Swanson 42 Custom

A one in a thousand yacht! Superlatives are easy to throw around, but in this case, they are completely justified. This is an exquisite vessel, beautifully handcrafted by master builders and stunningly maintained by two fastidious owners.

A recent hull paint and deck refurbishment is the icing on the cake to what looks throughout like a yacht that couldn’t be more than 10 years old.

However, it is the detail that really sets it apart. The fit out and joinery is of the highest standard, but everything is very well thought out and superbly maintained.

On deck this just feels like a very sturdy yacht that could go anywhere, yet on the other hand would make a fabulous liveaboard. The cockpit is well protected, comfortable and can be completely enclosed in inclement weather. It opens to a pilothouse that provides complete protection to the companionway, and also two occasional berths. The cutter rig makes for an easily handled sail plan that can cope with ease with a variety of conditions, and the sea kindly hull will deal with any sea state.

There are solar panels on the top of the pilothouse, and also hinging on the pushpit rail, which also incorporates a dinghy outboard crane. Halyards are dealt with at the mast which has two winches mounted and keeps all of those rope tails away from the cockpit. A very practical solution given that the genoa and staysail are on furlers.

The quality of the finish is evident from the moment you step down into the interior with beautifully crafted exposed timber beams that simply set off the whole yacht. To port is an L-shaped galley with a Eutectic fridge/freezer, while to starboard is a proper nav’ station with everything at hand, as well as a 12v drinks fridge. The saloon has a bench seat to port and U-shaped dinette to Starboard and is fed by a 16,000 Btu air-conditioning unit. Forward of the bulkhead a clever door system opens up a generous head and shower, forward of which is the forepeak workshop.

With a Kubota diesel gen-set, the solar mentioned above and Sinewave invertor power is on demand at any time to enable extended voyaging, working while on board, or as a liveaboard.

Aft of the galley to port is the corridor to the superb owner’s cabin with a large Queens sized double. The yacht was originally fitted out with a head adjacent to this cabin which could easily be reinstated but is currently used for storage. Aft to Starboard is a comfortable guest cabin.

All of the equipment onboard is of the highest standard, so this is a yacht that wants for nothing and will undoubtedly offer the next lucky owner many years of enjoyment. Don’t miss out!

Price: $220,000 AUD
Price Base: $220,000
Brand: Swanson
Model: Custom
Length: 12.80 Meters
Year: 2000
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: GRP
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Perkins
Engine Type: Perkins
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
Registration Expiry Date: 19/09/2024
HIN Number: AUWWA149103GP4
Stock Number: PBS231001
Registration Number: KW313N
Designer : Swanson Bros
Builder : Ocean Outfitters
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 400 Litres = 2 x 200 Litres
Hull Construction Material : Solid GRP hull
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Epoxy laminate over Tasmanian Oak beams
Country Origin : Australia
Length (feet) : 42 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 3.75 m
Draft (m) : 1.75 m
Keel/Ballast : Encapsulated lead 4000kg
Number of Helms : One
Displacement : 12,727kg
Colour : White
Number Of Engines : One
Engine Standard : Yes
Engine Hours : 1789
Horse Power (hp) : 72
Drive Type : 1 1/2" Shaft
Generator : Kubota Z482E 10hp
Number of Batteries : 3 x Lifeline 125A AGM Start: Optima Blue Top AGM 800 CCA
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : One
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 270 l
Propeller : 3 Blade
Steering System : Cable
Accomodation Notes : Two cabins
Number of Berths : 6 Berths (Accom 8)
Number of Showers : Two
Shower Type : H/C in Ensuite Cold on deck
Number of Toilets : One
Toilet Type : Jabsco Large Bowl 12v Quiet Flush in Fwd Head
Air Conditioning : Dometic STQ12 12,000 BTU Rev Cycle heat pump 240v
Number of TVs : Kogan 32” LCD Smart TV
Galley Notes : L-shaped
Stove : Mariner S/S 2 burner oven and grill, 240v single induction cooktop
Refrigeration : 12V Eutectic freeze/fridge at galley and 12v Eutectic fridge at nav’.
Number of Sinks : Dual sinks in galley. H/C mixer tap. Salt water & fresh water manual taps.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Kogan 32” LCD Smart TV Alpine Stereo with Speakers in Saloon x 4 + Pilothouse
Anchor / Winch : Plow Manson 50lb CQR
Bilge Pump : Rule 2000 GPH (bilge) Whale 1000 GPH Manual Rule 500 GPH (stern gland)
Deck Gear : 2 x Barient 32, 3 x Arco 52, 2 x Barient 27
Mast/Rigging : Mast: La Mer 2-spreader. Mast and Boom Repainted 2018, Vang: Rigid Rodkicker, 1 x 19 with Goiot furler on forestay & inner forestay.
Sail Inventory : Mainsail: 7 full battens with Ronstan RCB cars, Bainbridge cruise laminate fabric CL9.0/7.5 (476 sq ft = 42.22 sq m) Serviced Jan 2023 Hood Sails. Headsails: Crosscut low aspect Fibercon (Contender) 8.46 oz (470 sq ft / 43.7 sq m) New Feb 2019 Hood Sails. Furling Genoa Staysail/Storm sail: Polyester Radian Warp Orientated 9.4 oz. Padded luff for reefing (190 sq ft = 17.7 sq m) New June 2011 North Sails. Additional Storm sail - Crosscut 10oz Dacron Triple Stitched (52 sq ft / 4.8sq m)
Electrics : Shore Power: 240v ship/shore system, Inverter: Xantrex 1800w, Electrolysis blocker 2 x 100w Enerdrive Solid Solar Panels and 2 x 110W Flexible Panels Battery Charger: Dophin Premium 12V 40A
Electronics Navigation : B&G (All new 2019),B&G Zeus3 9" MFD mounted at Pedestal. Coursemaster CM85i Autopilot. 4G Broadband Radar
Dinghy : Rigid bottomed 2.8m Hypalon inflatable with Mercury 9.9hp outboard.
Safety Gear : EPIRB: GME MT600G-H503J Emergency Steering: Tiller attaches to quadrant
Covers : Bimini:Integrated with removable Sunbrella shade awnings. Dodger: 2019 Sunbrella Covers and full clear enclosure. Sun & rain Sunbrella cover for foredeck
Ground Tackle : Anchor: Plow Manson 50lb CQR Anchor Chain:80m L Grade tested.
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : VHF Fixed Mount DSC , SSB ICOM ICM M700
Number of Life Jackets : 4 Burke Lifejacket/harness
Remarks : Radar reflector Firdell Blipper 210-7. DVK GAS Monitor. Wichard Jacklines