Nautor Swan 46 Survey, Lymington

Nautor Swan 46 Marine Survey at Berthon, Lymington

A gorgeous Nautor Swan 46 – A Marine Survey at Berthon in Lymington by Guy Nicholls.

I’ve surveyed a good number of Nautor Swan models over the years, from mid 1970’s S&S designs to bang up to date German Frers models. This one, a Swan 46 MkII, a 1990 German Frers design, had cruised across the world, had benefitted from a refit including a new teak deck in New Zealand, and been returned to Berthon in Lymington for the sale process.

S&S Classic, a Nautor Swan 44

S&S Classic - Nautor Swan 44 Marine Survey

This beautiful Sparkman and Stephens (S&S) Classic from 1974, a Nautor Swan 44 was surveyed in Hamble by Guy Nicholls, Qualified Marine Surveyor.

This Nautor Swan had been cruised and then raced across the Atlantic to the Caribbean by her previous owner and completed successfully in several key regattas, including the RORC Caribbean 600 race. The previous owner, updating to a Swan 48, had recommended Solent Marine Surveys for the survey to her new buyer, having already surveyed the Nautor Swan 48 for him.

This classic yacht will no doubt turn many heads after her minor refit in Hamble by Yachting Sports Ltd, before she heads down to Sardinia for some family cruising there as well as some racing.

The Nautor Swan range are fantastic vessels to survey, with a single skin (also known as monolithic) hull and good access to most structural areas, the Marine Surveyor can inspect all the key structural areas. The high quality of build and the materials used rarely result in major structural defects on these types.