Nautor's Swan building 24m ClubSwan 80 sailing yacht

Written by Laura Nicholls

Nautor's Swan has announced its construction team are busy building a new 24.7-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.ClubSwan 80 yacht exterior designPhoto: Nautor's SwanClubSwan 80 yacht exterior designPhoto: 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.ClubSwan 80 yacht exterior designPhoto: Nautor's SwanClubSwan 80 yacht exterior designPhoto: Nautor's SwanClubSwan 80 yacht exterior designPhoto: Nautor's SwanThe 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.

Nautor’s Swan has worked alongside strategic partners Persico Marine and an expert design team that includes project manager, Vittorio Volonté and engineer Giovanni Belgrano. Nautor's Swan shipyard facility in Pietasaari “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 and Persico’s team is pushing ourselves over the limits and learning from different experiences, approaches and ideas. That’s innovation!” says Juan K.ClubSwan 80 yacht exterior designPhoto: Nautor's SwanClubSwan 80 yacht exterior designPhoto: Nautor's Swan"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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