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1997 Nautor Swan 48

Richards Bay


"Vellamo " has been on land for the last number of years in Richards Bay South Africa.   She has been professionally cleaned in and out every 2 weeks.

This is the second owner, He bought the in 1998 in Newport RI and has had a leisurely sail 3/4 around this blue  marble.

1998-2001 cruised Newport RI, winter in Ft Lauderdale FL.

2001 Cruised Newport to Bermuda

2001 Bermuda - Caribbean 

2002 Trinidad-Panama Canal

2002 - 2004. Panama - Galapagos, Marquasas, Tuamoto Reefs, Tahiti/ Polynesia, Tonga, NZ, New Cal., Vanuatu, PNG, Palau, Philippines, Japan

2004 - 2006. Shanghai, China, Fuzhou, Xiamen, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia,  Thailand

2007 Thailand, Indonesia, Chagos, Seychelles, Madagascar, South Africa

This represents a unique opportunity for a Swan 48 that has been well cared for.
Priced aggressively she is ready for a new owner! 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Vellamo
Make: Nautor
Model: Swan 48
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 48 ft
Beam: 14'3 ft
Max Draft: 7'10 ft
Displacement: 30,900 lb
Ballast: 12,100 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: MD22
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 57hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1998
  • Engine Hours: 4500
Cruising Speed: 8 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 105 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 115 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Bruce Tait
Tait Yachts


Tait Yachts
Waterfront Marina, Bay St. PO Box 1928
Sag Harbor, New York, US, 11963
Tel:(631) 725-4222
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.


Standard Swan 48 two cabin interior, with double on centerline in aft cabin, and guest cabin double v-berth forward, each with en suite head. Galley on port side, main salon with settees port and stbd, and teak dining table. Full Nautor teak interior. Double companionway entrances via midships and from aft cockpit in to aft cabin.

  • Alcantata light blue upholstery for mattresses in fwd cabin and settees and nav station
  • Curtains
  • Slipcovers for main salon, nav station & mattresses, two sets plus one 2007 set for salon
  • CD rack under bookshelf stbd side salon
  • Bureau in fwd cabin instead of standard settee and berth raised 75 mm to max width
  • Durat counter tops in galley
  • Teak trim around galley fan
  • Drawers & lockers in galley
Plumbing and Ventilation
  • Shower curtain all around in fwd head
  • Shower handle bracket on bulkhead in fwd head
  • Water purifier
  • Pull out shower handle at galley faucet
  • Deck shower, hot and cold
  • Watermaker Sea Recovery SRC 400 AED Aqua external driven, engine driven with new membranes and housing 2004
  • Seawater deck wash w/fresh water connection
  • Elec bilge pump, auto & manual control
  • SST holding tank with hand pump and deck suction line for fwd head
  • Additional refrig unit Iceberg 115V, .5 HP, 50/60 Hz
  • Eberspacher cabin heater, D5W waterborne system for aft cabin, toilets and fwd cabin
  • Hydra 2 Wind/depth/log pack, 330-PK-2 incl transducers and one NMEA FFD at compass crash bar
  • 330-PK-10 FFD digital repeater at nav station
  • 215-016, 360 deg wind direction indicator, analog
  • 215-022, wind speed indicator, analog
  • 215-017, 45 deg mag wind direction, analog
  • 20/20 large digital displays x 2
  • Analog and 20/20 displays located at fwd end of aft cockpit: 20/20, 360, wind, 45 deg, 20/20
  • ICOM VHF IC-M127 at chart table with converter
  • ICOM SSB IC-M710 with AT-130 tuner and PS-66 isolated converter
  • New Alpine stereo with IPOD MP3 interface 14 & remote control
  • Samsung LCD flat screen monitor with DVI & VGA input , can also be used as computer monitor
  • LG DVD/video player, multizone (all regions)
  • MaxSea navigation software
  • Vetus digital barograph
  • NHT speakers in fwd corners port & stbd under lockers
  • Loudspeakers in cockpit
  • Radar Simrad RA770UA with NMEA connection to GPS with antenna on mast
  • Simrad RA772 LCD remote display incl. 15m cable, mounted in a GRP box on port side cockpit
  • Two autopilots: Robertson AP20 and new B&G ACP2 autopilot control heads and two K3 hynautic rams (each independent, only one working at one time either autopilot brain) with Robertson (Frameco) RPU 300 hydraulic motors/pumps with switch that enables either control head to work with either hydraulic drive
  • Two AP20 autopilot hand held control units autopilot "jack" in fwd anchor locker so boat can be steering from bow while anchoring short handed
  • VHF antenna, windex & light on masthead
  • Antenna filter for stereo
  • Insulated backstay, receiver and transmitter aerial
  • Grounding cage for SSB
  • AIS Receiver, 6/06, all IMO ship transit information, interfacing with MaxSea and Furuno
  • Furuno 3210C Color chart plotter, interfacing with MaxSea
  • Scanmar monitor wind vane with modification so that fold down swim platform can still be used 2002
  • Weems & Plath Atlantic chrome clock and barometer
  • Furuno WX Fax with active antenna
  • Trimble Galaxy Sat C with built in 406 epirb (receives all ECG safety messages and Navtex weather worldwide), Iridium phone with data kit for sat email, with external antenna hidden in dorade box, Pactor modem for SSB email
Electrical / Mechanical
  • Spare engine, in storage in UK
  • Engine hours 4500, full engine maintenance records since 1999, oil & filter changes done every 100 hours with Shell 15W40. In April 2006, new cylinder head, coolant tank, heat exchanger, oil cooler and cam belt, inspection of cylinder liners done and all in good condition
  • Electric fuel prime pump
  • Twin Separ switchable fuel prefilters
  • Larger battery capacity, 360Ah
  • Balmar 100A/28V alternator w/bracket
  • Shore power 230/110V, 15A/25A, 115V outlets with 3kVa transformer
  • Mass 24/2500W battery charger/inverter
  • Red dome lights over chart table & galley
  • Chrome Cabin 21 bulkhead lamps in main salon
  • Automatic lights in hanging lockers x 4
  • Compact Model MT microwave
  • Hella turbo fans x 7
  • Tri color anchor/combi masthead light
  • Control panel, Combi system Mass
Hull / Deck

