Swan 53 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


VRIJHEID, the Dutch translation is Freedom, is a fine example of this Swan 53. She has a lot going for her with teak decks in great shape, air conditioning, generator, upgraded electronics and new sails. The interior and exterior appearance of VRIJHEID is exceptional and well above average for her age. The present owner purchased VRIJHEID in 2014. After a little time on the east coast he then sailed her to the Great Lakes where she remains. 

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 53
  • Location:

    Sarnia - Ontario - CANADA

Sold - Swan 53 VRIJHEID

  • Model:
    1989 Swan 53
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    53 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    15 ft 6 in
  • Draft:
    9 ft 2 in
  • Displacement:
    44000 lb
  • Ballast:
    18518 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:


Blue hull.

Gold sheer stripe.

Double white waterline stripe.

Fin keel.

Spade rudder.

Reverse transom.

3 x blade Max Propeller rebuilt 2015.  


Teak deck over closed cell foam cored fiberglass deck.

12mm teak decking replaced by the famed Osmotech company in Annapolis Maryland in 2003.

The remaining deck is white gel coat with a blue coachroof sheer stripe.

Aluminum anodized to rails.

Stainless steel bow and stern rails.

Stainless steel swim ladder at transom.

Double 1 x 19 lifelines.

Gates in lifelines port and starboard.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with double stainless steel anchor rollers.

2 x pair of aluminum anodized mooring cleats, 1 fwd and 1 aft, each cleat with a fairlead.

1 x pair Harken genoa tracks with line adjusted cars.

1 x curved main sheet track with Harken traveler.

Stainless steel steering wheel with elkhide cover.


All Lewmar.

1 x pair #52, halyard.

1 x pair #52, self-tail, halyard.

1 x pair #48, self-tail, utility.

1 x pair #30, self-tail, utility.

1 x pair #650, self-tail, electric primary.

1 x pair, #46, self-tail, mainsheet winches.

1 x #56, self-tail, port side, secondary.

1 x #56, self tail, starboard side, electric secondary.




Located in the bow.

2 x single canvas lifting pipe bunks with storage under.

Stainless steel bar P side to store running rigging.

Shelf to S.

Manual bilge pump for chain locker.

Teak grating on the floor.


Raritan electric head.

Sink to S with telephone type shower.

Mirror to S.

Full length mirror behind forward door.

Teak grating in floor.  


Each cabin has:

Over under single bunk beds.

Hanging locker with drawers forward.

Additional lockers outboard.

Storage under lower bunk.


“L” shaped dinette to P with double seat on centerline over the generator.

Table has 2 drop leaves.

Outboard is a fold away drop-down sea bunk.

Blue leather upholstery.

Lockers and shelving to S with drinks drawer forward.

Speakers in the headliner.


Located aft of the saloon and on the S side.

Forward facing desk with chart storage and drawers.

Hanging wet locker aft of station.

DC and AC panel outboard.


Located aft of the saloon and on the P side.

4 x burner propane stove with oven.

Stainless steel counter tops throughout.

Side loading fridge.

Top loading freezer.

Fridge and freezer operated on DC power.

Double stainless steel sinks.

Drawers and lockers under counter tops.

Lockers outboard of counter tops.


Located aft.

Centerline queen bed.

Seat each side of bed.

Hanging lockers forward P and S.

Shelves P and S.

Vanity with mirror forward.

Speakers in the headliner.


Electric Raritan head.


Telephone type shower.

Teak grating in the floor.


Volvo TMD 31A.

3 x blade Maxprop propeller.


Pressure hot and cold fresh water to galley, heads and cockpit shower.

2 x foot pumps at galley.

Manual bilge pump.

Electric automatic bilge pump with manual override.

Drinking water faucet with filter at galley.  

Sea water deck wash in anchor locker.  

1 x dorade vent located forward of the mast.

2 x dorade vents, 1 each located either side of the companionway.   

Sliding hatch on foredeck over the forepeak cabin.

5 x other hinged deck hatches.

7 x opening ports.

6 x fixed ports.


Westerbeke 7.5KW generator with 2,709hours as of Oct 2019.

24 volt DC.

220 volt AC.

Shore power cords.

2 x AC deck plugs.

220 volt outlets throughout cabins.

110 volt outlets at navigation station.

80 amp alternator for house batteries.

35 amp alternator for engine start battery.

Mastervolt battery charger.

Batteries were replaced in about 2015.


B&G instruments were installed new in 2018.

In aft cockpit:

B & G 12 “ Zeus3 Chartplotter at Helm

B& G 5000 Analogue Depth in Cockpit

B&G 5000 Analogue Magnified Wind Angle in Cockpit

B&G 5000 Analogue Wind Angle in Cockpit

B &G 5000 Analogue Speed in Cockpit

Suunto pedestal mounted compass

In navigation station

B& G 7” Zeus3 Chartplotter at Navigation Station

B&G Triton2 display at Navigation Station

B& G Depth/Speed Meter

B&G Wind Meter

B&G Autohelm

B&G 4G Radar

B&G Forward looking Sonar

B&G Blue Tooth Network/wifi interface for Ipad connectivity using Navionics

ICOM SSB, HF Marine, IC-M802 with SP24 speaker.

Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator.


Thrane and Thrane Capsat Inmarsat C Transceiver.

Sea Recovery water maker remote panel.

Fusion MS AV755 audio system.

Globalstar Qualcomm sat phone.

PC screen on articulating arm.



Aluminum anodized Nautor mast and boom.

Triple spreader tall rig version (about 3’ taller than standard).

Harken track and bat cars for mainsail.

Stainless steel rod rigging (rig removed and rod serviced last in 2016)

SSB insulated backstay.

Double checkstays.

Inner forestay with stowage on coachroof deck.

Baby stay.

Navtec hydraulic boom vang, backstay and inner forestay.

Aluminum anodized Nautor spinnaker pole stowed on S deck.

Carbon fiber bow sprit for asymmetric spinnakers.

Radar and other antenna mast aft to S.

Reckmann roller furler.


Sobstad Carbon Mainsail 2 Reef Points 2018 – Excellent Condition

Sobstad Carbon #3 Jib 2018-Excellent Condition battens can be installed (optionally) vertically (for furling when shorthanded)  or horizontally for performance.

UK Dacron 135% Furling Head Sail, Good Condition

Quantum Heavy Genoa Good Condition – Recently serviced

Quantum Light Genoa- Fair Condition

Quantum Topper (Reaching Genoa) Good Condition

Symmetrical Spinnaker

A-Symmetrical Heavy

A-Symmetrical Light – Code Zero


Storm Jib

Spinnaker Sock for A-SYM


Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning.

60lb CQR anchor.

150ft anchor chain.

Fortress anchor with 35ft chain and 150ft rode. 

Lofrans Falkon electric windlass with up/down foot switches, chain gypsy and rode winch.

Cockpit speakers.

Cockpit cushions.

Cockpit table.


Companionway spray hood.

Dodger at forward end of aft cockpit.

Bimini over aft cockpit.

Mainsail cover.

Sun awning for complete boat.

Winter cover.


Horseshoe lifering.

Viking 8-man liferaft in a hard cannister and stowed forward of the companionway.

Switlik MOM 8A.

100 meters of anchor chain.


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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Yeoman Yachts LLC

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