Swan 44 mk II RUSE for sale with Yeoman Yachts
Swan 44 mk II for sale:


RUSE was purchased in 2002 by her present owner, with one prior owner. For most of the time RUSE was sailed in New England and especially Nantucket Sound. The owner has greatly enjoyed cruising and double handed racing, including races to Bermuda.

Over the past 20 plus years under present ownership, a great deal of care and attention has been given to RUSE including replacing the engine, standing rigging, some electronics, rudder, numerous sails for cruising and racing, leather upholstery and re-varnishing the interior woodwork.

In the winter, Ruse has been stored in a heated boat shed.

They just don’t come much better than this! Inspections are highly recommended.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 44 mk II
  • Location:

    Chatham - Massachusetts - USA
  • Price:

    $259,000 USD

Swan 44 mk II Specifications

  • Model:
    2000 Swan 44 mk II
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    44 ft 1 in
  • Beam:
    13 ft 8 in
  • Draft:
    7 ft 2 in
  • Displacement:
    24300 lbs
  • Ballast:
    8400 lbs
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Volvo MD22 - 55HP

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090


Solid fiberglass hull using polyester resin.

Bottom treated with epoxy primer, painted with blue bottom paint.

Reinforcement includes internal stiffeners over foam core.

Structural bulkheads are marine grade, waterproof ply.

White, NGA 2000, gel coat.

Blue, NGA 7007, sheer and waterline stripes.

Fin keel with “L” bulb.

Spade rudder with stainless steel stock (2022).

Rudder bearing (2014)

Standard transom with stainless steel fold up boarding ladder.


Closed cell foam cored, fiberglass deck with teak overlay.

White, NGA 2000, gel coat.

Blue, NGA 7007, coaming stripe.

Single cockpit with single companionway entrance.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with double anchor roller.

Lewmar Concept 1 anchor windlass with hand-held remote control with capstan for chain.

Stainless steel, partially split, bow rail with teak seat.

Stainless steel stern rail with gate.

Stainless steel stanchions.

Stainless steel stanchion gates P and S.

1 x 19 stainless steel wire double lifelines. 

Stainless steel handrails on coach-roof.

1 x dorade box fwd of mast with 2 cowl vents, 1 mushroom vent and stainless steel protection bar over.

Aluminum anodized toe rails.

Halyard bail in front of mast partners.

4 x pair of folding Wichard padeyes strategically mounted on side decks. 

Large starboard side cockpit locker with 28 cubic feet of storage.

4 x folding Wichard pad-eyes on coach-roof to store life raft.

4 x folding Wichard padeyes in cockpit floor for harness attachment.

Propane tank locker under helm seat aft for two tanks.

3 x pair of 12" mooring cleats, 1 pair forward, 1 pair midship and 1 pair aft.

Fairleads for forward and aft mooring cleats.

Hatch access to large forepeak locker fwd.

4 x fixed ports, 2 each side on coachroof coaming.

6 x opening deck hatches on coachroof.

1 x opening deck hatch in cockpit over P guest cabin.

4 x opening ports in coachroof coamings with bug screens.

2 x opening ports in forward cockpit, 1 each side of companionway. 

Anchor locker with deck access and separate chain locker inside.

Dorade vent for anchor locker lid.

Large cockpit locker P side.

Lifting curved helm seat accessing propane locker and hatch to lazarette locker.

2 x 5 way line organizers on coachroof.

2 x 6 gang Spinlock line stoppers for running rigging either side of companionway slider.

2 x single Spinlock stoppers for traveler lines.

1 x spinnaker guy block on each side deck.

Genoa tracks, each with 2 jib cars and car puller line controls.

Mainsheet track with traveler control lines forward of companionway sea hood.

Mainsheet block (2021).

Dodger with new leather (2023).

Radar pole starboard aft with 4G radar dome, B&G antenna and outboard engine davit. 

Outboard bracket on S stern rail.

