At the Monaco Yacht Show last week, Nautor’s Swan unveiled its latest maxi yacht model, the Swan 120. Following the success of the Swan 115, and with naval architecture from house designer Germán Frers, the new model is aimed at defining the next generation of performance superyacht design.
At deck level, a clean foredeck leads aft to the coach rood of the raised saloon, which continues into an expansive but protected cockpit area. This area is designed to be completely free of lines, enabling those not engaged in the sailing to be able to relax while underway. Here, there is also an electrically-controlled bimini top and sprayhood, which disappears into a flush coach roof cassette when not in use.
The voluminous stern section has been designed so that the transom can fold down at anchor to reveal a generous swim platform and spacious tender and toys garage. Once the tender is launched, the area can be used for sunbathing or dining. In addition to the stern platform swinging down, a section of the aft-deck may be opened up to convert into a large sun bed at deck level.
The hull and deck of the Swan 120 will be a full carbon fibre construction, using epoxy SPRINT pre-preg carbon fibre interior and exterior skins on a core of M-grade Corecell foam. The pre-preg system provides structural stiffness and rigidity at the lightest weight possible.
Two principal interior concepts have been conceived for the yacht: owner aft and owner forward. Both owner stateroom configurations offer three guest cabins, each with ensuite bathroom. Interior designer Misa Poggi has developed a theme specifically for the project, featuring Italian textiles and leathers.
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