The Swan 44 MK II is an older Swan design, but has been consistently popular from the day the first boat was launched in 1989. Compared to the previous Swan 44 MK I, the 44 MK II sports a traditional family style and layout, but benefits from a long list of modifications and improvements that have helped to enhance what was seen by many as a design far ahead of her time. Simplicity plays an important role in her success: the clutter-free, spacious yet secure, aft cockpit is easy to work with a full crew. All her controls are led back to the cockpit, ensuring that she is as easy to handle shorthanded as a considerably smaller boat. Indeed, many see this as the root of her appeal, providing an easily managed boat with the considerable space and luxury below decks that befits much larger yachts. Here, her layout has been refined to make full use of her voluminous form, providing an ample U-shaped galley, a dedicated navigation station, two spacious double cabins, and a saloon. She is fully equipped to a high specification throughout, from the advanced rod rig that provides safe and secure rigging, to a comprehensive, reliable onboard electrical system.