Design Germán Frers
Maintaining the same hull and similar high tech construction materials and methods of the high performance Swan 60 FD, a new deck, cockpit and interior have been created for this model. The main idea behind this new version is to offer the experienced yachts- man with years of racing on his shoulders and to the regular cruising family man, a real thoroughbred with whom recreate past experiences or establish new ones. She is a real wolf in sheep’s clothing.
The Original high power rig and deep keel design combination as well as a more moderate sail plan and shallower tee keel are offered with this model. The smaller sail plan will require less ballast which will yield as soon as the breeze picks up similar performances to those of its more powerful counterpart. Thanks to the larger deckhouse and large win- downs, the interior offers an ample and airy semi-raised saloon which includes the galley opposite to a large chart table and storage place or a potential fourth cabin.
Two en-suite guest cabins aft are standard. These cabins will also be the ideal sleeping place for the crew during offshore passages. There are a couple of options in the Owner’s cabin layout including a side double berth possibility. On deck there is a large cockpit, better protected, best suited to the northern waters than the racing version, with a dinghy garage beneath.
All in all I think the new Swan 60 S, created by experts and wrapped in a good looking elegant envelope, offers a very attractive and special combination of high performance, top Nautor quality comfort unique in the market.
Compared to her FD sister the S version (S stands for Semi-raised Saloon) was specifically conceived for all the requirements of long navigations without losing the exceptional abilities of this fine hull: a true Gran Turismo. The well tested three zone cockpit has been rede- signed to suit the yacht’s blue-water vocation. The coachroof is clearly visible but flaunts a profile that reveals its pure Swan DNA and offers generous protection to the large cockpit. The sleek and elegant lines of the ample coamings extend all the way aft to protect the cockpit in its entirety: the guest area forward, with its two meter long seats served by a removable central dining table, is further protected by the large integrated spray-hood; the central area is dedicated to the yacht’s manoeuvres that are all collected around the helm stations with a large single winch for the mainsail; finally, the coamings even protect the raised aft section of the cockpit dedicated to lounging and sunbathing.
This raised section of the deck leaves plenty of room for the large lazarette then can double up as a tender garage accessible either from the cockpit or directly from the opening transom.
The rounded profile of the coachroof offers good standing room below while maintaining its sleek looks and leaves room for wide side-decks that allow safe and comfortable passage forward even when the yacht is heeled.
The flush hatches follow the profile of the coachroof and blend seamlessly with the design. Further forward the recessed furler leaves the bow clean and unhindered with its tapered and aggressive lines: a feature of this cruising thoroughbred.
The interior layout takes advantage of the generous volumes of the hull through various alternative solutions designed to satisfy different needs and any specific request. The layout is organized around the raised saloon, under which large tanks ensure ample range for cruising.
In the standard version, the raised area is dedicated to entertainment, whilst further for- ward, in a lower, protected area are the C shaped galley and the large navigation station with space for a full array of electronics. Both are designed to provide maximum comfort at sea. The en suite Owners cabin is forward and, in the standard version, displays a large island double bed.
Alternatively, the double bed can be placed to the side – a more comfortable option when the yacht is heeled. In this case the en suite head is moved forward. Aft of the main saloon are two generous guest cabins, both en suite with direct access to the heads. As an option, the starboard cabin can become a crew cabin with space for a generator and other equipment.
All the furnishings are in traditional Nautor's style, a clever mix of design and know-how, with details provided by the yard’s culture of blue-water yachts, such as the rounded angles and the large number of handholds.
The hull has a CorecellTM core with glass/carbon fibre epoxy laminate with local reinforce-
ments. It is built in a female mould.
• The lay-up is of SPRINT®/pre-preg type, giving a
stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties.
• The hull laminate is cured in an oven.
• All the stiffeners are pre-made in fibre-glass reinforced epoxy with unidirectional carbon fibre reinforcements.
• The engine beds are integrated in the stiffeners.
Special care is taken to assure rigid foundation and proper adhesion to hull.
• The structural bulkheads are of Corecell™ cored SPRINT®/prepreg glass/carbon fibre sandwich construction glued and laminated to hull and deck.
• The mast is stepped through the deck onto a carbon fibre mast step.
• Tie rods are attached between the mast collar and the step.
• The composite chain plates are built using prepreg unidirectional carbon
fibre straps laid over stainless steel bushings.
• The chain plates are attached to the hull using high strength structural adhesives.
• The hull is painted using polyurethane paint system.
• The deck is an infused vinylester/fibre glass sandwich construction with Core-cellTM foam core.
• The deck is glued to the hull using high strength structural adhesives.
High density core is located under deck fittings.
• The side decks, fore deck, cockpit sole and seats are teak covered, using 9 mm quarter cut teak battens with black caulking.
• The teak deck is vacuum glued using epoxy.
• There are two removable teak foot rests in way of helmsman.
• There is 30 mm high teak toe rail forward of the mast.
• A 3.0 m draft ballast T- keel is bolted to the bottom grid.
• Keel bolts are of high-tensile stainless steel.
• The rudder is built using carbon fibre/epoxy skin on a foam core, with a tubular carbon fibre stock.
• The lower tip of the rudder is designed to break before the
• A weed deflector is located in front of the rudder.
• There are two 1200 mm composite white painted 3-spoke wheels.
Length overall 18.86 m 61.9 ft
Length of waterline 17.40 m 57.1 ft
Beam max 5.09 m 16.7 ft
Draught 3.00 m 9.8 ft
Displacement (light) 23.700 kg 52.250 lbs
Ballast 8.200 kg 18.080 lbs
Volvo Penta 150 Hp
Rig and Sail Dimensions:
I 24.30 m 79.7 ft
J 7.07 m 23.2 ft
P 24.15 m 79.2 ft
E 7.60 m 24.9 ft
Fore triangle 85.9 m² 925 sq.ft
Main sail 115.0 m² 1238 sq.ft
Jib 91.4 m² 984 sq.ft
Asymmetric spinnaker 290.0 m² 3122 sq.ft
Fuel 1.000 l 264 gal
Water 500 l 132 gal
Hot water 50 l 13 gal
Holding tanks 120 l 32 gal
Battery & Power Sources
Service battery 24 V 480 Ah / 5 h
Handling system battery 24 V 75 Ah / 20 h
Starting battery 12 V 75 Ah / 20 h
Shore power 230 V 63 A
CE-Approval Category A Ocean