Swan 48 DRAGON for sale with Yeoman Yachts
Swan 48 for sale:


There are surely not enough accolades to describe this incredible 2003, Swan 48, named DRAGON.

DRAGON, the second to last Swan 48 built and first launched in 2004, was originally specified to the highest level for a west coast repeat Swan owner.

15 years with the current and most fastidious owner, DRAGON is in spectacular condition benefitting from a 2022 refit (see below) including carbon spars, powered roller furling boom, new sails and other upgrades.

DRAGON is ideally suited for single or double-handed sailing, family cruising or distance racing.

Bottom line, for the most discerning of buyers, I am confident you will not find another Swan 48, on or off the brokerage market, that comes anywhere close to the spec you will find on DRAGON.

DRAGON defines a true "sail-away" vessel.

Full service records are available.

Serious prospects only please.

Name reserved.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 48
  • Location:

    Jamestown - Rhode Island - USA
  • Price:

    $ 550,000 USD

Swan 48 Specifications

  • Model:
    2003 Swan 48
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    49 ft 6 in
  • Beam:
    14 ft 2 in
  • Draft:
    7 ft 10 in
  • Displacement:
    36300 lb
  • Ballast:
    12100 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Volvo Penta D2-55 55hp

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090

2022 & 2023 REFIT

New Offshore Spars 15/16th carbon mast and roller boom with electric Bamar roller motor.

New stainless steel rod standing rigging. Dyneema removable inner forestay. No babystay-engineered into the rig. Kevlar checkstays. All LED running lights.

Remote switches at helm and companionway for roller boom operation.

New Harken 46 Rewind electric mainsheet winch. Remote buttons for winches at helm.

Electric Heads (2022) and (2021).

All new B&G H5000 electronics with 2 x Zeus 3 displays, 12” at Nav station and 9” at helm. Simrad AP48 autopilot head. Only the hydraulic autopilot RAM original.

New Fusion stereo head unit feeding original McIntosh power amp and speakers in main and aft cabins. Channel available for future cockpit speakers.

New smart TV.

New Pepwave internet/cell/wifi antenna for internet and wifi.

New radar mast fittings for 4 antennas and new 4G B&G radar array.

New removable stainless steel dinghy engine lift on radar mast.

All new antennas including backup VHF, Iridium, GPS an pepwave on radar post and new masthead VHF antenna and cable.

All new LED interior lights with new compatible dimmers.

New 50m of 10mm anchor chain spliced to 50m of 8 braid anchor line.

New halyards (Dyneema except form poly spinnaker halyards). New main halyard. New topping lift/second main halyard 10mm Dyneema.

New Victron battery monitoring system. Solar ready.

New fresh water filtration system for galley and aft head.

Rudder removed and lower bearing serviced (2021).

MOM8 serviced April 2021.

Vang and backstay hydraulic cylinders serviced offsite in 2022.

Keel and rudder checked against templates provided by Frers. Bottom sprayed Sea Hawk White.

2023 Doyle Stratis carbon full batten racing mainsail for roller furler boom.

2023 Doyle Stratis carbon full batten cruising mainsail for roller furler boom.

2022 Doyle Stratis Carbon 135% LP #2.

New leather on wheel.


Weather resistant NGA type gelcoat. Topside color is white gelcoat. Boot top and Cove stripe are navy blue. There is uncolored gelcoat below the water line. Bottom is treated with epoxy primer for improved blistering resistance.

The “L”-shaped keel is made of lead with antimony. The cast in keel bolts are of high tensile stainless steel.

Sea Hawk white bottom paint.

The mast is stepped through the deck onto a composite mast step with removable shoe for mast rake adjustment. Main shroud chain plates are of stainless steel bolted and glued to bulkhead.

The rudder is GRP and foam filled with a tubular tapered stock of E glass composite supported by two self-aligning roller bearings.

Keel and rudder shape checked with Frers supplied templates.

