SWAN 411 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


LIFE IS GRAND is a very well maintained Swan 411. She is hull #32 of 42 built between 1977 and 1979.

When she was named ILL WIND, the previous owner had purchased her on the east coast more than 20 years ago. Aside from one Newport to Bermuda Race, ILL WIND had remained on the east coast. She had cruised to Maine, Long Island Sound and through the Chesapeake Bay. In about 2014 ILL WIND was sailed to Florida where she had been only lightly day sailed.

More than 10 years ago the teak decks were removed and replaced with painted two tone white/gray color. Her hull was painted with Awlgrip in 2016.

In December of 2020 ILL WIND was donated and then leased back to a third party when her named was changed to LIFE IS GRAND. LIFE IS GRAND was then trucked to the famed Jamestown Boat Yard in January 2021 where a new engine was installed, along with a rebuilt transmission, serviced sea cocks and some rigging work.

A change to the leaser's plans make this Swan 411 available again where more than 2 years of the lease is still available.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    SWAN 411
  • Location:

    Jamestown, RI USA


  • Model:
    1978 SWAN 411
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    41 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    11 ft 11 in
  • Draft:
    7 ft 6 in
  • Displacement:
    23800 lb
  • Ballast:
    9700 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Nanni 50hp


Solid fiberglass hull

Hull painted white (2017)

Light blue double waterline and single sheer stripe

Fin Keel

Skeg hung rudder

1 x stainless steel swim ladder attached to the transom


Cored fiberglass deck

Teak decking removed in favor of a two tone painted finish

Stainless steel stem head fitting with single anchor roller

Anodized aluminum toe rail

Stainless steel bow and stern rails

Stainless steel stanchions

Double 1 x 19 stainless steel life lines

4 x fixed windows in the deck combings

4 x opening ports in the deck combings

2 x deck prisms on foredeck to promote natural light below deck

1 x dorade vent immediately forward of the mast with stainless steel protection bar over

2 x dorade vents, 1 each either die of the companionway 

1 x sliding hatch on foredeck

1 x lifting hatch over the main saloon

2 x lifting hatches, 1 each over the galley and chart table

1 x sliding hatch over the companionway

2 x pairs of headsail sheeting tracks each with sheet cars, 1 x pair for storm jib or staysail, 1 x pair for overlapping headsails

1 x mainsheet traveler track

All running rigging on mast led aft via line organizers through line stoppers to their respective winches which are located either side of the companionway slider.

Cockpit locker under starboard side cockpit seat

2 x cockpit lockers under curved helm seat aft

Pedestal steering with elk hide covered stainless steel wheel

Teak decking over only the cockpit sole and the curved helmsman's seat


All Lewmar, chrome plated, with no self tailing except as noted

2 x #44, 3 speed, halyard

2 x #44, 2 speed, halyard

1 x #44, self tailing, 2 speed, main sheet

2 x #55, 3 speed, primary

2 x #48, 3 speed, secondary

General Arrangement


Sleeps 4 in single berths in 2 separate sleeping cabins. Sleeps an additional 4 in the saloon, 2 in quarter berths over the settees port and starboard and 2 on the settees for as total of 8. Varnished, hand rubbed teak interior furniture. Teal slats line the interior of the hull above the berths. Teak and holly cabin sole. Gray leather upholstery through out over sculptured cushions.


Located in the bow. Access to the anchor locker via the forward bulkhead. 2 x lifting bunk tops. Storage under the bunks.Single seat separates the bunks. Teak grating instead of teak and holly cabin sole.

Forward Head

Located on the starboard side aft of the forepeak cabin. Manual Blakes head. Stainless steel wash basin. Pressure hot and cold water. Telephone type shower. Teak grating in floor. Lockers outboard and under sink. Tankwatch system for the head. Opposite the head on the port side is more locker storage.

Main Saloon

Located aft of the head. Centerline dining table with flip up leaves port and starboard. Access in the center of the table to a small storage space. Straight settees port and starboard. single quarter berths outboard of each settee. Storage behind each settee back rest.


Located aft of the saloon and on the port side. "L" shaped. Formica counter tops. Gimbaling 3 burner propane stove with oven. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water. 2 foot pumps. Top loading fridge with Grunert refrigeration. Lockers outboard and under the sink with a set of drawers forward.

Navigation Station

Located opposite the galley. Forward facing chart table. Set of drawers forward. Wet locker aft. Electrical panel outboard.

Aft Cabin

Accessed passing the navigation station. Single bunk to port and to starboard. Lockers under each bunk. A seat on centerline separates the bunks. Vanity forward. Access hatch to galley to port.


Nanni 50hp, diesel engine (new 2021)

Access to engine is under the companionway steps

Borg Warner velvet drive transmission (rebuilt 2021)

Teleflex cables for throttle and transmission (new 2021)

PSS shaft seal (new 2021)

Stainless steel shaft (new 2021)

Cutlass bearing (new 2021)

Engine box insulation (new 2021)

Plumbing and Ventilation

Bronze through hulls (serviced 2021)

Hot and cold pressure fresh water to the head and galley

Natural ventilation via 3 dorade vents

Katadyn, Power Survivor 160E, 12volt water maker (2009)


12volt DC and 110volt AC electrical power

110volt outlets at the galley and navigation station

Battery charger

Electrical DC and AC panel at navigation station


Raymarine Hybrid Touch chart plotter

Raymarine MFD


SEA 322 radio telephone


Aluminum anodized Nautor mast with double spreaders

Aluminum anodized boom

2 x aluminum anodized spinnaker poles stored on deck, 1 each side

Stainless steel rod rigging for cap shrouds

Stainless steel rod for backstay (new 2021)

Hydraulic ram for backstay adjustment (new 2021)

1 x 19 stainless steel rigging for diagonals

Roller furling headstay


Cruising Dacron mainsail (about 2010)

Cruising 135% Dacron genoa

Racing mainsail (about 2008)

#1 genoa

#2 genoa

#3 jib

0.75oz symmetric spinnaker

1.5oz symmetric spinnaker


Storm jib

Storm trisail


2 x Danforth anchors

Anchor chain

Anchor rode

8 x lifejackets

2 x horseshoe liferings

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Yeoman Yachts

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