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First Swan 120 makes Monaco Yacht Show debut

24 September 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

The first 36.55 metre Swan 120 sailing superyacht has made its global debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. 

Built by Nautor’s Swan's, the model has become the flagship of the Finnish shipyard's Maxi line and represents a "new era" of performance yachts for Swan.

Courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Designed by veteran Nautor's Swan designer German Frers, the yacht features interior design by Italian architect Misa Poggi, who also handled the interior design of the Swan 98.

Described by the yard as “defining the next generation of performance superyacht design”, the 120 features a concealed electronically controlled bimini top and sprayhood with ‘aisle seats’ on deck. A "snug" area is a key on-deck space that sits between the helming stations.

The transom meanwhile transforms into a large teak-decked swim platform with a garage large enough to hold a 4.5 metre tender and other water toys. Once the tender has been launched, this area can also be used for sunbathing or light dining.

The 36.5 metre yacht was designed by German Frers, with interior design by Misa Poggi

Nautor’s Swan chief executive, Giovanni Pomati said: “The deck folds open to create a beach deck not only to launch a tender but for swimming, scuba diving, even to have breakfast in the morning.”

Interior designer Misa Poggi has created two interior configurations; one with the owner’s cabin aft and one with the owner’s cabin forward. Both configurations feature an additional three guest ensuite cabins, one double and two twins, as well as three twin crew cabins with private bathrooms for a staff of six.

The Swan 120 has been developed specifically for cruising

In both layouts, the galley and laundry are located next to the crew quarters while the full-beam owner’s cabin features an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe. Another standout feature is a saloon accessed via a 1.8 metre wide companionway door made of curved glass. Interior materials, meanwhile, will feature Italian textiles and leathers.

Pomati said the Swan 120 embodied the Nautor’s Swan DNA by balancing luxury and performance.

Interior designer Misa Poggi has created two interior layouts, one that places the owner's cabin aft and one that places the owner's cabin forward

“Nautor’s Swan is also about performance. We like to race and be competitive and although we have ClubSwan, Maxi Swan should also be fast. It has everything you need to be competitive on the racing scene. ClubSwan is about racing and the Maxi Swan is about cruising.”

Pomati spoke of a number of new models at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show, including the flagship of the Club Swan series, the Club Swan 125, and the first Swan sailing yacht with hybrid propulsion.

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