Swan yachts are like seabirds. Nothing seems to keep them from soaring around the globe. So it was with Atem, the Nautor’s Swan 62 that last year took a break from back-to-back circumnavigations for a significant refit. The nearly 20-year old, 65-footer came to Lyman-Morse in Camden because we are a Nautor’s Swan-authorized service center.

The work included:

  • Rod rigging repairs and replacement for Atem’s roughly 85-foot spar.
  • Sanding and refinishing of its vast Nautor’s-trademark teak decking. 
  • Refitting and repair of the rudder bearings on its performance rudders. 
  • Corrosion abatement on its drop-down bow thruster. 
  • General cleaning, cosmetic and paint work. 

“This boat has always been managed by a single owner, with a young family and a professional skipper, who had just finished a trip around the world,” said Simon Castle, service manager for Lyman-Morse. “Before they went back out for another circumnavigation, we gave this terrific Swan a solid mid-life refit.”

“The work included a spiffy new Awlgrip top-coat in a highly glossy Majestic Blue.”

Here, then, are the highlight work-in-progress photos on Atem before she ships out for another lap around the planet. This was bright work indeed! 


  • loa 65.1'
  • beam 17.5'
  • draft 10.1'
  • displacement 71,650 lbs.
  • fuel capacity 160 gallons
  • water capacity 300 gallons
  • designed by German Frers
  • builder Nautor Swan
  • model Swan 62
  • year 2001
  • hull material GRP
  • boat engine Yanmar Diesel
  • horsepower 110 hp

2019-20 Refit


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