Nautor’s Swan has always offered high performance racing yachts to complement its classic range of cruising Swans, yachts such as the 39 and the 441 in Racing version. Today the yard uses its new ClubSwan models to test the most modern trends in design, materials and solutions, refining technologies that will then be used to the benefit of the cruising models. Like the Swan 45 and ClubSwan 42, successful one designs still winning in top level races. But with the ClubSwan 50 Nautor has pushed the limits, proposing a yacht that is a small revolution in performance and pure sailing pleasure
Performance comes from two main areas: the first one is optimising the relationship between key parameters such as length, displacement, sail area and righting moment; the second is a specific refinement of these parameters within themselves.
The construction in full pre-preg and Sprint carbon fiber. The structures were designed in complete compliance to ISO Standards. The criteria was to minimize weight while keeping the construction method and procedure in line with that of a serial production setup. I believe we managed to achieve the objective since the weight of all the structural components, including the keel fin, is just over 2’000 Kg. The keel fin itself only being 160 Kg and built mostly of high modulus carbon fiber. The structural criteria for the carbon fin was specifically focused on eliminating flutter as well as satisfying 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 has been planned to be ideal in both cases, another revolution offered by the ClubSwan 50.