Swan 55 to Cannes

The new Swan 55 made her pre-debut at the end of May at Nautor’s Swan headquarters in Pietarsaari.

28 June 2022


The first hull of the new Swan 55 was presented as a preview for special guests who arrived in Pietarsaari, 450 kilometres from the Arctic Circle, to admire her beauty, sleek lines, beautiful interior and innovative solutions.

The Swan 55 will be Nautor’s rising star during the upcoming Boat Show season. She’s expected to wow on the Cannes red carpet for her worldwide premiere and then at the Genoa Boat Show for her Italian premiere.

The New Swan 55 represents over 50 years of evolution, since the first Swan 55 was designed by Sparkman & Stephens in 1970. This legendary model paved the way to the Swan 57 launched in 1977, the Swan 53 designed by Maestro Germàn Frers, the Swan 56 in 1997 and the Swan 53 in 2005.

The evolution of the 2021 Swan 55 is based on the pillars deeply rooted in Swan DNA: elegance, quality, performance and reliability.


“This latest iteration of the Swan 55 model line represents a new generation of hull design, developed over the past couple of years with the assistance of tools available today to study the behaviour of the canoe body in all sailing conditions,” said Frers.

“These are hulls with a powerful back end that attain maximum sailing length and low resistance, while heeled thus the lowest possible displacement / length ratio and they provide excellent balance through the range of heel angles in combination with the well proven twin rudder set up.

“When designing the bow sections which are well rounded transversally and have a sharp entry angle, we have favoured the sailing condition and comfortable ride when heeled.

“The hull displacement is the result of a thorough study of weight and the position of equipment onboard.

“These boats need to carry a fair amount of equipment for the comfort of people living and enjoying life on board. However, the speed will be very good all around.

“She will be a pleasant yacht to sail, both easy to handle and cruise in its standard version and race in its performance set-up version, which includes a square top mainsail and a bowsprit for the light weather and downwind sails.”

The deck is the most important area on a sailing yacht – it’s not only where the yacht is controlled at sea, but where those onboard can relax at anchor or conquer heavy storms while remaining safe and sheltered.

Swans have always been designed to take the deck and its organisation into great account. From its first yacht in the late 60’s, every Swan has a deck optimised in every detail for efficient, safe and enjoyable sailing and living aboard in great comfort, be it under way or at anchor.

Today, Swan yachts are the hallmark of deck organisation, with well-separated areas for handling the boat while sailing and living comfortably in all possible situations.

Great care is also given to proper protection, both from adverse weather conditions and from the sun, with well-designed sprayhoods, biminis and awnings.

The new Swan 55 is perfectly in line with this ethos while adding in new innovations that enhance liveability still further in the cockpit and transom areas, including the transformer tables or extra-long swimming platform, an exclusive new feature on a yacht of this size, resulting in a proper beach area derived from superyachts.

Shorthanded cruising is facilitated by five equally specified winches, all electric as standard, positioned to allow a single crew member to handle the boat alone.

The hallmark design of the coamings protecting the benches results in an extra-wide cockpit area, where the twin transformer tables offer a variety of setups, from lunch to sunbathing to the pouffe position.

Ahead of the mast, a wide sunbathing area integrated into the coachroof offers the proper shape for the self-tacking track, designed for the staysail but suitable for the jib as well. Forward, a deep locker is dedicated to sail and gear storage.

In line with her sisters, the Swan 55 interiors represent a refined luxury, typical of Nautor’s renowned Finnish craftsmanship. The interior has been designed for maximum long-term comfort, both under sail and at anchor.

The new Swan 55 also offers an exclusive layout with three comfortable double cabins featuring two heads, complete with separate shower compartments and a third optional head.

The saloon and galley are designed for maximum liveability and social interaction but to also be functional and practical while under sail.

The organisation of space allows an additional utility cabin dedicated to storage, which can be converted into a crew cabin with an enclosed head and sink.

The saloon has a C-shaped sofa with central table to port, while the starboard area including the chart table can be configured into three different layouts according to the owner’s needs.

The galley, following the latest layouts of the Swan 48 and Swan 58, offers domestic-like amenities including top-level appliances, comfort and generous storage places.

Many options are offered for the cabin layout to fulfil different owners’ needs and allow proper personalisation of the yacht. Natural light from hull windows and plentiful overhead hatches also gives great energy and luminosity to the space.

For style and finishing, the new Swan 55 features four different moods by interior designer Misa Poggi.

This includes Swan Soul which embodies the typical Swan ambiance, Scandi Vision for a light and northern atmosphere, Blue Genoa reflecting the colours of the ocean and Velvet Vibe, which is warm and colourful.

“A blue water yacht with an exclusive layout is born,” said Poggi.

“Three cabins, two heads and a stock cabin, to be used according to the owner’s needs. A layout allowing great comfort for long periods of ocean navigation. The design matches with the materials.

“Those chosen for the Swan 55, have been selected to be aligned with life onboard and mirror a perfect home- lifestyle… practical, pleasant, comfortable and durable. Four essential elements that need to coexist at sea.

“Particularly balanced colours and finishes to expand spaces and create an environment of super comfort. The moods have been designed to respond to the tastes of different types of customers, from the most classic to the most extravagant, but always maintaining the style and the elegant standard of a Swan.

“For the internal finishes of the bulkheads, the wainscot style is proposed among other options as an homage to the historical seafaring tradition… obviously respecting Swan safety and practicality.”



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