Swan 601 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 601
  • Location:

    Newport - Rhode Island - USA

Sold - Swan 601 CHESSIE RACING 4

  • Model:
    2004 Swan 601
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    60 ft 2 in
  • Beam:
    15 ft 6 in
  • Draft:
    11 ft 6 in
  • Displacement:
    34200 lbs Dry Load
  • Ballast:
    13200 lbs
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Volvo Marine diesel 70 HP

Chessie Racing 4 (ex Spirit of Jethou) was purchased by the present owner in the fall of 2012. He liked the way this Swan 601 performed so much he has traded up to the new model Swan 80 which will give him even more performance. Nautor has now taken Chessie Racing 4 in trade and is fully motivated to sell her. During the short time of ownership Chessie Racing 4 was upgraded including four new sails, three of which have never been flown. Also, the services of one of the crew members off the recent Volvo Race was hired to go through Chessie Racing 4 to further optimize her for racing. As well as being a very competitive race boat Chessie Racing 4 also has the ability to turn into a performance cruising boat with electric winches and headsail roller furling. Chessie Racing 4 is in impeccable condition and she is highly recommended.

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The hull is of built in a female mold using unidirectional carbon fibre Sprint layers vacuum bagged and oven cured.
Foam cored topsides and single skin bottom.
Structural bulkheads are of Nomex honeycomb cored carbon fibre epoxy pre-preg construction.
Stiffeners are carbon lay-ups with unidirectional flanges and double bias webs.
Engine beds are of CFRP with steel inserts.
Flotation reference marks at bow and stern.
Bottom treated with epoxy primer for improved blistering resistance, and antifouled.
Sea cocks of plastic for all through-hull connections below waterline, closing flush with outside and located in accessible positions.


Faired using long boards and epoxy primer, sprayed with Awlgrip Jet Black.
No stripes or boot top.


Faired using long boards and coated with Hempel black epoxy.
Primer is sanded and polished to racing bottom standards.
Recently two coats of sprayed Hempel Hard Racing antifouling applied

Ballast Keel

Racing keel with narrow steel fin and lead bulb.
Keel bolts are of high-tensile stainless steel.
Fin CNC machined from high-tensile stainless steel.
Bulb and Fin faired using computer cut templates.

Steering System

Dual steering gear, sheaves provided with guards to prevent jamming.
Lightweight steering quadrant bolted to rudder stock.
Two 1.2 m destroyer type carbon fibre wheels, 1.7 turns H.O to H.O. Pedestals with roller bearings and friction brake.
One spare carbon wheel and two spare aluminium wheels used for deliveries
Emergency tiller stowed in lazarette.


Racing rudder.
Foam filled blade with carbon fibre skins and stock, supported by two self-aligning bearings.
Weed deflector in front of rudder.


The ergonomic design on deck ensures the clean, sleek lines of the boat are unbroken and adds to her capacity for high-speed sailing.
Deck is of carbon fibre Sprint sandwich construction with foam core, vacuum bagged and oven cured.
Glued deck/hull joint.
High-density core under deck fittings.
Laid teak 6 mm nominal thickness on side and bridge deck, cockpit sole and seats, glued and vacuum bagged without screws.
Low toe rail in front of chainplates.
Deck surfaces are painted in Hempel Jet black.

Anchor windlass and roller:

The vessel has a Lewmar V5 windlass.
On the port side of the bow is a removable SS anchor roller.
Stemhead fitting and chainplates
Stemhead fitting for asymmetric spinnaker and code 0.
Carbon fibre chain plates bonded to hull and to reinforced structural knees.

Deck fittings

Carbon fiber bow sprit (2012) detachable
Rollers for three pairs of forward stanchions
Three pairs of Custom Carbon winch handle pockets fitted
Fairleads integrated into stanchions
Three removable Aluminium mooring cleats, one forward two aft
Pulpit, pushpit and lifeline stanchion 640 mm high of stainless steel. Spacing conforming to ORC requirements.
Stainless life lines.
Socket for flag pole.
Stowage for two eight-man life rafts in lazerette
Composite mast collar.
Carbon cockpit table
Cockpit cushions in beige


Hinged fore deck hatch to deck stowage
Flush hinged sail hatch and openable deck hatches of composite construction.
Flush side windows.
Portholes Goiot.
Main companionway lockable sliding hatch of tinted acrylic with sliding dropboard.
Aft deck hinged GRP hatch to lazarette.
The lazarette is separated with a watertight bulkhead from the interior.
Open stowage in lazarette with separate locker for LPG tanks


