Designed by the experienced and successful Germán Frers, the 30-metre Swan 98 is intended to redefine cruising by delivering Nautor comfort, safety and reliability with ocean passage-making at speed.
The Frers’ design is currently being made real in Nautor’s Swan’s superyacht facility in Pietarsaari, Finland, using the materials, build techniques and the craftsmanship for which Nautor’s Swan is renowned.
The interior is designed by acclaimed Genovese architect Misa Poggi. There are two interior layouts available: owner-aft and owner-forward +3 guest cabins each with ensuite bathroom. Ms Poggi has developed three themes specifically for the Swan 98 project and each features fine Italian textiles and leathers to create an ambience of comfort and luxury, whether relaxing alone or entertaining guests.
The standard Swan 98 has a comprehensive specification but there is a list of options that means no two Swan 98s will be the same, each is a semi-custom superyacht reflecting her owner’s style. Chief among these is the option of a telescopic keel, which, together with the standard twin rudders, reduces draught from 4.9 to 3.2 metres, opening up a world of shoal-draft lagoons, colourful harbours and remote, unspoiled anchorages without compromising windward performance. Its design has been optimised for safety and reliability and has the advantage in not intruding into the interior.
Hull and deck are built using epoxy pre-preg carbon fibre interior and exterior skins on a core of M-grade Corecell foam.