New Models 2021: Sailing Monohulls
Swan, Beneteau and Jeanneau have released new sailing yachts that are debuting at shows from Cannes to La Rochelle.
Swan’s world premieres in 2021 include the Swan 58 (Cover & Review, Issue 60), a hugely popular new design by Germàn Frers making its debut at Cannes. Frers, who has been designing for Swan since 1981, created the 58 as a fast bluewater cruiser that can be comfortably sailed by a couple, with a performance package as an option.
He started designing the 58 around the same time he was designing the Swan 48 that launched in 2019 and the new model is similarly refined and in demand. The coach roof almost blends into the clean deck, where the symmetrical cockpit has L-shaped sofas and foldable tables on both sides.
Below deck, Italian architect Misa Poggi has created a warm interior offered in a choice of décor ‘moods’: Swan Soul, Scandi Vision or Velvet Vibe. Steps lead down to the galley to port, the saloon with adjustable table is forward, the master suite is in the bow and the two guest cabins are aft. Starboard of the steps is either a full navigation station or a fourth cabin.
Jeanneau Yachts 60 – Cruiser version
The Jeanneau Yachts 60 (Review, Issue 60) is another world premiere at Cannes, with two versions on show at Port Canto: the racing-oriented Classic with a retractable hood and helm bimini, along with the Cruiser version featuring a hard top with a canvas sunroof.
The 60 succeeds the 57 in the French builder’s flagship Yachts range that also includes the 51, 54 and the upcoming flagship 65. Measuring 59ft 11in with the bowsprit, the twin-helmed 60 features a new 57ft 1in fibreglass hull by Philippe Briand and an interior by Winch Design.
The innovative deck layout features an inverted bow, a hull chine, integrated bowsprit, high sheer line and Jeanneau’s signature step-free, angled side decks. The longitudinal aft garage to port can store a 4ft 11in dinghy.
Jeanneau Yachts 60 – Classic version
There are four mast options spanning three sizes, four rigging choices and three to six cabins related to the various layout options available in four areas – starboard saloon, aft accommodation, forward accommodation and forepeak – that allow great personalisation.
Meanwhile, Beneteau is scheduled to unveil its new Oceanis 34.1 at Grand Pavois La Rochelle (September 28-October 3) before it’s displayed at the Barcelona International Boat Show (October 12-17). In this latest addition to the seventh generation of Oceanis yachts, Marc Lombard has created a flared hull that provides greater interior space for the forward cabin.
Beneteau Oceanis 34.1
Standard equipment includes a conventional 31sqm mainsail and 18sqm self-tacking jib, while options include an in-mast furling system and rigging packs that include a stemhead for downwind sails, extra winches and a 26sqm furling genoa. The bulb-free hydraulic lifting keel reduces drag and allows simple beaching, while the cockpit has no backstay, making it easy to get to the swim platform.
The interior by Italy’s Nauta Design is naturally lit by four deck hatches and four hull portholes, with options including two or three double cabins, and an oak or walnut finish. The L-shaped galley is to starboard, the head is to port, while the full-beam saloon has two sofas and a large dining table, comfortable for up to eight passengers.
It’s very hard to ‘improve’ a Swan design, especially when the last one in line came from the drawing board of the inestimable Germàn Frers. But it is possible..