Swan 47 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


Swan 47 CYGNUS is a stunning example of this popular centerboard model (5'9" board up).

CYGNUS is perfectly set up to cruise the east coast of the US and the Bahamas as well as the oceans of the world. She has been known to this broker for the last 4 owners.

The present owner purchased CYGNUS in 2020 and completed a major refit from the spring of 2020 to the spring of 2021 which is well documented below. The previous owner sailed her for about 10 years during the summers only and mostly on Long Island Sound. Under his ownership CYGNUS was stored in a heated shed each winter with the rig removed. Before that this Swan 47 sailed the Atlantic twice as the owners enjoyed cruising the European waters in between crossings.

One may be well challenged to find a better Swan 47 on or off the brokerage market.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 47
  • Location:

    Westport, CT

Sold - Swan 47 CYGNUS

  • Model:
    1979 Swan 47
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    47 ft 10 in
  • Beam:
    13 ft 9 in
  • Draft:
    5 ft 10 in min/ 9 ft 6 in max
  • Displacement:
    34,500 lb
  • Ballast:
    17,500 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Yanmar 4JH4-HTE1

2020/2021 Refit

The following was all completed during the 2020/2021 refit:


Rebuilt rudder and rudder bearings

All through hulls removed, greased, serviced and replaced

Hull waxed and polished

Mast step/keel grid blasted and coated with 5 x coats epoxy rust preventative paint

Bottom faired, sanded and painted with 2 coats Vivid Blue

New bilge drain plug


Varnished wheel

New Spinlock clutch for furling line

New stanchions, lifelines and lifeline gates


Interior cushions dry cleaned

New hatch washboards including ORC Cat 1 compliant


New engine turbo charger

New engine exhaust elbow SS

New engine space insulation

New engine water pump and impeller

New engine exhaust anti-siphon loop

New engine space blower exhaust fan

New Racor filter alarm

New shaft zincs


All bilge pumps replaced - 1 x electric automatic and 2 x manual

Fuel tanks emptied, cleaned and fresh fuel added. Note that Cygnus has 4 fuel tanks for a total of 100 gallons NOT 2 x 25 gallons as designed

New fuel gauges

New aft head, forward head and galley foot pumps

Refrigeration overhauled

New refrigeration remote controls

Water tanks emptied and cleaned

New water tank gauges


New LED lights on mast

Mast wiring replaced or tidied

New LED interior lights on faders and w/red lights

New 3 x 8D house batteries

New 1 x engine start battery

DC panel completely re-wired and all old extraneous cabling removed removed


2 x new VHF mast head antenna

New Coax cable in mast

New B&G wind instruments

New B&G Zeus 3 at helm

New B&G Trident at helm w/2 x MFDs

New B&G Zeus at Nav station

New VHF at helm

New VHF RAM MIC at helm

New VHF at nav station

New SSB at nav station

New ground strap for SSB


New Reckmann R2 roller furling unit

New Head foil

New Head stay

New North 135%  Furling Genoa NPL Tour Xi White NorLam Xi09 CRW

Mainsail serviced

New jib sheets

New sheaves for 2 x spinnaker and 2 x headsails

New running rigging

New checkstays, Dynema

Mast waxed and polished

Winches on mast serviced

Mainsail outhaul serviced

Mainsail Stack Pack serviced

Backstay hydraulic cylinder rebuilt


New SS anchor

MOM8 and raft certified

Fire extinguishers serviced

6 x new x lifejackets

2 x new EPIRBs


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. Lots of teak remains.

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

General arrangement


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

Forward Cabin

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.

Forward Head

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.

Main Saloon

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.

Navigation Station

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

Aft Cabin

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.

Aft Head

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


Yanmar 4JH4-HTEL, 4 cylinder turbo charged, new engine (2016)

Engine hours as of June 2021, 280 hours

ZF 30 M transmission

3 x blade MaxProp

Plumbing and Ventilation

New heads and faucets (2014)

Hot and cold pressure water throughout

Fans in each cabin

Dorade vents on deck


110volt shore power system

12volt house system

House batteries new 2020

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 



B&G Zeus 3 screen

Icom IC M-506 VHF

Icom Command Mic

Icom IC M-802 SSB

3 x B&G MFDs

Iridium Sat Phone

Sony MP3 WMA AAC radio (2007) 


B&G Zeus 3 screen

2 x B&G MFDs

B&G autopilot (2021)

Icom IC M-506 VHF

Icom Command Mic

Danforth Constellation compass


Aluminum, white painted, double spreader mast

Aluminum, white painted, boom

Aluminum, white painted, spinnaker pole (stored on starboard deck)

Aluminum, white painted, 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

Dynema check stays from the upper spreaders

Removable inner forestay, on a high field lever, from the upper spreaders that stores against the mast

LED deck lights under the lower spreaders

Reckmann roller furling headstay

Windex on mast head

2 x pairs of mast steps below goose neck

Navtec hydraulic backstay

Solid Quick Vang


Mainsail (2013)

North 135%  Furling Genoa NPL Tour Xi White NorLam Xi09 CRW (2020)

135% genoa (2013)

Asymmetric spinnaker (2017)

Storm jib

Storm trysail

Additional equipment

Viking 6 man life raft (2015) (Re-certified 2021 to 2023)

Tri-Lens Radar reflector mast mounted (2010) 

Stainless steel CQR anchor


Anchor chain

Anchor rode

Fortress anchor SFX-37 and stowaway bag

Danforth anchor and rode

2 x Life Slings mounted on stern rail

MOB 8 mounted on stern rail (2015) (recertified 2021 to 2023)


Isolation transformer

2 x pairs of padeyes at cockpit

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

2 x EPIRBs (2020)

Racor fuel/water separator indicator

Holding tank is made of stainless steel

Mast step rebuilt (1999) (recoated 2020)

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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Yeoman Yachts LLC

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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