Bluewater cruising is a concept that immediately brings dreams of travelling around the world, visiting remote paradises and meeting native welcoming people. When it’s time to realize this dream and choose the proper boat however, only then do you start focusing on priorities: safety first, comfort second, autonomy third. Of course, all these at a cost – potentially performance and the pleasure of sailing. Well that is until now…The new Swan 58 has been designed right around this concept: a proper Bluewater yacht, with all the typical features for this purpose, but without any compromise in terms of performance and pleasure while steering your boat. Welcome to the new Swan Bluewater Concept.
58 is a new number for the Swan family – there has never been a model of this size before, but, like every new Swan, the 58 is the result of a long and accurate process of evolution and development, through many different models around this size. Purpose and Beauty are the main principles we took as references from past models. Every Swan has a proper bluewater ability, it is a fact that many of them are cruising around the World at the moment, but some models are more aligned to bluewater use than others. Consider the S&S designed Swan 57, which raced successfully in the third edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race under the Norwegian flag, with the name Berge Viking, or to the second 57 of the range by Frers with a center cockpit layout.
The second hull built, Anouk, happily cruised around the Seven Seas under her Turkish flag. Or even to the beautiful Swan 59 Gulliver, Italian flagged, which won the first edition of the Round the World Rally for Cruisers in 1992.