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PORTFOLIO SWAN 128 - Yacht Design Magazine

2023-02-03 13:36

Antonio Vettese

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PORTFOLIO SWAN 128 - Yacht Design Magazine

At the Nautor shipyards in Pietarssari, Finland, work has already started on the Germán Frers’ project to create the new Swan 128


At the Nautor shipyards in Pietarssari, Finland, work has already started on the Germán Frers’ project to create the new Swan 128, expected to be launched in 2025. The Micheletti + Partners studio has taken care of the deck and deckhouse shapes while interior design has been entrusted to architect Misa Poggi as per shipyard tradition. Such inception synthesizes elegance and performance. This is Nautor’s philosophy, applied to all its creatures.


For this 39-meter maxi, the shipyard has commissioned Cape Horn Engineering a study on fluid dynamics to optimize canoe-body shapes in all dynamic sailing conditions.

The Swan 128 is, in fact, a sporty cruiser designed for long voyages but also at ease in regattas. The full carbon hull uses laminated sandwich with carbon fiber fabrics pre-impregnated in epoxy resin. She has been designed to perform at all speeds, while the double rudder blade guarantees greater control and limits luffing. A sail plan of 816 square meters, completed by an asymmetrical kite of 1,180 square meters, guarantees speed and performance even with light winds: the boat can reach 17 knots.


As per Nautor tradition, much attention has been paid to comfort in navigation. Heeling was limited to around 20°: you do not need to be an acrobat to move on board. Below deck, the flexible layout designed
by Misa Poggi provides a full-beam owner’s suite in the bow area, while the guest cabins can take on different configurations. However, comfort rules by all means. The TV lounge can be converted into a dining room with seating for up to ten guests.
The aft area, with three double cabins, is dedicated to the crew.


Oak base woods, leathers and textiles can interpret any owner’s desire and make each Swan 128 unique.
The flexible interiors layout comes out from the collaboration among Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering, the shipyard’s interiors department and architect Misa Poggi.