The steering is cable and chain drive via sheaves protected by guards to prevent jamming. The steering quadrant is bolted to the rudder stock. There is a 60” stainless steel destroyer type wheel with elk hide cover. The steering pedestal is composite with roller bearings, friction break and crash bar.

The seacocks are bronze and finished flush with the hull.

Max Power retractable bow thruster with dedicated battery.


Sandwich construction using glass fiber reinforced polyester laminate with foam core and glued to the hull. High density core under deck fittings.

Large aft cockpit with high combings and 5’2” long seats for comfort. Curved Helmsman's seat. The center part of the helmsman's seat folds aft to make a stairway to the bathing platform.

There is a fold down swimming ladder permanently attached to the platform. The aft side of the cabin house trunk is sloped to allow for a comfortable back rest. There is a bridge deck between the aft cockpit and the small forward cockpit allowing access to the main companionway.

Storage lockers each side in aft cockpit. Access to the lazarette is via a hatch underneath the helmsman seat.

Original glued down teak decking with ample thickness remaining.

Anchor locker in the bow, with separate chain locker, accessed from on deck.

Ventilated gas bottle locker aft under P helmsman seat.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with two rollers.

Aluminum anodized toe rail.

Stainless steel bow and stern rails.

Socket for flag pole in stern rail.

Stainless steel stanchions.

1 x 19 Stainless steel wire double lifelines.

Rollers on top of lifelines forward to help skirt the headsail.

Lifeline gates, P and S.

3 x pairs of aluminum 12” mooring, cleats, one pair forward, one pair amidships, and one pair aft.

Fair leads for the forward and aft mooring cleats.

On deck Lewmar electric anchor windlass with chain gypsy with handheld control, P side of bow.

Halyard bail immediately forward of the mast.

Stainless steel chain plate immediately aft of anchor locker for removable inner forestay.

Genoa tracks with line adjustment for forward car and stopper for aft car on each track.

Line to adjust genoa cars leads under deck to aft pair of winches in aft cockpit.

Stand up turning blocks at the base of the mast for halyards and other running rigging to be led aft.

1 line organizer on deck to P and 1 to S.

1 bank of line stoppers next to forward companionway, P and S.

Stainless steel handrails each side of coachroof.

Stainless steel handrails either side of forward companionway.

2 x fixed port and 2 x opening ports on each side of coachroof.

4 x opening ports in aft cockpit.

4 x opening deck hatches each with bug and darkening screens.

Flush mounted deck fitting on each side deck for screw in spinnaker guy stand up blocks.

2 x pair of folding Wichard “D” padeyes on side decks close to midship for outboard sheeting.

Mainsail traveler blocks and cars (2021).

Traveler lines are led to S and aft via the sprayhood coaming and to a designated winch.

Mainsheet is led to P and aft via the sprayhood coaming and to a designated winch.

Main halyard is led under deck on the S side to the aft cockpit and a shared winch.

Stainless steel chafe guards on aft cockpit coamings to protect gelcoat.

4 x stainless steel cup holders on pedestal.

2 x stainless steel wine bottle holders on pedestal.

Stainless steel crash bar on pedestal to protect electronics.

Emergency tiller fitting behind wheel.

Flush mounted cockpit table fitting in aft cockpit floor.

Radar antenna pole aft to S with 4 x antenna attached.

Stainless steel removable davit on radar mast to lift outboard engine.

Bow thruster control at pedestal.

Suunto compass on top of pedestal.

Gang of 6 line clutches and jammers P side of forward companionway forward of winch.

Gang of 5 line clutches and jammers S side of forward companionway forward of winch.


1 x #54, ST, Lewmar, 2 speed, manual, utility P side of forward companionway.

1 x #54, ST, Lewmar, 2 speed, electric, utility S side of forward companionway.

2 x #66, ST, Lewmar, 3 speed, electric, primary.

2 x #64, ST, Lewmar, 2 speed, electric, secondary.

