Swan 48: all the facts

One of the most iconic Swans ever was born in 1971 under this number: the mythical Swan 48. Like any Swan, she was born to be a perfect family cruiser, capable of sailing around the world in total safety and comfort. Today, almost forty years after the original one, it's time for another mythical Swan 48…

In brief

  • A real timeless beauty in a modern style, Germán Frers design
  • Easy to manage by a couple
  • Able to guarantee good family living space with privacy
  • Fast cruiser and good racer under ORC/IRC
  • Owner Forward layout, 3 cabins and 2 heads with 2 showers
  • Options for owner cabin, chart table and aft port cabin layouts

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Swan 65-102 and Swan 65-103 launched

Two new gorgeous 65 yachts have been launched end of May at the yard: both of them have stunning interior styling with the owner aft configuration, unlike 65-101 which is owner forward. Check out these new yachts soon at various boatshows this year.

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Swan 78-103 launched

The third unit of the new Swan 78 have been recently launched in Finland. “Sulità” is ready to weigh the anchor to the Med during this summer and to let her crew enjoy the cruising virtues of this new blue-water Swan.

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Nautor’s Swan Polo Team at Villa a Sesta
May 24th to 26th, 2019 – Villa a Sesta, Bucine (ITA)

Nautor’s Swan promotes women in sports – especially those in male-oriented disciplines. We are therefore delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Nautor’s Swan Polo Team - made up of four European players, winners of the 2017 Polo European Championship.
In Arezzo, the team included Eva Bruhl (48 years-old, of which 28 years playing polo), European No 1 ladies Polo Player.
Four teams competed and the Nautor’s Swan Polo Team gained 2nd place.
Ginevra Visconti Bassetti, the team forward, comments “In the last 10 years the female participation in polo game has been growing in a stunning way; in Argentina there are more than 600 lady players and both in US and Italy the increase is consistent. The lady teams become even more competitive and there are players who have a 10 points handicap, like Hazel Jakson, who will join Nautor’s Swan Polo Team during the Womens International in St. Tropez (June 26tth to 30th)”.

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Sail Racing Palmavela
May 9th to 12th, 2019 – Palma de Mallorca (ESP)

Among the 125 yachts registered, 16 Swan yacht participated in the 16th edition of Sail Racing PalmaVela.
Pit Finnis’ ClubSwan 42 Dralion wins Mallorca Sotheby’s ORC 1. It was Portuguese Star ace Afonso Domingos who helped guide Pit Finnis’ ClubSwan 42 Dralion to success. “It was not easy racing in a mixed fleet ORC class as some boats are higher and faster than you. The team sailed well and the conditions were great, it has been a great regatta,” said Domingos.

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Rolex Capri Sailing Week
May 10th to 18th, 2019 – Naples (ITA)

Nautor’s Swan returned to the bay of Naples for the Rolex Capri Sailing Week with a consistent fleet.
The first race, the Tre Golfi regatta, was won in the Maxi class by Swan 651 Lunz am Meer and the second place went to another Swan 651, Rosbeg.
In the Maxi ORC Cruiser Racer division, victory went to Vicente Garcia Torres’ Swan 80 Plis Play, and in third place, another good place for Riccardo Pavoncelli’s Swan 651 Rosbeg.
In Maxi ORC Racer Cruiser, Swan 601 Lorina 1985 finished in second place overall. Swan 45 Ulika, owned by Stefano Masi, won the Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno in ORC Class 0 Cruiser Racer division.
Great results for our fleet; in fact, two of the three Rolex watches went to Swan yachts. In the ORC A COMBINED SCORING (Tre Golfi regatta + Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno) ClubSwan 42 Be Wild gained the first place, while in the MAXI COMBINED SCORING (Tre Golfi regatta + Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy) the victory went to Swan 651 Rosbeg.
The Capri ClubSwan Award was won by Plis Play in the Maxis and BeWild in the ORC Division.
Swan 65 Spirit of Europe, competing in the Maxi Class, was a fully female helmed and managed boat. The well-known Cristiana Monina ran the team together with Claudia Addezio, in the role of Captain. They were accompanied by other superstars in the sailing panorama: Giulia Conti, Francesca Clapcich and Giovanna Micol, Olympic champions, Sally Barkow who competed in 2 Volvo Ocean Races and Claudia Rossi, J-70 class European champion in 2016 and 2017.

