A rare model, build with the idea searching for the perfect sailboat, design by Steve Dalzell and Roger Frost, the aluminum hull was built by Metalu in France and the boat fitted by whisstocks boats in UK.
We first sought this boat was an aluminum Swan and advertized it as such untill Roger Frost, the first owner, give us the right information.
We will gladly send you the link to his website with the full explanation and the history of the boat, just ask us for it.
Xanadu was built for a south African couple to circumnavigate. It is the prototype of the Swan 47 but with 48 feet and in aluminum. Xanadu was built at Metalu, a famous aluminum shipyard in France then the interior was outfitted in England. Xanadu has had 4 owners so far. The South africans that circumnavigate her, then a Corsican man that sailed the Caribbean’s, then a TV producer who had lots of dream to sail far but no time for it and finally us. We bought her in Rio dulce, Guatemala in 2005, she was in poor condition. Her transmission was dead, and she was a leaky boat from the top which, in those humid latitudes, was disastrous to the wood inside. We spent 3 years re-fitting Xanadu and when she was almost finished, we had to go back to France to work, then babies came and from one thing to the other we are 4 years later and we still have not sailed her. She has been well maintained and cared for while we were gone but some work is still needed to make her pristine!
Boat name: Xanadu of Yealm
Model name and year: swan 48
Hull Material: Aluminum
Manufacterer: metalu (France)
Designer: Dalzell-German Frers
Country of registration: Great Britain
Overall lenghth: 48 feet
Waterline lenghth: 36 ft
Weight (Disp): 33 000 lbs
Ballast (lb): 13 000 Lbs
Draft (max): 9’10”
Draft (min): 5’10”
Fuel Tanks (gal): 106 gals (aluminum)
Water tanks (gal): 100 gals (aluminum)
Cruising speed (Knots) @RPM: 6 knts
Top speed (Knots) @ RPM: 8 knts
Gal/Hr @ top speed: -/+ 1 gls/ hr
Range (miles): 100 miles
Rig: cutter Rig
Boat Condition: Average
XANADU’S INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
1 Aft cabin with master bed (sleeps 2) + 1 “coffin” bunk, (sleeps 1) Desk and private Head w shower. (the thru hulls are there for a toilet and a sink/shower. We have the sink and the faucet but they are not connected, the toilet is missing)
1 Front Cabin with master bed (sleeps 2) and one bunk bed (sleeps 1), storage under all of the beds, Toile anti-roulis, overhead cabinet, night stand + extra cushion that fits the floor (sleeps 1).
1 Sail Locker that can fold into a V-birth bed (sleeps 2)
The Salloon: seats 8 with lots of storage under seats + one wet/dry cabinet, saloon table drops down for extra sleeping (could sleep 2)
80% of the reading lamps and overhead lamps are LED. 15% fluorescent, 5% Incondescant light When all of the lights are on (except the incandescent one, the Voltage draw is: 3 Amp.
The front cabin and saloon
cushion’s covers are all new and made with sunbrella (motif: white and blue stripped) They all have a second set terry cloth covers. (in the picture, you can see the stripped sunbrella (back cushions) and the terry cloths covers (butt cushions). They all have both! The aft mattress only uses normal sheets as covers, the sail locker cabin cushions also.
Head#1: (communal access): One sink, one fresh water foot pump and fresh water pressure system. One Raritan electric and manual toilet. One shower, Lots of storage cabinets and easy access to thru Hull valves. The electric toilet is not hooked up, only works manual right now.
Head#2: (in aft cabin): One sink, one fresh water foot pump and fresh water pressure system. (to be installed). Thru hull for the toilet which is missing. One shower, Lots of storage cabinets and easy access to thru Hull valves.
Galley with 3 Burners, one Oven, double sinks, lots of storage cabinets Fresh water and sea water foot pump as well as Fresh water pressure system. Dishes, pots and pans.
The fridge/freezer is brand new and on board but needs to be installed. There is room for making a pretty spacious fridge on the other side of the navigation table, but the insolated box needs to be made.
There is an LPG electric switch off valves on board Xanadu but it needs to be installed.
The two LPG 20gls Tank are located at the very aft of the boat inside an aired compartment accessible from the cockpit. The Cockpit BBQ is located aft as well on the aft balcony and there is a direct hook up to the LPG tanks.
12 volt PUR water maker, in excellent condition, revised by PUR in 2007. Filter has been pickled by PUR as well, Thru hull ready, just need installation!
