The history of Swan Maxis begins early on, a few years after the establishment of Nautor. An expert client asked for a 17 m Sparkman & Stephens. It was the year 1970 and the magnificent Swan 55 took shape. At that time, it was one of the largest yachts in the world to be produced in series and in fibreglass. Sixteen were built, in both yawl and sloop versions.
The deck itself combines the considerable superyacht experience of both Nautor’s Swan and Germán Frers, providing dual-purpose spaces for both efficient sailing and resting in style. The spacious open foredeck provides the perfect sun deck while at anchor and space for sail handling while cruising. Aft of the coachroof there is a ‘grande’ leisure cockpit completely clear of lines that allows owner and guests to relax underway and enjoy the sun, sheltered by a sprayhood that disappears into a coachroof recess when not in use. At anchor this cockpit becomes a social lounge space with versatile deck sofas, the perfect place to relax as the sun sets, and converts again to become an elegant dining area, shaded by an optional bimini. Aft of this is a clear deck space that serves as a sun-lounging area, sheltered by coamings, at anchor, and a line handling space for manouevres when sailing. Further aft is a second companionway, which provides easy deck access from below for the owner or crew, depending on which interior layout is chosen. Then there are the twin helm positions