Swan 53 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


This broker is very familiar with ENTELECHY (ex FETCH & ex GRACE) as I have sold her 3 times in the past, each time to owners who have now created many memorable occasions aboard her.

ENTELECHY has a lot going for her, including a centerboard for shallow water sailing, replaced teak decking, total rebuild of the main engine, hydraulic winches, replaced generator, air conditioning, replaced leather upholstery, replaced electronics, replaced rod standing rigging and a lot more.

Essentially, all you need to do is bring aboard your personal belongings and groceries and cast off.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 53
  • Location:

    Portsmouth - Rhode Island - USA

Sold - Swan 53 ENTELECHY

  • Model:
    1987 Swan 53
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    53 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    15 ft 6 in
  • Draft:
    7 ft 1 in to 11 ft 7 in
  • Displacement:
    44000 lb
  • Ballast:
    18518 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:


Solid fiberglass hull

Original white gel coat

Single blue waterline stripe (painted Awlgrip 2020)

Single blue sheer stripe

Hull soda blasted with new barrier coast, bottom paint Petit Trinidad (2019)

Centerboard type keel with 7.1 feet of draft with board up and 11.7 feet board down

Spade rudder

Fold down swim ladder attached to transom


2 x cockpits with bridge deck between

Classic Swan wedge deck

Companionway to saloon from forward cockpit only

Cored fiberglass deck with teak overlay

Teak overlay on side decks, coach roof top and cockpits replaced with 14mm glued down teak. Teak decking work completed by the famed Osmotech in Annapolis, MD.

Remaining shine parts of the deck are original gel coat

Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 anchor roller

Aluminum anodized toe rail

Stainless steel bow and stern rails

Stainless steel stanchions

1 x 19 stainless steel lifelines (2015)

Lifeline gates port and starboard

Lewmar horizontal mounted hydraulic windlass located under the anchor locker lid

Electric up and down foot switches for windlass

Separate anchor chain locker

3 x pair mooring cleats, fwd midship and aft

Chocks for mooring lines, fwd, midship and aft

WiBo turning blocks at the base of the mast

Halyard bail fwd of mast

2 x double line clutches on coachroof

2 x deck light prisms on side decks

1 x deck light prism in aft cockpit floor

1 x pair Harken genoa tracks each with Harken genoa car and car line adjusters

2 x double headsail sheet turning blocks

Curved Harken main traveler track with double Harken cars

2 x large cockpit lockers, 1 each side in the aft cockpit

1 x large lazarette locker under the helmsman's seat

Curved helmsman's seat

Pedestal steering

Stainless steel wheel with elkhide cover

Wheel brake

4 x cup holders at pedestal

2 x aft cockpit coaming lockers

Hydraulics overhauled (2015)


All Lewmar and all self tailing

3 x #52, 2SP, halyard on coachroof

1 x #52, hydraulic, 2SP, main halyard on S coachroof

2 x #43, 2SP, utility winches, aft end of coachroof

2 x #65, 3SP, with grinder, primary

2 x #52, 2SP, mainsheet and mainsheet traveler

2 x #55, hydraulic, 2SP, secondary's

General Arrangement


New upholstery (2016). Sleeps 8 in 4 sleeping cabins plus 1 in the main saloon for a total of 9. Hand rubbed, varnished, Burmese teak and teak veneer over marine ply interior joinery, except where noted. Teak and holly cabin sole except as noted. Vinyl over paneling headliner.

Teak and holly stripped and varnished (about 2018).


2 x wooden lifting bunks with storage under. Mattresses on bunks (new about 2018). Air conditioning vent. 2 x lights in headliner. Steps to the deck on the aft bulkhead. Teak grating in the cabin sole.

