Nautor’s Swan continues to make inroads into the megayacht market. The second Swan 115, Nautor Swan’s largest model, is now under contract.
Founded in 1966 in Finland, Nautor’s Swan is renowned in racing and cruising circles. The Swan 115 continues the tradition, targeted to long-range cruisers and regatta participants alike. It’s because the megayacht is available in configurations appropriate for each activity. For example, the Swan 115 S has a raised deckhouse, allowing owners and guests to enjoy the views from the saloon. (The “S” stands for “semi-raised saloon.”) Cruising-oriented owners can also opt for a lifting keel. The standard is a T-bulb-equipped steel keel. By contrast, the Swan 115 F is sleeker, sportier, and equipped for racing (with “F” designating “flush deck”).
Regardless of deck design, the Swan 115 measures 115’5” (35.2 meters). Beam is 26’6” (8.12 meters). Draft ranges from 11’45” to 18’9” (5.75 to 3.5 meters) depending on the keel arrangement. Construction is comprised of carbon fiber. Naval architecture is by German Frers.
This second Swan 115 just started construction. Hull number one got underway in October and iset for delivery in 2015, so the second hull should follow shortly thereafter. Nautor’s Swan has not indicated whether the owner of hull number two will race or cruise. The builder has also not specified the accommodations arrangement. Regardless, all Swan 115 megayachts are available with four or five total staterooms. The owner’s stateroom can also be fore or aft. Six crew are housed aboard as well.
The Swan 115 is Nautor Swan’s largest model to date. Its other megayachts include the Swan 105, Swan 90, and Swan 80. Hull number one of the Swan 105 also happens to be under construction. If you’re curious as to the “smallest” Swan overall, she’s the Swan 53.