Broker’s Comments

ZOE is an excellent example of a well-maintained and updated S&S Swan. The following is a partial list of improvements that have been completed during the past 3 years.

  • Tightened and re-packed keel bolts.
  • Stripped the lower hull and applied a new barrier coat. The bottom paint is Petit Vivid and was applied at the end of the season in 2018.
  • All new solid rod standing rigging with new fittings.
  • All new sails and running rigging by Port Townsend Sails-a sail loft that specializes in building high quality off shore sails. The sail inventory includes:


  1. A working jib on roller furler and double reefing mainsail.
  2. Two light air sails: a drifter and an asymmetrical spinnaker.
  3. A staysail.


  • New clutches on the mast to facilitate handling of halyards.
  • New manual bilge pumps.
  • New fresh water pump.
  • New head, hoses, and macerator.
  • All new berth cushions.
  • New full length boat cover.
  • New two burner propane stove with oven.
  • New Vesper Marine AIS and wifi.
  • New B&G sailing instruments (or $1600 credit).
  • New 3-blade folding MaxProp.
  • New ELCI/AC main on-off switch to conform to latest marina requirements for shore power connections.

Owner’s Comments

Nearly five years ago, my wife and I began looking for a cruising boat that would allow the two of us to take extended voyages. We preferred older boats that we could restore as we sailed. High on our list were sailing performance, styling, and ability to sail short-handed. Most cruise boats met the latter criterion, but in our minds the “load carriers” came up short in sailing performance and styling.

We opted for our Swan 411 and chose it over a Swan 41 because it carries more sail area. Our intended sailing destinations included the Puget Sound and South Pacific. Both areas tend to have less wind than more, so we wanted to carry as much sail as we could. There are very few 411s around, but I eventually found one in Rhode Island. It needed a lot of TLC, but it was exactly what we wanted.

We had our Swan, ZOE, trucked across America and began a restoration and sailing journey. Because we intended to go off shore for extended periods, we wanted the engine, sails, and rigging to be top notch. ZOE already had a late model Volvo engine, but her sails and rigging were tired. We chose custom off-shore sails by a premier West Coast sail loft. Because micro cracks were starting to appear in ZOE’s standing rigging, we took no chances and replaced all of the standing rigging with new solid rod.

As shown in the inventory, our updates were extensive, but we have the boat we want. It sails like a dream, and I have sailed solo quite a lot. I’m nearly 72 years old, so that says more about the boat than the sailor! Unfortunately, life has intervened in our cruising plans, so we now offer ZOE to a new generation of sailors.

Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Nautor Swan
  2. Model: Nautor Swan 411
  3. Name: ZOE
  4. Hull Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  5. Year Built: 1977
  6. LOA: 40’10” / 12.44m
  7. LWL: 33’7” / 10.23m
  8. Beam: 11’11” / 3.64m
  9. Min / Max Draft: 7’7” / 2.3m
  10. Displacement: 10,800kg / 23,800lb
  11. Ballast Weight: 5,200kg / 11,500lb
  12. Accommodation: 8 berths in 2 cabin(s) / 1 head/WC(s)
  13. Engine: 1 Volvo D2-40 Diesel
  14. Location: Port Townsend, Washington, USA
  15. Price: US$89,000
Contact Details
jennifer-stewart-18, Berthon Brokerage

Jennifer Stewart
Berthon USA
Tel: 001 401 846 8404

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