Forward Head

Located immediately aft of the forepeak cabin. Head area occupies full beam of the boat. White fiberglass unit to half height. Doors from forepeak cabin and P and S guest cabins aft. Lavac head to P. "Y" valve with holding tank. Sink to S. Hot and cold pressure water. Teak grate on cabin sole. Telephone type shower. Fan. Air conditioning vent. Locker outboard to P. Mirror to S. Full height mirror behind forward door.

Electric head (replaced about 2018).

Port Guest Cabin

Located aft of the head area. Door forward to head and aft to main saloon. 2 x single bunk beds with reading lights over each bunk. Lower bunk pulls out to make a larger single. Locker and drawers forward. 3 x lockers outboard. Air conditioning vent with independent controls. 2 x shelves aft. Lee cloths for both bunks.

Starboard Guest Cabin

Located aft of the head area. 1 door forward to head and 1 door aft to saloon. 2 x bunk beds with reading lights over each bunk. Lee cloths for both bunks. 3 x lockers outboard. 2 x shelves aft. Air conditioning vent with independent digital control.

Main Saloon

"L" shaped settee to P with double seat on center line surrounding the table. 2 x lockers and shelving outboard. Storage behind settee backrest. Storage under settee.

Table with 2 drop leaves and storage in center. Reading lights fwd. Speakers in the headliner. Entertainment center S of saloon with stereo and TV screen. Bar with ice maker fwd. Liquor locker fwd. Air conditioning vent with independent digital controls. Lockers below.

Navigation Station

Fwd facing. Drawers under. Chart storage. Surrounded with navigation and communication electronics as well as AC and DC electrical panel. Wet locker aft.

New teak backing to electronics (about 2018).


Located on the P side in the walkway to the aft cabin. Double stainless steel sinks on the centerline. Stainless steel counter top. Dish draining locker above. Side loading fridge fwd. Top loading freezer aft. Alpes 4 x burner propane stove with oven. GE Spacemaker Microwave oven out board of stove. Hood with extractor fan. Trash bin fwd. Air conditioning vent. Fan. Lockers under sinks.

Refrigeration replaced (about 2018).

Stove and propane controls (replaced about 2018).

Aft Master Cabin

Located in the stern. Access from the galley on the P side and via the navigation station through the aft head on the S side. Centerline double bed. Seats P and S. Hanging lockers P and S. 2 x fans. Air conditioning with independent digital control. Mirror fwd. Shelving P and S. Reading lights. Independent Sony stereo.

Master Cabin Head

Located on the S side with door from aft cabin and from nav station. White fiberglass unit to half height. Sink with hot and cold pressure water. Telephone type shower.

Lavac electric head (replaced about 2018).


Volvo TAMD 31A 4 cylinder, 130HP, diesel engine

Engine control panel (replaced about 2018)

ZF 45A marine gear transmission

Engine and transmission fully removed from boat and major overhaul in 2012

Stainless steel propeller shaft (new 2012)

Racor fuel filters

Racor warning lights at nav station

Engine controls S of pedestal

Single lever engine control

Max prop, 3 blade (new 2012, serviced 2021)

Prop protector cutter on prop shaft

Plumbing and Ventilation

Hot and cold pressure water in heads and galley

In line drinking water filter in galley (2012)

Hot and cold pressure water deck shower in S cockpit coaming

Whale Gusher pump in cockpit

Whale Gusher pump at navigation station

Electric bilge pump

Cruiseair reverse cycling air conditioning, 3 zones

Air circulating fans in each cabin

1 x sliding deck hatch over forepeak cabin

5 x additional opening deck hatches (new lenses 2015)

6 x fixed ports

1 x pair dorade vents with cowls at companionway

7 x opening ports


AGM, 450Ah, house batteries (2018)

AGM, engine start battery (2019)

Generator, 5.6KW Westerbeke (2014)

110 volt AC system

24 Volt DC house system

12 volt DC engine and generator batteries

Electrical panel at navigation station

2 x 125 volt 50 amp shore power deck plugs

2 x shore power cord

90amp alternator for house batteries

35amp alternator for engine start battery

Balmar 24volt programable regulator

110 volt outlets in most cabins

Mast rewired and upgraded to Shipmate LED (about 2018)

