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2001 Nautor Swan 68

Cardiff, Cardiff, United Kingdom


This Swan is now very seriously for sale. Bring all offers and we will put them forward to the owner for consideration.

Launched  in  2001,  she was  built  with  particular  attention  to  detail  and  an  exceptionally  long  list  of  extras  and  upgrades including all  of  the  amenities  that  one  would  expect  on  a  yacht  of  this  calibre.  Her owner has spared no expense in maintaining her to the highest possible level. 

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Nautor Swan
Model: 68
Year: 2001
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 68/023
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 68 ft / 20.73 m
Length Overall: 21'0 ft / 6.40 m
Beam: 5'5 ft / 1.65 m
Max Draft: 3'8 ft / 1.11 m
Bridge Clearance: 24 ft / 7.32 m
Free Board: 2 ft / 0.61 m
Dry Weight: 40000 kg
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 5
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Material: Stainless-steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Material: Stainless-steel


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Center Cockpit


Tom Lilley
To arrange a viewing, please contact Lilley Marine directly on +44 (0)23 8045 4880 or by email at
Lilley Marine


Lilley Marine
Port Hamble Marina
Southampton, E19, GB, SO31 4QD
Tel:+44 (0)23 8045 4880

General description

Taipan TNG epitomizes the pinnacle of luxury cruising, offering discerning owners the opportunity to explore the world's oceans in unparalleled comfort, style, and performance. Construction of TAIPAN TNG was completed in 2001 for an experienced owner that wanted to undertake a worldwide cruising schedule. Benefitting from advanced systems, and meticulous attention to detail, this yacht is not only a statement of prestige but also a capable and reliable vessel for global adventures.

Taipan underwent a recent refit at Hamble Yacht Services on the south coast of the UK in 2022. This included replacement of her navionics to B&G, sanding and treatment of her teak deck, rig servicing and replacement of all her 24V batteries.

Currently lying in Penarth Marina Cardiff, viewing is highly recommended.


·       Hull is in "single skin" hybrid glass/aramid fibre with polyester reinforced laminates

·       A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties. Structural bulkheads are of plywood laminated to hull and deck with foam strips between. Stiffener flanges are unidirectional lay-ups over foam cores.

·       Engine bed is GRP with steel reinforcements

·       Mast stepped through deck onto galvanized steel mast step

·       Bronze seacocks below water line

·       Hydraulic opening transom with swim platform and ladder

·       Max Power bowthruster

Hull Finish

·       Vivid Red Awgrip paint (2020)

·       Snow White Awlgrip stripes (2010)


·       The shallow draft keel is a lead casting with antimony

·       Cast-in keel bolts are of high-tensile stainless steel

Steering Systems

·       Destroyer type steering wheel, diameter 70” covered with elk hide


·       GRP sandwich construction with foam core, and glued and through-bolted to the hull

·       Coaming and deck areas finished in SnowWhite Awlgrip paint (2010)

·       Stainless steel stemhead with opening, headsail tack hooks and 2 chain rollers

·       aft deck with lazarette stowage


·       Perkins Sabre M 225 Ti (136 kW / 185 hp at 2500 rpm)

·       3- blade Hundestded feathering propeller.

·       Engine batteries 2 x 135 Ah 24v

·       Fire extinguisher system for engine room, with remote control at companionway, system renewed 2005.

Navigational instruments

·       Raymarine E120 chart plotter radar at navstation – back up radar and GPS

·       B&G Zeus S9 – new 2023 at helm position

·       B&G NAC-3 CORE PACK - 2023

·       B&G Autopilot system with Triton 3 controller - 2923

Mast and Rigging

·       Longer mast I = 27,30 m, above waterline 29,5m

·      Four spreaders instead of three

·       Graphite grey (RAL 7021) mast, boom and Whisker pole (checked and serviced 2023)

·       in 15/16)

·       Bracket on mast for radar scanner

·      Hydraulic furling mast Nautor/ Reckmann RMR 440 x 230

·      Hydraulic furling headstay Reckmann RF 90-3 R5 30 m

·      Hydraulic outhaul

·             Reckmann Power Pack, size 4