601 002 ‘Les Amis’ 002

Nautor's Swan 601

The Overview


The Swan 601 is a high-performance sailing yacht – very light for her size and designed to sail at high speeds. She embodiesthe Nautor Swan vision of a top-class IRC design Racer/Cruiser.

She utilises the most advanced building techniques and materials, without compromising on the classic lines and beautifullycrafted interiors, which are associated with every Swan built.


‘Les Amis’ has been carefully designed in terms of deck layout, exterior finish and interior details to provide a striking lookingboat which races competitively under IRC as well as providing a comfortable home whilst cruising (and racing) offshore.Primary and mainsheet winches are electric powered.


The extensive use of carbon fibre in her structure makes this model particularly stiff for her weight and capable of outstanding performance.

The result is a truly competitive yacht without the restrictions of stripped out racers that make few concessions to cruisingcomfort. She was designed to be both raced and cruised short-handed as required.The owner has enjoyed very close racingwith excellent results in the 2008 Swan Maxi Cup circuit in the Med and has also completed an ARC with non-sailing friends on board.

The boat has been refitted in 2022 and she has participated recently in the following regattas:


2022 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022 Rolex SwanCup 3rd overall

2022 Le Voiles de Saint Tropez 3rd overall

2022 Winner Trofeo Grimaldi Yacht Club de Monaco



Racing History

2006 winners of class in Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Invitation Cruising division 2007 Current Swan European Champions

2008 Trofeo Aurora first in Swan Maxi and winner overall 2008 Capri second in Swan Maxi Class

2008 Giraglia first in Swan Maxi Class

2008 Rolex Swan Cup – second in Swan Maxi class and second over all 2008 secondin class IRC0 Copa del Rey, Mallorca

2022 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022 Rolex SwanCup 3rd overall

2022 Le Voiles de Saint Tropez 3rd overall

2022 Winner Trofeo Grimaldi Yacht Club de Monaco



The hull is of built in a female mould using unidirectional carbon fibre Sprint layers vacuum bagged and oven cured.

Foam cored topsides and single skin underwater.

Structural bulkheads are of Nomex honeycomb cored carbon fibre epoxy pre-preg construction. Stiffeners are carbonlay-ups with unidirectional flanges and double bias webs.

Engine beds are of CFRP with steel inserts. Flotationreference marks at bow and stern.

Bottom treated with epoxy primer for improved blistering resistance, and antifouled.

Sea cocks of plastic for all through-hull connections below waterline, closing flush with outside and located in accessible positions.




Faired using long boards and epoxy primer, sprayed with Awlgrip Jet Black (by Berthon, UK) in 2007. No hull stripes or boot top.



Faired using long boards and coated with Hempel black epoxy. Primer is sanded and polished to racing bottom standards.

Two coats of sprayed Hempel Hard Racing antifouling applied


Ballast Keel:

Racing keel with narrow steel fin and lead bulb. Keel bolts areof high-tensile stainless steel.

Fin CNC machined from high-tensile stainless steel. Bulb and Finfaired using computer cut templates.


Steering System:

Dual steering gear, sheaves provided with guards to prevent jamming. Lightweight steering quadrant bolted to rudder stock.

Two 1.2 m destroyer type carbon fibre wheels, 1.7 turns H.O to H.O. Pedestals with roller bearings and friction brake.

One spare carbon wheel (and two spare aluminium wheels, used for deliveries) Emergency tiller stowed in lazarette.



Racing rudder.

Foam filled blade with carbon fibre skins and stock, supported by two self-aligning bearings. Weed deflector in front of rudder.



The ergonomic design on deck ensures the clean, sleek lines of the boat are unbroken and adds to her capacity for high-speed sailing.

Deck is of carbon fibre Sprint sandwich construction with foam core, vacuum bagged, and oven cured. Glued deck/hull joint.

High-density core under deck fittings.

Laid teak 6 mm nominal thickness when new, on side and bridge deck, cockpit sole and seats, glued and vacuum bagged without screws.

