Earlybird is the most successful Swan 45 in the fleet. She became four time world champion in this high competitive one design class. Her successes are based on the attention and dedication from her owner and professional boatcaptain which always kept the boat in perfect condition. The boat is always upgraded to the highest standards.
For racing Earlybird is equipped with a complete set of 3Di racing sails, various training sails, upgraded deck gear, running rigging and various customized details. The 20ft container consist lots of spare parts. Earlybird is ready to compete again in the 2017 Swan 45 circuit.
Currently located in the Mediterranean (Palma de Mallorca).
Glass/ vinylester laminate with carbon reinforcement in selected area. Sandwich topside and single skin bottom fiber reinforcement are multiaxial or unidirectional. Structural bulkhead are of veneered sandwich construction or marine grade waterproof plywood. Bottom stiffeners reinforced with unidirectional carbon and multiaxial glass fibre in selected areas.
GRP engine beds.
Durepox bottom treatment and faired (2016)
Composite mast step with movable shoe.
Antimony alloyed lead bulb and fin with upper flange recessed into hull. Fin bolted to hull with high tensile steel bolts. Deep floors inside, possibility for 400 Kg keel weight adjustment by removable lead pigs about 50 Kg each inside bulb. (new keel 2017)
Foam filled rudder with carbon/epoxy stock.
Advanced laminate sandwich deck with Sprint prepeg skins and low density closed cell foam core.
Pained white (2015)
Teak in cockpit and side decks
30 mm high toe rails forward of mast
Custom jib lead line inlets in cockpit
Carbon steering wheel
Main companionway sliding hatch garage flush with coach roof and Esthec details.
4 pcs footsteps in cockpit
Cruising pedestal bracket with 7in Chart Plotter
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with matt finish
600 mm high life lines
Composite mast collar
Grab rails each side of companionway
Headstay attachment on stemhead
Folding eyes for harness attachment in cockpit
Pad eyes for safety lines, Wichard 6504, 3 pcs
Pad eye for outboard sheeting, Wichard 6505
Harken aluminum jib and main sheet tracks
Two separate lockers to be mounted in cockpit for cruising.
Spinlock jammers (partly upgraded (2016)
Winches are Harken
Primary sheet B55/3 STR
Halyard B 48.3
INTERIOR – 3 CABINS
Visible saloon interior is varnished teak with hand rubbed satin finish. Floorboards of sandwich construction laid with teak and holly veneer. Lightweight overhead lining foam mattresses over Scandi-flex battens for racing. Racing covers for saloon table, navigation table, galley and floor (Pigbag).
Double berth with stowage under
Hanging locker and seat
Seat in front of forward bulkhead
White GRP interior module to half height with wash basin
Fresh water tap, shower, mirror and waste container
Gimballed two burner stove with oven, protected by stainless steel guard
Stainless steel double sinks with fresh water tap, Corian Cameo white counter tops and sink cover
Drawers and lockers . Front loading refrigerator 70 lt.
Folding leaf table. Locker outboard
Settee backrests fold up and convert into Pullman berth.
Tanks below settees.
Canvas cover for saloon table
Forward facing chart table with seat
Chart stowage under table top
Electronics recessed in panel above
Chest of drawers
Stowage under berths
Volvo Penta D2-22 marine diesel 39 Kw, 53 Hp, 3000 RPM.
Engine control panel in cockpit
Sail drive and 2-blade racing folding propeller
150 lt fuel in one tank of aluminium
Fire-estinguisher under the steps entrance
Composite sea cocks for all through hull fitting below waterline
Sea water for toilet flushing
Fresh water 320 lt in polythene tank consisting of three interconnected compartments
Drinking water purifier
Sea-water spout with foot pump in galley
Drainage system, Y-valve in forward head
Pressurized hot and cold water, backup foot pump for fresh water
Oras single lever mixing faucets
Polythene holding tank 60 lt with level indication for forward toilet. Manual toilet discharging to holding tank. Tank emptied by hand pump or deck suction
Bilge pumps, two manual and one electric
Isotemp water heater 22 lt
Isotherm , Compact magnum.
Whale Gusper pump 10 MK3 pump
Whale Gulper 220 Shower/Galley Waste and bilge pump
Whale Gusper Urchin bilge pump
Jabsco model 36740- series
Johnson pump aqua jet water pressure system
Jabsco, vented lups
Level indicators for fuel and water tanks
Engine space air inlet from deck, outlet with blower to transom
Victron 3500 inverter/charger
12 DC insulated return system for lighting and general service
Main switchboard 12 V DC outboard of chart table
Battery capacity 240 Ah (new batteries 2016)
Bottom of mast, shroud and stay grounded to keel
Flexible chart light and red night light at navigation station
Shore power inlet 220 V
Red/green navigation lopolight on pulpit
White stern lopolight on push pit
Battery charger mass 12/80
One Suunto magnetic compass D- 135, mounted on steering pedestal
B&G navigation instruments, Halycon Gyro Stabilised Compass
Full Race/Performance package with upgraded H3000 processor
4 x 20/20’s on mast
2 FFD’s in Cockpit and 1 at chart table
2 Analog wind displays
Apline sound system
Spare B&G MHU
Hall Spars Carbon fibre double spreader 15/16 fractional rig, swept 20 degrees
Hall Spars Carbon fibre main boom
Hall Spars 2x Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
Mast, boom and spinnaker pole painted 2016
Navtec rod rigging with discontinuous shrouds
Hydraulic backstay adjustment, with control panel each side in cockpit
Hydraulic outhaul adjuster in boom, with control panel each side in cockpit
Removable hydraulic mast jack
Forestay with Tuff luff
2nd forestay with furler
Navtec system 50 ( 2pcs)
All running rigging 2014-2016
Safety equipment according to OSR cat 4 (new 2015)
Covers for main and steering wheel
Covers for cockpit floor
Covers for interior (table, nav station, galley and floor)
20 ft Container with spare parts
Swan 45 boat cradle with full supports
Two anchors compliant to Swan 45 Class Rules