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Nautor's Swan announces sale of new maxi Swan 108 hull

10 May 2021By Holly Overton

Finnish shipyard Nautor's Swan has unveiled the latest addition to its line-up of Maxis in the form of the Swan 108, with the first hull already sold. 

Announced during a virtual press conference, the Swan 108 plugs the gap between the Swan 98 and the soon-to-splash Swan 120 flagship. The new model is hailed by the yard as an evolution of the current Maxi yacht line, featuring modified exterior lines courtesy of German Frers and Lucio Micheletti.

Described as a "proper bluewater yacht", the Swan 108 is designed with moderate freeboards like its fellow Swan sailing yachts, offering "great comfort" in rough seas and the ability to handle "gently in waves".

Owners are given the choice of two deck layouts with the option of a stepped or flush aft deck - both of which are optimised for soaking up the sun at anchor. The helm stations have also been moved forward to enhance visibility under sail and to free up the entire aft area for relaxation, aided by a fold-down swim platform. 

The Swan 108 also guarantees owners simple and efficient sail systems, with in-boom furling for those looking to cruise or a racing square top mainsail for owners planning to compete in international regattas. 

The interiors are a collaboration between Nautor's in-house design team and Misa Poggi, providing owners and guests with "air, light and space". "I choose light colours to give an idea of breadth and dark colors for a more intimate atmosphere. Everything should give the idea of being immersed in a bright space in perfect harmony with the outside," said Poggi. 

Nautor Group CEO Giovanni Pomati said the new model was an expression of the Swan philosophy with "awe-inspiring teamwork" between Nautor's Swan, German Frers, Misa Poggi and Lucio Micheletti. "She [the Swan 108] draws on the amazing heritage we have at Nautor and sets a new and contemporary tone.”

The Swan 108 follows a number of new models from the Finnish yard, including the Swan 88, Swan 98 and Swan 120 as well as the racier ClubSwan 80 announced at the end of 2020.