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1977 Nautor Swan Motorsailer

Long Beach, California


Pathfinder is the sole asset of an LLC. As quality product of the famed Nautor yard she is in excellent condition and is a great value.   Her sails are virtually new, the engine is in excellent condition, and the teak decks are in great shape.  Below decks she is clean, roomy, loaded with storage and ready for a new owner.

Nautor made only 24 of these capable world cruisers. The mold was then sold to Nauticat and became the Nauticat 43.  The quality and strength of Nautor's construction is apparent if you take the time to view this beautiful vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Pathfinder
Make: Nautor Swan
Model: Motorsailer
Year: 1977
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 42'9 ft
Waterline Length: 32'10 ft
Beam: 13'10 ft
Max Draft: 6'3 ft
Displacement: 35,280 lb
Ballast: 10,143 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 5
Double Berths: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1977
  • Engine Hours: 3500
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 1500
Maximum Speed: 7.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 299 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 285 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 28 gal
Holding Tank Material: Stainless Steel


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motorsailers, Sloop, Cutter


Lon Bubeck
Flying Cloud Yachts


Flying Cloud Yachts
6400 E. Marina Drive Alamitos Bay Marina
Long Beach, California, US, 90803
Tel:(562) 594-9716


Sleeps up to seven in fore and aft cabin and salon settees.  The interior is finished in varnished teak with teak and holly cabin soles and vinyl headliner. Headroom is 6'5"

Starting forward there is a double V-berth cabin with storage shelves above the berths. Next aft is a large hanging locker on port and a head/shower on starboard.

Continuing aft into the large salon area that has a bench settee on port and an L-shaped settee on starboard.  There is a large folding table between the settees and very abundant storage outboard in lockers, cabinets and shelves. 

The galley is on port aft of the salon and to starboard is a large forward facing chart table.  Continuing aft there a passageway to the aft cabin on the starboard side of the boat with storage outboard and access to the engine room under the center cockpit. 

All of the way aft is the master stateroom with an en-suite head/shower on port and ample storage in hanging lockers, drawers and cabinets.  The double master berth is aft on port with a custom fitted mattress. There is a single  pilot berth starboard aft with a small settee between the two berths.

This boat is very clean and well maintained throughout.  The bilge areas are all clean and dry and the interior finish is in excellent condition.


The U-shaped galley is aft of the Salon on the port side and features a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, a three burner Eno propane stove and oven, microwave, 110V icemaker, and separate top loading fridge and freezer compartments.

  • Two 12V refrigeration compressors for chill plates in fridge and freezer boxes
  • Formica counter tops
  • Six storage drawers and pull-out cutting board
  • 12V exhaust blower above stove
  • Solenoid propane shut-off switch
  • Dish storage/dish drain rack in cabinet above sink
  • abundant storage cabinets on all sides of galley
  • Neco autopilot
  • Raymarine C90W 24 mile radar/chartplotter/GPS with AIS
  • Brooks and Gatehouse Speed, Depth and Wind
  • Northstar 951X GPS
  • Standard Horizon Nova VHF
  • Sony CD/XM/Stereo with MP3 jack and cockpit speakers
  • 42" flat screen TV
  • Compass
  • 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC systems
  • Five group 27 AGM batteries in house bank totalling 600 amp hours, new in 2017
  • One group 27 AGM engine start battery, new in 2017
  • Two engine driven alternators
  • Professional Mariner automatic battery charger
  • Balmar 1.5KW inverter
  • Northern Lights 6KW generator (2016)
  • Shore power cord
Sails & Rigging
  • Aluminum mast, stepped on keel
  • Stainless steel wire rigging
  • Ullman Dacron full battened main new in 2010
  • Lazyjacks for mainsail
  • New Jib
  • Storm jib and trysail in new condition
  • Trysail track on mast
  • Harken roller furling on headsail
  • Manual backstay adjuster
  • New main halyard
  • Insulated backstay for SSB antenna with antenna tuner
  • Spinnaker pole and reaching strut
  • Lemar #55 self tailing primary winches
  • Lewmar #40 self-tailing secondary Winches (2014)
  • Four additional Lemar winches
Deck Equipment

Hauled out in August of 2017 the bottom had blisters repaired, all new thru-hull fittings installed, Maxiprop serviced.

  • Stainless steel bow pulpit, stanchions, and lifelines
  • Double anchor roller on bow with CQR 45# primary anchor and 250' 3/8" hi test chain
  • Wishbone stern anchor, spare Fortress anchor
  • Keene electric bow windlass with hand control
  • Large anchor locker on bow with watertight bulkhead - stores two anchors
  • Anodized aluminum toe rail
  • Teak decks in excellent condition
  • Six Goiot deck hatches
  • Two dorade vents
  • ten opening ports on hull
  • Dodger and dodger cover (2013)
  • Leather covered stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Sail cover, helm cover, hatch covers, winch covers and sun awning
  • Stern boarding ladder
  • Side boarding ladder
  • Lifesling
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Propane BBQ and teak prep table
  • Fenders and mooring lines
  • Heavy duty stainless steel davits
  • Six man liferaft and survival pack (needs certification)
  • 10' West Marine hard bottom inflatable (2017)
  • Tohatsu 5HP outboard (2017)
  • Manual and electric bilge pumps
  • Single lever Engine control in cockpit
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
  • Handheld fire extinguishers
  • Fresh water cooling on engine
  • Raw water sea strainer
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Manual wheel steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • Manual flush toilet in aft cabin head, electric flush toilet in forward head
  • 22 Inch 3-Blade Max Prop
  • Espar diesel heater (not operational)

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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