2013 Swan 53
TThe Swan 53 has performance cruising at her core, providing the perfect solution for owners looking for a Swan that truly reflects Nautor’s unique brand of quality, style and seaworthiness. Equally at home on the high seas covering long distances, or island cruising in shallow waters, the Swan 53 performs beautifully whatever the occasion.
The Swan 53 reflects Nautor’s Swan’s ongoing commitment to designing yachts that combine excellent cruising and racing capabilities, and boasts a number of innovations that make it really stand out. The model is available with two different keel and rudder configurations, each suited to a slightly different form of usage. The standard model features a 2.44 meters deep fin keel and a single rudder.
The daggerboard version, which has twin rudders, enables the keel to be raised to just 1.4 meters opening up access to a wealth of shallow cruising waters that would normally be out of bounds to a yacht of this size.
|Length overall:||54.07 ft 16.48 m|
|Length of waterline:||47.24 ft 14.40 m|
|Beam:||15.58 ft 4.75 m|
|Draught (light):||8.01 ft 2.44 m|
|Ballast :||18100 Ibs 8200 Kg|
|Displacement (light):||48500 Ibs 22000 kg|
|Daggerboard keel with twin rudders:|
|Draught board up:||4.59 ft 1.40 m|
|Draught board down:||12.14 ft 3.70 m|
|Ballast:||22400 Ibs 10150 Kg|
|Fuel:||130.7 US gal 495 ltr|
|Water:||180.6 US gal 684 ltr|
|Hot Water:||19.8 US gal 75 ltr|
|DC Power:||24 V 626 Ah|
|AC Power:||7.7 kVA 230 V 50 Hz|
|Shore Power:||7.36 kVA 230 V 50 A|
|Engine- Yanmar folding prop:||106 SHP 79 kW|
|Fore triangle:||702.2 sq.ft 65.02 m²|
|Main sail:||839.6 sq.ft 78.0 m²|
|Jib:||705.0 sq.ft 65.5 m²|
|Asymm. Spinnaker:||2833 sq.ft 263 m²|
The hull is of single skin construction
using glassfibre reinforced isopolyester
laminate with vinylester skincoat.
Multiaxial or unidirectional fibres
in selected areas. Structural bulkheads
are of marine plywood with GRP
reinforcements and bonded to hull and
deck. Stiffener flanges are unidirectional
lay-ups over hollow cores.
Gelcoats are of weather-resistant NGA
type. Standard topside and deck is white,
boot top, cove stripe and coaming stripe
blue. Uncoloured gelcoat below waterline.
Epoxy barrier coat layers sprayed on
bottom, and finished with antifouling.
The keel is a lead casting with antimony
and carefully finished to accurate shape.
Cast-in keel bolts are of high-tensile
Rudder of foam filled GRP with tapered
high-tensile stainless steel stock, supported
by two self-aligning bearings.Weed
deflector in front of rudder. Steering
system with two 1.05 m stainless wheels
with elkhide cover, 2.1 turns H.O. to H.O.
Composite pedestals with roller bearings,
brake, and crash bar. Emergency tiller
stowed in lazarette. Sea cocks of bronze
for all through-hull connections below
waterline, finished flush with outside and
located in accessible positions. Inboard
side of sea cocks fitted with stud long
enough to take two hose clamps. Bathing
platform storage in the lazarette.
Deck is of sandwich construction, using
multiaxial glass fibre reinforced
isopolyester laminate, with low-density
closed cell foam core, and is bonded to the
hull. High-density core under deck
fittings. Unteaked deck surfaces finished in
Harken electrical winches. Lewmar
electric anchor windlass. Stainless steel
stemhead fitting with one anchor roller.
Stainless steel chainplates, headstay
recessed for under-deck furler.
Main shroud chainplates bolted to
reinforced web frames. Backstay
chainplates attached to hull structure.
Harken sheet tracks, cars, and blocks.
Spinlock jammers and clutches.Winchard
folding pad-eyes. Pop-up mooring cleats
and fairleads at bow and stern.
Two mooring cleats amidships.
Pulpit, pushpit and lifeline stanchions 600
mm high of stainless steel, with bases bolted
through deck. Spacing conforming to
ORC requirements. Lifeline gate both sides
amidships, and in pushpit.Three folding
eyes for jackline attachment in cockpit.
Teak toe rails with drain openings. Laid
teak 9 mm nominal thickness in cockpits,
on side decks, and on bathing platform,
glued and vacuum bagged without screws.
Hinged flush deck hatch for forepeak
locker, windlass, chain box and optional
bow thruster hatch.
