Finnish yard Nautor’s Swan has announced that the first hull in its new Swan 95 range of 28.8 metre sailing yachts, Lot 99, has left Pietarsaari (Finland) bound for the Mediterranean.
The new Swan 95 is the evolution of the Swan 90: longer, proportionally lighter, stiffer and faster than her predecessor. It follows the maximum sailing length concept of her larger sister; the Swan 115.
The hull of the Swan 95 was built from a female mould using composite sandwich construction for the hull and deck for maximum stiffness, yet minimal weight. Twin rudders ensure that the Swan 95 is both responsive and easy to manoeuvre, while a lifting keel allows her draught to be reduced from 5.5 metres to 3.3 metres.
Two basic layouts of the interior have been studied in detail by experts in long distance cruising and modern design, including a variety of customisation options, both the owner forward and owner aft versions of the raised sa-loon and the flush deck. Special attention has been given to secure the circulation of the comparably large spaces while sailing at the larger degrees of heel.
The new Swan 95 will be given a public debut in September at the 2017 Cannes Yachting Festival (September 12-17 ).