top of page
 Swan 57 Panacea round the world

s/y Panacea is Swan 57 sloop built by world famous Nautor shipyard in Pietarsaari, Finland. Hull #39 was laid in 1981 and the boat was launched in 1982.


Yacht´s first name was Salacious and she was registered under British flag in Guernsey, Channel Islands. At some point name was changed to Panacea and flag changed to Cayman Islands.  Currently she sails under US flag. 


Over the years she has been sailing all around Mediterranean and Caribbean seas. Major refit was done in 2005 including new teak deck, hull painting, engine overhaul, interior varnish etc. Panacea was left in boat yard in Finike, Turkey in 2008 due to owners illness.


We luckily found her in 2012 and have now been restoring her back to her old glory.  She starts to be in great shape but still needs some gear to be ready for big seas like; wind pilot, new sails, solar panels, radar, SSB, water maker, hydro gen, sat phone...







Swan 57 Panacea round the world


Swan 57 - s/y Panacea

In Greek mythology, Panacea (Greek Πανάκεια, Panakeia) was a goddess of Universal remedy


Swan 57 Panacea round the world


Beautiful and classic Sparkman&Stephens design is sure to turn heads in every harbor. In Whitebread Round The World Race in 1981-1982 there were 3 Swan 57 boats on the starting line. 


Respected broker Jordan Yachts writes about Swan 57; "The 57-footer has the classic S&S rocket ship stern, modest sheerline, and raked bow. These Swans always are handsome yachts with their sexy low freeboard and wide decks. More than one client we have tried to talk out of buying a boat this size, but the siren call of a Swan is a powerful draw. 


Even 30 years after her introduction, a Swan 57 is sure to be one of the prettiest yachts in any harbor"


More info here: Classic S&S Swans

Panacea has one powerful keel-stepped mast with cutter rigging built by Nautor. It has almost 240 m2 sail area with full sails. Huge spinnaker is 280 m2 in size, so handling with short handed family crew is bit of a challenge. 


Well, you need some power to move 23 tn displacement.


She carries her sails proudly, sails fast and is steady due to deep fin keel (2,8 m). 


Genua has furling system and main sail is easy to handle thanks to Harken Battcar system that makes it a joy to raise, lower or reef the sail in almost any weather conditions. Main sail has three reefing points and a lazy-jack system. 


Back stay and boom vang both have Navtec hydraulic adjusters. 


There are altogether 15 Lewmar winches on the deck and a grinder to give power to 1st genua winches. 


Swan 57 Panacea round the world
Swan 57 Panacea round the world

Down below there are three cabins with two toilets. Starting forward is the forepeak and storage followed by a chain locker (incl. two beds for badly behaving kids)


The kids cabin is located amidship with upper and lower berths and two extra beds in the corridor. 


Next aft is the large and spacious main salon featuring a dining table and settee that seats eight and expanding teak table.


The nav station is opposite the galley to starboard with a passageway aft to the master stateroom adjacent. Galley has new owen for great bread baking and fridge for cold beer (and Coke).


The master stateroom in the back has a slide out double berth and a single berth.


Every possible space is used for storage and sometimes you´ll find facinating things you had totally forgotten even existed. Water and fuel tanks are all located under floor panels and settees and are easily accessible.


Swan 57 is reasonable lagre boat, but if you compare the space to normal apartment / house, quarters are quite limited. Living space equals 35 m2, so good size single apartment:) 



Loa: 57.41 ft    17.5 m

Lwl: 45.81 ft    13.96 m

Beam: 15.85 ft    4.83 m

Draft: 9.1 ft    2.8 m


Ballast:18900 lbs 8600 

Displacement: 51500 lbs 23400 kg



Fuel: 150.6 gal(US)    570 l

Fresh water: 264.2 gal(US)    1000 l

Service power: 24 v, 542 ah



Perkins 4.236M
73 hp at 2500 rpm




I: 72 ft    21.95 m

J: 23.5 ft    7.16 m

P: 64.85 ft    19.77 m

E: 19 ft    5.79 m

Fore triangle: 864.1 ft² 78.6 m²

Main: 616.1 ft² 117.9 m²

Genoa 150%: 1269 ft²    117.9 m²

Spinnaker: 3046 ft²    283 m²

Swan 57 Panacea round the world
bottom of page