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Nautor's Swan

Swan 65

This new design was created practically simultaneously with the Swan 78 as a complement to the larger sister of the new bluewater line of yachts. The size seems to be a very popular one. It allows space for a permanent crew with minimum length. The design philosophy and parameters follow the same concepts of the larger version. This smaller yacht has one less cabin in the Owner’s party than the larger 78 but shares the same saloon in the OF and OA versions developed. In order to give the saloon a feeling of space, the galley is locate forward behind an open partition with a direct view to the deckhouse front window. Her medium light displacement hull is powerful and beamy giving very good form stability and a nice motion at sea. The hull shape and parameters, especially the prismatic coefficient has been optimized for fast all around performance in light to medium wind ranges within a modern wide stern envelope. The steering system includes twin rudders for a positive easy control in all circumstances, and there are a number of draft options for fixed and lifting keels offered. She will be a fun boat to own and sail the waters of the world, and because of her advanced design she is expected to have a long successful life. She is modern but at the same time we have strived to conserve her softness and harmony of the earlier relatives avoiding hard unruly behaviour. The same can be said of the aesthetics, she is new, clean and modern, without being tied up to any short lived fashion. The same could be said of the deck with its modern design, uncluttered surfaces and straightforward, simple solutions to sail handling and life at sea.

Germán Frers

 

 

 

Technical specifications

Naval Architect

GERMÁN FRERS

 

Dimensions

LOA 20.11 m 65.98 ft

LWL 18.38 m 60.30 ft

Beam max 5.62 m 18.44 ft

Draught (standard) 3.50 m 11.48 ft

Draught (optional telescopic keel) 2.75/4.20 m 9.02/13.78 ft

Displacement (light) 28,000 kg 61,729 lbs

Ballast 9000 kg 19842 lbs

Engine Volvo D3 110 kW 150 Hp

 

Rig and sail dimensions

IG 26.50 m 86.94 ft

J 8.25 m 27.07 ft

P 25.70 m 84.32 ft

E 8.10 m 26.52 ft

Sail areas

Main sail 121.9 m2 1312 sq.ft

Fore triangle 112.9 m2 1215 sq.ft

Jib 118.3 m2 1273 sq.ft

 

Tank capacity

Fuel 1,200 l 317 USg

Water 1,000 l 264 USg

Hot water 80 l 21 USg

Grey water 200 l 53 USg

Black water 200 l 53 USg

 

CE-Approval Category A Ocean

 

Battery & power sources

Service batteries 24 V 720 Ah / 5 h

Handling system batteries 24 V 225 Ah / 20 h

Starting batteries 24 V 75 Ah / 20 h

Diesel generator Onan MDKBV 230 V 11 kW 50 Hz

Shore power 230 V/50 Hz 50 A

 

Owner Forward

Interior

standard
opt crew cabin
opt aft cabin
opt crew nav
opt crew cab & nav
 

Owner Aft

Interior

standard
opt crew cabin
opt aft cabin
opt crew nav
opt crew cab & nav
 

Sail plan

The name itself - Swan 65 - is an icon in and beyond the sailing community. It evokes beauty, comfort, reliability, but also the power to win the most important regattas in the world, even with the most luxurious interiors and the most complete cruising equipment. The new Swan 65 was drawn by the pen of Germán Frers with the same brief of the Sparkman & Stephens project of 1972: beautiful, trustworthy, comfortable and fast. The naval architecture follows the latest design trends set by the modern ocean racers – without the extremes. The highly prismatic bow profile allow for a precise and comfortable ride in waves, whilst the powerful volumes aft will ensure flying speeds downwind and low drag in light airs, for maximum performance always. This also makes for beautiful looks, with slender, elegant shapes, a high stern and low freeboard, highlighted by the typical Frers sheer, a distinctive feature of every Swan and a clear indication of the blue water breeding. The volumes are designed for perfect symmetry when heeling, a factor that ensures the best performances under every angle of sail together with a well-balanced ride. The appendages follow the latest trends, which derive from the current best practice and technologies in hydrodynamic analysis. The keel, with its steel blade and lead bulb, is offered in three different drafts plus an innovative telescopic option that lowers the keel from 2,75m to 4,20m with no sacrifice to the interior accommodation. The rudders are designed for absolute efficiency, with twin blades that guarantee complete control and optimum balance under heel. In perfect combination with the hull shape, rigging and sail plan offer all the advantages of the most recent experiences and developments. The mast is positioned aft with a J that is longer than the boom length, with the further advantage of the structural bowsprit. This provides the freedom to hoist various foresails, with the best solution for every condition: from the powerful asymmetric spinnakers to the small staysail with optional self-tacking track. The yacht will always have the right sail, with minimum crew effort. Racing efficiency is provided by the optional square top main sail and running stays.

