Nautor Swan 371 s/v Karleken
Oy Nautor AB is a Finnish producer of luxury sailing yachts, based in Jakobstad.
Nautor built 87 of the Ron Holland Swan 341 design, from 1977 thru 1988. Karleken is Hull #7, a second owner boat, purchased in 1981, cruised and raced with minimal changes for 36 years. Karleken is exceptionally well balanced, with a low profile, while still maintaining good headroom and accommodations. She sails like a dream, ghosting along in light air, strong and stable in the heavy stuff.
In 1978, Nautor requested Ron Holland to design several new hulls. The Swan 371 came after the 39 and the 441, and preceeded the very successful 391.
"It was the intention of the design commission for the new Swan 371 to produce a yacht with the necessary volume that would allow the accommodations to contain a serious private aft cabin arrangement. This was to be achieved without sacrifice to sailing or handling characteristics. While this is a tall order, those of us present at the sailing trails were in unanimous agreement that the objective was achieved and both the design team and the builders could be very satisfied." (Ron Holland's comments reported from the original design brochure)
Karleken's nimble and stable, a strong Ron Holland performance-designed bluewater cruiser. She's a good choice for the new owner that wishes to be a Swan owner, at a very reasonable cost..
A two-stateroom yacht, the forward cabin has folding pipe-berths with generous sail storage below. There are built-in steps on the bulkhead for exiting via the Goiot hatch. Aft of the V-berth is a passageway with deck prism and the head to starboard. Large hanging locker and storage cabinets are to port. There is a teak grating in the head, and SS holding tank with hand pump. The cabin sole is teak and holly, removable for bilge access.
The interior throughout the yacht is finished in the finest teak, hand rubbed with a satin finish. The salon has settees to port and starboard and behind each settee berth is storage. A large teak drop-leaf Dinning Table is on centerline. Headroom in the main saloon is approximately 6 feet. Outboard of the settees to port and starboard are pilot berths, good for storage, safe and cosy for sleeping underway.
Aft of the salon to starboard is the large forward facing navigation station with instruments, and radio. Separated by the main companionway entrance with engine under the companionway steps, is the L-shaped Galley. The efficient port galley has double SS. sinks, 3-burner propane stove, with solenoid, and top-loading refrigerator/ice box. The galley is equipped with foot pumps for fresh and salt water. There's storage above and outboard with Nautor pegged dish, cup and cutlery holders.
Under the companionway ladder, is the 20hp Bukh DV20ME diesel engine, found in many Swans and so reliable it's in many lifeboats. The engine box is well insulated, and very secure.
The private aft Owners Cabin is entered to starboard, aft of the navigation station, and features a single berth with storage to starboard and a double berth to port with standup headroom. Easy access to the batteries and charger are under the settee cabinet between the berths. In theory the boat could sleep nine, a full race crew with two in the bow, four in the salon and two-three in the aft cabin, but then you couldn't turn around or store stuff. Four is very comfortable.
Exterior - Hull Hardware and Rig
The hull is hand-laid FRP with foam cored stringers and frames. The deck is FRP with a foam core and teak plank overlay. The original teak decks including cockpit and bridgedeck are still thick, difficult to find on a boat of this vintage.
Starting at the bow, there's a Danforth anchor on a small roller. A deck prism lets light into the forward cabin and the large Goiot forward-opening hatch provides air and sail access. There are three protected dorades to provide ample air supply below. A full-boat heavy industrial awning protects the boat, supported by a boom crutch.
One of the Swan's outstanding features is the performance double spreader masthead rig, with internal halyards, of course. A forward quick-release babystay and running backstays provide additional stiffness. The standing rigging is Navtec rod rigging, with the exception of the baby stay, which can be removed for spinnaker jibes. The backstay, and boom vang are tensioned with a Navtec hydraulic system with hand pump mounted at the helm. Anodized aluminum toe rails, and inboard genoa track allow for varying headsail and spinnaker trim. Deck mechanical gear is all heavy duty Lewmar; traveler, blocks, genoa cars, and winches. The double lifelines run through high quality S.S. stanchions.
