Photography by Nautor
Presented at the 2017 Düsseldorf Boat Show, the new Swan 65 project is a modern performance cruising yacht perfectly conceived for safe, comfortable cruising, but an equally capable top-level racer.
Designed by Germán Frers, this mid-sized yacht enhances Nautor’s existing “performance blue water” line, following the same design philosophy and parameters as her larger sister – Swan 78.
With its clever deck layout, the Swan 65 can be managed by a family crew with or without a professional skipper. The deck ergonomics also allow the Swan 65 to be raced efficiently with a full competitive crew.
This multipurpose yacht is perfectly equipped for regattas, blue water cruising or a leisure stopover, with the possibility to upgrade racing options and personalise the interior layout.
Reflecting on his modern design for the new Swan, Frers said, “We have aimed to conserve her softness and harmony of earlier relatives. She is new, clean and modern, without being tied up to any short-lived fashion.”
Eager to present new characteristics and advantages of the Swan 65, we thought that we’d dive a little deeper.
Updated deck: The desk’s modern design includes what Frers describes as “uncluttered surfaces and straightforward, simple solutions to sail handling and life at sea.”
New coach roof: The new design combines curved lines and multifaceted surfaces with beauty and elegance.
Two cockpit configurations: The cockpit is organized with the typical Swan layout. The guest area is located in the forward section and can be shaded by the large sprayhood and bimini. This area can be offered in two configurations: open and sporty, with seamless seating and full length table; or cozy and protected, with surrounding seats and an integrated sunbathing area.
Modern comfortable handling: The central area of the cockpit is optimised for shorthanded sailing. With five powered, same size winches positioned close to the two helm stations, both a limited crew of two and a complete racing team have enough space to handle the yacht.
Optimized storage space: The Swan 65 features a large opening transom that accesses the tender garage, which is large enough to accommodate tenders of up to 2.80 mt. The forepeak, accessed through a large hatchway, features an extremely deep and large sail locker that can be converted into crew quarters.
New lifestyle features: Staying true to Frers’ modern design, the Swan 65 includes a dedicated guest cockpit with extra-long benches and a large central table. There are also sunbathing options on the platform, aft cockpit and the coach roof.