European Boat of the Year 2018 winner
At the Boot Düsseldorf, the jury for the ‘European Yacht of the Year’ Award announced the winners for 2018. Now in its 15th year, the European Yacht of the Year is the most comprehensive awards programme for new production yachts. Twelve judges, representing all the main European nautical magazines, appraised each of the nominated yachts during the autumn of 2017. The ClubSwan 50 triumphed as the best Performance-Cruiser yacht. ‘We are very proud of this achievement, that is coming soon after Sail Magazine’s 2018 Best Boats Award that was awarded in the United States. With twenty ClubSwan 50’s in water and a complete 2018 calendar of racing (The Nation Trophy Leagues in Med, US and Asia) our Swan One Design Division is now a reality’ commented Sebastiano Fanizza, Nautor’s Swan Commercial Director.
The ClubSwan 50 is the result of an impressive development program. Designed by the renowned Juan Kouyoumdjian, the ClubSwan 50 boasts pre-preg carbon construction, a low-freeboard hull with a dramatic reverse destroyer bow, an integral bowsprit, reverse sheer, distinctive chines and concave aft sections with lots of topside flare. The interiors are well conceived with contemporary modular furniture for an easy conversion from cruising to racing mode. The owner’s stateroom forward, for example, becomes a sail locker, while the settees become over-and-under racing berths.