Swan 45 SWAZIK for sale with Yeoman Yachts
Swan 45 for sale:


SWAZIK is arguably the fastest and best equipped Swan 45 on the planet and she has the race record to prove it. SWAZIK has been impeccably maintained unlike no other sailboat in her class.

Every upgrade and modification have been carefully integrated to improve her sailing performance while at the same time preserving and enhancing her pedigree and stunning good looks.

The present owner of SWAZIK (since 2012), now with a young family and a busier work schedule, has less time to race her than before, but still enjoys shorthanded sailing her on San Francisco Bay.

SWAZIK is hull #020 and was originally known as VIM sailing on the east coast. Under her second owner she was named RANCHO DELUXE before the present owner called her SWAZIK.

SWAZIK is fully capable of being race campaigned at the highest level and she will be competitive. She is also set up for short-handed performance cruising if one wishes.

To satisfy CA yacht brokerage laws, this Swan 45, SWAZIK, is subject to an exclusive listing agreement with Fraser Yachts located in San Diego and is not offered for sale by Yeoman Yachts LLC. Yeoman Yachts LLC is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel. Yeoman Yachts has been specializing in Swans since 1999.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 45
  • Location:

    San Francisco - CA - USA
  • Price:

    $ 449,000 USD

Swan 45 Specifications

  • Model:
    2003 Swan 45
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    45 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    12 ft 10 in
  • Draft:
    9 ft 2 in
  • Displacement:
    20940 lb
  • Ballast:
    9500 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Volvo MD22 - 55HP

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090


Glass with vinylester resin laminate and carbon reinforcement in select areas. The laminate above the waterline is cored and below the waterline it is single skin fiberglass. The bulkheads are high grade marine ply with teak veneer over. The hull topsides are blue gelcoat and then painted over with Awlgrip flag blue in March 2013. The bottom has epoxy primer and painted with black Micron 66 in October of 2021.

In 2013, designed by the famed Nelson Marek, the hull was extended about 2 feet adding sailing performance (1st in class in the 2014 Pacific Cup) and deck space. This extension is designed to be removed should one wish to go back to the Swan 45 One Design Class rules.


The keel is built from antimony lead with the upper flange recessed into the hull. The fin keel is bolted onto the boat with a high grade stainless steel bolts. The keel has 400 kilograms of removable lead ballast in the keel bulb. The keel and hull bottom has been faired to Swan 45 Class Specifications.

rudder and steering 

Nautor Built rudder with carbon fiber rudder post. The steering wheel is 6 feet in diameter and recessed into the cockpit floor. There are self aligning JP3 rudder bearings that were replaced in 2013. There is a lightweight emergency tiller. The wheel has a leather cover.


Advanced pre preg fiberglass laminate with closed cell foam core.

Teak decks (new 2018) are glued down and any remaining surface is white gelcoat.

All halyards and sheets our lead aft to the cockpit.

Removable stainless steel anchor roller.

Removable Lewmar Ocean 1 anchor windlass.

Harken jib tracks with custom 12:1 lead adjuster.

Custom jib in hauler system.

Harken mainsail traveler.

Harken halyard blocks.

Spinlock halyard clutches.

Stainless steel stern and split bow rails.

Stainless steel stanchions.

1 x 19 stainless steel life lines.

Padded lifeline covers.

Under deck halyard raceways.

Teak toe rails on foredeck.

Stainless steel swim ladder.

Six Wichard padeyes for safety lines.

2 high load Harken blocks.

Assorted short and long handle winch handles.

Custom sheet bags.

Custom jib hobble.

Anchor locker hatch on foredeck.

Aluminum bar in four peak locker to store sheets.

Lewmar hatches throughout the deck.

4 x fixed ports in the cockpit coaming.

4 x opening ports in the cockpit coaming.

2 x portlights in cockpit.

Hatch in cockpit for gas bottle storage.

Large lazarette locker aft in cockpit.

Tinted main companionway hatch slider.

Custom Swan drop board for companionway.

Custom foot chocks in cockpit.

Foreguy and tack lines led under deck.

Furling line for the headsail led under deck.

Port and starboard under deck spinnaker twing lines.

Custom wheel pedestal with hand hold

Custom and adjustable helmsman’s standing pad

Custom emergency steering system to comply with offshore racing rules

Cockpit dodger with stainless steel frame, all removable


2 x Harken B560 TCR primary

2 x Harken B56 3 STR mainsheet

2 x Harken B480 TCR halyard

General Arrangement


Sleeps 6 in 3 separate sleeping cabins plus 4 more in the main saloon for a total of 10. Scandiflex battens under each bunk for added comfort. 1 head. Varnished and hand rubbed teak veneer over marine grade ply or closed cell foam cored cabinetry. Teak and holly cabin sole over closed cell foam core. Vinyl over heads.

forward cabin

Located in the bow. There is a “V” berth with filler to make the 2 single beds into a double bed. 2 shelves on the forward bulkhead. Teak staving lines the hull. Hanging locker aft to starboard. Small seat aft to starboard.

forward head

Located on the 4th side immediately aft of the forward cabin. White gel coated fiberglass unit to half height. Teak veneer furniture above half height. Corian countertops. Hot and cold pressure water at the sink. Telephone type shower. Mirror. Teak shower grating in floor. Jabsco manual head. Lockers outboard and under sink.

main saloon

Straight settees to port and starboard. The backrest for both settees lifts up to make sea bunk. There is storage behind each settee back rest. Each bunk has a lee cloth. On the center line is a teak table with leaves that fold to port and starboard. The batteries are stored in the center of the table and the battery box is vented up the mast. Under each bunk is a water tank. Above each settee are shelves and lockers with louvered doors.


