Considered part of the new era of Maxi Swan, the Maxi Swan 98 will see the first of three hulls in the water this coming summer. In addition, the first of these contracted sailing superyachts will then debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
Fittingly, the 98-footer (30-meter) saw her official announcement at the Monaco show two years ago. Longtime design collaborator Germán Frers of Frers Naval Architecture and Engineering is responsible for her styling and naval architecture. The Swan 98 emphasizes performance, as well as cruising. Nautor’s Swan therefore offers customers a racing package featuring a square-top mainsail with running backstays. In addition, it includes a double-length bowsprit and masthead gennakers. Regardless, for leisure cruises, the Swan 98 has clear deck space fore and aft for sunning at anchor. She also has a guest cockpit aft of the coachroof. A deploying sprayhood comes in handy when needed, as does an optional bimini. Either way, the cockpit can accommodate dining or simply lounging.
Also regardless of sailing or competing, the Swan 98 has twin helms, and push-button sailing. Plus, a RIB can stow in a tender bay fully aft.
The carbon fiber and composite Swan 98 offers two interior configurations, as well as four design packages. All are from Misa Poggi. The first sailing superyacht launching this summer has an aft owner area (a forward area is the alternate). This customer additionally chose the Traditional Navy interior decor, with cognac-tone leathers and dark oak soles and furnishings complementing blue and white fabric hues. The three other design packages, meanwhile, are aptly named Classic White, Wine Cowes, and Spirit of Finland. The latter reflects the contemporary, subdued schemes found in Nordic regions.
The three Swan 98s in build are among five Maxi Swans under construction at the shipyard. These include the Club Swan 125, the world’s fastest super maxi.
Nautor’s Swan nautorswan.com
Frers Naval Architecture and Engineering germanfrers.net