Published: Thursday, 18 April 2013
Mike Fulton

Nautor’s Swan, renowned for its luxury sailing yachts, has introduced the ultimate cruising yacht with a raised saloon, the Swan 80RS.  A sophisticated, high performance yacht crafted in Finland, the new Swan 80RS completes Nautor’s Swan’s established and successful 80-foot range.  Designed by Frers of Germany, the 80RS is an ideal choice for those with a passion for long distance cruising in style. 

Building on nearly half a century of design and build experience, Nautor’s Swan has incorporated state of the art materials into the Swan 80RS. The light, hull uses unidirectional fibres to give a strong and stiff structure. It employs SPRINT™ laminating technology; the same method used in its flush-deck version, the Swan 60. 

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Above deck, the sheltered cockpit enhances the safety aspect, especially under challenging offshore conditions, and provides plenty of natural light for the spacious interior.  The aft cockpit is designed with the needs of the helmsman in mind and plenty of room to manoeuvre.  A sunbathing area is located on the bridge between the aft cockpit and the guest cockpit. 

Down below the stylish, central living area is perfect for entertaining or relaxing. The main saloon is open and inviting, with an additional lounge area on the port side.  There are four comfortable cabins, ideal for cruising with family and friends.  The owner’s cabin has two large hull windows providing plentiful natural light and this is continued into the midship cabin, which also has two hull windows. Additionally, large deckhouse windows around the whole top-deck offer further illumination to the interior.  The crew accommodation is carefully separated from the guest cabins.  Access to the engine room is easy. 

TheSwan 80RS comes with a standard draft of 4 metres, but there is also a shallow draft keel option for coastal cruising and easy harbour entries.   

Luca Lucheschi, the Commercial Director at Nautor’s Swan, said: "The new Swan 80RS is indicative of Nautor’s commitment to long distance cruising, without compromising on performance and style.  The concept and design of the 80RS is based on market research and valuable customer feedback. The Swan 80RS combines elegance and leading-edge build technology, unique in a cruising yacht of this size."