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Kings’ Legend is a sloop-rigged Sparkman & Stephens Swan 65 – one of only four sloops existing.
Kings’ Legend sailed the Whitbread round the World Race in 1977/1978 and became 2nd. She is very well known in sailing circles and has cruised and raced all around the world.
Member of the Volvo Ocean Race Legends, winner of the Zeppelin trophy – for the best kept Sparkman and Stephens designed yacht, participant of the Nautor Swan Club.
A beautiful mix of old details and new design, she is a yacht made for cruising and racing.
She is fast and comfortable. When sailed upwind by a competent crew, she breezes past the competition.
Topsides painted 2015; Teak deck 2013 with flush hatches; Electric winches; air-conditioning; mast new 2009; Good North sails.
She has been in current ownership since 1999. The last mayor refit was done in 2015, in preparation of the Sydney to Hobart Race. The owner and skipper chartered with her for all these years and kept her in high condition and latterly according to MCA rules. A new owner could carry on the charter business if wished.
Hull is in "single skin" construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminate with unidirectional fibres (giving excellent strength and fatigue properties).
Hull top sides painted “whisper grey” Awlgrip paint, in 2015.
The deck is of GRP sandwich construction with foam core, and teak laid.
Teak laid decking new 2013 (unique design), to the toe-rail and sealed with epoxy.
5 x flush fitting Rondal forward deck hatches, 2013. Main hatch over saloon is raised.
Ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony.
Rudder is foam filled GRP with high-tensile stainless-steel stock, with two roller bearings.
Mast stepped through deck onto new 10mm steel mast step.
Reinforced chain plates 2009.
Engine bed is GRP with steel reinforcements.
Cable & quadrant steering gear. Destroyer type steering wheel covered with elk-hide.
Emergency tiller system.
Upright part of the aluminium toe-rail was painted in black (May 2019).
Antifouling last done May 2019 in Malta.
Deck equipment and fittings:
Deck layout has been optimized over time for elegance and practical use whilst racing and cruising.
2 x Lewmar 88 electric self-tailing primary sheet winches
2 x Holmatro 65 self-tailing secondary sheet winches
2 x Holmatro 58 self-tailing runner winches
On raised plinths, aft of mast:
2 x electric self-tailing Andersen 58 winches, halyards
2 x manual self-tailing Andersen 52 winches, halyards
Lewmar electric anchor winch.
Rocna Vulcan Anchor 55 kg (new 2018) with 60-meter chain.
Yanmar diesel 4 LHA HTE 140 Hp – 110kW – 2003, (Full overhaul in 2017).
Engine hours: 7930 (01.05.19)
MaxProp feathering 3 bladed propeller.
Engine intercooling cooling system.
Max Speed: approx. 10 Knots
Cruising Speed: approx. 8 Knots
Consumption: approx. 12 Litres per hour
Range: approx. 600 nm
Total fuel capacity: 800 Litres in 2 stainless steel tanks
Engine start battery.
Whisper MSQ6 generator, 5.7kW, 230v, 50 Hz, with wet exhaust, new in 2013.
Generator hours: 1042 (01.05.19)
Generator start battery.
Schenker 60 l/h.
Operated via 24v
Air conditioning (New 2017) :
SCS Marine Model SCV50M Capacity 5000 WTU 220V installed in Master cabin
SCS Marine Model CSV07M Capacity 7000 WTU 220V installed in PS /SBS cabin
Fridge & Freezer, two units, both Waeco – 2008, 24V
Total freshwater capacity 900 litres in 3 stainless steel tanks.
Tank level indicators.
Hot water 220V system with 220V boiler (hot water also via engine calorifier).
Pressure system for hot and cold water.
Tanks vent to galley sinks.
Salt-water deck wash system.
Manual and electric bilge pumps.
Two Tecma Easyfit marine toilets, both electric.
Shower sump pumps for each head area with manual / electric overboard pump.
Shore power connection inlets, 220 V 50 A and 115 V 50A with transformer 6 kW.
