ACCOMMODATIONS & LAY
The interior of BABE is beautiful with varnished teak interior throughout. She has two private staterooms with ensuite heads, main salon that converts from cruising to racing mode, fully equipped galley, comprehensive navigation station and all amenities for gracious living aboard.
Master stateroom aft: Access is aft of the galley on the port side. The aft stateroom features a centerline double with settees and hanging lockers to port and starboard. An ensuite head is located on the starboard side. Opening ports on the deck house and aft cockpit provide an abundance of natural light and ventilation.
Guest stateroom: The forward stateroom features a v berth with an insert to make a double on on the port side. The adjoining head is located just aft, to port. Hanging lockers are aft to starboard, with additional storage in shelves and lockers. A large Lewmar hatch is above for ventilation and sail handling when racing.
Main Salon: The main salon is accessed from the forward cockpit via the companionway. The centerline The U shaped sette to port and sette to starboard,fold down varnished teak table on centerline. A convertible pilot berth is available out board of the setee to port. The entertainment center is aft on the starboard side featuring DVD, stereo and a 24” LCD TV. The guest head is forward of the salon, to port.
Navigation Station: The Navigation station is located aft and to starboard in the main salon. The desk lifts up for chart stowage. A black ultrasuede settee at the Nav station accommodates two people. Modern navigation systems including radar, computer, GPS, Satphone, B&G, VHF, SSB surround the navigation area, with the electrical panels within easy reach as well.
Galley: The galley is to port of the companionway and leads aft. A double stainless sink with stainless work top is available outboard. The newly fitted white Formica countertop creates plenty of space for food preparation and servine. The engine driven refrigeration system has a front loading refrigerator and top loading freezer. Force 10 (3) burner galley propane stove/oven/broiler (2014), w/electric and manual shutoffs below deck.
•Fusion MSAV700 Entertainment System (2014)
•Speakers in main salon and cockpit
•24” LCD TV
BABE’s entire electrical system was comprehensively refit and upgraded in 2009, both the 24 and 12 Volt DC Systems, Balmar Alternator and charging system, shore charging system, batteries, etc..
•Mastervolt 2000 Combi 24VDC charger/inverter (2009) with 60 amp charger and 2000w inverter.
•Remote volt/amp/battery condition meter at Nav. Station
•70 Amp Balmar 24 Volt Alternator with LED external regulator for house batteries (2014)
•4 New house batteries (2013)
•1 AGM start battery for engine (2014)
•1 AGM 12 Volt Navigation bank battery (2014)
•12 to 24 Mastervolt converter for Navigation battery
•LED chrome reading lights throughout (2009)
•Hella fans throughout
•120 Volt DC Hot water heater
•Masthead (offshore), and deck Navigation lights
DECK AND HULL
•Built to ABS and Lloyds Register of Shipping Certification
•Teak decks, New 2005 by Alden Yachts, Portsmouth RI, USA
•Bottom completely, stripped, re-faired, epoxy coated (2010)
•Bottom spray painted to top racing standards (2010)
•Custom Vivid blue color anti foul paint system applied (2011)
•Through hull fittings serviced and Gelcoat topsides compounded/waxed annually.
ENGINE AND MECHANICA
•Westerbeke 71C4 (2005), (3,400 hours 9/14)
•All maintenance performed by Hanson Marine, Marblehead, MA
•2 blade feathering Max prop, cleaned, serviced & lubricated (2014)
•(2) Whale manual bilge pumps to ORC specifications.
•Electric bilge pump, Par 3100
•Whale manual sump pumps in aft and fwd head
•Groco K manual heads (fwd new 2010, aft new 2006)
•24VDC potable water pump with whole boat filtration system and additional filtration at separate tap in galley
•Shur Flo salt water 24VDC pump and anchor wash system
•New cutlass bearing 2014
•B&G Hydra 790 unit performance instruments, integrated wind/depth/speed, etc.
•B & G Halcyon compass 2014
•B & G Wind sensor 2014
•Icom IC-M700 SSB
•Uniden UM52 VHF with handheld unit (2008)
•Simrad Autopilot (new display 2010 & ram rebuilt 2014))
•Weems and Plath clock and Barometer
•(2) B&G Hydra 2000 Multi Units
•B&G Analog Wind
•Triple B&G 2020 displays below boom Gooseneck
•6” Compass at binnicle
Aluminum, single spreader mast and boom by Nautor Swan with Navtec rod rigging to Navtec tensioners. Mast removed for service nearly every year for past 12 years. Level 1 inspection made by Southern Spars annually.
•Navtec Hydraulic backstay and boom vang rebuilt 2014
•Harken furling headstay
•All new Rod rigging (2009)
•Halyards new 2005 to 2010 / all aramid fiber by Southern Spars
•Comprehensive running rigging, blocks, running gear & deck equipment in excellent condition.
•Spinnaker pole & Reaching strut
(2) Lewmar 65
(2) Lewmar 55
(4) Lewmar 52
(4) Lewmar 46
•Falkon 1500 electric anchor windlass, 200’ ½” marked chain with CQR anchor and foot switches at windlass and additional switches at helm.
SAILS:(All sails by
•Spectra Mainsail 2014
•Spectra 110% Genoa 2014
•Spectra forestaysail 2014
•Cruising spinnaker with ATM “snuffer”
•(07’) Dacron Furling Genoa, North
•Dacron Heavy Staysail
•Dacron Storm Trysail
•9’ Hard bottom inflatable with 5 hp Mercury 2cyc outboard (2013)
•Spares for engine and systems(alternators, starter, pumps,etc)
•Galley and cookware
•Hand tools, portable drill, etc
•12’ enclosed trailer with 30 amp power, workbench, roof racks and storage. Side door and ramp door at back. (Available separately, not included in purchase.)
•All safety gear is in line with Category1 Ocean Racing.
•6 man DBH valise life raft (inspected 2013)
•MOM unit (inspected 2013)
•(5)ABC portable fire extinguishers/ fire port for engine space (inspected 2010)
•IRC certificate #15147 TCC: 1.047. No Spin. TCC: 1.034 Babe was Weighed and Measured. (certificate underwent US Sailings optimization program 2010)
•ORC Certificate #40242
•First in class. Third overall. Newport To Bermuda 2008
•First Bermuda boat. Newport to Bermuda 4 times
•6 Newport to Bermuda races and 4 Marion to Bermuda races with previous owner
Without a doubt, BABE has had the best maintenance, upgrades and refits for the past 12 years. The Swan 46 has earned an enviable stature among the best ever designs in her size range, for extended blue water voyaging, congenial cruising, offshore and club racing. BABE can be easily cruised by a couple or thrashed to Bermuda by a dozen heavyweights, with equivalent success. BABE deserves serious consideration by any serious clients for yachts in this class.