The Swan 115 represents a step forward in cruising and race design. The initial conceptual work was undertaken for a couple of potential clients looking to increase the return in terms of enjoyment and the joy of owning a large sailing yacht. Besides the customary family cruising in comfort, they were looking for extra adrenaline pumping racing and sailing at higher maximum speeds downwind. This existing brief led us to design a maximum waterline length hull that could be optimized for speed in the lighter weight condition, something entirely different from the traditional heavy cruiser racer concept that, because of their deep hull shape, do not gain speed by being lighter due to loss of sailing length.
The Flush Deck version with an uncluttered deck space and sleek lines makes the Swan 115 the ultimate performance Swan, combining the iconic style and quality the brand is renowned for with leading edge build techniques and materials. The hull shape, with its plumb bow and wide stern, designed by Germán Frers, has performance top of mind, with twin rudders for increased responsiveness and better control when heeling.
The traditional teak interior is hand built by Nautor’s expert craftsmen in Finland, with light oil wax satin finishes and modern details throughout. Nautor’s team of interior designers and architects, work closely with every client to define the Swan of their dreams. The Swan 115 FD has the owner’s cabin forward, with crew quarters aft and is built to MCA LY3 class Push button sail handling is standard on this version. The hull and deck are built in carbon fibre using foam and Nomex core.
The starting point of Shamanna´s interior design concept was the Owner´s wish to maintain the feel of his previous maxi Swan. Certain key elements such as the teak woodwork with white oilwax finish can be seen throughout the yacht. To complement the teak, plank floor style floorboards in varnished wenge create a contrast base to the horizontal bulkhead panelling and furniture. Recognizable Swan features and details such as rounded corners and moulded teak trims doubling as handholds are the base for the interior components. The décor and material palette is limited focusing on teak and luxury leather detailing.
The deep brown floorboards are complemented by chocolate coloured leather accents found in bed trims, electrically operated leather blinds, locker and drawer knobs and belts inside bookshelves. The lifting keel trunk, dividing the saloon into a comfortable lounge on port and dining on starboard, is fully upholstered in Edelman leather with decorative stitching. The same medium brown leather with integrated magazine pockets is featured in all guest cabins.
Sailing photos and artwork has been integrated into the furniture. Soft furnishings are chosen from a neutral colour palette and polished metal fittings add a little sparkle to the décor.
The Owner´s cabin features a king-size berth and a desk and sofa. A TV is concealed behind an electrically operated leather panel inside the bulkhead. A walk-through dressing room leads to the en-suite bathroom equipped with a steam shower.
The yacht is designed for comfortable cruising and attention has been paid to create ample storage space.
The galley is fully equipped and has countertops in Corian for durable and practical use. Crew quarters are designed with the same level of detailing as the rest of the yacht with the mess sofa being convertible into a large lounging pad for relaxing. Bathrooms have vanities and sinks in Corian, faucets, showers and bathroom accessories are Dornbracht Tara Logic series in polished finish
The interior is built as a combination of veneered lightweight sandwich construction and classic woodworking according to Nautor´s 50 years of tradition.