Broker’s Comments

The Nautor Swan 45 is an exceptional One Design cruiser/racer sailing yacht that has won hearts and minds the world over. Not only do they have an active One Design fleet, they are also successful regatta yachts under IRC. At their core, they are all Swan, and as such are archetypal cruiser racers giving them comfort and capability for fast cruising too.

Of course the build quality, execution and detailing is as only Nautor’s Swan really can.

EALA OF RHU has been much loved and much sailed, and has been well updated and maintained. Unused for the past 2 seasons, she has just been repositioned in Scotland and is sold post pit stop, which has her gleaming. This is her winter worklist:

  • Replace wet exhaust elbow and exhaust hose.
  • Gearbox to be repaired (with a warranty) or replaced with a new gearbox – awaiting report from Volvo Engineer.
  • Hull Polishing.
  • Minor gelcoat repair at transom/portside quarter.
  • Antifouling – if required.
  • Main sheet winches to be serviced.
  • Liferaft servicing x 2.
  • Replace Liferaft cradle.
  • 20/20 displays to be refurbished.
  • Sprayhood to be refurbished.
  • Forward heads overhauled.
  • Pushpits, Pulpit and stanchions to be refitted – unless her new owner transports her to her new home port by road.
  • Coach roof and primary winches have been stripped and cleaned – to be refitted.
  • All the halyards have been moused out and everything is labelled for ease of re-assembly in Scotland.

For further information about the works carried out, please do contact us.

Owner’s Comments

As owners, we had successfully campaigned a 40 ft boat very successfully for many years and were looking for something that offered more performance, good IRC prospects and good One Design racing. The Nautor Swan 45 was the best option on the market for all of these, and in addition, she is an amazing cruising yacht. EALA OF RHU was our No 1 choice as in her previous life she had excellent racing pedigree and was a proven race winner.

As owners suffering from more than a little boat OCD we took her into our yacht repair facility and commenced on a full package of upgrades, repairs, tweaks, tunes and fast add-ons. The hull and foils are fully faired, rudder bearings upgraded, rigging inspected and serviced making her oven ready.

The result was that, following her winter refit, EALA emerged Class ready, IRC ready and immediately began to win races. The boat has three configurations – cruising, One Design racing and IRC racing. She has additional over long poles, masthead kites and a bowsprit that make her a formidable IRC weapon. Wins at Scottish series, Commodores Cup podium finishes, first to the Needles in the Round the Island Race etc., all pay homage to that. As a One Design contender she was always on pace with the other winning boats and the level of racing in the Swan supported events is exceptional with Olympian tacticians amongst the competing crews.

We have successfully raced her offshore with a notable boat speed record on the middle sea race of 28 knots, she is as happy off shore as she is round the cans.
EALA of RHU comes to the market as an influx of small kids means a step back from racing is temporarily in order to enjoy more family holidays and less racing. We have enjoyed every moment of ownership of the Swan; she is a stunning head turner in every marina and the events run by Nautor Swan are second to none in terms of race quality and shore side extravagance.

Market Report

Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Nautor Swan
  2. Model: Nautor Swan 45
  3. Name: EALA OF RHU
  4. Hull Designer: German Frers
  5. Year Built: 2002
  6. LOA: 45’4” / 13.83m
  7. LWL: 39’7” / 12.07m
  8. Beam: 12’10” / 3.91m
  9. Min / Max Draft: 9’2” / 2.80m
  10. Displacement: 9,850kg / 21,715lb
  11. Accommodation: 8 berths in 2 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine: 1 Volvo Penta D2-75 (53hp) Diesel
  13. Location: Rosneath, Scotland, United Kingdom
  14. Price: €285,000, VAT Paid
Contact Details
sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222

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