Based in Northern Finland, Nautor’s Swan builds performance FRP sailing yachts and superyachts from 16.48 to 35.20 metres.
History of Nautor's Swan
In 1966, Pekka Koskenkyla founded the shipyard Oy Nautor AB in Pietsaari, Finland. His goal was to draw on the centuries-old Finnish boat-building industry to launch a line of high-performance sailing yachts. Koskenkyla engaged noted U.S. naval architecture firm Sparkman & Stephens to design the Swan 36, an early FRP model that had a higher strength-to-weight ratio than comparably sized wooden sloops.
Nautor’s Swan continued to develop larger and larger sailing yacht models, first with Sparkman & Stephens, and later, with well-known yacht designers Ron Holland and German Frers. In 1988, the shipyard entered the superyacht market with the Frer-designed Swan 86, which he followed up with the Swan 112 RS in 1999.
Since 1998, Nautor’s Swan has been managed by Leonardo Ferragamo and a group of investors.