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53' Nautor Swan
Jamestown, Rhode Island
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For Sale

Sales Rep: Ben Knowles
Telephone: 860-415-8282

ELENA is the quintessential performance cruising yacht.  Built using the same mold as the new 54, the cockpit design accommodates anything from effortless short-handed sailing to buoy racing with a crew.  With new upholstery and custom cabin sole, ELENA's high quality teak interior by Swan has a fresh and modern look.  Currently enjoying sailing in New England waters, call to arrange a personal inspection.  A showing will not disappoint.  



  • Captain maintained 
  • Modern dual helm cockpit design 
  • Sleek flush deck with drop down swim platform 
  • All new electronics
  • All electric winches
  • Carbon fiber park-ave boom 
  • All updated upholstery 
  • 4 stateroom 3 head layout 
  • Water maker 
  • Accepts US and EU power
  • Air conditioning 




Starting furthest forward, the MASTER STATEROOM has a private ensuite head, sit-down mirrored vanity, and plenty of storage. like all cabins, the master has its own zone for A/C or heating. If you prefer a breeze, three overhead hatches with screens will supply plenty fresh air. The spinnaker has a dedicated storage compartment to port so one can easily deploy and store the sail without added hassle.

  • Bookshelf storage
  • (2) large hanging lockers
  • Storage cabinet under hanging lockers
  • (2) oversized drawers below berth
  • (8) cabinets along the hull sides
  • (2) cabinets just forward of starboard hanging locker
  • (2) reading lamps
  • (12) LED overhead lights in master
  • Storage for spinnaker
  • Berth measures 6’6” long and 4’ 9” wide
  • All new custom sheets and covers were made for the berth
  • (2) electric fans
  • Webasto control head unit for reverse cycle A/C

Ensuite Head:

  • Electric jabsco head
  • Sink vanity with storage below
  • Electric sump pump
  • overhead lights are LED
  • Storage cabinet outboard
  • Opening hatch

Moving aft and to port is the VIP CABIN:

  • Berth measures 4’ wide (at shoulder height) and 6’6” long
  • (2) drawers under berth
  • (4) cabinets lining the hull
  • Mirrored vanity
  • Large hanging locker
  • Storage cabinet under hanging locker
  • Dedicated zone for A/C or heating
  • (2) reading lamps
  • Lee cloth
  • (2) Overhead hatches with screens
  • (5) overhead lights
  • Custom fitted bedding

Athwartrships the second cabin is the FORWARD HEAD:

  • Electric jabsco head
  • Sink vanity with storage below
  • Large mirror
  • Shower head mounted on bulkhead
  • Storage cabinet mounted outboard
  • Electric sump pump
  • (4) overhead lights
  • Opening hatch

Next aft is the GRAND SALOON, which hosts the nav station, settee, and galley in one inclusive space.

Nav station:

  • Forward facing with storage below the nav table and outboard
  • NEW 2017: Raymarine Axiom pro gps/plotter screen
  • NEW 2017: Raymarine 4KW radar
  • NEW 2017 Raymaine VHF radio: Ray 70 with DSC
  • NEW 2017 Raymarine multi-function display
  • NEW 2017 Icom SSB
  • NEW 2017 Fusion stereo (MS-AV750) with XM radio antenna and Bluetooth
  • Nav light
  • Complete set of manuals from swan
  • Control unit for saloon A/C or Heat
  • WiFi booster with internal router to supply WIFI to the whole boat
  • (3) electrical outlets
  • (3) overhead lights


One of the most inviting spaces aboard ELENA is the settee which hosts a large table surrounded by a L-Shaped settee and 3 chairs. All cushions have recently been replaced and bring added warmth to the saloon. While on longer passages, the backrest of the settee flips up to make an upper sea berth.

  • Dining for 6 adults
  • Large 31” Sony TV with digital TV antenna and DVD player from fusion stereo
  • Bookshelf flanked by two large cabinets outboard of settee
  • Dining table measures 31”X58”
  • (4) Lights above dining table
  • Storage outboard and below settee
  • (7) overhead lights
  • Large overhead hatch
  • Windows lining the house sides


  • L-shaped counter top
  • Force 10 propane 3-burner cook top/oven
  • Vent fan above stove
  • Propane gas alarm
  • Dual Stainless steel sinks with hot/cold water pressure, manual freshwater, and manual salt water
  • Dual front-loading refrigerators, Saloon unit replaced 2018
  • Top loading freezer
  • Storage outboard
  • Secure dish/glass storage compartments
  • Drawer storage
  • Trash located in cabinet below sink
  • Dedicated wine/liquor storage

