Nautor’s Swan have announced the completion of their flagship yacht, the 38.ClubSwan 125 Skorpios, following her technical launch in May. The 42.62-metre yacht is a high-performance maxi sailing yacht, and is the first hull of the new racing series from ClubSwan.
Set to be the fastest mono-hull sailing yacht in the world, she hit the water in Pietarsaari and is set to debut at the Rolex Fastnet Race. Skorpios’ hull, superstructure and decks are constructed from carbon fibre prepreg with Nomex and Corecell cores, and she is fitted with a deep draught canting keel reducing weight, all of which help her to achieve her extremely light displacement.
Painted with a striking yellow and black exterior, the sailing yacht, which was designed by naval architect Juan Kouyoumdjian, is “the most advanced and radical maxi yacht in sailing history” according to the yard. Power comes from a Marine Diesel Sweden VGT 500.
A rotating C-foil, with an asymmetrical profile, has been developed to give vertical lift and reduce her displacement and bring her into a skimming position. She is also equipped with twin rudders for advanced control while sailing at high speeds.
“The brief was at first for a very fast super yacht for inshore racing, but, as we were developing the project, it changed. We all realized, the owner at first, this yacht was meant to be a record-breaking machine.” commented Enrico Chieffi, Nautor Group Vice President and CS125 Project Leader, speaking from the deck of the boat right after the sea trials. “And so here we are, the brief has changed, and the boat has been developed to be successful in offshore racing and intending to beat all the monohull records around the world”.