Compared to her FD sister the S version (S stands for Semiraised Saloon) was specifically conceived for all the requirements of long navigations without losing the exceptional abili- ties of this fine hull: a true Gran Turismo. The well tested three zone cockpit has been rede- signed to suit the yacht’s bluewater vocation. The coachroof is clearly visible but flaunts a profile that reveals its pure Swan DNA and offers generous protection to the large cockpit. The sleek and elegant lines of the ample coamings extend all the way aft to protect the cockpit in its entirety: the guest area forward, with its two meter long seats served by a removable central dining table, is further protected by the large integrated sprayhood; the central area is dedicated to the yacht’s manoeuvres that are all collected around the helm stations with a large single winch for the mainsail; finally, the coamings even protect the raised aft section of the cockpit dedicated to lounging and sunbathing. This raised section of the deck leaves plenty of room for the large lazarette than can double up as a tender garage accessible either from the cockpit or directly from the opening transom.
The rounded profile of the coachroof offers good standing room below while maintaining its sleek looks and leaves room for wide sidedecks that allow safe and comfortable passage forward even when the yacht is heeled.
The flush hatches follow the profile of the coachroof and blend seamlessly with the design. Further forward the recessed furler leaves the bow clean and unhindered with its tapered and aggressive lines: a feature of this cruising thoroughbred.