The first luxury yacht inaugurates a "swan" reaffirming the quality of the Nautor brand's ethics

An elegant and light interior in a ClubSwan 50

Nautor's Swan is present in 31 countries and has 44 sales offices and two offices – in Pietersaari and Florence. The company divides its activities between Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Americas and Asia (Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong). And just as regional managers deal with regions, product line managers oversee product lines. Peter Naeyé is happy to take care of most of the fleet – at least in the waterline length. Swan started his story at 36 feet, but the last Maxi Swan from this iconic shipyard floats on its perfect lines at 98 feet.

"Throughout the concept, we were aware that it had to be a true swan with a mind-blowing look."

As if we had already seen one that was less beautiful? The Maxi Swans are destined to participate in the biggest events like the Rolex Swan Cup and the other superyacht regattas. According to Naeyé, they combine nuances of "superior quality" with all the comforts you expect from a designer such as German Frers. You can even install a 4m tender in the garage of a Swan 98. Brothers has designed 43 boats for Swan since 1981, and it's clear, it's a relationship that works well. Quite modestly, he describes the Swan 98 as "pleasant on board, offering comfort, safety and performance at the same time". Four interior options designed by Misa Poggi and Swan Heini Gustaffson, two different configurations (front / rear owner) make it a boat that will suit all those who have the good taste to enjoy it. A Maxi Swan 120 should also be launched soon.

"The quintessence of style and luxury."

Hey, it's impossible not to use superlatives when talking about swans, but anyone who already knows the boats – and especially those who went to the yard in Finland and saw them being built – understands perfectly. The company has long been a defender of cruise performance.

Nobody wants to travel so slowly that a passage becomes a test, as elegant as it is. These boats are fortunately able to make you travel around the world and that is exactly what they are intended for. Swan's long-distance cruisers are "not just a pretty line." The product line leader in charge of the "Swan" line is Vanni Galgani, who handles the Swan 54, 60, 65 and 78 models. " Everyone knows that Swan builds beautiful yachts, but the best part is what you do not see, "he says. This means that an obsessive attention to detail is built into the construction of each swan and that each of them will take you where you want it.

A ClubSwan 125 photographed at the "pipe organ" of Cape Raoul, Tasmania

The Swan 54 is one of Frers' German favorites: "It's a boat for anyone with deep sea experience and a taste for cruising the blue waters with their family and friends. friends, or young people who wish to live the adventure. "For something a little more spacious, take a look at the recently launched Swan 78 – one of them having recently become the star of the Cannes Yachting Festival, while her sister ship was making waves at the Rolex Swan Cup and the Genoa Boat Show. With 23.7m in total, this boat fits perfectly in the EC 24.00m category. It is a pleasure boat with its owner in the sense of the law. Much of Nautor's experience in racing and cruising yachts has been devoted to this beauty of Bluewater and the result is exemplary. Glass / carbon pre-impregnated, telescopic keel, two rudders, motor winches and a large opening transom with a huge swim platform: everything is there.

Some Swan aficionados will still want an S & S Swan 65, probably the most iconic boat ever produced by this flawless shipyard. It's a hard act to follow, but Frers is inspired by the 1972 S & S classic and has updated the concept of "handsome, trustworthy, comfortable and fast".

The all new Swan 65 is clean and modern, without being bound by any ephemeral fashion statement. All swans are designed for performance and all swans are designed for safety and comfort. The secret lies in the mix: many designers and yards have tried to perfect the concept of true cruiser, but with this 65 foot, it is simply possible that Nautor's Swan and Frers have put their finger on it.

Her little sister, the Swan 60, was first produced in 2009 and has become a point of reference for yachts over 60 feet. Once again, Frers and Swan created a boat with a dual personality, although (thankfully) both sides of the character coexist very happily. Cruises and races do not have to be mutually exclusive. The perfectly aligned bridges make this boat a working place for a racing crew. A creative technical design such as the retractable anchor roller for which she is also a cruiser.

