Cannes Yachting Festival: Nautor’s Swan presents its Jewels Of The Crown
Friday, August 9, 2019 6:28 PM
At the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019, the new Swan 48 will be presented in a worldwide première together with her sister models the Swan 65 and the Swan 78.
Nautor’s Swan is, at the moment, one of the most active yards with 3 new models launched in 2019, the Swan 48, with 20 units sold, the Swan 65 with 7 units sold and the Club Swan 36, with 14 units sold, and 3 Maxi Swans under construction, yet to be launched . These complete an impressive record in Maxis sales, totaling 5 units, with Swan 120 and ClubSwan 125 in addition. These successes confirm Nautor’s process of expansion covering cruising performance yachts to innovative and advanced racing yachts. The full range includes also the best sellers racing One Design ClubSwan 50, the Swan54 and the Swan 78. But the novelties are not finished!
CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL
Nautor’s Swan will be welcoming its guests in Port Canto, the brand new area which brings together sailing boats, monohulls and multihulls in a exceptional and dedicated location.
Starting from this boat show, we entrusted the renowned Architect Misa Poggi with producing the concept for the Swan stand, located in Sail 156, coming from a deep understanding of the company values and mission.
This very successful partnership was born a couple of years ago, with the new concept of Swan 48 and Swan 98 and 120 interior design, translating the iconic Swan style into contemporary solutions, respecting the values and the heritage of the brand.
During this edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, in addition to Misa Poggi, Nautor’s Swan is partnering with very exclusive brands: Bottega Conticelli with its luxury leather accessories, known for their unique style and quality, representing Italian excellence, will be part of our décor; Braid’s furniture, made from natural fibers, wood and aluminum, and following the antique artisan
traditions and skills of the ‘Made in Italy’, have been chosen to decorate the stand and finally, Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums is giving us the scents of Tuscany with the new Tuscan Souls fragrances.
Nautor’s Swan is planning a thrilling and exciting event season for the next years.
The racing calendar for the next 4 years has been already revealed. Next 8-12 October 2019 the bi-annual Nations Trophy event, will be held in Palma de Mallorca which is committed to revitalizing the concept of competition between nations, maintaining the spirit of gentlemanly competition.
The Swan One Design includes the new ClubSwan 36, for her début, ClubSwan 50, ClubSwan 42 and Swan 45 Classes.
Other appointments in 2020 are in Northern Europe, with the Swan European Regatta which will take place in Turku on July 7th and in US, after last June’s success, we will organize the Swan American Regatta, again in Newport (RI) with the professional and inimitable support of the NYYC.
Next September, from 7th to 13th we will of course be waiting for you for the unmissable engagement with the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo.
In addition, the boat show season following on from Cannes, will see us participating to I Saloni Nautici di Genova, (Genoa, September 19th – 24th), with the Swan 48, 65 and 78, the Monaco Yacht Show (September 25th – 28th), with our flagship Swan 115 – Highland Fling 15; the Annapolis Boat Show (Annapolis, (USA, October 10th to 14th) with Swan 48 for her US Première; the Boot (Duesseldorf, January 18th to 26th, 2020) and more is yet to come.
Mr Enrico Chieffi, Vice President of Nautor Holding, will give a complete overview of the 2019 – 2023 events calendar on the occasion of the Nautor’s Swan Press Conference, on September 11th at the Hotel Majestic in Cannes.
BOATS ON DISPLAY
SWAN 48 – THE MYTH IS BACK
One can safely say that the Swan 48 is a new model created from the work of a team of experts, and she offers the best equipment and material specifications and solutions available in the market. The equipment and tanks are low in the bottom of the hull and close to the longitudinal centre of buoyancy. The angle of positive stability is in the order of 120 degrees.
