Swan 53 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 53
  • Location:

    Portsmouth -Rhode Island-USA

Sold - Swan 53 GRACE

  • Model:
    1987 Swan 53
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    53 ft 0 in
  • Draft:
    7.1ft with board up 11.7ft board down
  • Keel:

It is hard to imagine another Swan 53 in better shape than Grace on or off the brokerage market. Grace is a highly desirable centerboard version of the Swan 53. She is beautifully maintained with new stainless steel rod rigging in 2016, new interior upholstery 2016, new generator in 2014 and fresh teak decks. Other upgrades that were made in 2015 include new running rigging, new B&Gs, new radar, touched up interior varnish work, new alternator and a spare, new lenses in the deck hatches, new speakers, new Fortress anchor, fender covers, overhauled hydraulics, new water pump, new belts, sea cocks serviced, new LPG tank and more. 

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Solid fiberglass hull.
Original white gel coat.
Single blue waterline stripe.
Single blue sheer stripe.
Centerboard type keel with 7.1 feet of draft with board up and 11.7 feet board down.
Skeg hung rudder.
Fold down swim ladder attached to transom.

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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 recently.
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 trails.
Stainless steel stanchions.
1 x 19 stainless steel lifelines.
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, forward midship and aft.
Chocks for mooring lines, forward, 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 locker, 1 each side, in th eaft cockpit.
1 x large lazarette locker under the helmsman's seat.
Curved helmsman's seat.
Pestal steering.
Stainless steel wheel with elkhide cover.
Wheel brake.
4 x cup holders at pedestal.
2 x aft cockpit coaming lockers.


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, secondaries. 


Volvo TAMD 31A 4 cylinder diesel engine.
Racor fuel filters.
Racor warning lights at nav station.
Engine controls Starboard of pedestal.
Single lever engine control.
Max prop.
Prop protector cutter on prop shaft.

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Upholstery replaced with new (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.


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


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 Port and Starboard guest cabins aft.
Lavac head to Port.
"Y" valve with holding tank.
Sink to Starboard.
Hot and cold pressure water.
Teak grate on cabin sole.
Telephone type shower.
Air conditioning vent.
Locker outboard to Port.
Mirror to Starboard.
Full height mirror behind forward door.


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.


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.


"L" shaped settee to Port 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 forwardd.
Speakers in the headliner.
Entertainment center Starboard of saloon with stereo and TV screen.
Bar with ice maker forward.
Liquor locker fwd.
Air conditioning vent with independent digital controls.
Lockers below.


Forward facing.
Drawers underneath.
Chart storage.
Surrounded with navigation and communication electronics as well as AC and DC electrical panel.
Wet locker aft of nav station.

Located on the Port 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 forward.

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 forward.

Air conditioning vent.


Lockers under sinks.


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


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.


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 Starboard cockpit coaming.
Whale gusher pump in cockpit.
Whale Gusher pump at navigation station.
Electric bilge pump.
Air circulating fans in each cabin.
1 x sliding deck hatch over forepeak cabin.
5 x additional opening deck hatches.
1 x pair dorade vents with cowls at companionway.
7 x opening ports. 


Westerbeke, 5.6KW generator (new 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.
Shore power cord.
110 volt outlets in most cabins.
Reading lights over each bunk.
Recessed cabin lights in the overheads.
Battery charger.
Battery charger remote panel at nav station.
Centerboard control panel Starboard of pedestal.
Exterior light switches and warning lights Starboard of pedestal.
Foredeck light on forward side of mast.
Spreader lights under lower spreader.
Information light panel aft of nav station. 


At nav station:

Some new B&G instruments (2015).

B&G Z12 radar and chart plotter screen (2015).
B&G Navionics digital charts, NW hemishere (2012).
B&G NEMA 2000 GPS system (2012).
Sirius weather and radio receiver (2012).
B&G NAIS 300 receiver and transmitter (2012).
B&G Hercules 690 speed/depth/wind/nav display.
Garmin GPS76.
Furuno radar.
Shipmate RS8300.
Furuno DFAX.
Capsat Thrane and Thrane.
GPS data connected to VHF.
Simrad AP24 autopilot head (2012).
Simrad WR20 autopilot remote control.
Simrad rudder feed back unit (2012).
Qualcomm Globalstar satelite phone (2012).
2 x Satelite 406 EPIRB.

On deck:

2 x 20/20 B&G displays under goose neck.
B&G Hercules 690 on forward end of aft cockpit.
B&G analog cross track, wind, magnified wind and compass on forward end of aft cockpit.
B&G Hercules 2000 at pedestal.
B&G Z8 radar and chart plotter screen at pedestal.(2012)
Northstar 800X Navigator Port side of pedestal.
Richie Suunto compass at pedestal.
B&G Hercules 690, 1 each side of companionway.
Radar scanner and other antenna post aft Port. 


Aluminum anodized Nautor mast with 3 sets of spreaders.
Stainless steel Navtec rod standing rigging (new 2016).
Inner forestay and baby stay, 1 x 19, stainless steel wire.
Vectran double checkstays.
Spinnaker pole track forward side of mast.
Aluminum anodized Nautor boom.
2 x aluminum anodized Nautor spinnaker poles.
1 x aluminum anodized Nautor jockey pole.
Aluminum anodized cap shroud protectors.
Reckmann R40 roller furling for headsail (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.
2 x spinnaker halyards.
2 x headsail halyard.
1 x staysail halyard.
1 x mainsail halyard.
SSB insulated backstay.
Windex on mast head.
B&G wand on mast head.
Antal mainsail batt cars.
Mast steps to goose neck.


2010 UK Kevlar/carbon full batten main (very good)
2010 UK Kevlar/carbon 145% genoa fitted for roller furler (very good)
2010 UK Kevlar/carbon 108% jib fitted for roller furler (very good)
2008 UK Dacron heavy fractional staysail (good)
Late 2000’s UK asymmetrical spinnaker with sock (good)
2010 UK lite cloth (1.5 oz.) racing spinnaker staysail (new condition)
2008 UK Kevlar/carbon tapedrive racing 142% genoa (good)

Assortment of other sails:

3 other good symmetrical spinnakers (all good)
2005 Dacron roller furler #2 genoa (fair)
2005 Dacron roller furler #3 jib (fair)
2 other heavy (storm) staysails (good)
Older racing jibs and mains (poor)


60lb CQR anchor.
Anchor chain.
Dodger over companionway (new Issing glass 2012).
Dodger over forward end of aft cockpit (new Issing glass 2012).
Deck cover from mast to transom.
1 x pair Sony cockpit speakers in aft cockpit.
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.
3 x fenders.
6 x man Plastimo life raft (serviced 2012)


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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