Next Generation Yachting

Next Generation Yachting

1987 Nautor Swan 53

  • 53 ft
  • Racer and Cruiser
  • Portsmouth, RI, US

Offered for



This broker is very familiar with ENTELECHY (ex FETCH, exGRACE) as I have sold her 3 times in the past, each time to owners who have now created many memorable occasions aboard her. ENTELECHY has a lot going for her, including a centerboard for shallow water sailing, replaced teak decking, total rebuild of the main engine, hydraulic winches, replaced generator, air conditioning, replaced leather upholstery, replaced electronics, replaced rod standing rigging and a lot more. Essentially, all you need to do is bring aboard your personal belongings and groceries and cast off.


Next Generation Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Yeoman Yachts, LLC.



  • Manufacturer
    Nautor Swan
  • Model
  • Year
  • LOA
    53 ft - 16.15 meter
  • Beam
    15 ft 6 in - 4.72 meter
  • Draft - max
    11 ft 7 in - 3.53 meter
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  • Condition
  • Location
    Portsmouth, RI, US
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  • Boat Type
    Racer and Cruiser
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  • Available for sale in U.S. waters
  • Length
    53 ft - 16.15 meter
  • LOA:
    53 ft - 16.15 meter
  • Beam:
    15 ft 6 in - 4.72 meter
  • Draft - max:
    11 ft 7 in - 3.53 meter
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  • Fuel Tank:
    110 gallons - 2 tank(s)
  • Fresh Water Tank:
    200 gallons - 3 tank(s)
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Solid fiberglass hull.

Original white gel coat.

Single blue waterline stripe (painted Awlgrip 2020).

Single blue sheer stripe.

Hull soda blasted with new barrier coast, bottom paint Petit Trinidad Pro (2019).

Centerboard type keel with 7.1 feet of draft with board up and 11.7 feet board down.

Spade rudder.

Fold down swim ladder attached to transom.


2 x cockpits with bridge deck between.

Classic Swan wedge deck.

Companionway to saloon from forward cockpit only.

Cored fiberglass deck with teak overlay.

Teak overlay on side decks, coach roof top and cockpits replaced with 14mm glued down teak. Teak decking work completed by the famed Osmotech in Annapolis, MD.

Remaining shine parts of the deck are original gel coat.

Stainless steel stem head fitting with 1 anchor roller.

Aluminum anodized toe rail.

Stainless steel bow and stern rails.

Stainless steel stanchions.

1 x 19 stainless steel lifelines (2015).

Lifeline gates port and starboard.

Lewmar horizontal mounted hydraulic windlass located under the anchor locker lid.

Electric up and down foot switches for windlass.

Separate anchor chain locker.

3 x pair mooring cleats, fwd midship and aft.

Chocks for mooring lines, fwd, midship and aft.

WiBo turning blocks at the base of the mast.

Halyard bail fwd of mast.

2 x double line clutches on coachroof.

2 x deck light prisms on side decks.

1 x deck light prism in aft cockpit floor.

1 x pair Harken genoa tracks each with Harken genoa car and car line adjusters.

2 x double headsail sheet turning blocks.

Curved Harken main traveler track with double Harken cars.

2 x large cockpit lockers, 1 each side in the aft cockpit.

1 x large lazarette locker under the helmsman's seat.

Curved helmsman's seat.

Pedestal steering.

Stainless steel wheel with elkhide cover.

Wheel brake.

4 x cup holders at pedestal.

2 x aft cockpit coaming lockers.

Hydraulics overhauled (2015)


All Lewmar and all self tailing.

3 x #52, 2SP, halyard on coachroof.

1 x #52, hydraulic, 2SP, main halyard on S coachroof.

2 x #43, 2SP, utility winches, aft end of coachroof.

2 x #65, 3SP, with grinder, primary.

2 x #52, 2SP, mainsheet and mainsheet traveler.

2 x #55, hydraulic, 2SP, secondary's.



New upholstery (2016). Sleeps 8 in 4 sleeping cabins plus 1 in the main saloon for a total of 9. Hand rubbed, varnished, Burmese teak and teak veneer over marine ply interior joinery, except where noted. Teak and holly cabin sole except as noted. Vinyl over paneling headliner.

