Description: Swanson 40 STRONG AND CAPABLE BLUEWATER CRUISER
Ron Swanson is renowned for designing capable and comfortable bluewater cruisers. This 40ft Canoe Stern design is an excellent example of this. Built in 1980 of high quality steel, this vessel has been well maintained through out its life. Having cruised to New Zealand multiple times, as well as extensive voyages up and down the East Coast of Australia, it has certainly proven its self in all weather conditions. This vessel has benefited from many significant upgrades over the last few years including NEW 2017 DIESEL HEATER, NEW 2019 HOT WATER SYSTEM, NEW 2016 MATTRESSES AND UPHOLSTERY, NEW 2018 B&G CHART PLOTTER, NEW 2021 VHF RADIO, NEW 2015 STANDING RIGGING, NEW 2015 GENOA AND STAYSAIL, the list goes on! With comfortable accommodation, and an excellent inventory, this vessel boasts true versatility. Whether you are are looking for a comfortable liveaboard, bluewater cruiser, or something in between, this is a vessel that does it all in safety and comfort.
Stepping inside, the interior fit out has been tastefully completed with timber trims and white finishes. The spacious saloon has a large timber dinette to port, with seating for 6 in comfort on the neatly upholstered settees. The galley is to port and features a 2 burner gas stove, H/C pressurised water, twin bowl stainless steel sinks, and 12V fridge. The accommodation is ideal for family cruising, with a double berth forward, two settee berths in the saloon, and a quarter berth aft. The package is complete with private bathroom with electric toilet with holding tank, shower, and vanity.
Outside, the cockpit is well set up for easy sailing. The wheel steering has the Chart Plotter close at hand and all other electronics in easy sight. There is good protection from the elements with the bimini, hard dodger, and canvas work around the cockpit. The sailing systems are simple and easy to use, with the two furling headsails. There is easy access forward, and plenty of space on the deck to relax and take in the view.
This vessel is powered by a 50HP Kubota Diesel Engine which was fitted to the vessel new in 2006. This provides easy cruising at 5 to 6 knots.
With its exceptionally strong build, excellent pedigree, and proven performance, this vessel offers a great opportunity to enjoy a truely capable Bluewater Cruiser. Equally suited as a comfortable liveaboard, it ticks all the boxes! For more information please call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862.
Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Built in QLD
40' - 12.19m
Keel / Ballast
9mm Steel keel with Concrete ballast
Steel 6mm Steel Hull with 9mm Steel Keel
6mm Steel with epoxy and Marine ply
NEW 2006 Kubota 50HP 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine
NEW 2015 Vetus exhaust system
NEW 2015 Polyflex Engine Mounts
Extensive engine spares
3 Blade Fixed Prop
160L (60 in day tank, 100 in main tank)
Excellent accommodation with a large double berth forward. The dinette converts to a second double, and there is a quarter berth aft.
ALL CUSHIONS AND MATTRESSES NEW IN 2015
Spacious galley featuring a 2 burner gas stove, H/C pressurised water, twin bowl stainless steel sinks, and 12V fridge.
Plastimo 2 burner gas stove with grill
NEW 2019 Bosch on demand hot water
TMC Electric Toilet with Vetus Pipes and holding tank
Wallas Diesel Heater
Avon Dinghy with hard bottom
NEW 2015 3HP Yamaha Engine
NEW 2015 Muir Cougar Anchor Winch with foot switches
Manson 60lb CQR Main Anchor
Manson 40lb CQR Secondary Anchor
NEW 2019 60m x Chain
NEW 2019 100m x Rode
Salt water anchor wash down pump
NEW 2015 & 2021 2 x Electric Bilge Pumps, 1 x Manual Bilge Pump
2 x Fire Extinguishers
12V System through out
2 x House Batteries (240amps total)
1 x Engine Start Battery
3 x Solar Panels
Solar Charger Controller
CTEK Battery Charger
NEW 2018 B&G Chart Plotter
NEW 2021 GME VHF Radio
Sea HF Radio and Tuner
Raymarine Depth Sounder
Raymarine Wheel Autopilot
Raymarine Tiller Autopilot
NEW 2015 Furling Genoa
NEW 2015 Staysail
Mast / Rigging
Carbon Steel Mast and Timber Boom
NEW 2013 Standing Rigging
3 x Cockpit Winches
2 x Mast Base winches
Self Steering Wind Vane System