Nautor Swan 55 Sparkman and Stephens

"Golden Aura" - Sold, renamed and now available for Corporate Charters.
Please see our Swan Charter link or ring us with your enquiries.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder/Designer: Nautor Oy Finland Sparkman & Stephens
LOA: 16.65 Beam: 4.33 Draft: 2.6
LWL: 11.73 Displacement: 20,700kg Ballast: 7,700kg
Engines Engine(s): 998 Yanmar 4JH2 - DTE Engine(s) HP: 1, 65.0 Kw / 3600 rpm.


Swan yacht 55  

Interior joinery :

generally teak and teak-faced plywood; teak and holly faced plywood cabin soles; teak lining to side of cockpit wall in aft cabin; teak battened topsides; teak sole grating in all heads compartments; deck heads of vinyl covered plywood.

GRP hull of red with double gold boot top and cove line. GRP web floors laminated to the hull. GRP sandwich decks. White GRP superstructures. Lead/antimony fin keel with cast-in stainless steel keel bolts. Foam filled GRP rudder, with integral stainless steel shaft. Chain and wire steering gear. Stainless steel wheel. Nylon coated alloy wheel pedestal with grab bar and instruments on top. Teak cockpit and soles and seats. Three cockpit lockers one of which is for three gas bottles.

Stainless steel tapered stanchions with stainless steel base plates attached to deck. Teak foot rail with integral lugs at aft end to receive the turning blocks of spinnaker sheet and guy. The turning block shackle holes in these lugs are lined with stainless steel grommets. Stainless steel pulpit. Pulpit leg socket welded onto forestay tang. Separate coloured navigational lights and bracket on pulpit.

Stainless steel stemhead fitted with starboard bow roller. Substantial U-bolt for the attachment of the spinnaker sheet and guy at the aft end of the stemhead fitting. Forward tang to accept forestay.

  Central spine with 2 x side pieces for genoa track attachment using the Rod Stephens designed captive pins with additional sprung keepers.
Stainless steel pushpit with opening for aft ladder/ramp. Navigational lights and bracket on pushpit.
Stainless steel track spot wielded to mast to take spinnaker pole heel fitting. Jockey pole attachment brackets.
Baby stay fitting and adjuster. Pad eye on foredeck to receive lower end of the spinnaker staysail.
Perspex main sliding hatch into cockpit with teak pull and perspex drop board. Galley hatch to coach roof perspex with teak pull. Sliding perspex forehatch. Medium perspex saloon hatch. 2x medium perspex hatches for the two amid ship cabins.
Opening port hole on forward centerline of cockpit footwell.
  Opening port hole on forward centerline of coach roof. Opening port hole on forward centerline of cockpit footwell. 2 x opening port holes in aft cabin. 2 x opening port holes in galley area. 2 x opening port holes in chart table area. 1 x opening port hole in aft cabin heads area.
6 x Dorade ventilators with air scoops.
& Cockpit engine start and stop controls. Single lever throttle control.
ELECTRICS AC Load center.
Electronic Heart Interface.
120 Volts AC Inverter.
  Simpson & Laurence windless with deck foot controls.
AQUA AIR Marine Air Conditioning System.
2 x Engine start batteries.
4 x domestic batteries.
Fuel : 1 x19.5 gallons; 1 x 20.9 gallons; 1 x 30.9 gallons . of welded stainless steel.
Fresh water : 1 x 31.2 gallons; 1 x 41.5 gallons; 1 x 33.8 gallons; 1 x 12.9 gallons;
of welded stainless steel.
Autohelm echo sounder; windspeed/direction; speedometer/log; closehaul.
Ratheon GPS Nav 398; Ratheon Loran 575.
Garmin GPS Map 220.
IN MARSAT -C . Glomex.
  NAVICO Power pilot.
Autohelm cockpit repeaters; VMG, Multi x2; wind; compass.
Danforth steering compass.
GENERAL 2 x horseshoe life buoys and lights with 2 x stainless steel lifebuoy brackets.
EQUIPMENT Navigational lights; 2 x deck lights; steaming lights; flood lights.
1 x Awning.
Anchors : 1 x 60lbs CQR; 1 x 50lbs Plough; 1 x Danforth (No markings but substantial)
Portable, folding, aluminium boarding ladder for amidships.
Portable, folding, aluminium boarding ladder for stern to attach to taffrail.
5 x fenders.
11 x Crewsaver Life jackets (Seamatic Automatic)
Mooring warps.
  Ensign staff.
Firdell Blipper radar reflector.
3 x 5 gallon petrol containers.
4 x 1 gallon petrol containers.
4 x 6 gallon water containers.
1 x 5 gallon water container.
Vent covers; hatch covers.
1 x XM Yachting RORC flare pack.
2 x Zodiac 4 man liferaft.
Fog horn.
Berths : 1 x double in owner aft cabin; 2 x single berths in saloon; 2 x single berths in EQUIPMENT amidships port cabin; 2 x single berths in amidships starboard cabin; 2 x single berths in forward cabin.
PUR Powersurvivor - 80 II WATERMAKER.
Complete set of cushions for the aft cabin; saloon; chart table; amidship cabins and forward cabin.
2 x manual Parr W.C.
1 x manual Raritan W.C.
3 x wash basins; 3 x shower heads.
Stainless steel galley sink with fresh and salt water pumps.2 x Brass oil lamps.
2 x framed prints.