Lewmar system
Primaries: #80, 3 speeds with overdrive box
2 x Primary winches can be driven by removable electric motors (fitted as option)
Center removable pedestal
Mainsheet: #80, 3 speed with over drive box
Mainsheet can be driven by a removable electrical motor (fitted as option)
Center mainsheet pedestal clear coated and twisted carbon
Mainsheet pedestal is connected to a Navtec rotary pump
2 x Secondary winches: #68, 3 speeds carbon self tailing
2 x Halyard winches: #68, 2 speed carbon self-tailing
2 x Traveler: #44, 2 speed aluminum self-tailing

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Partly white painted interior.
Lightweight carbon floorboards in clear cote carbon, providing access to the bilge.
10mm painted marine ply floorboards for racing mode.
Topsides where visible lined with lightweight composite panels.
Overhead lined with removable panelling
Upholstery - spring mattresses and Scandiflex batten system for fixed berths and thick foam mattresses for pipe berths.
Textile covers with Velcro zippers for berths and settees

Forward Cabin

Vanity desk with mirror under lid and removable stool
Watertight collision bulkhead
Removable double berth.
Hanging locker and seats
Sony stereo with CD changer unit and two speakers

Aft Cabins

Pipe cots, for aft cabins, with an adjustable rope tackle system attached to the hooks in the ceiling
Twin V berth port and starboard with shelves and hanging locker


Stainless washbasin, mirror, telephone type shower (in fwd head) and lockers.
Aft head also has fixed ceiling shower rose
Teak gratings.
Tecma Carbon heads
Aft head is plumbed with a holding tank.
Fwd Head is plumbed directly overboard (no holding tank).
Bothe heads are raw water flush.


L-sofa in saloon instead of standard
Cushion/headboards on forward bulkhead
Locker with acrylic shelves for bottles and glasses on stb side of saloon
Black covers for chainplates
Carbon saloon table with two teak removable chairs
Carbon companionway steps
Removable 26 inch LCD TV with separate DVD run off the invertor.
Numerous scatter cushions


Black Corian in galley.
Insulated and sheathed space for stove with extractor hood over. Stainless steel sinks. Garbage container, front loaded refrigerator, top loaded freezer.
Four burner gas stove with oven, gimballed and provided with fiddles.
DC driven unit for refrigerator and freezer.
Optional Quooker 230v water instant hot water

Navigation area

Carbon fibre bulkhead behind nav-seat
Provided with shelves, lockers and space for instruments and radios


Engine space internally sound insulated, fire resistance meeting SOLAS B-15 requirements.
Propeller area sound insulated.
Volvo Marine diesel 52 kW (70 HP) with reduction gear connected to sail drive
Propeller Flexofold 2 bladed
Shut-off valves for each fuel tank.
Fuel valve chest with return valve for each tank.
Fuel filter/water separator with water alarm on feed line to engine.
Tanks are vented to deck edge.
New electrical panel fitted for engine instruments. Engine hours are approx. 2000



Sea water hoses of reinforced PVC tubing, fresh water piping of nylon and copper tubing. Fuel tanks are of 2 x plastic and one stainless, and provided with baffles, inspection covers, sounding plug, and vent pipes.
Water tanks of plastic.
Shower sump tanks are of plastic.

Freshwater system

Pressurised and heated water.
Two fillers port and stb
Water tank level gauges.
Tank vent pipes terminate at galley sink.
Single lever mixing faucets type Oras for washbasins, galley sinks, and showers.
The consumable water can be heated either with engine cooling water or with a heating element working on AC.
Hot water tank 22 ltr (5.8 USg).
Galley spout with foot pump delivery salt water
Optional Water boiler, Quooker ST, 800 W 230 V installed in galley

Sinks and wash basins

Galley sinks drain through sea cock.
Washbasins and showers drain to sump tanks
Sump tanks are emptied by electrical pumps.

Bilge pumps

Two hand pumps 100 ltr/min (26 USg). Outlets above waterline.
One electric bilge pump in main sump


Toilets using salt water for flushing, and discharging to holding tanks or direct overboard with level indicator. Holding tank (aft only) emptied by electrical pump or deck suction line.
Ventilation and heaters
6 x Hella Turbo fans


DC System
Larger battery capacity 490Ah, instead of standard 350Ah
24VDCsystem with insulated return. Wires are dimensioned to minimise voltage drop.
230V AC is a three-wire system.
A lightning protector on the masthead is connected with heavy cable to a keel bolt.
The service batteries are charged by an 80 Amp alternator on the main engine or by a 50 Amp shore powered battery charger with automatic regulation.
The main engine starting batteries are charged by a separate 55amp engine alternator
2 x Boom lights, one over forward cockpit table and one at aft end of the boom
Indirect light, in owner’s cabin under bunk
Interior down lighters in all cabins
Saloon and forward cabin lights have dimmer switches
Lopo LED navigation lights (including tri colour)
230 V AC consumers
Water heater, 1 kW
Service battery charger, 50Amp
Outlets, provided with earth fault protection switch


