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New Swan 48: The Myth is Back

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New Swan 48
New Swan 48

One of the most iconic Swans ever was born in 1971 under this number: the mythical Swan 48. Like any Swan, she was born to be a perfect family cruiser, capable of sailing around the world in total safety and comfort.
Today, almost forty years after the original one, it's time for another mythical Swan 48…

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In brief
Features
A real timeless beauty in a modern style, Germán Frers design
Easy to manage by a couple
Able to guarantee good family living space with privacy
Fast cruiser and good racer under ORC/IRC
Owner Forward layout, 3 cabins and 2 heads with 2 showers
Options for owner cabin, chart table and aft port cabin layouts 
Hull
Overall length below 15 metres (14,75 m/48,4 ft), std draft 2,40 m, height above WL 23,71 m
Latest Frers bluewater cruiser/racer hull generation, inspired by modern Ocean racers = more performing, powerful, balanced, stable, safe
More volume throughout
Good bilge volumes below waterline, space for tanks and systems = all loads concentrated below floor and amidships, very low CG
Twin rudders layout = less draft, more control, perfectly designed for this kind of hull
 
Sail Plan
Latest generation sailplan, mast well aft, on top of keel
Good balance between main and fore triangle
Up to 4 possible forestays Gennaker, Code 0, Jib, Staysail
Long standard bowsprit, suitable for Asymmetric as well as for anchor roller
Optional self tacking track for Staysail or for Jib
Mainsail sheet with two different solutions for cruising and racing
  
Deck
New Coachroof style, long and typically Swan, but with the same language as 65 & 78. Will be the style for all the future Swans below 60 ft
Soft and rounded shapes, long coamings to protect the whole cockpit
Spacious cockpit with standard big table removable for racing, seats for 6/8
Large integrated sprayhood with rigid recessed housing
Steering: handy winches, foldable footrest, seat on top of coamings
Big swimming platform, storage on lazarette, benches lockers, forepeak
Dedicated sunbathing area on coachroof with recessed space for cushions
Optional tender garage layout and fittings in the lazarette
 
Interior
3 levels of cabin: owner forward with private head, aft VIP stb and guest port
2 comfortable heads, both with large separate shower compartments
Large saloon area with 3 levels of natural light sources, incl. std hull windows
Galley with 360° layout, domestic size fridge and good storage volumes
3 chart table layouts, flipper style, forward facing with seat and storage or sofa
Engine room with space for optional genset and good accessibility
Interior style based on concept of moods
 
Construction
Glass and foam core sandwich, vinylester resin, vacuum infusion, postcured, gelcoat finishing
2 composite 100% watertight bulkheads.
Standard 9 mm teak on sideways, cockpit and platform
Maxi style toerail, with space for principal deck gear
Massively constructed, oversized bottom structure
All tanks and most of the loads on the bottom of the boat
Carefully assembled, accessible in every part, no compromise on quality
Standard interior in European Oak

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