SWAN 47 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


CYGNUS is an excellent example of this centerboard model (5'9" board up) Swan 47. She is perfectly set up to cruise the east coast of the US and the Bahamas as well as the oceans of the world. CYGNUS has been known to this broker for the last 3 owners. The present owner purchased CYGNUS in 2011. Before that this Swan 47 sailed the Atlantic twice as the owners enjoyed cruising the European waters in between crossings.

Since 2011, under the present owner, CYGNUS has only sailed in the New England area and she has been stored in a shed each winter with the rig removed. Various upgrades have been made to CYGNUS over the past 8 years and they include new upholstery and new sails. CYGNUS has always shown very well and she continues to do so now.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    SWAN 47
  • Location:

    Mystic, CT


  • Model:
    1979 SWAN 47
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    47 ft 9 in
  • Beam:
    13 ft 9 in
  • Draft:
    5 ft 10 in - 9 ft 6 in
  • Displacement:
    34500 lb
  • Ballast:
    17500 lb
  • Keel:


Solid fiberglass hull.

White Awlgrip paint (2011).

Navy blue sheer and double waterline stripes.

Centerboard type keel (5'10" up, 9'6" down).

Skeg hung rudder.


White painted cored fiberglass deck with teak overlay.

Teak overlay (2000) using glue down method.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with single anchor roller.

Aluminum toe rails.

Stainless steel bow and stern rails.

Double, 1 x 19, stainless steel lifelines.

Lifeline gate starboard side.

Lewmar electric upright anchor windlass with chain gypsy and rode winch (1999).

Up and down deck foot switches for windlass.

Delrin deck protector from anchor chain.

Padeye fwd for pole downhaul.

2 x pair of mooring cleats, 1 fwd and 1 aft.

Spinnaker pole (S) and jockey pole (P) deck fittings.

Sliding hatch on foredeck.

4 x other deck hatches.

2 x companionways, 1 to the saloon and 1 to the aft cabin.

3 x dorade boxes with cowl vents each with a stainless steel protective rail.

2 x deck prisms.

1 x pair of stainless steel staysail sheet tracks.

1 x pair stainless steel jib sheet tracks. 

1 x pair aluminum genoa sheet tracks.

Lewmar genoa cars with car pullers.

Raft cradle forward of companionway.

Lewmar mainsheet traveler track.

Lewmar traveler car with 4:1 traveler purchase.

Pedestal wheel steering with stainless steel guard.

Stainless steel wheel with teak outer rim.

Pedestal mounted Constellation compass.

1 x pair double turning blocks for sheets.

1 x Whale Gusher 10mkII bilge pump in cockpit.

3 x winch handle holders.

1 x dorade vent aft with 2 x cowl vents to engine space.

Radar scanner post aft P with other antenna.


All Lewmar chrome except as noted.

2 x #40, 2 speed, utility.

2 x #40, ST, 2 speed, spinnaker halyard.

1 x #46, ST, 2 speed, black anodized, main halyard.

1 x Luke wire drum winch for centerboard pennant.

2 x #48, ST, 2 speed, headsail halyard.

2 x #65, ST, 2 speed, primary.

2 x #55, 3 speed, secondary.

1 x #46, ST, 2 speed, mainsheet.

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Sleeps 8. 2 in each of the 2 sleeping cabins. 4 in the main saloon. 2 heads.


Large "V" berth. Access to the rode locker forward. Hull sides lined with teak battens. Ample storage under each bunk. Ventilation fans forward. Step up to bunk. Steps up to overhead sliding hatch. Anchor chain and rode hause pipe forward. Aft of the forward cabin and on the starboard side are hanging lockers and additional storage space.


Located aft of the forward cabin and on the port side. Teak grate for the telephone type shower. Sink with hot and cold pressure water. Manual head (2014) with holding tank and "Y" valve.


All new cushions (2014). Lockers forward on the port and starboard side. Straight settee with pilot berth outboard on the starboard side. Water tanks under the starboard settee. Storage under the starboard pilot berth. "L" settee to port with pilot berth outboard. Water tanks under the "L" settee and storage under the port pilot berth. Fixed table on the centerline with folding leaves. Stainless steel tube aft of table for centerboard pennant. Teak battens on the hull sides port and starboard.


Located aft of the saloon on the starboard side. Forward facing. Access to all navigation instruments as well as both 12volt and 110volt electrical panels. See "Electronics and Navigation" for instrument details. Wet locker next to companionway. 