Low toe rail in front of chain plates.

Deck surfaces are painted in Hempel Jet black.



Lewmar system

Primaries: 80 3 speeds with overdrive box

2 x Primary winches can be driven by removable electric motors fitted as an extra to standard. Centre removable pedestal.

Mainsheet: 80 3 speed with over drive box

Mainsheet can be driven by a removable electric motor (fitted as extra to standard) Center mainsheet pedestal clear coated and twisted carbon

Mainsheet pedestal is connected to a Navtec rotary pump 2 x Secondary winches: 68/ 3 speeds carbon self-tailing 2 x Halyard winches: 68 / 2 speed carbon self-tailing

2 x Traveller winches: 44 / 2 speed aluminum self-tailing



Anchor windlass and roller:

The vessel has a Lewmar V5 windlass.

On the port side of the bow is a removable SS anchor roller. Stemhead fitting and chainplates

Stem head fitting for asymmetric spinnaker and code 0.

Carbon fibre chain plates bonded to hull and to reinforced structural knees.


Deck fittings

Rollers for three pairs of forward stanchions. Fairleads integrated into stanchions.

Three removable Aluminium mooring cleats, one forward and two aft. Pulpit, pushpitand lifeline stanchion 640 mm high of stainless steel. Stainless lifelines.

Three pairs of Custom Carbon winch handle pockets. Socket for flagpole. Composite mast collar.

Aft bench seat (removable) for cruising.

Large storage area in bow locker. Large lazarette aft.


Hatches and Windows

Hinged fore deck hatch to deck stowage

Flush hinged sail hatch and openable deck hatches of composite construction. Flush side windows.

Portholes Goiot.

Main companionway lockable sliding hatch of tinted acrylic with sliding drop-board. Aft deck hinged GRP hatch to lazarette.

The lazarette is separated with a watertight bulkhead from the interior. Open stowage inlazarette with separate locker for LPG tanks.



Lightweight carbon floorboards in clear coated carbon, providing access to the bilge. Full spare set of10mm painted marine ply floorboards for racing mode.

Inside of lockers – black clear coated carbon.

Topsides where visible lined with lightweight white composite panels. Overheadlined with removable panelling.

Upholstery – spring mattresses for fixed berths and thick foam mattresses for pipe berths. Textile covers withVelcro zippers for berths and settees


Forward Cabin

Double berth on centre, with drawers in the aft end of the bed (these were built in later) – the bed and drawers are allcompletely removable for racing if wished (mostly though they sailed with the cabin intact). Seats either side aft of bed. On thestarboard side is a vanity desk unit with mirror under the lid and a removable stool.

Hanging locker aft of vanity unit. Watertight collision bulkhead forward of the bed. Sony stereo with CD changer unit and two speakers.

On the port side is an ensuite private forward washroom area. This is fitted out with a shower, teak floor grating, stainlesswashbasin, mirror, lockers, and a Tecma black carbon marine toilet.



L-sofa in saloon on port side. Settee (berth) on starboard side. Cushion / headboards on the forward bulkhead both sides.Locker with acrylic shelves for bottles and glasses on starboard side of saloon, aft of which is a wet locker. Black covers forchain-plates. Carbon saloon table with two teak removable chairs.

Carbon companionway steps.

26-inch LCD TV on the starboard side (runs off the invertor) – this is also removable for racing.



Sony stereo with CD changer and speakers in saloon and cockpit

2 x overhead carbon handrails. Ocean Air blinds on overhead hatch.



Located aft of the saloon on port side in the passage to the aft cabin.

The galley has ample workspace and storage. The work tops are Black Corian. Teak units.

There is an insulated and sheathed space for stove with extractor hood over. Equipment includes: – Four burner Force10 gas stoves with oven, gimballed and provided with fiddles.

Stainless steel sinks. Garbage container.

Front loaded refrigerator and a top loaded freezer (both DC driven) Lockers behind sinks with plate racks for draining and storage.

Quooker ST, 800 W 230 V installed in galley for instant hot water.


