Open spaces, distant horizons, unspoiled islands: the Swan 54 is a thoroughbred bluewater cruiser. Designed by Germán Frers, the moderate freeboard, and deep V hull, also available with a daggerboard and twin rudders, ensure smooth sailing in rough conditions. The deck plan has been carefully designed with all sail controls next to the twin helms, allowing the Swan 54 to be easily sailed short-handed. Below the spacious accommodation has been handcrafted by Nautor Finnish craftsmen – perfect for extended stays aboard.
She has been refined in all departments and stands out in the crowd because of her design and the inherent quality of her construction. This is a sailing yacht, large enough for a group of six to cruise in comfort but small enough to be able to be sailed and maintained by her owners.
Swan 54 Design – The architect German Frers
“This is the boat anybody like me with a wealth of offshore racing experience and a taste for bluewater cruising with family and friends, or young people looking to have the adventure of their lives, would dream to own and enjoy in all places of the world without limitations of any sort. She is graceful, elegant, and nice-looking, the freeboards and overhangs are well proportioned and will have timeless appeal. Form and function are in complete harmony. The Swan 54 is a joy to sail”.
The deck layout has been developed to meet two fundamental objectives: ensure comfortable sailing with limited crew and provide areas designed to best enjoy life onboard. The transom opens fully into a wide swim platform allowing direct access to the sea. The positioning of the mainsheet on the coachroof, rather than in the cockpit, allows the use of the wide bimini while sailing. The bimini, together with the sprayhood which is recessed and retractable, provides complete protection from the elements. The four standard electric winches in the cockpit, close to the helmsman, facilitate easy sailing with a limited crew. The generous stowage volumes, including the sail locker in the bow and full lazarette in the stern area, enable all equipment, such as a RIB (inflatable), fenders and sails to be safely stowed yet remain easily accessible.
Swan 54 – Interiors
Similar to the deck layout, the interior has been designed to ensure maximum comfort for long periods, both under sail and at anchor. This original configuration offers three double cabins, with the owner’s cabin forward and two guest cabins, one central and the other aft. There is also a fourth cabin dedicated to systems and storage, including the generator and washing machine, with the possibility to add a work table so as to convert it into a crew cabin. A configuration perfectly suited for extended bluewater cruising and lengthy stays aboard.
The saloon has a ‘C’ shaped sofa, which is three meters long, with a central table and two stylish chairs. While opposite, there is the chart table with a generous navigational station, with plenty of space for electronics. There is also the option of a foldaway table, allowing additional seating.
The galley, one of the largest in this class of yacht, is three meters long, offers generous counter and storage space, along with the possibility of three refrigerators. Located in the most stable part of the boat and close to the companionway, one can cook comfortably even while underway. The use of natural oak throughout, combined with the quality finish and materials Swan is known for, creates a bright and refined interior.
Swan 54 – Sailing
The moderate displacement hull and high performance lead keel give the Swan 54 a particularly stable and smooth motion in a seaway. She is fast and powerful in every condition, giving a full sense of safety at the same time. In addition, the high aspect ratio of the rudder provides impressive control, increasing the pleasure of helming. The contained freeboard and deep V hull, ensures smooth sailing in rough conditions and enhance stability at anchor or when manouvering in windy conditions.
Sailing on the Swan 54 is a pure joy: cockpit ergonomics and deck gear organization are designed to offer always the most comfortable and well protected position, allowing the helmsman to control every trim in complete autonomy. If your favourite cruising area has shallow waters, the Swan 54 is also available with variable draught (1.40 to 3.70 metres), with an efficient daggerboard and twin rudders. Beautiful, fast, comfortable, laden with clever features and details to enjoy the sea and the environment, she is a yacht for life, to love and to be proud of.
Swan 54 – Data
|LOA:||16.48 m (54.07 ft)|
|LWL:||14.40 m (47.24 ft)|
|Beam max:||4.75 m (15.58 ft)|
|Draught (light):||2.44 m (8.01 ft)|
|Displacement (light):||22.000 kg (48.500 lbs)|
|Displacement (loaded):||26.000 kg (57.300 lbs)|
|Ballast, standard keel:||8.200 kg (18.100 lbs)|
|Optional dagger board keel weight:||10.150 kg (22.400 lbs)|
|with twin rudders draught (light):||1.40 m/3.70 m (4.59 ft/12.14 ft)|
|Engine:||Yanmar with folding propeller 81 kW 110 Hp|
|Fuel:||600 l (158 USg)|
|Water:||730 l (193 USg)|
|Naval Architect:||German Frers|
|Fore triangle (indicative):||62.2 m² (699 sq.ft)|
|Main sail (indicative):||81.1 m² (1001 sq.ft)|
|100% Jib:||61.8 m² (665 sq.ft)|
|Spinnaker:||210 m² (2260 sq.ft)|
|Code 0:||120 m² (1292 sq.ft)|
|CE-approval:||Category A Ocean|