Swan 46 Vixen

Swan 46 "VIXEN"

Year Built 1995
Hull Number 108
Location Greece
LOA 14.36m  47.12’
Beam 4.41m   14.47’
Draught 2.65m    8.7’
Displacement 14,200 kgs   31,300 lbs
Ballast 5,200kgs     11,400lbs
Swan 46 Vixen is for sale
Builder Oy Nautor AB, Pietarsaari, Finland
Location – Greece
Asking price GBP 240,000 to include VAT (documentary evidence) Vessel is part one British Registered O/N 917147
Vixen has been professionally maintained by obsessional owners. She is equipped for long distance passage making; in the last few years she has crossed the Atlantic to the Caribbean, cruised to Istanbul and back to the UK and subsequently to Greece, where she is currently lying in Levkas in the Ionian Sea. She is also well equipped for family racing. Since 2011 there has been an organised preventative maintenance programme.
Afloat Marine run the Guardinage on this Swan and it would be fair to say that nothing is left to chance. The owner makes sure that every system is on the button and any repairs or servicing that may be needed are carried out immediately or within the service interval requirements. As a result, this means that Vixen is probably the best Swan 46 afloat today.
If you are looking for a Swan 46, then Vixen is the obvious choice.


Glass reinforced polyester with hand lay-up method
Single skin construction with synthetic surface mat applied after gel coat for increased resistance to water penetration
Stiffeners are laid up over foam cores producing a very stiff structure
Structural bulkheads of water proof plywood laminated to hull and deck
Engine beds are GRP with steel inserts
Gel coat of weather resistant NGA type with uncoloured gel below water line
Bottom treated with epoxy primer for improved blistering resistance and antifouled


Bulb ballast keel is lead casting with antimony
Cast in stainless steel keel bolts


Foam filled GRP with stainless steel stock
Two roller bearings  


Cable steering gear over sheaves with chain drive in pedestal
Aluminium quadrant bolted to rudder stock
1.6 turns hard over to hard over
Pedestal with roller bearings and friction brake
Emergency tiller of aluminium


GRP sandwich construction with closed cell PVC foam core
Hard inserts with back up plates under deck fittings fitted by Nautor
Teak hatch frames and hand rails 
Original 9mm teak deck glued and vacuum bagged without screws
Teak lips either side of genoa sheet tracks


2 x primary winches – Lewmar 800 3 speed top cleat in lieu of Lewmar 66 aluminium self-tailing (AST)
Spinnaker/cruising headsail winches Lewmar 58 aluminium self tailing
2 x mainsheet winches Lewmar 48 aluminium self tailing
1 x pole downhaul winch Lewmar 48 aluminium self tailing
1 x main halyard Lewmar 48 aluminium self tailing
1 x foreguy winch Lewmar 44 aluminium self tailing
1 x pole lift or staysail halyard winch Lewmar 44 AST
2 x Lewmar 54 AST spinnaker halyard
2 x Lewmar 54 AST genoa halyard
One clutch for second pole lift as required
One pair of double foot blocks for genoa
Double Harken genoa sheet tracks
Screw in fitting each side midships for spinnaker aft guy blocks
Lead blocks – mostly Harken for halyards and reefing pennants at mast collar
Screw in fitting for spinnaker fore guy on stemhead
Stowage provisions for forestay and check stays
Anodised aluminium toe rail
4 x 12” aluminium mooring cleats
Lofrans Falkon 1500 anchor windlass
Chain pipe and box with manual pump out for max 40m chain
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and gates both port and starboard side
(Note port side is preferred side for approaching the dock)
Socket for flag pole on pushpit
Bail for lazy halyards
Stemhead fitting of stainless steel with chain roller and double headsail tack attachment
Masthead burgee pole
Life line attachment points in both cockpits
Spinnaker and jockey pole attachments at deck
Stowage for two gas bottles in drained locker in lazerette
Drained anchor well forward
Cockpit lockers port and stb side 
Winch handle holders on deck
Stainless steel guards over Dorade boxes and cowls
Tinted acrylic sliding hatch to fore cabin
Hinged hatch to forward head, passage, main saloon, galley, aft head and aft owners cabin
Main companionway with sliding hatch


Vessel was re-upholstered in 2011 in mid blue fabric
Teak with hand rubbed satin finish
Glued teak laminated door frames major bulkhead openings, bunk fronts etc.
Teak laid veneer floorboards - refurbished 2014
Floor canvas for saloon
Ceramic tiling in heads
Topsides where visible lined with teak battens
Overheads lined with removable panelling
Door sills with chafing plates and hooks to secure doors open
Fo’c’sle – 2 x berths port side with lockers
Guest cabin – two berths on starboard side with locker
Saloon – removable drop leaf table - refurbished 2014, lockers behind settee back rests, pilot berth port side and stowage starboard side