The mixture is homogeneous and it is not difficult to imagine an afternoon later at anchor, when the crew will meet for an aperitif after the race, before retiring downstairs for a dinner in a perfect comfort and luxury. Nautor's Swan caused a sensation in 2016 by presenting both a new designer, a new design and a new direction for the shipyard. Juan Kouyoumdjian's ClubSwan 50 was the boat that prompted people to ask "where does Swan go?" And led the company to think and then redefine itself. ClubSwan is the unmixed performance segment of the Swan range. It includes the ClubSwan 50, a 125 (under construction) and the 36. All boats are designed by Juan K. Phillippe Oulhen is the PLL of the ClubSwan line. He says, "Swan has been running since the creation of the brand. Tarantella is distinguished on racetracks and created the brand. We all know that if you scratch a cruiser, there is a rider under! We wanted to further develop the Swan competition side with a real thoroughbred race boat. It had to be big enough to be noticed, small enough to be efficiently managed by a crew of 12 people maximum, and presented to the world as a strict One Design class. "The result was the ClubSwan 50: an instant success and a great way to mark the 50th anniversary of Nautor's Swan.

The ClubSwan 50 is at the forefront of racing boat design. With its debut at the Rolex Swan Cup in 2016 and now more than 25 boats launched, it's a boat that has captivated the world of sailing imagination. From the inverted prow to the Carbon and Sprint Tech carbon and pre-impregnated hull and deck, the "tuber" rudders paired with the carbon steering boxes … a combination of Juan K's imagination and the highly skilled construction team of Swan produced a weight of 8,200 kg. -footer to take on the world.

Haromi, Swan 78, hull number 001, was delivered directly from the shipyard to the Rolex Swan Cup of Porto Cervo, Sardinia

The Nations Trophy is an exclusive Swan One Design regatta, which includes the ClubSwan 50, Swan 45 and ClubSwan 42 fleets. This is a biennial event specifically to "revitalize the concept of competition between nations" . The 2017 regatta in Palma de Mallorca has proved to be very popular and Swan has quickly extended the concept to the League of Nations – a circuit of events in the Mediterranean and the United States, aimed at promoting the "l & # 39; 39 spirit of competition between Swan owners, from one year to the next. "The events of the 2018 League included the Monaco and Scarlino Swan OD regattas, the Rolex Giraglia Cup and the Copa del Ray in Palma.

But that's not all. After the almost instant success of the ClubSwan 50, comes the ClubSwan 125. This concept is simple: a racing supermaxi designed to be the fastest afloat. When launched in 2019, the CS125 will be different from any other racing boat.

"The owner's total confidence and his desire to create a high-performance superyacht are the perfect ingredients for a designer. We can not have a better environment and I think we are doing something that will mark a turning point in the world of sailing, "said Kouyoumdjian.

"Only the Nautor Swan, with his legacy and experience, could have accepted this type of challenge," adds Enrico Chieffi, vice president of Nautor's Swan. "We have assembled the best consultants to create a world-class technical team capable of handling all aspects of this complex new yacht." The ClubSwan 125 explores completely new ways in yacht design, especially with the revolutionary Juan K C Leaves that are also an integral part of the recently unveiled ClubSwan 36 concept (June) in St Tropez.

And this – the CS 36 – is the last boat of this little story. "36 feet is a nice echo of Swan's first masterpiece, Tarantella," says Chieffi. When Nautor management began looking for a concept to become an entry-level boat smaller than the CS50, which was an immediate success, the choice was made. It's a c-foil, it's a pocket driver and not a sport boat. Deep drifts prevent a boat from taking leeway when operating a pendulum hold, but they become very high drifts in the "up" position. Imagine a C-shaped sheet that crosses the hull of the boat from one side to the other and never appears above the deck. The design of Juan K indicates that such a sheet provides lateral resistance at lower speeds, and then a lifting force as the speed increases. It's not about trying to create a completely watertight boat like an AC45 or a Moth, but to give the hull a long enough life to reduce drag and increase speed. Swan expects there will be a CS36 division in the Nations Cup in 2019.

After half a century, Nautor's Swan shows no signs of slowing or resting on its laurels. It's a company that has been a leader in performance and quality and has stayed there ever since. It's a company that has fostered the pleasure of owning one of their boats by cultivating sporting and social events in the form of the Swan Club.

And now, the company has taken a step further by creating a brand new range of boats, the ClubSwan OD, without losing sight of Bluewater's heritage of quality, comfort, safety and performance. for which the company has been famous for so long.

Chieffi reminds us that "a swan is always a swan. A swan has a reputation of which we are extremely proud and that we work very hard to maintain. Perhaps during construction, boats will gain some of the quality of the ethereal light that surrounds them in the summer. They may be assuming some of the intensity of the long, dark winter days. Anyway, the boats built by Nautor's Swan at 63 N have a special quality: they are among the best boats in the world.

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