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1969 Nautor Swan 36

South Portland, Maine


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Located in South Portland, Maine, ETAIN is a superbly restored Swan 36. A classic Sparkman & Stevens design, definitely the best-preserved Swan, in the older Swan community.   New Awl-grip topsides & deck, chain-plates re-bedded, full re-varnishing, inside and out, plus a long list of other improvements.   Previous and current owners paid particular and careful attention to keep ETAIN as original as possible and to keep her a classic.   All the work for previous owner was done at Jamestown Boat Yard, well known as a Swan yard. Recent work was performed by Stanley’s Boat Yard in Barrington, Rhode Island in 2015. ETAIN has always been stored indoors in the off-season.



Builder: NAUTOR


Flag of Registry: USA

Keel: Fin



LOA: 35.73' / 10.89m

LWL: 25.92' / 7.90m

Beam: 9.68' / 2.95m

Maximum Draft: 6.07' / 1.85m

Displacement: 14300 lbs./ 6486 kgs.

Ballast: 7936 lbs. / 3600 kgs.

SA: 14.88

Ballast / Disp.: 55.50%

Disp. / Length: 366.59

Designer: Sparkman & Stephens

Builder: NAUTOR

Years in Production: 1967 to 1970

Number Produced: 80

Cabin Headroom: 5.90' / 1.80m



The Swan 36 was the designed by Sparkman & Stephens.  The Swan 36 was the boat that put NAUTOR on the map’ worldwide, and is still a sought after classic Swan, especially considering the condition of ETAIN.


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Deck hardware removed, top layer of fiberglass deck delaminated areas near primary winches removed, core replaced, re-glassed and re-faired deck including molded track wedges. All smooth and nonskid surfaces new Awl-grip applied, all hardware re-bedded and installed, 2010.
  • Majority of deck hardware upgraded/re-chromed / re-anodized, 2011.
  • Loose stanchion bases repaired/backing plates, 2011.
  • Topsides Awl-gripped, 2010.
  • Chain plates removed, inspected, replaced and re-bedded, 2010.
  • Stern cleats removed, repainted and reinstalled, 2010.
  • Prop strut area repaired and faired, 2012.
  • Antifouling, 2013.
  • Teak toe rails stripped, sealed & varnished, 2011, touched up with an additional two coats in 2013.
  • Exterior completely varnished with two coats high gloss in 2011, with touch-ups and two more coats Oct 2013.



Engine & Gearboxes:

  • WESTERBEKE 30B, 3 cylinder
  • Horsepower 27
  • Less than 200 hours
  • Installed as new engine in 2002


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Replaced entire length of metallic exhaust with new style hose, including new plastic silencer,new vented loop configuration, etc., 2010.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Tiller Steering.


Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 120V receptacle in head, 2009.
  • Wiring tidied behind electrical panel, 2010.
  • Windex, 2010.
  • Circuit breakers labeled, 2010.
  • All interior lighting LED, 2016
  • Relocated vapor proof battery switch, 2015


Battery Banks:

  • New batteries, 2013.
  • 12V batteries secured with original NAUTOR strapping, 2010.


Battery Chargers:

  • 20 Amp multi stage, 2016


Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • No hot or cold pressure water.
  • New saltwater intake hose for sink, 2009.
  • New raw water pump, 2010




Fresh water:

  • New bladder water tank and related plumbing 2010.
  • Fuel tank cleaned, 2016



Navigation Equipment

  • Bulkhead mounted compasses, serviced 2011.
  •  Tiller autopilot.
  • VHF  CMP348W
  • Raymarine P70 Autopilot, 2015.
  • New VHF antenna, 2010.
  • Raymarine Wind, masthead and speedo, 2010.
  • GPS GARMIN 640
  • interior / exterior mount for GPS added, 2016
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo in main salon with speakers
  • Magnetic compass



Domestic Equipment


  • Ice Box.
  • Single SST sink.
  • 2 burner CNG stove (one tank - system checked 2013).




  • Toilet with holding tank.
  • Head hardware replaced/polished/new shower handle, hinges, latches, et cetera. 2010.
  • Seawater or fresh water pump at head sink.



Heating & Ventilation:

  • Three SST Dorade vents.
  • New vent fitting in head, 2010.
  • CRUISEAIR 16,000 BTU marine air conditioner/heater. - needs service
  • New Found Metals opening ports, 2016




Summary of Accommodation:

  • Her interior is a mix of koto and teak wood, ply stained floors, which have just been re-varnished.   
  • Port and starboard quarter berths aft, galley to starboard side, head athwartships forward, and v-berth foc’sle cabin.
  • Lee clothes.
  • Ten chrome New Found Metals opening ports.
  • Sliding overhead hatch.
  • Floorboards stripped and varnished, 2010.
  • Interior varnished, striped and coats built up on items such as salon handrails, two coats on other surfaces 2011.
  • Interior cushions, 2010.
  • Forepeak: 72” long, widest point at aft end of bunk is 76”, tapers to 10”.
  • Salon settee, is U-shaped with table, outboard settee is 78” long.
  • Stern quarter berth, 74”, tapers from 32” to 15”.
  • Bell quartz chronometer and barometer



Deck Equipment


  • NAUTOR single spreader alum. rig.
  • Mast step repaired/modified/upgraded 2010.
  • Hall Quick vang.
  • Newer Hall boom (done by a previous owner, age unknown).
  • Barlow secondary and halyard winches.
  • Harken Traveller & mainsheet system.
  • Harken roller furling, serviced 2010.
  • New spinnaker halyard 2010.
  • All turnbuckles serviced and cleaned 2010.
  • Masthead sheaves removed and serviced, 2010.
  • Backstay adjuster repaired, prep and painted 2010.
  • Spectra furling line, 2010.



  • LEWMAR #54 self tailing primary winches.
  • LEWMAR winch installed for slab reefing, 2013.




  • Main & jib 2009. Lightly used. Other older sails available.




  • New shelf in stbd cockpit locker with enclosure for shift control, 2011.
  • Swim Ladder.
  • Lexan forward hatch with solar fan, 2016



Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Cockpit cushions, 2010.
  • Fully fitted Fairclough winter cover with frame



Safety Equipment:

  • New vinyl coated lifelines, 2013.
  • Fortress anchor and bow mounting bracket system, 2015
  • Tiller clutch, 2016
  • New fenders with fleece covers
  • First aid kit
  • Flare kit
  • PFD’s
  • Inflatable PFD’s with integral harness
  • Custom tool kit

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Etain
Make: Nautor Swan
Model: 36
Year: 1969
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: NAUTOR
Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 35'8 ft
Waterline Length: 25'10 ft
Beam: 9'8 ft
Max Draft: 6'1 ft
Cabin Headroom: 5'10 ft
Dry Weight: 14,300 lb
Ballast: 7,936 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Model: 308
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Antique and Classics, Sloop


William Shaw
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New England Yacht Partners
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Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809
Tel:888 525 9457
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.

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.
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