German Frers and Nautor develop new sailing yacht Swan 105
by Malcolm MacLean
Sleek and luxurious, she is a development of the Swan 100, 112 and 130 designs with a performance hull and a clean deck layout. Natural light in the interior is maximised with six windows on each side of the hull and 10 deck hatches. Above decks, the sweeping top of the raised saloon flows naturally into the entertainment cockpit amidships which has a hydraulic Bimini top for shelter. Seating eight, this provides a comfortable retreat from the business ends of the yacht.
The scope for stylish cruising has received a great deal of attention and the Swan 105 has a broad transom that opens out to create an extensive swimming platform with additional space for a 4m tender with its own hydraulic launching and recovery system.
The layout has a full-beam owner's cabin forward, a double guest cabin and two twin cabins, all with en suites. The galley and crew quarters are aft.