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Nautor Swan 65

For Sale
Price: 450000 EUR 450000 EUR
Contact Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281


On 1st June 1973, at 79 Madison Avenue in New York, Sparkman and Stephens finish the design nr. 2110. Under this design the most well-known high quality yard soon start the production of what will be then better known as the Nautor’s Swan 65. This is the beginning of a myth.


Arguably one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable yachts of all time, the evergreen classic Swan 65, designed by S&S as one of their most successful Swan designs and built as only Nautor in Finland can, CHOUCAS III offers sparkling sailing together with build quality that is never to be repeated. Perfect for serious cruising, these yachts also shine in the Regatta circuit and are rare to the brokerage market. 

CHOUCAS III was launched in 1980 and she has been under her current ownership for the past 36 years.


She is hull number 34 of the series which began in 1973 and ended in 1989 with 41 hulls launched. She is fitted with a ketch rig.


Timeless design still much sought after as the vessel that three times made its mark in the Whitbread Round the World (now Volvo Ocean).


Swan 65 named Sayula II won the first-ever Whitbread Round the World Race in 1974. Another Swan 65, King’s Legend took second place in the 1978 running of the Whitbread Round the World Race, finishing behind an aluminium boat named Flyer. That same year, the race’s first female captain finished fifth in a Swan 65 named ADC Accutrac. Quite a pedigree!

Specific details

LOA 19.68
Year 1980
Make Nautor Swan
Model 65
Location South of France
Hull Material GRP
Builder Nautor
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
LWL 14.33
Maximum Draft 2.90
Beam 4.96
Displacement 31800
Engine(s) Nanni
Horsepower 135hp
Boat Name Choucas III

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