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Sold - Swan 48 KARA MIA

  • Model:
    1972 Swan 48
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  • LOA:
    48 ft 0 in
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The S&S, Swan 48s are in a class of their own. Now more than 40 years old their design endures and they are considered one of the classic sailboats ever designed and built.

KARA MIA has been fortunate to be the recipient of a number of very caring owners including the preset one. The teak decks were replaced some time ago and have plenty of thickness left in them. The engine was replaced, so too were the navigation electronics. The interior wood work is still in top condition and the upholstery has recently been replaced.

KARA MIA is in full commission and ready to sail the oceans of the world.

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White solid fiberglass hull (painted 2011).
Single blue waterline stripe.
Single blue sheer stripe.
Red antifouling.
Fin keel.
Trim tab on trailing edge of keel, operated at the helm station inner wheel.
Skeg hung rudder.
The cast iron steel grid in the bilges has been replaced with a stainless steel grid under the guidance of an ex-Nautor employee.


Cored fiberglass deck with teak overlay.
Teak deck overlay replaced in the recent past.
Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 x roller.
Aluminum anodized toe rails.
2 x pair mooring cleats, 1 fwd and 1 aft.
1 x pair stainless steel fairleads fwd.
2 x halyard bails close to stem head.
Lofrans vertical mount electric anchor windlass (2007) with chain gypsy and rode winch.
Electric up and down foot switches for anchor windlass, plus hand held remote control.
Stainless steel bow and stern rails.
Stainless steel stanchions.
1 x 19 stainless steel double life lines.
Sliding hatch on foredeck over forward cabin (Perspex replaced 2005).
Deck hatch over saloon (Perspex replaced 2005).
Teak hand rails on coachroof, port and starboard.
2 x stainless steel hand rails at companionway.
1 x pair stainless steel genoa tracks each with Lewmar car.
1 x pair double sheet turning blocks.
Stainless steel radar post starboard side.
Stainless steel wind generator post port side.
Main sheet track forward of cockpit with Lewmar car.
Pedestal wheel steering (overhauled 2003/4).
Stainless steel wheel with trim tab wheel.
Out board bracket on stern rail.
Stainless steel anchor roller fitted at stern.
4 x opening ports.
6 x fixed ports (replaced 2005).
2 x winch handle pockets in cockpit.


1 x Barlow #26 on deck at mast.
2 x Barlow #24 on mast.
2 x Barlow #26 on mast.
1 x Antal #44 on mast.
2 x Barlow 3 speed primary on coachroof.
2 x Barient #35 primary in cockpit.
1 x Barlow main sheet forward cockpit.
2 x Barlow #26 checkstay aft cockpit.



Sleeps a total of 8. 2 in each of the 2 sleeping cabins. 2 in the 2 pilot bunks in the main saloon and 2 more on the settees in the saloon.
Varnished, hand rubbed, Burmese teak over marine ply furniture below deck. Varnished, hand rubbed, teak and holly over marine ply cabin sole throughout.
Laminated teak door jams and fiddle rails.
Vinyl over boards headliner.


2 x single lifting wooden bunk beds, 1 each side.
Storage under each bunk.
Access to chain locker forward.
Steps located on aft bulkhead from cabin to deck level.
Sliding hatch over.
Hanging locker aft to starboard.
Cockpit table stored in overhead.


Located port side aft of the forward cabin.
Baby Blake manual head.
"Y" valve.
Holding tank.
Hot and cold pressure water.
Telephone type shower.
Teak shower grate.
Deck light prism.
2 x outboard lockers.
Opposite the head and on the starboard side are 2 large hanging lockers in the walkway.


"U" shaped settee to port with storage under.
Pilot berth outboard of port settee with storage under.
Locker forward to port with access to chain plates.
Straight settee to starboard with battery storage and other storage under.
Pilot berth outboard of starboard settee with storage under and chart locker over in the overhead.
Locker forward to starboard with access to chain plate.
Chest of 8 drawers forward.
Table offset to port with 2 x leaves and small storage in center.


