"Catherine" is a well maintained keel/centerboard Swan 46, with a comfortable centerline double berth in aft owners stateroom. This popular Frers design epitomizes Nautor's Swan racer/cruiser concept. Yanmar 4JH3-TE 75hp diesel installed in '06. New UK furling genoa and UK full batten mainsail. in '14. The white hull is still glossy and the interior is very clean.
This shoal draft performance boat is ideal for family cruising or club racing, Frers design and strongly built, teak decks and beautiful hand rubbed teak interior with satin finish, excellent interior joiner work. Catherine is captain maintained and many upgrades over the years. Recent upgrades include new B&G electronics including chartplotter and sails. The boat shows in very good condition and ready for a new adventure.
CATHERINE is a MkI Swan 46 with a 2-cabin, 2 head, centerline berth aft interior. The aft cabin has a centerline double bed and en suite electric toilet compartment with shower. The galley is to port of the main companionway and the navigation station is opposite to starboard. There one pilot berths to port over a large dinette settee and a single settee on strb in the main saloon. The forward cabin has a new marine head and a large pullman berth to port. The interior finish is Nautor's "Golden Brown" hand rubbed , satin varnished teak. The cabin sole is varnished teak and holly. The interior woodwork is in excellent condition.
Stainless steel sinks with one hand mixing faucet and drying rack above. Chest of drawers for utensils. Teak breadboard, garbage bin on front bulkhead. Extractor fan over stove. 3-burner propane stove and oven. Iceberg refrigeration is hold over system with compressors belted off the main engine and also 110V. Chest level refrigerator is 4.6 cu.ft., front opening. Deep freeze is 6.2 cu.ft. top opening with bin system for easy access. Red dome light over galley.
A U-shaped settee is located on the port side, with a pilot berth above and storage behind the cushions. A folding teak dining table accommodates 6 to 8 people. To starboard is a straight settee with storage/shelving and liquor locker forward. The settees are upholstered in off-white leather and include a set of canvas crew covers. Curtains throughout are in an off-white fabric to match.
Features a comfortable centerline double berth with curved settees on each side. There are lockers and drawers port and starboard with plenty of storage space. An en suite electric marine head compartment features a new electric head, wash basin and shower.
Pipe berths in the fo'c'sle have been modified with a teak insert under the upholstered cushions to provide a more comfortable berth. An opening hatch is above and teak battens line the hull above the berths. Lockers and shelves are to starboard opposite the toilet compartment. A door provides privacy from the main saloon.
Hull is of solid laminate, hand-laid fiberglass. Stringers are of fiberglass over foam cores. Structural bulkheads are of marine grade water-proof plywood, laminated to hull and deck. The engine beds are fiberglass with steel inserts. The mast is stepped through deck onto a steel mast step with moveable shoe for mast rake adjustment. The rudder is of foam filled fiberglass with a stainless steel stock, supported by two roller bearings (new in 2011). White topsides with standard Nautor blue stripes. Osmosis Blister treatment to underwater surfaces in 2007.
Fresh Water and Water heating:
- Spectra watermaker with remote panel 14gph
- 4 x water tanks with Tankminder level system
Rudder replaced (supplied by Nautor) 2011, including new bearing; topsides and toe rail repainted during this time.
Catherine is a hard to find centerboard Swan 46, drawing 5'7" with board up and 9'5" down. Fiberglass board, Hydraulic ram, with controls and level gauge in cockpit. Excellent for shoal water ports.
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