For Sale: Swan 53 - AURORA

ModelSwan 53
Hull Number53.019
LOA53 ft 0 in
Beam15 ft 6 in
Draft7 ft 6 in
Displacement44100 lbs
Ballast18500 lbs
EngineVolvo Penta TAMD31A 84HP
Price$290,000 USD

AURORA has the much preferred shallow, Scheel keel, drawing 7'6". Many recent upgrades including teak decks, standing rigging, batteries, mainsail and spinnaker and much more. Sailed in England then crossed the Atlantic in 2016. Lovingly cared for and ready to go.


Solid fiberglass hull with foam cored stiffeners.

Marine grade plywood, structural bulkheads.

Fiberglass engine beds with steel inserts.

White gel coated hull.

Sheer and waterline stripes are blue.

Clear gel coat below the water line.

Bottom coated with epoxy.

Scheel keel made of lead with antimony.

Spade rudder made of fiberglass and filled with foam.

Stainless steel rudder stock.

2 x roller bearings for the rudder (new 2017).


Fiberglass deck with foam core and teak overlay (2011).

Double cockpit deck plan.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with single bow roller.

Stainless steel bow and stern rails.

Stainless steel stanchions.

Double 1 x 19 stainless steel lifelines with lifeline gates port and starboard.

Silver anodized aluminum toe rail.

Electric windlass (new 2010).

2 x pair mooring cleats, located forward and aft.

Flag pole holder.

Anchor locker with deck access forward.

2 cockpit lockers.

Propane cockpit locker.

6 x opening deck hatches (1 of which is a sliding hatch on the foredeck).

3 x dorade vents, 1 forward and 2 at the mid cockpit, each with stainless steel protectors.

2 companionway entrances, 1 from each of the 2 cockpits.

6 x opening ports.

3 fixed ports each side of coach-roof.

3 x deck light prisms.

2 x pairs of headsail tracks located on the side decks.

I curved mainsail track located on the bridge deck.

1 x pair of double genoa sheet turning blocks.

Screw in deck blocks and deck fittings for spinnaker guys.


Lewmar, self-tailing, aluminum except as noted below.

2 x #58, electric secondary (new 2010).

2 x #65, primary.

2 x #46, mainsheet.

4 x #52, halyard.

1 x #46 chrome, reefing.

1 x #43, utility.

2 x #30, utility.

2 x #30, spinnaker pole.

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Sleeps a total of 8 in 4 separate sleeping cabins, plus 1 more in the main saloon. Varnished, hand rubbed teak veneer over marine grade plywood furniture with solid teak and laminated veneer teak trim. Teak and holly cabin sole (re-varnished 2017) and vinyl paneled headliners.


Located in the bow with a single pipe bunk to port. Storage under the bunk. Hanging lockers aft to starboard. Steps on aft bulkhead to access deck via the overhead sliding hatch.


Located immediately aft of the forepeak cabin and full beam. Head to port and sink to starboard. White gel coated fiberglass unit to waist height. Locker outboard to port and under sink. Full length mirror on the door to the forepeak. Mirror over sink. Shower teak grate. Telephone type shower from the sink.


Access forward from the forward head and aft from the saloon. 2 single bunk beds with the top bunk angle adjustable. Lockers outboard. Hanging lockers and drawers forward.


Mirror image of the port guest cabin.


Located aft of the forward guest cabins. “L” shaped settee to port with double seat on the centerline surrounding the dining table. Double seat hinges up to access generator. Dining table has drop leaves forward and aft. Bookcase and lockers outboard to port and starboard.  


Located on the starboard side aft of the saloon. Forward facing. Drawers forward. Desk to lifts to access desk. Surrounded with navigation instruments and electrical panel. Door aft to aft head.


Located on the port side aft of the saloon in the walkway to the aft cabin. Stainless steel counter tops inboard. Formica counter tops outboard. Double stainless steel sinks inboard. 4 x burner propane stove outboard. Side opening fridge forward and to access chest freezer aft. 2012 Frigoboat 24volt fridge and freezer. Lockers outboard and over sinks.


