Swan 44mkII MERAKI for sale with Yeoman Yachts
Swan 44mkII for sale:


MERAKI is one of the best Swan 44mkII's ever built.

She features the tall carbon mast, sugar scoop transom and many custom features. An exceptionally well maintained boat with lots of upgrades. New Sails in 2020. New electronics in 2021. New, dark blue, Awlgrip painted hull in 2022.

MERAKI is just as comfortable on the racecourse as she is cruising the oceans of the world.

MERAKI is the best of the best and for the most discerning of buyers.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 44mkII
  • Location:

    Jamestown - Rhode Island - USA
  • Price:

    $ 275,000 USD

Swan 44mkII Specifications

  • Model:
    1998 Swan 44mkII
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    44 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    13 ft 9 in
  • Draft:
    7 ft 2 in
  • Displacement:
    24300 lbs
  • Ballast:
    8400 lbs
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Volvo MD22L

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090


Dark navy blue Awlgrip paint finish topsides (painted 2022)

White double boot-top.

Single gold cove stripe.

Bottom paint is International Micron CSC, dark blue

The hull construction is solid fiberglass reinforced polyester laminate.

The structural bulkheads are high-quality marine grade plywood especially fabricated to Nautor specifications, laminated to both the hull and deck.

Hull stiffeners/stringers are unidirectional lay-ups over foam cores

Fin keel “L” shaped bulb, ballast is cast lead with antimony, cast-in bolts are of high tensile stainless-steel

The rudder is foam filled GRP with tubular stock of hi-tensile stainless-steel supported by 2 self-aligning roller bearings.

Cable steering system with chain drive

Sugar scoop transom recessed bathing platform in the stern with an integral stainless-steel ladder and steps.

JP3 type 48 lower rudder bearing system


Construction is sandwich construction with closed-cell foam core

Single coach roof accent stripe is dark navy blue

Thru-bolted to a hull on 4” centers through the standard Nautor silver anodized aluminum toe rail

Solid laminate or high-density inserts with aluminum backing plates under deck fittings

Stem head is a custom stainless-steel unit fitting with double anchor chain roller and headsail tack attachment

Double-rail stainless-steel bow pulpit with teak seat

Double-rail stainless-steel stern rail with a gate

Lifeline stanchions bolted through the deck

Upper and lower stainless-steel lifelines with a gate on starboard and port side

Lewmar V2 electric windlass (2021)

Deck accessed anchor locker

Forespar outboard lift and mount (2021)

Harken mainsheet traveler track forward of wheel

Harken System 8 double-ended mainsheet system to facilitate single-handed usage with cut-outs in the coamings to lead to the 2 aft mounted Harken winches

1 x pair Harken cross-over blocks at companionway

2 x GRP stowage lockers in the cockpit coamings with hinged tinted plexi door

Large cockpit stowage locker, starboard side with a shelf for life raft outboard

Propane tank stowage under the helmsman’s seat

The teak decks were professionally refurbished in the spring of 2019

Deck is standard Nautor 9mm laid teak overlay on the side decks, coachroof centerline recess, entrance hatch garage, cockpit floor, seats & winch bases. The teak is vacuum bagged without screws. Teak lips are provided outside of sheet tracks.

Elevated dodger base on top of the coachroof molding

Removeable, angled support floor blocks for helmsman

Main saloon portlights of tinted laminated tempered glass

Main companionway sliding hatch of tinted acrylic with 2-part drop boards

Stainless-steel wheel steering - 47” diameter - with elk hide wrap and custom teak protection strip of the wheel

Harken furling line blocks on foredeck and stanchion-mounted leads on port side

Harken screw-in type furling/runner blocks

2 x Harken screw-in type runner blocks

4 x Harken deck plates and screw-in blocks for outboard sheeting

3 x Spinlock clutches, 1 for portside furling line, 1 on each side for the runners

14 x Spinlock XC halyard clutches, mounted aft on coachroof

1 x pair staysail sheet tracks on top of coachroof with Harken cars

1 x pair genoa tracks for outboard sheeting including 2 Harken cars on each track

Adjustable Harken genoa car system with lines led aft to spinnaker sheet winches including clutches

1 pair of Wichard pad-eyes for storm jib located forward of chain plates

6 x 12” aluminum mooring cleats, 2 forward with fairleads, 2 aft and 2 midship

Stainless-steel deck-mounted grab rails

Stainless-steel anchor rode chain protection plate

Custom “Easy Disconnect” feature for windlass with custom aluminum plate to cover when unit is removed.