All lighting upgraded to Hella LED (about 2018)

Reading lights over each bunk

Recessed cabin lights in the overheads

Mastervolt CombiMaster Inverter/charger with 110/3000watt/70amp charger

Mastervolt Smart Control for battery management and inverter control

Centerboard control panel S of pedestal

Exterior light switches and warning lights S of pedestal

Foredeck light on fwd side of mast

Spreader lights under lower spreader

Information light panel aft of nav station

6 x USB ports at navigation station

Electronics and Navigation

At Navigation Station:

B&G Zeus3 12" chart plotter and radar screen (2018)

B&G sonar (2018)

ICOM, IC-M700 Pro, SSB, HF Marine


ICOM Command MIC

Global Star Qualcomm sat phone


In saloon starboard side:

Fusion MS-UD650 audio system

Vizio TV

Panasonic DVD

At Helm Station and aft cockpit:

B&G Simrad autopilot

B&G Zeus3 7" screen (new 2015)

B&G 2000

Suunto compass

Radar antenna post aft to port

In fwd cockpit:

1 x B&G Hercules 690 either side of companionway

At mast:

1 x B&G 20/20 under gooseneck.


Aluminum anodized Nautor mast with 3 sets of spreaders

Stainless steel Navtec rod standing rigging (new 2016)

SSB antenna on backstay

Inner forestay and baby stay, 1 x 19, stainless steel wire

Vectran double checkstays

Spinnaker pole track fwd side of mast

Aluminum anodized Nautor boom

2 x aluminum anodized Nautor spinnaker poles

1 x aluminum anodized Nautor jockey pole

Reckmann R40 roller furling for headsails (2012)

2 x Navtec hydraulic panels at pedestal (serviced 2012)

Panel 1 has inner forestay, mainsail outhaul, backstay and babystay adjusters

Panel 2 has centerboard and boom vang adjusters

All running rigging new 2015 (except reefing lines)

2 x spinnaker halyards. 2 x headsail halyard

1 x staysail halyard

1 x mainsail halyard

Windex on mast head

B&G wand on mast head

Antal mainsail batt cars

Mast steps to goose neck



Doyle offshore cruising mainsail (2019)

Mainsail, UK.

Racing mainsail


#1 Tape Drive genoa

Headsail, RF

#2 genoa

#3 genoa

#3 all Kevlar headsail

100% RF jib

Hank-on Dacron small headsail

Headsail, unknown identity

Headsail, Sobstad

Hank-on Dacron storm jib

UK. #1 racing genoa


0.5oz symetrical spinnaker

0.75oz spinnaker

1.5oz Matrix symetrical spinnaker

2.2oz spinnaker in sock

Heavy, Fat Cat, spinnaker

Other :

Snuffer with no sail

Daisy staysail

Sail cover, old

Bag of covers

Note: There is a good set of working sails. The remaining sails vary in condition from good to poor.

Additional Equipment

70lb spade anchor

150ft anchor chain

Fortress anchor with 35ft chain and 15ft rode

Dodger over companionway (new Issing glass 2012)

Dodger over fwd end of aft cockpit (new Issing glass 2012)

Bimini over aft cockpit (2018)

Sun awning for complete deck

1 x pair Fusion cockpit speakers in aft cockpit


Horseshoe life ring

Switlik MOM8A

Outboard engine bracket on stern rail

Wheel and pedestal cover (2012)

Mainsail cover (2012)

Boston clock and barometer

Vizio TV screen in saloon

Panasonic CD/DVD player

Sony stereo

Original Nautor manuals

4 x fenders



6 x man Plastimo life raft (serviced 2012)


Teak cockpit table

Cockpit cushions


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

T: +1 401 846 1090


Yeoman Yachts LLC

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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