A Unique Story through 50 Years of Yachting Evolution


In the stunning location of Porto Cervo during the 50th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Swan Cup the new book Swan.

A Unique Story through 50 Years of Yachting Evolution has been unveiled. Hosted by YCCS and sponsored by Rolex, this iconic event is the highlight of the sailing year for Nautor’s Swan and for this special edition, a record number of 125 Swan yachts took part. What better opportunity or venue to launch this special publication which celebrates this famous yard’s history.


People who purchase a Swan are not simply buying a boat, but fulfilling a dream. They join an exclusive world, where uniqueness is the keyword. Designed for all yachting and sailing enthusiasts, this volume celebrates the iconic boatyard established fifty years ago in Finland by retracing and illustrating the main events in half a century of yachting history, along with all the vessels that contributed to shaping the Nautor’s Swan legend.

The official book, published by Skira talks about different aspects of sailing in the words of Bianca Ascenti and Matthew Sheahan, two of the leading yachting writers today. Testimonials by personalities such as Germán Frers, Paul Cayard, Grant Dalton, Juan Kouyoumdjian, Jochen Schümann and Skip Novak, articles by specialist journalists, breath-taking photographs and original accounts make this volume a reference book that merits a place on the shelves of every sailing fan.



The book will be on sale in bookstores worldwide, and will also be available in a unique edition only for Nautor’s Swan friends at www.nautorswan.com .

Swan. A Unique Story is 322 pages long, in a large, horizontal format (36,5 x 28,5 cm), with 343 colour pictures throughout and a number of special foldouts to highlight the stunning images. Some of the pictures have been applied by hand, so that different volumes may have different images.