When a shipyard offers a series, sometimes buyers believe there’s little variation from boat to boat. Not true. A case in point is the Swan 115 series from Nautor’s Swan. The owner of Odin asked for far different things compared to the first three clients attracted to the series.
Nautor’s Swan considers Odin the most technologically advanced boat it’s ever built. The owner wanted her to be fierce competitor on the racing circuit, all the while still being a luxury cruiser. Therefore, the shipyard had to pay extra-careful attention to weight savings. A custom dual-rudder system, custom mast, plus a deeper keel and heavier bulb bolster performance, too.
Unfortunately, the owner’s change of plans now has Odin on the market. However, that opens the door to a fellow competitor and cruiser at heart. The performance edge comes courtesy of Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering. When it comes to cruising, Odin, a flush-deck design, treats everyone to a serene setting. Nautor’s Swan went directly to deVossdeVries Design for the series’ interior look. The Finnish shipyard wanted what the studio terms “something different,” yet in keeping with contemporary tastes.
That appealed to Odin’s owner. Slightly greyed, oak wood paneling lines the walls. It reveals a brushed texture, too, for a warm and casual look and feel. As a counterpoint, darker wenge wood flows underfoot, as well as up walls and overhead as accents. As you enjoy the virtual tour below, note especially individual details. Rounded corners, for instance, characterize staterooms and other spaces. Handrails are recessed, too. Finally, but certainly not least, note how the light tones work well with the natural light entering the saloon through the deckhouse windows.
Note that all Swan 115s are available with four or five staterooms, run by a crew of six.