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Swan 601 STARK RAVING MAD VII for sale with Yeoman Yachts
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If there is ever a boat to just buy your groceries and step aboard to go racing or performance cruising, then STARK RAVING MAD VII is it. There are hardly enough accolades to describe this amazing sailing yacht.

Part of the interior, especially forward of the mast, is removable for lighter weight and hence increased performance. The photos in this presentation show STARK RAVING MAD VII in race mode.

STARK RAVING MAD VII is hull #6 of the Swan 601 series. Built in 2005, she was spec’d by Russell Coutts and originally launched as ARTEMIS. Her second owner renamed her AQUARIUS and sailed her out of Newport, RI in the summers and the Caribbean in the winter. She has successfully campaigned as STARK RAVING MAD VII since 2012 and has always been professionally maintained.

STARK RAVING MAD VII has had over twenty podium finishes in the past ten years, including firsts at: the Rolex Swan Cup, Les Voiles de St. Barth, the Bermuda - Onion Patch Series, and the San Diego Yacht Club “Hot Rum” Series (4x overall winner out of over 120 boats).

Over the past several years as STARK RAVING MAD VII, she has undergone substantial upgrades, including EC6 Carbon rigging, select electric winches, new teak decks, addition of a generator and a three zone A/C system, and a new suit of North Sails in late ’21 / early ’22. She also had a new electronics system installed in ’19 – including new B&G units and Garmin displays.

Please note: The name STARK RAVING MAD, or any iteration of the name, is reserved.

This is a must-see yacht.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Swan 601
  • Location:

    Portsmouth - RI - USA
  • Price:

    $ 995,000 USD

Swan 601 Specifications

  • Model:
    2005 Swan 601
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    60 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    14 ft 11 in
  • Draft:
    11 ft 10 in
  • Displacement:
    39700 lb
  • Ballast:
    19180 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Volvo Penta D2 - 75-55

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090


Blue painted hull

Unidirectional carbon fiber Sprint layers, vacuum bagged and oven cured

Foam cored topsides and bottom aft

Monolithic (single skin) laminate in keel area and slamming sections forward

Structural bulkheads are cored carbon fiber Sprint construction

Stiffeners are carbon Sprint lay-ups with unidirectional flanges and double bias webs

Engine beds are carbon Sprint with steel inserts

Flush mounted, flush closing Marelon through hull fittings

"T" keel with steel fin and lead with antimony ballast

Kelp cutter on keel (2018)

Spade rudder with carbon laminate skins and carbon stock

Hull and keel faired to a racing finish


Carbon fiber Sprint sandwich construction with foam core, vacuum bagged and oven cured

6mm teak laid deck glued and vacuum bagged with white sealant (new teak 2016)

Bow sprit added (2021)

Stainless steel chainplate for headstay

Carbon fiber chainplates for shrouds bonded to the hull and reinforced with structural knees

Through transom sheave for backstay

Twin painted, carbon, wheels, plus 1 x spare


All Harken carbon winch package includes:

2 x #880, 3 speed, ST, primaries w/overdrive

1 x #880, 3 speed, ST, electric mainsheet

Pedestals for primary and main sheet winches are interlocking

2 x #65, 2 speed, ST, electric secondaries

2 x #65, 3 speed, ST, with race bearing base, halyard and utility, with electric motor on port winch

2 x #50, 2 speed, ST, traveler

General arrangement


Sleeps a total of twelve. Three in each of the two aft guest cabins, two in the forward master cabin and four in the main saloon. Ensuite head and shower for the master cabin forward and a shared head aft for the two guest cabins which also doubles as the day head. Typical hand rubbed, varnished Burmese teak interior with some white paneling. Removable overhead panels. Alcantara velvet blue upholstery.

Master Cabin

Removable centerline queen bunk against the forward bulkhead. White staving on the inside of the hull. Seat port and starboard. Hanging locker starboard.

Master Head

Located aft of the master stateroom and on the port side. Electric fresh water flush head discharging to a holding tank which can be further discharged overboard or via deck suction line. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and telephone type shower. Teak shower grate.

Main Saloon

Straight settee to starboard and "L" settee to port with dinette and two single chairs inboard, pinned to the floor when under way. Single pipe bunk above each settee. Aft of the saloon and on the starboard side is a wet locker and other storage as well as the electrical panel.


Located aft of the saloon and on the port side in the walkway to the aft port guest cabin. Double stainless steel sink inboard with cupboards above. Side loading fridge forward and top loading freezer aft, both outboard. Fridges serviced (2022). Fridge and freezer driven with DC. 4 burner propane stove and oven outboard. Corian counter tops. Ample drawers, lockers and cupboards.

Guest/day head

Located aft of the saloon and on the starboard side. Access from the saloon forward or the starboard guest cabin aft. Electric fresh water flush head discharging to a holding tank which can be further discharged overboard or via deck suction line. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and telephone type shower. Teak shower grate.

Navigation Station

Located under the cockpit, aft of the galley and the guest/day head, on the centerline and between the guest cabins. Facing forward.

Aft port and starboard guest cabins

Mirror image cabins each with a double bunk that has a middle lee cloth. Each cabin also has a pipe bunk to make up a third bunk. Single seat in each cabin. Hanging locker in each cabin.

