Swan 80 to succeed Swan 78
Nautor Swan is building the Swan 80, which is designed to succeed the popular Swan 78 that debuted in 2018.
Nautor Swan, whose dealers in Asia include Asiamarine, is developing the Swan 80, which has a sub-24m (23.99m) hull, an overall length of 25.55m (83ft 10in) and a beam of 6.40m (21ft 0in). The yacht has been created to succeed the Swan 78, of which 10 hulls have been built.
The Swan 80 has been designed to emulate the eye-catching hull and deck style of the Swan 108, a new look that the Finnish builder says will “characterise the Swan Maxi family into the future”.
German Frers – who has worked with Swan for over four decades – is responsible for the overall concept and naval architecture, Lucio Micheletti handled the exterior styling while Misa Poggi has designed the interiors.
The Swan 80 features twin rudders for directional stability, a tapered hull entrance and a powerful aft section, with the design allowing a balance between performance and stability at different angles of heel.
The hull’s construction of foam-cored glass-fibre reinforced epoxy with carbon-fibre unidirectional reinforcements increases solidity and durability.
The rudders are designed with sacrificial tips and the rudder stocks are encased within sealed compartments to reduce the consequence of any collision with a submerged object. Keel options include ‘fixed deep’ and ‘fixed shallow’, as well as a deep telescopic lifting variant as required.
The Swan 80 has a near-flush wooden deck and a streamlined coachroof. The winches are placed around the twin helm stations and a centre console is available for the mainsheet winch. A new look on deck features wood-covered cockpit coamings, which have been extended aft for crew comfort.
The flat aft cockpit allows multiple configurations for seating, on-deck storage and other furnishings, while all furniture can be removed when the yacht is in racing mode. In cruising configuration, the aft deck can be set up with easy access to the beach area and swim platform, which are adjacent to the full-beam lazarette that can accommodate a RIB.
Below deck, the Swan 80 has the space and capacity to offer a variety of cabin configurations and open areas, following feedback from Swan 78 owners, guests and crew. One options features a spacious forward owner’s cabin plus another four en-suite guest cabins.
The crew quarters are aft and have access to the cockpit, engine room and other technical areas. Replacing one of the guest cabins with a crew cabin can increase crew berths from two to five. Furthermore, one of the guest cabins can also be used for an additional TV lounge or dining area.