Nautor Swan announces new superyacht offering: Swan 128
Nautor Swan has launched a new superyacht project, the Swan 128, and has signalled its ‘ambition to conquer the superyacht segment’.
The new Swan 128 project, announced at The Monaco Yacht Show, is already taking shape at the BTC yard in Pietarsaari, where the hull plug is completed.
The announcement follows news of the new ClubSwan 80, the progress of the Swan 88 – the first Swan with hybrid propulsion and the Swan 108, which was announced last spring.
The Nautor Swan 128 is the latest to emerge from the Swan Maxi division, which ‘brings together the skills and craftsmanship founded from Nautor’s boatbuilding tradition, the innovation of new technical solutions and the ability to create custom solutions meeting the customers’ needs’. The company says this approach clearly signals an ambition to conquer the superyacht segment.
For the Swan 128, resident Swan designer, Germàn Frers, commissioned industry leader Cape Horn Engineering to test and optimise the shape of the canoe body in all dynamic sailing conditions.
The boatbuilder also reported on the progress of other projects in the Maxi World during its Monaco presentation.
SWAN 88 AND SWAN 108
The Swan 88 and Swan 108 are based on an evolution of the brand’s previous popular yachts but with the addition of various innovative features never seen before on a Swan, like a beach area. These new models, in an advanced state of construction, see the cooperation of a team of international designers, Germàn Frers, Misa Poggi and Lucio Micheletti.
Hull number one of the Swan 88 is under construction at the boatbuilding centre in Pietarsaari and features a diesel-electric propulsion platform, with the possibility of adding several packages at the base of the new sustainable philosophy developed by Nautor and presented at last Cannes Yachting Festival, of the “green and blue” approach.
Hull number two is in production also, with a traditional propulsion and a high-performance package.
Hull one of the Swan 108 will be launched next spring and conceived to cruise around the world with a customised interior by Misa Poggi.
A new player in the world of high-performance one-design racing – the ClubSwan 80 is intended to be competitive at the top level of professional regatta racing. The ClubSwan 80 has twin rudders, canting keel, rotating canard and a retractable bowsprit.
Nautor says: ‘The ClubSwan 80 is a further milestone in the development of the overall Nautor Swan range and completes the ClubSwan Yachts one-design category alongside the hi-tech ClubSwan 36, the ground-breaking ClubSwan 50, and the Super Maxi ClubSwan 125’.
The ClubSwan 80 will take full advantage of this well-established, global circuit of events, developed by ClubSwan Racing. And, in addition, the ClubSwan Racing team is developing a tailormade circuit for the new Maxi yacht.
ClubSwan 80 aims to be the simple answer to those who love racing at top level under strict OD rules and with a controlled budget. A one-design, high-performance maxi class monohull with canting keel that gives a new meaning to the concept of owner-driver racing.
ClubSwan’s goal is to bring the ClubSwan 80 class to the top international events and manage it independently throughout the year.
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