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2019-11-03 at 9:55:59 PM GMT
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SOLD - 2003 Beneteau 393 Oceanis Clipper

Arctic Swan II

                       For Sale


One of the best blue water cruisers ever built!









11.98 m. / 39’’3”

3.98m /13'

1.9 m. / 6.2’

fin keel

Fairwinds Marina, Nanoose Bay, BC


Arctic Swan II, built in France by Beneteau, is considered by many to be one of the very best 'Bluewater Cruisers'. She was purchased new in 2003, spent five and a half years cruising the Mediterranean Sea, down the African coast to the Canary Islands and across Atlantic Ocean to St Lucia.  She was then sailed north to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and transported by truck/trailer to Vancouver B.C.  Since 2009 she has cruised the B.C. coast and has sailed approximately 20,000 nautical miles. Canadian duties, GST and B.C. PST were paid upon landing in Vancouver.

- Colours:  hull-white, deck-white, bottom-red               

- Berths: 6 pcs; Private cabins: 2                

- Beneteau laminate floor


Major upgrades (at factory or during commissioning) to the standard model:

1.      Replaced the 40 HP Westerbeke engine with a 55 HP Volvo marine deisel

2.      The 2 primary Lewmar #48 winches changed to #56's

3.      The #30 winch on the starboard doghouse moved to Port and starboard location replaced with a # 40x Lewmar Ocean Electric winch

4.      Two extra foresail halyards, a mainsail halyard, a gennaker halyard, a halyard for the gennaker pole, and a topping lift to the stern end of the boom.  Nine stoppers at the cockpit.

5.      The foresail and main both furl, and

6.      The offshore sized gennaker has a snuffer.

7.      Removable inner forestay and 8 sq. metre storm sail

8.      The internal power is 120 volt AC regulated with a 2000 watt Prosine Xantrix inverter / charger with all internal plug-ins being 120 volt

9.      The fixed three-blade prop was put to reserve and a Flexofold three bladed folding prop installed.

10.  A stainless steel line cutter installed on the prop-shaft.  (**this has been temporarily removed but is available)

11.  An Icom 802 SSB radio & 410 ICom Antennae tuner, remote to the nav-station to a Pactor MODEM 3 and to a 50' aft port backstay antenna.

12.  All instruments are Raymarine and inter-connected. All values are remoted to a Raymarine Tridata readout at the nav station AND at the binnacle.

13.  Also at the nav station are the controls for the Prosine 2000 watt inverter/charger, the Icom 500 series VHS, the Icom 802 SSB and Pactor 3 Modem.

14.  A SPECTRA Watermaker 150 (reverse osmosis) was installed under the seat in the salon and a number replacement parts were bought in reserve (even a new membrane – still unused).

15.  An EPERB GPS satellite distress beacon is included. This needs to be registered to the new owner.

16.  A Raymarine St 60+ autopilot with a size larger hydraulic pump and ram were installed.

17.  Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS Receiver

18.  Boarding ladder (passerelle)- a ‘must have’ for ‘Med mooring’.

19.  Holding tanks for two toilets added, and Jabsco locking seals for each toilet.

20.  Stainless steel ARCH at the stern with 3 supports, holding solar panels, wind generator, auxiliary VHF antennae, and davits to hold passerelle or to raise dinghy

21.  Two x 75 watt Siemens solar panels (hard)

22.  Air Breeze (formerly AirX) wind generator

23.  Heating:  hot water Espar system added in 2009.


Mechanical Equipment:

- Volvo 55 HP diesel with a manual engine shut off.  Engine thoroughly serviced in 2016 including injectors.

- Reinforced cutlass bearing

- 100-amp Belmar alternator and regulator

- 2000 watt Prosine charger / inverter with all functions and readouts remoted to the nav station.  

- Engine instruments include gauges for RPM, fuel, and 12 v. charge light, oil pressure light, engine hour counter and water temperature light.

- Flexofold propeller


- Electric anchor windless by Leroy-Somer.  Operated by foot at the bow or remotely from the binnacle.

