GALATEA | Nautor Swan SWAN 48 | 48ft

Portland, ME, US


GALATEA | Nautor Swan SWAN 48 | 48ft


Portland, ME, US


Iconic Sparkman & Stephens design, the Swan 48 is an extremely functional yacht capable of many tasks. The regatta accolades include the Bermuda Race, Antigua Raceweek, BVI Regatta, Admirals Cup and Transatlantic races. Off the racecourse Swan 48s have taken their owners both around the World and across the Bay in speed and comfort. 


  • Length: 48ft
  • Beam: 13' 6"
  • Draft: 7' 9"
  • Year: 1972
  • Displacement: 36000.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Westerbeke, hp



  • Length Overall: 48.00 ft
  • Length Waterline: 37.25 ft
  • Max Draft: 7' 9"
  • Displacement: 36000.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 14000.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 13' 6"


  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Engine Model: 63C
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 4 (20 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (60 Gallons)


Iconic Sparkman & Stephens design, the Swan 48 is an extremely functional yacht capable of many tasks. The regatta accolades include the Bermuda Race, Antigua Raceweek, BVI Regatta, Admirals Cup and Transatlantic races. Off the racecourse Swan 48s have taken their owners both around the World and across the Bay in speed and comfort. 

The hand-built solid fiberglass construction has a sea kindly motion in challenging weather conditions, while the “tall-rig” option insures it is a performer in light air. 

The Kota and Teak wood interior features a layout with sleeping for 8 in two private cabins plus salon and two heads. The salon table can host a family sized meal and there is great storage aboard for personal gear, spares, and provisions. 

GALATEA was purchased in the height of Covid to serve as a family cruising platform. As such it was recently updated with current B&G plotter, radar, sailing instruments, safety gear, solar panels, batteries and more.  

Adventure sailing, Caribbean Sabbatical or Summer cruiser, GALATEA represents an economical way to purchase a sailing yacht of high pedigree capable of sailing anywhere her owners wish to take her. 

Attractively priced, we invite your inspection. 


Two private cabins with an additional 4 berths in the saloon for a total of 8 berths.Teak and Holly sole. Interior joinery of Kota and Teak 

Owner’s aft-stateroom with two large berths and custom cushions connecting them creating large bed areaEnsuite aft head with receiver shower, sink and locker storage. Four opening stainless ports. 

  • Forward stateroom V-berth consisting of two berths. Ladder to deck via large sliding hatch 
  • Forward head with lockers, sink and receiver style shower. 
  • Heads sinks have removable hand faucets for showering and sump pumps 
  • Heads also have fresh water foot pumps 
  • Water heater  
  • In main salon, two pilot berths and two settee berths 
  • Large folding teak dining table 
  • New 2022 Dickenson Newport diesel cabin heater in main salon 
  • Several fans 


  • Three burner gimbaled propane range and oven.   
  • Large ice box (no refrigeration) 
  • Exhaust fan 
  • Ample cabinets 
  • Extra lifting shelf on salon bulkhead 
  • Cook’s retainer sling for cooking while heeling to starboard 
  • Double sinks with removable faucet. 
  • Dual foot pumps and sink faucets (one salt, one fresh) 


  • 1998 Westerbeke 63C diesel inboard engine.  (Unknown hours.) 
  • Max Prop feathering 2 blade prop 
  • Line cutter on propeller shaft 
  • Dripless stuffing box 2022 
  • Propeller shaft coupling 2022 
  • Flexible exhaust pipe 2023 


  • B&G Zeus2 12” GPS Chartplotter mounted at helm on rotating arm visible throughout cockpit with Navionics Mapping Software including Dock-to-Dock Autorouting and GPS/Radar overlay, Tides and other features 
  • B&G 4G Broadband Radar up to 36 nm range 
  • Three B&G Tridata Instruments in cockpit, including wind, depth, and boat speed 
  • Raymarine cSeries GPS mounted at chart table 
  • Danforth Constellation helm compass, full restoration with electric light 
  • AIS 
  • Simrad Robertson Autopilot 
  • Radar reflectors above second spreader 
  • Weems & Plath Barometer 
  • Rieker Instrument Co. cockpit clinometer 


  • iCom VHF Marine Radio IC-M424: Mounted at chart table.  Remote full capability handset wired and mounted at Helm 
  • Antenna mounted atop mast 
  • iCom MC-700 Single Side Band Radio (powers up but not connected to backstay) 
  • Handheld Cobra VHF Radio 


