Swan shows first Shadow motor yacht
Nautor’s Swan has released running and party photos from Porto Cervo of the first Swan Shadow, the Finnish builder’s first-ever motor yacht.
Nautor’s Swan has released photos of the Swan Shadow – the brand’s first-ever motor yacht – cruising in the waters of Porto Cervo during the occasion of the Swan Sardinia Challenge, where 34 One Design yachts were competing. The boat was also exhibited in a pool at the centre of a waterfront party where guests were able to see the yacht up close.
Renowned for its sailing yachts, which it has built in Finland since 1967, the company conceived the Shadow as a chase or shadow boat for Swan owners, although the 43ft 4in yacht has evolved to become a multi-purpose boat that can be configured for other uses such as a fishing boat, day boat and Limo tender.
Offering a 14ft 10in beam, the yacht has a twin-stepped V hull and a flush deck, although the aft platform wrapped around the three outboard engines can be raised to become a passarelle or lowered like a swim platform. Engine options range from 225hp to 350hp each, producing a top speed of 55 knots. With triple 300hp Mercury engines, fuel consumption at 30 knots is estimated be 3 l/nm.
Furniture can include an aft-facing triple sunpad and a table with two facing bench seats, all of which can be added or removed with a bolt-on system. The fixed helm station features a double bench and a single seat to port, while forward is a double cabin and head below, and seating in the bow, where a crew cabin can be included.
Roof options range from a shorter T-Top to an extended Long Top. The latter can be equipped with telescopic pillars and moving glass panels to offer an enclosed version suitable for inclement weather or for use as a Limousine. However, a fishing boat set-up may use the T-Top and remove all the standard furniture, replaced by a fishing chair aft.
Storage is built in under deck and additional topside bags can be selected to offer more storage volume under the bulwark, allowing easy access to gear while cruising.
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