SeaPortal Ltd.

is pleased to present


Swan 56


Swan 56



German Frers
Nautor Swan
Glass/Aramid Hybird Fiber
43,000 lbs.
Yanmar 96hp Turbo
590 liters
670 liters






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            The Swan 56 has been an extremely successful model for Nautor, with 46 hulls launched to date. Many of the earlier Swan 56s were geared toward racing, with deep keels, carbon decks, fractional rigs, and container loads of sails. However, as people began to realize the wonderful offshore capabilities of this boat, a new breed of fast, world cruiser was developed.  Alianza is the ultimate of the blue water 56s, incorporating every comfort while remaining true to the renowned performance abilities of the Swan 56.


            The build brief for Alianza was to make a boat that could be easily handled by a couple in the utmost style and elegance. Design changes started with the deck and rig. All winches in the cockpit were rearranged. A pair of electric mainsheet winches was placed aft near the helmsman, the mainsheet leading under-deck ( an idea now standard on the new Swan 66). The electric primary winches were switched with the secondary winches so as to be more accessible to the helmsman.  The main halyard is led aft under-deck to an electric secondary winch. With the carbon Marten furling boom and hydraulic Reckmann jib furler, the sails can be raised, lowered, reefed, and tacked without leaving the cockpit, in fact without breaking a sweat.


            The carbon rig on Alianza is custom designed by Offshore Spars to be stiffer than normal so as to eliminate the need for runners in most conditions. The hydraulically controlled furling boom is a work of art, custom built for Alianza by Marten Marine in New Zealand. Boom height measurement, critical to furling boom management, is displayed on a digital readout.


            Below decks Alianza has factory installed air conditioning, heating, Vacuflush heads, Spectra water maker, and Spendide washer/dryer. The entertainment system is totally custom, with major amperage going to individually controlled speakers. Alianza is probably the only Swan 56 built with a cockpit box dedicated to one of the yacht’s two sub-woofers. The flat screen TV is tied into the sound system via the DVD player or the worldwide satellite receiver.


            Alianza is in perfect condition. Every system on the boat is in excellent working order. Every light, switch, relay, meter, gauge, and pump is working properly. The extra thick decks show virtually no wear, nor are there any scratches on the hull, cockpit or cabin. She has been cared for to the highest possible standards and is truly in turnkey condition. She comes complete with dishes, cutlery, and cooking utensils. Add some food (her fuel tanks are kept full), and Alianza is ready to go to sea tomorrow.



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Main Salon

            Alianza has the standard two stateroom layout. The main salon is beautifully outfitted in soft, off-white leather which accents the perfectly matched-grain teak. There is a full set of fitted covers for every seat, chair, and couch on the boat.


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            There is a Sharp 20” LCD TV on the port side of the salon. The TV can take input from the Trac Vision G4 gimbaled satellite dish, the powered Pacific Antenna for local reception, the Eclipse DVD player, or the gaming inputs. Behind the TV is mounted a bank of amplifiers providing home theater quality sound and enough power to entertain the whole marina via the custom cockpit speakers. The main salon, cockpit, and both staterooms have volume controls for their respective areas.


            The main salon has temperature controls for both air conditioning and heating. The teak and holly floorboards can be protected by a complete set of clear plastic floor mats for when the yacht goes to the boatyard.



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Aft Stateroom

            The aft stateroom on Alianza feels larger than normal due to a shortening of the cockpit. This provides better headroom and an easier access to the aft cockpit via the removable ladder. This stateroom has a centerline queen berth, controls for air conditioning and heat, controls for the stereo, and an intercom speaker linked to the cockpit.


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Forward Stateroom

The forward stateroom is full width and features all of the controls of the aft stateroom. In addition to the ensuite head, there is a walk-in shower. A lot of custom cabinetry make this a very comfortable stateroom with an abundance of storage and locker space.


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            Alianza has an extremely well equipped galley, complete with silverware, dishes, and cooking utensils. Refrigeration has both 110 volt AC system for shore power and generator plus an engine driven system.


  • Force 10 (4) burner oven with broiler

  • GE Microwave JE620

  • Magna Sahara Corian counter tops

  • (2) Deep stainless steel sinks

  • Minipure Water purifier

  • Iceberg 110 volt AC and 24 volt DC compressors

  • Front loading refrigerator  

  • Day refer

  • Top loading freezer

  • Isotemp water heater

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  • ICOM M710 SSB radio

  • Pactor PCI II Pro SSB modem for email

  • Thrane & Thrane TT-3020C Capsat

  • Raytheon RL80C color radar

  • Raytheon RN300 GPS receiver

  • Shipmate RS8400 VHF

  • Globalstar built-in satellite telephone

  • Furuno DFAX Fax-207

  • Compaq Armada laptop in docking station with identical 2nd laptop as backup

  • Epson Ink Jet printer

  • NEC Multisync monitor 1530V

  • Raytheon Intecom system with speakers at helm, nav station, aft stateroom, forward stateroom

  • B&G Hydra 2000 MFD

  • B&G H-Range Autopilot with installed backup redundant system



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  • Bow Thruster controls

  • Jib Furler in/out controls

  • Mainsail mandrel lock/unlock controls

  • Mainsail furl/hoist controls

  • Hydra 2000 MFD

  • Hydra Pilot auto pilot display and contols

  • Raytheon RL70C radar display

  • Suunto compass


Port Side Cockpit

  • (3) page buttons for 20/20 displays on mast

  • Raytheon Ray 430 loudhailer/intercom

  • MOB Panic Button

  • Windlass up/down controls

  • Shipmate RS8300 VHF

  • Stereo volume controls

  • Swim Platform lights


Starboard Side Cockpit


  • Engine controls

  • Engine tachometer

  • Engine oil, water temperature, and volts gauges

  • Hydraulic swim platform controls

  • Battery parallel switch

  • Full navigation and deck light switches

  • 12/24 DC outlet for handheld search light


Other Cockpit


  • B&G digital boom level display

  • B&G analog wind direction display

  • Jib furler in/out controls

  • Boom furler furl/hoist controls




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            Alianza has a very sophisticated electrical and charging system designed to provide redundancy and maximum flexibility.  Although the boat is set up as a 110/115 volt power scheme, shore power input for both US and European sources can be accommodated.


