Nautor Swan expanding ClubSwan portfolio
The ClubSwan 43 features naval architecture by Juan Kouyoumdjian and interiors by Micheletti + Partners, offering the option of ‘racing-cruising’.
Nautor Swan is developing the ClubSwan 43 featuring naval architecture and performance analysis by Juan Kouyoumdjian (Juan K), who has designed all other current ClubSwan models that enjoy events on the Swan racing calendar and other international regattas.
Formerly announced as a 41-footer, the yacht’s overall length (LOA) has been increased to meet new regulations in ORC regattas and events, providing owners with an increased range of racing possibilities. Featuring an LOA of 47ft 9in with the bowsprit, the ClubSwan 43 has a 43ft hull with a beam of 15ft and a draft of 8ft 10in.
Federico Michetti, ClubSwan 43 Product Manager, said: “The upgrade of the ClubSwan 41 to a ClubSwan 43 came from the need to meet the new ORC regatta regulations and give our owners a 360-degree range of possibilities to participate in events around the world. By making an analysis of international circuits, we came up with the solution to have a product that goes beyond a specific category.”
The yacht has been developed as a One Design package, which includes a professionally managed class, so it will be able to compete in Swan One Design Circuits such as The Nations League and the Swan One Design Worlds.
Juan K said: “The ClubSwan 43 is an exciting evolution of the previous 41ft model. She is the best of two worlds, a pure racer with a stylish and elegant interior design. It will be thrilling to watch her competing in both real time and rating races.”
The model has also been conceived as a crossover, a full racer with the possibility to offer owners a ‘racing-cruising’ experience with comfortable accommodation. Lucio Micheletti of Italian studio Micheletti + Partners is responsible for interior design.
“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,” Micheletti said.
New Zealand’s Pure Design & Engineering is responsible for engineering, while UK-based Fibre Mechanics will handle construction. Both hull and deck will be built using E-glass in epoxy resin with carbon reinforcements, while the mast and boom will be carbon.
Nautor Swan has built more than 2,350 yachts from 36-131ft since 1966 and its current portfolio comprises Swan Yachts, Swan Maxi Yachts, ClubSwan Yachts and the motor yacht division with Swan Shadow and Swan Overshadow.