PAULINE AF SKANOR is the 5th Swan 112 launched in 2003. She was built for a Greek owner and initially named “Manouella” and sailed in the Mediterranean. She was sold (we believe in 2006) to a South American owner and renamed “Naiade”. The vessel was sailed to and then based in Mexico for a while. During both ownerships she saw generally light use.
This said the vessel was significantly damaged in Mexico and so in 2014 she was shipped to Palma de Mallorca for repairs. Nautor’s Swan was retained to provide engineering expertise through all repairs and the surveyor firm Patton Marine Inc. employed to also follow all work. From March 2015 through summer 2016, the yacht was rebuilt substantially to include structural laminate work to the hull as well as every system being renewed or refitted. The result was a virtually new yacht, with a Nautor´s stamp of approval for the structural work. It can be argued that PAULINE is now in better than new condition as more modern better materials and methods were used during the works.
She has been continually maintained and updated. Most recent work in 2023 included all new service batteries with an increased Amp-Hours, plus new water heaters and a full overhaul to the Magnus shore power transformer.
The current owners purchased the yacht in late 2017 in Mallorca and renamed her PAULINE af SKANOR. They are experienced yacht owners and had previously owned four Nautor´s Swans (43, 47, 65 and 76) that they refitted.
PAULINE benefits from a classic, well balanced and voluminous layout for 6 guests aft and up to 6 crew forward. The interior is in remarkably good condition reflecting her light use over the last years. She is finished in the finest Burmese teak, hand rubbed and varnished which has been sparingly used and well maintained since launching. No artwork or attachments in the wood. High quality fittings and marbles throughout. The interior décor and finish are classically nautical and elegant.
Sales Video (Palma Superyacht Village)
In 2017 we started to look for the next boat to buy. We always knew she would be another Swan. Having initially looked at smaller models such as the 82 and 86, we visited the Palma show in 2017 where we found Naiade (as was her name then). Two sister yachts were also at the show, but for us Naiade stood out as she was just about to complete a very full refit / rebuild and her condition was close to exemplary. She also stood out as the most appealing in terms of layout and interior design. The process to decide, and finalise her purchase took some time, but she became ours and was renamed PAULINE late in the year.
Our adventure with PAULINE was then to begin. Following our purchase, we sailed the yacht to Malta for importation. Later sailing on to Croatia (Sibenik) where she spent the winter. Summer 2018 was spent cruising Croatia and in the autumn sailing through the Med and out to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. We sailed a little in the Atlantic around the Canary Islands and in April 2019 to Cascais, Portugal.
In the summer of 2019, we made a most memorable trip to Sweden (including our “home port” of Skanor) and up to the north of Norway and the Lofoten Islands. It was a fantastic experience.
In September we sailed south again to Portugal (our new home since December 2019).
Unfortunately, with the Covid pandemic and health issues we were unable to sail in 2020 (but did live on board for many months). 2021 was similarly affected, but finally in October PAULINE was able to sail away west, once again to Las Palmas – and this time on to the Caribbean. She sailed with the ARC to St Lucia (fourth crossing the finishing line and first 70+ skipper) and thereafter cruised the Caribbean islands (including Martinique, Antigua, Saint Kitts, Saint Barth, Saint Martin, and US Virgin Islands – our favorite was the British Virgin Islands) until sailing back to Cascais in May 2022.
During the summer of 2022 we again spent substantial and a very enjoyable time aboard with family and friends, cruising the Mediterranean (visiting Mallorca, Portofino, Amalfi coast, the Aeolian Islands, Sicily, and Malta amongst others). Generally, we preferred to be at anchor rather than in a marina.
In total, we believe we have enjoyed sailing PAULINE some 21,000 miles from December 2017 to the end of 2022.
PAULINE has spent winter 2022-23 in Cascais. We live close by and are often aboard and have overseen some service works preparing her for the coming season.
PAULINE has made a lifetime dream come true of owning a Blue Water sailing yacht, capable of crossing all the oceans and exploring the whole world from the sea – in a safe and comfortable manner. However, life has brought us some new challenges and we are now focusing on a more land based project which we are passionate about.
Thus, we have decided to sell PAULINE and to allow a new owner to take her on further and even greater adventures.