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New Swan 48 - The Myth is Back

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…

Swan48 2

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
  • Swan48 3

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

Swan48 4 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
  • Swan48 5

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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