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New Swan 48 - The Myth is Back

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New Swan 48 - The Myth is Back_2

One of the most iconic Swans ever was born in 1971 under this number: the mythical Swan 48. Like any Swan, she was born to be a perfect family cruiser, capable of sailing around the world in total safety and comfort.

Today, almost forty years after the original one, it's time for another mythical Swan 48…

in brief

Features

A real timeless beauty in a modern style, Germán Frers design

Easy to manage by a couple

Able to guarantee good family living space with privacy

Fast cruiser and good racer under ORC/IRC

Owner Forward layout, 3 cabins and 2 heads with 2 showers

Options for owner cabin, chart table and aft port cabin layouts

Hull

Overall length below 15 metres (14,75 m/48,4 ft), std draft 2,40 m, height above WL 23,71 m

Latest Frers bluewater cruiser/racer hull generation, inspired by modern Ocean racers = more performing, powerful, balanced, stable, safe

More volume throughout

Good bilge volumes below waterline, space for tanks and systems = all loads concentrated below floor and amidships, very low CG

Twin rudders layout = less draft, more control, perfectly designed for this kind of hull

 

Sail Plan

Latest generation sailplan, mast well aft, on top of keel

Good balance between main and fore triangle

Up to 4 possible forestays Gennaker, Code 0, Jib, Staysail

Long standard bowsprit, suitable for Asymmetric as well as for anchor roller

Optional self tacking track for Staysail or for Jib

Mainsail sheet with two different solutions for cruising and racing

Deck

New Coachroof style, long and typically Swan, but with the same language as 65 & 78. Will be the style for all the future Swans below 60 ft

Soft and rounded shapes, long coamings to protect the whole cockpit

Spacious cockpit with standard big table removable for racing, seats for 6/8

Large integrated sprayhood with rigid recessed housing

Steering: handy winches, foldable footrest, seat on top of coamings

Big swimming platform, storage on lazarette, benches lockers, forepeak

Dedicated sunbathing area on coachroof with recessed space for cushions

Optional tender garage layout and fittings in the lazarette

 

Interior

3 levels of cabin: owner forward with private head, aft VIP stb and guest port

2 comfortable heads, both with large separate shower compartments

Large saloon area with 3 levels of natural light sources, incl. std hull windows

Galley with 360° layout, domestic size fridge and good storage volumes

3 chart table layouts, flipper style, forward facing with seat and storage or sofa

Engine room with space for optional genset and good accessibility

Interior style based on concept of moods

 

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