BY APB Staff on 2 May 2024

The Swan 88 offers a hybrid electric propulsion option in partnership with Torqeedo.

Swan 88

The first unit of the Swan 88 with hybrid electric propulsion, has been launched at the Boatbuilding Technology Centre, the House of Swan in Pietarsaari, Finland.

The Swan 88 is the first model fully developed from the outset to offer a hybrid electric propulsion option in partnership with Torqeedo. It also sees the continuation of the cooperation of German Frers for naval architecture, Misa Poggi for Interior Design, and Lucio Micheletti, Micheletti + Partners, for exterior styling.

The new project has an innovative coachroof inspired by the wind, with the essential and dynamic lines enhanced. The Swan 88 features a series of solutions on space, functional quality and on-board comfort — indoor and outdoor. The natural light flooding in from the ‘atrium’ companionway and the coachroof and hull windows give brightness to the interiors.

Swan 88

The Swan 88 is designed to present an opportunity for owners to reduce running costs by chartering. This performance maxi design satisfies the critical 24-metre load line length rule for compliance with the light MCA charter regulations.

Nautor Swan says its decision to develop this vessel stems from the aim to offer a performance superyacht based on an efficient platform, minimising management costs and simplifying the charter certification process.

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The appendages dedicated to cruising are a moderate-draught fin T-keel of 4 meters and twin rudders, which give significant advantages such as reduced draught, added safety, and a very good balance while sailing.

The hull and deck are full carbon fibre epoxy construction utilising the proven benefits of Sprint lamination technology and the yard’s proprietary advanced carbon mould technology.

Swan 88

“The Swan 88 marks an important milestone for the shipyard’s production. It’s the first hybrid propulsion yacht, which has seen a constant collaboration with Torqeedo and has contributed to the study and development of the same features across the entire range, not just maxi yachts,” says Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Group CEO.

“This important new model, of which we will launch the second unit in a few days, represents Swan’s 360-degree essence, the DNA that for 58 years has made our boats recognizable worldwide, and we are very proud of it.”

The maxi yacht will make its worldwide debut at the 2024 Cannes Yachting Festival, September 10-15, and the 2024 Monaco Yacht Show, September 25-28.

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