Swan Nautor 90s
Performance Sail Yacht FINLAND & ITALY
Beginning in 2015 Archer Humphryes Architects for Swan Nautor in Finland, with Leonardo Ferragamo the chairman in Italy - commenced designs for the production yachts 55 S, the super yachts 95 S and 105 S for purchasers. By introduction, the brief was to revolutionise the current fleet, creating homes for modern travellers and explorers who equally want state of the art technology and hand made craftsmanship – for living and enjoyment.
True blue water cruisers capable of performance racing, Swan Nautor is known as a world leader in yacht design, ‘a Finnish cult’ amongst owners, just like the Tesla Tribe or the Aman Junkies. Nautor Swans club includes tech billionaire and philanthropist Thomas Siebel and fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. “It’s a very strong boat. Both technically and aesthetically it’s great,” says Demarchelier, whose 53-foot Swan is called Puffy. “Its lines are beautiful. I’ve used it for several shoots” as relayed to the Wall Street Journal.
Giving expert design solutions, with customisation for different layout options, Archer Humphryes Architects provided a modern, comfortable, practical sail yacht with versions for owner forward or owner aft with raised saloon or a flush deck and a full, partially or fixed keel position. Visiting Jakobstad frequently, almost in the Artic, there was huge respect for the weather elements, where delivery by experienced crew and launches of the yachts are stilted when the surrounding seas are frozen.
Crucially in the design was to capture the vista that links forward to aft, opening up the living spaces to there maximum. This idea was technically transformative idea, core to the concept without disrupting the fluid mechanics of the fully carbon fibre hull, generated by infamous naval architect German Frers. Maintaining the Scandinavian heritage was vital, with a twist of Italian flare and passion, with British creative design - the hallmark of Archer Humphryes’ approach with the 28m plus long vessels.
The designers are looking forward to revealing a fully customised yacht in the near future.