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1984 Nautor Swan 46

Stonington, Connecticut



CYGNE is one of the venerable Nautor SWAN 46's - a design that remains as popular today as it were when new.  

CYGNE has some big advantages going for her - a 2022 GMT carbon mast and park avenue boom, a 7 year old yanmar engine, factory non-skid on the main decks, and a centerboard underbody.  She will need some updating to canvas, interior finishes and soft goods, and perhaps hull paint, but she is a a bit ahead of many of her sister ships with those aforementioned features.

CYGNE is seriously for sale.  We encourage your inspection.


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: CYGNE
Make: Nautor Swan
Model: 46
Year: 1984
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: NAUTOR460021
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 47'1 ft
Length Overall: 47'1 ft
Waterline Length: 37'9 ft
Beam: 14'5 ft
Max Draft: 9 ft
Min Draft: 5'6 ft
Displacement: 31,300 lb
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH57
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 57hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2017
  • Engine Hours: 620


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 125 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers, Racers


John Farmelo
Stonington Yacht Sales


Stonington Yacht Sales
194 Water Street
Stonington, Connecticut, US, 06378
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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


One of the wonderful German Frers designed Nautor Swan 46's, this one is hull number 21.  She is offered by her third owner who has owned the boat since 2008.  Notable features are as follows:

  • Centerboard - draft is 5.5 feet with board up, 9 feet board down.  This has been electrified but the motor was removed and rebuilt some time ago but not reinstalled. The owner found the manual control of the centerboard to be sufficient and easy to use.
  • 2022 GMT carbon mast and carbon park avenue boom. Seller reports a considerable reduction in pitching motion with this rig.
  • Yanmar 57 hp engine, installed over the winter of 2017/2018.  Other related updates at that time include new shaft, Maxprop feathering propeller, new sound insulation; PYI dripless shaft seal, new hoses, fuel lines, etc.
  • No teak decks on the main decks and cabin top - the only teak is in and around the two cockpits.  The teak around the cockpits is in poor condition - removal or replacement will likely be desired.
  • Dual cockpits/companionways - one aft into the aft cabin, one forward into the main salon.
  • Numerous sails, many in lightly used condition.  This includes at least 5 spinnakers, 8 headsails, three mains, a couple staysails, and a storm trysail.  This owner has used only three sails, including a more recent  (approximately 10 years old) North main and genoa and at the Code 3A asymmetrical spinnaker (seldom flown).
  • New sail cover 2022
  • Both cockpit dodgers in good condition( but the plastic windows will need to be replaced).
  • Winches:  8 winches on the cabin top (four Lewmar  46's and four lewmar 48's, all self tailing) Two large self tailing primary winches - Lewmar 65's, at forward cockpit, with Lewmar coffee grinder operation (or manual winch handle).  Secondary or "aft primaries" adjacent to aft cockpit. Two Lewmar 46 self tailing main sheet winches - split mainsheet can be trimmed port or starboard. Two Lewmar 46 self tailing winches at helm.
  • Recent GMT Carbon spinnaker pole, stored on deck.
  • Original reaching strut, repainted in excellent condition, stored on deck (need to confirm mast is fitted for use of the strut)
  • Stainless steel bowsprit for tacking asymmetric spinnakers.


CYGNE feature the three cabin, 2 companionway layout that many Swan owners prefer.  

The aft cockpit has a companionway into the aft cabin.  The forward cockpit has a companionway into the main living area of the boat.

Both companionways have dodgers.  The canvas appears to be in fine condition but the isinglass is a bit cloudy and should likely be replaced.

There is teak decking only around these cockpits (there was never teak decks on the main decks or coat roof).  This teak decking is ready for renewal.

The aft cockpit is the main area, with the steering station, engine controls, hydraulic controls, sailing electronics, and winch access for working sails.

The second cockpit has the large primary winches, operated by a single coffee grinder (or winch handles)

The deck layout is typical swan with excellent visibility forward from the helm and easy access to all areas of the deck.  There are eight winches on deck aft of the mast, which are used to operate the halyards, pole lift, etc.


Crafted as only nautor can do in beautiful teak.  

Starting forward, the forepeak has been converted to a vee berth from its original sail locker  configuration (with two pipe berths, now out of use, but they will convey to the  buyer).  This adds to the usefulness of the boat for cruising; the work was done in 2007. Sails storage is still available below the fee-berth.  There are beautiful teak hull ceilings in this cabin, and a large overhead hatch for ventilation.  Four storage lockers for your crew's gear have ample space.

Just aft of the forward cabin one will find the second head - with access from the passageway.  The entrance to this head is forward of the door to the forward cabin, so when desired, this head is en-suite.  With the forward cabin door open, this head acts as a day head.  It has a toilet, vanity with sink, and a shower (including teak grate on sole and shower sump). This is a "wet" head.

The main salon is quite commodious and classic Swan.  To port is a large u-shaped settee with a pilot berth outboard.  To starboard is a single settee with lockers and shelves above.  This adds three excellent sea berths (in addition to the aft cabin).  

The main salon table is in the center of the boat, with two drop leafs.  The nmast is keel-stepped (as one would expect), and sits at the forward end of the table.  At the aft end of the table, under a solid teak removable cover, is the manual control for the centerboard.

There is excellent storage, throughout, and of course the lovely Swan varnished cabin sole is a highlight.  

Cushions in the main salon and at the nav station are a pleasant blue "ultra-suede" in nice condition. They were new in 2007 and show well.