Located in the walkway to the aft cabin, aft of the main saloon and on the port side. Fridge aft and outboard with stove (new 2014) forward and outboard. Inboard is the double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water. Dish draining rack to the sinks above. Large storage lockers outboard of fridge and stove.

  • Glacier Bay refrigeration (2000), updated 2005, in galley
  • External fridge temperature displays
  • Glacier Bay freezer between bunks in aft cabin (2000)
  • Three burner propane Princess gimballed stove with oven
  • Xintex S-2A propane/CNG detector
  • Teak knife holder on forward bulkhead
  • Exhaust fan
  • 2 x foot pumps at the sinks
  • Pressure hot and cold water


Located in the stern. Separate companionway to aft cockpit. Large single berth to starboard. Single berth to port. Berths separated by freezer and companionway ladder.


Located starboard side and forward of aft cabin. Manual head (2014). Teak grate for telephone type shower. Sink with hot and cold pressure water.

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New engine (2016)


New heads and faucets (2014)

Hot and cold pressure water throughout.


  • 110volt shore power system
  • 12volt house system
  • House batteries new 2005
  • 1 x 30amp shore power deck connector
  • 1 x 50 foot, 30amp shore power cord
  • 110volt outlets in the cabins
  • Magnum Inverter/Charger (2007)
  • 110volt Water heater (2010)
  • 2 x alternator on the main engine (house battery new alternator 2010)
  • Xantrex Link20 battery status display
  • Magnum Energy inverter charge panel 


  • Raytheon ST60 Multi.
  • Raytheon ST60 Tridata, depth, speed and trip.
  • Raytheon ST60 True wind magnified.
  • Raytheon ST60 True and apparent wind.
  • Raymarine E80 radar/chart plotter (2007)
  • HF Marine IC-M802 (2007)
  • West Marine VHF 600 dsc submersible (2007)
  • Robertson, Simrad AP26 autopilot.
  • Sony MP3 WMA AAC radio (2007)
  • ICOM Command MIC III submersible plus  
  • ICOM SSB radio (2007) 
  • Pactor Modem (2009)


  • Raytheon ST60 Multi
  • Raytheon ST60 True and apparent wind
  • Robertson, Simrad AP26 autopilot
  • Raymarine E80 radar/chart plotter (2007)
  • Icom IC-M504 VHF (2007)
  • Sony sound system control
  • Danforth Constellation compass


  • Aluminum double spreader mast.
  • Aluminum boom.
  • Aluminum spinnaker pole (stored on starboard deck).
  • Aluminum jockey pole (stored on port deck).
  • 1 x 19 stainless steel wire rigging with Norseman terminals (new 2010).
  • Aluminum rollers over upper and lower shrouds.
  • Check stays from the upper spreaders.
  • Removable inner forestay, on a high field lever, from the upper spreaders that stores against the mast.
  • Deck lights under the lower spreaders
  • Profurl roller furling headstay.
  • Windex on mast head.
  • 2 x pairs of mast steps below goose neck.
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay.
  • Solid Quick Vang
  • Mainsail (2013)
  • 135% genoa (2013)
  • Asymmetric spinnaker (2017)


  • Winslow 4 man global rescue life raft (2009)
  • Tri-Lens Radar reflector mast mounted (2010) 
  • 45LB CQR.
  • Anchor chain.
  • Anchor rode.
  • Fortress anchor SFX-37 and stowaway bag
  • Danforth anchor and rode
  • 2 x Life Slings mounted on stern rail
  • MOB Jim Buoy mounted on stern rail (2010)
  • Isolation transformer
  • 2 x pairs of padeyes at cockpit.
  • Bimini over aft cockpit (2011)
  • Dodger for fwd and aft companionway. (2011)
  • 2 x Hella fans in "V" berth
  • 1 x Hella fan in nav station
  • 2 x Hella fans in the saloon
  • 2 x stereo speakers in the main saloon.
  • Boston clock and barometer on the main bulkhead.
  • Propane/CNG fume detector.
  • External fridge/freezer thermostats.
  • EPIRB 406 cat II satellite by ACR (2007)
  • Racor fuel/water separator indicator
  • Holding tank is made of stainless steel.
  • Mast step rebuilt (1999).
  • Interior woodwork varnished (1999 with touch up 2011).
  • Cabin headliner (1999)
  • Sea drogue
  • Sea anchor
  • Various safety flares (2010)
  • Cockpit cushions (2007)
  • 4 x 5 gallon jerry cans
  • Magma gas BBQ grill

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

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