Photos of racing interior

Photos of cruising interior


Volvo Penta D2 75-55, 72hp, diesel engine (2015)

Saildrive transmission (2015)

ZF gears (new 2010)

Heat exchanger for hot water off the engine

Flex-o-fold racing propellor

2 x polyethylene fuel tanks totaling 288 liters

Fuel manifold

Fuel filter/separator

Plumbing and ventilation


Spectra water maker (2012)

Fresh water capacity 111 gallons

5 x polyurethane, water tanks are provided with inspection ports, sounding plug, and vent pipes

One fresh water filler line to a valve chest

Composite shower sump tanks

Pressurized hot and cold water

Hot water tank 10.55 gallons

Water heated via engine heat exchanger of AC shore power

Sea water spout and foot pump at galley

Galley sinks drain direct overboard

Wash basins and shower sumps drain via electric pump

2 x manual bilge pumps

1 x electric bilge pump

Electric heads using fresh water flush

Heads discharge to a black water holding tank

Holding tanks discharged via electric pump or deck suction discharge


Air conditioning (2012)

Dorade vents near mast

Exhaust vents for galley, heads and engine space

Battery boxes vented up mast


Generator (2012)

24volt house maintenance free gel cell battery bank (12 batteries, 2016)

110amp alternator charges house batteries

12 volt engine start battery, 50Ah (2021)

Generator start battery (2021) 

115amp alternator charges engine battery

220volt 75amp Mastervolt battery charger

Mastervolt 25/2500 watt Inverter to 220volt

Inverter to 110volt

220volt and 110volt outlets in each cabin

USB charging ports in each cabin

C Zone electrical touch pads (2020)

3 CZone output interface 6 circuits

CZone bridge

CZone bridge master bus

Czone 5" touch screen


Electronics mostly new 2019.

B&G H5000 base pack

2 x Vulcan 7"MFD w/insight charts

1 x Vulcan 5"MFD

2 x H5000 Graphic Displays

DT800 NK2 depth/temp sensor

H5000 barometric pressure sensor

Airmar analog speed transducer


5 x Garmin GNX 150 mast displays

Carbon custom mast pod

NAC-3 pilot computer / precision 9 compass OP 12 pilot controller

Moxa Nport 232 (AIS,MOB,spare)

Iridium GO

Sailor FB 150 with handset

Pepwave for cell & satellite

Garmin plotter

Garmin radar

Head stay load cell

Cyclops inline bobstay wireless load cell

H5000 serial expansion

B&G gyro upgrade


Mast carbon Hall Spars, double spreader Swan 601 class optimized. 80kgs lighter with custom main and jib halyard locks.

Hydraulic mast jack

Adjustable mast jacking screw to adjust mast foot fore and aft

EC6 carbon standing rigging (2012)

Standing rigging inspected (2019)

Carbon boom

Carbon bow sprit (2021)

1 x carbon spinnaker poles

1 x carbon reaching struts

Navtec hydraulics with 6 functions and 4 speed pump

2 x hydraulic quick release buttons for vang

Jib roller furler for deliveries and cruising

Load cell added to bow sprit (2022)

Forestay x 2 for hank on race sails (2022)  

Masthead lock for for 1 downwind sail (2022)

Fractional lock for headsail (2022) 


Primary Racing Sails:

Mainsail, North, 3Di Carbon Raw (2021)

#1 jib, North, 3Di Carbon (2022)

#2 jib, North, 3Di Carbon Raw (2021)

#3 jib, North, 3Di Carbon (2022)

#4 jib, Doyle, Stratis (2022)

Mast head jib, North, 3Di Raw (2021)

Genoa staysail, Doyle, Stratis Elite (2021)

Code 62%, North, 3Di (2022)

Code 72%, Doyle, Stratis Elite (2021)

A1.5, North (2021)

A2, North (2022)

Spinnaker staysail, North (2022)

Secondary Racing Sails:  

Mainsail, North, 3Di Carbon (2015)

#1 jib, North, 3Di (2017)

#2 jib, North, 3Di Carbon (2015)

#3 jib, North, 3Di Carbon (2013)

Masthead jib, North (2017)

Jib top reacher, North, 3DL Carbon (2012)

A1, North (2015)

A2, North (2015)

A3, North (2012)

A5 fractional, North (2015)

A6 fractional, North (2005)

A7 fractional, North (2005)

Windseeker, Quantum (2008)   

Cruising Sails and other:

Mainsail, Doyle, Spectra full batten (2010)

Jib, Doyle, Spectra (2011)

Storm jib, North (2005)

Storm trysail, North (2005)

Additional Equipment

LED TV in saloon and both aft cabins

Air-conditioning (new)

Two sets of floor boards, one is all carbon, clear coated and the other is gray non-skid painted

Covers for furniture protection when racing

Seafresh Ocean 400A watermaker removable for racing

2 x manual bilge pumps

1 x electric bilge pump

Hot and cold water deck shower

Recessed foot pump for galley fresh and salt water

Yacht cradle

40 storage and work shop container

Extensive spare parts that may be inventoried upon request 


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


Yeoman Yachts LLC

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