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Length: 64' 7" (19m)
Beam: 16' 4" (4.96m)
Year Built / Refit: 1973
Engines: 0 x Volvo Penta AD41B
Staterooms: 3
Flag: UK
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Still with the same owner for the last 38 years this legendary Swan 65 ketch is in a good condition thanks to her impeccable upkeep and maintenance. She looks good on deck and below and is ready to sail away for more adventures.


Owner comments:

ALPHA CENTAURI is a legendary classic Swan 65´ Ketch designed by Sparkman & Stevens with hull Nº 007, and has been under my ownership for the past 38 years and progressively improved each year.
The machinery and sail systems are almost perfect and she is beautiful looking on deck and inside. I believe she is ready to set sail for another World Tour.


Repainted with AWL GRIP Snow White, in 2010.
Anti-osmosis epoxy treatment in 2001 – done in New Zealand
Burmese Teak Deck (1995). .
Rudder stock and skeg revised in 2011.
Modified chain locker

Lewmar, original. (refit 2009 – 2011) Total 18 winches.

Windlass: Maxwell 3500, revised in 2012. (painted and chrome)

2 CQR Anchor 105 lbs and 77 lbs.
Chain: 100 metres  12”.


Volvo Penta AD41B, turbo diesel, 150Hp. (2009). Turbo and Gearbox revised in 2009.
New Intercooler and heat exchanger, changed in 2011.
Compression ratio test, made in 2013, with optimal conditions.
1 Max Prop propeller, 3 blade.
New Shaft Stuffing box. (2009)

Diesel capacity: 6 tanks, total 1000 litres
All tanks inspected and cleaned 2012.


Diesel Gen Set Onan,8Kw (2010).

AIR COMPRESSOR, Poseidon. Revised and engine changed in 2011.

WATER MAKER HEM, 111 litres / hour with automatic flushing (2011).


Fresh-water capacity, 5 tanks, total 1340 litres.
60 litres hot water tanks.
12 Valve Blake sea-cocks. (2008-2010)
5 new Blake sea-cocks (2010)
4 Electrical bilge pumps, Jabsco.
2 Hand bilge pumps.


Switchboard, Control Panel, Fuse Board (by chart table).
220 volts / 24 volts
1 Mastervolt Battery Charger 100Ah. (2010)
1 Mastervolt Battery Charger 70Ah.
1 Mastervolt Inverter 24/220 volts, 700 watts.
8 Schonneschein Battery 200 Ah. Total 800 Ah Serie (2012).
All internal Light and Navigations Light in LED’s.
Furuno converter 12v/24v for Navigation aids Instrument.


2 Forward cabins with 2 berths each.
1 Aft Cabin with 1 double berth and 1 single berth.
1 Forward crew cabin with 2 berths.
3 Baby Blake original heads and shower
Burmese teak floor, (Refitted 2010).

Saloon with dining table and settee,
The settees are in white leather.
White China dishes and cups, personalized with the ship name`s.
`Alpha Centauri ´embroidered on all bed linen and towels.
In the saloon you find a display of cowries collected by the owner around the World Seas.
Chart table and Nav Area:

Force10 Gas Cooker.
Double Sink.
Sea Water foot pump.
Nespresso Coffee maker.
Garbage drawer.


Furuno GPS and Navtex.
Furuno Chart Plotter and Radar, with C-Map Charts, and repeaters on the cockpit.
Furuno Digital Weather Fax.
Icom VHF and SSB
Nera Satellite Telephone. (Inmarsat)
2 Portable Icom VHF’s.
Portable  Furuno GPS.
Computer on board with Max Sea V.11 Software and C-Map Charts.
B&G Hydra 2 : Echo-sounder, Anemometer, Speedometer, Log and Water Temp.
B&G Analogue instruments at Cockpit: Speedometer, Echo-sounder, Wind Speed, Wind Angle, Magnified Wind.
Barometer and Thermometer.
Handheld Compass.
Steering Compass.


HD TV – Dolby Surround – DVD - Video CD – CD Player – VHF – Divx.
External Input for iPod, iPhone or MP3 player.
1TB external Media player Hard Disc.


Ketch rig – standard Nautor aluminium anodized aluminium spars.
Reckmann Headsail Furler (manual).
New lower shroud, main  mast.(2013)
New bottle-screw Navtec, main and mizzen mast.(2007)
Backstay and vang Navtec, main mast (hydraulic)
2 Spinnaker Poles. (original)
2 Runners.
All halyards in Dyneema: 7 halyard main mast, 2 halyard in mizzen mast. (2007)
2 Spinnaker pole up-haul (Dyneema)(2007)
4 Genoa Sheet ,4 Spinnaker / Gennaker sheet and 2 staysail sheet (2008)
4 New sheet traveller (2010) (Custom made)
New forestay gooseneck (2010)
Stainless bow sprit.


1 Main Sail, Tack Velas, full battens(2012).
1 Gennaker, Tack Velas (2010).
1 Genoa, North Sail 120% (2008).
1 Main Sail, North Sail, full battens (2008).
1 Genoa, North Sail 150%.
1 Genoa , Hood 120%.
1 Mizzen, North Sail.
1 Spinnaker, North Sail.
1 Gennaker, North Sail.
1 Yankee, North Sail.
1 Staysail, North Sail.
1 Storm Jib, North Sail.
1 Try Sail, North Sail.

Sail areas: m2

• Fore Triangle: 84,2
• Main Sail: 57,6
• Genoa 150%: 126,3
• Spinnaker: 303
• Mizzen: 25,3


1 Tender 320 Novamarine, for 6 person.
1 Yamaha out-board 15 Hp 2 stroke.
1 Yamaha out-board 9.9 Hp 2 Stroke

EPIRB, re-inspected in June 1012.
6 Extinguishers.
New life raft Arimar, 8 person (2011).
New 8 buoyancy aids, and 2 children’s buoyancy aids.
2 horseshoe buoys.
Water proof torch.
IOR signal.
Life line.
2 compressed air tanks.
Man overboard flare, rocket flare, smoke signal, parachute flare.
5 First aid boxes.


Extensive list of tools and spares.
Everything is being included.
Full list will be supplied.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice