At the Monaco Yacht Show 2018 Nautor’s Swan has revealed new images of its latest sailing yacht, SWAN 120, which is part of the Maxi Swan series and will be constructed at the Pietarsaari facilities in Finland.
Designed for world cruising, the SWAN 120 is a comfortable 36.5 metre vessel constructed from carbon fibre with epoxy SPRINT® pre-preg carbon fibre interior and exterior skins on a core of M-grade Corecell foam. Her design features include a lifting telescopic keel reducing her draft from 5.5m/18ft to 3.5m/11ft, and a hydraulic lifting folding arm for the anchor to ensure stability and reliability for a sailing yacht of this size.
The naval architecture is the work of Germán Frers, whom has worked on collaborations with Nautor’s Swan since the 1980s. Misa Poggi meanwhile crafted the modern interior, which makes use of the latest materials and design innovations as does the exterior.
Above deck the uncluttered appearance draws attention to the smooth curve of the coach roof of the main salon, which leads into the sheltered aft cockpit behind. An automated bimini roof folds out from casing to provide shelter from the sunshine and spray, and ‘aisle seats’ are implemented for the perfect viewing position while at leisure or on the move.
The generous stern area provides guests with an additional sunbathing and dining area while at anchor when the transom door is lowered to create a large swim platform adjoining a tender garage that can store a 4.5m/14.7ft tender as well as a selection of water toys.
The interiors from Misa Poggi feature the finest Italian leather and textured textiles, and there are two layout variations placing the Owner’s suite aft or forward as desired and the three guest cabins (two double cabins, one twin cabin) have en-suite facilities for comfort and convenience. The crew will be accommodated over three twin en-suite cabins with laundry and other amenities close by for an efficient and non-disruptive service.
Owners have the option of a unique salon layout that boasts a large hull window and nearby daybeds where the group can appreciate the view, day or night. Above, a curved glass 1.8m/5.9ft companionway door allows greater natural light to penetrate the interior to make the port lounge and starboard dining are even more inviting.
The SWAN 120 will be just as capable as a racer, and a comprehensive racing package is available that provides a square-top mainsail with running backstays, plus double-length bowsprit with bobstay for fast reaching with powerful masthead gennakers. In addition, there is the option to integrate a concealed anchor system.