Length: 57' 7" (17m)
Beam: 15' 7" (4.73m)
Year Built / Refit: 1998
Engines: 1 x Yanmar 4JH2-UTBE
Staterooms: 3
Flag: Italy
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WHY NOT is a fine example of the Swan 56 class.
She is a typical “cruiser-racer” – offering blue water cruising capability combined with good racing performance.
The yacht can be sailed by a couple for cruising. The deck and rig plan are well organised.
The Swan 56 is a great family yacht.

As an example of her capabilities she has in the past months cruised the Med for family holidays, crossed the Atlantic and cruised the Caribbean.

In April she was serviced, prepared and launched – thereafter she sailed to Bermuda and now is located in Rhode Island.

In June she participated in the Newport-Bermuda race.
The yacht has been with her current owner since 2007 and has enjoyed good maintenance and upgrades.
The interior layout is very practical and finished in the traditional teak style of Nautor.

The owner of WHY NOT now wishes to trade up to a larger Swan yacht.


Hull and Deck

The white hull is of single skin construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminate. A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties.
Colour: gelcoat NGA 2000 white,
Coaming boot line in Awlgrip dark blue G 5002 over gelcoat.
The transom opens hydraulically with bathing platform and separate swimming ladder.
The keel is a lead casting with antimony and carefully finished to accurate shape,
Teak deck and teak toe rail.


Deck fittings:
Electric windlass, Lewmar Ocean 3 with remote control in aft cockpit.
1 anchor CQR 60 lbs.
Second chain roller on stem-head.


1 white aluminium pole for the Sat. Com, on aft deck.
1 white aluminium pole for the Radar scanner on aft deck.

Winches by Lewmar: A: aluminium, C: chromed, ST: self-tailing E: electric.
2 x 77/3 AEST,
1 x 64 AEST,
1 x 64 AST,
2 x 54 AEST,
4 x 54 AST,
2 x 44 AST,
2 X 40 AST

Shower on platform, hot and cold water.
Freshwater deck-wash / shower amidships.
Deck wash, saltwater – at bow.

Interiors and Accommodation

Customised interior plan with two guest cabins aft, owner cabin and focsle.

Two guest cabins aft - starboard aft cabin has double bed and the port cabin has twin beds (upper and lower). Aft companionway leads from aft cockpit to the starboard aft cabin. There is a connecting door from the starboard cabin to the port one. Each cabin with lockers and stowage.

From the port side aft cabin a door leads forward to the galley.

Fully equipped galley including cooker, fridge, freezer, lockers, drawers etc.

From the galley inboard a door leads into the engine room.

From the starboard aft cabin a door leads to the aft toilet / shower compartment – from which a door leads out forward to the chart area / saloon.

Forward facing chart table with seat, drawers, stowage and chart locker above.

The main companionway from the central cockpit leads down on the centre line to the aft area of the saloon between the chart table and galley.

Saloon with sofa on port side and lockers outboard - to starboard is an L shape sofa and a dining table, removable chairs fit on the centreline. Lockers outboard to starboard.

The owner’s cabin is situated forward of the saloon over full width and has a double bed set to starboard, lockers and wardrobe to port. Forward is an ensuite head area with wash-basin and to starboard is a separate shower unit.

There are two pipe-cot style berths in the forward “fo’c’sle”. Under the berths is sail stowage.

The interior has been completely re-varnished in 2005 by Nautor service yard.

Two series of covers for dinette, sofas and chairs.



Yanmar 4JH2-UTBE 96 HP, turbo, marine diesel, 71KW, 3600 rpm, with inverter/reduction 3.3:1,

The main engine has around 4000 hours total, but only approx 2000 hours since overhaul.

Pump and 4 injectors were replaced in 2014 – further works as per list at end of these details.

Total fuel capacity: 590 litres in s/s tanks.
3 blade Gori Marine propeller with overdrive system.

Main Systems

Water-maker Selmar 220 L/H (new 2006).

Air conditioning: (hot and cold), 220v:

16000 BTU for owner's cabin and fore cabin;
7000 BTU for starboard aft guest cabin;
16000 BTU in saloon.

Diesel Generator Westerbeke BTD 9.4-514, 230 V, 50 Hz, 9.4 KVA.

Plumbing and Electrical Systems


Total water capacity: 670 litres in stainless tanks.
2 pressure pump Flojet 4325, 24 V.
Hot water tank, capacity 40 litres, heated via 220v or engine.
2 x manual bilge pumps, Whale Titan.
Electric bilge pump, automatic control.