Teak and holly stripped and varnished (about 2018).


2 x wooden lifting bunks with storage under. Mattresses on bunks (new about 2018). Air conditioning vent. 2 x lights in headliner. Steps to the deck on the aft bulkhead. Teak grating in the cabin sole.


Located immediately aft of the forepeak cabin. Head area occupies full beam of the boat. White fiberglass unit to half height. Doors from forepeak cabin and P and S guest cabins aft. Lavac head to P. "Y" valve with holding tank. Sink to S. Hot and cold pressure water. Teak grate on cabin sole. Telephone type shower. Fan. Air conditioning vent. Locker outboard to P. Mirror to S. Full height mirror behind forward door.

Electric head (replaced about 2018).


Located aft of the head area. Door forward to head and aft to main saloon. 2 x single bunk beds with reading lights over each bunk. Lower bunk pulls out to make a larger single. Locker and drawers forward. 3 x lockers outboard. Air conditioning vent with independent controls. 2 x shelves aft. Lee cloths for both bunks.


Located aft of the head area. 1 door forward to head and 1 door aft to saloon. 2 x bunk beds with reading lights over each bunk. Lee cloths for both bunks. 3 x lockers outboard. 2 x shelves aft. Air conditioning vent with independent digital control.


"L" shaped settee to P with double seat on center line surrounding the table. 2 x lockers and shelving outboard. Storage behind settee backrest. Storage under settee.

Table with 2 drop leaves and storage in center. Reading lights fwd. Speakers in the headliner. Entertainment center S of saloon with stereo and TV screen. Bar with ice maker fwd. Liquor locker fwd. Air conditioning vent with independent digital controls. Lockers below.


Fwd facing. Drawers under. Chart storage. Surrounded with navigation and communication electronics as well as AC and DC electrical panel. Wet locker aft.

New teak backing to electronics (about 2018).


Located on the P side in the walkway to the aft cabin. Double stainless steel sinks on the centerline. Stainless steel counter top. Dish draining locker above. Side loading fridge fwd. Top loading freezer aft. Alpes 4 x burner propane stove with oven. GE Spacemaker Microwave oven out board of stove. Hood with extractor fan. Trash bin fwd. Air conditioning vent. Fan. Lockers under sinks.

Refrigeration replaced (about 2018). 

Stove and propane controls (replaced about 2018).


Located in the stern. Access from the galley on the P side and via the navigation station through the aft head on the S side. Centerline double bed. Seats P and S. Hanging lockers P and S. 2 x fans. Air conditioning with independent digital control. Mirror fwd. Shelving P and S. Reading lights. Independent Sony stereo.


Located on the S side with door from aft cabin and from nav station. White fiberglass unit to half height. Sink with hot and cold pressure water. Telephone type shower.

Lavac electric head (replaced about 2018) 


Volvo TAMD 31A 4 cylinder, 130HP, diesel engine.

Engine control panel (replaced about 2018).

ZF 45A marine gear transmission.

Engine and transmission fully removed from boat and major overhaul in 2012. 

Stainless steel propeller shaft (new 2012).

Racor fuel filters.

Racor warning lights at nav station.

Engine controls S of pedestal.

Single lever engine control.

Max prop, 3 blade (new 2012, serviced 2021).

Prop protector cutter on prop shaft.


Hot and cold pressure water in heads and galley.

In line drinking water filter in galley (2012).

Hot and cold pressure water deck shower in S cockpit coaming.

Whale Gusher pump in cockpit.

Whale Gusher pump at navigation station.

Electric bilge pump.

Cruiseair reverse cycling air conditioning, 3 zones.

Air circulating fans in each cabin.

1 x sliding deck hatch over forepeak cabin.

5 x additional opening deck hatches (new lenses 2015).

6 x fixed ports.

1 x pair dorade vents with cowls at companionway.

7 x opening ports.


AGM, 450Ah, house batteries (2018)

AGM, engine start battery (2019)

Generator, 5.6KW Westerbeke (2014)

110 volt AC system.

24 Volt DC house system.

12 volt DC engine and generator batteries.

