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Check out tthe project on the S & S Swan Association website.

This was a long project for us, taking the best part of 18 months.  Structurally the yacht was 100% sound and required absolutely no repair work but cosmetically, having been built in 1971, she was definitely tired.

Internally every single peice of wood that we could remove without causing too much destruction, was taken out and carefully sanded, fixed if necessary, and varnished.   Forecabin rebuilt with a V-berth and double fill in.  Heads compartment  totally stripped and refurbished.  Nav station updated.  Engine beds and box replaced for new larger engine and nav seat subtly made smaller to get some floor space back.  All new plumbing, wiring, headlining and upholstery.

Externally the whole boat was sanded, refaired and sprayed.  Teak toerails removed, sheer ground back, glassed and refaired and new intermittent teak toerails glued on.  New teak dorade boxes and teak handrails and cleats.  New custom mouldings in cockpit sides for throttle and engine guages.  Windows removed and refurbished.

All new pulpit, pushpits and stanchions.  Bow fitting reduced in size.  Custom ladders for boarding over the transom and swimming off the side.   All new mooring cleats and fairleads.  All new winches and clutches to updated layout to suit racing as well as cruising.   Additional jib tracks fitted for modern no 3 jib.   New sprayhood to improved design.  Gas locker enlarged to take two bottles.  Cockpit shower fitted into lazarette.  New larger steering wheel and custom stainless plotter console.

S & S Swan 40 Can Can IV