Swan 56 001 ‘Chrila’ 001

Nautor's Swan 56

The Overview


Chrila, Swan 56/001 was built as Number 1 of one of the most successful models in Nautor history and specified regardless of cost by Nautor. Besides up-to-date racing equipment and new sails 2021, she also has electrical winches and a furling headsail.

It can be said that no other 56 combines „best of both worlds“ better than this one. Perferct to live on board for a couple, family or even crewed With two seperate areas, an owner forward and crew aft (or kids or 2 families), each with ensuite bathroooms and own access.

The latter providing comfort on a long passage or when there is some rough weather, when there is access to gally, navigation or day-cabin Direct from there with no need to go forward . Boat can be handled from there – ideal also for long passages – without disturbing the owner or crew.

When racing the removable grinder offers speed of handling and seperation of crew sections for better handling. This Cockpit can also be used for al fresco dining under bimini in warmer days.

While Chrila has been used primarily for family and in recent years with owner and son only, it always performed on the podium whenever she entered a race, winning Swan and Swan European Regattas Lovingly cared by owner since almost new, constantly upgraded with sails 2021 and electronics of recent, you can acquire one of the most profiled


In spite of her racing history, the interior of CHRILA has been carefully and beautifully maintained, with full interior padding during racing events. The entire interior was regularly revarnished where damaged/necessary yearly, maintained by professional captain

Chrila did win in almost all races entered, including a win at Rolex Swan World Cup and Swan Baltic Challenge, Kiel Week, Gotland Round and multiple Flensburger Herbstwoche (Full 2017 ORC and IRC Ratings available)

As she cruises the majority of the time with the owner and family, she has all the cruising amenities and comforts. The owner’s cabin is a double to port fwd with a private head & stall shower. Two guest cabins aft can either be used as double cabins or on the portside, there is an optional double berth and on both sides pipe cot, for use during racing

Chrila is featured in the 2014 edition of “Segelyachten” Superyacht 2017 volume by S.Kramer and Nautor History as well as in various Magazines and reports, latest in 11/2017


One Ownership since 1999 – stored in Winter heated Shed at Nautor Service Yard ever since – never Chartered, no Med/Carribean use. Full Maintenance record with yearly full inspections of Engine generator (900 hrs, rebuilt 2015),. New Rudder Bearings in 2011. All pumps and switches renewed… Own Cradle in Flensburg at FYS

Winner of Swan Baltic Sea Challenge 4x and on Podium every race entered since 2010… 3rd Swan Europeans 2021 Turku, 2006 Turku – 2nd Schiffahrtsregatta 2021

Regular Maintenance (every year, records kept) :

  • Underwatership painted 2022 and ready for launch in Kiel (yearly)
  • Hull polished
  • Booms
  • Engine and Generator serviced
  • Pumps and valves and fitting serviced annually





The hull of CHRILA is Nautor’s lightweight deck and hull layup, reducing wheigt by 2,5 tons and during build, the workers were extremely careful with the fibre mat layup in order to save weight. CHRILA’s racing record speaks for itself. She is a white gelcoat hull with Nautor-blue striping, with a teak toerail (unvarnished). The racing keel is a draft of 3.36 meters.

  • Weed cutter in front of rudder
  • Thru hull fitting for boroscope
  • Hull window for prop inspection
  • Removable teak supports at helm, both sides
  • Teak decks, 9mm thick when new, sanded 2003
  • Custom halyard arrangement -Port side: combined spin/genoa, center halyard, reef
  • Stbd side: staysail/topping lift, combined spin/genoa, main halyard, reef
  • Chain plates with pad eyes on deck for innerforestay & babystay
  • Conduits in coamings for internal foreguys, genoa car pullers and for staysail/topping lift, lead to control winches opposite main companionway entrance, incl. jammers Spinlock – 3 on stbd side, 3 on port
  • Additional folding pad eye, for extra block, one each side
  • Roller fairleads with open top fwd and aft
  • Roller fairleads amidships closed top
  • White painted radar post with quick connection for cable, top plate hydraulically gimballed
  • Swim ladder stored in stern, folding
  • Pulpit with teak seat & navigation lights
  • Pad eyes with backing plates for safety lines: mounted on the vertical surface under helm seat, and in both cockpits close to companionway
  • Removable dorade guard fwd
  • Gangway fitting
  • Hasp/padlock locking mechanism for entrance hatches