White gelcoat hull, NGA 2000, with blue striping NGA 7007. Blue bottom paint. Drop down transom boarding/swim platform (manual not hydraulic) as per standard S48's. The hull has been waxed and polished every 3 months for the last six years. The floorboards have four extra coats of 2 part varnish on them.

  • Teak decks, originally 11mm instead of 9mm
  • CQR 45 lbs
  • 45 lb Fisherman/rock/coral style storm anchor tied fitted in bilge
  • Spare Fortress anchor
  • 250' Nero Petersen 10mm stainless anchor chain with large end loops for accept correct size shackle
  • Lewmar Concept 2 anchor windlass, gypsy/capstan, gypsy to fit ACCO G40 3/8" high test chain, 30 m
  • Lewmar chain stopper mounted on deck
  • Winches:
  • L66AST x 2 sheet winches
  • L48AST x 1 main sheet winch
  • L48AEST x 1, elec main halyard on stbd side
  • L40AST x 1 stbd side w/lead and jammer to use the winch also as main sheet winch
  • Winches serviced every 3 months
  • Second chain roller on stemhead
  • Bow sprit
  • Gate in lifeline stbd side
  • Outboard bracket on pushpit
  • SST handrails on foredeck extend to fwd edge of coamings, both sides
  • Teak treads on bathing platform ladder
  • Teak board for chain
  • Teak/sst steel glass holder at pedestal
  • Lewmar superlock jammers
  • Bracket on compass crash bar for one FFD and Hydra pilot control head
  • Two x Goiot 34.14 ports to aft cabin from cockpit seat fronts
  • 1 x Goiot 34.14 port to galley from fwd cockpit
Rigging / Sails

Masthead rig, Nautor alum. mast & boom with Navtec rod rigging, Antal batt car system, HS Size 50

  • Mast bracket for radar scanner & cable, 20m in mast
  • Reckmann RS2000/30 furling headstay
  • Shroudrollers for main shrouds, Navtec Series 800, stainless
  • Carbon fiberg spinn pole, Carbospars, white painted
  • Elkhide on spinnaker pole ends
  • Color coded halyards and lift
  • Spare new spectra halyard
  • Kevlar running backstays, plastic coated
  • SAILS:
  • Quantum MPS asy, 2000
  • 140% genoa, North 2005, V138 thread, 10 oz dacron
  • Mainsail, North, V138 thread, 10 oz dacron, 2005
  • 120% North spectra genoa, never used
  • Storm Jib
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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Bruce Tait

c: 631 871 2481
o: 631 725 4222

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