Swan 53 Bella Vela for sale with Yeoman Yachts
Swan 53 for sale:


BELLA VELA is hull #25 and the last Swan 53 built before Nautor started building the Swan 54 on the same hull mold. The 54 is still being built today.

BELLA VELA is exceptionally well equipped including carbon mast, carbon Park Ave type boom, bow thruster, generator, air conditioning, centerline queen bed in the master cabin and so much more.

A single cockpit with all running rigging led aft to electric winches allows her to be easily sailed short handed. She has cabins for up to 3 couples plus a crew/utility cabin.

BELLA VELA is lightly used and in exceptional condition.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 53
  • Location:

    Puerto Rico
  • Price:

    $ 1,250,000 USD

Swan 53 Specifications

  • Model:
    2013 Swan 53
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    54 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    15 ft 7 in
  • Draft:
    8 ft 1 in
  • Displacement:
    48,500 lbs
  • Ballast:
    18,100 lbs
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Yanmar 4JH4-HTE

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090


The hull is of single skin construction using glass-fiber reinforced isopolyester laminate with vinylester skin-coat. Multiaxial and unidirectional fibers in selected areas.

All stiffeners are unidirectional glass layups. Stringers and web frames are pre-made hollow sections that allow them to be used for ventilation purposes or as cable conduits. Engine bed is of glass-fiber with steel inserts.

Structural bulkheads are marine ply with glass fiber reinforcements. The bulkheads are laminated to the hull and the deck.

The stainless-steel main shroud chain plates are bonded to the hull.

The hull is grey gelcoat with white stripes. The transom is coated with polyurethane paint.

The hull bottom is treated with four layers of Gelsheild epoxy primer. 

The keel is a lead casting with antimony and carefully finished to accurate design shape. Cast in keel bolts are of high tensile stainless steel.

The rudder is of foam filled glass-fiber with a tapered high tensile stainless-steel stock, supported by two self-aligning bearings. There is a weed deflector in front of the rudder.

The steering sheaves are provided with guards to prevent jamming of steering cables. There is an aluminum quadrant with end stops bolted to the rudder stock. The steering pedestals have roller bearings, brake and a crash bar.

The two carbon fiber wheels have 2.1 turns hard over to hard over.

There is an emergency tiller stowed in the lazarette.

The mast is stepped through the deck and onto a composite mast step. There are tie rods from the mast collar to the mast shoe. The mast shoe is aluminum.

All through-hulls below the waterline, except for the fridge, are of bronze and finished flush with the outside of the hull and located in an accessible position.

The lazarette is separated by a watertight bulkhead from the interior. 

Part of the transom folds out manually to form a platform with fittings for a bathing ladder. The helmsman seat and the pushpit can be opened for convenient access.

Max Power, drop down type, bow thruster with control panel at the starboard helm station


The deck is of sandwich construction, using multiaxial glass-fiber reinforced Isopolyester laminate, with low density closed cell foam core, and is bonded to the hull. High density core or solid laminate is under the deck fittings. Non-teaked deck surfaces have a white gelcoat finish. There is a blue stripe on the deck coaming.

The teak deck consists of 45 x 12mm quarter cut teak battens with 4mm grey caulking between the planks. The teak is vacuum bagged and bonded to the deck with epoxy adhesive. There are teak toe rails. There are teak footrests for the helmsman behind each wheel.

Lewmar V4, 24volt windlass with remote control. Chain gypsy for 10mm chain and remote control.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 Delrin roller and an eye for the gennaker tackline block. 

Stainless steel chain plates

The headstay is recessed with an underdeck roller furling drum

2 x Harken jib sheet tracks each with a Harken genoa car

Harken blocks on deck for running rigging

Spinlock clutches for headsail roller furling, jib car pullers, mainsheet, reef lines, halyards and other running rigging.

Stainless steel bow and stern rails

3 x pairs pop-up mooring cleats, each pair located forward, midships and aft

Stainless steel stanchions with a lifeline gate each side and at the transom

Double 1 x 19 wire stainless steel lifelines

Flagpole socket aft

Jacklines, 1 each side

Wichard folding pad eyes throughout the deck for various running rigging and safety functions.

Stainless steel deck fittings at each side gate for a boarding ladder to attach

Stainless steel bar in anchor locker to store running rigging

2 x cockpit lockers, 1 each side

Lazarette locker with deck access aft

Anchor locker with deck access forward

2 x lockers, 1 under each helm seat. 1 is for the propane gas bottles

6 x Lewmar deck hatches, each supported by gas cylinders, over various cabins and heads. Most hatches have bug and blind screens.

