Following the success of the Swan 115, of which the yard has sold four, Nautor' Swan has now confirmed its intention to introduce a Swan 130 to the SwanLine.

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."

The first Swan 115, Solleone, attracting attention at the Monaco Yacht Show last week

It is not only the success of the 115 that has spurred Nautor to look towards a 130, as there have been specific requests for a larger Swan model. “There is a demand for the 130 and we are late,” Galgani adds. “We have more than a couple of clients asking for it so we have had to act on that.

“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.”

Vanni Galgani at the Monaco Yacht Show

While the Swan 130 is still only in the initial stages, Galgani is particular to point out that it will not be a replica of the 115. “It will be bigger in a proper way, with new features and new solutions in terms of layout and deck optimisation and it will be very well designed for the cruising world.”

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.

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