Nautor Swans of the 1980s represented the pinnacle of production boat building. Quality designs from the likes of German Frers, plus uncompromising build quality, made these boats the epitome of cruiser-racers. The Swan 46 is one of Frers’ best IOR cruiser-racer designs. It has multiple ocean crossings and many victories, including the Vic-Maui race, to its credit.
Freya spent her early life in Scandanavia. The current owner bought her in Sweden and lived several years in Norway before sailing Freya to the Caribbean in 1998-1999. She came to he Pacific Northwest in 2004.
Freya was modernized with upgrades that make her an exceptional Pacific Northwest cruiser. First and foremost, a carbon fiber pilothouse was added that provides a warm, on deck place for standing watch in cold or drizzly weather or just enjoying a day at anchor in a well lit, warm place. While Swan traditionalists may not like the look, it is a well-executed modification with factory-level execution. The pilothouse has the added advantage of making the companionway less steep. The vessel was repainted and the teak decks removed and replaced with nonskid in 2006.
In short, Freya is a Swan at heart with modifications that make her a great all-weather cruising choice.
Swan interiors are well known for the quality of joinery and timeless style. Freya has had several upgrades, including overhead panels and LED white/red lights on dimmer switches throughout. The cabin sole is in excellent condition and the general condition. The carpentry throughout is in good condition.
Starting at the bow, Freya features a custom-built V-berth with a custom mattress. Just aft to starboard there is a hanging locker, drawers and cabinets. To port is a head with beautiful cabinetry, ample storage and a shower wand.
The main salon features a U-shaped settee arrangement with a table with flip-up leaves to port. A pilot berth is located outboard of the dinette. To starboard there is a settee, at the forward end of which is cabinetry including a heavy duty drawer with additional top access. Lockers and a TV are outboard.
The navigation station is to starboard. Electrical panels, including an additional panel for the pilothouse, are outboard. Inside the navigation seat are the starting battery and two chargers. There is a walk through head leading to the aft cabin.
The inline-line galley is to port. There is a side-opening refrigerator, double sinks and a 3-burner stove with oven. On the centerline engine box there is additional counter space for food preparation.
Freya’s interior features the same basic layout as the stock Swan 46 MK 1 except for the custom V-berth built forward where sail lockers and fold up berths used to be, and the aft cabin lacks headroom where the bridgedeck was and the pilothouse now is. The genset sits inside a sound shield between the single and double berth’s aft.
Hurricane II H2L hydronic heating and on-demand hot water (8.5 gallon tank) (2006)
(2) Raritan Electrosan heads (no holding tanks)
White/red LED lights on dimmers throughout
Glacier GL035-E-2D refrigeration (2007)
UPO Mobilife 3 burner stove with oven
Double stainless steel sinks
Insignia NS32L450A11 TV
Bose Companion3 multimedia speakers
Navigation Electronics and Communications
ComNav Voyager x3 Class A AIS transceiver
Furuno Navnet TZ Touch 2 integrated chartplotter and radar
Furuno RD-33 electronic compass remote readout
ICOM M604 VHF
Simrad hydraulic linear drive autopilot with wired remote and IS15 instrument head
Furuno FI50 wind angle and speed
24 and 12-volt DC systems
120 Volt AC
Northern Lights M673L 6kW genset
Extensive spares kit for Northern Lights
Perkins 65 amp alternator
AmpTech 125 amp alternator
(4) Odyssey ODS -AGM-470 FFT-220 AH slimline batteries (2023)
Victron Multiplus 24volt, 3000VA inverter charger (needs panel installation at nav station) (2023)
ProMariner Passport 12 battery charger (105 amp charging)
Magnum MS Series 4024 inverter/charger
(2) 12-volt Group 31T NAPA Commercial 125 amp hour
Xantrax Trucharge2 battery charger 20 amp
Balmar Max Charge MC-624 voltage regulator (2011)
Blue Seas DC ammeter and voltmeter
Newmar DC-DC converter
The pilothouse sets this Swan apart from all others. It provides an excellent place for enjoying the view while out of the elements, either at sea or anchor. It is big enough to comfortably seat eight people, and the settees over 6’, which would make them great for sleeping on deck but out of the elements. It also provides an excellent watch-standing spot. With an autopilot control and 360-degree visibility, it’s both comfortable and safe.
Exalto windshield wipers
Valence lights on dimmer
Courtesy lights on dimmer
Electronics in pilothouse: Furuno TZ Touch 2, Furuno FI 15, Furuno RD-33, Comnav Voyager x3 AIS, Simrad IS 15 autopilot control
Perkins M65 Sabre diesel auxiliary (2003) (Estimated 800 hours)
ZF 1.8:1 reduction gear
Racor R60T fuel filter
Duramax Shaft Seal System
(5) water tanks totaling 132 gallons
(2) fuel tanks totaling 90 gallons
Hull and Deck
Custom deck level pilothouse
(4) Lewmar Ocean hatches
(6) opening ports
Navpod at helm for electronics
Furuno NavNet TZ Touch 2 multifunction display
Steps and boarding platform on transom
Rail mounted propane tank
(2) Forward mooring cleats with chocks
(2) Aft mooring cleats with chocks
(2) midships chocks
LED cockpit lights
Sails and Rigging
Freya is equipped for easy sailing, with a stack pack type and lazy jack mainsail arrangement and a roller furling headsail. Halyards are clustered around the mast, but sheets are led aft. The traveler, mounted atop the pilothouse, has control lines led internally in the pilot house wall to exit in the cockpit. The sails are not new, but have seen little use.
UK Sailmakers mainsail
Integral “Stack Pack” type mainsail cover by San Juan Canvas
Quantum 120% composite furling headsail
Quantum asymmetrical spinnaker
Profurl headsail furling
Selden carbon fiber extendable gennaker bowsprit
Spectra running backstays
Detachable intermediate forestay
Navtec hydraulic boom vang
Navtec hydraulic backstay
(2) Lewmar 55ST primary winches
(2) Lewmar 48ST winches
(2) Lewmar 46ST winches
Wire standing rigging (2006)
Harken Batten mainsail luff traveler system
Harken mainsheet traveler with control lines exiting cabinhouse
Miscellaneous & Safety
West Marine 12’5” AL 290 HYP inflatable dinghy
Torqeedo Travel 1003S/L electric outboard
Extra new cordage
Rail mounted BBQ
(2) Lewmar 48 3-speed
(2) Lewmar 46 self tailing
(2) Lewmar 56
|Name of vessel||Freya|
|Engine model||Perkins Sabre 65|
|Engine hours||Estimated 800|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||90|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||130|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)|