Nautor Swan hybrid sailing yacht Swan 88

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First look inside Nautor Swan's first hybrid sailing yacht DreamCatcher

3 July 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

Nautor Swan has offered a first look inside the 28.3-metre DreamCatcher. She is the Finnish shipyard's first hybrid sailing yacht and is set to make her worldwide debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

The model was first revealed in December 2021 at a virtual press conference hosted by yard chief executive Giovanni Pomati.

"[Swan 88] is an entry size to the world of Maxi," Pomati said at the time. "We wanted to build a superyacht with an efficient platform, in terms of management costs [and] easiness to get the charters certifications."

She was launched in Pietarsaari, Finland in April 2024

Described as a "no-compromise cruiser with a racer soul", DreamCatcher has a draught of four metres, with options for a shallow-draught, telescopic and performance keel. The yacht is also designed for comfort with a maximum heeling angle of 20 degrees and sports "feminine exterior lines" penned by veteran Swan designer German Frers.

Accommodation is for 10 guests, including an owner’s cabin located forward and four guest en suite cabins. The crew area supports four crew members. Her warm, classic interiors have been styled by Misa Poggi.

Key features include a deck split into four distinctive areas, with the first three located aft and a fourth sitting forward. Aft, the guest cockpit features a new coachroof design with an integrated sprayhood, Bimini and modular benches that can be arranged in flexible configurations – from lounging to formal dining.

The manoeuvring area with the yacht’s winches is centrally positioned, while a new beach club area sits at the stern with access to the water and a large tender garage. The fourth area is described as a “sunset lounge” and sits forward of the mast.

"The Swan 88 marks an important milestone for the shipyard's production," added Pomati. "This important new model represents Swan's 360-degree essence, the DNA that for 58 years has made our boats recognisable worldwide, and we are very proud of it."

According to BOATPro, Nautor Swan has two units in the Swan 128 series currently under construction. The 39-metre model marks the shipyard's second-largest project to date.

Read More/Construction well underway on Nautor Swan's second-largest project to date

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