a Classic Swan for sale

S/Y Galadriel is one of 50 "Swan53" designed by GERMAN FRERS and produced by Nautor's in Finland in the late 1980's. One of the latest models of the series, hull number 046, she was built with racing cruising specs: three spreaders mast and a deep centerboard keel. Launched in 1992 she took part to the most prestigious races in the Mediterranean, winning the Nioulargue in 1993 and the Copa del Rey in 1994, and taking part to five Swan World Cups in Porto Cervo. From 2002 she cruised for 10 years in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Ocean. She returned to the Mediterranean in 2012 and she enjoys her veteran age sailing again in home waters in Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda.


a word from the Skipper

I always loved the idea to be the custodian of an extraordinary object built by master craftsmen that embodies traditional and historical values, but when purchasing the Swan 53 from Nautor's back in 1992 I did not know the decision would have changed my life. To list all the reasons that led me to dedicate 30 years to the passion for cruising and offshore sailing would be too long but certainly without such a well conceived, powerful and reliable ocean cruiser capable of interpreting the sea and leading safely, my journey would have been much shorter and today I would be a very different man. 

on the wings of the Swan

As a loving caring skipper I have always been aboard my yacht during each single navigation, in any conditions at any cost, and I have always personally supervised every type of maintenance carried on board thus making Galadriel a happy boat. She has also experienced the priceless pleasure of being helmed by professionals and technicians of superior sensitivity, olympic and ocean sailors of top level such as Victor Kovalenko, Craig Ferris, Stefano Rizzi, Gabriele and Francesco Bruni, Peter Britt, Beppe Zaoli and Daniele Tosato, who have always been capable to express to the fullest her qualities of prowess, speed, safety and comfort.

Private offer and Competitive price

The Swan 53 Galadriel is offered for sale by its sole owner at a competitive market price with no brokerage costs. The boat lies in Northern Sardinia in the Porto Cervo area and can always be viewed upon advanced request. Throughout the years, its maintenance has always been carried out regularly according to the philosophy of restoration and conservation of the original state, so the boat is preserved in a surprising way, especially in its interior. The teak deck being fully original would require a restoration or replacement which is planning. For more details on the conditions see the Gallery and Service Log sections.