About the Yacht

racing with twin kites

First launched in 1972, the Swan 65 was the world’s largest GRP yacht. Designed to be a fast, strong and luxurious ocean racing yacht, the Swan 65 soon proved it’s pedigree by winning the first Whitbread around the world yacht race (now known as the Volvo Ocean race). “Eve” was launched in 1981 and she is still active and competitive in the racing circuit with an IRC rating of 1.1. Eve has second position in her division in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and has achieved podium position in regattas such as Hamilton Race week.

Eve is equipped of three double cabins (each with en-suite), a crew cabin, and a huge main saloon. Varnished teak throughout exudes classic charm but she also has a full complement of modern conveniences (air-conditioning, wi-fi, TV, 6-speaker stereo).


Outdoors, she has a powerful twin mast sail plan and plenty of toys for a great regatta race. And in a few minutes, she can be converted to provide shaded outdoor dining and sun-lounger. Oh, and there’s a 25 hp tender and dive compressor for those that want to get under the water. 

For Sparkman & Stephens Swan fans, here’s a link to the full high resolution original owners manual documents & diagrams.


She is equipped and approved for category 1 ocean races and is superbly maintained.  Please see information on our ocean racing pages for details of our extensive sail wardrobe and racing equipment.

Type Swan 65
Built 1981
Design Sparkman & Stephens
Builder Nautor Swan, Pietarsaari, Finland
Rigging Ketch
Cruising Speed 9.00 Knots
LOA 19.80 metres
Beam 5.00 metres
Draught 3.00 metres
Displacement 31 800 kilos