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Fourth Swan 115 hull nears completion

The fourth hull in the Swan 115 series of superyachts is nearing completion at Finnish yard Nautor’s Swan, and it is now being offered for sale.

Nautor’s Swan first announced the build of its latest 35.2-metre (115-foot) Swan 115 sailing yacht – a Flush Deck version – in 2014, six months on from the announcement for the first Swan 115 S, a semi-raised saloon version. She sports a metallic silver paint job.

Enrico Chieffi, Nautor’s Swan vice president, commented, “The Swan 115.004 is the crowning achievement of Nautor’s Swan. Three years in the making, the engineers and boat-builders have created a masterpiece.

“She is the most technology-advanced boat ever built at Nautor. Her hull construction, sailing systems, mast and keel allow her to be a world class racing boat and compete on the world stage. The interior is completed to the highest yacht standards and allows for worldwide cruising.”

Her design comes courtesy of German Frers and has been curated for bluewater and long-distance cruising. She is available in two versions: a flush-deck model that boasts a sportier styling and is favoured for racing, and a semi-raised-saloon model.

The Swan 115 series was originally created for owners who were seeking a new kind of concept that offered both high performance and comfort in a sailing superyacht.

Frers noted, “Besides the customary family cruising in comfort, they were looking for extra adrenaline-pumping racing and sailing at higher maximum speeds downwind.

"This existing brief led us to design a maximum waterline length hull that could be optimised for speed in the lighter weight condition, something entirely different from the traditional heavy-cruiser racer concept that, because of their deep hull shape, do not gain speed by being lighter due to loss of sailing length.

"We chose a 5.75/3.50-metre-high aspect ratio lifting keel for maximising performance and having the ability to reach low draft anchorages. The racing version has a 6.75/4.6-metre keel for even higher pointing ability and weight reduction. The keel profile area was calculated for a comfortable helm balance and the foil shape was chosen from our proven record of CFD analysis."

The interior was implemented by deVosdeVries Design, whose brief was to create something unique and contemporary. The result is a light grey, stained-oak wood finish with a brushed treatment throughout. This is contrasted by the dark, crown-cut wenge floors, which are fitted with a distinct cross-plank detailing, created to deliver an industrial tone. Soft, neutral furnishings tie each of the elements together.

To ensure the yacht conforms to the strict weight requirements necessary to deliver significant sailing prowess, construction is with lightweight foam and carbon cores.

For more information, visit Nautor’s Swan.

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