  • Sloop rig fully battened mainsail with two reefing lines 
  • Aluminum S&S Nautor Swan 48 Tall Rig, two spreaders, 67’ vertical clearance 
  • Aluminum boom 
  • Removable inner forestay 
  • Hydraulic boom vang 
  • Hydraulic back stay 
  • Spinnaker pole 
  • Whisker pole 


  • 2x Lewmar 54CEST electric primaries and 2x Barlow 26c secondaries in cockpit 
  • 2x Lewmar 55CST on cabin top 
  • Lewmar 45CST reefing winch on mast (new 2022) 
  • 2x Barlow 26 winches on mast 
  • All winches serviced 2021 


  • Kappa Sails Triradial mainsail, two reefing points, reefing system with clutches, with lazy jacks, fair condition.  Cleaned and repaired by Hallett Canvas and Sails, Falmouth, Maine 
  • Vermont Sailing Partners Roller furling 109 genoa, very good condition, new clutch 
  • North Sails Asymmetrical, Red, with sock and new blue control line, very good condition 
  • Storm trisail with separate track on mast, very good condition 
  • Storm staysail 1, very  good condition 
  • Storm staysail 2, very good condition 
  • All sails inspected and cleaned by Hallett Canvas and Sails, Falmouth, Maine 


  • 2021 Hallet Canvas and Sails new: bimini, dodger and sail cover 


  • CQR primary anchor with 100’ of chain plus additional rode 
  • Lewmar Electric Windlass with foot switches at bow and switch in cockpit 
  • Auxiliary Danforth anchor with chain and rode 
  • 6 fenders 
  • Numerous dock lines 
  • Ladder 
  • New deck crane for tender outboard 


  • 4 stainless steel water tanks under cabin sole with dipsticks. Total capacity 80 gallons.  
  • Diesel tank 60 gallons, stainless steel, with dipstick. 
  • Jerry can with 5 gallon capacity. 


  • Four battery house bank  
  • Two battery engine bank 
  • New inverter/charger 2022 
  • 30 amp shore power system with two shore power cords totaling 50’ 
  • Outlets at chart table and galley 
  • USB at helm 
  • Solar controller and two solar panels 
  • All LED lights for reduced power consumption 


  • Automatic electric bilge pump 2022 
  • Secondary electric bilge pump 2022 
  • Manual bilge pump in deepest part of bilge, forward of engine room 
  • Manual cockpit bilge pump 


  • Viking RescYou 6 person Offshore Life Raft, Automatically Inflating, mounted on stern rail 
  • Switlik Survival Technologies, currently certified MOM9 Man Overboard Module, including self-inflating one person life raft and 6 foot self-inflating tower with flashing light. “The  most advanced Man Overboard Recovery System available.” Mounted on stern rail 
  • EPIRB 
  • Emergency tiller 
  • 4 Mustang Survival low profile auto inflating life vests. Additional PFD’s. 
  • Stern-rail mounted Life Sling 
  • Ditch Bag 
  • Flares 
  • Fire blanket 
  • Multiple fire extinguishers 
  • Electronic propane sniffer 
  • Jacklines 
  • Tethers 
  • Double lifelines 


  • Bosun’s chair 
  • Bosun’s ladder 
  • Many charts 
  • Many spares and supplies 


  • 10 foot 4-person rated inflatable dinghy manufactured by Zodiac and branded and sold by West Marine; recently repainted with dinghy paint.  Dinghy folds three ways and can be conveniently stored in zippered bag.  Dinghy coated with antifouling paint 2023. 
  • 6 HP Mercury Marine Outboard; yard-serviced annually with internal and auxiliary fuel tanks 
  • Spare oars 
  • Dinghy anchor 


Major refit of mast step grid completed 2022: Maine Yacht Center, experienced in Swan refit, completely removed all tankage under cabin sole, keel bolts, and removed massive (approximately 6’ long) steel plate mast step/keel grid, sandblasted it, confirmed structural integrity, shipped to Massachusetts for fresh galvanizing in zinc bath, and reinstalled with fiberglass, relamination of bilge floors, and proper torquing of keel bolts.  An invisible refit below the cabin sole that provides assurance of structural integrity for years to come. 

Hull hydrocoat bottom paint 2023 

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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