Swan 48 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


It is hard to imagine if there is a Swan 48 on or off the brokerage market that is in better condition than DAWN TREADER!

Her electronics package has been upgraded and her sail inventory is very current for cruising as well as racing. DAWN TREADER is fully compliant with equipment necessary to sail in the Newport to Bermuda Race.

She has always been kept in the northern latitudes and stored each winter. DAWN TREADER shows close to new. Highly recommended.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 48
  • Location:

    Gloucester - Virginia - USA

Sold - Swan 48 DAWN TREADER

  • Model:
    1998 Swan 48
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    49 ft 6 in
  • Beam:
    14 ft 2 in
  • Draft:
    8 ft 0 in
  • Displacement:
    31500 lbs
  • Ballast:
    12100 lbs
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Volvo MD22 - 57HP


Solid single skin fiberglass and aramid reinforced polyester laminate.
White gel coat.
Blue sheer and waterline stripes.
Fin keel with bulb draft 8'1".
Spade rudder.
Bronze seacocks.
Fold down transom steps.


Foam cored fiberglass and aramid polyester laminate decks
Teak overlay vacuum bagged to deck with no fasteners
Two cockpits with bridge deck between
2 x companionways, 1 from each cockpit
Anchor locker fwd with separate chain locker and access from deck
Two cockpit lockers aft, 1 to port and 1 to starboard
Access to lazarette locker in the stern under helmsman's seat
Propane storage under P helm seat
Teak toe rail
Stainless steel stem head fitting with single roller
Stainless steel bow rail with teak seat
Stainless steel stern rail with gate
Stainless steel stanchions with double 1x19 stainless steel wire lifelines
Lifeline gate port and starboard
3 x pair of mooring cleats, 1 aft, 1 fwd and 1 midship
2 x pair mooring cleat chocks with rollers, 1 fwd and 1 aft
Electric anchor windlass recessed under the deck (2014)
4 x pair Wichard "D" hooks located appropriately outboard on each side deck
4 x Goiot opening deck hatches
3 x pair opening ports w/custom screens
2 x pair fixed ports
Dorade box fwd with 2 cowl vents, 1 mushroom vent and 1 12volt outlet
Halyard bail fwd of mast partners
Harken mainsheet track with 9:1 traveler purchase
Harken genoa tracks with 2 x pair of Harken blocks with car pullers
2 x pair of screw in stand up block receivers P and S for spinnaker guys  
Stainless steel hand rails on coachroof P and S 
Stainless steel hand rails at fwd companionway
Foot chocks for helmsman
Pedestal steering
Stainless steel rail over pedestal with radar/plotter screen and autopilot control mounted 
Stainless steel wheel with elkhide cover (new 2011)
Suunto compass on pedestal
Stainless steel antenna post aft S side with radar scanner, removable with deck cover plate
Emergency electric winch and windlass shutoff switch in aft cockpit
Dodger over fwd companionway
Dodger over fwd end of aft cockpit with stainless steel hand rails
Halyard turning blocks at the mast partners P and S
Halyard organizers mid deck P and S
Gang of 6 clutches at fwd companionway P
Gang of 5 clutches at fwd companionway S 
2 x winch handle holders aft cockpit
Outboard bracket on stern rail


All aluminum Lewmar
2 x #68, self tail, electric 3 speed primary with auto gear shift (2016)
2 x #62, self tail, 2 speed secondary
2 x #54, self tail, 2 speed mainsheet
1 x #48, self tail, 2 speed port halyard and utility
1 x #48, self tail, 2 speed electric main halyard and utility



Sleeps 6 in three separate sleeping cabins plus 2 more in the main saloon for a total of 8. Varnished (2013), hand rubbed, Burmese teak interior, except where noted, with teak and holly cabin sole. Vinyl covered overhead panels.


Located in the bow. White gel coated fiberglass unit to half height. Teak shower grate. Telephone type shower. Electric shower sump pump. Jabsco electric head (installed 2011). Sink with pressure hot and cold water. Foot pump.


Located aft of the forward head. Access forward to the head. Access to the main saloon aft. 2 single bunk beds one over the other. Hanging locker forward. Storage drawers under lower bunk. Lockers outboard and aft of upper bunk. Reading lights overhead on each bunk.


Located opposite the port guest cabin. Access forward to the head. Access to the main saloon aft. 2 single bunks one over the other. Hanging locker forward. Lockers outboard and aft of upper bunk. Storage drawers under lower bunk.   


"L" shaped dinette to port. Straight settee to starboard. Upholstery is vanilla colored soft leather. Lockers and shelving outboard, port and starboard. Dining table offset to port with 2 removable chairs inboard. Speakers in the headliner. Entertainment center to starboard.


Located aft to starboard of the saloon. Forward facing. Drawers under table. Surrounded with navigation and comminication electronics as well as the electrical panel. Shelving and cupboards aft. Wet locker aft. Companionway ladder located on the centreline between the nav station and the galley. Engine access under ladder.