  • Westerbeke Whisper 6000 7.6 kW generator

  • House batteries 640 Ah gel batteries

  • Heart Freedom battery charger/inverter

  • Mastervolt battery charger for house batteries

  • Mastervolt charger for bow thruster batteries

  • Mastgervolt charger for engine & generator start batteries

  • Mastervolt generator remote display

  • Heart Interface LINK 2000-R

  • Mastervolt 110 A engine alternators for house batteries

  • All Gel Cell batteries




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  • Yanmar 4JH2 96 HP Turbo Diesel

  • Max-power Retract 200 retractable bow thruster with own 220 Ah battery bank  and charging system – controls at helm

  • Reverso oil changer in engine room for both engine & generator

  • Gori 3 blade prop

  • PSS shaft seal

  • Marine Air 38,000 BTU (3) unit air conditioning system

  • Eberspacher cabin heater with individually controlled blowers

  • Splendide washer dryer

  • Spectra Santa Cruz water maker 400 gallons/day

  • GBC GR48 alarm system

  • Sea Land Vacuflush heads



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            The rig on Alianza is outstanding. Offshore Spars designed a carbon rig that has added strength and stiffness. Marten Marine of New Zealand designed and built the carbon roller furling boom. Hydraulically controlled by a system usually found in only much larger yachts, the mainsail can be hoisted, reefed, and furled from either the helm or cockpit. Many of the halyards and control lines were led under deck for a very clean and uncluttered look. Although the deck layout is arranged for short handed sailing, Alianza is equally at home on the race course and is set up to fly spinnakers, Code Zeros, and Gennekers.


Rig Measurements:

I  = 74.15’

P = 66.60’

E = 21.88’

J = 20.57’


  • Offshore Spars carbon rig

  • Marten Marine carbon furling Leisure Furl

  • Reckmann RF-90 hydraulic jib furler

  • Reckmann power pack for mainsail controls

  • Navtec discontinuous rod rigging

  • Carbon spinnaker pole stored on mast

  • Code Zero 2-part halyard

  • Navtec System 50 hydraulic panel with cylinders for:


                  Oversized Vang

                  Inner forestay

                  Jib halyard

  • Detachable Kevlar fiber inner forestay

  • Kevlar fiber running backstays




(2) Primary Jib Sheets – Lewmar 77 electric 3-speed self tailing

(2) Main sheet winches – Lewmar 54 electric self tailing

(2) Secondary/main halyard winches – Lewmar 54 self tailing

(2) Traveler control winches – Lewmar 40 self tailing

(1) Spinnaker halyard/Utility winch – Lewmar 54 electric self tailing

(1) Spinnaker/Jib halyard – Lewmar 54 self tailing






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  • North 3DL Marathon full batten mainsail (new 2003)

  • North Spectra  #1 genoa

  • North Spectra #3 genoa

  • North Spectra storm jib

  • North Spectra storm trysail

  • Norht Spectra fore staysail

  • North Gennaker with sock

  • North Code Zero on Harken furler (new 2003)





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            Alianza has extra thick 12mm decks in excellent condition.


  • Caribe 6 man ridge floor dingy (used only 1 season)

  • Honda 15 HP 4 stroke outboard (used only 1 season)

  • Hydraulic swim platform with remote

  • Teak toe rail

  • Pop up cleats amidships

  • Lewmar Ocean 2 gypsy/capstan windlass with hand held remote and additional control buttons at helm

  • Removable aluminum bowsprit

  • Extra deep cockpit lockers

  • Carbon fiber radar post with quick connect fittings and outboard motor crane

  • Carbon fiber satellite TV post with quick connect fittings and swim platform lights

  • Aft cockpit 25 cm shorter than standard for better aft stateroom

  • Custom built cockpit speakers and subwoofer

  • Bimini (new 2005)

  • Aft dodger (new 2005)

  • Forward dodger (new 2005)

  • Cockpit cushions

  • Extra long stainless handrails on cabin top






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            The custom audio video system was installed in California prior to delivery of yacht. Nautor Swan pre-wired vessel for amplifiers and speakers.


  • Sharp LC-20A24 LCD TV

  • Trac Vision G4 gimbaled worldwide satellite TV receiver

  • Sony Direct TV receiver

  • Eclipse DVD/CD audio video system

  • Eclipse 6 disc CD changer

  • Speakers in main salon, master stateroom, forward stateroom and cockpit

  • Subwoofer in main salon and cockpit



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  • Man overboard module MOM MK VIII A

  • Givens 8 man canister life raft mounted on deck

  • B&G Man Overboard panic button at helm

  • Xintex carbon monoxide detector

  • (2) Aluminum spare CQR anchors

  • Bilge pump cycle counter

  • 150’ spare stainless steel anchor chain

  • Sea Anchor with 600’ of 1” nylon plait





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            Seaportal Ltd. offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should use due diligence to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This offer is subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.





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            Owner’s personal items and tools are excluded from sale. Paintings in main salon and galley are excluded from sale. The name Alianza is reserved.




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Please make all viewing enquires through Central Agent.


Status: SOLD


Central Agent:

Seaportal Ltd.

Patrick Adams

(415) 999-6144 phone

(415) 634-2048 fax