German Frers signs the new Swan 65 and winks at tradition

The new Swan 65 was drawn by the pen of Germán Frers with the same brief of the Sparkman & Stephens project of 1972: beautiful, trustworthy, comfortable and fast.

The naval architecture follows the latest design trends set by the modern ocean racers – without the extremes. The highly prismatic bow profile allow for a precise and comfortable ride in waves, whilst the powerful volumes aft will ensure flying speeds downwind and low drag in light airs, for maximum performance always.

The appendages follow the latest trends, which derive from the current best practice and technologies in hydrodynamic analysis. The keel, with its steel blade and lead bulb, is offered in three different drafts plus an innovative telescopic option that lowers the keel from 2,75m to 4,20m with no sacrifice to the interior accommodation.

The mast is positioned aft with a J that is longer than the boom length, with the further advantage of the structural bowsprit. This provides the free-dom to hoist various foresails, with the best solution for every condition: from the powerful asymmetric spinnakers to the small staysail with optional self-tacking track.


Frers has designed the Swan 65 with markedly elegant and discreet lines, with faceted edges that create even lighter volumes. The aft position of the mast – that derives from the most up-to-date concepts in sail plan design – means that it has been integrated in the coachroof, with obvious advantages both in looks and in interior volumes. The cockpit is organised with the typical Swan layout. The forward section is dedicated to guests, well protected by the sprayhood and bimini, and has a table for alfresco dining and entertaining.

The transom is curved towards the large opening bathing platform, dedicated to the sun and the sea, with areas that are designed to accommodate cushions and bathing towels. The opening transom also reveals the access to the garage, which can accommodate tenders up to 2.80m.


The interiors are offered in two different versions, Owner Forward and Owner Aft, plus various options for the arrangement of bunks, crew quarters and navigation area, making the Swan 65 one of the most flexible yachts on the market, always providing the right solution for owner’s needs and requirements.

The day area remains unchanged and features a five meter long saloon, a raised panoramic living area with dining to port and a lounge to starboard.

Systems and tanks are recessed under the flooring in the deepest part of the hull, yet are easily accessible; two steps down there is large C shaped galley, well organised for use under sail, and the navigation station, with a dinette layout or, optionally, a traditional chart table with a column for all the electronics and additional stowage for various domestic appliances.

In the OF version, there is the large master cabin forward with an island bunk accessible from three sides, and two twin guest cabins aft, each with its own bathroom and separate shower. Two layouts are available here: two single or one double bunk, the latter completely accessible from the side.

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