman&Stephens de- signed Swan an original and unique one:
824 yachts built in 15 models between 1967 and 1989. All the yachts have a hull number.
Below is a helpful list of 52 items.
- Nautor’s Swan Builder’s Plaque with model/hull number and month/year of delivery (found down below, bronze or aluminum)
S&S recessed cove stripes with arrows
- Nautor Mast Plaque (anodized aluminum on mast, boom, spinnaker and jockey poles)
Original Aluminum Nautor Mast/Boom/Spinnaker/Jockey Poles (if new alu mast section has about same size and same number of spreaders it can be accepted as original)
- Hull Number stamped on mast top plate, under or behind most of the furniture, and inside lazarette
- Shrouds as by original Sail Plan. Some yachts had rod rigging originally, beginning with Swan 36. Flattened
- South Coast Rod Rigging was used first, Navtec round rod later, (see sail plans on classicswan.org)
- Thurnbuckles are Lewmar first grade marine bronze, or Navtec stainless steel if shrouds are in rod. Aluminum anodized plate at the base of the shrouds
- Number of Spinnaker Poles: must be 2
- Spinnaker Poles material (originally aluminum)
- Number of Winches as per original Deck Plan: (see deck plan on classicswan.org)
- Main Halyard Reel Winch on some models, Luke Winch for retracting keel on CB Swan
- Number of tracks as per original Sail Plan:
- Original Black Anodized Aluminum Turning Blocks
- Ball bearing sheet tracks not original
- Cars with towing lines not original
- Lewmar chromed bronze cars
- Bowsprit not original
- Approximately original engine HP
- Morse engine control
- Aquamet 22 propeller shaft (A simple test is to check if the shaft is magnetic or not, it should be non-mag-netic, but this only confirms that a stainless material is in question, and there are many of them)
- Morse shaft packing gland
- Nautor built aluminum (painted white) steering pedestal
- Danforth Constellation 6” (Suunto D-165 on later S&S Swan, with dedicated label) binnacle mountedcompass
- Elk leather (dark brown) on stainless steel wheel
- Original Skeg Rudder: (see lines plan in S&S Swan. A Legend)
- Original Rudder Side Profile: (see lines plan in S&S Swan. A Legend)
- Original Rudder Stock with Band Packing Gland with thread (no graphite)
- Original Keel Side Profile: (see lines plan in S&S Swan. A Legend)
- Original Dorade Boxes (see deck plan on classicswan.org)
- Original Deck Hatches with raised coamings (not flush)
- Original Forward Sliding Hatch (on some yachts, see deck plan on classicswan.org)
- Deck prisms with metal frames
- GRP fiberglass Window Frames
- Traditional Sail Shapes
- Teak Deck originally screwed
- Teak Deck Design: original sharp batten corners
- Aluminum Nautor Toerail (The first models – 36, 43, 40 had wooden toerails, the change came during the
- Swan 37 series, the last 37s have aluminium rails)
- Lewmar tapered stanchions, (with black plastic nut on top for earlier models)
- Nav Lights are Hella Marine
- Original Hull Lines (even if it is difficult to determine if for example the aft body has been filled up just a little)
- Trim Screws 305 mm (12 in.) above DWL, bow and stern, double boot top
- Drain Plug (starboard side, on the deepest part of the bilge)
- Blakes seacocks (with square handle attachment, and also a threaded connection for a sleeve. The threads
- were soon replaced with serrations for receiving the hose directly)
- Toerail bolt nuts are GRP/gealcoat covered (if not, check why, a possibility is because Teak Deck have been replaced
- Sail track bolt nuts are GRP/gelcoat covered (if not, check why, a possibility is because Teak Deck have been replaced)
- Keel bolt nuts are GRP and gelcoat covered (if not, check why)
- Baby Blake Toilets
- Electric Panel, anodized grey aluminum, with Heinemann breakers
- Autopilot, originally a Neco (still the best electric AP motor), fitted by the yard
- Wind Instrument, B&G from Hengist Horsa serie onwards
- Interior Varnish (originally Sadolux, hand rubbed) must be satin/rubbed effect (could nowadays be maintained with OsmoWax)
- Chromed Bronze Padeyes for kitchen belts, (sprayhood on deck) etc.