Bluewater cruising is a concept that immediately brings dreams of traveling around the world, visiting remote paradises, and meeting native welcoming people. When it’s time to realize this dream and choose the proper boat, however, only then do you start focusing on priorities: safety first, comfort second, autonomy third. Of course, all these at a cost – potential performance and the pleasure of sailing. Well, that is until now… The new Swan 58 has been designed right around this concept: a proper Bluewater yacht, with all the typical features for this purpose, but without any compromise in terms of performance and pleasure while steering your boat. Welcome to the new Swan Bluewater Concept.
Design: the architect German Frers
“The next Swan model was designed contemporarily with the smaller sister, the Swan 48 presented to the public last year. It follows the same well proven and successful canoe body design concept; powerful, well balanced and sea kindly shape that would be safe and a pleasure to sail. On the 58, a true Blue Water yacht intended to sail in comfort anywhere in the world, the forward sections have been softened with the idea of giving her a softer ride upwind against the sea normally encountered in force 4/5 wind conditions.
The final length was settled after a thorough study of the interior volume, this new model, as required to fit three full-size en suite cabins plus a possible four, a comfortable saloon, ample galley, together with the space necessary to fit all the complements and machinery required by today high standards of living, and the necessity to accommodate an eventual temporary crew member. Thanks to the relatively long coach roof, large window areas, numerous hatches, the hull ports, and full headroom throughout there is a feeling inside the 58 of being in a much larger luminous, well-ventilated yacht. On the other hand, the freeboard is lower than the norm. She is elegant and sleek.
The anchor is stowed on the integral bowsprit and the windlass on a special watertight compartment below deck. On deck, there is the typical array of winches close to the cockpit and the double steering positions. The cockpit sports twin tables surrounded by more than 2 meters long L shaped settees. At the forward end of the uncluttered coach roof, there is a dedicated sun-bed. Regarding appendages, with the standard twin rudders, the new model offers four keel options, standard, shallow, telescopic, and racing. The racing keel comes with a performance package to match, which may include a square-top mainsail, a racing bowsprit, upgrades in rigging, and deck gear. I expect this new model would become a classic that will remain young and active for many years to come”.
Swan 58 – Deck
Starting from an aft cockpit layout and following the evolution of the Swan 48 deck layout, the 58 deck presents some new features never seen on a swan of this size. The concept is easy: to give the maximum comfort and liveability at rest, together with maximum efficiency for short handed sailing, without losing the capability to race with a full crew. Like always, the nerve centre is the cockpit, which has been developed following the Swan hallmark distribution of spaces: aft area dedicated to sun bathing and access to the sea, through a wide platform which gives access to the spacious tender garage, the mid section where all the sailing handling and helmstations are concentrated, and the forward zone, dedicated to guests, protected by the integrated sprayhood and the easy to store bimini. This is a zone where the main novelties are concentrated.
The wide body of the hull at deck level allows an L shaped bench design served by two separate cockpit tables, These feature additional folding leaves to double their size becoming a very large, single table that can seat up to 10 guest in dining mode, and also have the capability to lower to convert the seats into a sunbathing area. With all these different positions, the cockpit can be adjusted to any possible situation, making this area a fantastic platform to enjoy life onboard in any condition.
The rest of deck is a combination of comfort areas, like the large sunbathing are in the forward part of the coachroof, and practical features, like the position of jib tracks, which give the best trim angle leaving free passage on the side decks, or the spacious forepeak, plenty of space for storing sails and voluminous gear. All this designed with elegant and discrete lines, in the typical Swan style.
Swan 58 – Interiors
Designed for proper bluewater cruising, the 58 interiors have been conceived as a combination between luxury and comfortable living spaces, storage and volumes for systems and safety features. The standard layout offers three guest cabins and three heads, with the possibility to add a guest/crew cabin amidships and an extra crew cabin with wc and sink in the forepeak. The 5 + meters long saloon has plenty of natural light and ventilation, with overall headroom above 2 meters plus great views through the large hull windows. The dinette crosses the whole beam, offering a dining area which can seat up to 10 people and a table that can vary its size according to use, facilitating access to the whole seating area. On the starboard side, an array of possible combinations allows the owner to personalize this area to suit his needs. The galley is designed to be practical at anchor as well as under sail, with a 360° design that gives support while heeling and plenty of work surfaces accessible both inside and outside the galley. A special cabinet is dedicated to tableware, complete with a removable tray to facilitate the storage of delicate china on board.
The navigation station is offered in five different layouts, from the traditional facing forward chart table to the office-like desk complete with seat and drawers. The forward cabin provides owners with a proper suite where they can enjoy private time without compromise. The bed is oversized (205×165 m) and complete with 3 integrated removable leeboards that allow its use while sailing; it is fully accessible on three sides. Guests have available two en-suite cabins, offered with two possible layouts: two separate beds or one generous queen size. Throughout the boat, storage volumes are available in different shapes, from drawers to lockers to below-seat volumes, to allow the better organization of provisions and personal belongings and make your cruises problem-free.
|Length of hull:||17.96 m (58.92 ft)|
|LOA:||19.11 m (62.70 ft)|
|LWL:||17.09 m (56.07 ft)|
|Beam max:||5.27 m (17.29 ft)|
|Draught (light):||Std keel 2.70 m (8.86 ft); Shallow 2.20 m (7.22 ft) ;Racing 3.60 m (11.81 ft)|
|Displacement (light):||24700 kg (54464 lbs)|
|Ballast, standard keel:||7000 kg (15435 lbs)|
|Engine:||Volvo D3-150 110 kW 150 Hp|
|Fuel:||1150 l (253 USg)|
|Water:||930 l (204 USg)|
|Fore triangle:||91.93 m² (990 sq.ft)|
|Fore triangle:||116.52 m² (1253 sq.ft)|
|100% Jib:||97.48m² (1051 sq.ft)|
|Gennaker:||334 m² (3595 sq.ft)|