BY Nick Walton on 30 May 2024

Nautor Swan has launched the ClubSwan 28, a yacht based on the concepts of simplicity, quality and, of course, pure One Design speed.

The ClubSwan 28 is poised to enter One Design races worldwide. Crafted by Juan Kouyoumdjian and crewed by four/five, this pure One Design vessel is engineered for simplicity without compromising performance, complemented by a carbon mast and no backstay.

Designed for optimal performance in varied conditions, particularly medium/light winds, the ClubSwan 28 is tailored for passionate sailors seeking close, high­ performance racing in a user-friendly package. With a focus on smart, enjoyable, and swift sailing, this yacht is an accessible entry point into the racing realm.

The deck layout prioritises safety and efficiency, featuring a clean cockpit for fun racing. A full kite retrieve system, complete with a sliding hatch on the bow, enhances ease of operation during races.

Nautor Swan has launched the ClubSwan 28, a yacht based on the concepts of simplicity, quality and, of course, pure One Design speed.

Thanks to its lifting keel and dimensions, the ClubSwan 28 is easily trailered and rigged within hours, offering unparalleled convenience without requiring specialised permits. Its sail plan, comprising a mainsail, jib, AP kite, and reaching kite, ensures formidable power and versatility on the water.

The rig concept exhibits simplicity, with a single movement allowing rig adjustment through a straightforward hydraulic system. Mast bend and headstay tension are effortlessly synchronised without the need for a backstay, thanks to the innovative shroud configuration.

“Our goal was to create a vessel that prioritises manageability and ease of sailing over pushing the boundaries of absolute performance,” says Federico Michetti, Head of Sports Activities and Product Manager. 

Nautor Swan has launched the ClubSwan 28, a yacht based on the concepts of simplicity, quality and, of course, pure One Design speed.

The launch of the ClubSwan 28 marks an exciting new chapter in the storied legacy of ClubSwan Yachts. As the latest addition to the ClubSwan family, this extraordinary yacht promises to captivate sailing enthusiastsaround the globe and uphold the brand’s reputation for excellence and innovation.

The ClubSwan 28 will make its debut in September at the 22nd edition of the Rolex Swan Cup. Following this event, the fleet will reconvene at the end of October for an event dedicated to this new model: the ClubSwan Invitational Sardinia Challenge, to be held at the Marina di Villasimius in Sardinia.

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