NAVIGATION AND ELECTRONICS:
This is where the electric board is, already wired to await GPS, VHF, wind Instruments, radar etc… (There is a radio/cd player, 4 Bose speakers and 4 marine indoor speaker to be installed) there is a small compass and a barometer but beside those there is literally no electronics on board of Xanadu. All of it was ruined during the two years she stayed in the tropics with leaky decks before we purchased her!!! There use to be: a radar (there is still a radar post outside with the radar antenna), SSB (tuner and SSB radio are still there but need works), VHF and GPS, therefore all of those hook up at the electric board are still there! Today: there is only 2 portable GPS and VHF, and one Epirb
There is a monitor windvane in great condition with rebuild kits and extra parts
There is an Autopilot autohlem 5000 (needs brushes to be changed)
There is a autopilot autohelm 2000 (to be hooked up to the windvane) I have not tested it so I don’t know if it works and how it hooks up???
1000 watt inverter
300 watt inverter
Westerbeke W58 58HP diesel
Engine #: U2736-C909
Engine was rebuilt in 2007 with new alternater, new starter and new transmission, new head gasket, totally cleaned.
Extra alternator, tons of fuel filters and parts etc…
DECK, SAILS, RIGGING
Xanadu is a racer/cruiser cutter rigged with manual backstay adjusters.
Xanadu has a regular main (no roller) with manual boom vang, an Harken roller furling jib, and a club foot staysail with a self-tailing boom. The standing rigging is stainless cable with Norseman fittings.
2 batten main sails with 3 reefs, (one in good condition, one in used condition)
135% genoa on roller,
spinnaker w sock,
small solent for roller,
#1 staysail sail w reef,
Sail repair kits
The mast is aluminum with two levels of spreaders. Mast height 62 ft from deck but mast is stepped to the keel (There are 33 folding aluminum mast steps on board ready to be installed)
All the winches on xanadu are Lewmar, self tailing, 2 speed winches, and there is a repair kit, instructions, grease and extra parts on board)
In the Cockpit, there is 2 winches #55, 2 winches # 40, 2 winches #30. The mainsail sheet has been changed from a rail (which is still on board) to a double sheet system on poullies (it works as a preventer as well).
There are 5 more #40 winches on the deck under the boom and at the bottom of mast for all of the halyards. There are 2 more winches on the mast. (one for the main sail, the other for the reef’s lines).
6 winch handles
4 genoa/spinnaker/staysail rail with roller cart poulies
2 Big poullies (aft and on arch) for jib and spinnaker sheets
There are two spinnaker poles and rail on mast for adjusting the poles.
The clubfoot staysail is on a removable stay with a pelican, ratcheting, turnbuckle for easier tacking with the genoa, and adjustability.
1 manual winch for the swing Keel.
LED anchor light (top of mast)
Incondescent navigation lights (top of mast)
LED Running light (bow and aft)
Bow pulpit and aft pulpit with stanchions and lifelines.
Pulpits at mast
5 cow vents w pulpits
2 solar vents for heads
1 sucking vent/light over burners/oven
8 opening hatches thru out the deck
Cable lifeline to attach oneself during navigation (they run from aft to bow on both sides)
One small folding cockpit table at binnacle with cup holder (seats 2)
One large cockpit table (it is the Caiiboti that can be set as a big table, seats 6)
1 Maxwell Nilsson Electrical Windless w extra parts and 2 handles for operating manually
One 75 lbs CQR with 190 ft 3/8 inch chain + line
One 35 lbs CQR with 100 ft 3/8 inch chain + line
One 25 Lbs Danforth with 40 ft 3//8 inch chain + line
One Caribe 12 ft inflatable dinghy with Hard bottom. New in 2008. Has not one patch yet and stays inflated. Paddles, bench, blower and dinghy anchor.
One 15 hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard (function great but far from new)
One 15 hp Evinrude 2 stroke outboard (function great but not too powerful)
One gasoline plastic tank (plastimo)
Repair kit for dinghy
1 boat hook
1 bag of flags
1 bossom chair
6 adult lifejackets
2 children lifejackets
2 baby lifejackets
8 floaty cushions
1 horse shoe boye
1 signalization pole (for man overboard0
1 turn-over light (man over board)
1 Very Very long tow line
1 very very long big blue and white line
1 big sea anchor
3 Fire extinguishers (expired)
Extra aluminum for repairs
1 liferaft (8 pers/ Plastimo expired march 1999)
1 waterproof tube filled with all kinds of Flares
1 rope swim ladder
STORAGE and OTHERS:
4 large storage tarps (cockpit, over the boom, center bow and bow)
2 large fenders, 1 medium, 1 small
1 Solar shower
Four 10 Gallons plastic water jugs
Three gasoline plastic jug (5, 3 and 1 Gallons)
Mosquito nets on all hatches and companion way
1000 watt inverter
400 watt inverter
150 watt inverter