Swan 95 LOT99: Maxi sailing comfort
Monday, July 31, 2017 7:48 PM
The new Swan 95 LOT99 is a versatile, high performance yacht that combines superior cruising capabilities with the inimitable style and quality Nautor’s Swan is renowned for. Cutting-edge hull lines in elegant forms, sporting luxury and timeless class, such as only Frers and Nautor together know how.
The Swan 95 LOT99 features the semi raised saloon allowing panoramic views outside that has been a distinctive trait of the latest fast cruisers from Nautor.
With its protected cockpit, ample space for dining and entertaining, Nautor’s hallmark refined lines and voluminous interior, this yacht is well suited to extended cruising. This new Swan features distinctive lines with a plumb bow and wide stern. The Swan 95 boasts twin rudders to ensure she is responsive and maneuverable. This in combination with a lifting keel gives her a shallow draft of 3.3 m with the keel up and 5.5 m with the keel down providing versatility for finding nice harbors but still allowing powerful sailing.
The hull and deck of the Swan 95 are built from a female mould using full carbon sandwich construction for maximum stiffness, yet minimal weight.
The Swan 95 offers a generously proportioned interior with stylish accommodations: a luxurious main saloon with unparalleled views, a spacious and well-equipped galley and a large dedicated navigation area.
The Owner stateroom is positioned aft. There are three guest cabins that sleep two and two crew cabins. Each guest cabin is en-suite.
The engine room is positioned full beam under the main saloon for optimum onboard logistics and operation.
Swan 95 LOT99 was designed for experienced Swan owners and both were involved in the design of the interior. The brief was to create a yacht interior with the comfort of a home, yet seaworthy. Woodworking details, colours and materials have all been selected together with the owners to ensure a harmonious Swan interior; modern yet timeless.
LOT99 is has been specified both for easy cruising and fun racing. The hydraulic furling boom in combination with captive reel main sheet makes for effortless sail handling on this powerful yacht, with push-button control from the steering pedestal. Performance extras such as an integrated hydraulic furler for the code 0, removable bowsprit for gennakers, hydraulically adjustable jib car pullers and hydraulic traveler track will enable her owners to maximise her potential when in racing mode.
The center cockpit offers plenty of shelter for guest relaxation and with two extendable cockpit tables, this flexible area can be set up for sunbathing, a sumptuous alfresco dinner or, with tables and cushions removed, as a working pit for sails when racing.
Well separate from the guest cockpit, the aft sailing cockpit is designed for efficient handling of the yacht with all functions within reach. The ship’s control and monitoring system is also wired into the navigation screens at the pedestals enabling the helmsman to review key systems onboard (fuel, water, lights, generators, alarms and so on).
For perfect access to the water the hydraulically operated bathing platform is easily deployed with automatically extending steps down to the platform. The platform also serves as the launching area for the RIB which stows in the spacious tender garage.
The interior of LOT99 displays all the typical details that Swan yachts are known for but also introduces new elements and features of class-leading interior design. The recognizable laminated rounded profile on corners of bulkheads and furnitures shows Nautor´s care in providing an ergonomic and comfortable environment inside the yacht when on passage.
The interior joinery, including the floorboards, is all hand-crafted in European oak tinted with a special colour inspired by the water buffalo leather featured on many components. This delicate leather colour is named "Tundra Titanium" - grey with a hint of green and is definitely a first for Nautor. The leathers and joinery complement each other perfectly with the wood grain felt through the satin varnish finish and the leather allowed to age over time and develop a beautiful patina. The overall material palette is muted with soft furnishings in natural colours together with white padded headboards.
Special attention has been paid to the lighting with consultancy from Lighting Design International. Pre-programmed lighting scenarios in each cabin are provided with just the push of a button.
Entering the semi-raised saloon, you are welcomed by an embracing space, inviting you to spend time onboard and enjoy life at sea. Port side of the saloon is a dedicated dining area with U-shaped sofa upholstered in a light herrringbone Loro Piana fabric. The table can be lowered and cushions added to create a large relaxing area. A TV on the aft bulkhead and top quality integrated sound system provide diverting entertainment when guests wish to wind down below deck.
To starboard, an L-shaped sofa upholstered in the same herringbone fabric creates a lounge area where the convertible coffee table transforms into an ottoman or can feature a leather upholstered tray. A navigation station is also located to starboard, featuring a leather upholstered instrument panel. The central feature of the saloon is the lifting keel trunk upholstered in full grain water buffalo leather with matching stitching.
The general arrangement places the owner´s cabin aft using the wide hull shape to create a beautiful full-beam stateroom with centerline berth, lounge sofa to starboard and desk on port. A private deck companionway is also a key feature. There are leather upholstered niches on the forward bulkhead providing symmetrical placement for TV and artwork.
Indirect illumination enhances the white panelling outboard, where powered wooden venetian blinds can be lowered to change the ambience and reduce the natural light from the large hull windows, through which beautiful outboard vistas can be enjoyed.
Two twin guest cabins are located aft amidships and a third guest cabin with queen size berth is located forward of the saloon.
The foreship is dedicated to crew and services, a large galley with a bar style crew mess with natural light from a hull window becomes another social area. Accommodation for four crewmembers is placed forward of the galley where also the crew companionway is located. En-suite bathrooms are furnished with the same wood and colour scheme as rest of the cabins to ensure a uniform look throughout the yacht. The sinks are custom moulded in Corian and faucets and shower fittings are from timeless Vola collections. Bathroom cabin doors are semi-transparent with wooden battens revealing a hint of light from the bathrooms.