Swan 60 ‘Dream Catcher III’

Nautor's Swan 60

The Overview

Dream Catcher III is a superb Nautor’s Swan 60 (hull number 005) launched in 1996. She is truly loved by her owners and noexpense has been spared to maintain her to an exceptional standard.

Her owner’s purchased Dream Catcher III in 2006 from Newport Rhode Island and have enjoyed cruising the US, Mediterranean, Pacific and Australia.

Further to all her extensive cruising, Dream Catcher III has successfully completed many offshore races and fun regattas, proving that this yacht is a great all-rounder and ready for her next adventurous owner.

Nautor’s Swan always strive to create a reliable, safe and fast yacht for their owners.

Dream Catcher III is no exception, a magnificent Blue Water Sailing yachts with ultimate Swan pedigree and attention to detail thatmake this the ultimate long-range cruising yacht!

A must see for anyone looking for the best!



Fuel Capacity: 1,370lt in 4 x Stainless Steel tanks Water Capacity: 1,140 lt in 4 Stainless Steel tanks Registration: Australian Registered vessel- #858284

Engine description: Yanmar 4LH-TE 77kw 105hp engine with 2.57:1 reduction gearbox

Engine Hours: 7,941 (March 2021)


Fuel Type: Diesel

Propeller: Max Prop 3 blade feathering propellor

Bow Thruster: Side Power Tunnel Thruster (powered by winch battery bank) Generator: Westerbeke 15 Kw/h 110V/60hz diesel generator fitted in 2005 in the US Genset Hours: 11,741hrs (March 2021)

Water maker: Sea-Fresh DC water maker 150l/hr

Air Conditioning: 5 x 110V Ocean Air Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning handlers. Independent control in each cabin and main saloon

Keel: Lead cast keel with “L” Bulb


Steering: Large, Composite Spade rudder with stainless steel stock, connected to single wheel helm configuration plus emergency steering set up.

Construction: Single skin Fibreglass Reinforced Polyester laminate built to Category A “Ocean” standard


Accommodation: Dream Catchers interior accommodation is open and full of natural light.

The interior finish is teak with gloss and satin varnish. There are 2 guest cabins mid ships forward of the saloon with owner’s cabin aft.The forward crew cabin can be set up as another guest cabin or used for storage of sails and equipment for long range cruising.


Saloon: The main saloon is very welcoming and large. There are comfortable leather upholstered lounges both sides (port sidedinning) and a proper navigation station aft. There are hatches in the cabin top for natural ventilation as well as full air conditioning andgreat natural light via coach roof windows and hull ports.

The dining table is perfect for entertaining, and two dinette chairs inboard create proper dinning for 6-8 people comfortably.

Galley: The galley is spacious, ergonomic, has excellent storage and ventilation and runs parallel to the centreline making it an ideal galley for use at sea. Galley features include:

  • 2 x Stainless steel sinks and Counter tops of Cameo White Corian
  • 2 x Front load/ dual temp fridges and top loaded 150 l freezer with 4 x SS
  • Stainless steel four-burner Force 10 gas stove with oven and grill, gimballed and provided with fiddles.
  • Whirlpool 110V
  • Sharp 110V
  • Stainless steel Extractor over cooker with lighting. Extraction is to outside cabin via ducting.
  • Proper crockery/ glass storage
  • Toaster, coffee machine, electric kettle All appliances are 110V.
  • Ice maker (located opposite in saloon)




Aft Owners Cabin: The owner’s cabin aft cabin full beam and incredibly roomy. The layout features port and starboard side double beds which is perfect whilst at sea, plus can provide additional accommodation if required. This cabin also has a comfortable centrelounge, dressing table with seat and plenty of great storage.

There is a large ensuite with separate shower stall and air conditioning throughout.


Midships Guest Cabins: There are two cabins on either side of the centreline passageway. These are very good “sea” berths as theyare close to the middle of the boat and well set up for sleeping at sea. Both cabins have separate air conditioning control.

The port side VIP guest cabin has double bed arrangement, Overhead Pullman berth and good sized Ensuite.

The Starboard cabin is twin bunk beds and features an ensuite forward which doubles as a day head with access from the passageway.

Crew Cabin Forward: There is a cabin for crew or over-flow in the forepeak with two bunks and plenty of storage. Access is via the forward head or large deck hatch.

Bathrooms: All bathrooms onboard are finished in teak and white moulded gelcoat surfaces for easy cleaning. The bench tops are white Corian, Electric Dometic Vacu-flush, FW flush toilets, soap dispensers and towel rails. All fittings are chrome plated or Stainlesssteel, have large mirrors and proper ventilation. Shower/ floor drains are teak grids.




On Deck: The Twin cockpit Swan 60’s have excellent areas for entertainment as well as dedicated and functional sailing areas.Dream Catcher III has a teak laid deck which was replaced in 2008, and all deck hardware is usual high quality Swan standard.

Forward Guest Cockpit: The central guest cockpit is incredibly comfortable and has excellent protection from the elementsincluding spray dodger and bimini and cockpit table, the perfect place for non-sailing guests to be whilst underway. White Leatherettecushions compliment the area.

Aft Sailing Cockpit: The aft cockpit is for sailing and handling the boat. Large single wheel set aft with winches outboard and forward.The cockpit is deep and very safe and all equipment is ergonomically placed for use. Comfortable seating surrounds the cockpit aswell as great storage access.

Aft Cockpit cushions also included.

