1999 Nautor Swan 44 MKII S "Vistali"

Vistali is an immaculate Swan 44 MKII S from 1999 located in Brisbane, Australia.

The combination of Nautor Swan quality build techniques and German Frer’s naval architecture produced a world class, blue water cruising yacht and Vistali is an excellent example.

She has a 2-cabin layout with superb interior finish and great sailing pedigree for shorthanded passages. Vistali’s owners have spared no expense to maintain the yacht and she is presented beautifully for sale and is the epitome of performance cruising which will not disappoint the most discerning buyer.

5 Reasons to buy this boat

  • World class blue water cruising yacht
  • 2 cabin layout with suberb interior finish
  • Stateroom with ensuite
  • Airconditioning/heating
  • 2018 310 Zodiac inflatable

Boat Specs

Length:13.44m (44'1ft)
Designer:German Frer's
Builder:Nautor Swan
Location:Brisbane, Australia

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
Nautor Swan
Hull Material
Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane QLD, Australia
Vessel Name
Launch Year
Deck Material
Keel / balast
3,800kg Lead Fin and bulb secured with stainless steel bolts, nuts and backing plates and galvanised internal keel structure
German Frer’s
Nautor's Swan
Registration Number
Queensland (AHS56Q) and Australian (861864)
Engine Make
Volvo MD-22L 50hp

Volvo MD-22L 50hp with 1,593hrs (note- Volvo LCD hour meter replaced 2020)

