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1988 Nautor Swan 53-019 - 54'

Year 1988
Length 54ft.
Price Pounds £175,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Port Solent, United Kingdom
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Other
Contact Information
Beam: 4.73 m
Max Draft: 2.30 m
Keel Type: Other

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Keel: Other
Beam: 4.73 m
Maximum Draft: 2.30 m

Swan 53-019 Zwerver


Scantlings, materials and workmanship throughout are consistent with the construction of a light hull, but without any sacrifice of strength or stiffness.



The hull is built of glass fibre reinforced polyester by the hand laying-up method, using alternate layers of mat and roving.

Stiffeners are laid up over foam cores and reinforced with unidirectional glass.

Structural bulkheads are of marine grade water-proof plywood laminated to hull and deck.

Engine beds are of GRP with steel inserts.

Special care is taken to assure rigid foundation and proper adhesion to hull.



All gel coat pigments used are of approved type.

Standard topside colour is white, boot top, cove stripe and coaming stripe blue. Uncoloured gel coat below waterline.

Floatation reference marks at bow and stern.

Bottom treated with epoxy tar, and primed with antifouling.



Ballasts keel is a lead casting with antimony. Cast-in keel bolts are of high-tensile stainless steel.

Rig Anchorage

The mast is stepped through deck onto a metal mast step with movable shoe for mast rake adjustment. Tie rods at mast. Laminated reinforcements on the main bulkhead for the stainless steel chain plates.


Spade rudder of foam filled GRP with high-tensile tubular stainless steel stock, supported by two roller bearings.

Steering Gear

Cable steering gear, sheaves provided with guards to prevent jamming. Aluminium quadrant bolted to rudder stock. 60” (1.52 m) destroyer type wheel recessed into cockpit floor. Pedestal with roller bearings and friction brake. Emergency tiller of aluminium alloy.



Construction and Finish

Deck is made in a foam-cored GRP sandwich construction. Single laminate with aluminium back-up plates under deck fittings. Deck surface has painted non-slip finish, standard colour light grey.


Woodwork on Deck

Teak hatch frames and hand rails, sheet and halyard cleats. Laid teak battens in cockpits and on sun deck. Lips each side of sheet tracks.


GRP Mouldings on Deck

Hood for entrance hatch, Dorade boxes, lazarette, cockpit stowage, and anchor well hatches.


Deck Fittings for Running Rigging

Winch notation:        A   =    aluminium

                                    ST =    self-tailing


Winches are Ocean Series Wavespring.

On Coaming: 

  • Two spinnaker sheet winches Lewmar 58 CST electric. Replaced in 2010
  • Two genoa sheet winches Lewmar 65 AST new motor brushes in 2013.
  • Two main sheet winches Lewmar 46 CST new 2014

 On Sun Deck:

Lewmar main sheet track with roller bearing car and tag lines.

On Cabin Trunk:

  • Four 52 AST
  • One 46 CST (reefing)
  • One 43
  • Two 30
  • One spi pole inboard lift/downhaul winch Lewmar 30 AST, with jammers.
  • One spi pole outboard lift/foreguy/genoa cunningham winch Lewmar 30 AST
  • Jammer for lift.

On Deck:

  • One pair of double genoa foot blocks on aluminium bases, with runner eyes on top.
  • Double aluminium Lewmar genoa sheet tracks replaced in 2013.
  • Lead blocks for halyards and reefing pennants as mast collar.
  • Screw-in fittings for spinnaker foreguy block at stemhead, and for aft guys midships.
  • Release lever box on foredeck for inner forestay.
  • Stowage provision for removable inner forestay and runners.
  • Lewmar mainsheet car and track


Other Deck Fittings: 

  • Anodized aluminium toe rail with one pair of hawse holes amidships and drain holes where necessary.
  • 16” aluminium mooring cleats, two on fore deck, two aft.
  • Pulpit, pushpit and life line stanchions 600 mm high of stainless steel, with bases bolted through deck. Spacing conforming to ORC requirements.
  • Stainless lifelines.
  • Socket for flag pole on pushpit. Aluminium mast collar. Bail for lazy halyards.
  • Stemhead fitting of stainless steel with one chain roller and headsail tack attachment. Spinnaker and jockey pole fastenings on deck.
  • Stowage for two 8-man life rafts in cockpit lockers.
  • Stowage for two gas bottles (dia 320 mm, height 535 mm) in drained cockpit locker.
  • Stainless steel guards over Dorade boxes.


