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Swan takes flight

The House of Swan in Pietarsaari, Finland, hosted the launch of the 35-metre Swan 108 at the Boatbuilding Technology Centre – the first unit of the new generation of Maxi Swan.

14 June 2023

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The Swan 108 is the first model of the new Maxi Swan era, and sees the cooperation of German Frers for Naval Architecture, Misa Poggi for Interior Design and Lucio Micheletti, Micheletti + Partners for exterior styling.

Built with full carbon hull and deck in epoxy Sprint technology from carbon moulds, the sailing yacht will be registered with Rina charter classification. One of the most important innovations is the new dual-acting transom door.

This simple yet robustly engineered mechanism is a major ‘small’ revolution. The stern opens along with part of the aft deck to give the customer an over-sized beach club. This solution allows to double the space available for this important area of the boat, as well as making the tender management far easier. The beach area does not compromise interior volumes.

On deck, the coamings widen in the aft part of the cockpit, allowing a further outboard position for the steering stations while still maintaining good helm protection. The extra-large main companionway provides an incredible light-well for the interior.

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Described as a “proper bluewater yacht”, the Swan 108 is designed with moderate freeboards like its fellow Swan sailing yachts, offering great comfort in rough seas and the ability to handle “gently in waves”.

The Swan 108 also guarantees owners simple and efficient sail systems, with in-boom furling for those looking to cruise or a racing square top mainsail for owners planning to compete in international regattas.

The Swan 108 is the true expression of Nautor Swan philosophy, being faithful to Nautor’s heritage in a very contemporary style. At the same time, the BTC sees the Swan 88, Swan 108 hull number two and Swan 128 under construction.

“The Swan 108 marks a new era in the Swan Maxi range at Nautor,” said Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Group CEO. The project, launched in 2021 during the Regate di Primavera in Portofino, has been like drawing a beautiful painting.

“Like a painter meticulously chooses their palette, we made a very intense research of talents who were able to put on the table their know-how and blend it with the other, to create a beautiful and unique product.”

The Swan 108 features a modern and contemporary interior design from Loro Piana Interiors (Misa Poggi). “Air, light, space: these are the three pillars I bear in mind while designing a Swan,” said interior designer, Poggi.

“I work with materials and colours obtained from a careful selection, thinking above all about the tactile and visible sensation to achieve different moods. I choose light colours to give an idea of breadth and dark colours for a more intimate atmosphere. Everything should give the idea of being immersed in a bright space in perfect harmony with the outside.”

The maxi yacht will make her worldwide debut at Monaco Yacht Show from 27 to 30 September where the team at Nautor will be delighted to showcase her to guests.

 

nautorswan.com
vicsail.com

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