FIRST CLUBSWAN 80 LAUNCHED IN LA SPEZIA
The first yacht of the brand-new ClubSwan 80 range is débuting at a private launch in La Spezia, yesterday, June 23rd .
The 80-foot ClubSwan yacht highlights Nautor’s Swan’s ability to offer a range of yachts that are based on values of style, speed, innovation, technology and competitive sailing potential.
Nautor’s Swan completes the ClubSwan Yachts range with the launch of this fast, fun and innovative model – the ClubSwan 80 – My Song. This new offering will sit alongside the small technologically advanced ClubSwan 36, with which the ClubSwan 80 shares some ease of handling features such as the advanced hull form and sail plan, and the innovative underwater appendage.
“The launch of this pure 80ft racer marks another important milestone for us. We have broadened our range to get closer to meeting every need and lifestyle choice of our customers,” said Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Group CEO. “The market is always asking for something different, out of the box, and our ClubSwan Yachts range can offer a fresh, bold and innovative solution, setting the bar high. The team of brilliant international minds working on this performance sailing yacht with the goal of building something unique has been quite special! The CS80 is a pure racer but is also an incredible yacht for fast sailing, shorthanded sailing, and comfortable sports cruising.”
For the construction of the ClubSwan 80, Nautor’s Swan teamed up with its strategic partner Persico Marine, based in Nembro, Italy, an international shipyard renowned worldwide for its expertise in building high performance yachts.
The ClubSwan 80 is designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian, designer of all the ClubSwan Yacht projects.
Nautor’s Swan, Juan Kouyoumdjian and Persico Marine, together with a team of experts chose Vittorio Volonté to manage the project, Giovanni Belgrano for the engineering, Scott Ferguson for the rig design and Nauta Design for the interior. The team has worked very hard to make this new performance boat a reality.
The new model features a canting keel of 4.75m, which is proving to be a great compromise between having a very fast, deep keel while also allowing the yacht to enter into harbors and ports without any limitation.
The ClubSwan 80 has twin rudders, as usually adopted in its new shape as designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian (as happened for ClubSwan 36), and a canard. More specifically, a rotating canard has been adopted for sailing in short racing in light/medium winds (VMG), but also to grant a big flexibility in the tactical situation that are very common in the tight fleet racing.
The very long, retractable bowsprit, together with the very light displacement related to the canting keel, makes the yacht a real monster downwind, providing an enormous amount of fun while sailing.
The yacht comes with a minimal, stylish interior designed by Nauta Yachts, with the aim to combine the very high performance with a degree of comfort inside. A more luxurious version with a full set of options is also possible, being fully aware it may affect sailing performance.