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55' Swan 55



Seller says sell now! Don't miss this beauty.

Well priced classic

This classic Sparkman & Stephens design is an exceptional offshore performance cruiser known for its graceful lines and exceptionally sound construction. Swan Fun has Yanmar engine, newer generator, good condition sails & canvas, epoxy bottom, refinished teak & ash interior, and much more! Hull 007 of only 016 built. Very rare! 

She sleeps eleven in classical teak & Honduras Mahogany interior. The roomy aft cockpit can accommodate dining for 6. The deck gear is arranged for easy cruising or racing with a short-handed crew, using electrical winches. This rare beautiful, spacious vessel is ready to cruise, race, or entertain.

The boat is ready to go sailing now, just add food and beer, and head for the horizon.

Note that Hull 012 "Tauranga" did the first Whitbread Round The World Race 1973-74,  Hull 013 "Walross III" the third race 1981-82, without any major modification. These are well built tough yachts.

  • Make: Swan
  • Model: 55
  • Year: 1972
  • Length: 55ft
  • Name: SWAN FUN
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: San Francisco, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Sloop
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • Designer: S&S
  • Builder: Nautor
  • LOA: 54.42 feet
  • LWL: 40 feet
  • Beam: 14.25 feet
  • Bridge Clearance: 70 feet
  • Max Draft: 8.17 feet
  • Ballast: 17000 pounds
  • Displacement: 44000 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 8 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 10 knots
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar
  • EngineModel: 88hp
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 180 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 120 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Twin Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions


From the bow, the accommodation that sleeps 11 starts with a storage locker with deck access through a large hatch

 The forward guest cabin features a single berth with deep storage bins and chain locker forward. There are hanging lockers on each side, for spacious storage.

Continuing aft is the master head and shower to port, and locker storage opposite to starboard. This section has a master guest cabin with a spacious double berth to port and single berth to Starboard. This section has its own hanging locker, shelf locker and drawer storage. This cabin is just forward of the mast and is comfortable in a seaway.

Continuing aft is the spacious air-conditioned main salon. There’s a comfortable dining area to port with a U-shaped settee and teak drop-leaf dining table, and a sea berth outboard. To starboard there’s a straight settee with a wine/liquor cabinet and bookcase with built-in drawers outboard.

The Nav. Station office is to starboard with full instrumentation and a large chart-size desk with plenty of storage in drawers and shelves.

The well-equipped sea friendly U-shaped galley is opposite the nav center.

The spacious 2 guest air-conditioned aft stateroom features 2 double berths, port and starboard, a personal safe and a private en suite electrical head and shower. There’s generous storage provided by hanging lockers and drawers, and deck access through the companionway hatch with ladder.



  • Gimbaled 3-burner stove with oven
  • Large top-loading refrigeration
  • Holding plate a/c refrigerator
  • Pressure hot & cold water throughout
  • Freshwater hand pump
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Excellent natural ventilation
  • Microwave
  • Generous storage lockers
  • Icemaker
  • 8KW Northern Light Generator
  • 12V DC System
  • 2500W Inverter/Charger
  • 2 banks of 12V house batteries
  • Electric panel
  • Dockside electric cable
  • Robertson automatic pilot with a hydraulic cylinder directly driving the quadrant for superb response and power, with a  spare control unit.
  • Furuno 1731 26-mile radar
  • Icom VHF
  • SSB with Pactor modem for email, and 2 antennas

The price indicates that the electronics need updating

  • Scanmar Monitor for long distance passages
  • Interphase forward looking sonar

Engine(s): Yanmar

Engine(s) HP: 88

Range: 900nm

Hours: 2000+


Prop:Feathering Max Prop

Cruising Speed: 8 kts


120amp Bomar alternator

Max Speed: 10 kts


Spare alternator

Deck Equipment

The bow has a permanent custom SS Asymmetrical spinnaker pole, which is integrated with the large bow rollers. Next to that is a deck wash to wash of the mud from the anchor or just hose off the foredeck.

 Forward of the mast is a beautiful Awlgrip flat space, great for a deck table, or just lounging around, or for storage underway.  There is enough flat space for 10 people to sunbath.

 Swan Fun has a removable inner forestay to allow a hank-on storm job, if the wind builds up, but is not in the way when not needed.

The low maintenance deck gear is arranged for easy cruising or racing with a short-handed crew, using electric winches both in the cockpit and the mast base. The electric mast winch is great for pulling anything up onto the deck from the Aluminum RIB to sails out of the large bow storage to fuel jerry cans out of a dinghy.

 The roomy aft cockpit can accommodate dining for six, all sheltered behind a large dodger with removable panels, to cater for all kinds of weather. It also has a cockpit shower.

  • The Deck has been Awlgrip without the teak for easy maintenance.
  • Maxwell electric anchor windlass
  • 45lb SS CQR/60Lb Bruce/Danforth
  • 10" aluminum RIB dinghy
  • 4 hp 4 stoke outboard
  • (4) Opening hatches
  • (3) Opening ports
  • (2) Deck prisms
  • Deck washdown
  • SS Radar Post 

The hull is fair and double-coated with an epoxy barrier coat and antifouling paint.

Swan is arguably one of the best boat builders in the world and Swan Fun has an extremely well-built hull has hand-laid fiberglass nearly 2" thick at the turn of the bilge.

  • External lead ballast keel
  • Marine-grade plywood bulkhead laminated to hull and deck
  • Skeg hung rudder

All the sails were just inspected by a Northern Californian loft and all sails passed inspection.


Spectra main; #2 roller furling jib; #3 jib; Storm Job; Asymmetrical Spinnaker.

The main is on Harken Bat cars, with lazy jacks, and is controlled by Hydraulics

Additional Features


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Wayne Goldman

Wayne is what we call a lifetime boater. His love for the water started at a young age. He can remember sitting on his dad's lap as a baby, cruising on his parents 21' Chris Craft. Fast forward to present day, Wayne currently lives on his 49' Grand Banks docked at the Rubicon Yachts brokerage docks at Emery Cove Yacht Harbor. Wayne has traveled and sailed all over the world and has extensive experience with sailboats and powerboats, both large and small. He has owned more boats than he can count and having gone through this process so many times himself, he is the perfect person to help you find the yacht that fits your criteria and lifestyle.

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