Swan 48: Premiere number three will be in sight soon…

The Finnish shipyard Nautor launches unusually many new series yachts this year. After the Swan 65 and the ClubSwan 36, finally, the Swan 48 is now announced.

The new Swan 48 fits smoothly into the current yard line

As with the Swan 65, the shipyard relies on the long and successful history with the latest addition. The first Swan 48 was already built in 1971 and this was also created as a perfect family cruiser, which is capable of navigating the world in the highest safety and comfort.

The designer Germán Frers is said to be inspired by modern racing designs, sailing fast, stiff, balanced and safe. As a cruiser, the voluminous Swan 48 is said to be easy to run by a couple, but certainly have the ability to shine under the compensation formulas ORC and IRC.

The bilge offers enough space for tanks and systems, which could lower the center of gravity. Equipped with two rudder blades, and a far aft mast, addional up to four options on the mast for Gennaker, Code Zero, jib and staysail brings the boat a modern rigging geometry. The bowsprit lengths are just as variable as the mainsail systems.

The Layout
The layout is less surprising than the perspective

The large cockpit is equipped with a retractable sprayhood
which supplies long area. The stern ends with a foldable bathing platform, behind which hides a dinghy garage for a pompous dinghy on request. Additionally, the owner’s cabin is placed in the foredeck. There are a total of three chambers and two wet cells with separate shower areas. The pantry is also placed.

The Swan 48 is 14.75 meters long and 2.40 meters deep. It is formed by vacuum infusion of foam core and fiberglass using vinyl ester resins. There are two watertight bulkheads. A nine millimeter thick teak is standard on the deck, in the cockpit and on the swim platform. Spread takes place in European oak; other wood options is also available.

Finally, the first boat should swim in this summer (July 2019).