Guest / Day washroom area

Aft of the saloon on starboard side a door leads to the guest / day head area, which is fitted out with a stainless Washbasin, mirror,shower, lockers, teak floor gratings and a Tecma black carbon marine toilet.


Aft Cabins

Aft of the galley to port and aft of the guest head on starboard a doorway leads into the two aft cabins.

Each cabin has: a twin V berth and also a “pipe cot” over with an adjustable rope tackle system attached to the hooks in theceiling; also, a seat and lockers. There is a removable panel for starboard cabin to make it private from the chart area (which is between the two cabins)


Navigation area

The chart table is situated on the centre line between the two aft cabins and faces forward. Carbon fibrebulkhead panel behind the nav-seat, provided with shelves.

Instruments and radios, including B&G Hercules 2000, VHF, Iridium, Plotter and PC Storage in the seat, and behind the seat for charts.







Fresh water: 100 us gallons 380 litres One holding tank aft

Hot water tank 22 litres (5.8 US g).



Sea water hoses of reinforced PVC tubing. Fresh waterpiping of nylon and copper tubing. Water tanks of plastic.

Shower sump tanks are of plastic.

Galley spout with foot pump for salt water.


Freshwater system

Water can be heated either with engine cooling water or with a heating element working on AC. Two fillers port andstarboard. Water tank level gauges. Tank vent pipes terminate at galley sink. Single lever mixing faucets type Orasfor washbasins, galley sinks, and showers.

Water-maker Sea Fresh (removable for racing) 30 litres per hour. 24v


Sinks and wash basins

Galley sinks drain through sea cock. Wash basins and showers drain to sump tanks. Sump tanks are emptied by electrical pumps.


Bilge pumps

Two hand pumps 100 litres / minute (26 USg). Outlets above waterline. One electric bilge pump in main sump.



Toilets using salt water for flushing and discharging to holding tanks or direct overboard with level indicator. Holding tank (aft)emptied by electrical pump or deck suction line.



230 V AC consumers Water heater, 1 kW

Service battery charger, 50Amp

Outlets, provided with earth fault protection switch


DC System

Larger battery capacity 490Ah, instead of standard 350Ah

24 V DC system with insulated return. Wires are dimensioned to minimise voltage drop. 230V AC is a three-wire system.


A lightning protector on the masthead is connected with heavy cable to a keel bolt.

The service batteries are charged by an 80 Amp alternator on the main engine or by a 50 Amp shore powered battery charger with automatic regulation.

The main engine starting batteries are charged by a separate 55 A engine alternator.


Ventilation and heaters

6 x Hella Turbo fans: 2 in the forward cabin, 2 in each of the aft cabins.







2 x boom lights, one over forward cockpit table and one at aft end of the boom. Indirect light, in owner’s cabin under bunk.

Interior down lighters in all cabins.

Saloon and forward cabin lights have dimmer switches. Lopo LEDnavigation lights (including tri colour).



Full B and G Hercules 2000 system including Performance processor

Paddle wheel speed

5 x FFD displays – one at chart table and four outside (2 aft by the helms and 2 at the forward end of the cockpit).

2 x analogue wind displays 5 x 20/20repeaters on mast Halcyon Gyro compass

B and G Loadcell pin

B and G Race Vision with –

Hewlett Packard desk top computer with HP 1750 15” screen and a keyboard. 1 x wirelessscreen for repeating of B and G race vision

C120 colour radar plotter at nav station


Auto pilot:

B&G auto pilot, type 3 drive unit. Control panel by the port helm. System is removable for racing. Simrad AP27 control head with plug-in GRP box in port side of cockpit.

Second plug for auto pilot at companion way inside boat. Debeg 4422DGPS (is the same as a Leica unit)

SSB Icom digital receiver (only) into PC Furuno FM2721DSC VHF at the chart table Iridium fixed handset to nav station

SUUNTO 135 mm magnetic compasses, one on each steering pedestal.



