LIFE IS GRAND is a very well maintained Swan 411. She is hull #32 of 42 built between 1977 and 1979.
When she was named ILL WIND, the previous owner had purchased her on the east coast more than 20 years ago. Aside from one Newport to Bermuda Race, ILL WIND had remained on the east coast. She had cruised to Maine, Long Island Sound and through the Chesapeake Bay. In about 2014 ILL WIND was sailed to Florida where she had been only lightly day sailed.
More than 10 years ago the teak decks were removed and replaced with painted two tone white/gray color. Her hull was painted with Awlgrip in 2016.
In December of 2020 ILL WIND was donated and then leased back to a third party when her named was changed to LIFE IS GRAND. LIFE IS GRAND was then trucked to the famed Jamestown Boat Yard in January 2021 where a new engine was installed, along with a rebuilt transmission, serviced sea cocks and some rigging work.
A change to the leaser's plans make this Swan 411 available again where more than 2 years of the lease is still available.
Solid fiberglass hull
Hull painted white (2017)
Light blue double waterline and single sheer stripe
Skeg hung rudder
1 x stainless steel swim ladder attached to the transom
Cored fiberglass deck
Teak decking removed in favor of a two tone painted finish
Stainless steel stem head fitting with single anchor roller
Anodized aluminum toe rail
Stainless steel bow and stern rails
Stainless steel stanchions
Double 1 x 19 stainless steel life lines
4 x fixed windows in the deck combings
4 x opening ports in the deck combings
2 x deck prisms on foredeck to promote natural light below deck
1 x dorade vent immediately forward of the mast with stainless steel protection bar over
2 x dorade vents, 1 each either die of the companionway
1 x sliding hatch on foredeck
1 x lifting hatch over the main saloon
2 x lifting hatches, 1 each over the galley and chart table
1 x sliding hatch over the companionway
2 x pairs of headsail sheeting tracks each with sheet cars, 1 x pair for storm jib or staysail, 1 x pair for overlapping headsails
1 x mainsheet traveler track
All running rigging on mast led aft via line organizers through line stoppers to their respective winches which are located either side of the companionway slider.
Cockpit locker under starboard side cockpit seat
2 x cockpit lockers under curved helm seat aft
Pedestal steering with elk hide covered stainless steel wheel
Teak decking over only the cockpit sole and the curved helmsman's seat
All Lewmar, chrome plated, with no self tailing except as noted
2 x #44, 3 speed, halyard
2 x #44, 2 speed, halyard
1 x #44, self tailing, 2 speed, main sheet
2 x #55, 3 speed, primary
2 x #48, 3 speed, secondary
Sleeps 4 in single berths in 2 separate sleeping cabins. Sleeps an additional 4 in the saloon, 2 in quarter berths over the settees port and starboard and 2 on the settees for as total of 8. Varnished, hand rubbed teak interior furniture. Teal slats line the interior of the hull above the berths. Teak and holly cabin sole. Gray leather upholstery through out over sculptured cushions.
Located in the bow. Access to the anchor locker via the forward bulkhead. 2 x lifting bunk tops. Storage under the bunks.Single seat separates the bunks. Teak grating instead of teak and holly cabin sole.
Located on the starboard side aft of the forepeak cabin. Manual Blakes head. Stainless steel wash basin. Pressure hot and cold water. Telephone type shower. Teak grating in floor. Lockers outboard and under sink. Tankwatch system for the head. Opposite the head on the port side is more locker storage.
Located aft of the head. Centerline dining table with flip up leaves port and starboard. Access in the center of the table to a small storage space. Straight settees port and starboard. single quarter berths outboard of each settee. Storage behind each settee back rest.
Located aft of the saloon and on the port side. "L" shaped. Formica counter tops. Gimbaling 3 burner propane stove with oven. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water. 2 foot pumps. Top loading fridge with Grunert refrigeration. Lockers outboard and under the sink with a set of drawers forward.
Located opposite the galley. Forward facing chart table. Set of drawers forward. Wet locker aft. Electrical panel outboard.
Accessed passing the navigation station. Single bunk to port and to starboard. Lockers under each bunk. A seat on centerline separates the bunks. Vanity forward. Access hatch to galley to port.
Nanni 50hp, diesel engine (new 2021)
Access to engine is under the companionway steps
Borg Warner velvet drive transmission (rebuilt 2021)
Teleflex cables for throttle and transmission (new 2021)
PSS shaft seal (new 2021)
Stainless steel shaft (new 2021)
Cutlass bearing (new 2021)
Engine box insulation (new 2021)
Bronze through hulls (serviced 2021)
Hot and cold pressure fresh water to the head and galley
Natural ventilation via 3 dorade vents
Katadyn, Power Survivor 160E, 12volt water maker (2009)
12volt DC and 110volt AC electrical power
110volt outlets at the galley and navigation station
Electrical DC and AC panel at navigation station
Raymarine Hybrid Touch chart plotter
SEA 156 VHF
SEA 322 radio telephone
Aluminum anodized Nautor mast with double spreaders
Aluminum anodized boom
2 x aluminum anodized spinnaker poles stored on deck, 1 each side
Stainless steel rod rigging for cap shrouds
Stainless steel rod for backstay (new 2021)
Hydraulic ram for backstay adjustment (new 2021)
1 x 19 stainless steel rigging for diagonals
Roller furling headstay
Cruising Dacron mainsail (about 2010)
Cruising 135% Dacron genoa
Racing mainsail (about 2008)
0.75oz symmetric spinnaker
1.5oz symmetric spinnaker
2 x Danforth anchors
8 x lifejackets
2 x horseshoe liferings