Foiling fun

The foil-assisted ClubSwan 36 brings the fun and excitement of keelboat from one of the most desirable clubs in the yachting world.

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The innovative ClubSwan 36 design boasts a flush deck, open cockpit and retractable bowsprit, a chamfered bow and a transverse sliding C-foil. The carbon rig provides plenty of tuning opportunities while racing this innovative entry-level sports boat.

The official debut of the exciting new ClubSwan 36 will be next May. In June the ClubSwan 36 will be on display in St Tropez during the Rolex Giraglia Cup and in July she will attend the Copa del Rey. After a stop over at the Genova Boat Show, a fleet of 5 ClubSwan 36s will officially race their first Swan One Design Event during the The Nations Trophy in Palma de Mallorca.

Nautor’s Swan, BMW and Torqeedo are combining forces to deliver a new high-performance and fossil fuel-free sailing experience. Torqeedo has developed an inboard version of its proven Cruise 10.0 electric drive system as auxiliary propulsion for the ClubSwan.

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The highly efficient, 20 horsepower equivalent Cruise 10.0 electric drive is clean, quiet and emission-free, powered by state-of-the-art lithium batteries with technology by BMW i. The propeller is retracted while racing but can be deployed while under sail. The spinning propeller acts as a hydrogenerator, producing electricity to charge the system’s batteries and reducing dependence on shore supplies. The system is controlled with an unobtrusive side-mount sail throttle and onboard computer with GPS, state of charge, and real-time range and runtime calculations.

When addressing the project, Enrico Chieffi, Vice President of Nautor’s Swan, past Olympian and former Star World Champion, is quick to emphasise that the ClubSwan 36 holds true to the longstanding philosophy of the established boat-building brand:

“We have always been about delivering the very best possible sailing experience to our owners.

Combining our considerable skill in building seaworthy yachts with the elegance and design flair of the moment. Incorporating new materials and technology that enhance the sensation of time afloat. Introducing innovations that change the way the industry thinks.

The ClubSwan 36 covers all these and will be a fabulous addition to the Nautor’s Swan range and, in particular, the ClubSwan division.”

nautorswan.com

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