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Swordsman 40 from 2005. One of the last built and presents in immaculate condition.
Complete with 2 x new (2020) 455hp Caterpillar C7 engines with only 'running in' hours.
New Raymarine Axiom 9" central screen to drive the electronics package. She has autopilot, Fusion stereo system, generator, Webasto diesel heating, AIS, full cockpit tent (new), shore power system, life raft......and much more.
Benefiting from a boatyard refit at the same time as the engine replacement, FREEBIRD is now the best example of this iconic motorboat that graces the water. The unrivaled sea keeping from the deep Vee hull is well documented, providing a very dry and safe ride. Her two double cabin layout offers versatile accommodation with privacy between the cabins - there is a double bunk conversion in the saloon also to make it 6 in total.
This is one of the most exciting boats for sale on the South Coast, UK - please view a 360 degree panoramic tour of the boat at red-ensign.com - we also have high resolution pictures available.
Deep "V" hull laminated with Isophthalic resin and foam core in topsides.
All bottom stringers, longitudinals and engine beds to original Lloyds specification
Hull to deck laminated together
Three sets of spray rails for dry ride
2½" teak rubbing strake all round
Isophthalic resin and gel coats used in deck construction with end grain balsa reinforcement for sound and insulation properties
Teak decking on 15" wide sidedecks (upgraded from standard non-slip) - teak decks were totally refurbished in 2019/2020 refit
Seacocks (all) replaced 2020
Antifouled February 2022
New anodes 2022
Twin Caterpillar 455hp turbo-charged and intercooled - new engines fitted at Mylor Marine 2020.
Engine hours as of January 2022: approx 50 hours
Engines serviced 2022
1.5 to 1 down angle gear boxes - the gear boxes are from 2005 and have 450 hours
Analogue (in keeping) gauges on the dash - all new with engines
Full digital engine read outs mounted just below helm
Engine revs 'dropper' - reduces the engine RPM when slow maneuvering - this clams her down!
Racor fuel filter/ water separators
Large clear top seawater strainers above water line
High quality sound insulation
Handed oil dipsticks
Four blade bronze handed propellers
Bronze flush mounted "P" brackets
Hydraulic steering connected to rudders
12v domestic system with 240v ring main from shorepower
2 x 12v 160 amp engine start batteries
2 x 12v 160 amp deep cycle domestic batteries
1 x 12v generator start battery
Battery master and link switches
Battery Charger: 12v/220v/30Amp battery charger
12v engine-mounted 100amp alternators x 2
Shore power with lead 4 outlets in saloon and accommodation cabins plus supply in engine room
Distribution panel in saloon
Generator: ONAN E-QD 5KW
Custom made teak mast - fully restored in 2020
Custom made polished stainless steel windshield frame (upgrade over standard aluminium)
1" stainless steel pulpit
1" stainless steel boarding ladder, teak treads
Stainless steel handrails on cabin tops
Two Lewmar polished aluminium deck hatches
Stainless steel ensign holder - with appropriately large ensign!
Gas locker with deck access
12v Lewmar electric anchor windlass and capstan - foot switches on foredeck
Stainless steel anchor roller and stowage for anchor
Anchor with chain
Self draining anchor chain locker with easy access and stowage for fenders
Six large stainless steel bollard cleats
Four stainless steel fairleads
Warps & fenders
Tonneau Cover - in blue
Cockpit cover (full tent) with stainless steel frame - all new canvas 2020 - custom made by Penrose, Falmouth - in beige (excellent all weather protection)
Full standing headroom - can also unzip to form a sprayhood only
Cockpit cushions - white
Cockpit table in teak (removable)
6 man liferaft in a valise - stored in cockpit locker - new 2020
Port & starboard cockpit lockers for dinghy & outboard stowage
Custom made outboard bracket to stow the outboard securely
Furuno Navtex NX-300
Raymarine ST60 Tridata
Raymarine ST6001 autopilot
Raymarine Axiom 9" plotter
Simrad DSC VHF - RS32
Full digital engine read out - port & starboard - mounted at helm
Tank tender to read water tank levels
Fuel levels read by digital metering - fitted new 2020 - displayed on Axiom
The interior is finished in teak
Teak trims on laminate work surfaces
High quality fabric Alcantara head lining
Alcantara saloon upholstery and curtains (upgraded from standard cloth)
Teak and holly floors
Spacious 6'6" "V" berth with 4" cushions
Infill to convert to double bunk - custom made with matching woodwork
Stowage under bunk
Large hanging locker
Numerous lockers above bunks
Dressing table and mirror with stowage.
Opening Lewmar hatch cover
Acrylic hand basin with mixer tap and shower (H & C)
Teak shower grating
Flushing large bowl marine toilet
White laminate surfaces throughout
Plenty of storage
Manual Jabsco heads
Helm Station: Single lever throttle and shift controls
Twin engine instruments including gauges for oil pressure, temperature, volts and engine hours
Multiple audible alarms for engine systems
Five spoke steering wheel
Switch for navigation lights, horn etc
Galley: Two bowl stainless steel sink
Hot and cold water mixer tap
White laminate working surface trimmed in teak.
Four burner cooker with grill and oven - SMEV
55 litre fridge with freezer compartment.
Lockers - re engineered during 2020 refit to suit fitted glasses & crockery.
Saloon: Spacious "U" settee converting to double berth.
Handmade teak dining table, folding to coffee table .
Storage under settee.
Easy access bar.
Teak and holly floor.
240v and 12v electric panels.
Light & airy with two opening port light windows and Lewmar deck hatch.
Tank Tender for fuel and water contents.
Aft Cabin: Large 6'6" x 5' double berth.
Lockers over bunk.
Dressing table with storage.
Lockers over dressing table .
Large window with openings
Aft Heads: Acrylic hand basin with mixer tap and shower.
Teak shower grating.
White laminate surfaces throughout.
3 large lockers.
Manual Jabsco heads
Central Cockpit: Teak companionway doors with clear sliding hatches.
Driver and passenger seats with lift up bolsters and stowage under.
Bench seats with teak topsides and removable padded cushions with good sized storage lockers under
Centrally located and removable cockpit table
Cockpit sole in teak.
Hatch for engine room access.
Lifting cockpit floor for full access to engines.