51′ Nautor Swan 51

Priced to Sell








Single Diesel

Hull Material


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1982 Nautor Swan 51 ‘Wind Dancer X’

If you’ve always wanted a big Swan and are on a budget, but have some skills and ambition, here’s a fantastic opportunity to own one the nicest classic Swan designs ever built which also features the rare 6′ 4″ shoal draft keel/centerboard underbody and a brand new mast, new rod rigging and new sails!

All the elements are here to finish getting her ready for the sea including a brand new, still in the box, 9.8 hp outboard, and brand new AB 10′ dinghy which is still at the chandlery waiting for pickup! She has a terrific sail inventory and is well outfitted for Caribbean cruising and represents a tremendous value for a handy boat owner who wants to go fast and to go upwind with the best of them, but might want to still be able to cruise areas like the Bahamas, the Chesapeake Bay or Florida’s west coast.

This Nautor Swan 51 ‘Wind Dancer’ lost its rig while stored on and during Hurricane Irma but did not fall over. She appears to be structurally very good and aside from some of the typical older Swan issues like rusting transverse floors and aging teak on the cabin top, she shows really quite well. She’s dirty right now from having sat for a while, but there is tremendous potential here and a few weeks of effort could result in a very nice boat ready for cruising the islands or for a quick trip north to cooler areas. Call or write for additional photos and a recent on-land insurance survey.

  • Force Ten three burner stove with oven
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Separate Seafrost cold plate and Cool Blue Technautics evaporator refrigeration and freezer with 12V compressors and separate 120V cold plate system
  • Copious cabinetry and counter space
  • Flatware a cutlery
  • Pots and pans
  • Pressure hot and cold water
  • Four sleeping cabins plus large main saloon offers space for eight crew
  • Cushions all of good condition
  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • Vinyl overhead removable panels in good condition
  • Bedding and pillows
  • Two head compartments with showers
  • headroom is generally 6’3″ or better
  • Lee cloths 
  • Solid laminate hull with stringers and frames results in a very stiff hull
  • Keel / Centerboard arrangement to allow access to shoal areas while still providing excellent upwind performance when required.
  • Fiberglass side decks and glued down teak overlay on cabin top
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Superb deck layout with many Lewmar #44s, two #55s and two #65s for easy sail handling
  • Deck washdown
  • New bow pulpit and stanchions (where required)
  • Danforth, CQR, Rocna and Fortress anchors with adequate rodes
  • Maxwell 3500 electric windlass with up and down controls
  • Avon 8 person liferaft last serviced 2010
  • Hatch dodger
  • Swim ladder
  • Fenders and docklines
  • Brand new Tohatsu 9.8 hp two stroke engine still in box
  • Brand new still at store AB 10VL inflatable dinghy awaiting pickup.
  • Offshore spars main mast new 2021
  • All new rod rigging 2021
  • Running rigging in serviceable to as new condition
  • Hydraulic backstay adjuster 
  • Hydraulic rigid boom vang
  • New Harken roller furling
  • Quantum fully battened Hydranet Mainsail and genoa, both new/never used 
  • Maine Sails Partners mainsail
  • Lightweight multi color drifter sail
  • Hank on Staysail
  • 120% genoa (hoisted only once!)
  • Harken furler for staysail not yet installed (sail will require conversion if installed)
  • Battcar system for mainsail – new
  • Furuno 12″ Navnet chart potter for nav station
  • Furuno 8″ Navnet plotter for helm
  • Furuno depth sounder
  • B&G depth sounder
  • B&G Wind Speed and Wind Direction
  • Vesper AIS transceiver
  • Icom 802 SSB
  • Pactor Dragon modem for SSB
  • Icom 604 VHF
  • Furuno GP33 GPS
  • Simrad Robertson autopilot with hydraulic ram
  • 1981 Perkins 4-236 diesel approximately 4600 hours
  • New heat exchanger 2011
  • Transmission overhauled 2011
  • Stainless steel prop shaft
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Three blade MAX prop 
  • Hydraulic boom vang and backstay adjuster
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • Westerbeake 8KW genset – needs new start battery and servicing)
  • Eight 6 volt Trojan golf cart batteries for main house bank (new 2020)
  • Two Group 27 12V engine start batteries
  • 120V shoreside system with charger
  • Two reverse cycle marine air conditioning systems
  • 2021 AB VL 10 new in box
Yacht name

Wind Dancer X




LOA: 51 ft 3 in
Beam: 14 ft 8 in
LWL: 42 ft 4 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 10 ft 7 in
Displacement: 39800 lbs
Ballast: 16500 lbs


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 4-236
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots


Fresh Water Tanks: (184 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (69 Gallons)


Number of single berths: 8
Number of cabins: 5
Number of heads: 2
Seating Capacity: 8

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