Boat Details

Kings’ Legend is a sloop-rigged Sparkman & Stephens Swan 65 – one of only four sloops existing.

Kings’ Legend sailed the Whitbread round the World Race in 1977/1978 and finished 2nd. She is very well known in sailing circles and has cruised and raced around the world.

Member of the Volvo Ocean Race Legends, winner of the Zeppelin trophy – for the best kept Sparkman and Stephens designed yacht, participant of the Nautor Swan Club.

A beautiful mix of old details and new design, she is a yacht made for cruising and racing. Accommodation with aft owner cabin offering a double and single berth and ensuite head & shower; two forward guest cabins, each with upper and lower bed (upper one can be transformed to a double depending on needs; V berth focsle forward. Guest head & shower area. Lovely saloon with one pilot berth on starboard.

She is fast and comfortable. 

Highlights include:

Topsides painted 2015; Teak deck 2013 with flush hatches; Electric winches; air-conditioning; mast new 2009; Good North sails.

She has been in current ownership since 1999. The last major refit was done in 2015, in preparation of the Sydney to Hobart Race. The owner and skipper chartered with her and kept her in high condition and latterly according to MCA rules. A new owner could carry on the charter business if wished.

I have personally inspected the yacht and have many more pictures. Contact me to know more.

From 1st November 2019 the asking price is reduced to 520,000 Euro. February / March 2020 the yacht was recommissioned, launched and sailed to the Canary islands.


Hull is in "single skin" construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminate with unidirectional fibres (giving excellent strength and fatigue properties).

Hull top sides painted “whisper grey” Awlgrip paint, in 2015.

The deck is of GRP sandwich construction with foam core, and teak laid.

Teak laid decking new 2013 (unique design), to the toe-rail and sealed with epoxy.

5 x flush fitting Rondal forward deck hatches, 2013. Main hatch over saloon is raised.

Ballast keel is a lead casting with antimony.

Rudder is foam filled GRP with high-tensile stainless-steel stock, with two roller bearings.

Mast stepped through deck onto new 10mm steel mast step.

Reinforced chain plates 2009.

Engine bed is GRP with steel reinforcements.

Cable & quadrant steering gear. Destroyer type steering wheel covered with elk-hide.

Emergency tiller system.

Upright part of the aluminium toe-rail was painted in black (May 2019).

Antifouling last done May 2019 in Malta.


Deck equipment and fittings:

Deck layout has been optimized over time for elegance and practical use whilst racing and cruising.


At coaming:

2 x Lewmar 88 electric self-tailing primary sheet winches

2 x Holmatro 65 self-tailing secondary sheet winches

2 x Holmatro 58 self-tailing runner winches

On raised plinths, aft of mast:

2 x electric self-tailing Andersen 58 winches, halyards

2 x manual self-tailing Andersen 52  winches, halyards



Lewmar electric anchor winch.

Rocna Vulcan Anchor 55 kg (new 2018) with 60-meter chain.

Spare anchor.


Main Engine:

Yanmar diesel 4 LHA HTE 140 Hp – 110kW – 2003, (Full overhaul in 2017).

Engine hours: 7930 (01.05.19)

MaxProp feathering 3 bladed propeller.

Hydraulic gearbox.

Engine intercooling cooling system.


Max Speed: approx. 10 Knots

Cruising Speed: approx. 8 Knots

Consumption: approx. 12 Litres per hour

Range: approx. 600 nm

Total fuel capacity: 800 Litres in 2 stainless steel tanks

Engine start battery.



Whisper MSQ6 generator, 6kW, 230v, 50 Hz, with wet exhaust, new in 2020.

Generator start battery.



Schenker 60 l/h.

Operated via 24v


Air-conditioning System:

Air conditioning (New 2017) :

SCS Marine Model SCV50M Capacity 5000 WTU 220V installed in Master cabin

SCS Marine Model CSV07M Capacity 7000 WTU 220V installed in PS /SBS cabin



Fridge & Freezer, two units, both Waeco – 2008, 24V



Total freshwater capacity 900 litres in 3 stainless steel tanks.

Tank level indicators.

Hot water 220V system with 220V boiler (hot water also via engine calorifier). New 50L water heather in 2020.

New pressure system for hot and cold water 2020.

Tanks vent to galley sinks.

Salt-water deck wash system.

Manual and electric bilge pumps.

Two Tecma Easyfit marine toilets, both electric.

Shower sump pumps for each head area with manual / electric overboard pump.


AC System

Shore power connection inlets, 220 V 50 A and 115 V 50A with transformer 6 kW.

220V outlets throughout the yacht.


DC System

2 new lithium batteries in 2020. 24/5500, newest generation with more capacity.

