With the ClubSwan 50 Nautor renews the tradition that has made it world famous, that of making high-performance racing boats that are also perfect for comfortable short cruises or longer sport cruises. The ClubSwan 50 pushes current limits, offering a yacht that is a small revolution in performance and pure sailing pleasure. Racing or cruising even with a small crew.
Nautor’s Swan has always offered high-performance racing boats to complement its classic range of cruising Swans, yachts such as the 39 and 441 in Racing versions. Today the shipyard uses the new ClubSwan models to test the latest trends in design, materials, and solutions, refining technologies that will later be used to benefit cruising models. Such as the Swan 45 and ClubSwan 42, successful models winning in top-level regattas. But with the ClubSwan 50 Nautor has pushed the limits, offering a yacht that is a small revolution in performance and pure sailing pleasure.
Performance comes from two main areas: the first is optimizing the relationship between key parameters such as length, displacement, sail area and righting moment; the second is a specific refinement of these parameters within them.
Fully pre-preg and Sprint carbon fiber construction. The structures were designed in full compliance with ISO standards. The criterion was to minimize weight while keeping the construction method and procedure in line with that of mass production. I believe we have succeeded in achieving the goal as the weight of all structural components, including the keel fin, is just over 2,000 kg.
The keel fin itself is only 160 kg and constructed mostly of high-modulus carbon fiber. The structural criteria for the carbon fin were specifically focused on eliminating sway, as well as meeting the GL Standard and recommendations, which impose bending and grounding load cases.
Efficiency with a large crew and ease of use for a couple: the deck layout is designed to be ideal in both cases, another revolution offered by the ClubSwan 50. The cross trajectories of the jib allow pure performance upwind angles, and the six powerful racing winches make for smooth and efficient sail handling during races. In an instant, the same layout can be adapted for one-person maneuverability: the four winches around the rudder can be used to control every function on board, and with the furling sail configuration, it is easy to achieve maximum performance with a small crew, gybing without adjusting the flying rigging.
Optional cushions with rigid backrest supports transform the cockpit into a comfortable sleeping area. Generous storage space with large aft locker and sail locker in the bow, along with options such as a bow roller and anchor windlass, transform the ClubSwan 50 into a contemporary sport cruising yacht.
Designed as a weekend sailer, the ClubSwan 50 offers refined interiors perfect for comfortable short cruises or longer sport cruises. The sleek and elegant interiors, designed by Italian architect Michele Bönan and made by Poltrona Frau, feature high-quality fabrics and leathers designed for optimum performance and durability. These are paired with handcrafted teak, for which Nautor is famous, combined with lightweight exposed carbon fiber structures. The salon offers the spaces typical of larger yachts, with eye-catching twin sofas and an unobstructed view to the bow. The double side supports create support for the mast that is resting on the deck, so as to create additional free space and better circulation below deck.
The spacious master stateroom features a double-island berth with ample stowage space, made from lightweight, removable components. Separate toilet and shower areas, both of which have washbasins. Further aft, the full galley is to starboard and the double guest cabin is to port. Converting the layout for racing is simple: the forward berth can be removed to make room for sails, and the sofa backs are raised to create four bunks for the crew.
Special attention was given to the choice of materials, which are refined and elegant, yet lightweight and durable for demanding regattas. All with the same care and attention to reliability, style and finish that have made Swans the most desired yachts in the world.
Upon boarding, the first impression one gets is that this is something extremely special. Leaving the dock with motor, she easily makes 9 knots in economy cruise mode due to her light displacement. In light winds, the square-top mainsail, coupled with the generous bow triangle, is capable of producing great power.
The hull shape is designed to achieve optimum performance at 22 degrees heeling angle sailing upwind, in this mode the Clubswan 50 settles stably with impressive boat speed. In light wind conditions, the stern has only minimal sections that touch the water, but when the wind increases, the hull shape improves dynamically to offer maximum power without changing longitudinal balance. The unique specific design of the rudders on the trailing edges reduces stall tendency and surface friction. The result is greater control and sensitivity in all conditions, partly due to the centralized conducting positions.
If upwind the ClubSwan 50 exploits the full shape of the hull to maximize power, it is with the wind in the carrying gaits that it demonstrates its true DNA, thanks to the asymmetrical 235 m2 spinnaker walled on the fixed bowsprit. Even in light wind conditions the yacht sails easily, reaching double-digit speeds. But you don’t need to be a professional sailor to get the best out of the ClubSwan 50, because its design was developed to be easily maneuvered in all conditions, even with a small crew, achieving high levels of performance with ease and in total safety. Sailing to the limit in a high-performance yacht has never been so much fun.
|LOA (incl. bowsprit and boom):||16.74 m (54.9 ft)|
|Hull construction length:||15.24 m (50.0 ft)|
|LWL:||14.00 m (45.9 ft )|
|Beam max:||4.20 m (13.8 ft )|
|Draught (empty):||3.50 m (11.5 ft)|
|Displacement (empty):||8,250 kg (18,188 lbs )|
|Displacement (sailing) approx:||9,300 kg (approx.20,503 lbs)|
|Ballast approx:||3,450 kg (approx. 7,605 lbs)|
|Engine:||Volvo D2-40 29 kW 40 Hp|
|Fore triangle (indicative):||65 m² (699 sq.ft)|
|Main sail (indicative):||93 m² (1001 sq.ft)|
|Asymmetric spinnaker (indic.):||235 m² (2530 sq.ft)|
|Construction Approval:||CE-approval: Category A|