Vanni Galgani, business development manager at Nautor’s Swan, explains that, with the Swan 115 attracting a lot more attention than they had expected, and the market in a more buoyant place, it has given Nautor the confidence to seriously look at the growth of the SwanLine.
“The 115 was on our website for two weeks and four sold in that time," Galgani explains. “If you look at what else is available in that size range, it means that people are still looking for simplicity and a real brand."
“We are only at the first stage of sketches, but we have had those sketches at the show and have discussed them with a couple of clients who are looking at the 115 but, just to have an idea, would like to know what we are doing next.”
If the Swan 130 goes ahead as planned, it won’t be the first time that Nautor has built this big, as the yard was commissioned to build a one-off 131ft custom yacht, Aristarchos, in 2006. The yard has since moved away from the custom route, as the management felt that the Swan brand could potentially be diluted.
Galgani is unable to specify the exact time frame, but believes that the drawings for the Swan 130 will be ready to sell by this time next year, and perhaps sooner if they have a client to accelerate the process.