Swan spreads wings with 76ft Arrow
Nautor Swan is expanding its motor yacht range with the Arrow, which features a walkaround design, an expandable waterside beach club and up to three cabins.
Following the launch of the 43ft Shadow in 2021 and the inboard Overshadow, which debuted at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, Nautor Swan is developing the much larger Arrow, which is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2024 and will be the brand’s third motor yacht model.
Built in advanced composites mixing infused GRP and infused carbon, the 76ft 1in yacht with a 22ft 8in beam can be fitted with two or three 1,000hp Volvo Penta D13-IPS1350 outboards, for top speeds of about 30 and 40 knots respectively.
Leonardo Ferragamo, President of Nautor Group, said: “When we started designing the first model, we thought it would just be an incredibly beautiful chase boat to go alongside our Swans. When it was launched, the result was overwhelming as the Swan Shadow became a boat of its own, creating its specific niche in our waters and becoming a great day boat.
“The high acceptance gave us the strength and determination to follow this path designing a second version, Swan Overshadow, a ‘gran turismo’ compared to her sister, with inboard engines. We thought they both needed a bigger sister and the market was pushing us in this direction. This is how Swan Arrow was born, strongly enhancing the coherence of the unique identity we have created.”
Designed by Jarkko Jamsen, the brand’s resident motor yacht designer, the Arrow is notable for its drop-down sides that increase the waterside beach area to 50sqm. The beach club features flexible furniture either side of central stairs up to the main deck.
Jamsen said: “What is essential when we think about a sailing yacht is the fact it’s mostly about spending time outdoors at sea. This ideology and the Med lifestyle were the initial inspiration for the concept of the Swan Arrow. We set out to maximise the sensation and enjoyment of being on the water and outdoors, and then we combined that with all the comforts of a motor yacht.”
The main deck features side decks either side of a protected cockpit, which features an opening roof and a sliding, pivoting glass-door system. The covered area includes facing sofas, forward chairs, a central galley and a twin-seat helm station to starboard of stairs to the lower deck.
The lower deck includes a full-beam owner’s suite midships, a VIP in the bow, galley to port and a third guest cabin or a lounge to starboard, while the crew quarters for two is forward.