1 x #46, ST, Harken, 2 speed, electric, rewind mainsheet P side of aft companionway with Spinlock clutch.

1 x #54, ST, Lewmar, 2 speed, electric, traveler and main halyard S side of aft companionway with Spinlock clutch for main halyard.

Electric primary, secondary, traveler and mainsheet winch button additionally accessible from the helm position.

General Arrangement


Sleeps 4, 2 in each of 2 sleeping cabins, plus 2 more in the main saloon for a total of 6. 2 x heads.

Varnished and hand rubbed Burmese teak interior for all visible woodwork.

Teak and holly cabin sole, fully removable.

Vinyl covered headliner, fully removable.

forward cabin

Located in the bow with “V” berth and filler to make a double.

Single seat to S aft.

Lockers above each bunk P and S and forward.

Shelving outboard aft to S.

Lockers under “V” berth.

forward head

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

Gel coated fiberglass unit to half height and teak above.

Corian counter tops.

Electric sea water flush head (can be replumbed to FW flush).

Lockers outboard.

Mirrors outboard and aft.

Sink forward with locker under.

Corian counter tops.

Telephone type shower with shower tray, sump and sump pump.

This same sump pump may be switched with a “Y” valve to drain the anchor locker if needed.

main saloon

Located aft of the forward cabin and forward head.

Straight settee to S and “L” shaped dinette to P.

Lee cloths for settees.

2 individual seats inboard of table.

Lockers and shelving outboard, P and S.

Navigation station

Located aft of the main saloon and on the S side.

Forward facing.

Surrounded by navigation and communication electronics and electrical panel.

Drawers under desk.

Desk top large enough for folded charts.

Lifting desk top lid for chart storage.

Wet locker aft.

Shelf aft for boat’s manuals.


Located on the P side, aft of the main saloon, opposite the navigation station and in the walkway to the aft cabin.

White Corian countertops.

Side loading fridge forward.

Top loading fridge/freezer aft.

Isotherm refrigeration systems driven by DC with separate compressors for fridge and freezer.

Thermostatically controlled fridge and freezer with the ability to make the freezer another fridge.

3 x burner Force 10 stove with oven outboard.

Extractor fan over stove.

Microwave outboard of stove.

Lockers and drawers inboard, outboard and under countertops.

Stainless steel double sinks inboard.

Access to the P Side of the engine under the sinks.

The companionway ladder separates the navigation station and the galley.

The companionway steps lift to access the engine space.

master cabin

Located aft of the galley and accessed via the galley.

Centerline double bunk with access from the foot of the bed and each side.

Lee cloth for center of double bunk to make 2 singles.

Generous locker space surrounds the bed.

Hanging locker forward P and S.

Removable companion way ladder to the aft cockpit is fixed to the foot of the bed.

aft head

Located on the S side and immediately forward of the aft cabin.

Gel coated fiberglass unit to half height and teak above.

Corian counter tops.

Electric sea water flush head (can be replumbed to FW flush).

Lockers outboard.

Mirrors outboard and forward.

Sink aft and outboard with locker under.

Corian counter tops.

Telephone type shower with shower tray, sump and sump pump.


Volvo Penta D2-55 55hp diesel engine.

Approximately 2,400 hours.

Straight shaft transmission with 2.19:1 reduction gear.

3 x blade Maxprop.

Fresh water-cooled engine with heat exchanger and thermostat.

Separate heat exchanger to generate consumable fresh hot water when the engine is running.

Seawater intake via seacock and dedicated raw water strainer and discharged via exhaust system.

79 gallons of diesel in 1 stainless steel tank.

Water separator.

Fuel tanked vented to outside.

Fuel fill on deck P side.

Engine access via 3 removable panels.

Single lever engine control, S side of aft cockpit.

Panel for engine start/stop and alarms, S side of aft cockpit.

Plumbing and ventilation

113 gallons of fresh water in 2 stainless steel tanks.

Spectra Newport 17gph water maker with remote control at nav station.

