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1980 Nautor Swan 57

location icon Jamestown, Rhode Island
Year 1980
Length 57 ft

Merlin is a Sparkman & Stevens designed Swan 57 ketch and is now for sale. She is hull #32 of the 49 hulls that have been built. Merlin has a centerboard configuration.


Year Built 1980
Category Sail
Length Overall 57'4 ft
Beam 15'5 ft
Liferaft Capacity 6
Cabins 3
Electrical System 24 V
Double Berths 1
Construction Fiberglass
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 73 hp
Fuel Tanks 3
Fuel Tank Cap. 180 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 5
Water Tank Cap. 265 gal
Water Tank Mat. Aluminum
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 15 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Aluminum
Ballast 18,900 lb
Displacement 51,500 lb
Displacement Type Dry Load
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: 4.236 M
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 73hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
Engine Location: Center

MERLIN has berths for six in three private staterooms, crew cabin forward and additional berths in the main salon. The interior is primarily original though in exceptional condition. The teak bulkheads are all well varnished. The original teak veneer on the cabin sole has been replaced with 1/4" teak and white pine, in the original Nautor style. All stained veneer on doors and lockers have been replaced with new. The bunk cushions and upholstery were replaced in 2010, the hatches replaced in 2001 and the galley and entertainment systems have been consistently upgraded. 

The main salon has a large U-shaped dinette to starboard, surrounding a large, high gloss drop-leaf table with lighted bookshelves outboard. To port is a large settee with pilot berth outboard. Forward of the settee and berth is an end table, wine/spirits storage and locker that houses the DVD player and LCD TV screen. 

The U-shaped galley is aft of the salon to port and has excellent natural light and ventilation from the adjacent companionway. The galley area includes two deep stainless sinks, large Sea Frost refrigeration and freezer(2000), a Broadwater 4-burner propane stove (2004), custom mug and spice racks, new counter tops (2008), and an abundance of counter and storage space. 

The navigation station is to starboard of the companionway, with a large sit-down navigator's desk, comfortable seating, offshore gate, full Garmin and B&G navigation instrumentation, updated ICOM communications equipment and the AC/DC breaker panels. 

The owner's cabin is aft of the navigation station and a large foul weather locker. It has a settee bench outboard at its entrance. The aft, master cabin has a large single berth to starboard and a cozy, double berth to port, with a settee in between. The cabin has a separate companionway to the aft steering cockpit, stowage in drawers and lockers, a private head with stainless sink, vanity top lockers and a shower. 

Forward of the salon to port is a walk through guest cabin with a large single berth, sail stowage below, hanging locker, bureau and opening hatch to the mid-deck area. Forward of this cabin is a stowage area with two hanging lockers. Across to starboard is a second guest cabin with over/under berths, hanging lockers, drawers and an opening hatch. This cabin has its own entrance to the forward guest/crew head. The head has a second entrance for day use and also has a stainless sink, vanity, lockers and a shower. 

Both heads are equipped with Sealand Vacuflush heads installed in 2004 and serviced since then.

All mattresses and upholstery were new in 2004.

  • Twin deep stainless sinks
  • Sea Frost refrigeration/freezer (2000)
  • U-shaped galley arrangement
  • Broadwater 4-burner stove((2004)
  • Custom mug/spice racks
  • New counter tops (2008)
Sails and Rigging

MERLIN is ketch rigged with new carbon fiber masts, booms and spinnaker pole by Offshore Spars, with all new standing rod rigging and new running rigging all in 2001. Also, new Lewmar halyard winches were replaced in 2001. The primary winches are custom Lewmar #90 ST's with pedestal grinders. The secondary winches are Lewmar #65 ST electric winches installed in 2006, with customized installation to allow for the correct turning block leads for primary use with the jib sheets. A new Harken traveler system was installed in 2001.

Upgrades and Inventory

New Panda Fischer generator new in 2009

Three new Marine Air Systems AC units installed with all new ducting in 2009

New Sea Recovery water maker in 2009 with low hours

 Mercury dinghy with Mercury four stroke outboard New 2010 Low Use

Carbon high cut clew genoa New 2010 Low Use

Viking 8 man canister life raft mounted on cradle New 2019

MOB Module new in 2010 with Recent 2019 service

Carbon spinnaker pole

Two asymmetric spinnakers

Doyle main sail

Doyle mizzen sail

Doyle 100% jib with uv cover

White spectra 120% genoa with uv cover new in 2014

Carbon high cut clew genoa New 2010 Low Use

New genoa sheets in 2014

New spinnaker halyards in 2014

New outhaul in 2014

New main sheet in 2014

New traveler control lines new in 2014

New interior cushions 2010

New dock lines 2014

New teak boom kin 2014

Centerboard removed and fully serviced Spring 2015

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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact: Brian H. Petrie 860 235 7078