ClubSwan 80: Game changer for the Maxi Yachts world
After the great success achieved by the technologically advanced ClubSwan 36, the ClubSwan 50 which marked the start of a new era in the One Design panorama and the new Super Maxi ClubSwan 125 ready to hit the water next spring and conceived to beat all world records, Nautor’s Swan is expanding the ClubSwan family with another exceptional project – ClubSwan 80
‘We’d like to introduce a new concept into the world of Maxis and invigorate Owner participation on an international level. That’s the reason why we have created a new ClubSwan 80 and put together the most brilliant minds in the yachting industry, working with the aim to evolve the accepted principles in the sailing world’.
A maxi yacht for real time racing
This is how Enrico Chieffi, Nautor Group Vice President, wants to introduce the new project of ClubSwan 80, currently under construction, to the world, highlighting once again how Nautor’s ClubSwan Yachts division is proving to offer a range of yachts based upon values of style, speed, innovation, technology and competitive sailing potential.
After the great success achieved by the technologically advanced ClubSwan 36, the ClubSwan 50 which marked the start of a new era in the One Design panorama and the new Super Maxi ClubSwan 125 ready to hit the water next spring and conceived to beat all world records, Nautor’s Swan is expanding the ClubSwan family with another exceptional project, which will prove to be once again both technologically advanced and radical against the maxi sailing yachts’ history and to complete the ClubSwan Yachts range.
Nautor’s Swan, Juan Kouyoumdjian and Persico Marine, together with selected experts in different fields (Vittorio Volonté for the project management, Giovanni Belgrano for the engineering, Scott Ferguson for the Rig Design and Nauta Design for the Interiors,) have been working very hard to design and develop new ClubSwan 80
The brief at the heart of the new project was to create a maxi yacht for real time racing: identical yachts, modern, fast and fun to compete with the same equivalent features, relying on the owner’s abilities at the helm. The controlled running costs, together with the exhilarating performances and light displacement make this yacht a dream for every sailor. For the construction of the ClubSwan 80, Nautor’s Swan has teamed up with Persico Marine, based in Nembro, an international shipyard renowned worldwide for its expertise in building high performance yachts.
The ClubSwan 80 class
Persico is putting to good advantage its know-how acquired from the series production of VO65s and larger advanced high-performance one-design boats currently sailing. Moreover, on the subject of state-of-the-art one-design yachts, Persico Marine is the Official Supplier of the famous foil arms for the next America’s Cup, to be held in Auckland in 2021. These parts, which are used to keep the AC75s up on their foils, have been supplied to all teams and are absolutely identical in all respects.
Amid the scenery of the current America’s Cup where technology is taken to extremes – and therefore reachable only by a few top guns – Nautor, with the ClubSwan Yacht division aims to convert this trend into an offer that is more balanced and tangible for an extensive number of sailors.
The ClubSwan 80 class, wishfully debuting at the Maxi Rolex Cup in 2022 with three yachts, will join the established OD racing program the Finnish brand has developed for its owners. The ClubSwan Yacht family is not stopping here – in fact to complete the full range, a project of 6X feet is already on the drawing board.
Photos Nautor’s Swan