The fortune of Nautor’s Swan was born with a 36 footer, one of the first few yachts built in fiber-glass. When the Swan 36 arrived on the scene a new datum was set. With her combination of fast lines, incorporating the modern separated fin keel and skeg hung rudder, and her fully fitted interior, she represented one of the very first production racer/cruisers. She was a hit from the start with the delivery of 90 boats in just three years between 1967 and 1970. Her success on the race course in the UK began at Cowes Week in 1968, when Dave Johnson and Michael Hurrell’s Casse Tete II won every one of their races. Elsewhere she was regularly beating , and turning plenty of heads. The Swan style and marque had been born along with a formula that would develop quickly in the years to come, helped in part by the Admiral’s Cup. After 52 years of the same enthusiasm and belief in innovation, these are still the basic ingredients for creating the ClubSwan 36.
“A sailboat is unique in the way it transforms free energy into motion, the more efficient this transformation of energy is, the more one access sensations and emotions that can only be felt in a sailboat, nowhere else. the connection between man and machine accesses via the helm and therefore it is fundamental that the steering system is balanced and sensible in away that the helmsman perceives such feelings and emotions. this is a central part of my designs, without it a sailboat loses its magic “The new ClubSwan 36 is an innovative high performance yacht that has been developed using all the experience of Nautor’s ClubSwan Division and the detailed hydrodynamic and CFD studies of Juan Kouyoumdjian in a timeless authentic design. Working with the most qualified experts available and following a deep dedication to finding the edge between an incredibly fast hull, thanks to the latest available technology, and impeccable handling in every condition. The ClubSwan 36 is akin to a modern supercar, allowing you to reach exceptional limits in total control – the extraordinary sensation of surfing at over 20 knots in total safety needs to be experienced to be believed. The ClubSwan 36 allows an amateur sailor to reach extreme performances while racing strict One Design in tight competition.
TWO RUNNING BACKSTAYS WITH DEFLECTORS. DSK, SPECTRA AND OTHER HI-TECH MATERIAL RUNNING RIGGING SHEETS
2 WINCHES HARKEN 35.2 STP 2 SPEED MANUAL
MAINSHEET TRACK WITH A ROLLER BEARING CAR ON THE STERN COCKPIT AREA CONTROLLED WITH MANUAL PURCHASE SYSTEM, LEAD TO THE MAIN TRIMMER’S POSITION FORWARD OF THE HELMSMAN.
TWO MAINSHEET WINCHES HARKEN 40.2 STP 2 SPEED MANUAL. PORT WINCH IS COUNTER ROTATING.
JIB AND KITE
TWO PRIMARY WINCHES HARKEN 46.2 STP 2 SPEED MANUAL FOR JIB AND KITE TRIMMING
The ClubSwan 36 features a modern deck layout, the design comes from the evolution of a concept, tested with various scale models, the shape is clean with well-defined ergonomics. The design is based on how the deck will be used: all that is superfluous has been removed, adding back only what is needed for efficient crew placement and how the crew moves together. There has been a deep investigation in order to optimize the arrangement of control lines with correct leads and placement occasionally crossing the hull but also with neat solutions where conduits double up as a foot step. The deck is equipped with seven Harken winches, two for the runners, two for the mainsail and two for the jibs or kite, the seventh is positioned centrally and is used to control the C-board, halyards and other lines. Functionality is key when positioning the winches in the right place with the correct angle, in order to achieve the best efficiency and performance. Similar to a dinghy, all the cleats for the deflector, cunningham and vang are placed on both sides of the yacht to be easily accessed by the mainsail trimmer. The line systems are covered by two removable panels, light and durable thanks to some unidirectional reinforcements. The panel on the foredeck covers the retractable bowsprit and the retriever circuit, while the second carter aft of the mast covers all the other circuits and restrictors that replace the stoppers. The main idea behind the removable panels comes from the desire to have a clean deck and keeping most of the controls outside the boat, leaving a dryer interior; guaranteeing Nautor’s Swan traditional safety philosophy whilst also having easy access for maintenance.
The ClubSwan 36 is a yacht completely optimized for performance, in fact it does not have any interior in the Swan tradition but it is considered a “Protected Shelter”. The Protected Shelter is a dry space to rest between races or during longer delivery. Most of the controls are kept outside without intrusion, including the bowsprit which lays within a structural gutter covered by a panel. Accessing the interiors with a sliding companionway hatch, you will see the bulkheads and the longitudinal structure made with unidirectional reinforcements. Carbon is used on some capping to bring stiffness. The bulkheads in front of the rudders are watertight to provide greater safety whilst at sea. All the interior components are of lightweight construction and removable berths can be implemented on occasion. The engine is located centrally under the cockpit. Access is through a bulkhead aft of the companionway and from the sides.
The new ClubSwan 36 is an innovative high performance yacht that has been developed using all the experience of Nautor’s ClubSwan Division and the detailed hydrodynamic and CFD studies of Juan Kouyoumdjian in a timeless authentic design. Working with the most qualified experts available and following a deep dedication to finding the edge between an incredibly fast hull, thanks to the latest available technology, and impeccable handling in every condition. The ClubSwan 36 is akin to a modern supercar, allowing you to reach exceptional limits in total control – the extraordinary sensation of surfing at over 20 knots in total safety needs to be experienced to be believed. The ClubSwan 36 allows an amateur sailor to reach extreme performances while racing strict One Design in tight competition.
C-FOIL: The unique C-foil will generate a combination of side and vertical forces related to the boat speed and heel angle: Upwind, mostly side force resulting in negative leeway equal to improving VMG. Downwind, with the foil in the middle creating just enough side force and simplifying the gybe with no rotation needed during the manoeuvre. Reaching, up to 40% of the boat displacement above 15 knots of boat speed, resulting in “skimming” or “planing”.