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1972 Nautor Swan PJ 48 - 48'

Year 1972
Length 48ft.
Price USD $90,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Beam: 13 ft 7 in
Max Draft: 8 ft 8 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Displacement: 30000 lbs
Engine(s): Westerbeke
Engine Model: 71B
Hours: 4400
Engine(s) HP: 70 HP
Fuel: (56 Gallons)
Water: (90 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (5 Gallons)
Keel Type: Fin

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Keel: Fin
LOA: 48 ft 1 in
Beam: 13 ft 7 in
LWL: 39 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 8 in
Displacement: 30000 lbs
Ballast: 14000 lbs
Total Power: 70 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Engine Model: 71B
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4400
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 70 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (90 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (56 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (5 Gallons)


Panthers’s two enclosed cabins and two head layout handily sleeps up to 9 people.

Entry at the companionway is across the cockpit bridge deck and down 6 easy steps. A surprising light and welcoming interior awaits. The interior wood on Panther is Koto, a lighter blond wood from West Africa. Only six of the Swan 48’s received this interior wood. This light clear grain wood is beautiful. In June of 1995 Panther’s entire interior was re-varnished. Though not new, the interior wood shows well for a boat of this vintage. The floor is teak and holly. The ceilings are teak slats outboard. The overhead headliner is an off white with teak trips. Overhead interior lights have been retrofitted with LED lamps. The interior arrangement with a galley at the foot of the companion way to port, Nav table to starboard, V berth forward and large aft cabin is a proven layouts found in modern boats today! The Swan’s quality is timeless.

Vessel walk through starting forward and moving aft

The Forward Cabin is a V-berth arrangement with split bunks side to side and a bench seat between.  An i-fill can be put in place to make for one large double berth. Copious storage can be found under the berth to port and starboard. Forward of the bunk, is open to the forepeak giving access to chain locker and windlass motor. Varnished teak ceiling slats line the sides. Overhead is a large sliding hatch. There is a built-in removable ladder on the aft part of the bulkhead in the cabin, giving access to above. It also serves as the vessel boarding ladder. To starboard and aft is a vented hanging locker. Additional storage is found under the small bench seat that divides the bunks. Flip open reading lights and overhead lights provide illumination. There is also an abundance of light from the large overhead hatch as well.

Moving aft is a short hallway with the Forward Head to port which can be isolated from the main salon and the forward state room by two sliding pocket doors. Thus the forward head becomes an ensuite head for the forward stateroom. In this area are two large vented hanging lockers on the starboard side. The forward head is opposite the lockers to port. The head has a built-in sink with pressure h/c water. The sink nozzle pulls out to make a shower. The floor has a teak grate with drain and sump below, which can be pumped out. There is abundant storage with 2 large cabinets outboard, a top loading compartment to the left of the sink, and storage under the sink as well. The toilet is a Jabsco manual head with ceramic bowl. Natural interior light is provided by the overhead deck prism and 12 volt lamps.

Moving aft is the spacious Salon. The salon table is offset to port. This solid teak table has drop leafs and a lift off cover with storage for glasses etc below the table top. The C-shaped dinette settee provides seating for 5 or 6 people on the Port side. The settee itself is 9’ long. The space under the settee is entirely storage. Behind the settee back is more storage. Above and outboard on the port side is a 6’4” pilot berth with a large cabinet forward. On the starboard side is a 6’4” settee with a large bank of 10 drawers just forward of the settee. Above and outboard is another 6’4” pilot berth with a large cabinet forward of that. Under the port settee can be found house and start batteries along with mechanical systems such as refrigeration compressors and various water pumps etc. The space provides excellent access to these systems. Flip up reading lights, an overhead hatch, and overhead lights provide illumination in the salon. Teak and holly floor board lift up, providing access to the trim tab mechanism and the stainless steel tanks.

