BELLA VELA is hull #25 and the last Swan 53 built before Nautor started building the Swan 54 on the same hull mold. The 54 is still being built today.
BELLA VELA is exceptionally well equipped including carbon mast, carbon Park Ave type boom, bow thruster, generator, air conditioning, centerline queen bed in the master cabin and so much more.
A single cockpit with all running rigging led aft to electric winches allows her to be easily sailed short handed. She has cabins for up to 3 couples plus a crew/utility cabin.
BELLA VELA is lightly used and in exceptional condition.
The hull is of single skin construction using glass-fiber reinforced isopolyester laminate with vinylester skin-coat. Multiaxial and unidirectional fibers in selected areas.
All stiffeners are unidirectional glass layups. Stringers and web frames are pre-made hollow sections that allow them to be used for ventilation purposes or as cable conduits. Engine bed is of glass-fiber with steel inserts.
Structural bulkheads are marine ply with glass fiber reinforcements. The bulkheads are laminated to the hull and the deck.
The stainless-steel main shroud chain plates are bonded to the hull.
The hull is grey gelcoat with white stripes. The transom is coated with polyurethane paint.
The hull bottom is treated with four layers of Gelsheild epoxy primer.
The keel is a lead casting with antimony and carefully finished to accurate design shape. Cast in keel bolts are of high tensile stainless steel.
The rudder is of foam filled glass-fiber with a tapered high tensile stainless-steel stock, supported by two self-aligning bearings. There is a weed deflector in front of the rudder.
The steering sheaves are provided with guards to prevent jamming of steering cables. There is an aluminum quadrant with end stops bolted to the rudder stock. The steering pedestals have roller bearings, brake and a crash bar.
The two carbon fiber wheels have 2.1 turns hard over to hard over.
There is an emergency tiller stowed in the lazarette.
The mast is stepped through the deck and onto a composite mast step. There are tie rods from the mast collar to the mast shoe. The mast shoe is aluminum.
All through-hulls below the waterline, except for the fridge, are of bronze and finished flush with the outside of the hull and located in an accessible position.
The lazarette is separated by a watertight bulkhead from the interior.
Part of the transom folds out manually to form a platform with fittings for a bathing ladder. The helmsman seat and the pushpit can be opened for convenient access.
Max Power, drop down type, bow thruster with control panel at the starboard helm station
The deck is of sandwich construction, using multiaxial glass-fiber reinforced Isopolyester laminate, with low density closed cell foam core, and is bonded to the hull. High density core or solid laminate is under the deck fittings. Non-teaked deck surfaces have a white gelcoat finish. There is a blue stripe on the deck coaming.
The teak deck consists of 45 x 12mm quarter cut teak battens with 4mm grey caulking between the planks. The teak is vacuum bagged and bonded to the deck with epoxy adhesive. There are teak toe rails. There are teak footrests for the helmsman behind each wheel.
Lewmar V4, 24volt windlass with remote control. Chain gypsy for 10mm chain and remote control.
Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 Delrin roller and an eye for the gennaker tackline block.
Stainless steel chain plates
The headstay is recessed with an underdeck roller furling drum
2 x Harken jib sheet tracks each with a Harken genoa car
Harken blocks on deck for running rigging
Spinlock clutches for headsail roller furling, jib car pullers, mainsheet, reef lines, halyards and other running rigging.
Stainless steel bow and stern rails
3 x pairs pop-up mooring cleats, each pair located forward, midships and aft
Stainless steel stanchions with a lifeline gate each side and at the transom
Double 1 x 19 wire stainless steel lifelines
Flagpole socket aft
Jacklines, 1 each side
Wichard folding pad eyes throughout the deck for various running rigging and safety functions.
Stainless steel deck fittings at each side gate for a boarding ladder to attach
Stainless steel bar in anchor locker to store running rigging
2 x cockpit lockers, 1 each side
Lazarette locker with deck access aft
Anchor locker with deck access forward
2 x lockers, 1 under each helm seat. 1 is for the propane gas bottles
6 x Lewmar deck hatches, each supported by gas cylinders, over various cabins and heads. Most hatches have bug and blind screens.
