New, classy, author. The chic Frers design is wider than IMS-Renner, the gennaker is larger, and the layout is more suitable for driving
The New York Yacht Club designed the Swan 42 for its members. Soon she will revitalize sport in leading clubs around the world. The Club 42 is a real serial swan, but without the New Yorkers it would not be in the portfolio of the Scandinavian luxury yacht manufacturer.
The concept: The new club yacht should be suitable for cruising, although the focus was on short and long-distance races. To be a cruiser / racer equipped according to strict specifications, designed according to the guiding principle of "Corinthian Sailing", the sailing of pure amateurs against each other. In addition, it shouldn't be a dollar destruction machine like the TP 52 construction class. Where possible, excessive effort (equipment, sails, crew pay, team boats, etc.) is put to a halt.
The Finnish shipyard already had a sense of commercial success before the presentation of the first ship. 25 yachts were ordered, all of them by club members - despite the price of 411,500 euros plus VAT with basic equipment, but without electronics and sails.
Nautor wants to offer Club 42 to large and influential yacht clubs worldwide. Enrico Chieffi, Italian top sailor and Swan marketing boss based in the Ferragamo headquarters in Florence, has laid the foundations for this. With a presentation tour he wants to ensure that the unit swans are also available in the Yacht Club CostSmerald or in the Kiel Yacht Club. The class association will organize the races, control the rules and offer assistance.