Lewmar Medium and Low Profile
recessed hinging deck hatches. Four
openable coaming portholes, three
portholes in cockpit. Parasol grey deck
house windows by Form glass. Main
companionway lockable sliding hatch of
tinted acrylic with sliding drop board.
In cockpit hinged GRP hatches to
lazarette, and to stowage locker with space
for life raft. Under helmsmanï¿½s seat gas
bottle locker port side, stowage starboard
side. Two seats with back rest on each side.
Removable high gloss varnished teak
cockpit table with folding leaves.
Large spray hood over the companion
way with a recess in the deck, including a
canvas cover over the recess. Padded
canvas stowage bag for cockpit table. Two
canvas bags for halyards tails, one on each
side of the companionway.
Teak and oak are used for visible
woodwork with hand rubbed satin finish.
Topsides where visible lined with white
wooden battens or removable vinyl panels.
Mosquito screens and blinds for deck
Floorboards made of plywood with top face
of oak with teak stripes same satin finish
as the interior. Two suction lifters provided.
Structural bulkheads are of marine plywood
with GRP reinforcements.
Cabinets, tables, bureaus, seats, dressers etc.
have rounded corners.
Doors, partitions and panelling are teak
faced solid plywood or foam cored
sandwich. Self-engaging latches with
bumpers to hold doors in open position.
Hanging lockers are equipped with rods
and hooks and automatic lights. Drawers
are secured with latches. Hand rails at
companion way and in saloon overhead.
Companion way ladder with non-slip
steps. Reading lights above each berth.
Saloon table with Corian edge stripe.
All fixed berths have foam mattresses over
Forward and aft cabin berths equipped
with teak leeboards/canvas
leecloths.Textile covers with velcro
zippers for berths and settees.
Textiles chosen from Nautor Swanï¿½s
Engine space internally sound insulated.
Drip tray integral with engine bed.
Electrical lubricating oil change pump
connected to main engine and genset.
Yanmar 4 JH4-HTE main engine with
ZF25A gearbox and a 3-bladed folding
propeller. Engine and reduction gear are
supported on flexible mounts.
One filler line with strainer for each tank.
Tanks vented to deck edge. Fuel
filter/water separator with water alarm
and shut off valve on feed line to engine.
Thermostatically controlled fresh water
cooling system with a heat exchanger for
Wet exhaust system for main engine and
diesel generator. Water is discharged below
the waterline and exhaust gases from main
engine and diesel generators exit under the
transom. Clean Agent (FM200) fire
extinguishing system for engine room space.
Spars built of extruded aluminium alloy
sections painted white. Double spreader
15/16 fractional rig with discontinuous
shrouds, and 20 degree swept back
aluminium spreaders. Wide shroud base.
Mast of oval section, with external track
for full-batten mainsail.Tapered and
welded masthead with two gennaker
sheaves, and one main halyard sheave. Two
jib halyard sheaves, and one staysail halyard
sheave. Internal wiring secured to mast.
Spreaders of aluminium alloy. Folding
footsteps on mast.
Standing rigging of round Navtec rod.
C550 rigging screws with stainless covers
for main shrouds. Headstay with toggles at
upper and lower end. Aramid inner forestay
and running backstays. Main boom of oval
section with hydraulic outhaul, and
arranged for two single line reefs.
Hydraulic boom vang with high-pressure
return, tensioners for backstay legs, and
mainsail outhaul. Single gauge System 50
central control panel in cockpit. Running
rigging of colour coded Dynema. Main
halyard with screw shackle, gennaker, jib
and staysail halyards with snapshackles.
Recessed Harken furler with furling line
led to cockpit winch.
Ownerï¿½s Manual in English with
directions for use and maintenance,
drawings and diagrams for main systems
and handbooks for machinery and
One 25 kg DELTA anchor on stemhead.
50m of 10mm Grade 40 chain spliced to
50m 16mm plaited nylon anchor line.
Four mooring lines 20m each. 6 Air
fenders with lines. One boat hook.
Two 6 kg aluminium LPG tanks,
including securing arrangements and
pressure regulator, supplied if the yacht is
launched in Finland.
Sprayhood for main companionway,
canvas bag for halyards each side of
companionway, padded canvas stowage
bag for cockpit table.
Fixed fire extinguisher in engine space
with release handle at companionway.
Portable extinguishers in interior, one in
galley, one forward. Fire blanket in galley.
Two jackstays of webbing for side decks,
one double for cockpit.
Safety belts for navigator and cook.