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1975 Roughwater Custom Long Range Trawler

Fort Myers, Florida



Are you ready for the "Great Escape"?  If so, Swan Song is the perfect yacht for you.  She is a totally seaworthy trawler that can take you anywhere you want to go.  As a matter of fact, she just just arrived in the Long Beach area from Honolulu after what is considered a very difficult 2800 nm passage up wind, up wave and up current. Several days of waves over 12', one day of over 15' in gale conditions and a broadside of over 20' have proven her 'ship like construction' and passage-making performance. She's a proud ship and is now ready and awaiting new owners to live the cruising lives of their dream.

Long Beach to Balboa, Panama 3400 nm 1400 gals of diesel! Canal transit and then into the Caribbean up to Jamaica, over to Cancun, Mx and then across the Gulf of Mexico to Ft Myers, Fl another 1800 nm. Two of us on board for most of the time with several aboard for the Canal transit. 52 days total underway from Honolulu to Ft Myers, 8000 nm, 150 nm/day average. ART worked outstanding, crew was always amazed ;-) More of a small Expedition Yacht than a trawler is what I keep hearing


Seeing the world from the sea is entirely different . Her current owners have cruised the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands over the last decade plus. They are offering her for sale while she's here in Wilmington, Ca for the next few months. If a new owner doesn't come along Swan Song will be headed down to Cabo San Lucas, then on down to the Panama Canal and into the Caribbean once again. So the time is short for a West Coast purchase.  She has been continuously updated by her very knowledgeable owners. Check her current equipment list and you'll have an idea of what to expect when you come aboard to view her.

"Swan Song" just completed a transit from Hawii via the West Coast.  Long Beach to Balboa, Panama 3400 nm 1400 gals of diesel! Canal transit and then into the Caribbean up to Jamaica, over to Cancun, Mx and then across the Gulf of Mexico to Ft Myers, Fl another 1800 nm. Only two crew on board for most of the time with several aboard for the Canal transit. 52 days total underway from Honolulu to Ft Myers, 8000 nm, 150 nm/day average. ART worked outstanding, crew was always amazed ;-) More of a small Expedition Yacht than a trawler is the best description. "Swan Song" has incredibly well thought out systems and impeccable structural integrity.  Read the full specifications for a better understanding of this remarkable vessel.


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: SWAN SONG
Make: Roughwater
Model: Custom Long Range Trawler
Year: 1975
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 58 ft
Length Of Deck: 58 ft
Waterline Length: 55 ft
Beam: 12'10 ft
Range: 6'7 ft
Max Draft: 7 ft
Displacement: 104,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'3 ft
Ballast: 20,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 24 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Detroit
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 671N
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 165hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1975
  • Engine Hours: 4000
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 1100
Maximum Speed: 9 kn
Displacement Type: Full Load


Fuel Tanks: 4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,250 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 360 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Trawlers, Motor Yachts, Pilothouse


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Starting forward is the master stateroom with an island queen berth and storage and shelving outboard. The stateroom includes two hanging lockers and storage under the centerline berth.  Next aft is the head on port followed by the galley.  The second stateroom is on starboard opposite the galley and can be converted from a double berth to a double below and single above. The guest stateroom has a double hanging locker and storage under the berth with sliding door access. Aft of the galley is the entrance to the engine room.  Up and to starboard from the galley is companionway to the main salon. The  aft of the salon exits to the aft deck.  Forward on port and up three steps is access to the pilothouse.  The pilothouse has dual helm seats and wing doors on port and starboard to the portuguese bridge. 

There is 6'3" headroom throughout.


The U-shaped galley is down on port and features a three burner propane stove top, Sharp convection/microwave oven, 11 cu/ft 110V fridge freezer, trash compactor, dishwasher,  and a single sink with hot and cold pressure water.

There is a separate 6 cu/ft freezer forward of the galley.

Electronics and Navigation Gear
  • Raymarine RL80C 48 mile radar and chartplotter (2002)

  • Two independent A3000 autopilots
  • Dell computer with 20” screen with Coastal Navigator software  (2014)

  • AMEC Class B AIS transponder (2017)

  • Uniden UM625c VHF (2017)

  • Uniden UM625c VHF (2003)

    2 Wham 4 handhelds (2003)

  • Icom 801 SSB (2005)

  •  ACR Global Fix EPRIB (2017)

Electrical Systems

When not connected to shore power all 110 systems run off the inverters. The batteries are always charged underway by the 250 amp 24 volt alternator.   When the engine is off all 110 volt system run off the 2 4KW inverters. When the battery voltage drops to 12.2 volts under load the generator auto starts and each inverter switches to supply 110 AC from the genset and primarily charge the batteries at any rate upto 120 amp each. It runs for 2 1/2 hrs and auto shuts down.  Basically the inverters have two sets of AC inputs...Shore power or genset power. If either of these are present then they switch to pass thru mode. Pass thru mode allows them to charge the batteries IF the current input is greater than the load current needed at any given instant. This is a dynamic changing charge current as the load changes on each inverter.

