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64' 6" (19.68m)

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The 65-foot (19.68m) BLUE MAGIC is perfect for family cruising and regatta racing

Sailing yacht BLUE MAGIC showcases a beautiful, classic Sparkman and Stephens design. This sailing yacht was the last of the iconic Swan 65’s built, which is a model legendary for her design, build, world cruising and success in regattas (specifically the Whitbread Race). BLUE MAGIC is well-equipped and took part in the Expo ’98 Round the World Rally, where she was the overall winner. In addition to her phenomenal sailing ability, the yacht offers the exceptional amenities that make her ideal for those seeking family cruising. Over the last 10 years, she has only seen light use.

The sailing yacht’s interior has the comforts of home offering a comfortable salon with a dining area and well-equipped galley. Her interior features timeless styling with hand-rubbed teak with satin finished varnish and beautiful teak and holly sole boards.

BLUE MAGIC has four cabins, accommodating up to nine aboard. She features a master stateroom with a double bed to port and a single bed to starboard, the cabin also showcases a small settee and en-suite bath with a shower. The sailing yachts additional cabins include, one with a double berth below and a folding berth above, and another with upper and lower berths, with the lower berth having the ability to extend into a double berth. Additionally, the forward cabin has accommodations for two crewmembers (or family).

The ketch rig allows for easy sail handling and provides excellent upwind and downwind performance. Additionally, the BLUE MAGIC has hydraulic powered furling genoa and hydraulic winches to further the ease of sailing. The sailing yacht has been exceptionally maintained and upgraded. Upgrades include new Yanmar main engine in 2010, new rigging in 2011 and new Reckmann staysail furler and staysail in 2017.


  • Classic style and design
  • Great pedigree
  • The last Swan 65 built (at least 10 years newer than most others)
  • Incredible condition for age
  • Custom interior layout that suits family or charter use
  • Modern systems and equipment
  • Hydraulic powered furling genoa and hydraulic winches for easy sailing


Builder Swan
Model 65 Ketch
Length (LOA) 64' 6" (19.68m)
Year 1989
Beam 16' 27" (5.56m)
Location Marmaris, Turkey


Staterooms 3
Sleeps 9
Single Beds 3
Crew Cabins 1
Crew Sleeps 2
Capt. Quarters No

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 64' 6" (19.68m)
Fuel Tank 362 g (1,370 L)
Fresh Water 256 g (970 L)
Displacement 31,800


Hull Material Composite
Stabilizers None
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Comments And History

Blue Magic was the last of the Swan 65’s built and was delivered in December 1989.
She was built as CHUI SIMBA II under the careful supervision of a surveyor for an experienced owner.
Originally, she was built as a “two-cabin” layout (one large cabin forward of saloon, plus a focsle). In winter 1996 she was returned to the Nautor yard and the interior rebuilt to provide a four-cabin plan (much as she is today). The aft cabin has since been modified again to provide a single bed on the starboard side (see pictures and plan).
The Swan 65 first gained notoriety during the first Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74 where hull number three ‘Sayula II’ took overall victory. This success was further proven in the 1977-78 edition when Swan 65’s took three of the top five positions overall.
Now, many years later, these legendary yachts have become an iconic symbol of elegance. Blue Magic is the culmination of nearly two decades of experience from the millions of ocean miles sailed by these magnificent yachts. She herself took part in the Expo ’98 Round the World Rally (as Fazer Blue Magic) – and after 19 legs she was the overall winner of the event, also overall winner of the Racing Division, winner of her class and winner of the Finnair Challenge (Cape Town to Lisbon)! This is a grand testament not only to her performance but the reliability of this fine yacht sailing in such conditions.
Following that event, the yacht was sold and was based in Sweden and Finland 2002-2017. She enjoyed short summer sailing and long winters stored ashore inside. The vessel had continual high-level maintenance and many upgrades. In the years 2010-16 she saw very light sailing use (6 weeks summer 2010; then in the shed through winter and until spring 2012; Summers 2012 and 2013 she did short trips only. From autumn 2013 she stayed in the shed until spring 2017!)
Main works in that period include: -
• New Reckmann staysail furler and staysail, 2017;
• New rigging, 2011;
• New Yanmar main engine in 2010;
• New Westerbeke generator in 2007-8;
• New Sidepower bow thruster, 2008-9;
• New Harken winches – 2008-9;
• New Harken hydraulic power-pack - 2008-9;
• Reckmann RF90 hydraulic furler, 2008-9;
• Rewiring of yacht and new electrical panel in 2008-9;
• New navigation and sailing instruments - 2008
• New teak deck in 2003-4.
She came out of the shed in summer 2017, was recommissioned and the owner sailed her from Stockholm to Amsterdam, Gibraltar, Mallorca, Lavrion (Gr) and arrived in November in Marmaris.
Winter 2017-18: a long list of maintenance items were attended to and a new winter / summer cover made, a new sprayhood, and cover for the new liferaft. The yacht remained afloat, under her cover and was not sailed until end of September 2018. The sailing season 2018 was short and local sailing only.
After the sailing trip she was put on the hard for a few weeks for service works - overhaul of the underwater ship, propeller, bowthruster, small repairs of the blue paint and the golden cove lines. Engine and generator serviced. During the winter she was again stored afloat under her canvas cover.
In 2019 she has been sailed one month in April. Her owners plan some further use in June and again September. Of course, meanwhile for the whole summer she will be under the summer-cover to protect the teak decks.