Stainless steel straps to hold cockpit cushions in place.

Cable steering with chain drive to an aluminum quadrant.

44" stainless steel wheel with lock on a pedestal with elkhide wheel cover. 

Stainless steel crash bar over pedestal.

Emergency steering position aft of steering pedestal.

Emergency winch and windlass shut off S of helm.

Fusion cockpit speakers aft.  


All Lewmar

2 x #48, ST, chrome, 2 speed, 1 each side of companionway slider for halyards and utility.

2 x #64, ST, chrome, 2 speed, 1 each side in cockpit forward, primary.

2 x #54, ST, chrome, 2 speed, 1 each side of cockpit aft, secondary.

General Arrangement


Sleeps 6. Two in each of the two sleeping cabins and two in the main saloon. Two heads. Interior furniture is either solid teak, teak laminates or veneered teak over Marine ply with a varnished (2017) and hand rubbed finish. Teak and holly cabin sole. Removable vinyl covered overhead panels. Off white leather upholstery in the saloon.


Accessed from the fwd deck hatch only. Separate compartment for anchor chain and rode.

Forward Cabin

"V" berth with insert to make a double. Aircraft lockers above each bunk port and starboard. Bug screen and night time screen under hatch. Hanging locker and cupboards aft to starboard.

Forward Head

Aft of the forward cabin on the port side. Single fiberglass unit to waist height then varnished teak above. Dometic electric head (2017). Pressure hot and cold water. Telephone type shower. Shower curtain and mirror. Headroom 5.94'. Exhaust fan.

Main Saloon

Located aft of the forward cabin and head. Off white leather upholstery (2017). "L" shaped settee to port with lockers outboard. Straight settee to starboard with lockers and shelving outboard. Fixed table on the centerline with folding leaves port and starboard. Batteries stored inside the table with battery box vented to the mast. Custom glassware and dishware cabinet. Liquor locker. Lee cloths for each bunk.

Navigation Station

Aft of the saloon on the starboard side. Forward facing. Hanging wet locker aft.


Opposite the chart table and aft of the saloon. "U" shaped. White Corian counter tops. 2 stainless steel sinks near the centerline. Side and top load 12volt Isotherm fridge inboard. Top load 12volt Isotherm freezer outboard with gas shock on the freezer lid. Force 10 3 x burner, propane stove with oven. Drawers and lockers. Pull out trash can on rollers under sink.

Aft Cabin

Aft of the galley on the port side. Double berth with filler. Lee cloth. Shelves, locker and hanging locker outboard.

Aft Head

Aft of the chart table on the starboard side. Dometic electric head (2017) with “Y” valve. Single white fiberglass unit to waist height then teak above. Pressure hot and cold water. Telephone type shower.

engine Space

Located under the companionway stair. Additional access from the aft cabin.


Volvo Penta D2-55 fresh water cooled engine (2017).

Saildrive (2017).

Flexible mounts.

Drip tray integral with engine bed.

Internal engine room sound insulation.

Muffler (2023).

Engine control panel at helm station with tachometer and gauges.

Single Morse engine throttle and gear shift.

Racor water separator with lever to switch filters and vacuum gauge.

Separ fuel/water separator.

Fuel manifold under floor at base of companionway.

Wet system exhaust with GRP silencer with anti-syphon loop.

3 x blade folding propeller for cruising.

2 x blade folding propellor for racing.

Plumbing and Ventilation

Manual bilge pump P side of helm.

Electric bilge pump.

Hot and cold water deck shower S of helm.

Hot and cold pressure water to heads and galley.

Rule water alarm, 1 S of helm, 1 at nav station. 

Wash down in anchor locker.

Hot water tank.

2 x foot pumps at galley.

Sounding rods for water and fuel tanks.

4 x vents in cockpit coaming, 2 each to vent S cockpit locker and P guest cabin.

4 x vents on aft cockpit coaming to vent engine space.