"L" shaped aft of the saloon and to port.
Double stainless steel sink.
Water tank vents to the sink.
Hot and cold pressure water.
Foot pump for water.
Top access refrigeration with holding plates and thermostat.
Dish storage outboard locker.
Cup rack aft.
4 x burner propane stove with oven.
Lift up work surfaces x 2.


Located starboard side opposite the galley.
Forward facing.
Chart storage under table top.
Drawers under table forward.
Wet locker aft.
Instruments outboard along with electrical panels.


Accessed via a doorway starboard side.
2 x single bunks, 1 each side.
Storage under each bunk.
Locker separates bunks. Top access.
Lockers above each bunk port and starboard.
Seat between bunks.
Vanity forward with mirror.
Book shelves.
Access to lazarette port and starboard.
Access to engine transmission forward.


Located port side forward of aft cabin.
Baby Blake manual head.
"Y" valve.
Holding tank.
Hot and cold pressure water.
Telephone type shower.
Teak shower grate.
Deck light prism.
2 x outboard lockers.

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Volvo Penta D2-75C 75HP (new 2011).
Engine controls starboard side of wheel in cockpit.
Single engine lever control in cockpit.
3 blade feathering Max Prop.


Solar panel over bimini with SunSaver MPPT solar controller at nav station.
Wind generator.
220 volt AC outlets in aft cabin and at nav station.
12 volt DC system.
12 volt outlet in cockpit and at nav station.
Battery charger, Sterling Power Products, advanced digital 4 step, 12 volt, 30 amp.
AC and DC panel at navigation station.
Deck lights under lower spreaders.


Cowl vent over anchor locker.
Dorade vent with 2 x cowls loacted on deck at mast.
2 x cowl vents at companionway.
4 x opening ports.
2 x deck hatches.
Manual Whale Gusher pump at helm station port side.
Manual Whale Gusher pump under nav seat.
Electric bilge pump with controls at nav station.
Pressure hot and cold water throughout.
Hot and cold water shower in cockpit.


Meteoman display.
Icom IC-M120 VHF.
Raymarine C120W radar/chart plotter.
Remote control for windlass.
Remote controls for autopilot.
Raymarime Smart Pilot X30.
2 x ST70 displays at pedestal.
1 x ST70 autopilot display port of wheel.


Avon 12 foot RIB tender (2006).
Mercury 15hp outboard engine (2006).
Plough type anchor.
Anchor chain.
45lb CQR anchor.
Teak passarelle.
Boston clock.
Sony stereo.
Air conditioning unit fitted into saloon furniture, starboard forward.
Plastimo 6 person life raft in canister. Service out of date.
Bimini blue.
Dodger blue.
Danforth Constellation pedestal compass.
Jon Buoy.
Horseshoe lifering.
Radar reflector.
Custom made 2 part overall boat cover for winter storage.


Aluminum white painted mast with double spreaders.
Aluminum white painted boom.
1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging (replaced 2003/4).
2 x Seldon, carbon spinnaker poles (2011).
Harken spinnaker pole car forward side of mast.
Quick release inner forestay.
Solid vang.
Lazy jacks on mainsail.


UK mainsail with 3 reefs (2011).
UK, 150% roller Genoa (2011).
Spare mainsail by Hood (2004) which is lightly used and also in very good condition.
Spinnaker, blue and white, (approximately 15 years old) very lightly used.
3 additional roller genoas from 100% to 130% which are in average to good condition
4 storm sails which attach to the baby stay halyard. Most old except 1 of them (2011) has barely been used.
Then there is a trysail which is about 20 years old, believed to be never used.


In 1972 this Swan 48 was delivered, new, to a New York owner and she was then named KATE.

During the 1970s and early 80s she was based in the British Virgin Islands.

In the 80s she was sold to her second owner and was then called ORACLE. ORACLE returned to New England and was kept at the New York Yacht Club.

In the late 1980s she was bought by her third owner, renaming her SPECTRA. This owner was also based in New York but was of Turkish origin. In 1995 SPECTRA was sailed to Turkey. She was kept there until 2003 when the present owner bought this boat. During that period he used the boat for his summer holidays in Turkey and Greece. Here a significant refit took place in 2010 before sailing to the Caribbean.

There are records of the boat competing in the New York to Bermuda race frequently throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.


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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