For Sale: Swan 44 MK II - LAUGHING LADY

ModelSwan 44 MK II
Year1996
LocationBVIs
Hull Number44.123
LOA44 ft 0 in
Beam13 ft 8 in
Draft7 ft 2 in
Displacement24300 lbs
Ballast8400 lbs
KeelFIN
PriceUSD 295,000

The Swan 44mkII is one of the most popular yachts Nautor has built in their illustrious 50 year history.

For the first 5 years or her life LAUGHING LADY (then JULUCA) sailed in the Caribbean in the winter and New England in the summer under the strict and watchful eye of the Nautor's Swan Charter organization. One of her charter customer's liked her so much he purchased her in 2001, changing her name to LAUGHING LADY and sailed primarily in the New England area. Later in his ownership, he too sailed LAUGHING LADY to the Caribbean for the winter season. Also, during his ownership numerous upgrades were made including a new engine, air conditioning, electric primary winches, Furuno Navnet electronics, sails, SSB etc...etc... 

In 2012 the present owner purchased LAUGHING LADY and commissioned the famed Jamestown Boat Yard, who had looked after this yacht for the previous owner, to fit new teak decks.

Once again LAUGHING LADY sailed to the Caribbean and has participated in the Swan Rendezvous each year since. The present owner is looking to move up to his next Swan, hence LAUGHING LADY is available for purchase on the brokerage market.

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HULL

  • Solid fiberglass hull using polyester resin
  • Bottom treated with epoxy primer, stripped and re-done (2008) with sprayed Micron Extra Black ablative paint
  • Reinforcement includes internal stiffeners over foam core
  • Structural bulkheads are marine grade, waterproof, ply
  • White, NGA 2000, gel coat
  • Blue, NGA 7007, sheer and waterline stripes
  • Eliptical fin keel with bulb
  • Spade rudder with stainless steel stock
  • Cable steering with chain drive to an aluminum quadrant
  • 44" stainless steel wheel on a pedestal with elkhide wheel cover (cover new 2004) 
  • Stainless steel crash bar over pedestal
  • Recessed transom with swim platform and stainless steel boarding ladder

DECK

  • Closed cell foam cored, fiberglass deck with teak overlay
  • Teak overlay replaced 2012/13 with 12mm teak by Jamestown Boatyard
  • White, NGA 2000, gel coat
  • Blue, NGA 7007, coaming stripe
  • Single cockpit with single companionway entrance
  • Stainless steel stem head fitting with single anchor roller
  • Lewmar Concept 1 anchor windlass with hand held remote control (2006) with capstan for rode and chain. Capstan replaced 2012/13.
  • Stainless steel, partially split, bow rail with teak seat
  • Stainless steel stern rail
  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Stainless steel stanchion gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel hand rails on coachroof
  • 1 x dorade box fwd of mast with 2 cowl vents and stainless steel protection bar over
  • Aluminum anodized toe rails
  • Large starboard side cockpit locker with gas shock for lid and with 28 cubic feet of storage. Shelf outboard and line storage bar
  • Liferaft in canister with canvas cover stored on deck in cradle
  • Propane tank locker under helm seat aft for two tanks
  • 3 x pair of 12" mooring cleats
  • Hatch access to large forepeak locker fwd
  • 7 x deck hatches for ventilation
  • 6 x opening ports in coachroof with bug screens
  • Sheeves and line stoppers for running rigging to be led aft
  • Genoa tracks with jib car controls (2012)
  • mainsheet track with upgraded Harken traveler controls
  • Bimini
  • Dodger
  • Sun awning
  • Radar pole starboard aft with Questus mount for radar and with outboard engine davit

WINCHES

  • All Harken
  • 2 x B56.2, ST, chrome, electric primary with emergency winch shut off
  • 2 x B48.2, ST, chrome, secondary
  • 2 x B48.2, ST, chrome, halyard

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INTERIOR

GENERAL ARRANGEMENT

Sleeps 7. Two in each of the two sleeping cabins and three in the main saloon. Two heads. Interior furniture is either solid teak, teak laminates or veneered teak over Marine ply with a varnished and hand rubbed finish. Teak and holly cabin sole (revarnished 2007). Removable vinyl covered overhead panels. Alcantara teal blue ultra suede upholstery in the saloon (almosy always covered).

FOREPEAK

Accessed from the fwd deck hatch only. Separate compartment for anchor chain and rode.

FORWARD CABIN

"V" berth with insert to make a double. Shelves port and starboard. Two fans. Bug screen and night time screen under hatch. Hanging locker and cupboard aft to starboard.

FORWARD HEAD

Aft of the forward cabin on the port side. Single fiberglass unit to waist height then varnished teak above. Jabsco manual head. Pressure hot and cold water. Telephone type shower. Shower curtain and mirror. Headroom 5.94'.

MAIN SALOON

Located aft of the forward cabin and head. "L" shaped settee to port with pilot berth outboard. Straight settee to starboard with lockers and shelving outboard. Fixed table on the centerline with folding leaves port and starboard. Batteries stored inside the table with battery box vented to the mast. Custom glassware and dishware cabinet. Liquor locker. Lee cloths for each bunk.

NAVIGATION STATION

Aft of the saloon on the starboard side. Forward facing. Hanging wet locker aft.

GALLEY

Opposite the chart table and aft of the saloon. "U" shaped. White corian counter tops. 2 stainless steel sinks near the centerline. Side load 12 volt Isotherm fridge (2005). Top load 12 volt Isotherm freezer (added 2003) with gas shock on the freezer lid. ENO, 2 burner, propane stove with oven (2004). Drawers and lockers. Pull out trash can on rollers. Nautor dishes and glassware in divided lockers. Hella turbo fan.