Hull, Deck & Appendages

Hull construction to standard Nautor specification of the time and with Lloyds Hull Certificate.
The hull is constructed in single skin GRP with polyester resin.
Deck in GRP sandwich construction with local reinforcements.
Lead and Antimony fin keel.
Hull Finish
Topsides are finished in Night Blue Awlgrip with gold cove and boot top stripes
In November 2018 the underwater hull was sanded, faired, new epoxy coating applied and finishedwith black antifouling,
New teak deck laid in 2003.
12mm Bridge deck laid new 2008-9.
Alloy toe rail (starboard forward section was replaced in 2007-8).
Steering Systems
Destroyer type wheel with new elkhide in 2009
Chain and sprocket steering connected to cables turning a quadrant
Skeg rudder with stainless steel stock.
Rudder bearings new 2009-10.
Bow thruster
Sidepower SP155 TC tunnel type thruster (Electric)
New thruster batteries in 2012
Deck Fittings & Equipment
Stainless steel stanchions and lifeline gates.
Eight alloy cleats, four on both sides.
Alloy fairleads on bow and stern.
Ventilated gas locker.
Goiot opening hatches in all cabins, galley and saloon - mounted new 2018.
New stainless-steel window frames 2010.
Stainless steel Dorade vents at main companionway and on foredeck.
Custom blocks by Wibo / Nautor.
Single genoa track with double blocks.
Lewmar hydraulic anchor windlass with capstan L3000.
Stainless steel plough anchor on stem 100 lbs.
Galvanized steel anchor chain 0,5” / 12mm.
Spare Danforth anchor.
Spare Bruce anchor, 30Kg.
Anchor chain locker remade and painted 2018.
Seawater pump outlet on foredeck for washing anchor chain and deck.
Cockpit shower hot / cold fresh-water.
Winches by Harken
New Harken winches in 2009.
2 x Primary winches – 980.2 ST - hydraulic.
2 x Secondary winches – 980.2 ST - hydraulic.
Mainsheet 53.2 ST – manual.
Main halyard HB 53.2 – electric.
2 x Main-mast runners, 53.2 ST – manual.
2 x Mizzen staysail, 44.2 ST – manual.
Mainmast halyard winch on deck 53.2ST
2 x 53.2 ST
2 x 60.2 ST
On boom of main mast, 1 x 30.2 ST
3 on Mizzen 40.2 ST

