Nautor’s Swan 120 is going to debut these days at the Monaco Yacht Show 2021. This event has been paved by the launch of the new Swan 88, the first Swan with hybrid propulsion, and the Swan 108 last Spring.
Announced at the same show in 2018, the Swan 120 project has now been officially launched at the Monaco Yacht Show. The sail yacht tradition features a fully custom interior, which for this first hull has a Mark Whiteley signature.
The naval architecture is signed by Germán Frers, house designer for Nautor’s Swan since the early 1980s. A fresh, influential element in the longstanding collaboration between Argentinean flair and Finnish build-prowess, is the interior design contribution of Genovese architect, Misa Poggi.
The stem features the typical Germán Frers sheerline, the hull lines sweep gently aft. From around the mid-point, the smooth rocker in the hull rises to the stern with dynamic quarters above the waterline. The hull design carries almost all of the maximum beam right aft, a concept that delivers form stability when heeled and at the same time creates generous volume below.
At deck level, the foredeck leads aft to the coach roof of the raised saloon, which blends into the cockpit area. The design conceals an electrically controlled bimini top and sprayhood, which disappears into a completely flush coach roof cassette when not in use.
At anchor, the cockpit area transforms into a lounge space with versatile deck sofas, convertible into a dining area. Following the philosophy of other designs in the Maxi Swanline, the Swan 120 also offers ‘aisle seats’ to enhance both the sailing and leisure experience.
Aft of the deck lounge is a clean deck space, sheltered by the coamings, which runs to behind the steering pedestals with ‘aero-seating’. In-between the helming stations, it is possible to incorporate a ‘snug-island’, which provides protected access to the aft accommodation.
The stern section features a transom that folds down hydraulically to form a teak-decked swim platform and reveal spacious garage housing a tender of 4.5 metres and other toys of choice. Once the tender is launched, the area becomes available for watersports, sunbathing and dining.
The interior design by architect Misa Poggi lays on two principal concepts: the Owner Aft and Owner Forward. Both Owner stateroom configurations offer three guest cabins, each with an ensuite bathroom. The materials employed are Italian textiles and leathers.
The saloon is accessed from the deck via a 1.8m wide companionway door constructed of curved glass. Both full-beam, comprehensively-appointed owner’s suite options feature Misa Poggi’s stylish design touches with ensuite facilities and the possibility of a walk-in wardrobe.
In addition to the Owner’s stateroom, there are three ensuite guest cabins envisaged, one double and two twins, along with three twin crew cabins, also ensuite. In both layouts, for privacy, the galley and laundry are positioned close to the crew quarters.
Amidships is a spacious saloon, featuring a lounge area to port and a dining suite to starboard. A saloon layout option is available featuring a large hull window adjacent to daybeds.
(Swan 120 debut at Monaco Yacht Show – barchemagazine.com – September 2021)