The New Crossover ClubSwan 43 has Been Launched

The all-new ClubSwan 43 has been launched! Designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian to embody the spirit of precision naval architecture, the ClubSwan 43 represents a cutting-edge yacht that combines state-of-the-art technology with timeless craftsmanship, delivering a new sailing experience for enthusiasts and professionals alike.

The ClubSwan 43 has been conceived as the perfect crossover: a complete racer able to compete in the most captivating regattas worldwide and with the option of a ‘racing-cruising’ experience.

The ClubSwan 43 seamlessly blends advanced solutions with elegant design features. Its sleek lines and aerodynamic profile, combined with innovative rigging and handling, reflect meticulous craftsmanship aimed at optimizing performance and inspiring confidence in any sailing condition.

Courtesy Nautor Swan

Constructed with vinylester infusion and carbon reinforcements, the hull, hull structure, and deck are designed for superior strength and weight control. The single-part infusion process ensures structural integrity, while the high modulus carbon fiber mast and boom, and the prepreg carbon bowsprit—suitable for both racing and cruising versions—further enhance performance.

The ClubSwan 43 is engineered for excellence in competitive sailing. It incorporates advanced technical elements to ensure optimal functionality and precision:

  • Deep Keel Recess: Strategically designed to enhance performance, especially in bowline sailing, the deep keel recess allows better load absorption by distributing loads across an upper area integrated into the hull lamination. This design maximizes sailing efficiency while ensuring structural integrity.
  • High-Performance Rudder: Featuring a slim profile for hydrodynamic efficiency, the rudder’s angle to the boat’s center is optimized for ergonomic comfort and visibility during races. This design is inspired by cutting-edge solutions from the America’s Cup.
  • Precision Manufacturing: The fin and keel are precision-milled with CNC machines, adhering meticulously to 3D geometry specifications. This ensures unparalleled accuracy and tolerance, guaranteeing optimal performance. Our naval architect supervises the manufacturing process to ensure every detail aligns with the design specifications.
  • Sail and Rigging Systems: Designed based on years of racing experience, the sail and rigging systems of the ClubSwan 43 are fine-tuned to enhance performance and responsiveness, providing sailors with a competitive edge.

In summary, the ClubSwan 43 embodies cutting-edge design, precision engineering, and extensive racing experience. Whether competing in regattas or cruising offshore, it delivers unrivaled performance and agility on the water. Developed as a One Design package, the yacht features a standard One Design keel optimized for ORC circuits, and includes a powerful square-top mainsail for agile and precise performance.

ClubSwan 43
Courtesy Nautor Swan

Furthermore, the ClubSwan 43 boasts a spacious and elegantly furnished interior designed by Micheletti+Partners, providing adaptable accommodation for extended cruising or relaxing moments at sea. The primary objective of this project was to achieve practicality and comfort. This model’s standout features include the creation of an open, flexible, and innovative space and the use of ecological materials.

The interior design offers remarkable flexibility, allowing clients to remove 80% of the interior for racing and easily reinstall it afterward to return to cruising comfort. This innovative approach ensures that the ClubSwan 43 meets the diverse needs of both competitive sailors and leisure cruisers.

February 12, 2024

ClubSwan 43: A Fusion of Racing Prowess and Cruising Comfort

ClubSwan 43 sailing

Nautor Swan is enhancing its portfolio with the introduction of the ClubSwan 43, bolstering its well-established Swan One Design Circuit and leveraging the significant presence of ClubSwan Yachts in renowned regattas. Crafted by the acclaimed Juan Kouyoumdjian, the ClubSwan 43 epitomizes the pinnacle of contemporary yacht design, seamlessly blending the attributes of a high-performance racer capable of competing in prestigious global races with the flexibility to deliver a sport-cruising experience.

ClubSwan 43 at anchor

In this groundbreaking endeavor, Nautor Swan collaborates with esteemed professionals, including Pure Design & Engineering for the engineering aspect and Lucio Micheletti, from Micheletti+Partners, for the interior design. Embracing Nautor’s expertise in the One Design realm, the yacht is conceived as a comprehensive package, complete with a professionally managed Class.

This design ethos enables participation in dedicated circuits like The Nations League and the Swan One Design Worlds. Furthermore, the ClubSwan 43 is engineered to excel under ORC Cat. B regulations, ensuring competitiveness in prominent rating regattas worldwide, thus offering a diverse array of racing opportunities for discerning owners.

ClubSwan 43 deck

Designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian, the ClubSwan 43 project is the cutting edge of contemporary yacht design, she has been conceived as the perfect crossover: a full racer able of competing in the most captivating races worldwide and with the possibility to offer a ‘sport-cruising’ experience. “The ClubSwan 43 is the best of the two worlds, a pure racer with a stylish and elegant interior design.” Says Juan K, Naval Architect. “It would be thrilling to watch her competing as in real time and rating races.

The lamination of the hull has started in June, while the yacht will be ready to début at Palmavela that year, with four to five boats participating to the Rolex Swan Cup 2024.

ClubSwan 43 interior

The interior design has been envisioned by studying the needs of Owners considering this model and combines practicality and comfort for both racing and cruising modes.

Lucio Micheletti speaking about the project said: “With the new ClubSwan 43 we introduced new green materials, playing not only on style, but working on the project’s environmental impact with a constant desire to discover new elements from research and innovation.“

ClubSwan 43 specs

Hull LOA (incl. bowsprit): 14.56 m – 47.8 ft
Hull construction length: 13.10 m – 43.0 ft
Hull LWL: 13.10 m – 43.0 ft
Beam max: 4.25 m – 14.0 ft
Draught (empty): 2.40 m – 7.8 ft
Displacement (empty): 7050 kg – 15542 lbs
Engine Yanmar: 40 hp
Total sail area: 118.2 mq – 1272 sq.ft
Fore triangle: 45.5 mq – 490 sq.ft
Main sail: 72.7 mq – 782 sq.ft
Asymmetric spinnaker: 174 mq – 1873 sq.ft
Fuel: 140 l – 37 US gal
Fresh water: 300 l – 79.2 US gal
Black water: 60 l – 15.9 US gal

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