2016 is a very special year for Nautor’s Swan: it is our 50th Anniversary and lots of novelties will be released along this year. Two maxi Swans have been launched last week, the Swan 115.002 FD (Flush Deck) SY Shamanna and the Swan 115.003 RACE SY Highland Fling 15.
The Swan 115 represents a step forward in cruising and race design. The initial conceptual work was undertaken for a couple of potential clients looking to increase the return in terms of enjoyment and the joy of owning a large sailing yacht. Besides the customary family cruising in comfort, they were looking for extra adrenaline pumping racing and sailing at higher maximum speeds downwind. This existing brief led us to design a maximum waterline length hull that could be optimized for speed in the lighter weight condition, something entirely different from the traditional heavy cruiser racer concept that, because of their deep hull shape, do not gain speed by being lighter due to loss of sailing length.
The Flush Deck version with an uncluttered deck space and sleek lines makes the Swan 115 the ultimate performance Swan, combining the iconic style and quality the brand is renowned for with leading edge build techniques and materials.
The hull shape, with its plumb bow and wide stern, designed by Germán Frers, has performance top of mind, with twin rudders for increased responsiveness and better control when heeling.
The traditional teak interior is hand built by Nautor’s expert craftsmen in Finland, with light oil wax satin finishes and modern details throughout. Nautor’s team of interior designers and architects work closely with every client to define the Swan of their dreams.
The Swan 115 FD has the owner’s cabin forward, with crew quarters aft and is built to MCA LY3 class.
The ton displacement RACE version will be capable of very high speeds specially reaching and running, similar to those of the grand prix maxis. The racing version has a long bowsprit for improved downwind performance.
In addition to the standard straight propeller shaft arrangement, a retractable propeller arrangement is available for the racing man.
Push button sail handling is standard on both versions. The hull and deck are built in carbon fiber using foam and Nomex core.
Both the superyachts will be delivered in a few months and they will attend the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo (11-18 September). The Swan 115 FD SY Shamanna will be presented at the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show.
Two more Maxi Swan are in the assembly process at BTC in Pietarsaari: the fourth Swan 115, RACE version, and the brand new Swan 95 S version.