Nautor Swan 65 Ketch - Sparkman and Stephens

EVRIKA is a late example of her class, built as part of the second series of 65s that were built after the early 651s. She was originally campaigned successfully on the regatta circuit, before being purchased by her current ownership, about 20 years ago. In this ownership she has always been skipper maintained. She has been used purely for private use in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. She has been sympathetically updated but the focus has been on her role as a family cruising yacht. The Swan 65 is a stunningly beautiful yacht and EVRIKA is no exception. She has a tall mainmast (the same size as the sloop-rigged version) and her sailing is sparkling in all but the lightest airs.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder/Designer Nautor's Swan Sparkman and Stephens
LOA: 65' Beam: 16'3 Draft: 9'6"
LWL: 47' Displacement: 30600kg Hours: 4800
Engine Engine(s): Yanmar 4LHA-THE (2000) Engine(s) HP:140


Nautors Swan 65 sailing


From forward: Skipper cabin/forepeak with 2 x pipecots and storage for the watermaker, door to a heads compartment with shower and storage. Aft is upper and lower berth cabin with hanging locker and storage leading into small lobby. To port is guest cabin with upper and lower berth. Upper berth pulls out to make a double, with ensuite heads compartment and shower. Main saloon with U-shaped seating to port with passage berth above. To port is another seating area and above is a full entertainment system including flat screen TV and professional keyboard. To port is a U-shaped galley with large refrigerator, 4-burner cooker and twin sinks. Aft cabin with large desk to starboard, large cupboard and storage areas, ensuite heads, double berth, seat and separate single berth.

Electronics and Navigation

  • 1 x 12v lead acid generator battery (2007)
  • 2 x 12v lead acid for main engine (2007)
  • 1000 A/hr AGM battery bank for house (2006)
  • Alternator: 24v/150 amp Battery charger: 7.5 kw Mastervolt transformer (2003)
  • 24v Victron Sine Wave inverter/charger (2007)
  • 24v primary AC system with 12v transformer supplying nav. station
  • 110v 22v AC throughout ship
  • 100a 24v Mastervolt charger Generator: Northern Lights 75. Kw (2004);
  • hours run 2080 as at July 2009


  • Engine: 1 x Yanmar 4LHA-THE 140hp diesel (2000)
  • Gearbox: Borg Warner reduction; reconditioned 2000
  • Propeller: MaxProp 3-bladed Speed: max 8.5 knots; cruising 7.5 knots
  • Approx engine hours: 4800 as at July 2009
  • Serviced in accordance with manufacturers recommendations
  • Cruising range: 1000 nautical miles at cruising speed

Domestic Equipement

  • Cooker: Force 10 4-burner oven and grill
  • gas Refrigeration system:
  • Danfoss 240AC system, rebuilt 2008
  • Refrigerator Deep freeze
  • 3 x Baby Blake toilets
  • 3 x showers
  • Yamaha AC receiver RX-V861,
  • Pioneer DVD player and separate Blue Key player,
  • Sharp 32’ Flatscreen TV
  • Bose surround sound system
  • professional keyboard installation
  • 12 stereo system with cockpit speakers


  • Electrical water pressure system
  • Water hearing system:
  • engine calorifier 220v
  • Watermaker: Yachtsman 36GPH AC
  • Bilge pumps: 2 x electric; 2 x manual
  • Deck wash: salt and fresh water
  • Fire extinguishers,
  • electric gas shut-off
  • Full gas installation (new 2008)


  • Fuel capacity: 1,000 litres (220 gallons) in four stainless steel tanks;
  • with crossover valves Fresh water capacity: 1,400 litres (308 gallons)
  • in five stainless steel tanks; with crossover valves

Spars and Rigging

  • Rig: cutter headed ketch
  • Spars: Nautor, aluminium, keel stepped Navtec rod (2007)
  • Terylene running rigging (2007)
  • Navtec hydraulics for vang, babystay, backstay.
  • 2 x spinnaker poles in aluminium one on deck, one at the mast,
  • lazy jacks on main and mizzen.
  • Reckmann manual furling for genoa.
  • Complete rig overhauled 2007.


  • 1 Lewmar 48 S/T
  • Yankee furling Electric
  • 2 Lewmar 65 S/T
  • Secondaries Manual linked to grinder
  • 2 Lewmar 80 Primaries Manual linked to grinder
  • 1 Lewmar 40 S/T Mizzen sheet Manual
  • 1 Lewmar 48 S/T Mainsheet Manual
  • 2 Lewmar 40 S/T Mizzen halyard Manual
  • 4 Lewmar 48 S/T Backstay/staysail Manual
  • 1 Lewmar 58 S/T Main halyard Electric
  • 3 Lewmar 48 S/T Deck Manual
  • 3 Lewmar 65 S/T Deck Manual


  • North Fully battened mainsail Dacron
  • heavy duty cruising 2007 North
  • Fully battened mizzen Dacron
  • heavy duty cruising 2000 North
  • Yankee Dacron heavy duty cruising 2000
  • North Genoa Dacron heavy-duty cruising 1997
  • North Staysail Dacron heavy duty cruising 2003
  • North Mizzen staysail Terylene 2007
  • North 1.5 oz symmetrical spinnaker Terylene 2007
  • North Storm jib Never used
  • North Trysail Never used


  • Liferaft: Avon 8 man valise Solas B (2006) 3.5m
  • Pulpit, pushpit, guardrails, bathing ladder, boarding gates
  • Anchor: 80 lb Delta 2007
  • 300’ x 10 mil chain
  • emergency Danforth kedge Anchor
  • windlass: Lofrans electric 2000W
  • Full safety equipment
  • Passerelle Sprayhood (2009)
  • Awnings
  • Cockpit table
  • Sail covers with yacht’s name


  • B&G Sailing instrumentation
  • Neco Electric autopilot with B&G controls
  • Raytheon GPS
  • Furuno 36nm radar
  • Icom SSB
  • Icom VHF
  • Fleet 33 Communications centre
  • Dell Onboard computer with email, weather link, nav. system and entertainment 2009


  • Hull: GRP solid laminate; painted Awlgrip white (1998) with gold cavetta line Deck:
  • GRP, teak laid 1998; refurbished 2006/7
  • External trim: teak and stainless steel Keel: lead, bolted
  • Interior: Teak veneer and solids. Teak and holly soleboards. Varnish finish updated as needed and ongoing
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