In its fifth decade, Swan remains the sailor’s choice, the purist’s benchmark. Each owner of the 2,000 Swans built to date is part of an extraordinary network of individuals, united by their passion for the experience of sailing, this is ClubSwan.
Throughout the world they will testify that these yachts are about luxury and capability – neither at the expense of the other – and, of course, safety.
Swan's racing pedigree is well documented. Swan technology has consistently triumphed at the highest level from the outset. But the main motivation behind every Swan is to provide the best all-round sailing experience possible from the thrill on deck, to the ambience, space and cocooning comfort below.
It is all about detail. From the optimal hull construction and shape for performance and strength, to exquisite joinery and intelligent ergonomics, Swans are yachts for living to the full. The influences have been diverse. The Sparkman & Stephens design team were quick to establish Swan in the vanguard of yachting in the 1960s and 1970s. Through the 1980s, as lightweight, pure racers became fashionable, new designer German Frers remained true to the values of seaworthy construction and safety, practicality, luxury and impeccable hull lines. The 51 and then the 46, arguably the quintessential Swan, cemented Nautor’s reputation for nimble performance, solidity and uncompromising comfort.
In 1998, Leonardo Ferragamo and a group of investors injected Italian glamour and took the brand on the next leg of its journey. Their influence assured Nautor of its place at the forefront of international sailing. Few would dispute that Swan yachts today represent the pinnacle of ocean-going performance, luxurious interiors and build quality in every detail.
Nautor’s new hi-tech boatyard is the next chapter in Swan’s remarkable story a story which started with the inaugural 36 and continues with the ambitious 131. Through revolutionary technology, this state-of-the-art facility promises to take the brand to new heights, and new horizons.