• 1972 Swan: 43 – Bermudan Sloop
  • Designer: Olin Stephens/S&S
  • Built by Nautor Swan, Finland
  • LOA: 13.04m/42’8″
  • LOD: 13.04m/42’8″
  • LWL: 9.45m/31′
  • Beam: 3.55m/11’6″
  • Draft: 2.2m/7’2″



Designed by Rod and Olin Stephens ‘from the navigator’s seat upwards’ she is a Swan 43 – hull No 47 from 65 built. The Swan 43 was the second in the Swan range to be designed after the Swan 36.  Her sister ship ‘Casa Tete’ won the Admiral’s Cup in 1972.

Originally called ‘Caroan’, then ‘Gregal’ and now ‘Espalmador’.  After years of French ownership she was bought by Charles Blakeney and Peter Terell in 2008.  She has the original mast and the rig is unaltered.

Espalmador II won the best maintained Swan at the Swan European Cup in Porto Cervo in 2010.