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Trofeo de Vela CaixaBank Conde de Godò
May 23rd to 26th, 2019 – Barcelona (SPA)

3 Swans enrolled in ORC 0 and ORC 1 Classes: ClubSwan 42 BLUE, Swan 45 BRUJO, Swan 45 RATS ON FIRE.
The first Conde de Godó Trophy, promoted in 1974 by Carlos Godó, second Count of Godó and then president of the RCNB, was contested in the Dragon class, and that is why it is so emotive to have them back.
Rafael Carbonell's Rats on Fire was undoubtedly the big favorite (this Swan 45 has accumulated nine Conde de Godó trophies, the last six in a row) and confirmed her supremacy: in this edition first place went to Rats on Fire! Congratulations! The team also receive the ClubSwan prize for the best-placed Swan.

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151 Miglia: Women’s Sailing Academy Team on board ClubSwan 42 Spirit of Nerina
May 30th - June 1st, 2019 – Punta Ala (ITA)

The pink team Women’s Sailing Academy raced onboard ClubSwan 42 Spirit of Nerina for the 151 Miglia race with the aim of promoting female sailing, the respect of the sea and, above all, to raise funds for the Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (AIRC).
The project was born in 2015 thanks to Anne-Soizic Bertin - famous female skipper - and Ivana Quattrini – event manager.
This wonderful regatta is part of the project to raise funds and support specific scientific research to make cancer always more curable.

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Swan 40-129 Olivia’s Refit

Now Olivia has a new owner. I found her in May 2018 at Palma de Mallorca boat show. I bought her in July and many things needed to be done. Olivia always stayed in El Arenal, in the bay of Palma, and after buying her, she stayed from July till the end of September there. In September I finished my job and the adventure started.
1st of October 2018 Olivia welcomed me on board.
5th of October 2018 the shipyard season starts at Club Náutico El Arenal.
First of all the ironworks where removed and then Baleos Yacht Carpentry came in to remove and replace the teak. They did an awesome job.
Next the stern was filled and faired with epoxy filler to repair the dings and scratches and then re-painted. The hull was then polished and the mast and the boom painted.However when we removed it, we realized that some parts of the rigging were on their last legs and we also changed them, including the diagonals and the forestay.
All the electronics are also brand new and we added a radar, an inverter, solar panels and water maker. This inventory was the key to getting the boat ready to go anywhere.
At the end of the day mostly everything that needed to be replaced has been replaced (all new screws, new sails, new ropes, modified bimini, blocks...)
It took 6 months all in all to bring her back to best condition.
Olivia is my dream boat, but I still need to earn a living to enjoy her.That’s where the idea “TARTARUGA SAIL AND DIVE” came from - a diving centre on a sailboat. This unique business idea will be the way I can follow my dream - sail around the world and teach diving on the way.
So.... let’s dive into the best life possible!
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Aon INSIGHT - A focus on Pollution


Sustainability is a topic involving everyone and Aon this month is focusing on Pollution, and how it can be considered a damage.
Looking at the big picture, the environmental damage has consequences and the causes must be refunded with the costs of reinstatement.
Some liability insurances cover Environmental damage and now it is becoming very important to make sure to be insured for it. In fact, as a matter of fact, in some countries, like Greece, yacht owners are required to be covered for it over and above their standard policy provisions. It is very important to make sure your policies are extended to the coverage of the Environmental risk.
In the forthcoming months, we will focus on a series of topics related to the marine insurance field that may directly interest you and, at the same time, stimulate your curiosity. 
For any further clarification, please contact us at the following email:




Vortec Marine is a UK based yacht maintenance, refit and repair business, which has since 2015 acted as the Nautor’s Swan Authorised Service Centre UK. Started in 2006 by Managing Director Ross Collingwood, Vortec Marine now operates out of three sites across the South Coast of England - Port Solent; Endeavour Quay, Gosport; and Swanwick Marina on the Hamble River - specialising in luxury yacht marques and also servicing yachts further afield with their mobile teams.

In January this year, Vortec Marine was also appointed as Nautor’s Swan UK brokerage partner. Vortec Marine is responsible for all UK Nautor’s Swan used boat listings and offers expertise and support for current and prospective Swan owners.

For further information on Vortec Marine or to get in touch to discuss the service centre and brokerage facilities, please visit or contact Ross Collingwood at

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Rolex Giraglia - Inshore race (Swan One Design Mediterranean League)

St. Tropez (FRA)

June 9th to 15th, 2019

Nord Stream Race (The Nations Trophy North European League)

Kiel, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg

June 22nd to July 5th, 2019

Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Palma de Mallorca (SP)

July 27th to August 3rd, 2019

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Porto Cervo (IT)

September 1st to 7th, 2019

Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes, Port Canto (FR)

September 10th to 15th, 2019

Southampton Boat Show

Southampton (UK)

September 13th to 22nd, 2019

Salone Nautico di Genova

Genova (IT)

September 19th to 24th, 2019

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco (MC)

September 25th to 28th, 2019

The Nations Trophy

Palma de Mallorca (SP)

October 8th to 12th, 2019

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