'Esther', a Swan 36 for Sale
by Monica Campbell
(Charleston, SC, USA)
'Esther', an S&S Swan 36, Hull #11, Built in 1968.
Our beautiful 'Esther' is one of a kind, a precious jewel in every extend of the word. She is a classic beauty with all the modern equipment , comfort and up to date for being a 1968 yacht.
'Esther' is the 11th boat built by Nautors Swan when the company started in the late 1960s.
Swan is one of the best built boat brand of all time. Nautor Swan paired with the designers Sparkman and Stephens for this sleek 36 footer which became one of the best sailboats ever built and designed. She is a fast, strong, sturdy, reliable, prestige classic yacht like no other.
Her bottom paint was done in 2018 with first Interprotect 2000 epoxy barrier coat, second Interlux hard bottom paint and last a copper marine ablative anti fouling bottom paint.
We also painted the bilge with Interprotect. The bilge is over 5ft deep, a wonderful design. At the same time, we put a new cutlass bearing in and a new PSS dripless shaft.
For the Yanmar, we put in a new drive saver on the transmission, the engine has been completely gone through and replaced parts like motor mounts and parts that needed to be rebuilt like the injectors. The engine works great! A very reliable Yanmar 3GMD model, it has dry sleeves. It could last forever , really well built engine.
Boat name: Esther
Builder: Nautor's Swan
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
LOA: 36 ft 0 in
Beam: 9 ft 7 in
Draft: 6 ft 2 in
Ballast: 7936 lbs
engine brand: Yanmar
engine model: 3gmd
engine/fuel type: diesel
cruising speed: 6 knots
maximum speed: 7 knots
tanks fresh water tanks: 1 (35gallons)
fuel tanks: 1 (40 gallons)
number of single berths: 4
number of double berths: 1
number of cabins: 2
number of heads: 1 electrical
Lights: All LED
Flavel propane stove;
SS sink with pressure water;
Frigiboat 12v refrigeration;
Propane shut off solenoid;
Locker under sink for storage;
5 pullout drawers;
Locker for supplies and food;
Area for plates and food;
Whynter Freezer 65 AC/DC.
Aluminum mast and boom in very good condition, standing rigging, running rigging and teak decks replaced by one of the previous owners.
Maxwell 1200 electric windlass;
35lb delta anchor with chain;
2 Lewmar ocean opening hatches;
2 chrome dorade vents;
2 Stainless Steel winches on mast;
10 Metal opening ports;
cockpit ss wheel with elkhide cover;
B&G depth,speed and wind;
2 Stainless Steel Antal winches in cockpit;
Ray marine autopilot;
B&G Zeus GPS touch screen;
Echomax Radar reflector;
AIS receiver and transponder;
Garmin chart plotter;
Harming hand held GPS;
2 solar panels;
Main and Jib sail in great condition;
Spinnaker and pole;
Inside cushions in excellent condition;
Bosch hot water heater;
Mercury 2.5 outboard;
Epirb PRO and grab bag with all necessary items;
Mastervolt 1500 inverter with remote;
Polar Bay 12,000 btu air conditioning;
Mastervolt 50 amp battery charger;
3 AGM batteries;
1 engine start battery in the engine room;
All the wiring is up to date and fuses replaced with breakers.
Only taking serious buyers.
This boat is in excellent condition, she is a classic beauty!
Esther is ready to go to the Bahamas or cross the Atlantic!