High-quality Lewmar deck fittings throughout. Stainless Steel Winches as follows:


  • 4 x Lewmar (2 x 50’s, 1 x 62 and 1 x 64 Electric) at Mast base for halyards etc
  • 2 x Lewmar 77-3 speed electric primaries
  • 2 x Lewmar 62 runner/ secondary winches
  • 1 x Lewmar 77-3 speed Mainsheet winch
  • 2 x Lewmar 48 traveller winches
  • Winch buttons located suitably in the cockpit


Swim Platform and Tender Garage: The transom lowers to create a large swim platform and water toys area, plus access to the tender whilst at anchor.

Included is a swim ladder, tender cleats etc


Deck Storage: The forward and aft areas of the hull are dedicated to systems and storage. Access is via large deck hatches.

Anchoring and Windlass: The main anchor is a CQR with 100m anchor chain, Lewmar electric windlass with remote and deckwash (salt water). Secondary anchor is Danforth type with warp.

Mast, Rigging and Hydraulics: Dream Catcher III has an Aluminium “Nautor’s” mast that is keel Stepped, has three sets of in-line spreaders and rod rigging. The forestay has a Reckmann furler fitted and the removable staysail set up allows the opportunity tocreate a cutter rig (Headsail and Staysail).

There is also an inner forestay for further mast control, and both stays have hydraulic ram tensioners set in the deck.

The mast also features a spinnaker pole and whisker pole.

Dream Catcher III is fitted with a carbon fibre “Park Ave” boom meaning the mainsail is easily handled whilst sailing thanks to properslab-reefing set up, plus stowing whilst cruising inside lazy jacks. There is also an external trysail track in the event you need that sailin adverse conditions.

Navtec sailing functions are controlled via the panel in the cockpit. Sailing functions are:


  • Vang
  • Outhaul
  • Backstay
  • Inner forestay tensioner
  • Staysail stay

Sails: Inventory as follows. Condition and supply of original sails TBC:

  • Doyle Mainsail 2-Reef
  • Doyle Genoa 140% overlapping
  • Doyle Staysail Soft hanks on inner forestay
  • 2 x Spinnakers Asymmetric and symmetric
  • Storm Sails Storm jib and try


Electrical System and Batteries: Dream Catcher III has a 24V House electrical system fitted which includes the house batterybank of 480Ah Gel Cell batteries, separate engine and genset starting batteries and stand-alone battery bank of 400 Ah for winches, windlass and thruster.

Battery charging via alternators on main engine plus 2 x Mastervolt battery chargers/ inverter combos.

Dream Catcher III has a dual 110/220V AC system, and she is fitted with a Voltage converter. Most of the onboard AC power is 110V and services many of the boats systems including galley equipment and Air Conditioning.

Dual shore power cables provide suitable 110/ 220V AC power whilst ashore for charging, onboard systems, and air conditioning. Whilst at sea a 2,500w 24/200v inverter or Generator is used.

Electronics / Navigation: Dream Catcher III is fitted with the following Navigation/ Electronics package which includes:

  • Furuno VX2 chart plotter at chart table
  • Furuno VX2 chart plotter at helm station
  • Raymarine ST7002 autopilot control unit at helm plus remote
  • Furuno AIS, GPS
  • B&G Hydra instruments with wind and speed/ depth/ temp sensors, compass etc
  • Radar 24NM 4KW mounted on


Communication: VHF, SSB, Trac Phone Satcom with phone handset (redundant). Entertainment: Fold Down TV onstarboard side of saloon, stereo, DVD, speakers throughout Tender: Aquapro 3m with Nissan 5hp outboard

Safety Gear: Safety gear to be audited, but boat is set up for ocean sailing. 2 x 6-man liferafts, EPIRB, Jon Buoy Dan Buoy, Electric and manual bilge pumps. (Note- Life rafts to be serviced)

Other: Covers including full boat cover for long term storage, mooring equipment, fenders, galley goods, glasses, crockery/ cutlery, bedding, BBQ, and endless spares.


Brief history and Major Maintenance Works Completed:


2006 Current owners purchase DC3 and sail in Newport RI, USA
2007 DC3 shipped from Newport RI to Europe
2007-2010 Cruising Med, based in Palma De Mallorca
2010 DC3 shipped from Europe to Australia
2010-2013 Cruising Australia/ Pacific
20012 New 9mm thick Teak Deck fitted
Mast service including Die-Penetrant testing of all Rod Rigging
2013 DC3 shipped from Australia to Europe
2013-2016 Cruising Med, based in Palma De Mallorca
2016 DC3 shipped from Europe to Australia
2016-2021 Cruising Australia, based in Melbourne and now Sydney
2017 New Doyle Staysail fitted
2018 Underbody bead-blasted of all old antifoul. Epoxy primer and new anti-foulapplied
Replacement propellor fitted to bow thruster
Refrigeration system re-built
U-Line icemaker replaced
New Doyle Mainsail and Furling Genoa fitted
2019 Salcom Emergency Receiver fitted
2020 Mast/ boom Gooseneck replaced, and new vang connection fittings manufactured and fitted
New Alternator fitted to main engine
2021 Hydraulic System Serviced
Regular mechanical service plus reconditioned main engine heat exchanger andnew water pump fitted
Air Conditioning system fully serviced



Disclaimer: The company offers details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant accuracy of this information.

The Spec

Manufacturer &
Nautor's Swan 60
Year: 1996
Length: 18.85m
Beam: 5.34m
Draft: 3.3m
Price: $1,100,000 tbc
Hull Material: GRP
Location: Australia


The details of this vessel are in good faith but we 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.