The displacement reflects the quality of the construction and the equipment dedicated to provide best comfort on board. A yacht that will be safe, a pleasure to sail, will have an easy motion at sea due to the form stability and moderate ballast of the three keel options available, standard, shallow and racing. Following the latest larger models, the new design shows no distortion on the stern sections, the deck beam has been carried all the way back to the transom in combination with a twin rudder arrangement. Positive control shallow rudder draft and extra sailing length are some of the advantages of this design. A well illuminated, massive interior volume where every one of the three cabins and two toilets, that include separate showers has been carefully developed in detail by the interior designer. On deck there are separate areas for relaxing and sail handling. All halyards and sails are controlled from the cockpit and the tails stowed in dedicated bins. Protection from the elements is given by the spray hood mounted in combination with the bimini. The lazarette is large enough to accommodate and stow a fully inflated 2.80 meter tender. For those interested in racing at the Corinthian level there is a performance package available from Nautor, including a racing keel, a square top mainsail, carbon fibre mast and rigging, long bowsprit, upgraded deck gear together with recommendations to remove some of the cruising oriented equipment like the gen set”.
SWAN 65 - CRUISING AND RACING VERSATILITY
The Swan 65 is a modern performance cruising yacht perfectly conceived for safe, comfortable cruising with family and friends, but equally capable of being specified as a top-level racer. Designed by Germán Frers, this mid-sized yacht enhances Nautor’s existing “performance bluewater” line of yachts, following the same design philosophy and parameters as her larger sister, the Swan 78.
With pen put on paper, Germán Frers created a concept of the Swan 65, taking inspiration from the Sparkman & Stephens project of 1972: beautiful, trustworthy, comfortable and fast.
“We have strived to conserve her softness and harmony of the earlier relatives avoiding hard unruly behavior. She is new, clean and modern, without being tied up to any short-lived fashion.”- states Germán Frers.
With its clever deck layout, the Swan 65 is suitable to be managed by a family crew with or without a professional skipper. The deck ergonomics also allow the Swan 65 to be raced efficiently with a full competitive crew. The Swan 65 is designed for dynamic sailors looking for high-quality, performance and flexibility with no compromise on comfort or safety. This multipurpose yacht is perfectly equipped for regattas, bluewater cruising or a leisure stopover, with the possibility to upgrade racing options and personalize the interior layout.
SWAN 78 - FAST, SAFE, EASY TO CONTROL AND COMFORTABLE AT SEA
Nautor´s know-how and experience in racing and cruising yachts have been incorporated into this new blue-water Swan 78 from the pen of German Frers. Her length has been deliberately contained in order to meet the EC 24.00 meters length overall limitation, and her hull form is beamy and very powerful. Modern hull lines, with a flared stern above the waterline, twin rudders and a telescopic keel make the Swan 78 a performance yacht capable of fast long-distance cruising, or an ideal home-from-home for relaxing onboard in privacy with friends and family.
The bespoke performance package includes a longer bowsprit, ECsix carbon rigging, halyard locks, a square-top mainsail with running backstays, a mainsheet traveller and additional powered winches on the coachroof.
Otherwise, keel options include deep telescopic lifting, fixed deep and fixed shallow possibilities yet always maintaining stability. The twin rudder configuration and standard sail plan remain constants.
Hull and bulkheads are in prepreg glass/carbon, deck and structures in full carbon epoxy sandwich with Corecell foam core, vacuum and oven cured.
The design is a masterly mix of curved lines and multifaceted surfaces, with 360 degrees windows and a generous coachroof that doubles up as a sunbathing area. The recessed sprayhood and the large bimini keep guests always well protected in a cockpit/lounge.
The layout has been optimised for shorthanded sailing with five standard powered winches close to the twin helm stations, and all lines lead aft below deck from the mast. A large opening transom with a huge swim platform creates a perfect teak-decked ‘beach’ over four meters wide.
Forward of the mast the deck is completely uncluttered, an expanse of pure teak that ends at the forepeak with the large locker for the anchoring system.
To provide the most flexibility and satisfy any possible owners’ requirement, the interiors of the Swan 78 are offered in two exclusive and different layouts: Owner Forward (OF) and Owner Aft (OA).