2 x stainless-steel protection grids for cockpit speakers

Outboard motor bracket on stern rail

Radar post, white painted aluminum mounted on aft deck

Chainplate fitting for inner-forestay attachment

Storage for companionway drop boards in cockpit seat locker

Emergency tiller is stored in the large cockpit locker



2 x 2-speed electric genoa sheet

2 x 2-speed spinnaker/mainsheet sheet

1 x 2-speed electric halyard mounted starboard side of coachroof aft

1 x 2-speed halyard/reef mounted port side of coachroof aft

Note – electric winch control switches/buttons located on cockpit seats forward

General Arrangement


Sleeps 7. 2 in each of the 2 sleeping cabins and 3 in the main saloon. 2 heads. Interior furniture is either solid teak, teak laminates, or veneered teak over marine ply with a varnished, hand rubbed satin finish. Teak and holly cabin sole throughout. Vinyl overhead panels.

forward cabin

V berth with insert piece to make a double. Lockers over and outboard port and starboard. Hanging locker aft to starboard with locker underneath. Cushions upholstered in a light blue green fabric.

forward head

Located aft of the forward cabin on the port side. Finished with white gelcoat fiberglass unit to waist height. Tile flooring. PAR manual sea-water flush toilet and telephone-type hand-held shower. Sink with pressure hot and cold water. Lockers outboard. Mirror forward.

main saloon

Located aft of the forward cabin and head. “L” shaped settee to port with locker forward. Lockers, bookshelf and space for entertainment systems on the port side. Removable pipe berth port side. Storage behind the backrest in the port aft corner, equipped with hinges. Straight settee to starboard with locker forward and shelf outboard. Also outboard of the starboard settee is the pilot berth. Lee cloths for each bunk.

Dining table on the centerline with leaves to port and starboard. Settees are upholstered with an Ultra Leather-type light beige material (new spring 2016). Cushions are custom Tempur-Pedic foam filled.

Fixed table on the centerline with folding leaves port and starboard. Batteries stored inside the table with battery box vented to the mast.

navigation station

Located aft of the saloon on the starboard side, opposite the galley. Forward facing. Surrounded by communication and navigation equipment as well as the electrical panel. Chart storage under the top. Locker and 4 drawers under the table and forward. Hanging wet locker aft. Seat refinished with Ultra Suede fabric.


Opposite the chart table and aft of the saloon on the port side. “L” shaped. Cameo White Corian counter tops and covers for the stainless-steel sinks. Force 10, stainless-steel, gimballed stove with 3 burners and oven with extractor hood and integral lighting. Stainless-steel stove guard. Top and side loading Sea Frost refrigerator inboard. Additional top loading freezer outboard (new 2011).

2 stainless steel sinks near the centerline with garbage bin below. GE microwave outboard. Hot & cold pressure water system with single faucet mixer control. 2 lockers outboard and above the countertop. Additional locker under the stove and aft of the stove.

Aft cabin

Aft of the galley on the port side. Double berth with filler piece and lee cloth. Shelf with lockers outboard, hanging locker and dresser forward. Cushions upholstered in light blue/green fabric. Large opening hatch over.

aft head

Aft of the chart table on the starboard side. Finished with white gel coat fiberglass unit to waist height, tile flooring, PAR manual sea-water flush toilet and telephone-type hand-held shower. Sink with hot and cold pressure water.

engine space

Located under the companionway stair. Additional access from the aft cabin.