Hatches and Windows

  • Hinged hatch to anchor well.
  • Tinted reinforced acryl sliding hatch to fo’c’sle, lockable from inside.
  • Two hinged hatches Goiot 34.20 or equal in forward head.
  • Hinged hatches Goiot 50.37 or equal in each guest cabin.
  • Hinged hatch Goiot 62.62.2 or equal in main cabin.
  • In cabin trunk sides fixed windows forward, two pairs of openable Goiot 34.18 or equal aft.
  • From forward cockpit openable Goiot 34.18, one to galley and one to aft head.
  • Main companionway sliding hatch of tinted acryl, lockable from inside and outside.
  • Openable porthole Goiot 44.22 or equal from aft cabin to cockpit.
  • Second companionway to aft cabin.




  • All joiner work is done in accordance with the best yacht practice, using first-grade materials. Teak with hand rubbed satin finish is used for all visible woodwork. The number of visible screws has been reduced to a minimum.
  • Floorboards with laid teak veneer and providing access to the bilge - replaced 2014.
  • Teak grating in fo’c’sle and heads.
  • Topsides where visible lined with teak battens.
  • Overhead lined with removable panelling.
  • Tables, bureaus, seats, dressers, etc. have rounded corners.
  • Doors, partitions and panelling throughout are plywood.
  • Door sills have stainless steel chafing pieces. Hooks installed to hold doors in open position.
  • Hanging lockers are equipped with rods and hooks and their doors provided with louvres.
  • Drawers have to be lifted to open.
  • Wooden companionway ladder with non-slip steps.


Fore Peak

Drained stowage accessible from deck.



Sail bins under folding pipe berths.


Guest Cabins

  • Upper berths of Pullman-type.
  • Hanging locker with stowage in lower part.


 Main Cabin

  • Folding table with fiddles and condiment rack.
  • Lockers behind settee backrest and bookshelf outboard.
  • Liquor locker at SB side forward corner. Aft of that space for entertainment centre.
  • Chainplate covers on front bulkhead.


  • Insulated and sheathed space for stove, protected by stainless steel guard.
  • Stove
  • Stainless steel sinks with stowage below.
  • Chest of drawers for utensils
  • Frontloaded 140 l (4.9 cu.ft) refrigerator, top loaded 150 l (5.3 cu.ft) freezer, with racks.
  • Counter tops of stainless steel.
  • Racks for plates of 17, 20 and 24 cm diameter in cupboard against topside.
  • Drying above sinks.
  • Garbage bin forward of sinks

 Navigation Area

  • Outboard and forward of chart table angles panels, enabling instruments to be recessed.
  • Bookshelf outboard.
  • Chart stowage under table top. Chest of drawers in base.
  • Aft oilskin locker.

 Engine Space

Removable panels for access from two sides.



  • Acid and impact resistant enamelled wash basin, and GRP shower pan.
  • Equipped with one-hand mixing tap, mirror, towel, soap and paper holder and waste container.
  • Lockers with shelves outboard.
  • White GRP lining on bulkheads up to wash basin level.
  • GRP cover over toilet.


Aft Cabin 

  • Teak cockpit linings
  • Shelves and settees outboard.
  • Hanging lockers.

 Note Zwerver has the alternate aft cabin arrangement with a double to starboard with a seat and single berth on the port side.




  • Volvo Penta TMD31A turbocharged marine diesel, rated 62 kW (84 SHP) at 3250 RPM on flexible mountings with MS4A mechanic reverse gear, reduction 2.63:1.
  • Drip tray integral with engine bed.
  • Engine room internally sound insulated, fire resistance meeting SOLAS B-15 requirements.
  • Westebeke diesel generator rewound and water pump reconditioned in 2014 800 hours.
  • Both main engine and generator are serviced every year and although original and in “top” working condition.


Starting System

The engine has its own 24 V starting battery, located forward of the engine.


Engine Controls

In Cockpit:

  • Engine controls ON/OFF
  • Start and stop buttons
  • Battery paralleling button
  • Recessed single lever control of throttle and gear shift.
  • Tachometer with engine hour meter.
  • Coolant temperature gauge.
  • Oil pressure gauge
  • Voltmeter for starting battery
  • Control light for starting and service battery charging.
  • Warning light and audible alarm for low oil pressure/high engine or exhaust temperature.
  • Fuel tank level gauge.


Propeller Shaft

  • Made of corrosion resistant high-strength steel with rigid shaft coupling, outboard and supported by strut. Rubber bearings in strut and stern tube.
  • Morse or equal stuffing box flexibly supported by hose connection to stern tube.
  • Zinc anode on shaft.
  • Right handed three blade Max-Prop feathering propeller, diameter 24”


Engine Cooling System

  • Thermostat-controlled fresh water cooling with heat exchanger.
  • Strainer on seawater intake, discharge through exhaust system.


