BY APB Staff on 24 Jun 2024

The design of the interiors is made so the client can remove 80 per cent of the interior for a race and re-install it afterwards to return to cruising comfort.

Nautor Swan Clubswan 43 (3)

Nautor Swan has launched the ClubSwan 43 sailing yacht, designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian.

Nautor Swan, a Finnish shipyard owned by Sawa Srl, a company owned by Leonardo Ferragamo for 26 years, has a history dating back to 1966. The firm says the new ClubSwan 43 represents a “cutting-edge yacht that combines state-of-the-art technology with timeless craftsmanship, delivering a new sailing experience for enthusiasts and professionals alike.”

The ClubSwan 43 has been conceived as a crossover: a complete racer capable of competing in top races worldwide and offering a ‘racing-cruising’ experience.

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Nautor Swan Clubswan 43 (3)

“The project with Nautor Swan began with the aim of creating a yacht that performs not only in One Design but also within the ORC classes,” says Juan Kouyoumdjian.

“The task was not easy, but we have come up with a design that satisfies both of these racing worlds, thanks in part to the continuous discussions we had with sailors and end users, which have improved the entire project”.

The ClubSwan 43 integrates advanced solutions with elegant design features. The hull, hull structure and deck are constructed using vinylester infusion with carbon reinforcements. The hull structure is made in a single part through infusion to maintain better weight control and ensure structural strength. Additionally, the yacht is complemented by a high-modulus carbon fibre mast and boom. The bowsprit is made in prepreg carbon both for the racing version and the cruising one.

The ClubSwan 43 has a deep keel recess, designed to enhance performance, especially in bowline sailing. This recess allows for better load absorption by distributing the loads across an upper area integrated into the hull lamination. This design ensures structural integrity while maximising sailing efficiency.

The rudder is engineered for high performance, featuring a slim profile for perfect hydrodynamic efficiency. Inspired by the cutting-edge solutions seen in the America’s Cup, the angle of the rudder pedestal to the centre of the boat is optimised for both ergonomic comfort and optimal visibility during races.

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The fin and keel are precision-milled with CNC machines, adhering closely to the 3D geometry specifications for optimal performance on the water. The manufacturing process is supervised by the firm’s naval architect to ensure every detail aligns with the design specifications.

Nautor Swan Clubswan 43 (3)

The ClubSwan 43 has been designed to optimise handling and rigging systems based on years of racing experience collected by the yard. Nautor Swan says Every detail of the sail and rigging systems has been fine-tuned to enhance performance and responsiveness, giving sailors a competitive edge.

The ClubSwan 43 has been developed as a One Design package. It is equipped with a standard One Design keel that can be optimised to compete on ORC circuits. The OD sail plan includes a powerful square-top mainsail, allowing for agile and precise performance.

Thanks to Nautor’s expertise in this sector, which includes a professionally managed Class – the new yacht will be able to participate at the exclusive Swan One Design Circuits, such as The Nations League and the Swan One Design Worlds.

“ClubSwan 43 offers performance and style in both the exclusive Swan One Design circuit and the established worldwide rating racing events”, says Federico Michetti, Head of Sports Activities and CS43 Product Manager. “This model is not limited to just a specific category but is something which goes beyond”.

Nautor Swan Clubswan 43 (3)

Furthermore, the ClubSwan 43 features a spacious and furnished interior by Micheletti+Partners, offering adaptable accommodation for extended cruising or relaxing moments at sea.

The main objective of the project was to fulfil the idea of practicality and comfort, while two important characteristics of this model are the creation of an open, flexible, and innovative space and the use of innovation in terms of materials, using ecological ones. The design of the interiors is made with such flexibility that the client can remove 80 per cent of the interior for a race and re-install it afterwards to return to cruising comfort.

Nautor Swan Clubswan 43 (3)

The model will debut at the Rolex Swan Cup 2024 in September to celebrate the 22nd edition of this regatta, competing in the Swan One Design Division.

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