Nautor’s Swan attracts a healthy mix of racers and cruisers, throughout its various models. To keep more of the latter in the family, and to attract the rising new generation, the Swan 120 should get their attention. She has the engineering and performance you’d expect of the famed builder. But, she also has some pleasant surprises putting the “maxi” in “maximizing” the at-sea lifestyle.
For instance, the Swan 120 has a transforming transom. As you can see in the rendering below, the sailing superyacht opens up back here to create a beach platform. The hydraulically folding transom allows a tender and other toys to go in the water at anchor. With the area clear, swimmers can climb in and out with ease. Alternately, Nautor’s Swan says, you can even set up a small dining area here. Furthermore, a section of the aft deck a few steps up can open to become a sunbed.
Not surprising, however, the carbon fiber sailing superyacht features naval architecture and styling by Germán Frers. The fruitful partnership between the builder and designer has launched countless craft over the years. For the Swan 120, aficionados will recognize the sheerline and overall look. As for the sail plan, a few configurations are at your disposal, to reflect how different regions have different conditions. There’s even a racing package, for those who like to both cruise and race. In addition, the Swan 120 offers an optional telescopic keel. That lets draft go from 18 feet (5.5 meters) to 11’5” (3.5 meters). While it’s obviously not Bahamas-oriented, it will open up some cruising grounds.
Since most buyers will spend time with friends and family, though, the Swan 120 has the creature comforts you’d expect. The cockpit, for example, is completely for chilling out underway, or enjoying meals day or night. If you’d like some shade, a bimini extends out electrically from the coach roof, disappearing flush with it when not in use.
Inside, four staterooms await, including the master. Interior designer Misa Poggi, based in Genoa, Italy, created an owner-forward and owner-aft layout. Either way, the stateroom is full beam. In addition, Poggi selected a mix of classically appealing leathers, fabrics, and more to make the ambience attractive. Certain to make the Swan 120 even more attractive here: elongated ports to each side in the saloon. They’re perfectly positioned adjacent to daybed extensions off the settees. This, within the already bright saloon thanks to the coachroof.
Run with six crew, the Swan 120 will start construction on contract.