Having made her world debut last summer season after a maiden cruise through the Baltic Sea, Nautor’s Swan 95 sailing yacht Lot99 made her way to the Mediterranean Sea not only to prove her long-distance cruising capabilities but also to show what this carbon performance cruiser can do out on the race course. Here we take a closer look at this pocket rocket and all the features Nautor has equipped her with.
Built for experienced Swan owners, Lot99’s build brief was clear; to deliver all the comforts of home in a seaworthy and nimble package that would be easy to operate through reliable yet modern equipment. Both owners were very involved in the design of the interior but left the exterior completely in the hands of well-known designer German Frers.
The semi-raised saloon allows for a much brighter living environment below deck in the saloon and equally provides added protection fro the wind and spray coming over the bow when relaxing in the deck cockpit while underway.
The visibility from the twin helm stations, however, remains unaffected and the helmsman is treated to a panoramic vista from Lot99’s aft deck with a clear sight of all the deck operations taking place during manoeuvring.
Towering above is the 43-metre-tall full-carbon mast that completes Lot99’s performance features. The rig makes cruising ‘easy and fun’ according to Nautor with features such as a hydraulic furling boom and captive reel main sheets, managed by push-button controls from the steering pedestals. When in full race mode, a removable bowsprit is on hand to maximise her performance potential.
The owner’s input throughout the interior is evident in the particular style that has been achieved through the selected materials. Handmade and installed by Nautor at the shipyard in Finland, the main saloon is finished with materials such as European oak and Tundra Titanium buffalo leather. The wood and leather compliments each other perfectly and creates a welcoming environment, perfect for family living after a day’s sailing action.
The guest accommodation is largely concentrated at the aft section of the yacht with the crew cabins and galley moved forward. A total of eight guests stay in four cabins with four crew members taking up quarters in the bow.
The owner’s suite takes up the full width of the very aft section, right below the steering cockpit on deck. A unique feature here is the private stairway that exits right in the middle of the steering action.Photos by Nautor