7 x opening ports, 4 in the coachroof coaming, 3 in the cockpit

4 x fixed ports, 2 each side, in the coachroof coaming

Tinted acrylic companionway slider and self-stowing drop board

Removable cockpit table with leaves each side and padded stowage bag

Dodger at forward end of cockpit with recess to stow canvas in down position

2 x canvas stowage bags each side of companionway for running rigging tails


2 x Harken B60.2 STEA electric mainsheet

2 x Harken B70.2 STEA electric primary

2 x Harken radial 60.2 STEA electric halyard each side of the companionway

General arrangement


Sleeps 7 in 4 separate sleeping cabins, plus 1 more in the main saloon for a total of 8. Interior is finished with a varnished, hand rubbed, satin finish over teak veneer, solid teak or a teak laminate. Other finishes include vinyl covered panels or white painted surfaces. Vinyl covered removable overhead panels. Teak veneer with koto stripes over closed cell foam floorboards.

Master Cabin

Located in the bow with a double bunk on the center line. Optional spring mattress. Teak plywood leeboards. Two large drawers under the bunk. 2 x hanging lockers, 1 each side and aft with rods, hooks and automatic door lights. Vanity desk with mirror on the centerline aft. Bookshelf on the forward bulkhead. 

Master head and stall shower

Located on the starboard side and aft of the master cabin. Immediately aft of the head is a separate stall shower that may be accessed from the head or from the walkway to the forward cabins. White gelcoat fiberglass unit two half height in the head. Corian counter tops. Varnished teak above the fiberglass unit. Hot and cold pressure water at this sink and shower. Mirror. White gel coat fiberglass unit full height in the shower stall. 

Forward Midship cabin

Located aft of the master cabin and on the port side. There is a pullman double bunk outboard with Scandi-Flex battens. Lee cloth. 3 drawers under the bunk. Hanging locker forward with rod, hooks and automatic door light. Upper lockers outboard. 

Main Saloon

Located immediately aft of the midship cabin. “L” shaped settee to port surrounding a rectangular dining table. Stowage under the “L” settee and behind the back rest. Double seat at the table inboard and on the center line. Additional handrails have been placed throughout the main saloon.

Navigation Station

Located in the starboard side of the main saloon. Two seats, 1 facing forward and 1 facing aft with a chart table in between. The chart table has a lifting lid and storage under. The navigation and communication electronics are located outboard and over the table.


Located aft of the navigation station on the starboard side. “L” shaped. Corian white counter tops. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water faucet. Lockers and drawers under the sink countertop. Lockers with sliding doors outboard of the stove. Force 10, 3 burner gimbaled stove with oven and stainless-steel guard. Front loading fridge, top loading fridge and top loading freezer. Fridge thermostats may be adjusted to be fridge or freezer. Waste container under the sink.

Aft starboard cabin

Located aft of the galley and accessed from the galley. Single bunk. Hanging locker forward and outboard. Storage lockers in board. Generator is located inboard.

Aft Port Cabin

Located aft of the main saloon and on the port side. Double bunk with leeboard in the middle. Storage under the bunk. Hanging locker, with draws under, located forward and outboard. Hanging locker has a rod, hooks and automatic door light. Lockers above and outboard. 

Aft head

The ”day” head is located on the port side separating the main saloon and the aft port cabin. White gelcoat fiberglass unit two half height. Corian counter tops. Varnished teak above the fiberglass unit. Hot and cold pressure water at this sink and shower. Mirror.


The engine space is located under the cockpit. Access may be gained from under the companionway stairs or via access panels on the port and starboard side of the engine compartment.

The engine space is sound insulated.

Yanmar 4JH4-HTE, 110hp, diesel engine with 2.74:1 reduction ZF35A transmission

3 blade folding propeller

Flexible mounts on the engine

Aquamet stainless steel propeller shaft

Thermostatically controlled freshwater cooling system with heat exchanger

Separate heat exchanger for heating the water in the hot water tank. Wet exhaust system.

Dual fuel filter/water separator allowing uninterrupted running of the engine while changing filters.

At the time of build the freshwater tank capacity was decreased in favor of a fuel tank capacity increase.

Halyard wet exhaust system with cooling water exiting below the waterline

Reverso oil drain pump for oil changes on the engine and generator.

Engine gauges and controls at starboard helm station

Total flooding Clean Agent fire extinguishing system in the engine space with manual remote control.

Plumbing and Ventilation


Spectra Newport 400, 16 gallons/hr water maker

Stainless steel water tanks provided with baffles, inspection cover, sounding plug and vent pipe

Pressurized hot and cold freshwater system for the heads, galley and cockpit shower

Fresh water fill line goes to a valve chest providing water to each tank and what pressure pumps.

Pressure cold water outlet next to the cockpit shower

Pressure cold water outlet in forepeak

Cold water foot pump in galley

All water tank vent pipes terminate at the galley sink

Hot water is provided dear the AC system or the heat exchanger on the engine when the engine is running.