  • 12 VDC, 24 VDC and 110VAC systems
  • 16 deep cycle six volt batteries in two house banks providing 800 amp hours at 24 volts
  • Two Group 31 engine start batteries
  • Four Group 31 batteries to power windlass and bow thruster
  • Mase 10KW generator (4400 hours)
  • Two Trace/Xantrex 4024 4000 watt sine wave inverter/chargers (2004)
  • Shore power cable
Deck, Hull, and Structure

Between 2000 and 2006 ALL decking and sidewalls have been replaced along with most bulkhead and many added beams and structure for offshore work. The entire house structure is insulated. The pilothouse has ½” Diamond Seaglaze tempered safety glass in forward windows and ⅜” Diamond Seaglaze tempered safety glass side windows.  The opening ports in the hull are bronze castings with Lexan panes. 

On top of the pilothouse is the ART - a passive Anti Roll Tank. Mounted on top of the pilothouse it is basically a 1500 lb pendulum that is 180 degrees out of phase with the roll period of Swan Song. it cancels the natural roll by 75% or more from boat at rest to to max boats speed 9.8 kts. Anyone on the boat in a seaway is alway blown away by how little Swan Song rolls. the ART is more stable than a Zero Speed fin active stabilization system.

  • 88 lb Delta (2005) primary anchor

  • FX-85 Fortress anchor, never been used (2005)

  • 228’ ½” HT Acco chain on each anchor with 300’ 1” 3 strand backup (2005)

  • 35HT Danforth stern anchor, never used (2005)

  • Lofrans 3500 lb deadlift 24 volt dual chain windlass with top Capstan w/remote control

  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Epoxy/fiberglass decking with non-skid paint
  • 4 36” round fender, assorted smaller fenders and docking lines
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • Marquipt 1500 lb hydraulic crane on boat deck

  • Onboard air compressor plus  a buffer air tank with filter and pressure control. This feeds the 2 50' dive hoses with 2nd stage regulators
  • Revere six man Offshore pack life raft (2017)
Mechanical and engine

The Fly By Wire system currently installed has operated for tens of thousands of miles and years. This system is made by the same folks who do the systems for the A300 series of aircraft… notch and lots of redundancy built in. Swan Song has never has one issue with her system since it was installed in 2005/6

  • Drive train
    • Detroit Diesel 6-71N 165 HP @ 1950 RPM (1975)
    • Dry Stack (2002)
    • Raw Water Impeller (2017)
    • Soft Mounts (2002)
    • 3:1 Transmission (1975)
    • Two 500 gal Steels fuel tanks. One refurbished in (2004) one original.
    • Two aluminum day tanks, 300 gals  (2004)
    • Ship’s drive shaft runs in oil under positive pressure. No water in the shaft log! No cutlass bearings! (2001)
    • Double U-joint with slip joint so that they is no engine alignment and the engine is free to move on the mounts (2001)
    • No forward or reverse thrust is taken by the transmission.
    • End result is that the 2 ½ SS316 shaft is easily turned by hand with a 38” 3 blade bronze prop
  • Rudder(1975)
    • 3’ X 1 ½’ 2 ½ SS shaft
    • Shaft mounted with welded rudder support assembly in Rudder room with Teflon bearing (2003) in the bottom rudder shoe. Top support has packing with a grease fitting below to allow easy rudder movement.
    • Rudder is actuated by two 1 ½” X 10” Kobelt bronze hydraulic cylinders (2003)
  • Controls
    • Complete dual Tecnautic Fly By Wire system
    • Two Autopilots (2005)
    • Two Hydraulic reversing pumps (2005)
    • Two Fly By Wire fixed mount throttle/steering/transmission/bow thruster controls (2005)
    • One Fly By Wire Mobile throttle/steering/transmission/bow thruster control (2005) Can be operated in the aft cockpit/top deck/engine room/foredeck
    • One FADEC (2005) which converts the Detroit Diesel to electronic controls.
  • Lighting
    • All overhead lights (20) are dim able Cantaloupe Marine lighting (2004)
    • Two remote controlled spotlights on top of pilothouse Port and Starboard (2004)
    • Side/fore-deck/stern floodlights (2003)
    • Aqua Signal running lights (2003)
  • Water system
    • Two plastic outboard 110 gall fresh water tanks (2002)
    • Two plastic inboard 60 gallon  fresh water tanks (2002)
    • Village Marine 7 GPM 24 volt watermaker (2006)
    • Jabsco 6 GPM fresh water pump (2017)
    • Raritan 15 gallon hot water tank (2002)
    • Sub micron fresh water filter (2017)
  • Air Conditioners
    • One Mermaid 12000 BTU in Master stateroom (2003)
    • One Sea Mach overhead in salon (2003)
    • One 12000 BTU in pilothouse never been on (2005)
    • One 6000 BTU in pilothouse for galley but never been on (2005)
  • Additional
  • Wesmar 12" bow thruster (needs repair)
  • Electric head withholding tank discharge
  • 100 gallon holding tank and 100 gallon grey water tank
  • Four electric bilge pumps plus two 4000GPH portable emergency pumps
  • All below waterline seacocks and thru hulls are Groco bronze bolted units
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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.

Additional Contact Information

Lon Bubeck, CPYB

Cell (310) 291-5664

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