13mm Teak Deck new in 2012
'Pulsar II' is an S&S Nautor Swan 47 MK II and was the first hull with the Mk II interior. This gives her a larger saloon and slightly smaller aft cabin compared to her earlier sisters with her mast just forward of the saloon table instead of in the middle of the table. She was built in June 1977.
The Sparkman & Stephens Swan 47 is a very powerful sailing yacht with impeccable sea manners and performance, especially upwind. In her current configuration she is easily handled by 2 or more crew.
The Current owners purchased in Palma, Majorca in 2001. She was shipped to the UK via cargo ship and went immediately into a yard for professional work on the hull and the yacht in general. Over the next 2 years she was heavily refitted.
In 2004 the rig was un-stepped, all fittings removed and the aluminium tube painted in white Awlgrip. All mast fittings including the rod kicker were also painted. The mast was re-assembled and re-stepped after all rigging and electrics were checked and replaced as required.
The work was carried out at the Swan service centre, Camper & Nicholsons, Gosport.
Since then she has been continuously updated. In 2012 she had a new 13mm teak deck, new instrumentation including a chart plotter at the helm position in a custom built stainless steel frame, new anchor chain and a new cruising furling genoa in 2014.
The hull is original gel which is in very good condition. The coachroof and cockpit were painted in 2012 with white Awlgrip, 6 coats.
She was very successfully raced in 2003, achieving overall amateur winner of the Swan Europeans and 1st in class in JOG Cat 3 Class 1 summer series.
In 2004 she left the UK and was sailed to the Mediterranean. In 2005 she arrived in Malta and has been based in Malta since that date and has been updated every year with the concept of keeping her as original as is practical.
Every summer she has sailed to Greece and cruised the Ionian Islands and the Aegean Greek islands, returning to Malta in September for the winter ashore.
'Pulsar II' is currently registered with Small Ships Register, UK.
Hull, deck and superstructure construction:
The hull is GRP.
The deck is foam-cored GRP sandwich construction but is a single laminate with stainless steel backing plates under the deck fittings.
The side decks, coachroof, bridge deck and cockpit floor and seating are teak covered.
Keel and Rudder:
The ballast keel is a lead/antimony casting with stainless steel shoe and trailing edge.
The rudder is of foam-filled fibre glass, constructed with a high tensile stainless steel stock supported by 2 bearings
Engine and gearbox:
Volvo MD22A 61HP diesel engine with freshwater cooling via a raw water inlet and heat exchanger. (Engine fitted new 2001)
Reduction gearbox. 2.74:1
Propulsion and steering:
Max Prop 3 blade folding propeller.19in
PSS shaft seal.(2008)
Cable operated wheel steering with hide covered stainless steel wheel.
Maintenance & performance:
Engine hours – 3480 as of October 2015 (no use since). Engine last serviced Oct 2015.
Timing belt and water pump replaced in 2013.
Cruising speed – approx. 6.5 knots
Max speed – approx. 7.5 knots
Fuel consumption at cruising speed – approx. 2.4 litres per hour
Range @ cruising speed – approx. 500 nm.
Sleipner Side Power SP75T (2003). Dedicated 12v battery.(2012)
Paguro 3000 installed in noise reduction cocoon in aft cabin (2007)
Diesel single cylinder, 3Kw/220v output. ( Not operational. Requires attention)
Balmar engine mounted 100A alternator for charging services batteries and engine start battery. (2004) (rebuilt 2009)
Balmar Max Charge MC-614 Multi-stage voltage regulator. (2004)
12vDC services with 220vAC ring main.
Victron battery monitor BMV-6025
4 x Sealed 12v 105Ah deep cycle batteries wired in parallel to give 420Ah.(2017) 1 x
Sealed 12v 100Ah engine start battery. (2017) (Services and engine start batteries can be switched together for engine starting in emergency).
1 x 12v 75Ah generator start battery. (2014)
1 x 12v Optima Blue Top spiral wound dedicated Bow thruster battery (2011).
Victron Phoenix Multiplus 12v/2000/100a combined inverter/charger. Powering TV/CD/DVD and other AC devices (2007). (The output is sufficient to run a medium sized microwave oven).
2 x 100W semi flexible Solar panels. Dedicated MPPT charge controller mounted in Nav station. The panels are fixed to the top of the bimini cover. The fixings are strong enough for high winds but also allows fast removal if required.(2014)
220v AC Marineco shore power connection with 220vAC sockets in the accommodation.
25m 16a shore power cable.
Collection of shore power plug adapters.
Fresh water and water heating System:
12v pressurized hot and cold water system with backup manual footpump system on each outlet.
Hot water heated by engine calorifier or by 220vAC immersion heater in 40litre insulated
hot water tank.
HP 12v DC watermaker producing approx. 25 litres per hour at maximum capacity (2004).
Remote control panel in galley
Manifold system to allow product water to fill any 1 of the 3 water tanks or an external container.
1 x 12v DC bilge pump in main bilge sump.
1 x manual bilge pump situated next to bilge sump under saloon sole.
1 x manual bilge pump situated in rear cockpit locker front to starboard of the helm.
1 x 12v DC emergency bilge pump.
Fuel capacity 210 litres in 2 stainless steel tanks
Fresh water capacity 490 litres in 3 stainless steel tanks.
Grey/black water holding tanks:
2 x grey water tanks for the 2 heads.
1 x Black water tank. (Black water tank not currently connected although the pipework andvalves are all installed).(2009)
Jabsco ITT marine toilets. Pumps changed several times. (1998)
Garmin GPSmap 4010 chart plotter installed in custom built stainless steel frame attached to the steering pedestal. Garmin chart for the whole of the Med. (S.Portugal to all Med. Coastlines, EU/N. Africa/Near Middle East). Original SD card plus a backup/daily use card.
AIS rcvr linked to chart plotter.
B&G 1000 Autopilot display and control.
Whitlock rotary chain drive.
B&G Hercules Autopilot
4 x Garmin GMI 10 display heads displaying all speed,depth,wind and nav data. Data from
B&G sensors on NMEA I/F. In addition data passed to chart plotter.(2012) Danforth
Constellation compass, rebuilt 2004.
At the chart table:
Foruna Model 1623 radar. (2012)
Stand alone GPS, MLR FX312 XC (backup)
ICS Nav6 Plus Navtex
ICS Fax 2 Weather facsimile/Navtex system (not in current use). B&G 1000 display head.
12in LCD screen for PC
Icom VHF Marine IC-M503. (2004)
Icom handheld VHF. (2007)
ICOM R71E SSB Receiver (no longer used but working)
Matrix Galley gas alarm.
Eberspacher heating thermostat.
Force 10 stainless steel gas cooker with 3 burners and oven. (2010)
2 x large Camping Gaz bottles in sealed aluminium gas bottle holder in stern locker. Gas bottle holder vented to outside for any leakage.
Air cooled 12v DC refrigerator in galley area with new compressor and evaporator (2007)....
|Total Engine Power:||61.0 hp|
|Engine Make/Model:||Volvo Penta MD22A|
|Propeller Type:||3 Blade, Folding|
|Designer:||Sparkman & Stephens|