Insulated and sheathed space for cooker
Stainless steel sinks
Chest of drawers for utensils
Teak bread board
Rubbish bin
Fridge/freezer replaced with DC 24V system 2013
Corian counter tops
Plate and cup storage over engine space
Three burner Force 10 stove with oven and grill, gimballed with fiddles
Flame failure on burners
Gas cock next to stove with remote on/off at bottle
Quooker fitted 2014
Heads one forward one aft
GRP wash basin and shower pan
Telephone type shower head
Lockers and mirrors
Oilskin locker in forward head, aft corner
Aft head has two doors, fore and aft to provide additional privacy
Aft cabin
Double berth on centreline with lockers below
Mirror, hanging lockers, cupboards and shelves
Air-conditioning unit fitted 2013


Perkins Prima M60 53hp at 3,500 rpm engine hours TBA
Always regularly serviced.
Hurth mechanical reduction gearbox - replaced 2012
Starting battery – 2 x 88 amp hr each and replaced 2015
Engine control panel stb side of helm position
Tachometer, engine hour meter, coolant temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, fuel tank level gauges, audible alarm for oil pressure and engine temperature or exhaust temperature
Engine space blower
Max prop two bladed folding propeller 
PSS stuffing box (shaft seal) replaced 2009
Shear pin provided to lock shaft
Zinc anode on shaft – replaced annually.
370 ltrs fuel in two stainless steel tanks
Water separator with alarm on fuel feed line with tanks vented to coachroof


Quooker fitted 2014
Bronze sea cocks for all under water fittings
All water and fuel tanks of welded stainless steel with baffles and inspection covers, sounding plug and vent pipes
Shower sump tanks in GRP integral with the floor liner
Sump tanks emptied via electric pumps on timers with back up manual pumps and outlet above waterline – pumps replaced 2014
400 ltrs approx. of fresh water in four tanks
Hot and cold pressure water to galley and heads - pumps new 2014, emergency pump installed
Deck filler, valve chest - valves replaced 2015
Foot pumps for galley sink and wash basin - replaced 2014
Water heater (22ltrs capacity) either via engine or 220v heating element
Sea water pump at galley with sink spout - replaced 2014
Two manual bilge pumps one below and one in cockpit - replaced 2014
Electric bilge pump – replaced 2014
Manual chain locker pump – replaced 2014
Fridge drain to separate container
PAR large bowl toilets
Stainless steel holding tank for aft head with manual pump (new spare pump) out and no deck suction
Frigoboat 24 volt for fridge and freezer thermostatically controlled with full range thermostat on freezer to allow is it to be used as a fridge
Exhaust ventilators in galley and heads
Engine space air inlet in lazerette with outlet in bridge deck
Battery boxes vented to outside
Eberspächer D5L - replaced winter 2014/15
Seafresh 24V watermaker with maximum capacity of 95 litres per hour. Currently “pickled”. System completely upgraded in 2014.
New DC 24V HP pump fitted 2015


24v DC insulated return for general service and battery charging
12v DC for engine start
Lightening protection system with bonding to ballast keel
Traction (fork lift type) service batteries 24v 320 Ah at 5 hour rating (430Ah at 20h) in glass fibre box under saloon table – replaced 2012
Main switch and fuses under navigation seat
Additional battery management system to charge 12v and 24 v DC systems allowing charging of 12v and then optimum charging for 24V system.
2 x alternators on main engine, one engine start and one service.
Emergency engine start system utilising service batteries to start engine.
Mastervolt 24/800W inverter
Berth lights and dome overhead lights
Mastervolt mass sine 24/2500W inverter installed 2012
Red night lights in navigation area, galley and heads
Leading light at main companionway
Flood light on forward side of mast
Compass light with rheostat
Bi colour nav light on pulpit
Stern light
Steaming light on mast
24v DC main switchboard with trip free circuit breakers with voltage and ammeter
150A 24 volt alternator for service charging - Mastervolt installed 2013
70 A 24 volt for engine start batteries
Battery charger - Mastervolt unit 2011
230 volt 25A shore inlet with polarity alarm, main switch, outlets and connection to water heater and battery charger
All interior lights replaced with LED bulbs.
LOPO tri-colour mast head light.
Spreader lights changed to LED 2013.
All other Nav lights LED LOPO lights - changed 2013
24v electric fans to all bunks


Suunto steering compass
Autohelm ST 60 sailing instruments
1 x multi display at chart table, 3 x aft cockpit, 1 x helm with wind and depth repeaters
2 x large displays on mast – replaced 2015
GPS integrated to Raytheon E120 plotter including local chart (Navionics)
Radar interfaced to plotter – 2007.
Single side band transceiver – ICOM M800
Autopilot – modified ST6000 head with new “brain” 2008.
Raymarine smart remote control for autopilot
Furuno Navtex NX300
Iridium Satellite phone with computer interface for email
Sony CD radio cassette
AIS transceiver fitted 2012
Raymarine chart plotter at helm fitted 2011
Red box Wi-Fi system with IPad Air 15GB cell system for downloading offshore weather forecasts via sat phone available by separate negotiation.