- Main anchor is an 18 kg Britany anchor with 50 metres re chain and 50 metres of 12 mm nylon anchor rode.

- Two reserve (stern or storm) anchors: a 10 kg Britany anchor with 30 metres of chain and a #35 Fortress 10 kg, large fluke mud and sand magnesium/aluminum anchor.

- Most lights now converted to LEDs, including running and masthead lights.


Sails and Rigging:

 - furling main sail

- furling genoa 135% with Furlex furing gear

- offshore 170% 2 oz. multi-coloured North Sail gennaker with Flying Arctic Swan

- 8 sq. metre ‘day-glow pink’ storm sail with its own removable inner forestay

- stainless steel life lines replaced in 2016 with original hardware

- winches otherwise stated, with 3 winch handles (2 metal, one fibreglass (floating)) all locking



- IC-M 810 RT SSB with removable FP and IC-AT 140 SSB antenna tuner

- WeatherFax 2000

- IC-M503 VHF marine transceiver

- 4kw Raymarine Radome with WALTZ Radar levelling system #161 and Raymarine Pathfinder radar scanner

- Raymarine ST 60 TriData Repeater

- Raymarine ST 6001+ autopilot (Raymarine Type 150/400 autopilot system, with ST 600R handheld autopilot control unit (remote)

- Balmar 912 – 100A alternator for Beneteau 393 with Volvo motor

- Xantrax alternator regulator 84-2006-01 with Xantrex ‘Zap-stop’ 84-6001-00

- PROsine 2000 inverter/charger

- Air Breeze Air-X wind generator

- FlexCharge NC25A

- SCS Pactor Modem

- Raymarine Raystar 120 and 112LP GPS Receivers

- Raymarine hsb2 Plus Series Color LCD Display

- Spectra Ventura 150 Delux Watermaker

- Siemens solar panels 2 x 75 W

- Ronstan Backstay Insulators (2) size: 9/32

- Guest-Dynaplate ground plate size:  18 x 6 x ½”

- Lewmar Ocean Electric winch #40x

- Raymarine Wind Vane with Raymarine ST60 Wind Instruments

- EPIRB – GPS (will need to be re-registered)


The SSB system enables the downloading of Grib files for weather prediction.  Urgent or emergent calls can be “patched through” to make the needed call (simplex). Arctic Swan II has a top of the line Raymarine navigation system with C-map Map Vector Charts (included). The RADAR can be viewed alone or superposed over the chart that makes passages much safer. The radar, Vector charts and depth sounder all have multiple and adjustable warning functions.  Recommended purchase would be a transponder.

Power Supply

Arctic Swan II was built for us in France, where the land based power is mostly 220 v. 50 Hz as is the case in almost all of Europe, so we elected to install both 120 v. 60 Hz and 220 v. 50Hz, both feeding an isolating transformer and the 120 v. exiting the transformer was run to a 2000 watt charger / inverter which gave us safe cheap 12 v, and 120 v ac. We also have two more sources of power.  We mounted two 75-watt solar panels on the Arch. They are also tipable to 45 deg (Forward & Aft) and a wind generator Western Wind Power (formally X 10).

 4 x Trojan golf cart batteries and l x Magna Charge 12 volt deep cycle (cranking) battery.  All batteries connected through a Common Buss system.

Safety and Miscellaneous:

Boat hook with snap-shackle attachment,

hot & cold shower on the swim grid/transom with folding ladder 

Six person offshore life raft.

Teak cockpit table,

Liferaft (needs repacking)

Dodger, bimini (and connecting piece)

Unmounted all frequency receiver (VHF/SSBAM/FM/Cassette Player)

LED lights throughout except for aft cabin

Sharp microwave oven


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Last edited September 17, 2020
2019-12-14 at 12:03:46 AM GMT
Posts: 1
Hi Kate,

How many hours on the engine?

Do you have any more photos?



2020-01-31 at 11:48:31 PM GMT
Posts: 2
Sorry I missed your email - thought it would contact me directly as I do not check this every day!
If you are still interested, I can send more photos and check the engine hours...

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