The Galley is to port and just aft of the port side dinette settee. As a proper galley should be, this one is located at the foot of the companion way on the port side. This gives easy access for the cook to provide warm food and drink to the watch standers above. The galley has a good size dual stainless sink with hot and cold pressure water. A foot pump provides salt water as well. The top loading refrigerator/freezer is outboard of the sink and is large with lots of space for provisioning refrigerated and frozen items for the long haul. This is an efficient galley as the refrigerator top serves as counter space. The 3 burner force 10 propane stove is just aft of the refrigerator compartment. As is the theme on Panther the galley has excellent storage space including large sliding door cabinets outboard, big space under the stove for pots and pans, a smaller cabinet on the aft bulkhead and another good sized cabinet under the sink.

The Navigators Station sports a proper forward facing table which is large enough to spread out a chart. As with most nav tables the top lifts up with a deep storage space under. Five drawers are just under the nav table accessible inboard. The DC and AC breaker panels and interior electronics are all within easy reach of the navigators seat.

Moving aft is the Master Stateroom. This enclosed cabin is surprisingly large. The layout has a double berth on the port side and a single to starboard. A bench seat, large enough to seat two, separates the bunks. Just aft of the bench is a top loading freezer. A book shelf rests just above the freezer. Forward of the starboard single settee is a double door vented hanging locker. Just aft of the locker is the Panasonic microwave oven. There are cabinets also built in to port and starboard above and for the entire length of the berths. More storage and systems access is found under the bunks as well. This is a well thought out, comfortable and large space with a lot of storage.  Natural light is provided by port lights and cabin windows. As usual reading and overhead lights keep things visible when it’s dark out.

The Aft Head is in the master stateroom located just forward of the port side double berth. This ensuite enclosed head also has a shower and floor sump covered by teak grate. The head is a manual Jabsco with ceramic toilet. Two cabinets outboard, and cabinet under the sink provide storage to this compact head.

Panther’s interior exudes quality with timeless features found on boats built 40 years later. The interior provides comfortable space, very well suited to those with lots of crew or wishing to go on extended passages. Excellent sea berths all have lee cloths to keep you where you are supposed to be while underway. The abundant storage capacity is luxurious and a must for the serious cruiser.

Hull and Deck

Built by Nautor Swan in Finland in 1972, Panther was one of six 48’s that were delivered to the Palmer Johnson Yard in Wisconsin to be rigged and finished. Panther has a robust solid glass hull and a cored deck overlaid with teak. The original gelcoat is in excellent condition and shines. In 2001 the hull was peeled for blisters. 4 mm of glass was removed and dried over 5 months. The bottom was re-built with fiberglass and epoxy and a barrier coat was applied.  August 2015 new bottom paint

Complete bottom peel took off 4mm of bottom added 4mm of epoxy and glass (2001)

2 coats with three coats on leading edges Seahalk Cukote red Sh-3441 (2015)

30 KG Bruce Anchor

Stainless Steel Anchor Roller

Stainless steel bow pulpit

1x19 uncoated wire lifelines (2003)

Maxwell RC 10 Electric Windlass (2015)

100' 3/8" BBB anchor chain (Re-Galvanized 2010) with 200’ ¾ nylon rode

100’ spare 5/16” anchor chain with 200’ 5/8” Nylon rode

(2) Barlow 26 halyard winches at mast

(2) Barlow 28 Halyard winches at mast

(2) Barient Primary winch pedestals mid deck

Barlow wire halyard mainsail winch on mast

Barlow 24 wire reel winch on mast

Barlow 16 winch on mast

All winches overhauled 2010

Large sliding foredeck hatch

Opening hatch over salon

(5) Opening portlight hatches in cockpit

(4) Dorade vents

(2) Barlow 24 cabin top winches

(2) Barlow 28 self-tailing secondary winches

(2) Barlow 36 self-tailing primary winches

Barlow 24 main sheet winch

Cockpit Dodger (New June 2013)

Edson Binnacle with leather covered SS wheel

Electronics and Navigation

Autohelm Wind in cockpit

Raymarine ST60+ Graphic multi display at cockpit

Autohelm depth display at cockpit

Raymarine ST60+ speed at cockpit

Raymarine A78 36 mile digital radar display (2015)

4KW Digital Raytheon radar dome on gimbaled backstay mount (2015)

Raymarine ST60+ Graphic multi display at Nav

Autohelm Wind at Nav

Autohelm Heading compass display at Nav

Autohelm GPS display at Nav

Signet Analog Clinometer at cockpit

Raymarine ST 40 Depth display at cockpit (new 2010)