Volvo MD22L fresh water-cooled marine diesel rated at 50hp at 300rpm

Volvo Saildrive for optimum efficiency and sound reduction

Left-hand turn bronze folding propeller

The engine spaces are well-insulated. The engine controls are mounted in the starboard side of the cockpit aft, recessed and protected by a plastic door. There is a single-lever throttle & gear shift.

Engine panel displays include:

Tachometer with an hour meter

Coolant temperature gauge

Oil pressure gauge

Fuel tank level gauge

Warning light for battery charging

Warning light with audible alarm for low oil pressure/high engine temperature

Welded stainless steel fuel tank with baffles and inspection port, sounding plug & rod and vent pipes – capacity 66 US gallons

Replaced exhaust elbow (2012)

Replaced Sail Drive Boot (2014)

Powder coated Saildrive lower-end unit

Racor fuel filter

plumbing and ventilation


Welded stainless-steel water tanks, pressure tested and provided with baffles and inspection ports, sounding plug & rod and vent pipes (water vents into galley sink) – total capacity 100 US gallons in 2 tanks

Deck wash-down, seawater (located in anchor well)

Deck shower, hot & cold, mounted on transom, port side

1 x pressure water pump, 12 volts

2 x shower sump pumps, 12 volts

1 x electric automatic bilge pump, 12 volts

2 x manual bilge pumps, 1 in cockpit & 1 saloon

Teak gratings in heads

1 Manual PAR marine head

Stainless-steel holding tank for forward head with provision for deck discharge, 10.5 US gallons with “Y” valve for overboard discharge when offshore

Stainless-steel holding tank for aft head with provision for deck discharge with “Y” valve for overboard discharge when offshore

Shower fixtures, hand-held, for both heads

Extractor/blower fans for each head


Dorade box with 2 cowl vents, stainless-steel guards

Goiot hatches & ports

4 x Hella Turbofans


Isolation transformer

Ship’s service, 12 volts

2 x ship’s service batteries approx. 600amp hour capacity (all replaced with new AGM’s spring 2016)

1 x engine start battery, 90amp hour (replaced with battery, spring 2016)

Battery boxes vented to mast

Buffer battery system for electric winches

Voltmeter & amp meters on 12 volts control panel

12 volts outlets at Nav Station, 1 “watertight” at cockpit helm station & 1 on Dorade box forward of the mast

Shore Power, 115 volts with polarity alarm

Shore power cord

115 volt outlets in heads and each cabin

2 x 60amp hour 12 volt alternators, 1 engine start & 1 ship’s service batteries

Inverter/charger, Heart Freedom 25/12 volts 2.5kW battery monitor; Link 2000

Inverter, Exeltech S125, for computer & printer

Battery parallel switch

Remote electric propane gas shut-off switch mounted at galley

interior lighting:

All Interior lights either replaced with LED units or upgraded with LED bulbs

Remote courtesy/foot light switch at companionway entrance

Courtesy/foot lights throughout

Overhead LED dome lights

Flexlight at nav station

LED lights, yellow for circuit breakers on ACDC panel

2 red Dome lights for both galley & nav station

Cabin light dimmer switch for main saloon

exterior lighting:

Navigation Lights

Stern light

Bow light

Foredeck flood light

Tricolor masthead light

Windex light


4 x Garmin 7” GNX120 displays mounted on Mast (new 2020)

Garmin masthead wind instrument (new 2020)

Garmin 8612 12” chart plotter at nav station (new 2021)

Garmin 942 9” chart plotter at helm (new 2021)

Garmin Fantom 18 Radar Dome (new 2021)

Vesper Class B AIS (new 2021)

B&G Hercules 790-PK-ACP 2 Autopilot with hydraulic ram RAM-T2-12V

FURUNO BBWX1 Sirius Satellite Weather Receiver (2008)

ICOM M802 SSB interfaced to Pactor Modem

ICOM M504A VHF with Command MICIII interface remote to cockpit (2014)

Grounding cage for SSB (in hull)

Power supply for cellular phone with antenna cable to the radar pole

Suunto 5.3” (135mm) binnacle compass

Alpine AM/FM radio/CD player in main saloon (2008) with 2 Polyplanar speakers

2 x Polyplanar XS-MP-61 speakers in cockpit


Tall, triple spreader, carbon fiber mast by Offshore Spars.

