VIDEO Swan 55 (16m): the bluewater that can change its skin

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The new Swan 55 at the Genoa Boat Show

The Cannes Yachting Festival and the Genoa Boat Show are two not-to-be-missed events for the industry’s shipyards and all enthusiasts. Our editorial staff went on board the latest innovations, one of them being the new Swan 55, designed by Frers Design. A “chameleon-like” blue water, which with as many as 4 keel options and various customizations on interior and exterior layouts can change its skin from blue water to sporty sailing. Here is our tour on board and a preview of the boat while waiting to try it out.

Swan 55 – The Video

Swan 55 – Project

German Frers presents Nautor’s newest addition as follows, “The Swan 55 represents a new generation of hull design, developed over the past two years with the help of the tools available today to study hull behavior in all sailing conditions.

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The new Swan 55 is at its best when sailing slightly heeled

These are hulls with a “powerful” aft part that achieve maximum sailing length and low drag during heeling, with the lowest possible displacement-to-length ratio. In addition, they provide excellent balance in the various ranges of skidding angles, in combination with the proven double blade system of therudder.”

Frers continues, “In designing the bow sections, which are well rounded transversely and have an acute angle of entry, we favored ease of steering when heeling. The displacement of the hull (22,450 kg the light one) is the result of a thorough study of the weight and position of the on-board equipment,” Frers explains.

Swan 55 – The Interior by Misa Poggi

Here is what Misa Poggi, interior designer of the Swan 55, says: “Interior design matches the materials. Those chosen for the Swan 55 were selected to be in line with life on board and reflect a perfect home lifestyle–practical, pleasant, comfortable and durable. Four essential elements that must coexist at sea.

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Swan 55, the forward master stateroom in the standard version

The various “moods” of finishes and colors, which allow for customization of the interior, “have been designed to meet the tastes of different types of customers, from the most classic to the “extravagant,” but always maintaining the elegant style and standard of a Swan. For the interior bulkhead trim, the wainscot style is proposed, among other options, as a tribute to the historic seafaring tradition…while of course respecting Swan safety and practicality.”

In terms of style and finish, the new Swan 55 features four different moods: Swan Soul embodying the typical Swan environment, Scandi VisionFor a lighter, more Nordic atmosphere, Blue Genoa which pays homage to the colors of the ocean and seafaring tradition, and the special Velvet Vibe, warm and colorful like a Mediterranean sunset.

Data Sheet

Overall length 17.75 m
Hull length 16.60 m
Length at waterline 15.78 m
Maximum beam 5.00 m
Standard keel draft 2.50 m
Short keel draft 2.10 m
Long keel draft 3.40 m
Telescopic keel draft 2.00/2.85 m
Light displacement 22,450 kg
Ballast (standard keel) 7,530 kg
Yanmar 81 hp standard engine
Sail area mainsail 95.11 sqm
Jib sail area 80.15 square meters
Gennaker sail area 275 sqm
Diesel fuel capacity 800 l
Freshwater capacity 600 l
German Frers Project
Nautor’s Swan Construction
Interior design Misa Poggi



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