220V outlets throughout the yacht.
Lithium ion (3)/500-amp 24V service batteries, new in 2010
Battery charger: Mastervolt, 2018.
2nd Charger: Mastervolt battery charger 100 amp, 2010.
Inverter: Masscombi 24v/2500 – 60.
Balmer alternator on the main engine 24V for charging the service batteries.
Charging of the main engine start battery 12V is via Chargemaster Mastervolt 24/12-3
and the Mastervolt Ivo compact battery charger 12v (double system).
Sleeps 10 in 5 separate cabins.
Forepeak - with double bed.
Two similar twin cabins – with upper and lower beds (the two singles can be changed into one double bed, in both cabins).
Aft “owner cabin” with one double and one single bed.
One berth in the saloon, on starboard side.
All mattresses were renewed in 2012 & 2013.
Two heads - one aft en-suite to owner cabin. One located forward to port.
Both equipped with shower and electrical toilet.
The saloon still has the original handmade teak table and sofa, plus pilot berth on starboard.
The galley is equipped with stove, oven, fridge and freezer.
The original style navigation station has been equipped with up to date instruments.
Eno 4 burner gas cooker with oven.
Galley worktops in Corian.
Washing Machine Candy, 2014, located in the master cabin’s wardrobe.
Speakers in saloon and cockpit
4 x Raymarine I70 repeaters, 2014 – at aft cockpit above hatch to aft cabin
Raymarine autopilot control by helm port side
Raymarine A 65 Chart-plotter / AIS, 2014 – by helm port side
Raymarine C-80 Radar / Chart-plotter / AIS, 2010 – at chart table
Raymarine VHF, 2018 – at chart table
Radar scanner mounted on pole at aft deck
Lewmar hydraulic autopilot, 2014
Handheld Garmin GPS
Iridium Satellite telephone (no connection or contract in place now)
Plastimo pedestal compass
2 x Garmin compasses (1 each side on coaming at cockpit)
Sparcraft aluminium mast with 3 sets of spreaders, new in 2009.
Mast is stepped on keel - chain-plates reinforced at the time and a new 10mm mast step made.
Stainless steel rod standing rigging.
Reckmann electric genoa furler (new 2019).
Removable inner forestay.
Quick 2-line reefing for mainsail.
Holmatro hydraulic system, for adjustment of: Boom-vang, Back-stay, Inner-forestay, & Outhaul (central control panel by helm).
Carbon spinnaker pole.
Aluminium Jockey pole.
Hydraulic mast jack.
Mainsail North Sails 3DI, 2017
Genoa II 125 m2 North Sails 3DI, 2018
High aspect genoa III 95 m2 North sails Dacron / Dyneema, 2018
*Gennaker A3 300 m2 North Sails, 2018
Genoa IV Cruising 50sq m in heavy Dacron 2015
*Code Zero 220 m2 North Sails, 2015
Cruising Genoa 125 m2 Dacron (furling) 2013
*Spinnaker 340 m2 North Sails, 2010
*Spinnaker 220 m2 North Sails, 2010
Spinnaker Staysail 50 m2 North Sails – on furler 2010
Staysail 50 m2 Dacron (goes on inner-forestay) 2010
Storm sails Trisail and Storm jib 2015
*Please note, of the above the following are in storage with sail maker:
- code zero
- 2 x spi’s small / large
Zodiac tender 3.20 (2017) & Yamaha 15 hp 2 stroke outboard (2014).
Safety equipment: – (purchased to MCA rules but may not be all needed for future compliance)
GMI Accusat EPIRB
Marinesafe Liferaft 8 persons
Ocean Safety Liferaft 8 persons
Secumar 150N x 10 Lifejackets
Quickfit 150N x 2 Lifejackets for children
Jonbuoy recovery module
2 x Raymarine Personal MOB transmitters
Bimini and frame
Cockpit and bridge-deck cushions
Deck shower (cockpit coaming port side)
Winch and pump handles.
Various spares as on board.
Fire extinguishers x 3
2 inflatable paddleboards
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