While at the companionway the head is located immediately to port

  • Electric jabsco head
  • Sink vanity
  • (2) hatches
  • Mirror with storage behind
  • (3) overhead lights


  • Located aft of the 3rd head.
  • Berth measures 5’3” wide (at shoulder height) by 6’6” long
  • Hanging locker outboard
  • (4) large cabinets lining the hull
  • Shelf with drawer storage below
  • (3) opening window ports
  • Dedicated zone for A/C or heat
  • (5) overhead lights
  • Custom fitted bedding


  • Located aft of the galley, the berth can be set up for a single or double depending on owners needs.
  • Custom fitted sheets 
  • SOBA Babynova 1180 Rapid Washing Machine, NEW 2014
  • Hanging and drawer storage
  • Starboard engine access
  • Generator access
  • Water maker access
Engine Space
  • Volvo D2 75HP engine: 780 hours since 2014 overhaul
  • Sail drive model: 150 S-B
  • Sail drive diaphragm last replaced 2016
  • MAX EZ 4blade prop NEW 2018
  • Reverse oil change pimp (generator, engine, sail drive)
  • Razor fuel filter
  • Fire suppression system
  • Engine room light
  • Set up for either US or EU power demands
  • (2) 120V shore power inlets (for US power)
  • (2) 230v shore power inlets (for EU power)
  • 24V DC electrical panel
  • Fischer panda generator: P900, 7.7kw with 3,880 hours
  • 120v xantrex inverter, 1800 watts
  • 230v mastervolt inverter, 2500 watts
  • 24v 75amp Battery charger: Mastervolt
  • 24v 25 amp battery charger for bow thruster battery bank
  • SeaFresh watermaker: 32 gph
  • House battery bank- 24v with 660 Ah Fullriver AGM batteries (NEW 2017)
  • Generator start battery- 12v 50 Ah Optima red top AGM
  • Engine start battery- 12v 50 Ah Optima red top AGM 
  • Bow thruster battery bank- 24v with (2) 12v Optima red top AGM batteries joined in series
Helm and Helm Electronics

Dual helms with mirrored electronics and controls as listed below:

  • NEW 2017 axiom pro 9” screen
  • NEW 2017: two I70s multi-function display
  • NEW 2017 Raymarine P70 auto pilot control
  • NEW 2017: (4) Raymarine i70s multi function displays above companionway
  • Bow thruster control
  • Engine throttle control
  • Flush teak decks
  • Flush-mounted deck hatches
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • (2) pod covers
  • (2) wheel covers
  • Full deck cover from mast to Bimini
  • Winch covers
  • Large forepeak storage
  • Primary anchor: 60 lb CQR with 260’ of stainless steel chain
  • Secondary anchor danforth with chain and rope rode
  • Crane for engine on tender
  • Life slings
  • Jon Bouy
  • Life raft: life guard, 8 person (expires 9/18)
  • (6) dock lines
  • (3) large fenders with covers
  • (6) fenders
  • Round fender
  • (4) large inflatable fenders with covers
  • (2) winch handles
  • Carbon fiber passerelle
  • Large teak cockpit table
  • (2) propane bottle storage
  • JL audio cockpit speakers
  • Offshore spars aluminum twin speaker mast painted white
  • Rod standing rigging
  • Park ave carbon fiber boom
  • Lazy jacks
  • Main sail cover
  • NavTech hydraulic backstay
  • NavTech boom vang
  • NavTech outhaul
  • Electric main sheet winches
  • Electric primary winches
  • Electric secondary winches
  • Electric halyard winches
  • Main sail: North 3DL- 2012
  • Headsail: Neil pride Dacron 100%- NEW 2018
  • Symmetrical spinnaker: North sails- 2007
  • A-Symmetrical spinnaker: North sails with sock- 2007
  • Harken rollerfurling unit for headsail
  • Storm trisail mounts onto separate track on mast (North Sails)
  • Storm jib hanks onto inner forestay (North Sails)
  • Carbon spinnaker pole
  • All running rigging is dyneema
  • All halyards run aft into cockpit
  • Running backstays
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.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 53' 0"
- LOA: 53' 0"
- BEAM: 15' 6"
- DRAFT: 8' 4"
- Engine(s): Volvo Penta D2-75
- Hours: 780
- HP: 75
- Fuel: 130 gallons
- Water: 198 gallons
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: Nautor Swan
- Model: 53
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194 Water Street, Stonington
Stonington, CT 06378
Telephone: 860-415-8282

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Details of this vessel are offered in good faith by the Company. The Information cannot be guaranteed; therefore it is up to the Buyer, his Agents, or his Surveyors to verify.

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