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1973 Nautor Swan 44 Nautor Swan 44 - 44'

Year 1973
Length 44ft.
Price USD $119,900
Type: Pre-owned
Location Hingham,
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
Max Draft: 7 ft 4 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Displacement: 28000 lbs
Engine(s): Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH-TE Turbo
Year: 2015
Fuel: Diesel
Engine(s) HP: 56 HP
Fuel: (39 Gallons)
Water: (120 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

LOA: 44 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
LWL: 33 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 4 in
Displacement: 28000 lbs
Ballast: 12600 lbs
Total Power: 56 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2015
Engine Model: 4JH-TE Turbo
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 56 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (39 Gallons)


Aft of the bow chain locker is a large V-berth with storage under. A hatch is overhead. The mid bow is additionally fitted with port and starboard hanging lockers. Next aft is the saloon, which is fitted with port and starboard pull-out settees with upper teak shelves/bookcases. A major bulkhead separates the saloon from the galley and navigation station, which are next aft. The galley is to port and fitted with stainless steel double sinks, top loading refrigerated ice box and gimbaled propane stove. To starboard is the navigation station and updated electric panel. The engine is under the companionway ladder in a removable teak insulated box. Next aft is an enclosed head to starboard, and further aft is the master cabin with port and starboard single berths with storage under. A settee, bureau and vanity are provided. A crawl space gives acess to the aft lazarette and steering quadrant. The interior is trimmed out with a vinyl head liner, teak and holly cabin sole, teak bulkheads, furniture and trim.

  • 8 berths in 2 Doubles and 6 Singles with owners cabin aft

  • Two berths in aft cabin. Four settee berths in saloon, two berths in focsle with sail bins under

  • One head starboard side aft with Raritan toilet

  • Galley with three burner Force 10 propane stove and oven, sink unit and 12v refrigerator with freezer

  • 6’3”headroom

  • Raspberry fabric upholstery and varnished hand rubbed teak interior joinery

  • The headlining and flooring were completely replaced.

  • Clock and barometer

  • Sony Stereo / CD player with 4 Cybernet marine speakers

  • 20” LCD TV on track, with DVD, VHS & amplified antenna

  • Espar hydronic system plumbed to 3 cabins (boiler currently removed)


  • Force 10 3- burner propane stove w/oven
  • 7.7 cu ft. icebox cooled by Adler/Barbour Coldmachine
  • Hot and Cold pressure Water
  • Deep double sink
  • Good storage volume in an array of cabinets behind stove

Navigation Instruments
  • Nexus speed, depth & wind instruments
  • 2 Multi displays in cockpit & 1 Multi display @ nav table to monitor all functions
  • Icom Vhf with mast head antenna
  • Standard /horizon Vhf @ helm station with deck antenna
  • Weather Fax printer
  • OEM Original B&G hornet RDF system

  • Carbon racing main, loose footed with bolt-rope luff & 2 reef points
  • Dacron cruising main with 2 full battens, sail slugs & 3 reef points
  • # 1 Medium Genoa, Dacron with white sunshield, Ullman
  • # 2 racing Genoa, Mylar / Kevlar, Shore
  • # 2 cruising Genoa, Dacron with luff foam & blue sunshield, Hood
  • # 2 coastal cruising Genoa, Mylar/ Kevlar with luff foam & blue sunshield
  • # 3 Blade, Dacron by Hood
  • # 3 Blade/ Staysail with inner headstay setup for solo sailing, Mylar /Kevlar by Ulmer-Kolius Spinnaker staysail
  • Storm Jib by Hood
  • Storm Trysail by Hood
  • Spinnaker 3⁄4 oz tri-radial by Ulmer-Kolius
  • Spinnaker 1 1⁄2 oz starcut by Hood


Original aluminum “offshore” rig by Nautor, finished with white Imron paint

Custom Carbon fiber boom with internal reefing (10% oversized E for larger mainsail)

Navtec hydraulic vang

Original separate hydraulic back-stay adjustor

Harken head foil furling system

1 X 19 SS wire standing rigging with Norsman fittings, for offshore repair capability

3 Dacron & stainless 7 X 15 halyards with wire to rope splice

Daron Spinnaker halyards & sheets

Spectra spin pole lift

Double spinnaker poles

  • 3 group 32 lead acid house batteries
  • 1 group 27 lead acid starting battery
  • Standard Mitsubishi alternator with Yanmar 4JH-TE
  • Xantras 20 amp 110 volt automatic battery charger with equalizing cycle capability
  • Heart Freedom 750 power inverter/converter wired to 110volt house plugs in 3 cabins
  • Heart battery moniters for both House & start banks


Fresh water: Two stainless steel (40 gallons each)

1 stainless steel hot water (5 gallon)

Fuel tank: One Stainless steel (40 gallon)


Engine Yanmar 4JH -TE 56 hp Turbo
Factory rebuild by Schooner Bay 2014
10 hours on engine since re-power 2014/15
New 3” exhaust system with check valve
New custom Stainless waterlift system for new 3”exhaust 2 blade Maxprop feathering propeller
Engine power 56 hp.

Hull & Deck

Single Skin fiberglass hull by the hand laying-up method with scantlings and materials approved by Lloyd?s Register of Shipping. Structural bulkheads are of marine grade waterproof plywood, laminated to hull. Engine beds are of fiberglass with steel inserts. Special care is taken to assure rigid foundations and proper adhesion to hull. Ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony. Cast-in keel bolts are stainless steel. Stainless steel is fitted to lower edge of keel as docking shoe and trailing edge for fairing.


  • 2 manual bilge pumps (one mounted, one portable) 1 electric bilge pump

  • Nav Lights

  • COLREGS mast head tricolor light

  • Masthead anchor & foredeck light

  • BlueYacht acrilic Mainsail cover

  • BlueYacht acrilic Dodger

  • BlueYacht acrilic BoomTent

  • BlueYacht acrilic Helmcover

  • Windlass & Winch covers

  • Three Fire Extinguishers
  • Avon 8 Man Life-Raft in Canister
  • Lifesling in custom composite box
  • Life buoys
  • Coastal & SOLES flares, dates unknown

  • CQR anchor with 75' chain and 250' of nylon rhode

  • 35# Danforth type anchor

  • Electric/hydraulic windlas

  • Many Dock lines and fenders

  • Boat hook

  • Secure outboard mount for 20 hp motor


This early vintage Sparkman and Stephens designed Swan 44 is one of the most popular Swan designs ever produced. The Swan 44 has proven itself time and again with long distance passages, as well as excellent performance.

Akasia was built in 1973 & was originally British flagged as "Chassenet" , she later sailed under the French flag and was sailed across the Atlantic in the 80s.  Her current owner has raced her locally on the PHRF circuit and also successfully sailed her in the Bermuda "One-Two"

Akasia was just re-powered with a brand new Yanmar 54hp diesel which is one of the most reliable and world wide serviced engine available today.


Owner's Comments:


  1. Akasia has been a well known boat on both sides of the Atlantic and both the East & West coasts of the USA under a variety of names. Christened as Chasenet in England, she sailed around Niece & crossed the Atlantic as Blow Up, later racing out of the Chesapeake, then later in California as Akasia. I was pleased to win my first race with her in class in the Bermuda One-Two. Though she is much more than a race boat and quite capable of fast safe passages in all conditions. Her custom carbon rudder has a solid carbon post which exceeds original S&S specification for strength. The new rudder dramatically improves handling, with less wetted surface, better shape (partially balanced) and much less weight, for reduced pitching through the waves. Akasia is a true joy to sail both upwind & down.

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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