First Swan 95 sailing yacht launched and named Lot 99
by Chris Jefferies
The hull of the Swan 95 was built from a female mould using composite sandwich construction for the hull and deck for maximum stiffness, yet minimal weight. Exterior styling and naval architecture are courtesy of long-time Swan collaborator German Frers.
The sleek lines and twin rudders ensure that the Swan 95 is both responsive and easy to manoeuvre. The Swan 95 also has the option for a lifting keel.
Nautor’s Swan unveiled its new 28.8 metre model at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show and the first hull was sold before the end of the year. Her vital statistics include a maximum beam of 6.92 metres and a 4.4 metre draught.
There are two versions of the 95 — the S, with its semi-raised saloon; and the FD, or flush deck. Lot 99 features the former design.
The Swan 95 is described as a versatile, high performance yacht, suited to competitive racing, while the spacious interior lends itself to comfortable extended cruising with an owner's cabin, plus three guest cabins and two crew cabins.
The Swan 95 joins the Nautor's Swan line up, which extends to the new Swan 115 flagship, of which four have been sold. Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Finnish yard include the 23.99 metre Swan 78, with the first two hulls sold in December 2016.