7 x opening ports, 4 in the coachroof coaming, 3 in the cockpit
4 x fixed ports, 2 each side, in the coachroof coaming
Tinted acrylic companionway slider and self-stowing drop board
Removable cockpit table with leaves each side and padded stowage bag
Dodger at forward end of cockpit with recess to stow canvas in down position
2 x canvas stowage bags each side of companionway for running rigging tails
2 x Harken B60.2 STEA electric mainsheet
2 x Harken B70.2 STEA electric primary
2 x Harken radial 60.2 STEA electric halyard each side of the companionway
Sleeps 7 in 4 separate sleeping cabins, plus 1 more in the main saloon for a total of 8. Interior is finished with a varnished, hand rubbed, satin finish over teak veneer, solid teak or a teak laminate. Other finishes include vinyl covered panels or white painted surfaces. Vinyl covered removable overhead panels. Teak veneer with koto stripes over closed cell foam floorboards.
Located in the bow with a double bunk on the center line. Optional spring mattress. Teak plywood leeboards. Two large drawers under the bunk. 2 x hanging lockers, 1 each side and aft with rods, hooks and automatic door lights. Vanity desk with mirror on the centerline aft. Bookshelf on the forward bulkhead.
Located on the starboard side and aft of the master cabin. Immediately aft of the head is a separate stall shower that may be accessed from the head or from the walkway to the forward cabins. White gelcoat fiberglass unit two half height in the head. Corian counter tops. Varnished teak above the fiberglass unit. Hot and cold pressure water at this sink and shower. Mirror. White gel coat fiberglass unit full height in the shower stall.
Located aft of the master cabin and on the port side. There is a pullman double bunk outboard with Scandi-Flex battens. Lee cloth. 3 drawers under the bunk. Hanging locker forward with rod, hooks and automatic door light. Upper lockers outboard.
Located immediately aft of the midship cabin. “L” shaped settee to port surrounding a rectangular dining table. Stowage under the “L” settee and behind the back rest. Double seat at the table inboard and on the center line. Additional handrails have been placed throughout the main saloon.
Located in the starboard side of the main saloon. Two seats, 1 facing forward and 1 facing aft with a chart table in between. The chart table has a lifting lid and storage under. The navigation and communication electronics are located outboard and over the table.
Located aft of the navigation station on the starboard side. “L” shaped. Corian white counter tops. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water faucet. Lockers and drawers under the sink countertop. Lockers with sliding doors outboard of the stove. Force 10, 3 burner gimbaled stove with oven and stainless-steel guard. Front loading fridge, top loading fridge and top loading freezer. Fridge thermostats may be adjusted to be fridge or freezer. Waste container under the sink.
Located aft of the galley and accessed from the galley. Single bunk. Hanging locker forward and outboard. Storage lockers in board. Generator is located inboard.
Located aft of the main saloon and on the port side. Double bunk with leeboard in the middle. Storage under the bunk. Hanging locker, with draws under, located forward and outboard. Hanging locker has a rod, hooks and automatic door light. Lockers above and outboard.
The ”day” head is located on the port side separating the main saloon and the aft port cabin. White gelcoat fiberglass unit two half height. Corian counter tops. Varnished teak above the fiberglass unit. Hot and cold pressure water at this sink and shower. Mirror.
The engine space is located under the cockpit. Access may be gained from under the companionway stairs or via access panels on the port and starboard side of the engine compartment.
The engine space is sound insulated.
Yanmar 4JH4-HTE, 110hp, diesel engine with 2.74:1 reduction ZF35A transmission
3 blade folding propeller
Flexible mounts on the engine
Aquamet stainless steel propeller shaft
Thermostatically controlled freshwater cooling system with heat exchanger
Separate heat exchanger for heating the water in the hot water tank. Wet exhaust system.
Dual fuel filter/water separator allowing uninterrupted running of the engine while changing filters.
At the time of build the freshwater tank capacity was decreased in favor of a fuel tank capacity increase.
Halyard wet exhaust system with cooling water exiting below the waterline
Reverso oil drain pump for oil changes on the engine and generator.
Engine gauges and controls at starboard helm station
Total flooding Clean Agent fire extinguishing system in the engine space with manual remote control.
Spectra Newport 400, 16 gallons/hr water maker
Stainless steel water tanks provided with baffles, inspection cover, sounding plug and vent pipe
Pressurized hot and cold freshwater system for the heads, galley and cockpit shower
Fresh water fill line goes to a valve chest providing water to each tank and what pressure pumps.
Pressure cold water outlet next to the cockpit shower
Pressure cold water outlet in forepeak
Cold water foot pump in galley
All water tank vent pipes terminate at the galley sink
Hot water is provided dear the AC system or the heat exchanger on the engine when the engine is running.
