At the opening evening of the 2018 Boot Düsseldorf, the jury for the “European Yacht of the Year” Award announced the winners for this year.
The European Yacht of the Year is considered the most comprehensive awards programme for new production yachts. Twelve judges, representing all the main European nautical magazines, appraised each of the nominated yachts during the autumn of 2017 for the 15th edition of the award.
The ClubSwan 50 triumphed as the best Performance-Cruiser yacht.
“We are very proud of this achievement, that comes soon after the 2018 Best Boats Award in the United States. With twenty ClubSwan 50’s in water and a complete 2018 calendar of racing (The Nation Trophy Leagues in Med, US and Asia) our Swan One Design Division is now a reality” commented Sebastiano Fanizza, Nautor’s Swan Commercial Director.
Brendan Hunt, CEO of Vicsail, official representatives of Nautor’s Swan in Australia and New Zealand says “This is an important recognition of this fantastic boat and Vicsail are working to have one of them in Australia in the near future, because the ClubSwan 50 is just a perfect boat for our main regattas in Australasia”.
The ClubSwan 50 is the result of an impressive development program. Designed by the renowned Juan Kouyoumdjian, she boasts pre-preg carbon construction, a sexy low-freeboard hull with a dramatic reverse destroyer bow, an integral bowsprit, reverse sheer, distinctive chines and concave aft sections with lots of topside flare.
The interiors are well conceived with contemporary modular furniture for an easy conversion from cruising to racing mode. The owner’s stateroom forward, for example, becomes a sail locker, while the settees become over-and-under racing berths.