1988 Nautor Swan 86' 86 "ASPIRATION"

Nautor Swan For Sale

86' Nautor Swan 1988 "ASPIRATION"


The 86-foot sailing superyacht ASPIRATION for sale with Northrop & Johnson is a proven world-cruising, ocean-sailing yacht.

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.

Atlantic Yacht & Ship, Inc. 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

Full Details


Ray marine chart plotter hybrid touch with radar interface at helm in aft cockpit.

     (interfaces with 2016 new instrumentation)

All winches serviced.



New Hafele dishwasher in galley 2019.

New prop shaft, cutlass bearings and thru hulls. General service and antifouling plus some new canvas.

Stainless steel Aqualoy 22 propeller shaft. Including cutlass bearings, refurbished Max Prop, etc.



New engine exhaust hose



Removal and of Goiot ports for re-anodizing, replacing of the rubber seals etc.

Removal of helm and replacement of roller bearings.

Removal and anodizing of helm wheel shroud, including various inspection plates and aluminium items.

Removal and repair, including anodizing, many running rigging blocks and various deck hardware.

Removal of most of interior chrome hardware for re-chroming – door handles, etc.

Removal and service of Goiot hatches.

Disassemble and service winches, including re-chrome various parts.



New Raymarine instrumentation including A75 multi-function display for NAV station below decks, Evolution 400 autopilot with P70 display, wind displays and multi-function display.

Five new air conditioning units, Siam Cooling Systems “Yen Dee” package.

New headsail, Challenge Performance Cruising warp drive tri-radial cut with 2 ply leach and UV cover protection.



New foresheets



Yanmar 6LYA, 365 Hp or 272Kw, diesel engine, 6 cylinders in line, Turbo Aspirated.

Rig was unstepped and has undergone to a complete inspection and refit.

The rod rigging has undergone to die penetrant test of all the heads and terminations. Diagonals shroud N4 were replaced as well as some of the toggles aloft and deck toggles of the vertical and diagonal shrouds N1. The secondary stays and the backstay runners in Aramid fibres have been replaced.

Reckmann foresail hydraulic reefing system serviced by the Reckmann in Germany.

New full batten main sail, North Sails made in USA, Dyneema/Carbon SRPC.

Rudder dropped, and new bearings

Fo’c’sle fitted originally fitted with a V berth now fitted as working area, with an Electrolux EWW1273 washing machine and fitted spares storage

Ice maker installed in galley. Serviced 2019

Refrigerator and freezer doors removed and repaired including new hardware, new gel coat on the interior surfaces and new teak veneer on exterior faces.

New Spectra MPC-3000 water maker.

New Yamaha 60 hp 4-stroke dinghy outboard motor 2014. Serviced 2020


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 2018 including new cutlass bearings.

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.


Automatic pilot         Evolution 400 autopilot 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 Multi function display for nav station 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.

Main saloon              1 x Samsung 46” flat screen on articulated wall mount

Master cabin            1 x Panasonic 22” flat screen

Sound system          Bose 5.1 entertainment system with speakers throughout the interior/exterior

Middle cockpit          Equipped with 24-VDC refrigeration unit

Computer                 Ship’s computer in navigation station


Rig was un-stepped and underwent a complete inspection and refit in 2014. The rod rigging underwent die penetrant test of all the heads and terminations. Diagonal shroud N4 were replaced as well as some of the toggles aloft and deck toggles of the vertical and diagonal shrouds N1. The secondary stays and the backstay runners in Aramid fibres were replaced)


Mast                         Carbon fibre mast & boom by Hood Yacht Spars

Mast height              105 feet – 32.24 meters

Hydraulic furler        Reckmann unstepped serviced Sep 2018

Spinnaker poles       2 x Carbospars

Reaching struts        2 x Carbospars
Standing rigging  s/s rod

Inner forestay           Kevlar

Baby-stay                 Kevlar

Backstay                  Kevlar

Running rigging        Yacht Braid

Backstay & Vang     fitted with Navtec hydraulic adjuster all hydraulic cylinders serviced 2019/2020

New foresheets 2015


Reckmann foresail hydraulic reefing system serviced by Reckmann in Germany 2014

New mainsail cover including a “lazy-bag” system for easier stowage of the main, January 2019.


Mainsail                    North Sails full battened Norlam Dyneema/Carbon SRPC (new 2014).

Genoa                      Cruising Rolly Tasker Genoa – 202 m2 Tri-radial cut – new January 2016.

Staysail                    Spectra.

Headsail                   Challenge Performance Cruising warp drive tri-radial cut with 2 ply leach and UV cover protection (2014).



Bombard EXPL-SB500 5-meter Hypalon RIB with centre console (serviced 2015)

Tender motor  - 60 HP 4-stroke Yamaha outboard (new 2014) Serviced 2019, all electric cables replaced Oct2019 new controller 2020

New canvas covers for dinghy, January 2019.


Safety Equipment

Life rafts                      Two (2) Ocean Safety 6-man

Life rings                     One (1) w/MOM overboard

Life jackets                  12 Ocean Safety MCA inflatable life jackets

EPIRB                         GME 406 MHz Category I

AIS                              Ray Marine transponder integrated with chart plotter



Sun bimini, new Oct 2018.

Sprayhood. Deck cushions.

Chain and anchor, re-galvanised 2015


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.