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ASPIRATION86' Swan 86 1988

$ 990,000

The Swan 86 foot sailing yacht “ASPIRATION” built by the famous Nautor’s Swan shipyard is a proven world-cruising, bluewater sailing and is for sale with Northrop & Johnson.


From her stunning lines to her powerful performance, ASPIRATION is a yacht that has enjoyed continual maintenance and upgrades throughout her life. During the current ownership, ASPIRATION has undergone a refit in 2014 that included a new engine, new mainsail, new water-maker, rudder service, full rig service, and more.


She benefitted also from further updates in January 2016 with new air conditioning systems and a new headsail. In November 2016 she obtained new Raymarine instruments - amongst other works.


ASPIRATION’s stunning lines are by German Frers; she sports typical Nautor Swan “cruiser-racer” style with teak laid wedge decks. ASPIRATION has two cockpits – one aft-helm working cockpit and one large centre cockpit with a dining table suitable for alfresco meals. ASPIRATION has a classic-style interior in teak with satin finish. She is well suited to family use but also is excellent for entertaining guests, chartering or racing. The amidships full width salon is impressive with intricate details.


ASPIRATION is able to accommodate up to six guests in three cabins including a spacious master cabin aft with double berth, settee and en-suite bathroom; a VIP located forward of the main saloon on the port side with a double bed and en-suite bathroom; and an additional guest stateroom to starboard with twin bunk beds and an en-suite bathroom. Plus crew cabins for four.

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 990,000
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  • Location:

    Phuket, Thailand

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 86 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 86 ft
  • Beam: 20' 3"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 528.34 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 528.34 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 6LYA
  • Engine 1: 2014 850.00 HRS 380.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

The hull and deck are GRP sandwich construction and foam core (hand laid E-glass & Aramid fibre sandwich with foam core).

Structural bulkheads are foam cored and laminated to hull and deck.

Teak laid deck, replaced in 2005/6

Aspiration has the optional “wing keel” – the ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony.

Cast in keel bolts are of stainless steel.

Rudder of foam filled GRP with high tensile stainless steel stock. Rudder dropped and new bearings installed 2014

Cable steering gear. Recessed destroyer type single wheel with elk-hide cover.

There are two watertight bulkheads - anchor locker & lazarette.

Deck hatches removed, disassembled and repaired where necessary 2015/16. Acrylic replaced on most.

Main salon fixed acrylic windows removed and replaced with tempered glass 2015/16. Teak wood on interior of windows replaced.


Deck Hardware & Ground Tackle

Anchor system           Retractable anchor arm with recessed anchor windlass

Anchor                       63 kg CQR anchor with 110m of 15mm chain

Windlass                     Lewmar 4000 horizontal windlass in foredeck locker

Deck Lockers        8 x deck stowage lockers in cockpit 

Deck                          Teak laid deck



15 Lewmar winches in total with six a function Lewmar Commander 6 hydraulic unit, serviced 2018

2 x Lewmar 110 linked with pedestals secondary are hydraulic drive;

2 x Lewmar 110 linked with pedestals secondary are electric drive

2 x auxiliary winches Lewmar 65 CST;

Mainsheet winch 90 SST with electro hydraulic drive and drop-in pedestal;

All winches serviced 2020.

1 x Yanmar 6LYA, 365 Hp or 272Kw, 4 stroke, diesel, 6 cylinders in line, Turbo Aspirated, sea water indirect cooled, marine engine - New 2014.

Stainless steel Aqualoy 22 propeller shaft including new cutlass bearings - New 2018.

MaxProp feathering propeller.

Running Hours: 1142.3 hrs April 2020

Drive: PRM 1000 Ratio 2.983:1

Controls: Mechanical / cables, dual instrument panels at helm & navigation station  

Fuel tanks drained and cleaned all existing fuel polished 2018.

New exhaust hose Dec 2018

Generator: Kohler 20E OZD 22.5 KVA, diesel generator is installed. 10 605 April 2020


Air Conditioning: Five (5) reverse-cycle units 220v AC, new Feb 2016. Serviced Nov 2019. Water pump serviced Feb 2020


Water-maker: Spectra MPC-3000 water maker (new 2014)

Ship power is 24 V DC.

Deep cycle house batteries 640AH new Nov 2019

Separate battery bank is supplied for Navigation and Radio equipment.

Separate 12V battery bank is supplied for main engine and generator starting.

Shore power, is hard wired aft with heavy duty shore power cable. Inside boat replaced 2019

Two (2) Victron Multiplus 24 VDC/70 Amp automatic battery chargers/inverters.

One (1) Mastervolt Mass 24 VDC/50 Amp battery charger.

Main engine is supplied with 2 alternators, one of which is high capacity 24V 175 Amp for house battery charging.

Indirect lighting replaced with over 20 high quality dimmable LED lumitec rail light fixtures throughout.

Three (3) Dometic / Sealand Vacuflush toilets

One (1) Manual Par Jabsco toilet in cabin’s head

Holding tanks for Vacuflush toilets with diverter valves

Emergency engine-driven high-capacity bilge pump installed

Four (4) Par Jabsco 34600-0010 high capacity bilge pumps with auto float switches. All serviced Mar 2020

Gianneschi 24VDC high output water pressure pump

Whale Gusher 10 and Whale Gusher 30, manual bilge pumps.

Autopilot: Evolution 400 with P70 display, (new Nov 2016), interfacing with Raymarine hybrid touch chart plotter at helm 2020. Hydraulic hoses replaced Nov 2018, hydraulic ram serviced Dec 2018. Hydraulic pump serviced Sep 2019

A75 Multifunction display below decks, new Nov 2016

Wind displays: New Nov 2016 – incorporating a I60 wind display unit; a I70 multifunction display for depth etc.; plus a close hauled wind display.

GPS: Raymarine

Radar: Furuno 64 nm radar

Chart Plotter: Raymarine hybrid touch E70023 chart plotter mounted at helm 2020

Magnetic compass: Suunto D-165

Gyro Compass:1



VHF: Icom VHF IC-M502– 2003 dual station

SSB: Skanti 400w HF radio


Computer: Onboard PC computer system interfaced with CCTV

ASPIRATION has a classic style interior finished in teak with satin finish. The interior was hand built with custom care by Nautor’s craftsmen using the best yacht practice and first grade materials.




Aft helm / working cockpit.

Large centre cockpit with dining table suitable for outdoor informal dining.

Access to the lower deck is by two companionways.

The first one aft from the aft cockpit serves the owner’s cabin – from where you can also go forward to the navigation station situated just forward of the cabin.

The main entrance leads from the main central cockpit and leads into the main saloon.