With the launch of the new ClubSwan 80, and the progress of the Swan 88 – the first Swan with hybrid propulsion and the Swan 108 announced last Spring, Nautor Swan is entering in the superyacht segment with a new project: the Swan 128
The new Swan 128 project announced at The Monaco Yacht Show is already taking shape at the BTC yard in Pietarsaari. The announcement was made on the occasion of a conference hosted by Justin Ratcliffe with a panel comprised of the resident Swan designer, Germàn Frers, Lucio Micheletti, Misa Poggi all representing the performance blue-cruiser and Juan K and Mario Pedol for the ClubSwan 80.
Intended to be competitive at the top level of professional regatta racing, the ClubSwan 80 possesses the Swan racing DNA coming with twin rudders, canting keel, rotating canard and retractable bowsprit, while the interior offers the prospect of a ‘second life’ as a fast sports cruising yacht.
As a key component in the ClubSwan Racing concept originally envisioned by Nautor Group President Leonardo Ferragamo, the ClubSwan 80 was made reality by the combined effort of Giovanni Pomati and Enrico Chieffi, Nautor Group’s CEO and Senior Advisor respectively, yacht designer Juan Kouyoumdjian, yacht builder Marcello Persico, the CEO of Persico Marine, and interior designer Mario Pedol of Nauta Design.
Racing has been in Nautor Swan’s DNA since the very beginning and the brand’s thrilling regattas are the most eagerly awaited events by Swan owners.
SWAN 88 AND SWAN 108
The Swan 88 and Swan 108 are based on an evolution of the brand’s previous popular yachts but with the addition of various innovative features never seen before on a Swan, like a beach area. These new models, in an advanced state of construction, see the cooperation of a team of international designers, Germàn Frers, Misa Poggi and Lucio Micheletti. The three designers together create an extraordinary design due to the experience they gained in different fields and the knowledge of the maxi world.
The aims of the new design do not differ from those already envisaged for the 108, the smaller sister yacht, with extra care and attention given to certain key qualities. Firstly, performance and handling: German Frers has enriched its endless know-how with a specific CFD analysis commissioned to industry leader Cape Horn Engineering, to test and optimise the shape of the canoe body in all dynamic sailing conditions.
Secondly, aesthetics: the design was carefully studied and enhanced thanks to a stimulating exchange with all the parties involved, especially in terms of the relationship between the hull and superstructure, the latter being particularly agile and sporty despite the semi-raised saloon layout. And finally, the owner’s quarters in the interior layout, with a large area of the foreship entirely dedicated to the owner with no design constraints in terms of shape or structure, allowing the space to be customised and to make each yacht one of a kind.
(Nautor Swan enters the superyachts segment with a complete range – barchemagazine.com – October 2022)