AFT CABIN

Aft of the galley on the port side. Double berth with filler. Lee cloth. Shelves, locker and hanging locker outboard.

AFT HEAD

Aft of the chart table on the starboard side. Jabsco head. Single white fiberglass unit to chest height then teak above. Pressure hot and cold water. Telephone type shower.

ENGINE SPACE

Located under the companionway stair. Additioanl access from the aft cabin.

TANKS

  • Fuel: 66 US gallons
  • Fresh Water: 100 US gallons
  • Holding: 13 US gallons

ENGINE

  • New Volvo Penta D2-55 fresh water cooled engine (2007)
  • Saildrive (2007)
  • Flexible mounts
  • Drip tray integral with engine bed
  • Internal engine room sound insulation
  • Engine control panel at helm station with tachometer and gauges
  • Single lever engine throttle and gear shift
  • Engine space ventilation blower with thermostat control
  • Racor water separator with lever to switch filters and vacuum guage.
  • Wet system exhaust with GRP silencer with antisyphon loop
  • Three blade MaxProp folding propellor

PLUMBING

  • 2 x water tanks with level gauges (100 gallons total)
  • Hot and cold pressure water in heads and galley
  • Water heater, 5.8 US gallons, operated either with shore power electricity or engine heat exchanger
  • Back up fresh water foot pump at galley
  • Hand mixing faucet at each head sink, galley sink and both showers
  • One fresh water fill on deck
  • Fresh water manifold for tank selection
  • Fresh water tanks vent to galley sink
  • Seawater spout at galley with foot pump
  • Seawater used for head flushing
  • All sinks drain to seacocks
  • Shower pans drain via electrical pump to seacocks
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps, 1 in cockpit, 1 below deck
  • 1 x submersible electric bilge pump
  • PAR manual heads
  • Holding tank with "Y" valve aft with 13 US gallon capacity
  • Deck shower, hot and cold fresh water
  • General Ecology drinking water purifier with separate faucet
  • Pressure sea water anchor wash
  • All head plumbing replaced 2008 and 2010

ELECTRICAL

  • 12 volt DC system with breaker panel at nav station
  • 110 volt AC system with breaker panel at nav station
  • Traction batteries (2003) with 480Ah
  • Engine start battery (2008) 90Ah
  • DCC 4000 battery control system
  • 1 x 50' white Hubbel shore power cords
  • AC breaker panel in cockpit locker
  • Mastervolt transformer isolator
  • 110 volt outlets through the boat
  • Mastervolt Combi 2000 inverter/charger (2008)
  • Twin Balmar 100A alternators with MC612 regulator (2010) and duo charge to charge engine start battery
  • LED interior lights
  • LED nav lights
  • LED mast head tricolor and anchor light
  • All LEDs added 2009

NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION ELECTRONICS

  • Furuno Navnet/CMap 10" at nav station
  • Furuno Navnet/CMap 8" at helm station
  • 4KW radar
  • ARP 10 radar target plotting
  • FA50 AIS class B with dedicated receiver (transmits boat ID)
  • ICOM 710 SSB
  • ICOM DSC IC-M602 VHF
  • Furuno PF50 gyro compass
  • Autohelm DGPS
  • FAX30 weather fax receiver
  • Ethernet interface to owner PC
  • Satcom/Navnet plugs
  • Raytheon ST-60 instruments at companionway include multi, depth, wind and magnified wind
  • Tridata at helm
  • 4 x screens at companionway
  • 3 x independent DGPS receivers
  • Raytheon ST8001 autopilot with silent hydraulic drive
  • New control head for autopilot (2006)
  • New autopilot computer (2010)
  • Philips flat panel HDTV
  • Casette player
  • Samsung DVD/VHS player
  • Delta Pacific active antenna
  • Sony radio with CD/MP3 player
  • Speakers in the saloon, cabins and cockpit with selector control switch

MAST AND RIGGING

  • Aluminum Nautor mast with double spreaders
  • Trisail track
  • Aluminum Nautor boom
  • Carbon spinnaker pole stored on deck
  • Harken spinnaker pole track with Harken sliders on fwd side of mast
  • Aluminum jockey pole stored on deck
  • Navtec rod rigging
  • Harken roller furling for headsails
  • Coated aramid inner forestay
  • Spectra checkstays
  • Hydraulic panel for backstay and vang
  • SSB insulated backstay

SAILS

  • Doyle mainsail with three reefs, 2002
  • Doyle mainsail with three reefs, 2008
  • Single line reefing system
  • 135% genoa (2009)
  • 110% yankee
  • #4 Staysail
  • Asymetrical spinnaker (2007)
  • Symetrical spinnaker
  • Storm jib (2004)
  • Storm tri sail (2004)

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • 45lb CQR
  • Fortress anchor
  • 180' new anchor chain (2009)
  • ORC category one equipment
  • Spare winch handles
  • MacMurdo EPIRB
  • MOB pole
  • Horseshoe life ring
  • Transport slip covers
  • Sunbrella non skid transport floor covering
  • Clear plastic floor covering (extra)
  • Transport covers for interior cushions 
  • Zodiac inflatable dinghy with inflatable floor
  • 5HP outboard engine
  • Boat hook
  • Turbo fans throughout
  • Cockpit cushions
  • 2 x propane tanks

Disclaimer

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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