Nautor’s Swan is known exclusively for sailing yachts. Until now. Swan Shadow “is full of the ingredients we believe in, and we are confident that we are going to make an important statement in the power-yacht segment,” asserts Leonardo Ferragamo, the shipyard’s president.
A statement indeed: The 43-foot (13.2-meter) Swan Shadow, a multi-purpose chase boat, should be capable of maximum speeds to 55 knots.
Ferragamo says that a powerboat has been on his mind for a number of years. The holdback, though, was ensuring it would be “really special and unique,” he explains. Swan Shadow is a way of “answering broader owner needs like lifestyle enhancement and pride of ownership,” Ferragamo continues.
The starting point was analyzing other chase boats. Roy Capasso, Swan Shadow’s project leader and commercial director, says that the team discovered most are strictly one-function boats. Therefore, the team prioritized multiple uses. For instance, the Swan Shadow can be an overnighter or weekender, thanks to a forward cabin. Additionally, buyers can request a crew cabin for the 14-foot-beam (4.3-meter-beam) boat. Further choices include making her a T-top design or a limousine-tender design. In the limo version, telescopic roof pillars and opening windows convert it from a closed to more open-air design. “We also use a bolt-on system on deck that allows for multiple different furniture layouts,” says Jarkko Jämsen, the project’s designer.
Having contributed to the ClubSwan 50 design, Jämsen understands how important performance is to Swan owners. “Something sporty and fun, without compromising on the elegance” was vital, too. The Shadow Swan features your choice of triple Mercury outboards, ranging from 225 to 350 hp. Since they sit embedded within the aft platform, you and your guests can still use the surrounding section as a swim platform or boarding area. This platform moves as well, augmenting versatility for either need.
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