2 x freshwater pressure pumps
19.8 US gallons hot water tank
Sea water foot pump in the galley
Sea water outlet in the forepeak locker
Grey water from the washbasins is drained directly to seacocks
Shower trays are drained overboard via an electric pump
Black water is drained into holding tanks with a selector valve to flush directly overboard or to the tank
Black water tanks have level gauges, baffles, inspection covers and vent lines
Each black water tank also has a deck suction line
The heads are electric, PAR Jabsco quiet flush
3 x separate bilges, 1 in the forepeak, 1 amidships and 1 in the lazarette
Two electric bilge pumps
Two manual bilge pumps
Red bilge pump running warning light at helm
LPG remote magnetic shut off in the propane locker
Additional manual gas shut off valve in the galley
Space for 2 x 6kg propane tanks
Webasto Blue Cool Premium, 38000BTU, reverse cycle air conditioning system
Exhaust air blowers in the galley and heads
Engine room ventilation is via 2 inlets, 1 at the steering pedestals and 1 in the lazarette
The engine room air exhaust is via a blower at the transom and is thermostatically controlled.
The main battery box is ventilated with a thermostat-controlled blower through the mast to the outside.
Dorade box forward of mast
6 x fans
3 x 24volt refrigeration units with thermostat control for the 2 fridges and 1 freezer. The freezer may also be used as a refrigerator.
Both fridge and freezer are Isotherm
230volt, 50Hz AC system
Isolation transformer on shore power inlet for US and Caribbean use
Fischer Panda 7.7kw, 230volt, 50hz generator
Generator remote control panel on the main electrical panel
230volt, 32amp shore power inlet
Mass Sine 24/2500W 230volt inverter for outlets and TV
Mass Sine 24/2500W 115volt 60hz inverter for outlets
Shore power cord
Mastervolt, Mass 24volt, 75amp, 3 step battery charger
110amp alternator on engine to charge house batteries
12volt, 80amp alternator on engine to charge engine start battery
Alternator on generator to charge generator battery
24volt DC system
House 24volt batteries with 522Ah
Engine 12volt start battery with 50Ah
Generator 12volt start battery with 50Ah
Electric AC/DC breaker and control panel located in the galley
LED lighting throughout the interior, for navigations lights and mast lights
Dimmer for overhead lights in saloon and master cabin
Deck down lights from the spreaders
2 x magnetic Suunto compasses, 1 at each helm
B&G Halcyon gyro stabilized compass
B&G H3000 package
3 x B&G 30/30 displays under goose neck with red backlight
4 x B&G GFDs, 1 at nav station, 2 over companionway, 1 at starboard pedestal
1 x B&G, analogue, 360 degree and 45 degree magnified over companionway
Paddle wheel speed sensor
Wind sensor at mast head
Furuno NavNet 3D radar/chart plotter
Plotter is connected to the TV in the saloon at the nav station and to a Furuno MFD8 8.4” display on the port steering pedestal.
Furuno GP-320B DGPS
Furuno 4kw 60cm antenna dome
Simrad RS-87 DSC VHF with 2 handsets, 1 at nav station, 1 at helm
VHF speaker in cockpit
Sony stereo speakers in cockpit with on/off switch in cockpit
FM/CD/DVD stereo at nav station
1 x pair of speakers in the saloon
21.5” widescreen LED LCD-TV at nav station connected to a Delta Biscaya AIS antenna
B&G H3000, ACP2 pilot pack, autopilot with display on starboard pedestal
Carbon fiber, clear coated, mast with double swept back spreaders
Carbon fiber, clear coated, Park Ave type boom
Carbon fiber spinnaker pole
Stainless steel rod standing rigging
2:1 mainsail halyard
2 x headsail halyard
2 x spinnaker halyards
1 x staysail halyard
2 x pair mast steps
Optional push button hydraulic functions for the boom vang, mainsail outhaul and backstay
Quantum mainsail (2013)
North mainsail (about 2014)
Quantum jib (2013)
North jib (about 2014
Delta 25kg anchor
50m x 10mm grade 40 chain
50m x 16mm anchor rode
4 x mooring lines
6 x air fenders
4 x Harken winch handles, 2 x double grip, 2 x single grip
Fixed fire extinguisher in engine space
Fixed fire extinguisher in generator space
3 x portable fire extinguishers
Safety lines for on deck
Safety belts for galley and nav station
Spare parts kit for engine and generator
Basic tool kit
Stainless steel boarding ladder
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.