SKORPIOUS is a beautifully and well-maintained Nautor Swan 53, designed by German Frers. Purchased by the current owner in 2010 in Palma, she then returned to the Solent for a pit stop prior to sailing to the Caribbean 2012.
Having spent a number seasons in the BVIs – she sailed north to Jamestown USA where she underwent a further refit. The yacht returned by ship to the Hamble River in 2017 and while being stored ashore has been subject to a continuous programme of upgrade. The owner is set to retire from sailing and move to a motor yacht (time constraints and grandchildren) thus SKORPIOUS is now offered for sale.
She would make and ideal long distance cruiser. She sports a superb layout below decks and above decks, the addition of the furling boom and staysail means she is a dream to handle shorthanded under sail. Condition both above and especially below decks make her well worth viewing.
SKORPIOUS is our third Swan, after a beautiful and much admired S&S 36, which we totally rebuilt and earned high praise and an award from Nautor Swan in Finland. Then came the renowned Swan 51 – the first Frers designed model and a fine yacht indeed. All three specimens have been worthy of the badge proving to be fast, beautifully balanced, comfortable and secure family cruisers with a turn of pace to the surprise of many in any desirable regattas.
With family and friends, we have had many an escapade down to the Med across to the Caribbean and USA and beyond. Often with as many as 10 on-board, she has proven to be a ‘class act’ affording space pace and comfort aboard whether attaining a deck suntan or maintaining a steady course on passage in challenging conditions.
SKORPIOUS has never been chartered – often we’ve been accompanied by a ‘skipper’ on passage and for those times when a gin and tonic is preferable to a jib and gybe. In the decade we’ve loved her she ranks highly in the memories and experiences archive.
She will pass from us having undergone yet another detailed refit addressing any wear and tear or cosmetic issues and we will miss her very much.
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
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