The Swan 98, the very latest in a long line of semi-custom performance cruising yacht, signed by German Frers, was launched last July at Nautor’s Headquarter in Pietarsaari, Finland. Enjoy this new video to discover more about the new Nautor’s Swan jewel!
Both hull and deck are built using epoxy SPRINT® pre-preg carbon fibre interior and exterior skins on a core of M-grade Corecell foam. This gives the ultimate structural stiffness and rigidity at the lightest possible weight, while at the same time ensuring absolute structural safety and reliability. The hull is laid up in a female mould tooled from the same technology to ensure identical mechanical properties when the hull is carefully cured in a highly advanced oven, installed at Nautor’s Swan’s new superyacht facility at the beginning of 2018.
The deck combines the superyacht experience of both Nautor’s Swan and Germán Frers, providing dual-purpose spaces for both efficient sailing and resting in style. Aft of the coachroof there is a ‘grande’ leisure cockpit clear of lines that allows owner and guests to relax under way and enjoy the sun, sheltered by a sprayhood that disappears into a coachroof recess when not in use.
For those wishing to compete, the new Swan 98 has a comprehensive racing package that includes a square-top mainsail with running backstays. The package also includes a double-length bowsprit for fast reaching with powerful masthead gennakers.
About the interiors
There are two interior layouts available for the new Swan 98. The full-beam, comprehensively-appointed owner’s suite is either forward or aft, and features Misa Poggi’s four stylish designs with ensuite facilities and a walk-in wardrobe available in the Owner Aft layout.