1 filler for both tanks located on deck to water manifold under galley floor.

Tank vents drain to galley sink.

Foot pump for fresh and sea water at galley.

Hot and cold pressure water for galley and heads.

Sea water and fresh water outlets in the anchor locker each with hose attachment.

Hot and cold water deck shower under helmsman’s seat.

Fresh water filtration system for galley and aft head.

Consumable water may be heated via engine heat exchanger or via a heating element on the hot water tank via AC and when the boat is connected to shore power.

Hot water tank capacity 5.8 gallons.

Sea cocks for raw water to galley, refrigeration and heads.

Galley sinks drained via sea cock.

Shower trays and wash basins drain to respective sump tanks.

Sump tanks are emptied by electric pump to outlet above the waterline.

Manual back up pump for sumps.

Electric Raritan heads with sea water flush, capable of fresh water flush.

Manual bilge pump in aft cockpit coaming P side.

Manual bilge pump below deck.

Both bilge pumps discharge above the waterline

Electric bilge pump.

Bilge pump cycle counter located at nav station.

2 x 2” cockpit drains in each cockpit.

Heads discharge either to a black water tank or via a sea cock.

Manual discharge pump and deck suction for holding tank.

Dorade vent with stainless steel crash bar over forward of mast with 2 x cowl vents and a mushroom vent.

Cowl vent fitting in anchor locker lid.

Exhaust ventilators in each head and in galley.

Engine space air inlet in forward cockpit together with air outlet with blower.

Battery boxes are vented via the mast.


30amp, 125volt shore power deck plug with 50’ shore power cord.

125volt outlets in cabins.

24volt DC house system.

24volt, 320ah house batteries stored under saloon settee.

1 x 12volt, 90ah engine start battery.

Mastervolt inverter under forward cabin bunk.

Mastervolt battery charger under P settee in main saloon.

Separate battery charger for bow thruster battery.

1 x 24volt outlet on forward dorade and in cockpit.

1 x 12volt outlet in navigation station.

1 x 24volt DC and 110volt AC electrical panel at navigation station.

Victron battery monitoring system, solar ready with read out at nav station.

1 reading light over the head of each bunk.

1 x volt meter and 1 amp meter with selector switch to check house and engine start batteries.

1 x volt meter and 1 amp meter for the AC system.

1 x 24volt, 110amp alternator on engine to charge house batteries.

1 x 12volt, 60amp alternator on engine to charge engine start battery.

Batteries may also be charged via a 30amp shore power cord.

Additional light switches at helm station for mast flood light, navigation lights and compass light dimmer.

LED overhead interior lights with new compatible dimmers.

Flexible chart light at navigation station.

Red lights at floor level in main saloon and navigation area.

Downward flood light on forward side of mast.

2 x boom light over forward and aft cockpit.

Compass light.

Red and green bow lights on bow rail.

White stern light on stern rail.

White bow light on forward side of mast.

Mast head tricolor LED light.


B&G H5000 (2022).

1 x Zeus 3S, 12” display at nav station.

1 x Zeus 3S, 9” display at helm.

B&G AIS with masthead antenna splitter with VHF antenna.

Backup VHF antenna on radar post.

Iridium external antenna on radar post with connection at nav station.

4G B&G radar (2022).

Bank of 2 MFD and 2 x Triton B&G electronic displays, over aft companionway plus a remote for the autopilot.

2 x Garmin large format displays under goose neck.

B&G 5000 autopilot with Simrad AP48 control head at pedestal.

AP remote at companionway and also integrated with Zeus 2S at nav station.

B&G GFD at pedestal.

B&G GFD at nav station.

Icom, IC-M502 VHF at nav station with backup antenna on radar post.

Icom wired Command Mic VHF, P side in aft cockpit coaming.

Fusion stereo (2022) with Macintosh power amp.

DVD player (not connected).

Speakers in the aft cabin and the main saloon.

Smart TV.

Pepwave internet/cell/wifi.


