This is a beautiful example of a lovingly maintained Ron Holland Swan. She has never been raced, but extensively cruised through the PNW. In 2002 Townsend Bay Marine took her down to the hull and vacuum bagged on new teak decks. The hull was peeled, epoxy coated, faired and epoxy copper coated. All the winches were replaced with new Lewmars. The rudder was pulled and new bearings installed. A new Volvo 55 hp diesel was installed at the same time along with much of the ships wiring.
In 2009 the rig was pulled and new rod rigging installed by Brion Toss of Port Townsend. The check stays and baby stay are now done in kevlar. The boat is set up for sailing by a couple and has been cruised every summer since the refit. Her interior is in fabulous condition and has the original layout by Swan.
If you are looking for a true go anywhere, powerful sailing machine that is in terrific condition, you should come over to Bainbridge Island to take a look at Silver Apple.
All vessels listed through Swiftsure Yachts are sold through our Seattle office and appropriate taxes and fees apply. Silver Apple is moored in a private marina on Bainbridge Island. Please call our Bainbridge broker Bob Schoonmaker @ 206-818-7394 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
|Name of vessel||Silver Apple|
|Location||Bainbridge Island, WA|
|Engine model||Volvo D2-55|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||50|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||100|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)||25|
On Coming Aboard
When you come aboard Silver Apple the first thing you notice is that the decks are beautiful and uncluttered. The racing winches were removed during the 2002 refit and big primary Lewmars are set up for short handed sailing. This boat has the traditional two cockpits found on most Swans and the steering cockpit is aft. The mainsheet has been changed to a seven to one blocking and the mainsail can be trimmed with little effort.
In descending the companionway ladder you find yourself with the large galley to port and nav station to starboard. A very seaworthy arrangement. The nav station has a chart table top, chartplotter, radar and GPS navigation system. The boat is also equipped with an AIS transceiver.
The passage to the aft cabin is on the starboard side. The aft stateroom has a double to port and single to starboard with a full size head on the port side.
The main salon is forward of the companionway. One of the first things you’ll notice are the wonderful pilot berths both port and starboard outboard of the settees. There is a large u-shaped dinnette to starboard and standard settee to port. A fold down table allows seating for 8 or so comfortably. The cabin furniture is rich mahagony that Swan is known for. There are ample drawers and cabinets everywhere. Going forward there is another head and pipe berths above the sail storage bins. There is also the traditional ladder down from the deck for moving sails in and out of the forepeak. This boat feels like the 44 footer she is and can accomodate a full crew or family.
Everywhere you look the boat feels warm and comfortable. And it’s obvious she was built to take you places. The expression”they don’t build them like this anymore” is very appropriate.
LOA 44.36 ft long, LWL 36.75 ft
Beam 13.32 feet
Draft 6.5 feet
Displacement 24,700 lbs, Ballast 11,000
Sail Area 961 sq. ft.
SA/Disp ratio 18.2
Volvo D 255 55 hp replaced in 2002
2900 hours (owner reported)
PYI shaft seal
Max Prop feathering prop
Balmar High Output alternator with regulator
100 gallons water
50 gallons fuel
25 gal holding
B & G sailing instruments
Furuno AIS Transceiver
Standard Horizon VHF
Main and Jib new in 2002 retrofitted and completely gone through by Carol Hasse from Port Townsend Sails in 2009
Navtec Vang rebuilt in 2014
Silver Apple has berths for seven without using the dinnettes in the main salon. There are pipe berths forward the fold up to access the sail stowage below. The pilot berths in the main cabin are wonderful sea berths and are fitted with lee cloths. The euro design aft cabin has a small double to port and single to starboard that make excellent sea berths as well. The cabin sole is uncluttered and easy to move around on. With over 13 feet of beam there is plenty of room for the crew to work around each other both at sea or in port. The large u-shaped galley has everything a sea going chef could need for taking care of the crew.
Hot and cold pressure water
Newer Force Ten propane three burner stove with oven
Double sink on center-line
Maintenance since 2015
From my maintenance log:
Bottom paint at Seaview, AF33 with added bio cop, 2 coats Prop greased
Heat exchanger rebuilt by Hatton Marine
All belts replaced
Raw water impeller replaced
Aft toilet discharge pump rebuilt, holes replaced
Electrolysis checked by John Wilton; “impressively OK”
Rebuilt fwd toilet discharge pump
Main sail cover repaired at Island Canvas
Replaced both anchor windlass switches
Replaced anchor chain and rode splice done at Fisheries, total of 350 feet Starter battery replaced with Interstate #27
Alternator replaced with high capacity Balmar 904 series
Jabsco water system pressure pump replaced
Jabsco bilge pump replaced
Zincs replace by Chris Lollis
Whale manual bilge pump replaced under main cabin seat
All cabin lights converted to LED
Manual foot pump at galley sink replaced with Whale pump
Shore power cord replaced with 75 foot 30 amp cord and “Smartplug” connector
Installed remote cockpit VHF
Replace “Whale” bilge pump in cockpit
Haul out bottom cleaned and painted by Co-op in Port Townsend using Interlux Micron 66, primed with Interlux
Changed raw water pump belt
Replaced battery charger
Replaced raw water belt with notched Gates belt
Installed Racor 500 water/fuel separator with 10 micron filter, scrubbed fuel tank .
Haul out Port Townsend Co-op. Bottom cleaned and professionally painted with Biocop Max prop removed for cleaning an d grease.
Please note: Engine maintenance done every 100 hours: oil change, raw water impeller Changed, fuel filter changed, oil filter changed, belts checked and changed if Needed.