Nautor’s has launched the new maxi designed whose interiors were designed by German Frers and Misa Poggi. There are three models under construction at the same time. The other two Swan 98 will be completed in the coming months.
The distinctive elements that have always characterized the production of the Finnish yard are all present: quality in construction and materials and design by German Frers.
The consequence is that the new 98 has already sold three units while it was still on paper. The first was launched in recent weeks, but the other two are already under construction.
The location is still the same or rather the renovated Pietarsaari headquarters in Finland, where dozens and dozens of people work on each new boat. The quality of construction, as well as the workers and the structure, is also the result of the choice of materials. The hull and deck are made with a pre preg of carbon fiber that gives rigidity to the structure, containing the weight. And, in fact, with a hull measuring just under thirty meters in length overall, the displacement is less than 64 tonnes.
This new Swan 98 joins the Maxi series of the yard which already includes the 120. Going down in “size” there is the Swan Yachts range from 48 to 78 and the ClubSwan with 36, 50, and 125. Also, this new Frers model maintains the family feeling typical of Swan. The boats are always distinguishable, there is no need to write on the stern or the sides which brand they belong to, but, despite this, there is no one like the other.
They are real semi-customs because there are many options, both for the sail plan and the deck, and, above all, for the interior layouts. You can choose where to place the owner’s cabin, which is equipped with three guest cabins, in addition to all those for the captain and crew.
The interior design has been signed by Misa Poggi, who offers four different layouts: Timeless Classic, Traditional Navy, Wine Cowes, and Spirit of Finland. The water lines promise good under sail performance, without forgetting comfort and space for comfortable sailing since this new Swan is also designed to sail all over the world. At the stern, in addition to a large bathing platform, there is space for a garage that can accommodate a four-meter tender.
Project: German Frers (naval and deck architecture) and Misa Poggi (interiors)
Hull: Length overall 29.60m – Length at waterline 26.63m – Maximum beam 6.97m – Standard draft 4.40m – Draught with telescopic keel 3.20/4.90m – Dry displacement 63,900 kg – Ballast 22,000 kg
(Swan 98, the video of Nautor’s 30 meter – Barchemagazine.com – July 2020)