Specifications

Name: Vixen
Builder: NAUTOR'S SWAN
Length: 45' 5" (13m)
Year Built / Refit: 2004
Staterooms: 2
Flag: USA
 
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Description

The Swan 45 is a modern classic and one of the most aesthetically appealing yachts ever conceived. Hugely successful on the the international regatta circuit over the past decade, these yachts are more popular then ever and have become the iconic performance cruiser.

Detailed Information

HULL 

  • Glass/vinylester laminate with carbon fibre reinforcements Sandwich topsides, single skin bottom 
  • GRP engine bed 
  • Colours hull gelcoat white/stripes gelcoat dark blue 7344 
  • Composite mast step with movable shoe 
  • Stainless steel chainplate deck fittings 
  • Standard one design keel, templates control to tolerance 0
  • Antimony alloyed lead bulb and fin with upper flange recessed into hull 
  • Fin bolted to hull with high tensile steel bolts.  Deep floors inside
  • 400 kg weight adjustment by removable lead pigs of 50 kg each inside bulb 
  • Foam filled rudder with carbon/epoxy stock 
  • Aluminium quadrant. Vectran cable steering with roller bearing sheaves 
  • Durepox epoxy finish below waterline sanded to 800 grit


DECK

  • Teak laid deck and cockpit floor, glued and vacuum bagged 
  • Sandwich with unidirectional laminates in pre-preg SPRINT and low-density foam core 
  • Stowage for liferaft in cockpit locker and for gas bottle in portside coaming locker 
  • Sliding entrance hatch garage flush with coachroof
  • Hot and cold deck shower
  • Aluminium 1600mm wheel with leather cover


WINCHES

  • Primary winches for Genoa sheets 2 x Harken B560 TCR 

  • Winches for mainsail sheets Harken 2 x B56,3 STR 

  • Halyard Winches Harken 1 x B480 TCR 

  • 1 HarkenQuattro winch on starboard side for fast downhaul   through gybes 


  • Harken aluminium tracks for jib sheets and mainsail sheets 
  • Harken halyard lead blocks 
  • Spinlock clutch 
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions  
  • 600 mm high lifelines - 30 mm high teak toerail forward of mast 
  • Composite mast collar
  • Handrails at sides of entrance hatch 
  • Composite pedestal integrated with cockpit sole 
  • 1,88 mt recessed steering wheel in aluminium, with leather cover.  0.9 turns H.O. to H.O.  

 

INTERIOR


Owner's cabin

  • Double berth with stowage underneath
  • Foam mattresses over Scandi-Flex berth bottoms
  • Hanging locker and seat


Head

  • White, fibreglass module lower half with washbasin.  
  • Water tap, shower, mirror and waste bin 
  • “Y” valve in head


Main cabin

  • Drop-leaf table
  • Lockers outboard on both sides
  • Settees along both sides
  • Settee backrests lift to make pilot berths on both sides
  • Radio/CD Sony cdx-mp 40 with 2 loudspeakers Poly-Planar 905 in main cabin
  • Loudspeakers in cockpit, Sony XS-MP-61, with commuter


Galley

  • Gimballed two burner stove with oven and stainless steel protection bar. 
  • Two stainless steel sinks with fresh water tap
  • Corian Cameo White counter tops and sink covers
  • Drawers and lockers 
  • Front loading 70 litre refrigerator 
  • Top loading icebox/freezer 60 litre with thermostat to enable use as fridge   
  • Garbage bin


Navigation

  • Chart table and seat with chart stowage under table top 
  • Electronics recessed in panel above
  • Drawers under table
  • Oilskin locker


Guest cabins

  • Double berths with stowage underneath
  • Hanging lockers



ENGINE

  • Volvo Penta Marine Diesel D2-55, 39 kW, 53 HP at 3.000 RPM
  • Saildrive and 2-blade, folding, racing propeller 
  • Aluminium 150 ltr fuel tank
  • Removable forward part of engine box 
  • Inspection hatch 
  • Engine control panel in cockpit
  • Weed cutter in front of rudder



PLUMBING AND VENTILATION

  • Composite sea cocks for all through hull fittings below waterline.
  • Sea water for toilet flushing.
  • Fresh water 320 ltr in one tanks
  • Pressurised hot and cold water. Back-up foot pump for fresh water.
  • Oras single lever mixing faucets.
  • Holding tank 60 ltr for forward toilet. 
  • Manual toilets discharging to holding tank. 
  • Tank emptied by hand pump or deck suction.
  • Two manual and one electric bilge pumps
  • Tank level indication for fuel and water.
  • Holding tank level indication. 
  • Battery driven refrigeration unit
  • Exhaust blowers in galley and head. 
  • Engine space air inlet from deck, outlet with blower to transom.
  • Remote control fire extinguisher in engine space