Mast is stepped onto a moveable mast step for rake adjustment
Tie rod aft of mast
Main shroud (span) chain plates connected to main bulkhead with tie rods 
Tapered and welded mast head with 2 x spinnaker cranes and four halyard sheaves
Internal wiring in PVC tube adhered to mast
Harken system A track for battened mainsail- replaced approx 4 years ago
Spinnaker goose neck track on forward face of mast
Main boom with internal outhaul and three reefing lines
Two spinnaker poles (one is Carbon) with carbon jockey pole
Solid Navtec rod rigging –replaced by HYS 2011 with further service and replacements as required in 2015
Navtec hydraulic backstay tensioner, boom vang and inner forestay with control panel on steering pedestal - all upgraded and serviced 2015
Reckmann roller furling headsail with line to aft winch
Single line main sail reefing option fitted with lines led aft to cockpit
Selden removable bow sprit to set asymmetric spinnaker
Running rigging continually replaced with mostly Spectra – all serviceable
Jib sheets - new 2015
Trysail track fitted in 2015
Second longer boom used for racing – Carbon, available by separate negotiation
I = 18.31 m 60.07 ft   Fore triangle 52.2 m² 561.7 sq.ft 
J = 5.70 m 18.70 ft   Mainsail 42.0 m² 452.1 sq.ft 
P = 16.31 m 53.51 ft   150% genoa 78.3 m² 842.5 sq.ft 
E = 5.15 m 16.90 ft   Spinnaker 188 m²  2022 sq.ft 
Height on cradle 4.93 m, deck gear removed 4.47 m


North Mainsail – Dyneema SRP as new 2011
North sails Cruising Jib (ORC) – Smaller roller furling jib new in 2011 Dyneema SRP
North Cruising Genoa - new in 2008 Dyneema SRP
Staysail with soft hanks to go on removable inner forestay
Trysail and storm jib unused
North Light Medium #1 – 3dl serviceable
North 3Di #2 – 2015
North Carbon panelled #3 2015
North S2-A - White
Sobstad S2-B - Blue & White
Quantum A1-A - White
S2-C Purple & Yellow
S3-B Multi Colours
North G2-A – new in 2012 low use
2 x older mainsails to fit longer boom if required
Various selection of older racing sails are available if required.


CQR 45lb bower anchor and chain
Kedge anchor with chain and warp
Mooring lines
Fenders with lines


Ocean safety life raft 8 persons 2014
Lifebuoy with light and drogue
Lifebuoy with danbuoy, drogue, light and flags
8 x automatic lifejackets if required
Flares – all currently in date as Jan 2017
Wooden bungs attached to sea cocks
1 x fog horn
4 x manual fire extinguishers
EPIRB – McMurdo smartfind 406 – 2009
2 x Raytheon MOB wristbands with alarm at chart table


Carbon fibre passarelle 2014
Safety belts for navigator and cook
Gas bottles
Sounding rods for fuel and water tanks
Curtains for all cabins
All berth fitted with lee cloths
Engine spares kit
Electrical spares kit
Inflatable and outboard
Stainless steel swim ladder with teak steps
1 x sprayhood over main companionway – 2009
Wheel and binnacle cover
Winch covers
2 x fender/hull protectors
1 x deck hose
Anchor ball and motoring cone
Set of plates, cutlery and crockery
Aft cabin has a large barometer and clock
Full set of fitted sheets and mattress liners
Waterproof liners on fore cabin bunks in fo’c’sle 2012
2 x deck mattresses 2012
Sun bimini over wheel with extension to cover cockpit 2012
Boom tent 2014
3 piece winter cover in Sunbrella 2013 – very low use
A complete inventory will be available prior to contract which will contain a list of all items to be included within the sale.
Personal effects, including, personal tools, navigation equipment, glassware, pictures etc.
Draft #6 TJQ January 2017 2016. Confirmed by owner and Captain.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but 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. This specification/inventory will only form part of the contract when attached to a bona fide sales contract that has been signed and agreed by both seller and buyer.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but 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. This specification/inventory will only form part of the contract when attached to a bona fide sales contract that has been signed and agreed by both seller and buyer.

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