SASSAFRAS | Nautor Swan 47 MkII S&S Sloop 47ft

Kingston, ON, CA

SASSAFRAS | Nautor Swan 47 MkII S&S Sloop 47ft


Kingston, ON, CA



New Engine in 2022 and new Teak Decks in 2007

We are very pleased to present a very unusual vessel that is rarely found on the Great Lakes. As well, it has been close to 20 years since she has seen saltwater which, along with her world-class construction and her owners love and unrestricted care for her, gives her an appearance of a freshwater yacht.

Sassafras is an S&S Nautor Swan 47 MK II Hull Number 31. This gives her a larger saloon and slightly smaller aft cabin compared to her earlier sisters with her mast just forward of the saloon table instead of in the middle of the table. She was built in December 1977 but the care that she has had makes her look like a much, much newer vessel.

The Sparkman & Stephens Swan 47 is a very powerful sailing yacht with impeccable sea manners and performance, especially upwind. In her current configuration she is easily handled by 2 or more crew. The current owners purchased the boat in 2004 and subsequently refitted the yacht. Under their watch, she boasts a new Yanmar 80 HP 2022 and gearbox, new teak decks in 2007, rewired, new electronics, great North Sails 2019, new chart plotter, new keel coolers for the fridge and freezer, new shaft seal, new batteries. In 2017, she was repainted with white Awlgrip on her topsides and coachroof. In 2022, she was given new bottom paint.

She has been continuously updated and either stored indoor or under cover in winters. She was very successfully raced in many Lake Ontario regattas under her current ownership.



Thank you for all your work in facilitating the sale of our dad's boat. Jake and I really appreciate all the hard work you put into it with the many visits, paperwork, etc. A special mention has to go out to Grant for teaching me how to fold the sails!

As first-time boat buyers and as foreigners wanting to buy a cruising catamaran in the US, we knew we needed a reliable broker that had our best interests in mind. John Heintzman was just that, and more! He was extremely committed to understanding what we were looking for, gave great advice, and guided us through the purchase process with great patience and knowledge. All in all, we felt very well taken care of.

I feel compelled to reach out about the absolutely wonderful experience that I have had with Grant and Patricia Bowlby. I completed the purchase of a boat yesterday and I couldn’t be happier. They were so helpful, kind, and patient. This was my first experience with a broker, and I think I’ve found the best.

I can’t thank Ewan Campbell enough for the super job he did in selling G, making up for my lack of experience in this realm and patiently searching for just the right buyer and a win-win for seller and buyer alike.

It was a wonderful experience selling A with Jeff Cole’s expert assistance. Thank you for simplifying a complicated process. Your patience and kindness are especially appreciated.

I just wanted to thank Jeff Cole for all his hard work. He was very professional and effective.

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