New 12v start batter in 2020.



Battery charger: Mastervolt, 2018.

2nd Charger: Mastervolt battery charger 100 amp, 2010.

Inverter: Masscombi 24v/2500 – 60.

Balmer alternator on the main engine 24V for charging the service batteries.

Charging of the main engine start battery 12V is via Chargemaster Mastervolt 24/12-3

and the Mastervolt Ivo compact battery charger 12v (double system).


Sleeps 10 in 5 separate cabins.

Forepeak - with double bed.

Two similar twin cabins – with upper and lower beds (the two singles can be changed into one double bed, in both cabins).

Aft “owner cabin” with one double and one single bed.

One berth in the saloon, on starboard side.


All mattresses were renewed in 2012 & 2013.

Two heads - one aft en-suite to owner cabin. One located forward to port.

Both equipped with shower and electrical toilet.


The saloon still has the original handmade teak table and sofa, plus pilot berth on starboard.


The galley is equipped with stove, oven, fridge and freezer.


The original style navigation station has been equipped with up to date instruments.


Domestic equipment:

Eno 4 burner gas cooker with oven.

Galley worktops in Corian.

Washing Machine Candy, 2014, located in the master cabin’s wardrobe.


Entertainment equipment:

DVD player

CD player

Speakers in saloon and cockpit

iPod connection



4 x Raymarine I70 repeaters, 2014 – at aft cockpit above hatch to aft cabin

Raymarine autopilot control by helm port side

Raymarine A 65 Chart-plotter / AIS, 2014 – by helm port side

Raymarine C-80 Radar / Chart-plotter / AIS, 2010 – at chart table

Raymarine VHF, 2018 – at chart table

Radar scanner mounted on pole at aft deck

Lewmar hydraulic autopilot, 2014

Handheld Garmin GPS

Navtex unit

Iridium Satellite telephone (no connection or contract in place now)

Plastimo pedestal compass

2 x Garmin compasses (1 each side on coaming at cockpit)



Sparcraft aluminium mast with 3 sets of spreaders, new in 2009.

Mast is stepped on keel - chain-plates reinforced at the time and a new 10mm mast step made.

Stainless steel rod standing rigging.

Reckmann electric genoa furler (new 2019).

Removable inner forestay.

Quick 2-line reefing for mainsail.

Holmatro hydraulic system, for adjustment of: Boom-vang, Back-stay, Inner-forestay, & Outhaul (central control panel by helm).

Carbon spinnaker pole.

Aluminium Jockey pole.

Carbon bowsprit.

Hydraulic mast jack.


Mainsail, North Sails 3DI, 2017

Genoa II, 125 m2 North Sails 3DI, 2018

High aspect genoa III, 95 m2 North sails Dacron / Dyneema, 2018

*Gennaker A3, 300 m2 North Sails, 2018

Genoa IV, Cruising 50sq m in heavy Dacron, 2015

*Code Zero, 220 m2 North Sails, 2015

Cruising Genoa, 125 m2 Dacron (furling), 2013

*Spinnaker, 340 m2 North Sails, 2010

*Spinnaker, 220 m2 North Sails, 2010

Spinnaker Staysail, 50 m2 North Sails – on furler, 2010

Staysail, 50 m2 Dacron (goes on inner-forestay), 2010

Storm sails, Trisail and Storm jib, 2015


*Please note, of the above the following are in storage with sail maker:

- gennaker

- code zero

- 2 x spi’s small / large 




Zodiac tender 3.20 (2017) & Yamaha 15 hp 2 stroke outboard (2014).


Safety equipment: – (purchased to MCA rules but may not be all needed for future compliance)


Marinesafe Liferaft 8 persons

Ocean Safety Liferaft 8 persons

Secumar 150N x 10 Lifejackets

Quickfit 150N x 2 Lifejackets for children

Jonbuoy recovery module

2 x Raymarine Personal MOB transmitters



Bimini and frame

Sun awning


Mainsail cover

Cockpit and bridge-deck cushions

Winch covers



Boarding ladder

Deck shower (cockpit coaming port side)

Mooring lines.

Winch and pump handles.

Various spares as on board.

Fire extinguishers x 3



2 inflatable paddleboards

Snorkelling gear


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.


  • BuilderNautor Swan
  • LocationSpain
  • Built1976
  • Price£458,520
  • Length19.8 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Cabins5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Beam4.98 m
  • Max Draft3 m
  • Displacement34.8 tonnes
  • Water Tank Capacity300|liter
  • Fuel Tank Capacity400|liter

Contact Seller

Northrop and Johnson Spain
Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1 ª Palma de Mallorca Baleares 07015 Spain
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