  • New Spinnlocks 2015/2107


  • Primary winches 2 x Lewmar 88/3 AOR with top cleat mounted on coamings connected to removable pedestal with cover plate when removed
  • Secondary winches mounted recessed in coaming 2 x Lewmar 77/3 AEST, both electric, 1 new in 2021
  • Two main sheet winches Lewmar 77/3 AEST including Harken one electric
  • Two traveller winches Lewmar 44
  • ASTOR (traveller 2:1)
  • Three halyard winches Lewmar 58 AST
  • Two Lewmar 62 AST for Runners including
  • 4 Harken Blocks with Deck treadmaster protection for runners
  • Additional control winches mounted on coamings opposite main entrance 2 x Lewmar 48 ASTOR
  • Anchor windlass Lewmar Ocean 3, gypsy only
  • No horns on stemhead, using bail for tack attachment
  • One genoa track each side with 2 custom interlinked cars with pin stops
  • Spinnaker sheets led to primaries or secondaries
  • Furling line led to primaries or secondaries







  • Leather upholstery in main salon & seat with day covers
  • Lockable door to forward
  • Wine storage in bar locker





  • Extra door between galley & aft passage
  • Inboard fwd locker built out to counter top edge
  • Removable shelves in locker in passage


  • 2 pipe cots w/mattresses for forepeak
  • Teak battens against hull sides
  • SST Bar for lines, both sides
  • Work bench with SST top stbd side
  • Storage for cockpit table

Aft cabin port

  • Wider hanging locker
  • Upper pipe cot with block & tackle
  • Wide lower berth, allowing for narrow walkaround area
  • Door and teak ladder amidships

Owner’s cabin

  • Split mattress to allow for leecloth
  • Drawers under double berth
  • B&G Hercules 690 Control Unit at Berth, linked to all onbord systems
  • Small settee suitable as baby berth
  • Large hanging locker with special compartement for Epirb and lifevest

Aft cabin stbd

  • Upper pipe cot with block & tackle
  • Wider lower berth with walkaround area, hanging locker fwd
  • Lower Berth with teak expansion to be fully suitable as double berth

Main cabin

  • Generous full size table, removable
  • Wine/bar glass locker




  • Fixed shower in aft head, mixer & shower at engine room bulkhead
  • Fresh water connection to deck wash hose
  • Deck shower, hot & cold,
  • Iceberg refrigeration/freezer 230V
  • 115V Microwave in galley
  • Teak grates in heads
  • Holding tank aft, w/elec pump
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Wiring and Plumbing for Air Condition to be installed with 4 diff. outlets





  • B & G Hercules 790/Hydra 2000:
  • Repeater in owner’s cabin and at nav station
  • -20/20 repeaters x 4
  • -long carbon performance wind masthead unit with own pcb B&G performance processor 2 &
  • -Control buttoms for 20/20 x 4
  • Icom VHF
  • SSB Icom M710RT with AT130 tuner, insolated converter Icom PS-66
  • Inmarsat C Thrane&Thrane 3022 TT
  • 2 Inverter
  • -360 analogue
  • – 3 Hydra 2000 Digital Units in cockpit
  • New 2 H5000 Units (not installed)
  • -Speed tranducer SEN-SPD-H and Kaytech sonic switch and paddle wheel
  • -Depth transducer SEN-DPT-H x 2 with gravity switch
  • Barometer
  • Clinometer
  • Sony OLED HDTV (2017) with new DVBT2 Antenna to radar post,
  • 2017 New Fusion AV750 DVD stereo system, New speakers in overhead, owner’s cabin & cockit
  • New Sony Blueray Player connected to AV&TV
  • Furuno Radar 1832 with display at chart table and flush mounted repeater in cockpit, scanner on post on aft deck
  • New 2017 B&G Zeus3 Navigation with LAN to computer and Cockpit Raymarine Switch , with comb loop antenna on pushpit with WLAN function for all iphone/ipad/handheld
  • New onboard WLAN Gigacube System
  • New AIS B System
  • B&G autopilot, hydraulic cylinder, interconnected w/ all B& G and PC
  • Grounding cage in lazarette for SSB
  • Wiring for insulated backstay, cable from chart table to aft deck
  • Cable TV cable
  • Raymarine E120 GPS on bracket, connected with PC at Nav Station and Raymarin Software + 2012 3D Charts
  • New Zeus3 Plotter 2020 connected to Navstation with WLAN
  • On Board WLAN 2020
  • TV Soundbar
  • LED Nav Lights



  • 12V outlet in forepeak
  • Inverter/charger Mastervolt 230,115 and 24V including panel
  • Shore power 230 & 115V via 6 kVA transformer,
  • outlet voltage inside is 230 and 115 V
  • New service sealed AGM batteries 2007
  • for starter
  • New Main Service Batteries 480Ah/24 2014
  • New Engine Alternator 2018
  • New Bosch Hydronic M11 (2017) central Heating with outlets in owners,salon and aft cabin
  • New Electric inlet 2013




  • Dimmer for overhead lights in salon
  • Chrome reading lights x 6
  • bulkhead lamps x 2
  • Night light on main electric panel
  • Red night light in overhead at main & aft entrance, and 1 in port aft cabin
  • Additional overhead lights x 2 in each aft cabin, 2 in owner’s cabin and one in salon hiding the winch motor cover
  • Light in lazarette
  • Control buttons for opening bathing platform, instead in aft cockpit coaming, accessible from dinghy
  • New LED Lighting in Owners cabin and Nav overhead and Flexible Lamp (Prebit with leather)




CHRILA’s rig is a fractional offshore spars carbon mast and new boom with 2 two boom lights for mid cockpit and aft cockpit, boom new 2003. New Navtec Vang 2003


  • Black Carbon Ullman 2021 with cars almost new
  • Trysail w/trysailtrac at mast
  • Light 1, 2011 Quantum
  • Heavy 1, 2009 Carbon/Tafetta Quantum
  • Medium Heavy No 1 Carbon 2016
  • New Black Carbon Ullman 2021 100% G3 unused
  • #2 Furling Mylar 1998
  • #3, 2010 heavy Carbon/Tafetta
  • #4, 1998
  • Windseeker
  • Storm Sail dacron

Racing kites:

  • 5 oz sym. 2001
  • .9 oz, 2002, sym
  • .6 oz 2008 sym
  • .5 oz, 1999
  • Cruising Assymetric Spinnaker (1998
  • Tuff Luff, new 2007
  • Full set of lightweight racing non skid floorboards
  • Offshore Spars carbon spinnaker pole
  • Navtec System panel
  • Hydraulic vang new 2003, Serviced and rebuilt 2017
  • Hydraulic outhaul in boom
  • Hydraulic cylinder for backstay Navtec A250-LE-030
  • Hydraulic cylinder for checkstays
  • Emergency release for boomvang at helmsman seat
  • Multiple blocks including spare roller bearings for all
  • All halyards dyneema and new 2017
  • Carbon Backstays and Runners New 2014



  • Access to port side of engine with separate door
  • Aft access to generator
  • Canvas holder for tools inside engine room door
  • connected to both main engine & generator
  • Twin transom exhausts, main engine wet on port side and generator dry on stbd side
  • Electric fuel primp pump, Hardi 24V
  • Manuel fuel prime pump on engine
  • Max Prop 3 blade prop changeable for cruising
  • Diesel generator Westerbeke BTD-614, 230V 50Hz, 6,5kVA, no soundshield
  • New Water and Toilett Pumps 2015-2017


  • Anchor chain Lewmar 10 mm, grade 40, 15 meters plus chord
  • Leecloths
  • Lockable floorboards
  • Mosquito screens for Goiot
  • 18 x 6
  • Daylight covers for all hatches
  • Cockpit table fixing
  • Sprayhoods for both cockpits


  • Belts for Yanmar & Westerbeke
  • Sealand Toilet Spares
  • Spares for pumps
  • Watermaker spares
  • bulbs
  • Outboard impellor, cable & gasket
  • Heavy duty strapping
  • set of tools for all electric and mechanic repairs in sperate cases

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 56
Year: 1997
Length: 56ft
Beam: 15.5ft
Draft: 9.84ft
Price: €399,000 vat paid
Location: NL


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.