No of Engines
Fuel Capacity
Fuel Type
Diesel with Separ 2000 water separator and fuel filter
Volvo 18” Bronze 3 blade feathering
On Deck:
Vistali has a full teak deck, including on the coach roof. The cockpit is well protected by full size combings and substantial spray dodger and bimini with all sailing controls leading to this area. A large single steering wheel with Elk-hide wrap is mounted on a pedestal positioned aft in the cockpit with Suunto compass, chart plotter and hydraulic sailing function controls in easy reach to the helmsman. The transom seat opens to access gas bottle storage and hatch to lazarette storage area and steering gear. A swim ladder hinges off the transom and there is a fresh water hot/cold shower in the aft cockpit. The forward sail locker is large enough for a gennaker plus fenders, mooring lines, and other gear. All deck hardware is mostly Harken with Lewmar winches. The deck layout lends itself perfectly to short-handed, long-range cruising.
All winches are grey, hard anodized alloy Lewmar winches as follows;
Primary Winches: 2 x Lewmar 58 ST
Secondary Winches: 2 x Lewmar 48 ST Halyard Winches: 2 x Lewmar 48 ST Mast base Winches: 2 x Lewmar 48 ST
2018 310 Zodiac inflatable (roll up type) with alloy floor, lift bridle, paddles, pump and padeyes to secure to cabin top. Yamaha 6hp 4 stroke outboard pushpit bracket with suitable covers.
Ground Tackle
The Lewmar V3 12V Windlass with remote was replaced 2018. 45lb CQR anchor and 50 metres of DIN766 10mm chain (10m internal marks) plus 48m 18mm 6 strand nylon warp. Additional Fortress Danforth anchor with suitable chain and warp included.
Full boat cover, canvas covers for steering wheel, spray dodger with external stainless-steel handrails, bimini with link sheet to dodger boom cover etc all replaced 2018.
Vistali is a 2-cabin layout with large central saloon and galley offset to port and aft. The interior is typical Swan style and finished in teak. The main saloon has a wrap-around leather sofa either side of a central dining table and outboard of the seating groups on both sides is storage and bookshelves. The saloon could accommodate two adults. To starboard alongside the companionway is the navigation station which has a seat for the nav table, and all navigation equipment outboard. There is also a large hanging locker for additional sailing equipment, jackets etc. and aft of the nav station is a head with hand basin, shower, and electric flush toilet. The saloon windows feature curtains all round to protect from the sun and provide privacy, all 3 large hatches have fly screens and shades fitted. Forward is the master stateroom with ensuite. Aft is a double cabin.
Forward Cabin:
This cabin is generously proportioned with a double bed and infill/foot well for better access if required. There is good storage and ensuite. Nice lighting and mobile 12v fan has also been fitted.
Aft Cabin:
The aft cabin on the forty-four features full head room as you enter the cabin and accommodates a larger than queen-sized bed. This cabin has great storage and excellent ventilation via large overhead hatch that opens to the cockpit. Access to the aft cabin is via the galley to port.
2 x bathrooms with hand basin in vanity, eye height storage, showers, and toilets (manual forward, electric aft). Aft toilet is connected to 80L stainless steel black water tank.
Air Conditioning
Cruise Air 16,000 BTU air conditioning from Shore Power for guest cabins and main saloon and Eberspacher Diesel fuelled Heater.
Fusion 650 series stereo (2016) with saloon and cockpit speakers (2017)
The galley as is L-shaped and features include, twin stainless-steel sinks with salt and freshwater outlets, manual foot pumps for water, good refrigeration and large in bench freezer, ENO marine gimballing two burner gas stove and oven, range hood, good-sized storage cupboards. Drinkware/cutlery/crockery/accessories /appliances included.
ENO marine gimballing two burner gas stove and oven
Water Capacity
530L in 3 stainless steel tanks. 2 x 190L and 1 x 150L
Hot Water System
Isotemp 40L heated via shore power or engine heat exchanger
Safety Gear
Safety equipment onboard at time of inspection plus extra offshore equipment including:
2 x fire extinguishers
Flares and EPIRB
2 x horseshoe life buoys with lights
Emergency navigation lights
Radar reflector and spotlight
Life jackets
Note - all equipment to be audited at survey
Bilge Pumps
1 x Electric with counter and 3 x manual
Nautor Swan pride themselves on the systems installs on their yachts, and the electrical systems are a highlight. The forty-four has a 12V DC house system with 240V shore power. A 240V/ 110V 2000 VA TORTECH Step-down transformer is located behind shore power inlets (new 2016) is for air-conditioner only. 240V outlet power internally. Custom Nautor Swan switch board is in the navigation station and provides users all fused breakers for comfort onboard. There are 2 x GPL 6CT Lifeline AGM house batteries for general service creating 300A/hrs located in a ventilated GRP box under the saloon table. Separate Lifeline 125A/hr start battery for engine and all charging via alternators on main engine or Mastervolt 60amp shore power charger. Batteries new 2018. DC Exterior Lighting: Waterproof Aqua Signal 12V 50W with 5 Pole Aqua Signal plug for use in cockpit and on foredeck (new 2020), spreader lights (new 2014), mast head tri colour and anchor light (new 2014), compass and instrument lights, table light, running lights on pulpit (Hella Marine new 2018), mast and push pit.
Vistali is fitted with Raymarine navigation electronics package with display’s mounted in the cockpit and nav station.
Items include:
ST60 wind, I60 Close hauled wind, ST60 speed (upgraded), ST60 depth (upgraded), ST60 Tridata in nav station
Raytheon Hand bearing compass
Wind masthead unit, speed, and depth sensors
ST7000+ hydraulic auto pilot control unit at helm
Raymarine eS75 Hybrid Touch Multifunction Display at Helm (2016) and at navigation station (new 2020) together with Raymarine RS 150 GNSS antenna (new 2020)
GPS antenna on push pit, all integrated with instruments chart plotters
Wempe Clock and Vetus electronic 24-hour barometer
Suunto binnacle compass
Raymarine 55E Marine VHF with RAYMIC remote Station Handset in cockpit
Vesper Marine XB 8000 AIS System (2016)
Sail Inventory
Sail inventory has the boat well set up for coastal cruising, sails as follows:
Mainsail. North Cruise Laminate with two reefs and single line reefing
Headsail. North Cruise Laminate 120% overlap roller furling
Headsail. Light performance
Headsail. Medium performance
Asymmetrical Spinnaker
Mast Rigging
Vistali is fitted with a mast head rigged, twin in-line spreader aluminium mast and Nitronic rod rigging. The mast has a Harken mainsail track and slider cars for the mainsail luff, check stays, baby forestay (removable) and Harken MK II forestay headsail furler. The aluminium boom is set up for slab reefing with lazy jacks and the mast and boom are painted white. Included is a spinnaker and jockey pole. Standing rigging was last replaced in 2014, as well as an update of required running rigging and full rig service. Running rigging since then serviced or replaced as required. Navtec System 50 hydraulic panel mounted in cockpit controls hydraulic vang and backstay.
General Remarks
Extras and spares:
Collapsible cockpit table and cockpit cushions
Lee cloths for bunks
Dock lines, fenders, rigging spares, galley equipment all included
Teak Flagpole
Boarding/ Swim ladder on transom
Volvo Penta spares and all original Nautor’s Swan manuals (blue folders)

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