The fortune of Nautor’s Swan was born with a 36 footer, one of the first few yachts built in fiber-glass. When the Swan 36 arrived on the scene a new datum was set. With her combination of fast lines, incorporating the modern separated fin keel and skeg hung rudder, and her fully fitted interior, she represented one of the very first production racer/cruisers. She was a hit from the start with the delivery of 90 boats in just three years between 1967 and 1970. Her success on the race course in the UK began at Cowes Week in 1968, when Dave Johnson and Michael Hurrell’s Casse Tete II won every one of their races. Elsewhere she was regularly beating , and turning plenty of heads. The Swan style and marque had been born along with a formula that would develop quickly in the years to come, helped in part by the Admiral’s Cup. After 52 years of the same enthusiasm and belief in innovation, these are still the basic ingredients for creating the ClubSwan 36.
The ClubSwan 36 features a modern deck layout, the design comes from the evolution of a concept, tested with various scale models, the shape is clean with well-defined ergonomics. The design is based on how the deck will be used: all that is superfluous has been removed, adding back only what is needed for efficient crew placement and how the crew moves together. There has been a deep investigation in order to optimize the arrangement of control lines with correct leads and placement occasionally crossing the hull but also with neat solutions where conduits double up as a foot step.