Deck Owner Forward

Like the Swan 78, her larger sister, the Swan 65 flaunts the latest Frers coachroof design. Featuring innovative lines that combine the advantages in interior layout and accommodation of the “S” configuration (Semi-raised Saloon), the celebrated panoramic Swan coachroofs, with the elegance and sportsmanship of the “FD” (Flush Deck) configurations, the clean lines of which Swan has always set the trend since its Swan 48 in 1971. If there is an obvious family feeling with the Swan 78, Frers has designed the Swan 65 with markedly elegant and discreet lines, with faceted edges that create even lighter volumes. The aft position of the mast – that derives from the most up-to-date concepts in sail plan design – means that it has been integrated in the coachroof, with obvious advantages both in looks and in interior volumes. The cockpit is organised with the typical Swan layout. The forward section is dedicated to guests, well protected by the sprayhood and bimini, and has a table for alfresco dining and entertaining. This area can be offered in various configurations: more open and sporting, with seamless seating and full length table, and more cosy and protected, with surrounding seats and integrated sunbathing area. This layout also provides more interior space, with the owners’ suite aft. The central area of the cockpit is dedicated to the handling of the yacht, with five powered winches all of the same size, positioned close to the two helm stations, for better handling with limited crew but enough space for a complete racing crew to work efficiently. The transom is curved towards the large opening bathing platform, dedicated to the sun and the sea, with areas that are designed to accommodate cushions and bathing towels. The opening transom also reveals the access to the garage, which can accommodate tenders up to 2.80m. At the bow, the forepeak is accessed through a large hatchway that leads down to a generous volume that can be optionally converted into crew quarters with separate heads, and still provide substantial stowage space.

Owner Forward

The opening transom reveals a bathing platform that unfolds to provide direct contact with the sea, and gives access to the large lazarette/garage

The five winches are organised to handle the yacht with a crew of two, and yet provide the space for an entire racing crew

The three meter long seating gives the single level cockpit an open sporting look with great freedom of movement


Deck

Like the Swan 78, her larger sister, the Swan 65 flaunts the latest Frers coachroof design. Featuring innovative lines that combine the advantages in interior layout and accommodation of the “S” configuration (Semi-raised Saloon), the celebrated panoramic Swan coachroofs, with the elegance and sportsmanship of the “FD” (Flush Deck) configurations, the clean lines of which Swan has always set the trend since its Swan 48 in 1971. If there is an obvious family feeling with the Swan 78, Frers has designed the Swan 65 with markedly elegant and discreet lines, with faceted edges that create even lighter volumes. The aft position of the mast – that derives from the most up-to-date concepts in sail plan design – means that it has been integrated in the coachroof, with obvious advantages both in looks and in interior volumes. The cockpit is organised with the typical Swan layout. The forward section is dedicated to guests, well protected by the sprayhood and bimini, and has a table for alfresco dining and entertaining. This area can be offered in various configurations: more open and sporting, with seamless seating and full length table, and more cosy and protected, with surrounding seats and integrated sunbathing area. This layout also provides more interior space, with the owners’ suite aft. The central area of the cockpit is dedicated to the handling of the yacht, with five powered winches all of the same size, positioned close to the two helm stations, for better handling with limited crew but enough space for a complete racing crew to work efficiently. The transom is curved towards the large opening bathing platform, dedicated to the sun and the sea, with areas that are designed to accommodate cushions and bathing towels. The opening transom also reveals the access to the garage, which can accommodate tenders up to 2.80m. At the bow, the forepeak is accessed through a large hatchway that leads down to a generous volume that can be optionally converted into crew quarters with separate heads, and still provide substantial stowage space.

Owner Aft

The transom, that opens to provide access to the lazarette, is completely unencumbered and is perfect for sunbathing and swimming

The guest cockpit is well protected from the elements and features a large central integrated sunbathing area

The forepeak can be reached from the deck. Large and deep, it has plenty of space for sails and equipment


Interior

The interiors are offered in two different versions, Owner Forward and Owner Aft, plus various options for the arrangement of bunks, crew quarters and navigation area, making the Swan 65 one of the most flexible yachts on the market, always providing the right solution for owner’s needs and requirements. The day area remains unchanged and features a five meter long saloon, a raised panoramic living area with dining to port and a lounge to starboard. Systems and tanks are recessed under the flooring in the deepest part of the hull, yet are easily accessible; two steps down there is large C shaped galley, well organised for use under sail, and the navigation station, with a dinette layout or, optionally, a traditional chart table with a column for all the electronics and additional stowage for various domestic appliances. In the OF version, there is the large master cabin forward with an island bunk accessible from three sides, and two twin guest cabins aft, each with its own bathroom and separate shower. Two layouts are available here: two single or one double bunk, the latter completely accessible from the side. The OA version, ideal for those who prefer long crossings, has the guest cabins forward and a full beam owners’ suite aft. In this version room has been made for a workshop in front of of the engine room, which is positioned at full height under the stepway, separated from generators and other equipment. In both versions two alternative solutions are provided for crew quarters: at the bow, or forward of the galley. Both have separate heads. The finish in European Oak and the elegant design, well thought out for long navigations, are touches of the high Nautor standards that have made Swans world famous.

 

Owner Forward

The twin aft cabins are with a double bunk, accessible from the front and side, or with two singles that can be joined in the middle

The raised saloon takes full advantage of the panoramic windows and the large port lights that provide both light and air

The Owners cabin forward finds comfort in the coolest and quietest area of the yacht with a large central island bed and a walk-in closet with its own lighting

 

Owner Aft

The Owners’ cabin aft is stable and protected under sail, and its full beam width provides for plenty of space and multiple stowage facilities

The VIP port guest cabin is supplied in two configurations, with twin beds that can be joined in the middle or a fixed double accessible from the front and side

The forepeak can be converted as an option in a crew cabin with separate head, while still offering ample stowing capacity



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