Fuel System

  • Fuel capacity 400 l (105 USg), in 2 tanks with shut-off cocks.
  • Water separator on fuel feed line, return line to tanks.
  • Tanks vented to coach roof.


Exhaust System

  • Wet system exhaust with rubber silencer and cooling water bypass, discharging through transom.
  • Silencer provided with drain tap and temperature alarm - may not operate.
  • Raw water loop provided with antisyphon line, discharging to cockpit drain.




  •  Sea cocks of bronze for all through-hull fittings below waterline, finished flush with outside and located in accessible positions.
  • Inboard side of sea cocks fitted with nipple long enough to take two hose clamps.
  • Sea water piping of reinforced PVC tubing, fresh water piping of nylon or copper tubing.
  • All fuel and water tanks of welded stainless steel, and provided with baffles, inspection covers, sounding plug, and vent pipes.
  • Shower sump tanks of GRP, integral with moulded floor liner.


Fresh Water System

  • Hot and cold pressure water (new pump 2013) with back-up foot pumps.
  • One-hand mixing taps for wash basins/showers.
  • Water capacity 750 l (198 USg) in 3 tanks with gauges - not operating.
  • One filler line from deck, terminating at valve chest.
  • Tank vent pipes drain near valve chest.
  • Hot water calorifier running off shorepower, main engine and generator replaced in 2013.


Sea Water System

  • Inlet seacocks with valve chest, one for forward, one for aft half of the boat.
  • Sea water is used for galley sink spout, and toilet flushing.


Drainage System 

  • Galley sinks drain through sea-cock.
  • Shower trays and wash basins drain to respective sump tank, capacity about 40 l each.
  • Sump tanks are emptied by manual pumps to outlet above waterline.
  • Two manual bilge pumps 110 l/min, one in cockpit, discharging through outlets above waterline.
  • Two 2” drains in each cockpit.
  • Refrigerator drains into bilge.



Lavac Zenith electric toilets, discharging through sea cock.



  • Four burner Levante Gen Espace , gas stove with oven, and provided with fiddles (grill unserviceable, oven works).
  • Gimballed.
  • Flame failure protection on burners.
  • Gas shut-off cock adjacent to stove.
  • Remote controlled shut-off and leak detector near gas bottle.
  • Gas alarm.



  • Frigoboat 24v system, new 2012.
  • Fridge and freezer compartments with temperature gauges and new compressors in 2012
  • Both fridge and freezer sea water cooled.



  • Dorade ventilators at main companionway and forward of mast.
  • Exhaust ventilators in heads and galley - not operational.
  • Engine space air inlet in forward cockpit, outlet with blower to transom.
  • Battery boxes ventilated to outside.






  • 24 DC system for lighting, pumps, blowers, and engine starting.
  • Care is taken that cables are heavy enough to prevent excessive voltage loss.
  • For lightning protection, headstay, backstay, main chain plates, and fuel tanks are grounded to ballast keel bolts with heavy cable - skipper to check.


DC Service Power

  • The domestic battery bank is 250Ah and the engine bank is 90Ah.
  • Domestic batteries replaced in June 2013
  • Engine batteries replaced in March 2013
  • 24 V outlets at main switchboard and in each cabin and head, two in main cabin, one watertight in cockpit.
  • Emergency link switch
  • 12c generator start battery
  • 350 watt Victron inverter by chart table for powering laptops and charging phones


Lighting Arrangements



  • One berth light over each berth, necessary dome lights overhead.
  • Dome lights over galley and chart table.
  • Fluorescent lights over galley counter and mirrors.
  • Automatic lights in hanging lockers - not working
  • Flexible chart light at navigation station.
  • All lights - interior and exterior - replaced with LED.



  • Downward flood light on forward side of mast.
  • Masthead light
  • Compass light.


Navigation Lights:

  • Combined red and green side lights on pulpit.
  • White stern light on pushpit
  • White bow light on forward side of mast.
  • LED Tricolour.


Main Switchboard 24 V DC

  • Located outboard of navigator and protected by Perspex door.
  • Switches of trip-free circuit type.
  • One V-meter with two-way switch for checking service and starting battery voltage.
  • One Ammeter with change-over for service and starting battery charging control.
  • Switches for outside and navigation lights.
  • Main switch and fuses located in separate locker near switchboard.


Charging System 

On the engine there is a 55 Amp 24 V alternator for charging the engine starting batter and 100 Amp alternator for charging the service battery.

  • Victron battery charger working from shore power and generator supply.


240v system

240v 32amp shore power

240v sockets throughout which run off both shore power and generator





  • One 6” SUUNTO steering compass, mounted on steering pedestal.
  • No magnetic materials within three feet radius.
  • One Quartz clock at chart table and one barometer.


