As on any Swan, the heart of the yacht is its deck, which on the Swan 88 can be separated into four defined areas, the first three being in the cockpit/aft while the fourth is in the front. In the guest cockpit, Swan has introduced on the 88 a new and evolved sunroof design that takes inspiration from previous generations of maxi yachts, combining the practicality of an integrated splash guard and bimini, with a very elegant line
Swan 88 – Deck
The modular cockpit benches can be arranged in a variety of configurations, such as lounging and full dining arrangements. The maneuvering area with the yacht’s winches and steering pedestals is centrally located in this area, leaving room aft for an entirely new beach area where guests can lie or lounge, with access to the water as well as the large tender garage. Forward of the mast is a fourth area that can be used for sunbathing or as a sunset lounge, with a large sail locker and an anchor locker below deck.
Swan 88 – Concept
Like all of the brand’s models, the Swan 88 is a pure-bred performance yacht; she’s an uncompromising cruiser with a racer’s soul.
The Swan 88’s appendages are optimized for cruising, with a standard moderate draft of 4 feet and options for shallow draft, telescoping and performance keels. Twin rudders offer multiple benefits, including a shallower draft and improved balance while cruising.
“The New Model is an evolution of the previous models, but for this one we did a complete study for balance, performance, gear position and sail shape,” says Germàn Frers. “According to the results of these studies, we designed the hull.”
A true blue water yacht, the Swan 88 is designed to offer smooth and comfortable sailing even in the most difficult conditions, with an optimized heeling angle of no more than 20 degrees. With an effective load line length of less than 24m, she is economical to operate and manage, while offering broad appeal in the charter market and maintaining a high resale value.
The Swan 88’s sail plan takes advantage of the brand’s extensive experience from recent ocean racing, combining efficiency with simplicity and ease of sailing management. The position of the mast well in the middle of the yacht offers a good balance between the bow triangle and the mainsail, with the possibility to split the triangle into four different staysails – gennaker, zero tails, jib and staysail – thanks to the size of the long J. The staysail can be fitted with a self-centering track, while the mast and boom are built in carbon as standard.
Design: the architect German Frers
“The New Model is an evolution of the previous models, but for this one we did a complete study for balance, performance, rig position and sail shape,” says Germàn Frers. “According to the results of these studies, we designed the hull.”
Swan 88 – Data
|LOA:||28,27 m (92.75 ft)|
|LWL:||24,99 m (81.99 ft)|
|Beam max:||6,72 m (22.05 ft)|
|Draught:||4 m (13,12 ft)|
|Displacement:||54.100 kg (119.270 lbs)|
|Ballast:||15.050 kg (33.180 lbs)|
|Fuel:||2.800 l (740 USg)|
|Water:||1.500 l (400 USg)|
|Naval Architect:||German Frers|
|Main sail:||235,51 m² (2.535 sq.ft)|
|Jib Orc:||201,88 m² (2.173 sq.ft)|
|Gennaker:||690,00 m² (7.427 sq.ft)|