Classic Swan Blue Water Cruiser

Troubadour is a special yacht with a great story. She is hull number 1 of the popular Nautor’s Swan 46 built in 1983 and has performed well above expectation as both a racing and cruising yacht.
First commissioned for a US client, the boat was delivered to San Francisco where she was predominately used as a racing yacht. Several years later she was sold to the East Coast of the United States where she raced and cruised in and around Long Island sound from New York to Newport Rhode Island and beyond.
In April 2010, the current owner purchased Troubadour in Connecticut and set off back to Europe to prepare for some world cruising. Their sailing adventures over the last 9 years have covered most of the Atlantic Coast of France, as far North as Scotland in the North Sea, then down through South America, across to the Pacific, New Zealand and eventually Australia.
The boat has now covered in excess of 30,000nm, and a good part of that has been with the current owner and his wife sailing mostly two-handed. Troubadour is ready for more adventure in this style or could be a great family weekender with some racing thrown in! She presents in very original condition and whilst more than capable to sail on as is, she would be incredibly desirable after a refit!
Troubadour is like all Swans- Great pedigree coupled with good design, superb build quality and safety always at the forefront.

5 Reasons to buy this boat

  • Proven Blue water Cruiser
  • Beautiful Design, Legendary Build
  • Hull Number 1. Collectors Piece
  • Take a lot of friends, or cruise 2 up
  • Great value and taxes paid into Australia

Boat Specs

Make ModelNautor's Swan 46
DesignerGerman Frers
Length14.32 m
Draft2.5 m
Location Gold Coast

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
Nautor's Swan
Hull Material
Gold Coast
Vessel Name
Launch Year
4.4 m
2.5 m
14,200 kg
Deck Material
GRP laid with teak
Keel / balast
Lead Fin
German Frers
Nautor's Swan

Volvo D2-55. Replaced in 2006 and estimated 2,000hrs
Maxprop 3 blade folding propeller

Accommodation: 2 double cabins, finished in teak joinery
Aft cabin with double berth on starboard side and single to port
Forward double cabin
2 x pilot berths in main saloon
Cabins have suitable storage space

Bathrooms: forward and aft ensuite, both with showers. Both ensuite have electric flush toilets and aft toilet is connected to black water tank

Saloon: The main saloon has collapsible sided, teak dining table with wrap around settees covered in red leather. Outboard of the settee’s are two pilot/ sea berths with lee-cloths. The saloon is finished with teak joinery which includes storage cupboards, entertainment area with TV/ stereo and forward liquor cabinet
The galley is located to port and is a fore and aft layout as typical in most Swans and very usable at sea. Good preparation space, storage etc.

Refrigeration: Fridge and fridge/ freezer units top and bottom in galley. Refrigeration runs via either engine driven compressor or 220v shore power and is water cooled.

Stove: Force 10 3 burner stove with oven with remote gas shut-off valve
Electrics: Electrical System comprising 12V, 24V and 220V for systems onboard
12V battery bank- 2 x 100AH for instruments and communication equipment
12V battery bank- 2 x 100AH starting batteries
24V battery bank- 4 x 400AH house service for all domestic equipment onboard
220V shore power and shore power cable plus outlets throughout the yacht (original 110V system replaced with 220V but 110V sockets remain, use via plug converter)
2 x Sterling battery chargers for 12 and 24V battery banks
Solar charging via 3 x 100W solar panels with Votronic voltage output monitor in nav station
B&G H300 instrument system with wind/ speed/ depth inputs. FFD and Analog displays on deck with a replaced H3000 FFD in Navigation station. Some spares are also onboard

Simrad Autopilot with electric drive which connects to steering system via chain link- Raymarine display in cockpit controls autopilot
Furuno Radar
2 x AdvancSea Chart Plotters which plug in at helm station
Raymarine Chart Plotter in Navigation station
Nauticast Class B AIS
Suunto compass on helm binnacle
Classic Brass Barometer

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