Located aft of the saloon and on the port side. “L” shaped. Corian countertops. Double stainless steel sinks close to the center line for ease of draining. Pressure hot and cold fresh water with a separate foot pump for seawater. Outboard is a Force 10, 3 burner stove with oven. The refrigerator is outboard and aft, side loading. The freezer is forward and outboard, top loading. There is a garbage bin underneath the sinks. The sinks have Corian tops to increase the work surface. Microwave oven. 

Navigation Station

Located on the starboard side immediately aft of the main saloon. Forward facing. Large chart table allows easy viewing of paper charts. The electrical panel, navigation and communication instruments are outboard of the chart table. There is storage underneath the chart table top and there are drawers immediately forward of the chart table. Immediately behind the chart table is a wet hanging locker.

Aft Guest Cabins

There are mirror image guest cabins aft. One to port and one to starboard. There are double “U” shaped bunks in each cabin. There is a hanging locker forward and outboard in each cabin. Under the bunks is storage.


The engine space is located under the companionway ladder that hinges up. There is additional engine access from each of the aft cabins.

Volvo Penta D2-55 marine diesel 52HP

Volvo SailDrive with 2 blade 17” Flex-o-Fold geared and folding propeller

Plumbing and Ventilation

85 gallons fresh water in 3 polyplastic tanks

16 gallons black water

“Y” valve for black water tank

Spectra water maker

2 x manual bilge pumps

1 x electric bilge pump

Battery driven refrigeration

New fridge and freezer compressors (2018)

Exhaust fans for galley and head

Remote control fire system in engine space

Drinking water purifier

4 x Hella turbo fans

Webasto diesel forced air heating


12volt DC system

115volt AC shore power system

440ah house gel batteries

Separate starting battery

Mastervolt 12/80 battery charger

Mastervolt inverter 12/1200 Sine with Masterlink MICC panel

130amp alternator to charge house batteries

60amp alternator to charge starting battery

Mast and shrouds grounded to keel

Cantalupi swing out reading lights

LED nav lights

Halogen overhead lighting

Tricolor light on top of mast


B&G 5000 racing system (2018)

B&G displays on mast on custom carbon bracket and in cockpit (2018)

B&G Zeus display (2018)

Simrad AC 45 autopilot (2018)New speed, depth, wind, barograph, heel, precision compass and GPS sensors (2018)

Simrad RA3’ 4kw Radome mounted on carbon radar post

Carbon removable radar post with manual leveling system located aft in cockpit

Fusion Bluetooth RA70 Marine media center stereo with remote and indoor and outdoor speakers 


Icom M502 VHF

Icom HM127 Commander MIC

Icom M808 SSB

AT SSB antenna tuner

Pactor modem for SSB

Fleet Broadband Satellite telephone


Hall carbon fiber 15/16 fractional mast with 20 degree swept carbon spreaders

Navtec stainless steel rod standing rigging

Hydraulic portable mast jack for rig tuning

Mast has been modified at Hall Spars approval to accept mast head as well as fractional spinnakers

Mainsail mast track allows for a racing main with bolt rope or a batt car system for a cruising main

Removable lazy jacks that work with the cruising mainsail

2 x single line reefing systems led to cockpit

1 x rod forestay with Tuff Luff for racing

1 x rod forestay with Harken unit 2.5 roller furler for cruising

Swan 45 Class carbon spinnaker pole

IRC optimized carbon spinnaker pole

Carbon fiber reaching strut

Carbon fiber, removable, bowsprit to fly Code 0 and asymmetric spinnakers

Hall Spars carbon boom

Quick Vang boom vang

2 x sets of running rigging, 1 for inshore racing and 1 for offshore racing


There is a complete racing and cruising sail inventory, too long to list here. SWAZIK is configured for asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers with both a fixed, and removable, carbon fiber prod and standard carbon fiber spinnaker poles. All current racing sales are built by North Sails. The cruising sails are north 3Di mainsail and headsail and Code 0.

A complete list of sails with comments regarding their condition is available upon request.

Additrional equipment

Zodiac Cadet 230 Aero 7’ 7” tender

Electric Torqueedo outboard motor

Stainless steel anchor.

2 x Fortress anchors.

2 x life-rafts, 1 for coastal cruising, 1 for offshore and long distance racing

Removable teak cockpit table

Mainsail cover

Deck awning

Ccokpit cushions

4 x large fenders

6 x dock lines

1 x boathook

13 fanny pack type life preservers

Complete Cat 1 and Cat 4 safety gear


Portable anchor light with cable



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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