Electrical panel at navigation station.

2 x 125 volt 50 amp shore power deck plugs.

2 x shore power cord.

90amp alternator for house batteries.

35amp alternator for engine start battery.

Balmar 24volt programable regulator.

110 volt outlets in most cabins.

Mast rewired and upgraded to Shipmate LED (about 2018). 

All lighting upgraded to Hella LED (about 2018).

Reading lights over each bunk.

Recessed cabin lights in the overheads.

Mastervolt CombiMaster Inverter/charger with 110/3000watt/70amp charger.

Mastervolt Smart Control for battery management and inverter control.

Centerboard control panel S of pedestal.

Exterior light switches and warning lights S of pedestal.

Foredeck light on fwd side of mast.

Spreader lights under lower spreader.

Information light panel aft of nav station.

6 x USB ports at nav station.


At Navigation Station:

B&G Zeus3 12" chart plotter and radar screen (2018).

B&G sonar (2018).

ICOM, IC-M700 Pro, SSB, HF Marine.


ICOM Command MIC. 

Global Star Qualcomm sat phone.


In saloon starboard side:

Fusion MS-UD650 audio system.

Vizio TV

Panasonic DVD

At Helm Station and aft cockpit:

B&G Simrad autopilot.

B&G Zeus3 7" screen (new 2015).

B&G 2000

Suunto compass.

Radar antenna post aft to port.

In fwd cockpit:

1 x B&G Hercules 690 either side of companionway.

At mast:

1 x B&G 20/20 under gooseneck.


Aluminum anodized Nautor mast with 3 sets of spreaders.

Stainless steel Navtec rod standing rigging (new 2016).

SSB antenna on backstay.

Inner forestay and baby stay, 1 x 19, stainless steel wire.

Vectran double checkstays.

Spinnaker pole track fwd side of mast.

Aluminum anodized Nautor boom.

2 x aluminum anodized Nautor spinnaker poles.

1 x aluminum anodized Nautor jockey pole.

Reckmann R40 roller furling for headsails (2012).

2 x Navtec hydraulic panels at pedestal (serviced 2012).

Panel 1 has inner forestay, mainsail outhaul, backstay and babystay adjusters.

Panel 2 has centerboard and boom vang adjusters.

All running rigging new 2015 (except reefing lines).

2 x spinnaker halyards. 2 x headsail halyard.

1 x staysail halyard.

1 x mainsail halyard.

Windex on mast head.

B&G wand on mast head.

Antal mainsail batt cars.

Mast steps to goose neck.



Doyle offshore cruising mainsail (2019).

Mainsail, UK.

Racing mainsail.


#1 Tape Drive genoa.

Headsail, RF.

#2 genoa.

#3 genoa.

#3 all Kevlar headsail.

100% RF jib.

Hank-on Dacron small headsail.

Headsail, unknown identity.

Headsail, Sobstad.

Hank-on Dacron storm jib.

UK. #1 racing genoa.


0.5oz symetrical spinnaker.

0.75oz spinnaker.

1.5oz Matrix symetrical spinnaker.

2.2oz spinnaker in sock.

Heavy, Fat Cat, spinnaker.


Snuffer with no sail.

Daisy staysail.

Sail cover, old.

Bag of covers.

Note: There is a good set of working sails. The remaining sails vary in condition from good to poor.


70lb spade anchor.

150ft anchor chain.

Fortress anchor with 35ft chain and 15ft rode.

Dodger over companionway (new Issing glass 2012).

Dodger over fwd end of aft cockpit (new Issing glass 2012).

Bimini over aft cockpit (2018).

Sun awning for complete deck.

1 x pair Fusion cockpit speakers in aft cockpit.


Horseshoe life ring.

Switlik MOM8A.

Outboard engine bracket on stern rail.

Wheel and pedestal cover (2012).

Mainsail cover (2012).

Boston clock and barometer.

Vizio TV screen in saloon.

Panasonic CD/DVD player.

Sony stereo.

Original Nautor manuals.

4 x fenders.



6 x man Plastimo life raft (serviced 2012).


Teak cockpit table.

Cockpit cushions.

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.


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