All of Nautor´s know-how and experience in racing and cruising yachts have been incorporated into this new blue-water Swan 78. Her length has been deliberately contained in order to meet the EC 24.00 meters length overall limitation, and her hull form is beamy and very powerful. Modern hull lines, with a flared stern above the waterline, twin rudders make the new Swan 78 a performance yacht capable of fast long-distance cruising, or an ideal home-from-home for relaxing onboard in privacy with friends and family.
Swan 78 Design – The architect German Frers
The modern hull lines, including a wide stern above the waterline, twin rudders, and racing oriented keel design, are a reflection of the rapid evolution of yacht design during the past years, propelled by the experiences made on round-the-world races and other offshore events. The new boat is faster, safer, easier to control, and, as a result, more comfortable at sea. The keel options include deep telescopic lifting, fixed deep and fixed shallow possibilities yet maintaining stability, the same rudder configuration, and standard sail plan.
The same could be said of the deck with its modern design, uncluttered surfaces, and straightforward, simple solutions to sail handling and life at sea. The appearance is that of neatness and efficiency. Two options are offered for the interior, Owner Forward and Owner Aft. Centered around the main saloon and engine room, which maintain the same position facilitating weight distribution, planning of installations, and flotation trim, both layouts share the same number of cabins: one double berth VIP and two twin berth layouts.
These are slightly favored in the Owner Forward version which allows for side by side bunks on the second and third guest rooms. Crew accommodations for two are ample and functional in both cases. This new Swan is and will be, the best of her kind for years to come.
Swan 78 – Deck
On the 78 Frers signature lines have given their very best, with sleek curves that create a volume capable of protecting the cockpit and creating more space below. The design is a masterly mix of curved lines and multifaceted surfaces, with 360-degree windows and a generous roof that doubles up as a sunbathing area. The recessed sprayhood and the large bimini keep guests always well protected in a cockpit/lounge The contemporary deck design features clean spaces and simple but effective solutions for sail handling and life at sea.
The impression is one of neatness and efficiency. The layout has been optimized for shorthanded sailing with five standard powered winches close to the twin helm stations, and all lines lead aft from the mast. The cockpit has been designed with maxi-style C-shaped settees, two separate tables, and a wide sprayhood with recessed storage. A large opening transom with a huge swim platform creates a perfect teak-decked ‘beach’ over four meters wide. Forward of the mast, the deck is completely uncluttered, an expanse of pure teak that ends at the forepeak with the large locker for the anchor.
Swan 78 – Interiors
To provide the most flexibility and satisfy any possible owners’ requirements, the interiors of the Swan 78 are offered in two exclusive and different layouts: Owner Forward (OF) and Owner Aft (OA). With the OF configuration, the Owner has a large suite forward, cooler and quieter. It is 4.5m long, with an island bed that is completely accessible on three sides. A desk and dedicated bathroom, with large separate shower compartment, complete this luxurious apartment. The Owners Aft version is dedicated to owners who wish to sail long distances and in any weather. The large suite, in this case, is placed to the stern, in the area where there is less movement and less noise under sail. The cabin provides an impressive 6m width, thanks to the generous volumes of the innovative hull. Whichever the version, the accommodation also features three guest cabins with different layouts, all en-suite with separate shower compartments.
Life onboard is centered around the spacious main saloon, over 6 m wide, with panoramic 360° view, with both layouts. Crew accommodations for two are ample and functional in both cases. The below-floor engine room, which keeps the same position regardless of layout choice, facilitates weight distribution, the planning of installations, and the flotation trim. The galley is in the same area, with large cooking areas and refrigerated storage. The celebrated Nautor finish guarantees top quality both in the technical details and in the finishing, with a wide choice of veneers and accessories.
Swan 78 – Data
|Length of hull:||23.99 m (78.70 ft)|
|LOA:||25.55 m (83.82 ft)|
|LWL:||22.18 m (2.77 ft)|
|Beam max:||6.40 m (21.00 ft)|
|Draught:||4.00 m (13.12 ft)|
|Displacement (light):||42600 kg (93916 lbs)|
|Ballast:||11600 kg (25573 lbs)|
|Engine Steyr:||SE196 E35 140 kW 190 hp|
|Fuel:||2000 l (528 USg)|
|Water:||1300 l (343 USg)|
|Fore triangle||154.4 m² (1662 sq.ft)|
|Main sail||196.0 m² (2110 sq.ft)|
|Jib:||174.3 m² (1876 sq.ft)|
|CE-approval:||Category A Ocean|