The cockpit contains a Whitlock 40" wheel with tired leather cover. The single throttle/transmission control in recessed instrument control pannel. A propane tank is under the helm seat. There's a swim ladder on the stern, propane BBQ grill in storage bag and fenders n dock lines in the lazarette.
Hidden behind the trees, in the Pacific Marine Yard, this sweet sailing Swan waits for a dedicated new owner. She's a challenge to get to, or show, but if you understand this listing, and know what you want, she may just be the serious boat, you've been looking for. . .
Note: Viewing after discussion and by extended appointment only. (No drop-ins or looky-loos!)
Please call sailing specialist Lee Youngblood in Seattle at 425-444-9109 for more info. and set up an appointment to see her soon. Thanks!
1980 37' Nautor Swan 371
s/v Karleken | Pacific Marine Storage, Anacortes | 36yr Owner!
Builder: Nautor (Finland) | Designer: Ron Holland
* LOA: 36' 8" * LWL: 31' 7"
* Beam: 11' 3" * Draft: 7' 1"
* Displacement: 16,100 lbs * Ballast: 5,700 lbs
* Sail area: Main, 246 sq.ft. * Genoa, 351 sq.ft.
* SA/Disp: 15.04 * Air-Draft: 52'
* Nautor Swan aluminum double spreader tapered mast
* Aluminum boom w/ outhaul and reefing gear
* Navtec Rod Rigging
#12 Backstay, #8 Cap-Stays, Intermediates #6
* Inboard Genoa Tracks
* Massive turning blocks
* 2) Lewmar 48's * 2) Lewmar 42s
* 2) Lewmar 42STs * 1) Lewmar 30
* Navtech Hydraulic Boomvang and Backstay
* Main sail Quantum (Main sheet lead to cockpit)
* 5) Head sails (North Sails Furling Genoa on Harkin Furler)
* 3) Spinnakers w/ spinnaker pole
* Traveler and Cluches
* Windex at Mast-top
Mechanical and Engine Equipment
* 20 HP Bukh Diesel (Denmark)
* Hrs aprox 3266 Raw water cooled
* ZF Gearbox w/ 1 3/16" Shaft
* 17 x 12 Folding prop
* Dripless Stuffing Box
* Electric and manual bilge pumps
* Wheel Steering w/ Large Spade rudder
* Fuel: 1) 37 gal. SS.
* Water: 1) 65 gal. SS.
* Waste: 6) Gal. Polytank
* 12v/110v systems w/panel
* ShorePower Connection
* 2 Batteries w/ switch
* ProMariner ProTech 1220 Charger
* Standard Horizon Nova+ VHF
* Brooks & Gatehouse Depth, Speed, Wind
* Suunto compass at Binnacle
* Boston Barometer, VDO/Seth Thomas Clock
* Reiker inclinometer
* AM/FM/CD player
* Nav lights w/ horn | No Radar
* White gelcoat topsides w/ Awlgrip Acrylic
* Nautor blue gelcoat stripes
* T-shaped Cockpit
* Epoxy Barrier Coat
* Lead Fin Keel
* Teak over Fiberglass decks
* 40lb. 35lb. and 10'lb. "Danforth" Anchors
* 40' 5/16" Chain w/ 250' rode
* Bow roller, fenders and lines
* Aluminum Slotted Toe Rails
* SS. Stanchions w/ wire lifelines
* Emergency tiller
* Lifejackets w/ throwable PFDs
* Lifesling / Horse Shoe Ring / MOB pole in storage
* 2 Survival suits
* L-Shaped Galley w/S.S. Double Sinks
* Large Top Loading Icebox
* Adler Barbour Refrigeration/Freezer
* Gimbaled 3-burner Propane Stove
w/oven and solenoid
* Electric and Manual Cold Water Foot Pump
* Webasto Diesel heater
* Teak and Holly Sole
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1019 Q. Ave. Suite D
Anacortes, WA 98221