Carbon fiber Offshore Spars 15/16th mast with triple spreaders (2022).

Trisail track  and cars (2022).

Stainless steel rod rigging (2022).

Dyneema removable inner forestay (2022).

Kevlar checkstays (2022).

Dyneema running rigging (2022) except as noted.

2 x polyester spinnaker halyards.

2 x headsail halyards.

1 x staysail halyard.

1 x mainsail halyard.

1 x boom topping lift/spare main halyard.

Symmetrical spinnaker sheets, guys and blocks.

Offshore Spars electric carbon in-boom furling for mainsail with Bomar motor and 2 x sets of remote control buttons.

Remote switches at helm and companionway for roller furling boom.

Carbon Hall Spars spinnaker pole, used as a whisker pole, stored on S foredeck (2009).

Harken hydraulic boom vang.

Goiot flush folding steps on side of mast for easy access to mainsail headboard and halyard attachment.

Garmin panel under goose neck for 2 maxi displays.

Track on forward side of mast used for whisker pole for booming out the headsail downwind.

Additional hardware may be added for using symmetrical spinnakers on pole and reaching strut.

Snubber sprit for asymmetric spinnakers fits into stem head fitting.

Fitting to store reaching strut outboard of whisker pole.

Reckmann roller furler on headstay with control line on S side led to aft cockpit via dedicated clutch and to electric winch.

Navtec hydraulic panel on forward face of wheel pedestal to adjust backstay and boomvang.

Spare hydraulic circuits for mainsail outhaul and Cunningham (for old mast and boom set up).


Doyle Stratis carbon full batten cruising main for roller furler boom (May 2023).

Doyle Stratis carbon full batten racing main for roller furler boom (September 2023).

Doyle Stratis carbon 135% #2 genoa (2022).

Doyle Stratis 105% #3 jib (2019).

North 0.6oz A2 spinnaker (2017), recut for 14” taller hoist on mast (2023).

Doyle 0.75oz A4 spinnaker with snuffer (2017), very light use, cut for old mast.

North A2 spinnaker with snuffer (2003), cruising sail, cut for old mast.

North storm jib/staysail (2003), unused, with 2022 soft hanks for Dyneema inner forestay (2003).

North storm trysail (2008) unused.

North S2 spinnaker (2009).

North S4 spinnaker (2011), very light use.

additional equipment

CQR 45lb anchor.

50m of 10mm anchor chain (2022).

50m of 8 braid anchor rode spliced to chain.

Fortress FX37 secondary anchor stored in aft lazarette.

6 x fenders.

4 x docklines.

Telescoping boat hook stored in anchor locker.

Flag pole.

2 x aluminum winch handles.

1 x double handed, stainless steel winch handle for primary winches.

Bosun’s chair.

Numerous spares.

Engine tool kit.

Fire extinguisher.

Lewmar electric ST #48 spare winch.

Spare aluminum mast and mast step (2003) with hydraulic cunningham, standing rigging (less forestay) and with SSB insulated backstay available.

Spare aluminum boom with hydraulic outhaul and 2 reefs.

Spare aluminum spinnaker pole (stored off boat).

Aluminum reaching strut (stored off boat).

Spare marine ply floorboards for offshore racing with lock downs.

Folding teak cockpit table stored in padded canvas bag in wet locker when not in use.


Spray hood for forward companionway.

Dodger for aft cockpit.

Bimini over helm.

Boom cover.

Navy Sunbrella interior cushion sea/crew covers.

Navy cockpit cushions.

Fairclough winter cover (2008).

Sunbrella covers for deck hatches, transom and genoa on headstay.

Folding teak cockpit table stored in padded canvas bag in wet locker when not in use.

safety equipment

MOM 8.

Wichard MOB folding ladder.

Lifesling in hard plastic cover.

Throw rope.

8 x USCG approved life jackets.

2 x web jacklines attach to P and S bow and stern cleats.


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

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Yeoman Yachts LLC

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