Volvo Penta D2-75marine diesel engine, 53 kW (70 HP) at 3000 RPM with Sail Drive 150 S Flex fold 2 blade racing type folding propeller

Engine space internally sound insulated, fire resistance meeting SOLAS B-15 requirements. Propeller area sound insulated.

Shut-off valves for each fuel tank.

Fuel valve chest with return valve for each tank.

Fuel filter/water separator with water alarm on feed line to engine. Tanks are vented to deck edge.

Electrical panel fitted for engine instruments.

Fuel: 316 litres with optional extra factory fitted tank in lieu of forward holding tank.

Fuel tanks are of 2 x plastic and one stainless, and provided with baffles, inspection covers, sounding plug, and vent pipes.




Hall Spars mast and spars built of carbon fibre and clear coated.

Double spreader semi-fractional rig with discontinuous shrouds and 20 deg. swept spreaders. Two carbonfibre spinnaker poles and one carbon fibre jockey pole.



Of oval section, with external track / luff groove for mainsail, and trysail track. Taperedmasthead with 2:1 main halyard sheave.

Jib and spinnaker halyard sheaves.

Hall Spars’ burgee stick with fittings, moulded in the carbon masthead, (reach above top of mast) Hall spars’ standard 5 display bracket:

The mast is stepped through the deck onto a carbon fibre mast step. Tie rods from mast collar to step.

Spinnaker pole track

The racing headstay has a Tuff luff with twin groves for changing jibs. Harken rollerfurling with furling line.


Rig Hydraulics

2 x Navtex four-function one-gauge System 50 central control panel with two-speed pump in aft cockpit for backstay, outhaul, Cunningham, and Vang.

Hydraulic mast jack with spacers and removable manual pump.

The mainsheet pedestal has a rotary pump connected via a bevel box with a disconnect. This pump controls all the function onthe main control panel, Vang, outhaul and backstay.


Standing rigging

The V1’s, D1’s, D2’s, V2/D3’s headstay and backstay are PBO manufactured by Future Fibres, Dec 2006. There is acomplete set of spare rod rigging manufactured by Navtec.


Running rigging

Full set of race rigging.




Sail                                                Make                                   Year                  Condition

Mainsail Zaoli 2017 Good condition, only 5 races
Light Jib Zaoli 2017 Medium condition
Medium Jib Zaoli 2017 Good condition, only 5 races
Heavy Jib Zaoli 2017 Good condition, only 5 races
Jib 4 Zaoli 2017 New condition
Staysail Zaoli 2022 New condition
Code 0 Zaoli 2022 New condition
A 1.5 Zaoli 2022 New condition
A2 North sails 2017 Medium condition
A4 North sails 2017 Good condition
A5 North sails 2017 Good condition




Sprayhood for main companionway. 2 x wheel covers in black

Carbon cockpit table Cockpit cushionsin beige

Anchoring and Mooring

One Fortress FX85 (20 kg) anchor, stowed below deck. 10 m of 10 mm (3/8″) high-tensile anchor chain.

100 m of 25 mm plaited nylon anchor line. Four mooring lines.

Six air fenders with lines.

One boat hook stowed below. Portable anchor light

Sailing Gear Winch handles Bosun’s chair.

Safety Equipment

Softex total flooding system for engine space with remote control at main companionway. Two portableextinguishers in interior.

Fire blanket in galley.

Safety belts for navigator and cook. Two webbing jackstays.


The Owner’s Manual contains directions for use, maintenance and winterising as well as drawings and diagrams for main systems.

Sounding rods for fuel and water tanks. Two suction lifters for floorboards.


Plumbing spare parts. Engine spare parts. Electric spare parts. Engine tool kit.

Price may be changed without notice Boat is offeredsubject to still being available

The particulars are believed to be correct but not guaranteed

The Spec

Manufacturer &
Nautor's Swan 601
Year: 2004
Length: 60.2ft
Beam: 15.52ft
Draft: 11.81ft
Price: €750,000 vat paid
Hull Material: Carbon Fibre
Location: Italy


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.