Exhaust fan over galley stove.

Exhaust fans in each head.

Exhaust fan, thermostatically controlled, for engine.


110volt AC system.

12volt DC system.

1 x 30amp/125volt 115/60hz deck inlet.

1 x 50amp/250volt/125volt 230/50hz deck inlet.

50’ shore power cord.

Shore power cord adapters.

2 x alternators on engine, one to charge house batteries, one to charge engine start battery.

Electrical breaker panel for AC and DC at nav station.

12volt Aqua Signal output on forward dorade box.

2 x 12volt Aqua Signal outlets S of helm.

2 x 12volt outlets at nav station.

12volt outlet in forward cabin.

2  x USB ports at nav station and in each cabin.

Up and down rig flood light switches S of helm.

Spreader lights on mast (2020).

110volt outlets in each cabin.

Electric sump for each shower.

Red light over galley and nav station.

Dimmer for lights in main saloon.

Link 2000 Xantrex remote at nav station for inverter and battery charger.

Switches in aft cabin for foredeck lights and spreader light.


On deck:

Suunto compass on top of steering pedestal.

B&G Zeus screen on top of pedestal (2020).

4G radar dome.

B&G autopilot with remote control P side of helm.

Autopilot ram (2020).

Icom HM-162B VHF Command mic III P side of helm.

Fusion MS-NRX200i stereo control P side of helm.

B&G analogue AWA S companionway.

B&G MFD P companionway.

3 x B&G 20/20 screens, on mast, under goose neck.

At Nav Station:

Fusion MS-UD650 stereo.

B&G screen, small.

B&G screen, large.

Icom IC-M506 VHF.

Icom IC-M504 VHF.


Icom IC-M710 Marine Transceiver.

In aft cabin:

EPIRB Satellite 406 mounted on bulkhead.

B&G display.


Aluminum anodized mast with double spreaders.

Aluminum anodized boom (2019). 

Stainless steel rod rigging (2020). 

Lazy jack system (2020).

Roller furling for headsail (2020).

Halyards replaced (2020).

Checkstays (2022).

Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay with control panel forward side of steering pedestal.

Aluminum anodized bow sprit fits on S side of stem head fitting for code ) and asymmetric spinnaker. 

Carbon fiber spinnaker pole with sock.

Cruising and racing headsail and spinnaker sheets.

Spare mainsail battens.


All sails by Thurston/Quantum except as noted

Working race and cruising sails:

2018  GPL-Lite-skin carbon mainsail

2019  CDX gray poly-laminate mainsail

2013  Flex Racing 155% Light #1 BX10 and BX 15 Technora

2014  GPL Racing #2 130% Carbon

2012  Code 0 CZ 30 Code 0 Laminate Race Asymmetrical 

2020  S2 Symmetrical Light Runner Airex Solid white

2016  A3 Reacher Asymmetrical  Airex 700/600  Solid Aqua

Additional Sails

2006 AP Runner

N/A #3 jib, carbon with battens

N/A LT Symmetric spinnaker

N/A Asymmetrical spinnaker, blue/yellow in sock

N/A Storm Jib & Trysail, heavy Dacron, bright orange UK Sails

extra sock

extra battens

Additional equipment

Stainless steel anchor chain.

45lb CQR anchor.

Anchor chain.

Anchor rode.

Weems and Plath clock and tide clock.


Dock lines.

Full set of racing floorboards.

2 x sets cockpit cushions.

Bosun’s chair.


Emergency tiller.

Assorted spares.

Mainsail cover.


Wheel and pedestal cover.

Safety Equipment


Lifesling on P stern rail.

MOM 8A on S stern rail.

Lifering P stern rail.

Throw line in sack.

Offshore first aid kit.

Gale rider.


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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Keith Yeoman

Yeoman Yachts

T: +1 401 846 1090

E: keith@yeomanyachts.com

Yeoman Yachts LLC

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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