The Awlgrip white painted high modulus mast is stepped through the deck onto a galvanized steel mast step with movable shoe for mast rake adjustment.

Deck tie rod connected to the mast

Aluminum boom

10,000 PSI hydraulic mast jack hand pump installed in the spar section

Custom “LPS” lightning protection package built into the spar

Standing rigging is NAVTEC discontinuous rod (new 2021)

NAVTEC System 50 4 function hydraulic panel located aft integral with the pedestal for the boom vang and the backstay adjuster and 2 other functions if desired

Separate storm trysail track on mast, 7/8” stainless-steel T-track port side

2 x folding footsteps on mast

Dacron Burgee halyard with sheave & cleat

Mast track Antal size 50

Babystay Kevlar 49 with Wichard mechanical adjuster & snatch block

Harken #2 roller-furling with “split drum” option to facilitate removal

Tuff Luff # 1706-59 headstay system for racing

Inner forestay system with mast & foredeck fittings including a shroud roller & halyard

Carbon fiber instrument bracket for 4 displays

running rigging

4 x internal forward halyards - 2 genoa & 2 spinnaker halyards with new high-spec genoa halyard (2021)

All lines led aft to 2 coachroof winches via line organizers and clutches

Full spinnaker gear including all blocks & lines

Spinnaker pole with Forespar Grand Prix end fittings, deck mounted starboard side

Reaching strut, deck mounted starboard side

Color-coded Vectran running rigging

Color-coded Spec-Set II running rigging including spinnaker sheets, aft guys, 2 spinnaker halyards, staysail halyard, pole topping lift, reef lines, foreguy

Check stays

Lazy jacks for mainsail

Preventer tackle

Cunningham tackle


New in 2020:

Neil Pryde Load Path Membrane Construction, Vectrix Membrane Carbon with Grey Skin

155% #3 Genoa

94% #1 Jib

Mainsail with full battens and 2 reefs

Detachable UV Sleeve for headsails

New “Lazy bag” “stack pack” type sail cover Navy Sunbrella (2021)

Older cruising sails – all by North:

Mainsail, Dacron Performance Cruising (2012) with ANTAL cars (2012)

#2 Genoa, 138% roller-furling 3TCut 6.5oz SR Norlam, roller-furling with white Sunbrella cover

100% 3DL Marathon Jib, roller-furling with UV cover

Mainsail cover

1S 0.5oz 5L spinnaker

2S 0.75oz Spinnaker

5S 1.5oz Spinnaker

109% Kevlar Spinnaker Staysail

Storm Trysail

Storm Jib, Dacron

Additional Equipment

Bruce 44# anchor with rode

200’ 5/8 rode (new 2021)

Fortress anchor with rode

Dock lines

4 x fenders

Spare folding 3 blade propeller

Cockpit cushions white with dark blue piping

Cockpit table, folding, varnished teak

Extra drop board for aft companionway entrance, teak frame with mosquito screen

3 x Goiot pull out blinds/mosquito screens for deck hatches in main saloon, fore cabin and aft cabin

5 x winch holders in cockpit

Bo’sun’s chair

4 x teak cleat guards

Anchor light with connections

Safety belts for navigator & cook

Flagpole/ jackstaff with ensign

2 x Heel Angle Indicators, 1 at companionway and 1 at helm station portside


Fire extinguishers

Horseshoe life ring mounted on stern rail


Safety/jack lines


Sprayhood/dodger, Hathaway white Sunbrella with 2 side windows and zippered openable forward center section and with custom stainless-steel frame to allow adequate handle clearance for coachroof winching operations.

New Isenglass for dodger (2021)

Mehler compass cover, white fabric

Bimini with stainless-steel frame

Fairclough custom fitted winter cover with frame


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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Keith Yeoman

Yeoman Yachts

T: +1 401 846 1090


Yeoman Yachts LLC

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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