Finland’s position far north means the winter ice has started thawing enough for Nautor’s Swan to start launches. For those who take delivery soon, plus other current and potential customers, the shipyard is rolling out the red carpet. From May 28 to 31, you can tour the site and get a good look at a variety of new yachts.
Nautor’s Swan refers to its manufacturing site as the BTC yard, a.k.a. Boatbuilding Technology Centre. Of course, customers and captains can and do visit throughout the year. “We felt compelled to open our yard’s doors with the opportunity for them to see over 10 new Swan yachts in their delivery phase, all ready to go to sea,” explains Giovanni Pornati, Nautor Group’s CEO.
Those yachts include the smallest and one of the most successful Swan series, the Swan 48. Nearly 250 hulls to date are part of the series, in fact. At the other end of the spectrum, hull number one of the Swan 108 series is at the shipyard. She’s still in the early stages of hull creation, therefore a chance to see how construction takes place. Nautor’s Swan pledges she’ll have features (yet to be revealed) never seen on one of its sailing yachts or superyachts. Interested customers can choose between two different deck layouts for the cockpit. Select a flush deck or a step in the aft area. Either way, the cockpit is conducive to sunning, sitting, and good conversations.
Overall, the BTC open-house days will put upwards of 20 yachts, representing nearly the full Swan range, at the ready for you to see. The range includes motoryachts, too, like the relatively new Swan Shadow.
“We are very proud and excited to walk our guests through the exacting production processes and their continuous improvement that make a Swan one of the most revered sailing yachts in the industry,” says Michelangelo Casadei, Nautor Group chief technical and operations officer.
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