Engine & Systems

Main Engine installed new in 2010, Yanmar 4LHA-DTP with all new gearbox, shaft, bearings, stern gland, exhaust, service alternator and much more.
1,066 hours at 01.05.19.
Fuel capacity 1370 litres in six stainless steel tanks. All tanks cleaned in 2017-18.
(Note – Blue Magic has extra fuel to standard).
Generator, Westerbeke 7.5 Kw diesel generator (new 2007). With 420 hours on 1st May 2019.
Water-maker – Idromar, producing 190 litres per hour (new 2009), 70 hours at May 2019 (not used by current owner).
Plumbing Systems
Fresh water capacity 970 litres in 5 stainless steel tanks
40-litre hot water tank (220v).
Hot / Cold pressurized water with outlets in galley, heads and on deck.
4 x Isotherm refrigeration units (new in 2007)
Hydraulic System
Harken Hydraulic power pack (new 2008).
Manual Navtec hydraulic system for mast and rigging controls.
Navtec cylinders repacked in 2017/18.
Ventilation System
Three air-conditioning units, one in forward port cabin, one in saloon and one in aft cabin.
Eberspacher waterborne diesel heater with fan coils in each cabin (new 2005), fitted with new s/s exhaust in 2018.
Engine extraction and blowers.
Natural ventilation through Dorade vents and hatches.
Drainage System
Automatic electric bilge pump in main bilge.
Manual bilge pump in main bilge and lazarette.
Black water holding tanks for two heads with electric pump out.
Grey water sump tanks for showers and washbasins, x 3
All sanitary hoses were replaced in 2008.

Electrical System

DC System
24v DC electrical system supplied by stored batteries.
Gel-cell house and engine start batteries, new 2012.
Gauges and volt/amp meters.
Water and fuel tank sensors / gauges with low level alarms.
Electrical grounding system to keel.
Automatic parallel switch for the two batteries banks.
Most interior and navigation lights changed to LED lights.
AC System
220v Shore Power system with outlets.
Victron Blue Smart Energy 12 V 30 watt charger, with separated circuits for charging 2 start batteries, engine and generator, when vessel laid up a longer period – new in 2018 ;
Victron Phoenix Multi 24 Volt/ 3000/ 70 – 2008;
Inverter: Victron 24 V / 220 V/ 3000 - 2008
150amp service alternator on main engine.


All service batteries and starter batteries were replaced with new Bosch-Amg’s (July 2019).

Navigation And Communication

Communications Systems
Raymarine VHF/DSC radio telephone (new 2009)
AIS (new 2009)
Navigation Instruments
Raymarine E-series chart plotters/radar systems
E120 screen radar and AIS at navigation station – (Note: the screen works fine for radar images and AIS and other instruments, but the uploading system for chart plotter is damaged / not operative).
E80 Chart-plotter / radar at helm.
4kw radar antenna
ST70 Raymarine sailing instruments (new 2008)
ST 170 autopilot
Entertainment Systems
Loewe 32” LCD television in main saloon with Blu-ray disc player. Speakers in cockpit.

Mast & Rigging

BLUE MAGIC has a custom rigging set up to facilitate short-handed sailing
Nautor alloy 2-spreader main mast with conventional alloy boom.
The mast was new in 1993 and is slightly taller than standard by over 1m (I = 24m).
Nautor alloy 1-spreader mizzenmast with conventional alloy boom.
All spars painted white 2009.
Stainless wire standing rigging, 2011.
Stainless rod forestay 2011.
Polished stainless shroud rollers (2009).
Reckmann RF90 hydraulic genoa furler with alloy foil and rod forestay (2008).
New Reckmann staysail furler, manual, (new 2017), with new s/s rod stay.
New leather on spreader tips in 2019.
Running Rigging and sheets 2008/2017/2018.


General Equipment:
Sun awning over cockpit (under the boom).
Sail covers for main & mizzen.
New all over winter / summer tent, 2018.
Cockpit cushions (new 2008).
Eastmarine MX265 / 0K IB Dinghy, 2018.
2.5hp Johnson 4 stroke outboard engine, mounts on pushpit bracket.
Mounting brackets on foredeck for dinghy.
Safety Equipment:
Portable and engine room fire extinguishers – replaced in 2010.
1x Seago Offshore RORC 6-person liferaft in container, new August 2017.


Main 2008 North Sails Spectra, full batten (condition OK)
Mizzen 2008 North Sails Spectra, full batten (condition OK)
Furling Genoa 2005 North Sails 140% - 117m2 (condition OK)
Furling Yankee 2007 North Sails Spectra – 70m2 (condition OK)
Furling Staysail 2017 V. Vliet/Hood For new Reckmann furler – 30m2 (almost new!)


2003 Doyle
Gennaker 2005 North Sails With sock

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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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