2 x cool boxes, 1 x NORCOLD TEC II fridge.
1 x General Electric microwave.
3 x Gas bottles.
Electric cable lighting.
THRANE &THRANE Message terminal.
BELTRON monitor.
MITSUMI keyboard.
SONY Trinitron 18" x 24" Television.
MAGNAVOX VHS video player system.
TEAC amplifier.
TEAC tape deck.
JVC 5 Disc system.
2 x Bose speakers.

Sails and Rigging

  • Harken double grooved furler 2000
  • 2 x curved stainless steel genoa sheet lead tracks each fitted with 1 x plain adjustable lead and 1 x Lewmar roller head.
  • 2 x curved stainless steel staysail sheet lead tracks each fitted with 1 x plain adjustable lead and 1 x Lewmar roller head.
  • Custom made aluminum plinths to receive Lewmar double foot blocks to turn genoa sheets back to winches.
  • Lewmar main sheet track with roller car and positioning controls. Main sheet leads back to cockpit winch.
  • 4 x substantial anodized alloy mooring cleats.
  • 4 x plastic cleats on coach roof.
  • 4 x brass fair leads.
  • 8 x halyard cleats.
  • No. 1 Furling Genoa
  • Mainsail New 2000
  • Spinnaker
  • Stay Sail
  • Tall Boy
  • MPS
  • Mizzen Main New 2000
  • Cream main sail cover.
  • Sparlight anodised aluminium main and mizzen spars.
  • Keel stepped main mast.
  • 1 x spinnaker pole attachment on spinnaker pole mast track.
  • 1 x spinnaker pole.
  • 2 x spreader rig with caps,
  • 2 x lowers;
  • forestay;
  • 2 x running back stays,
  • standing back stay;
  • Single spreader mizzen rid with caps;
  • single mizzen lowers;
  • 1 x mizzen-mast for stay;
  • 2 x mizzen running back stays;
  • Hood Yacht Services Sea-Furl twin groove forestay;
  • FREDERIKSEN maintrack groove.

REMARKS Since buying Golden Aura the owner has spent much time and money keeping her up to spec. Only last year Golden Aura was treated for osmosis and re-sprayed giving her now rejuvenated topsides and in 1997 a New Yanmar was installed and so on. Her inventory is very comprehensive as you can see.

Golden Aura has laid teak to her deck, cockpit and seating. This teak appears hardly worn at all, though where the teak has been screwed to the deck and sealed with teak pellets, damp appears to have got in. It is suggested that the pellets affected should be removed and the areas be cleaned and replaced with new screws and teak pellets. The seams on the teak look generally good with the paying compound in it appearing sound.

Down below Golden Aura continues to let off the unique Nautor's Swan feel. Having been re-cushioned this year her and having minor work done to her fo'c'sle at present she looks very good.

Swan yacht charter 55
Swan charter yacht