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Merlin is a Sparkman & Stevens designed Swan 57 is now for sale. She is hull #32 of the 49 hulls that have been built. Merlin has a centerboard configuration and ketch rigged.
MERLIN has berths for six in three private staterooms, crew cabin forward and additional berths in the main salon. The interior is primarily original though in exceptional condition. The teak bulkheads are all well varnished. The original teak veneer on the cabin sole has been replaced with 1/4" teak and white pine, in the original Nautor style. All stained veneer on doors and lockers have been replaced with new. The bunk cushions and upholstery were replaced in 2010, the hatches replaced in 2001 and the galley and entertainment systems have been consistently upgraded.
The main salon has a large U-shaped dinette to starboard, surrounding a large, high gloss drop-leaf table with lighted bookshelves outboard. To port is a large settee with pilot berth outboard. Forward of the settee and berth is an end table, wine/spirits storage and locker that houses the DVD player and LCD TV screen.
The U-shaped galley is aft of the salon to port and has excellent natural light and ventilation from the adjacent companionway. The galley area includes two deep stainless sinks, large Sea Frost refrigeration and freezer(2000), a Broadwater 4-burner propane stove (2004), custom mug and spice racks, new counter tops (2008), and an abundance of counter and storage space.
The navigation station is to starboard of the companionway, with a large sit-down navigator's desk, comfortable seating, offshore gate, full Garmin and B&G navigation instrumentation, updated ICOM communications equipment and the AC/DC breaker panels.
The owner's cabin is aft of the navigation station and a large foul weather locker. It has a settee bench outboard at its entrance. The aft, master cabin has a large single berth to starboard and a cozy, double berth to port, with a settee in between. The cabin has a separate companionway to the aft steering cockpit, stowage in drawers and lockers, a private head with stainless sink, vanity top lockers and a shower.
Forward of the salon to port is a walk through guest cabin with a large single berth, sail stowage below, hanging locker, bureau and opening hatch to the mid-deck area. Forward of this cabin is a stowage area with two hanging lockers. Across to starboard is a second guest cabin with over/under berths, hanging lockers, drawers and an opening hatch. This cabin has its own entrance to the forward guest/crew head. The head has a second entrance for day use and also has a stainless sink, vanity, lockers and a shower.
Both heads are equipped with Sealand Vacuflush heads installed in 2004 and serviced since then.
All mattresses and upholstery were new in 2004.
MERLIN is ketch rigged with new carbon fiber masts, booms and spinnaker pole by Offshore Spars, with all new standing rod rigging and new running rigging all in 2001. Also, new Lewmar halyard winches were replaced in 2001. The primary winches are custom Lewmar #90 ST's with pedestal grinders. The secondary winches are Lewmar #65 ST electric winches installed in 2006, with customized installation to allow for the correct turning block leads for primary use with the jib sheets. A new Harken traveler system was installed in 2001.
New Master Volt generator new in 2009
Three new Marine Air Systems AC units installed with all new ducting in 2009
New Sea Recovery water maker in 2009 with low hours
Mercury dinghy with Mercury four stroke outboard New 2010 Low Use
Carbon high cut clew genoa New 2010 Low Use
Viking 8 man canister life raft mounted on cradle New 2019
MOB Module new in 2010 with Recent 2019 service
Carbon spinnaker pole
Two asymmetric spinnakers
Doyle main sail
Doyle mizzen sail
Doyle 100% jib with uv cover
White spectra 120% genoa with uv cover new in 2014
Carbon high cut clew genoa New 2010 Low Use
New genoa sheets in 2014
New spinnaker halyards in 2014
New outhaul in 2014
New main sheet in 2014
New traveler control lines new in 2014
New interior cushions 2010
New dock lines 2014
New teak boom kin 2014
Centerboard removed and fully serviced Spring 2015
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.