ELECTRICAL

  • 12 V DC insulated return system for lighting and general service
  • Service battery of gelcell type 
  • 12 V 240 Ah at 5 hour rating in vented GRP box under saloon table.
  • Bottom of mast, shrouds and stays grounded to keel. 
  • 12 V outlet at chart table.
  • One reading light above each berth.
  • Recessed halogen dome lights overhead. 
  • Flexible chart light and red night light at nav station. 
  • Separate entrance light.
  • Navigation lights:
    • Red /green light on pulpit.
    • White stern light on pushpit.
    • White bowlight on forward side of mast.
  • Main switchboard 12 V DC outboard of chart table
  • 130 A alternator with three step regulator for service and 60 A alternator for starting.



INSTRUMENTATION

  • One SUUNTO magnetic compass, mounted on steering pedestal
  • 1 SUUNTO compass on steering wheel pedestal
  • VHF Icom IC-M601 Euro with DSC incorporated + antenna VTronics Yachtmaster Hawk on pushpit
  • Radio/CD Sony CDX-MP 40 with 2 loudspeakers Poly-Planer 905 in main cabin
  • Loudspeakers in cockpit, Sony XS-MP-61, with commuter and steel protection
  • Brookes & Gatehouse autopilot
  • Brookes & Gatehouse Navigation instruments

Sensors:

  • 42” Vertical transducer at head of mast
  • Paddle wheel speed sensor
  • Depth sounder transducer
  • Halcyon 2000 Fluxgate compass
  • Loadcell with amplifier 19 mm
  • CND 7” Colour plotter with GPS at navigation

Processors:

  • Hydra main processor

Repeaters:

  • 1 NMEA FFD at chart table
  • 1 CND at chart table
  • 3 20/20 repeaters on mast
  • 2 FFD in cockpit
  • 1 360° repeater in cockpit
  • 1 45° repeater in cockpit
  • 1 FFD at steering

Many electronic upgrades not included



RIG

  • Carbon fibre, double spreader mast, 15/16 fractional rig, 20 degrees.
  • Carbon fibre spreaders.
  • Tuff Luff 2006
  • Carbon fibre boom
  • 1 line for two reefs
  • Main sheet with double end
  • - 1 Carbon fibre spinnaker pole, track and tackle on mast with:
  • - 2 spinnaker guys Spectra 12 mm
  • - 2 spinnaker sheets with tweakers Spectra 8 mm
  • - 1 downhaul with double end Spectra 10 mm
  • - Spinnaker pole fittings on deck
  • Spinnaker halyards at mast head
  • Discontinuous shrouds Navtec rod. Deck turnbuckles Series 800
  • Combined mainsail luff groove and track system
  • Tweaker inhaul system
  • Antal car puller system
  • Navtec A 320-MF-02, 2 speed, hydraulic panels, 2 pcs
  • 24” hydraulic cylinder for the backstay
  • Quick release for backstay
  • Harken 2.5 furling jib
  • Harken track for trysail
  • Windex with light at mast head, 2 coaxial cables
  • Many running rigging upgrades
  • I = 18.80 m 61.68 ft
  • J = 5.40 m 17,72 ft
  • P = 18,66 m 61.22 ft
  • E = 6.65 m 21.82 ft
  • SPL = 5.43 m 17.81 ft



MISCELLANEOUS

  • Safety equipment ORC with horseshoe buoy mounted on pushpit
  • Fixed fire extinguisher in engine room with release handle at companionway
  • Owner's Manual
  • 16 kg DELTA anchor
  • 50 m 14 mm anchor line spliced to 10 m 8 mm
  • Grade 40 chain
  • Two 16 mm mooring lines 20 m each
  • Two 16 mm mooring lines 10 m each
  • Four airfenders
  • One boathook
  • Anchor light with cable
  • Four winch handles, one of these double grip
  • Two winch handle holders
  • Bosun's chair
  • Flag pole
  • Gelcoat repair package
  • Safety belts for navigator and cook
  • Gas bottle if launched in Finland
  • Foam mattresses over Scandi-Flex battens.
  • Curtains for side windows
  • Handrails throughout
  • Canvas leecloths for berths
  • Engine spare parts
  • Engine tool kit