SWAN 48 - S&S

SWAN 48 - S&S
SWAN 48 - S&S

Beta Marine

Beta Marine

Sailboat Specifications

Hull Type: Fin with rudder on skeg
Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop
LOA: 14.60 m
LWL: 11.36 m
S.A. (reported): 95.88 m²
Beam: 4.15 m
Displacement: 16,329 kg
Ballast: 6,396 kg
Max Draft: 2.36 m
Construction: FG
Ballast Type: Lead
First Built: 1971
Last Built: 1976
# Built: 46
Builder: Nautor
Designer: Sparkman & Stephens

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Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make: Volvo Penta
Model: MD21A
Type: Diesel
HP: 36
Fuel: 208 L


Water: 341 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A. / Displ.: 15.21
Bal. / Displ.: 39.17
Disp: / Len: 310.19
Comfort Ratio: 42.53
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.65
S#: 1.54
Hull Speed: 8.18 kn
Pounds/Inch Immersion: 1,811.60 pounds/inch

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Rig and Sail Particulars

I: 18.29 m
J: 6.10 m
P: 16.46 m
E: 4.88 m
S.A. Fore: 55.74 m²
S.A. Main: 40.13 m²
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles): 95.88 m²
S.A./Displ. (calc.): 15.21
Est. Forestay Length: 19.28 m

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Designers: Sparkman & Stephens
Builders: Nautor (Swan sailboats)
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S&S design #2079.
One version has an extended/traditional counter. (SWAN 50 - S&S #2079.1)
Available as sloop or ketch and taller rig.
I: 62.5'
J: 20.0'
P: 56.5'
E: 15.5'
Also sold in the US by Palmer Johnson as the PALMER JOHNSON 48/50. (S&S #2079.2 though these yacht were delivered from original builder in 'sail away' condition.)
(Dimensions vary slightly from one rendering to another.)
At least one boat was built to this same design, (of teak) by Sangermani of Italy.