Navigation Instruments:

  • Fully integrated Raymarine i70 electronics including 6 repeaters on deck, 1 by the chart table, and a C series chart plotter with AIS and Radar
  • Raymarine Radar mounted on post on the stern
  • All instruments new in 2013
  • Raymarine autopilot new in 2013 Raymarine SPX smartpilot
  • Raymarine 55E DSC VHF radio new in 2009
  • McMurdo Navtex
  • Clock and barometer


 Scantlings to Nautor’s standards. Spars of extruded aluminium alloy tubing, anodized.


Optional triple spreader rig:


I =      22.07 m (72.41 ft)                            Fore triangle       70.6 m²   (760.1 sq ft)

J =      6.40 m (21.0 ft)                               Mainsail               59.9 m²   (644.7 sq ft)

P =     19.80 m (64.96 ft)                            150 % genoa      105.9 m²   (1140 sq. ft)

E =     6.05 m (19.85 ft)                            Spinnaker           254.0 m²   (2737 sq. ft)



  • Of oval section, with triple spreaders, joint at approximately half length, and stainless steel tangs. Stripped, rebuilt and painted in 2010
  • Tapered and welded masthead with two spinnaker cranes and four halyard sheaves.
  • Internal wiring, shielded in a PVC tube secured to mast.
  • Mainsail track
  • Separate trysail track
  • Spinnaker gooseneck track on forward face.
  • One toggle pin each side for jockey pole.
  • Tapered spreaders of aluminium alloy, with adjustable longitudinal angle.


Main Boom

Of oval section with internal outhaul winch Lewmar 16 AST or equal and arrangements for slab reefing with lock-off cams for three reefing lines.



  • One spinnaker pole and one jockey pole - damaged - of round section with appropriate fittings. Aluminium.


Standing Rigging

  • Of solid Navtec rod replaced in 2010.
  • Upper and intermediate shrouds linked to main span at spreader ends.
  • Rigging screws of bronze with toggles at lower end.
  • Headstay and removable inner forestay also have toggles at upper end.
  • Running backstays, inner forestay and baby stay of 1 x 19 wire.
  • Shroud rollers on main shrouds, baby stay and inner forestay.
  • Reckmann headsail furling system



  • For backstay adjustment, a Navtec hydraulic cylinder with fail-safe turnbuckle is provided overhauled 2014.
  • Navtec hydraulic boomvang with high-pressure return.
  • Four-function system V control panel with single gauge in cockpit (two spare functions)


Running Rigging

  •  Main halyard with screw shackle.
  • All other halyards as well as spinnaker sheets and guys with snap shackles
  • Internal halyards and topping lifts.
  • Dyneema running rigging in good condition generally and replaced on a rolling bases as required.



1x radial cut Dacron #2 genoa 2009 in poor condition

1x Dacron #3 jib in good condition

1x Dacron #4 jib in good condition

2x Dacron mainsails – one old, the second is a 2005 vintage and serviceable.

1x Laminate 3DL genoa - 2009 in in good condition

1x Laminate 3DL mainsail – 2009 in good condition but has a repair

1x Symmetric spinnaker old – condition unknown

Storm jib and trysail – in good condition



Owner’s Manual with directions for use and maintenance, drawings and diagrams for main systems and handbooks for machinery and components.


Anchoring and Mooring

  • One CQR 25 kgs anchor stowed on bow roller
  • Anchor chain - 50m
  • Electric windlass new 2010
  • Three mooring lines
  • Six airfenders with lines.
  • One boat hook of divided type, stowed in forepeak.


Sailing Gear

  • Four screw-in blocks for gore guys, two for aft guys.
  • Two blocks on movable toe rail fitting for spinnaker sheet/trysail sheet.
  • Two eyes for running backstays.
  • Four genoa fairlead cars.
  • Four winch handles.
  • Four winch handle holders on deck.
  • Flag pole
  • Elk hide on steering wheel.


Safety Equipment:

MOB button at helm, linked to chart plotter

Inflatable Dan buoy

2x horseshoe buoys with lights and drogues


Multiple harness points in both cockpits

Fire extinguishers

Fire blanket in galley


Gas detector and alarm

Gas solenoid switch by cooker

Smoke alarms in cabins

Lee-cloths on all bunks



  • Safety belts for cook.
  • Sounding rods for fuel and water tanks.
  • Except for pipe berths, all berths are equipped with canvas leeboards and mattresses.
  • Curtains to owner’s choice for side windows and portholes - Skipper to check.
  • Engine spare parts.
  • Electric spare parts.
  • Two gas bottles and regulator - Calor.




The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change,or withdrawal without notice

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