Nautor’s Swan – Swan 78

febbraio 8, 2016 | By Mistro
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Nautor ha presentato al Boot Dusseldorf una serie di importanti novità che segneranno il 50esimo anniversario del cantiere. Tra queste il ClubSwan 50 racer-cruiser e il nuovo Swan 78.

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German Frers, il progettista la descrive così: All of Nautor´s know-how and experience in racing and cruising yachts have been incorporated in this new blue-water Swan 78, a direct descendant of the original Swan 80 and 82 models of the past. She is slightly shorter overall – in order to meet the EC 24.00 metre length overall limitation – beamier and more powerful. The modern hull lines, including a wide stern above the waterline, twin rudders and racing oriented keel design, are a reflection of the rapid evolution of yacht design during the past years, propelled by the experiences made on round-the-world races and other offshore events.

The new boat will be faster, safer, easier to control and, as a result, more comfortable at sea. The keel options include deep telescopic lifting, fixed deep and fixed shallow possibilities yet maintaining stability, the same rudder configuration and standard sail plan.

The same could be said of the deck with its modern design, uncluttered surfaces and straightforward, simple solutions to sail handling and life at sea. The appearance is that of neatness and efficiency. Two options are offered for the interior, Owner Forward and Owner Aft. Centered around the main saloon and engine room, which maintain the same position facilitating weight distribution, planning of installations and flotation trim, both layouts share the same number of cabins: one double berth VIP and two twin berth layouts.

These are slightly favoured in the Owner Forward version which allows for side by side bunks on the second and third guest rooms. Crew accommodations for two are ample and functional in both cases. I can say without reservations that this new Swan is, and will be, the best of her kind for the years to come.


Length overall 23.98 m 78.67 ft
Length of waterline 22.18 m 72.77 ft
Beam max 6.39 m 20.96 ft
Draft (light) 4.00 m 13.12 ft
Draft shallow (light) 3.00 m 9.84 ft
Draft lifting keel (light) 3.00 m / 4.30 m 9.84 ft / 14.11 ft
Displacement (light) 41,000 kg 90,390 lbs
Displacement (loaded) 46,000 kg 101,413 lbs
Ballast, standard keel 14,000 kg 30,865 lbs
Engine 140 kW 190 Hp

Rig and sail dimensions
IG 32.20 m 105.64 ft
J 9.35 m 30.68 ft
P 31.70 m 104.00 ft
E 9.75 m 31.99 ft
Main sail 193.70 m2 2,084.97 sq.ft
Fore triangle 150.50 m2 1,616.74 sq.ft
Jib 153.90 m2 1,656.57 sq.ft

Tank capacity
Fuel 2,000 l 528.34 gal
Water 1,300 l 343.42 gal

Classification CE-Approval Category A Ocean

Construction – Hull, deck and bulkheads in prepreg glass/carbon sandwich with Corecell foam core, vacuum and oven cured
Naval Architect – Germán Frers

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