For Sale: Swan 43 - THISTLE

ModelSwan 43 Yawl
LocationEnglish Harbour, Antigua
Hull Number055
Beam11ft 8in
Draft6ft 11.5in
Displacement19850 lb
Ballast10400 lb
PriceUSD 59,000

THISTLE is a classic beauty. This is the only Swan 43 Yawl ever built. Her rig has been arranged so she may be sailed either as a Yawl or Sloop. THISTLE is in spectacular condition. Her inventory and systems are at a bare minimum making her a jaw dropping day boat for either the Caribbean or anywhere else in the world. Highly recommended.

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She has a white painted solid fiberglass hull.

Gold painted sheer stripe.

Fin Keel.

2 x blade folding prop.


White and grey painted fiberglass cored deck with West Epoxy coaating.

Teak toe rails with West Epoxy over.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 anchor roller.

Stainless steelbow and stern rails.

Stainless steel stachions.

1 x 19 plastic coated stainless steel double lifelines.

Electric verticaly mounted windlass with foot switch.

2 x pair mooring cleats, 1 forward, 1 aft, each with fairleads.

1 x pair deck light prisms over saloon.

1 deck light prism overhead.

Sliding hatch on foredeck over forward cabin.

Hatch over saloon.

Stowage in deck for 2 x spinnaker poles and a reaching strut.

1 x pair stainless steel genoa tracks each with 2 Lewmar lead blocks.

Double sheet turning block each side.

Pedestal wheel steering with stainless steel protection over.

4 x fixed ports in coachroof.

2 x winch handle holders.

Emergency tiller position in cockpit sole aft of wheel.

Boom gallows.

2 x Ports in cockpit.


2 x # 48, Lewmar ST, 2SP at cockpit.

1 x #16, Barient, main sheet (spare 1 x 324 BARLOW ST winch loose).

2 x #32, Barlow, primary on deck.

2 x #42, Lewmar, ST, 2Sp on mast.

2 x #16, Barlow, on mast



Sleeps a total of 8. 2 in the forepeak cabin, 2 in the aft single quarter berths, 2 in the saloon pilot berths and 2 on the settees. Varnished and hand rubbed, Koto veneer over marine ply interior furniture wiht laminated varnished teak trim. Varnished teak and holly cabin sole. Vinyl over paneling headliner.


Access to chain locker in the bow.

"V" berth forward with storage under each bunk.

Hatch over.

Reading lights Port and Starboard.

2 large lockers Starboard side in walkway.


Located aft of the forward cabin and on the port side.

Fiberglass sink.

Pressure hot and cold water with telephone type shower.

Teak floor grate.

Foot pump.


2 x straigiht settees each with a pilot berth outboard.

Storage under each pilot berth.

Liquor locker forward starboard with chain plate access.

Locker forward to port with chainplate access.

Chest of drawers forward port and starboard.

Shelving for books port and starboard.

Lee cloth fittings with lee cloths supplied loose.

Water tanks under the floors.

Fuel tanks under aft end of 2 quarter berths and center shelves.


Located starboard, aft of the saloon.

Double stainless steel sinks.

Foot salt and fresh water pumps.

Water tank vents to sinks.

Spice rack.

Insulated food storage box forward.

Ample storage outboard.

Luke 3 x burner LPG stove with oven.

Locker storage under Formica counters with teak trim.

Drawers under counters.


Forward facing port side.

Locker outboard.

Storage under seat.

Companionway on center line with engine access under steps.


2 x single quarter berths, 1 each side, with access port and starboard.

Storage under each bunk.

Shelves inboard each side.

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Perkins 4-108 (replaced mid- 1980's)


3 X dorade vents each with cowl, located at mast, with stainless steel protection over.

2 x opening ports.

2 x deck hatches.

1500 Rule electric bilge pump with float switch and manual override.

Whale Gusher pump at nav station.

Whale Gusher pump at cockpit available.


Engine alternator.

1 X 125 Volt, 30 amp shore power cord.

12 volt DC system.

3 x batteries, 2 are house, 1 is engine with parellel switch

Solar panels for trickle charge.


VHF (not fitted).

VHF, hand held.

GPS, hand held.

Hand Compass.

Compass at pedestal.


Aluminum anodized mast.

Aluminum anodized mizzen mast.

Single spreader.

Aluminum anodized boom.

Spare longer boom when boat is used in "Sloop" mode.

Aluminum anodized mizzen boom.

2 x aluminium anodized spinnaker poles.

Spinnaker pole track forward of mast.


1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging. (2005)

Yawl or sloop configuration.

Some running rigging replaced (2012-2013).


Dacron full batten mainsail (2011).

#1 Dacron hank on headsail.

#2 Dacron hank on headsail.

#3 Dacron hank on headsail.

2 x storm headsails.

1 x storm trisail.

(Note: there is no roller furling on the forestay).

2 x roller furling headsails.

2 x heavy spinnaker.

1 mizzen staysail.


Cape Cod clock.

Cape Cod barometer.

4 x man Avon roll-up inflatable dinghy.

Mariner 4HP outboard engine.

AB inflatable RIB.

9.8HP Tohatsu outboard engine.

Full deck awning, bow to stern, in 2 pieces.

Lunch awning over boom.

CQR 35LB anchor.

35 Danforth anchor.

Anchor chain.

Anchor rode.

Dodger frame and fabric.

Spares, hardware, starter motor, alternator, heat exchanger.



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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