2 x freshwater pressure pumps

19.8 US gallons hot water tank

Sea water foot pump in the galley

Sea water outlet in the forepeak locker

Grey water from the washbasins is drained directly to seacocks

Shower trays are drained overboard via an electric pump

Black water is drained into holding tanks with a selector valve to flush directly overboard or to the tank

Black water tanks have level gauges, baffles, inspection covers and vent lines

Each black water tank also has a deck suction line

The heads are electric, PAR Jabsco quiet flush

3 x separate bilges, 1 in the forepeak, 1 amidships and 1 in the lazarette

Two electric bilge pumps

Two manual bilge pumps

Red bilge pump running warning light at helm


LPG remote magnetic shut off in the propane locker

Additional manual gas shut off valve in the galley

Space for 2 x 6kg propane tanks


Webasto Blue Cool Premium, 38000BTU, reverse cycle air conditioning system

Exhaust air blowers in the galley and heads

Engine room ventilation is via 2 inlets, 1 at the steering pedestals and 1 in the lazarette

The engine room air exhaust is via a blower at the transom and is thermostatically controlled.

The main battery box is ventilated with a thermostat-controlled blower through the mast to the outside.

Dorade box forward of mast

6 x fans


3 x 24volt refrigeration units with thermostat control for the 2 fridges and 1 freezer. The freezer may also be used as a refrigerator.

Both fridge and freezer are Isotherm


230volt, 50Hz AC system

Isolation transformer on shore power inlet for US and Caribbean use

Fischer Panda 7.7kw, 230volt, 50hz generator

Generator remote control panel on the main electrical panel

230volt, 32amp shore power inlet

Mass Sine 24/2500W 230volt inverter for outlets and TV

Mass Sine 24/2500W 115volt 60hz inverter for outlets

Shore power cord

Mastervolt, Mass 24volt, 75amp, 3 step battery charger

110amp alternator on engine to charge house batteries

12volt, 80amp alternator on engine to charge engine start battery

Alternator on generator to charge generator battery

24volt DC system

House 24volt batteries with 522Ah

Engine 12volt start battery with 50Ah

Generator 12volt start battery with 50Ah

Electric AC/DC breaker and control panel located in the galley

LED lighting throughout the interior, for navigations lights and mast lights

Dimmer for overhead lights in saloon and master cabin

Deck down lights from the spreaders

Windex light


2 x magnetic Suunto compasses, 1 at each helm

B&G Halcyon gyro stabilized compass

B&G H3000 package

3 x B&G 30/30 displays under goose neck with red backlight

4 x B&G GFDs, 1 at nav station, 2 over companionway, 1 at starboard pedestal

1 x B&G, analogue, 360 degree and 45 degree magnified over companionway

Depth sounder

Paddle wheel speed sensor

Wind sensor at mast head

Furuno NavNet 3D radar/chart plotter

Plotter is connected to the TV in the saloon at the nav station and to a Furuno MFD8 8.4” display on the port steering pedestal. 

Furuno GP-320B DGPS

Furuno 4kw 60cm antenna dome

Simrad RS-87 DSC VHF with 2 handsets, 1 at nav station, 1 at helm

VHF speaker in cockpit

Sony stereo speakers in cockpit with on/off switch in cockpit

FM/CD/DVD stereo at nav station

1 x pair of speakers in the saloon

21.5” widescreen LED LCD-TV at nav station connected to a Delta Biscaya AIS antenna

B&G H3000, ACP2 pilot pack, autopilot with display on starboard pedestal


Carbon fiber, clear coated, mast with double swept back spreaders

Carbon fiber, clear coated, Park Ave type boom

Carbon fiber spinnaker pole

Stainless steel rod standing rigging

2:1 mainsail halyard

2 x headsail halyard

2 x spinnaker halyards

1 x staysail halyard

2 x pair mast steps

Optional push button hydraulic functions for the boom vang, mainsail outhaul and backstay


Quantum mainsail (2013)

North mainsail (about 2014)

Quantum jib (2013)

North jib (about 2014

Symmetric spinnaker

Asymmetric spinnaker

Additional equipment

Delta 25kg anchor

50m x 10mm grade 40 chain

50m x 16mm anchor rode

4 x mooring lines

6 x air fenders

Boat hook

4 x Harken winch handles, 2 x double grip, 2 x single grip

Fixed fire extinguisher in engine space

Fixed fire extinguisher in generator space

3 x portable fire extinguishers

Fire blanket

Safety lines for on deck

Safety belts for galley and nav station

Spare parts kit for engine and generator

Plumbing spares

Electric spares

Basic tool kit

Bosun’s chair


Stainless steel boarding ladder

Radar reflector


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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