I'm familiar with the Swan 44 in St.Martin. I tried to get in touch with the seller before Christmas
but got no answer. I had a friend there at that time.
and even the photos looked ok but no idea of the condition. I live in Finland
so I have to add the VAT (15-23% depending the country where go to the customs) to the price. The Swan in St Martin
is the second 44 that Nautor has build. I suppose there could be some improvments on those that were build later. From hull
number 63 the boat has a taller rig and 530kg more ballast.
The Swan 441 is more roomy and would perhaps suit better as a liveaboard
for tree years cruise
that the circumnavigation
I'm quite satisfied with my Bavaria
42 Ocean and it suits well for one years Caribbean cruise
which I've don two times with my former boats but I think the Swan would suit better while rounding the Cape of Good Hope or on the Red Sea where you have head
winds almost all the time.
So I'm waitng for some ones expieriences of the Swan 441.
Originally Posted by amarinesurveyor
The S&S Swan 44 is a great boat, I sailed one back in the 80's and got in quite a few miles. It is a boat I would not hesitate to take almost anywhere. Since the last one was built in 1976, most should have had alot of things replaced and upgraded, if not, you will be in for a lot of work
. The teak deck
should have been replaced by now, if not plan on $40K or $50K to get that done, it is a big job. I know because I oversaw two 44's get that done.
It's a great layout with good sesa berths but not a layout you would see on a present day boat. It's a layout you get to appreciate when at sea and the going gets rough.'
Here's one in St. Martin at a low price, photos look pretty good, not sure how long ago they were taken.
1972 Swan SLOOP OFFERS!!!! Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
Good luck, Brian