Finnish-based shipyard Nautor's Swan has announced the sale of the first hull of the Swan 88, part of their Maxi series yachts. Described as a ‘dual soul of racer and cruiser’, the Swan 88 will be the brand’s first hybrid electric propulsion yacht. Revealed in December last year, the designers strove to balance seaworthiness, with elegance, comfort and ultimate performance for competitive sailing, in her design. Photo: Nautor's SwanPhoto: Nautor's SwanThe 26.5-metre hull is an evolution of the brand’s previous popular models such as the Swan 98, with the addition of innovative features such as a newly evolved coachroof design to bring together the sprayhood and bimini. Designed by German Frers, and featuring exterior architecture by Micheletti + Partners, the yacht has four separate deck areas, three aft and one forward. The cockpit can be configured in a number of ways, rearranged to accommodate lounging and full dining setups. Additionally, the Swan 88’s winches and steering wheels are centrally located in the cockpit, allowing for a beach area at the stern, with full access to the water and a large tender garage. Forward of the mast, is a sunbathing and sunset lounge area. Photo: Nautor's SwanThe Swan 88 includes interior design by Misa Poggi, with focus on “volume, geometries, architecture and materials” to create a “comfortable, harmonious and magical place.” With room for customisation, the yacht will accommodate up-to 10 guests across a master stateroom and four additional guest staterooms. The Swan 88 will also host four crew members. Photo: Nautor's SwanShe is due for delivery in 2023.