Located in the walkway, on the port side, leading to the aft master cabin. Front loading Iceberg fridge. Top loading Iceberg freezer with storage racks. Refrigeration is run off the main engine compressor (compressor new 2011). There is also a totally independent 24volt fridge and freezer compressor (new 2019). Double stainless steel sinks with pressure hot and cold water and with foot pumps for fresh and salt water. 3 burner propane gimballed stove with oven. Exhaust fan over the stove. Ample storage inboard and outboard in the form of lockers and drawers. Draining dish rack over the sinks. Engine access to port side of engine under sinks.


Located in the stern and aft of the galley. Centerline queen bed with 2 reading lights over. Inner spring mattress. Second companionway with ladder to the foot of the bunk leads to the aft cockpit. Ample lockers and shelving surrounds the cabin. Hanging lockers forward to port and starboard.


Located forward and to starboard of the master cabin. White gel coat fiberglass unit to half height. Jabsco manual head. Teak shower grate. Sink with hot and cold pressure water. Foot pump. Telephone type shower. Electric shower sump pump. Access to starboard side of engine.


Volvo MD22, 57HP (rebuilt 2013)

3,619 engine hours since major overhaul (as of Aug 2020). 

Transmission (new 2009)

3 blade max prop

2 blade Max prop


Stainless steel diesel and water tanks

Holding tank for aft head with manual discharge pump.

Spectra water maker (rebuilt 2014), 18gph, 7 amp draw, with MPC 5000 super panel for push button operation, back flushes automatically every 5 days.

Hot and cold water deck shower.

Electric and manual bilge pumps.

Eberspacher D5W (new unit 2015), 3 zone, waterborne heating system with outlets in the aft cabin, saloon, heads and forward guest cabins.


115volt and 220volt, 15amp and 25amp AC shore power deck inlets
230volt outlets throughout the interior
3kVA transformer
Shore power cord , 30 amp (2013)
24volt DC
60 amp alternator off the engine (2013) 
12volt outlet in anchor locker for search light
Connection for cockpit speakers
Dimmer for aft cabin lights
Red dome lights over galley and navigation station
Chrome bulkhead lamps in main saloon
Lopolight tricolor and anchor light
Compass light
Batteries (2016)
12volt, 90ah, engine start battery (2020) 
Battery Ah capacity meter DCC 4000
Burglar alarm
Wiring in place for microwave
Lighting for engine room and lazarette


B&G Race Pack 2000 w/performance processor and computer interface.
FFD at navigation station (2001 software updated).
3 x 20/20 displays on mast (2001 software updated).
52" vertical carbon mast head wand (new 2014).
ICOM M-504 VHF with repeater in cockpit (2012).
ICOM SSB M710 with computer interface (2001).
Sirius XM player with radio and CD in saloon (2004)
Speakers in cockpit (2018).
Amplifier for cockpit speakers (2005).
Nobeltek broadband radar (2011).
CD flatscreen monitor at nav station (2003).
Cappuchino computer system w/2 independent CPUs networked (2011).
Vartech touchscreen monitor at helm w/Nobeltek navigation and radar (2018).
WX weather satellite system at navigation station (2005).
AIS Furuno (2007).
Simrad AP22 autopilot (2002, with software update 2009).
Qualcomm satphone via Glogal Star (2003).


Aluminum, white painted mast with 3 sets of athwartship spreaders
Antal batt car system for the mainsail
Trysail track
Stainless steel rod rigging
Aluminum shroud rollers on uppers
Kevlar backstay (2010)
Hitech running rigging including genoa sheets, spinnaker sheets and guys and all halyards (2011) 
Aluminum white painted boom with lazy jacks
2 x carbon spinnaker poles
Reaching strut
Hydraulic inner forestay, babystay, boom vang and backstay
Quick release for the vang
Forestay with Harken roller furling
Separate Tuff Luff for racing


North Dacron mainsail w/full battens (2016)

North 3DL offshore racing mainsail (2016)

North Dacron furling genoa (2016)

North 3DL light/medium #1 genoa (2001)

Farrar #3 blast reacher (2002) 

North Kevlar #4 jib (2000)

Quantum jib top (2002)

UK inner forestay jib

Quantum genoa staysail (2002)

Farrar daisy staysail (2002)

North 0.75oz symmetric spinnaker (2001) 

Cruising spinnaker with snuffer

North storm trysail (2000)

Carat storm jib (1998)


West Marine inflatable dinghy

Mercury, 4 stroke, 8hp outboard engine

Additional racing floor boards

Additional racing dining table (smaller and lighter)

Lee cloths for each bunk

Cockpit table

Remote control fire extinguishing system for engine room

2 x fire extinguishers

Spray hood over aft companionway

Dodger over forward end of aft cockpit

Cockpit cushions

Spare parts

Heavy weather safety lines

Zodiac 10 person life raft

35H Danforth anchor

20' anchor chain

200' anchor rode

45LB CQR anchor

250' anchor chain

Fortress FX-37 anchor 

250' anchor rode

6 x fenders

Sunbrella cockpit cushions (2010)

MOM overboard rescue system

Cat 1/2 ORC safety gear

EPIRB ACR 406mhz


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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Yeoman Yachts

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