Wood-Freeman 8200 Autopilot

Icom IC-M422 VHF at Nav(2009)

Icom Commandmic II VHF mic for cockpit

Alden Faxmate II Facsimile recorder at Nav

Alpine stereo at nav

Presidian Interior speakers (2009)

Signet Water Temp at Nav

Brooks & Gatehouse Homer Heron RDF antenna

Weems & Plath Brass Ships clock

Seth Thomas Brass Barometer

Danforth compass on Binnacle

(2) Danforth compasses incorporated into cockpit combing

Wifi Antenna with router

Cell phone amplifier


12 volt DC/ 110 volt AC system

12 volt breaker panel at Nav

110 volt breaker panel at Nav

Analog 12 volt gauge at nav

Amp meters on house and start batteries

Balmar 100 amp alternator

3 step smart external voltage regulator for alternator(2010)

Portawattz 1750 Watt Inverter (2001)

Truecharge 20 amp/40amp battery charger

Homer Heron Pro Watt 250 Watt inverter for electronics

(3) Sears Marine deep cycle Diehard batteries,, 120 ah house/360 total ah (2015)

West Marine 70ah AGM start battery (2013)


Westerbeke 71B 70 hp diesel auxiliary engine with 4400 hours (pulled from boat and serviced 2010)

New starter motor (2010)

New exhaust system (2007)

Borg Warner Transmission (new 2011 along with transmission oil cooler)

New Stainless steel propeller shaft (2011)

Max prop (Rebuilt 2011)

PYI dripless shaft seal (2010)

Force 10 3 burner gimbaled stove

H/C Pressure water

Panasonic Microwave oven

5 gal hot water heater

Wolter System 300 on demand propane water heater

Rematran proprane forced air heater

Custom refrigeration with 110V and engine driven compressors (refrigeration system complete

rebuild 2010)

4 cubic foot fridge/freezer in galley

2 cubic foot freezer in aft cabin

(1) SS 56 gal diesel tank

(1) 40 gal diesel bladder aft

(1) SS 45 gal water tank

(1) SS 25 gal water tank

(1) SS 15 gal water tank

(1) SS 10 gal water tank

Jabsco manual head in fwd head

Jabsco manual head in aft head

5 gal holding tank (2003) forward head

Holding tank macerator pump (2008)

Sump pump for shower in aft/forward head

Manual bilge pump in cockpit and under Nav seat

12 V bulkhead mounted catalytic electric heater with thermostat in salon

High bilge water alarm

High temperature alarm

Low oil pressure alarm


Mechanical spares

Jabsco replacement pump

Multiple engine belts

Avon replacement dinghy handle

Shurflow Model 2088 replacement pump hjead

Pump impellers

Misc spare engine filters

Lots of misc other spares

Rigging and Sails

2 spreader anodized aluminum mast w/ fore and aft lowers(major mast maintenance 2010)

Hood Dyna Furl roller furler

Removable inner forestay

Reaching strut

Hydraulic boom vang

New Spinnaker Halyards 2011

Sparcraft aluminum boom

FX cruising laminate composite mainsail with 2 reefs and dutchman system(2010) hoisted 10 times

North Sails Paneled Kevlar Genoa w/UV cover (2005)

Watts 90% #3 Dacron sail (used 2 or 3 times)

(2) staysails

¾ oz spinnaker

1.5 oz spinnaker

2.2 oz chicken chute

3 or 4 other misc older sails

Safety and Miscellaneous

New Fire extinguishers (2014)

MOB alarm system (2008)

Mom 8 man overboard module on transom (needs inspection)

Life sling in hard canister

Avon 9’ 3” roll up dinghy

Mercury 15 hp 2 stroke outboard motor

Nova Lift OB motor lift by forespar on transom (2008)

Small Bruce dinghy anchor

(4) Aluminum Propane tanks (2 are spares 2 mount under helm seat)

(3) Double handle Barient winch handles

(2) Single handle Barient winch handles

Ships bell

New dock lines

Bottom sider cockpit cushions

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.
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