The nav station follows to starboard, adjacent to the forward companionway but tucked out of the traffic. There is a usual large nav table with a top that lifts to access storage, and drawers below.  The seat is double wide with a contoured cushion creating support while at sea for two people.  The electrical control panels are here, including the original nautor installed panel and a second, newer panel with many unused switches. Tank gauges, a VHF and navigation instruments and display are all here.

The galley is on the port side, aft of the main salon, primarily outboard in the walkway to the aft cabin. This creates and excellent sea-going galley.  There is a double stainless steel sink and stainless countertop, a three burner Force Ten propane stove and oven (2006), a top loading freezer and a front loading fridge.  The refrigeration system was new in 2005 and is reported to operating well. There is a dedicated trash bin locker aft of thee u-shaped settee

The aft cabin features a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port. An upholstered seat is between the berths.  Significant storage in lockers and drawers. There is an en-suite head with toilet, vanity and shower (including teak grate and sump).  This is a "wet" head.


  • Raymarine E120 chart plotter with radar in Napped at helm. Installed after 2006 Age TBD
  • Raytheon Radar scanner Installed after 2006, age TBD
  • Raymarine ST7002 autopilot, with hydraulic ram, installed sometime after 2006 (date TBD).
  • MARETRON system with repeaters at the nav station (2), and in the aft cockpit (2).  These displays are linked to the GPS, Chart plotter and sailing polars. Three units are DSM 200, one is DSM250.  One DSM200 sat the nav station is not displaying properly.
  • VHF:  Icom IC M602
  • Sony stereo with Kenwood CD changer


  • Two battery banks, house and engine
  • Two engine mounted alternators
  • Magnum charger/Inverter, Model TBD
  • Original Nautor electrical panel for AC and DC power
  • Supplemental DC electrical panel installed at navstation (Installed 2 years ago)


  • GMT Carbon Fiber mast with carbon fiber park avenue boom, 2022
  • All new standing rigging, 2022
  • All new running rigging, 2022
  • Removable inner forestay with hydraulic tension.
  • Baby stay and running backstays removed when new mast installed (not required for this spar)
  • Furlex headsail roller furling
  • Harken mainsheet traveller
  • Double Genoa tracks
  • Two Lewmar 65 self tailing Primaries, adjacent to forward cockpit, Cross linked to a Lewmar coffee grinder.  3 speed.  
  • Two Lewmar 65 self tailing Primaries, adjacent to aft cockpit.
  • Two Lewmar 46 self tailing secondaries at aft cockpit with custom SS platforms
  • Two Lewmar 46 self tailing main sheet chinches, port and starboard
  • Four Lewmar 46 self tailing halyard/ultility winches on deck aft of mass, 2 to port, 2 to starboard.
  • Four Lewmar 48 self tailing halyard/ultility winches on deck aft of mass, 2 to port, 2 to starboard.
  • NOTE:  Deck winches are labeled as follows: Main halyard, Starboard jib, Port jib Starboard spinnaker, Port spinnaker, Foreguy, Pole lift, and Reef
  • Navtec Hydraulic system to control:  Backstay, Inner forestay, and Vang
  • SS bow sprit of asymmetrical spinnakers


Note:  All sails other than the three currently on board have not been used since 2008

  • Main, Banks Sails, Dacron, has cars for current mast track.  2 reefs. 1 full batten
  • Genoa, 135%, North Sails, Approximately 2013
  • Racing mainsail, Kevlar, North Sails, 2003 apparently in very good condition.
  • Light #1, Kevlar, North Sails, 2005
  • Heavy #1, 3DL, North Sails, 2007
  • #2, Kevlar, North Sails, 2005
  • #3, 3DL, new 2003
  • #4, Dacron,North Sails, used twice
  • Staysail, Kevlar, North Sails, 2006
  • 1A/3A asymmetric spinnaker, North Sails, 2004
  • 2A Asymmetric spinnaker, North Sails, 2005
  • 3A/5A Asymmetric spinnaker, North Sails, 2006
  • 5S symmetric spinnaker, North Sails, 2000
  • Jib top reacher, North Sails, 2008
  • Storm Trysail, Dacron, North sails, used once
  • Storm Jim Dacron, North Sails, used twice
  • Riding sail (for flying off backstay at anchor)
  • Numerous turtle bags and spinnaker launcher bags


  • Hull stripped and epoxy barrier coated, 2006
  • Keel modified by Nautor to be more hydro-dynamically efficient, and includes a slight build at the bottom for added stiffness.
  • New Rudder, approximately 7 years ago
  • New centerboard pin, approximately 
  • Complete set of offshore floorboards in light plywood for racing.
  • New holding tank, 2006
  • New toilets, 2006
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Lewmar Ocean Series Electric windlass
  • 45 lb CQR anchor with 60 feet of chain and 150 feet nylon rode
  • 75 lb Danforth storm anchor
  • Danforth "lunch hook" anchor
  • Anchor wash down 
  • Hella interior fans
  • Airconditioning
  • Cockpit table
  • Bimini frame, SS, not is use (no Bimini)
  • Port and starboard lifeline gates
  • Manual davit to lift an outboard
  • Outboard storage on stern rail
  • Fairclough winter cover
  • Original forepeak pipe berths
  • Docklines
  • Fenders


  • Dinghy and outboard
  • Personal items


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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Stonington Yacht Sales represents high quality, distinctive vessels, and buyers and sellers who appreciate finely tuned services to meet their unique needs. Please call John Farmelo to learn more about this vessel and our comprehensive, and somewhat exclusive, brokerage services.

John C. Farmelo

Stonington Yacht Sales, LLC

at Dodson Boatyard, Stonington CT.