Located aft with double bed offset to starboard and single bed offset to port. Seat between the bunks. Companionway removable steps up to aft cockpit. Lockers aft and outboard. Hanging lockers forward both sides. Access to aft head to starboard. Access to galley port.


Gel coat fiberglass unit to half height. Teak shower grating. Telephone type shower from the sink. Lockers outboard. “Y” valve selector for head

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Volvo Penta TMD31A turbo charged 84HP at 3250rpms.

Flexible engine mounts.

Insulated engine space for sound and heat.

Engine control and gauges at helm station in cockpit (refurbished 2017).

3 blade Max Prop.


Bronze seacocks below the waterline.

All fuel and water tanks are made of stainless steel.

Shower sumps with manual pumps.

Hot and cold pressure water throughout with back-up foot pumps.

Fresh water manifold from a single fresh water deck filler.

Hot water is generated off the shorepower, main engine and generator.

2 x sea water manifolds, 1 forward and 1 aft.  

2 x manual bilge pumps.

Lavac Zenith electric heads.

2 x dorade vents at companionway and 1 dorade vent forward of mast.

Exhaust vents in heads and galley (need work).

Air intake for engine in forward cockpit. Exhaust with blower at transom.

Fuel and water gauges replaced (2016/17)

Fuel filter system (new 2017).


Generator (overhauled 2013)

240volt 32amp shore power.

240volt sockets throughout interior of shore power and generator.

24volt DC system.

250Ah house battery bank (new 2016).

90Ah engine start battery (new 2014).

24volt outlets throughout the yacht.

Battery parallel selector switch.

12volt generator start battery (2016).

350watt Victron inverter.

Reading lights for each bunk.

Overhead lights throughout.

55amp 24volt alternator to charge engine start battery.

100amp 24volt alternator to charge house batteries.

Victron battery charger from shore power and generator.

AC and DC meters (new 2017)


6” Suunto compass at pedestal at helm station

Quartz clock and barometer at nav station.

Raymarine i70 electronics with 6 x repeaters on deck, 1 x at nav station (new 2013).

Raytheon C series chart plotter with AIS and radar (new 2013).

Raymarine Axiom 7" at helm station (2017).

Radar scanner mounted on post aft.

Instruments (new 2013).

Raymarine SPX Smartpilot autopilot (new 2013).

Raymarine 55E DSC VHF radio (new 2009).

McMurdo Navtex.

EPIRB Cat 2 GPS ACR (2017).


Aluminum anodized, Nautor built, mast and boom.

Triple spreader mast.

2 x spinnaker halyard cranes.

2 x headsail halyard sheaves.

2 x additional sheaves.

Mast sheaves (new 2017).

Trysail track.

Spinnaker track with sliding pole end fitting forward side of mast.

Aluminum spinnaker pole and jockey pole.

Stainless steel Navtec rod rigging (new 2013).

D1 standing rigging (new 2017)

1 x 19 checkstays, inner forestay and baby stay.

Shroud rollers.

Reckmann roller furling on headsail.

Navtec hydraulic adjustment for backstay and boon vang.

2 x spare functions on hydraulic panel.


1 x Dacron mainsail (2017).

1 x Dacron mainsail (2005).

1 x 3DL mainsail with repair (2009).

1 x 3DL genoa (2009).

1 x Dacron #3.

1 x Dacron #4.

1 x asymmetric spinnaker with snuffer (2017)

Trysail and storm jib.


8 x man life raft (2017).


Honda outboard (2017)

1 x 25kg CQR anchor kept on bow roller.

50m anchor chain.

Mooring lines.

6 x air fenders.

Boat hook.

Assorted winch handles and blocks.

Flag pole.

Inflatable Dan Bouy.

2 x horseshoe buoys with lights and drogues.

Fire extinguishers.

Fire blanket.

Gas detector with alarm.

Gas solenoid switch at stove.

Smoke alarms in cabins.

Lee cloth for each bunk.

Safety belt for cook.

Spare parts for engine and electrical.

2 x propane bottles.

Leather on wheel (new 2017).


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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