SUUNTO 135 mm magnetic compass on steering pedestals.
Auto pilot: B&G auto pilot, type 3 drive unit. System is removable for racing. Simrad AP27 control head with plug in GRP box in port side of cockpit. Second plug for auto pilot at companion way inside boat.
Full B and G Hercules 2000 system including:
Performance processor
Paddle wheel speed
5 x FFD displays – one at chart table fur outside
2 x analogue wind displays
5 x 20/20 repeaters on mast
Halcyon Gyro compass
B and G Loadcell pin
Leica DGPS
C 120 colour radar plotter at nav station
B and G Race Vision with Hewlett Packard desk top computer with 15” screen
1 x wireless screen for repeating of B and G race vision
Communications system
SSB Icom receiver
Furuno FM2721 DSC VHF
Iridium fixed handset to nav station
Sony stereo with CD changer and speakers in saloon and cockpit


Hall Spars mast are built of carbon fibre and clear coated.
Double spreader semi-fractional rig with discontinuous shrouds and 20 deg. swept spreaders.

IG = 23.75 m 77.92 ft. Fore triangle 80.6 m² 868 sq.ft.
J = 6.79 m 22.28 ft. Main sail 122.2 m² 1315 sq.ft.
P = 23.60 m 77.43 ft. 107% jib 86.3 m² 929 sq.ft.
E = 8.37 m 27.46 ft. Spinnaker 290 m² 3124 sq.ft.
ISP=23.845 m

Mast of oval section, with external track/luff groove for mainsail, and trysail track.
Tapered masthead with 2:1 main halyard sheave. Jib and spinnaker halyard sheaves.
Mast, main boom, spinnaker and jockey poles to be carbon clear coated
Hall Spars burgee stick with fittings, molded in the carbon masthead, (to reach above top of mast)
Hall spars standard 5 display bracket.
The mast is stepped through the deck onto a carbon fibre mast step.
Tie rods from mast collar to step.
Spinnaker pole track.

Standing rigging

The V1’s, D1’s, D2’s, V2/D3’s headstay and backstay are PBO manufactured by Future Fibres.
There is a complete set of rod rigging manufactured by Navtec.
The racing headstay has a Tuff luff with twin groves for changing jibs.
Harken roller furling with furling line.
Two carbon fiber spinnaker poles and one carbon fiber jockey pole.

Running rigging

See separate list

Rig Hydraulics

2 x Navtex four-function one-gauge System 50 central control panel with two-speed pump in aft cockpit for backstay, outhaul, cunningham and vang.
Hydraulic mast jack with spacers and removable manual pump.
The mainsheet pedestal has a rotary pump connected via a bevel box with a disconnect. This pump controls all the function on the main control panel, vang, outhaul and backstay.


All sails are North

2012/13 Sails
3DL Marathon full batten mainsail
3Di j3 racing jib (unused)
A2 Asymetrical racing spinnaker (unused)
A4 Asymetrical racing spinnaker (unused)

Other sails

3DL 860 series, inshore mainsail
Jib #1
Jib #2
Jib #3-3
Jib #3+, 3DL 800
Jib #4
Jib #5, 3DL taffeta
Jib, furling marathon
Genoa staysail, newer Aramid 3DL
Spinnaker staysail on furler
Storm trysail, Norlam
Storm jib, Norlam
2S spinnaker, white SL60
4S spinnaker, pink, Airx 900/150 (needs repair)
A0/A3 spinnaker, cuben fiber
A2 spinnaker, grey, superlite 50/60
A1-1 spinnaker, white, Airx600
Cruising gennaker G3 in sock



One Fortress FX85 (20 kg) anchor, stowed below deck.
10 m of 10 mm (3/8") high-tensile anchor chain.
100 m of 25 mm plaited nylon anchor line.
Four mooring lines.
Six air fenders with lines.
One boat hook stowed below.
Portable anchor light


Winch handles
Bosun's chair.


Sprayhood for main companionway.
2 x wheel covers in black


Softex total flooding system for engine space with remote control at main companionway.
Two portable extinguishers in interior.
Fire blanket in galley.
Safety belts for navigator and cook.
Two webbing jackstays.


Owner's Manual in English including manuals supplied by equipment manufacturers.
The Owner’s Manual contains directions for use, maintenance and winterising as well as drawings and diagrams for main systems.
Sounding rods for fuel and water tanks.
Two suction lifters for floorboards.
Flag pole.
Plumbing spare parts.
Engine spare parts.
Electric spare parts.
Engine tool kit.
40 foot high cube container which houses all sails, spares, rigging etc.

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