Nautor's Swan has announced it is currently busy building a new 23.99-metre sailing yacht, the ClubSwan 80. The project is part of the yard's move to expand the ClubSwan family and make further use of the advanced technology implemented in models such as the ClubSwan 125 and ClubSwan 50.Photo: Nautor's Swan“We’d like to introduce a new concept into the world of Maxis and invigorate owner participation on an international level. That’s the reason why we have created a new ClubSwan 80 and put together the most brilliant minds in the yachting industry, working with the aim to evolve the accepted principles in the sailing world," says Enrico Chieffi, Nautor Group Vice President.
The brief for the ClubSwan 80 was to "create a maxi yacht for real-time racing: identical yachts, modern, fast and fun to compete with the same equivalent features, relying on the owner’s abilities at the helm." Another important aspect of the brief is that the owner can benefit from controlled running costs and a carbon hull engineered by Pure for optimum control while racing.Photo: Nautor's SwanPersico Marine, the builder for high-performance yachts, collaborated with Nautor's Swan on the new yacht and offered its expertise in foil arms. As the yard is responsible for the identical foil parts to be used in the next America’s Cup. The design team also includes project manager Vittorio Volonté, engineer Giovanni Belgrano, rig designer Scott Ferguson and interior designers Nauta Desig“Designing pure racers which are highly technological and advanced is something unique. When we started talking about a model which could raise the bar in the sailing world in order to turn the maxi sailing yachts around, we all knew that an eighty-footer was the right way to go. Working with Vittorio, Giovanni, Scott and Persico’s team is pushing ourselves over the limits and learning from different experiences, approaches and ideas. That’s innovation!”
"We are very honoured to cooperate with Nautor’s Swan and Juan K in the construction of the ClubSwan 80. With this significant collaboration, we will continue to expand and to enhance our production technology, allowing for the greatest versatility in the design and engineering of high-performance yachts,” says Marcello Persico, CEO of Persico Marine.
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