SailNet Community - View Single Post - Swan 41's ?
Thread: Swan 41's ?
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 10-08-2007
Just another Moderator
Faster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 18,713
Thanks: 141
Thanked 490 Times in 464 Posts
Rep Power: 10
I talked a friend out of an early 70s Swan 40 or 41 just a few months ago. It was an S&S design - the older style, tumblehome hull and a deckhouse, not the quasi flush deck style that came later.

It suffered some serious structural and cosmetic issues and still was listed for over $100K.

I wasn't aware of the tankage issue, that's a biggie, and found the accomodations less than impressive (esp by later standards) and some of the berths positively claustrophobic.

Based on that viewing I think they rely a lot on the name, and that they, as much as any boat, need a good hard look and serious survey. Also likely to be overpriced.
Faster is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome