Swan 65 002 ‘Vahine’ 002

Nautor's Swan 65

The Overview


Vahine is one of the iconic Swan 65’s designed by Sparkman & Stephens as the flagship boat for Nautor Swan in 1973. Only 41 boats were made in the series anddue to the excellent construction and craftsmanship, most are still sailing today.


Previously known as ‘Cachelot’ and ‘Excelsior’ under previous ownerships, ‘Vahine’ is still doing what the Swan 65’s do best…racing around the world!


The Swan 65’s were designed as a performance yacht with large interior living spaces; A spacious owner’s stateroom with double and single berths, dressing table, cupboards and wardrobes, toilet with shower. A large galley, seating for 12 in the saloon/dining room, two double berth cabins each with their own cupboards, wardrobes and toilets, as well as five bunks in the main saloon.


This classic yacht is now celebrating her 50th year and is ideal for racing across the globe or being a great family cruiser.



The hull is a solid fiberglass laminate with a lead, aft-swept fin keel and full skeg-hung rudder. Underside full refit 2021. Sides painted 2019.

Seacocks 6/11 re-done 2021-2022, others working.

Cockpit re-painted 2021.



Deck refitted 2014 Mast-orginal


Winches (Harken)

Mostly Harken (2014), spinnaker sheet winches original

Furlers-Genoa Harken Mk Iv unit 4 (2016), jib Furlex 304s (2019) Anchor winch-lofrans Falkon (June 2022)



Sail Handling Systems


Lazy bags on main and mizzen. Main with slab reefing, 3 reefs 1x spinnaker boom-original

1x jockey boom-original Manual boom vang

Traveller on main and mizzen Harken cars on main and mizzen


Deck fittings and Extras


Extra-long sheet lead tracks for genoa and jib Original heavy-duty toe rail

Two fixed points for spinnaker boom on mast













Typical of the classic sailing yachts of the 1970’s, the Swan 65 has the beautiful, hand rubbed satin finish teak interiors and the sole is made of teak and holly.


Vahine has a total of 12 sleeping berths.


The Interior was mostly re-varnished in 2021. The ceiling panels made from 60% PVC foam were re-done in 2021.


Heater Ebersprächer Hydronic 10 (2019) Stove – Eno 2020

Freezer + Refrigerator with original cold boxes, compressors etc. 2018-2022 with sea water cooling.



Interior Arrangement



Tanks AISI 316 steel – original

Diesel day tank 120l (2001) + emergency shut-off valves Plumbing 60% re-done 2018-2022



The electrical systems were fully re-fitted in 2021. Battery charger Victron Skylla TG-80 A

Galvanic shore power insulator Victron Inverter Victron 1200w

Batteries 24v, House 560Ah, bow thruster 120Ah, Radio emergency 120Ah, genset start 65Ah Bow Thruster Side-power SP 240 TCi, rewinded 2019



Navigation systems


Furuno Navigation system (2014).

Two plotters, autopilot with two control units, VHF, MF-HF, navtex, AIS etc.




SART, EPIRB, Iridium phone etc. up-to-date

Life raft – Viking leasing 2022 (30 months maintenance interval) Dinghy 2022 + engine Tohatsu 5hp 2019

Genset-Fischer Panda P50000i neo (November 2022) (currently not installed)



Mostly Bryt Sails.

Onboard: Main (2019), Mizzen (unknown year & loft), Jib (2022), Genoa (2019), Mizzen staysail, Doyle (unknown year) Fractional assymetric Doyle (unknown year), Spinnaker 0,75 oz. Doyle (unknown year), Storm jib (unknown year and loft)


Stored: total 10 sails, including 3 spinnakers. Mostly racing sails ca. 2000

Lazy bags – Bryt sails 2022. Ropes 2018-2022.


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 65
Year: 1973
Length: 64'10"
Beam: 16'4"
Draft: 9'3"
Price: €350,000 ex Vat
Hull Material: GRP
Location: Finland


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.