Swan 120 wins Boat International Design and Innovation Award

The judges of the Boat International Design and Innovation Awards 2022 declared the Swan 120 – Audrey the First – winner of the best interior design for the Sailing Yachts category.
The Swan 120 brings together the skills and craftsmanship of Nautor’s Swan, working together with German Frers, for the naval architecture, and Mark Whiteley, for the interior design.
The teams work in synergy to create a masterful interpretation of a modern superyacht. Delivering unparalleled comfort, safe passage-making and the requisite level of reliability, the Swan 120 resets the bar for this size of yacht.
The fully custom interior was penned by Mark Whiteley Design, who was closely involved in the General Arrangement development, and worked in close communion with the interior design department at Nautor’s Swan.
The brief was to marry and merge the two narratives of classic architecture and modern design into a new whole, and to establish a modern classic theme.
To achieve the modern classic look and a discreet but luxurious atmosphere, the team went straight to work creating bespoke furniture in rich mahogany with stainless steel detailing set against fielded paneling and white hand painted surfaces. Further important elements included fine leathers, Loro Piana fabrics for upholstery and beautiful accessories and loose pieces by Linley.

Swan 120
Swan 120

The excellent outcome achieved for Audrey the First’s interior is due primarily to the expertise of the combined teams, their proven skills and experience and the high-quality execution to meet the highest superyacht standards of the industry.
The interior of Audrey the First contains a myriad of detailing and fine execution – some people might not notice all at first, but it’s a real testament to the quality and craftsmanship that we can count on at Nautor’s Swan.
“Receiving this award means a lot to us at Nautor” says Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Group CEO. “It is a great milestone showing that the hard work and team effort together with true passion for doings things with dedication are always rewarding. This is another example where our willingness to go the extra mile in the search for perfection and in the details brings a stunning result. I’m proud of this Award but more, I want to say that I’m proud of my team and partners and I’d like to thank the owners for believing in us to make their dream come true”.


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