THISTLE is a classic beauty. This is the only Swan 43 Yawl ever built. Her rig has been arranged so she may be sailed either as a Yawl or a Sloop. THISTLE is in spectacular condition. Her inventory and systems are at a bare minimum making her a jaw dropping traditional day boat and weekend cruiser for either the Caribbean or anywhere else in the world. Highly recommended.
Keith Yeoman 443 994 1500
White painted, solid fiberglass, hull.
Gold painted sheer stripe.
2 x blade folding prop.
White and grey painted fiberglass cored deck with West Epoxy coating.
Teak toe rails with West Epoxy over.
Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 anchor roller.
Stainless steel bow and stern rails.
Stainless steel stanchions.
1 x 19 plastic coated stainless steel double lifelines.
Electric vertically mounted windlass with with foot switch.
2 x pair mooring cleats, 1 fwd, 1 aft, each with fairleads.
1 x pair deck light prisms over saloon and 1 prism over the head.
Sliding hatch on foredeck over forward cabin.
Hatch over saloon.
Stowage in deck for 2 x spinnaker poles and a reaching strut.
1 x pair stainless steel genoa tracks each with 2 Lewmar lead blocks.
Double sheet turning block each side.
Pedestal wheel steering with stainless steel protection over.
4 x fixed ports in coachroof.
2 x opening ports in the cockpit
2 x winch handle holders.
Emergency tiller position in cockpit sole aft of wheel.
2 x #48, Lewmar ST, 2SP at cockpit.
1 x #16, Barient, main sheet (spare #24 Barlow ST winch loose).
2 x #32, Barlow, primary on deck.
2 x #42, Lewmar, ST, 2SP, on mast.
2 x #16, Barlow, on mast.
Sleeps a total of 8. 2 in the forepeak cabin, 2 in aft single quarter berths, 2 in the saloon pilot berths and 2 on the settees. Varnished and hand rubbed, Koto veneer over marine ply interior furniture with laminated varnished teak trim. Varnished teak and holly cabin sole. Vinyl over paneling headliner.
Access to chain locker in the bow.
"V" berth forward with storage under each bunk.
Reading lights P and S.
2 large lockers S side in walkway.
Located aft of the forward cabin and on the P side.
Pressure hot and cold water with telephone type shower.
Teak floor grate.
2 x straight settees each with a pilot berth outboard.
Storage under each pilot berth.
Liquor locker forward S with chain plate access.
Locker forward P with chain plate access.
Chest of drawers fwd P and S.
Shelving for books P and S.
Lee cloth fittings with lee cloths supplied loose.
Water tanks under the floors.
Fuel tanks under aft end of 2 quarter berths and center shelves.
Located S, aft of saloon.
Double stainless steel sinks.
Foot salt and fresh water pumps.
Water tank vents to sinks.
Insulated food storage box fwd.
Ample storage outboard.
Luke 3 x burner LPG stove with oven.
Locker storage under Formica counters with teak trim.
Drawers under counters.
Forward facing P side.
Storage under seat.
Companionway on center line with engine access under steps.
2 x single quarter berths, 1 each side, with access P and S.
Storage under each bunk.
Shelves inboard each side.
3 x dorade vents each with cowl, located at mast, with stainless steel protection over.
2 x opening ports.
2 x deck hatches.
1500 Rule electric bilge pump with float switch and manual override.
Whale Gusher pump at nav station.
Whale Gusher pump at cockpit available.
1 x 125 volt, 30 amp shore power cord.
12 volt DC system.
3 x batteries, 2 are house, 1 is engine with parallel switch.
Solar panels for trickle charge.
VHF (not fitted).
VHF, hand held.
GPS, hand held.
Compass at pedestal.
Perkins 4-108 (replaced mid 1980s).
Overhauled late 1990s.
Aluminum anodized mast.
Aluminum anodized mizzen mast.
Aluminum anodized boom.
Spare longer boom when boat is used in "sloop" mode.
Aluminum anodized mizzen boom.
2 x aluminum anodized spinnaker poles.
Spinnaker pole track forward of mast.
1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging (2005).
Yawl or sloop configuration.
Some running rigging replaced (2012 and 2013).
Dacron full batten mainsail (2011).
#1 Dacron hank on headsail.
#2 Dacron hank on headsail.
#3 Dacron hank on headsail.
2 x storm headsails.
1 x storm trisail.
(Note: there is no roller furling on the forestay).
2 x roller furling headsails
2 x heavy spinnakers.
1 x light spinnaker.
1 mizzen staysail.
Cape Cod clock.
Cape Cod barometer.
4 x man Avon roll-up inflatable dinghy.
Mariner 4HP outboard engine.
AB inflatable RIB. Approx 8 person.
9.8HP Tohatsu outboard engine.
Full deck awning, bow to stern, in 2 pieces.
Lunch awning over boom.
CQR 35LB anchor.
35 Danforth anchor.
Dodger frame and fabric.
Spares, hardware, starter motor, alternator, heart exchanger.
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.
449 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840