16 May 2018
Designed by the experienced and successful Germán Frers, the brand-new 30-metre Swan 98 will redefine high-performance cruising by delivering unrivalled comfort, safety and reliability while ocean passage-making at speed.
The new build is currently underway in Nautor’s Swan’s state-of-the-art superyacht facility in Pietarsaari, Finland, using the finest materials, cutting-edge build techniques, and the craftsmanship for which Nautor’s Swan is renowned the world over.
Within this graceful hull is an interior designed by acclaimed Genovese architect Misa Poggi. There are two interior layouts available (Owner Aft and Owner Forward plus 3 guest cabins each with ensuite bathroom).
“Ms Piaggi has developed three tasteful themes specifically for the Swan 98 project, and each features the finest Italian textiles and leathers to create an ambience of comfort and luxury, whether relaxing alone or entertaining guests”, comments Brendan Hunt, CEO of Vicsail.
The standard Swan 98 has a comprehensive specification but there is an extensive list of options that means no two Swan 98s will be the same, each is a semi-custom superyacht reflecting her owner’s unique style.
Primarily there is the option of a telescopic keel, which, together with the standard twin rudders, reduces draught from 4.9 to 3.2 metres, opening up a world of shoal-draft lagoons, colourful harbours and remote, unspoiled anchorages without compromising windward performance. Again, the design has been optimised for complete safety and reliability and has the advantage in not intruding into the interior.
Hull and deck are built using epoxy SPRINT® pre-preg carbon fibre interior and exterior skins on a core of M-grade Corecell foam.
The Swan 98 is a 21st Century superyacht, representing the best in contemporary performance cruising yacht design.