The renowned Finnish shipyard Nautor really got off to a flying start in 1974 with the Swan 65. Hull number 3 "SayulII" surprisingly won the Whitbread Round the World Race, the long-term forerunner of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Ketsch was the big serial boat of its time.
Now Nautor has brought a 65 again, a comparison suggests itself. What do the constructions by Sparkman & Stephens and Germán Frers have in common, what distinguishes them, what has happened?
We sailed the new Swan 65. The exciting story of the first and the current Swan 65, in YACHT, issue 10/2019. The booklet can be ordered directly from the publisher, or you can download the portrait directly from the link below
Photo gallery: Nautors milestones
Photo gallery: Nautor anniversary