Domestic equipment – galley:

Washing Machine Electrolux EW 170 5kg.
Gas cooker, Alpes Inox with 4 burners and oven.

Alpes Inox extractor hood over cooker.

Top loading fridge / freezer.

Galley with Corian work top.

Front opening fridge with teak front.

Fridge and freezer 220v from Westerbeke generator or shore power, plus an engine driven system.

Hot water boiler 40 litres 220v and from main engine.


Service battery 360 Ah, 24 V 5 h (430 Ah 20 h).
Engine battery 135 Ah 12 V.
Generator battery 90 Ah 12 V.
Separate set of battery 24V, 180Ah/5h, charged by a battery charger of 25 A or by the alternator of the service batteries.

The service batteries are charged by a 75 A alternator on the main engine or by a 70 A battery charger with automatic regulator.

The starting battery is charged by a 80 A alternator on the main engine and the generator battery is charged by a 50 A alternator on the generator.
Battery capacity meter, DCC 4000, for service battery on main electric panel.

Shore power supply 230 V. Including cable and connecting plugs.
Inverter, Mass 24/1500 VA with transfer switch.

Spreader lights.

Anchor light with cable and plug.
Separate shore power supply outlet in each cabin.
Dimmer for light and for 5 lights in saloon.
Boom light, without dimmer, above aft cockpit.
Night light in forward cabin, in owner cabin, in aft cabin, in saloon and at chart table.
Light with switch, in each hanging locker and in lockers of the owner's cabin.


Compass SUUNTO 6".

Brookes and Gatehouse Hercules 2000 instruments 2004:

5 FFD displays
1 repeater analogical 360° ,
3 B&G 20/20 repeaters Jumbo under the mast, one in owners cabin.

New compass electronic 2015

B&G Hercules, Autopilot

Furuno Radar/chart plotter pathfinder SL 72 2 Kw-36 miles.
GPS 398 Raytheon with sensor JRC 200 DGPS.

SSB ICOM with Pactor 2 system for e mail and weather chart.

Ais 2015.
VHF Shipmate RS 8400 and handset with DSC control and RS 8422 kit with converter.

VHF handset in aft cockpit with switch and loudspeaker.
Loud hailer 430 with cockpit speaker.
Intercom from the helm to all cabins and the galley.

Antenna Delta Pacific, for VHF, TV/FM, and Windex,
Insulated backstay for SSB radio, antenna receiver and transmitter,
Antenna for mobile phone installed in masthead, CXL 900-1, 900 MHz,

PC and printer.
Computer connected with Furuno standard C, chart plotter 14” screen.
Plotter, gps and weather all on the computer.
Computer also with normal programs such as email, word.
CPN chart program with GPS positioning and many charts.

Rigging and Sails


I = 22.60 m - J = 6.27 m - P = 20.30 m -E = 6.67 m

Nautor aluminium mast with 3 sets of spreaders.
Harken System B track for fully battened mainsail, with lazy jacks.
Separate track for trysail.
2 folding steps on mast.

Runners and check stays in Aramid fibre white.
Mast, boom, spinnaker boom, al white painted, Awlgrip G8044.
Furling forestay Reckmann RS 2000/40 manual.
Carbon fibre spinnaker boom.
Jockey pole.

White bowsprit for Code 0 fits over second bow roller at stem-head.
Navtec 50 hydraulic system with control unit in cockpit, single gauge, for: backstay, boom-vang, inner forestay and the flattener.


2007 North Sails Spectra mainsail
2010 North Sails Spectra furling genoa

2012 North Sails Spectra stay-sail
2016 New trysail and storm jib


Spray-hood (new 2012) over main companionway in central cockpit.
Large spray hood (new 2014) for aft cockpit companionway.
Large sun awning from mast to stern.
Cushions for aft and central cockpit.
Sun Bimini at the aft cockpit, new 2015.
Cockpit table.
Carbon aft boarding gangway.

2 Life rafts, 8 person & 4 person.
12 life jackets.
Life guards.
Extinguisher "total flooding" for engine compartment with remote control near main entrance.

Dinghy AB mt. 310, with
Outboard Yamaha 15 hp.

8 fenders Polyform.
8 fenders Lalizas inflatable.
4 ropes mooring.
50 m. ropes for anchoring.
Preventer for boom.
Many ropes, sheets, etc.
Spares of engine and generators