• 2017 ClubSwan 50

  • Even in light wind conditions the yacht surfs readily.
  • The hull is modern and performing with full sections forward.
  • In economic cruise mode she makes easily 9 knots, thanks to her light displacement.
  • The new ClubSwan 50 is at the cutting edge of contemporary yacht design.
  • The mast has been positioned slightly aft of centre with a longer J ideal for powerful asymmetricals.
  • The deck is efficiency with a large crew and ease of use for a couple.
  • The saloon offers spaces typical of larger yachts, with eye-catching twin sofas and an open view forward.
  • The forward berth can be removed to make room for sails.

The ClubSwan 50 Nautor has pushed the limits, proposing a yacht that is a small revolution in performance and pure sailing pleasure.

Nautor’s Swan has always offered high performance racing yachts to complement its classic range of cruising Swans, yachts such as the 39 and the 441 in Racing version. Today the yard uses its new ClubSwan models to test the most modern trends in design, materials and solutions, refining technologies that will then be used to the benefit of the cruising models. Like the Swan 45 and ClubSwan 42, successful one designs still winning in top level races. But with the ClubSwan 50 Nautor has pushed the limits, proposing a yacht that is a small revolution in performance and pure sailing pleasure.

  • 2017 ClubSwan 50
  • Year:
    2017
  • Make:
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    40

Design

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The new ClubSwan 50 is at the cutting edge of contemporary yacht design.
The brief was clear and simple: an extremely fast boat that would also be easy to take to the limit, convertible into a sports cruiser with limited crew.

The new ClubSwan 50 is at the cutting edge of contemporary yacht design. The brief was clear and simple: an extremely fast boat that would also be easy to take to the limit, convertible into a sports cruiser with limited crew, with captivating looks and the natural elegance of a Swan. It had to be both competitive in class racing and conceived as a One Design. In one word, this yacht had to be cool. Naval architecture has been developed by Juan Kouyoumdjian, the Argentinean designer who also penned the winning Volvo 70 Groupama 4, Ericsson 4, ABN Amro 1 and the maxi Rambler 88.

Hull

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The hull is modern and performing with full sections forward.
Construction is light but structurally robust to full pre-preg carbon as are the mast, boom and fixed bowsprit.

The hull is modern and performing with full sections forward and a beamy transom, reverse bow, reverse sheer, pronounced chines, concave aft sections and reduced freeboards. Appendages are in the same philosophy, with a steel blade keel and a lead torpedo and twin rudders for maximum control at high speeds. Construction is light but structurally robust to full pre-preg carbon as are the mast, boom and fixed bowsprit.

Sail Plan

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The mast has been positioned slightly aft of centre with a longer J ideal for powerful asymmetricals.
The jib, available with an optional furler, is easily handled in any condition, whilst in strong winds the generous J allows for a convenient staysail.

The sail plan is the latest generation: the mast has been positioned slightly aft of centre with a longer J ideal for powerful asymmetricals that can be either full or fractionally rigged. The square top mainsail has a full shape thanks to running backstays: a perfect combination for the racing circuit. But the sail plan has also been designed with easy sailing in mind. A few changes transform the ClubSwan 50 into a docile cruiser, perfect for a couple. In moderate winds the running backstays can be positioned at the mast, whilst in stronger breezes the double reefed mainsail passes easily in front of the backstays that can be fixed in position and need no adjustment. The jib, available with an optional furler, is easily handled in any condition, whilst in strong winds the generous J allows for a convenient staysail.

Deck

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The deck is efficiency with a large crew and ease of use for a couple.
The deck layout has been planned to be ideal in both cases, another revolution offered by the ClubSwan 50.

Efficiency with a large crew and ease of use for a couple: the deck layout has been planned to be ideal in both cases, another revolution offered by the ClubSwan 50. The transverse jib tracks on the coachroof allow pure performance upwind angles and the six powerful racing winches make sail handling during racing fluid and efficient. In an instant the same layout can be adapted for solitary handling: the four winches around the helm can be used to control every function on board and, with the furling headsail configuration, it is easy to achieve top performance with a reduced crew, gybing without adjusting running backstays.

The optional cushions with rigid back supports convert the cockpit into a comfortable lounging area. The generous storage space with large lazarette aft and sail locker forward, together with options such as bow roller and windlass, transform the ClubSwan 50 into a contemporary sport cruising yacht.

Interiors

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The saloon offers spaces typical of larger yachts, with eye-catching twin sofas and an open view forward.
The ClubSwan50 offers refined interiors that are perfect for comfortable short cruises or longer sports cruising.

Designed as a week-end sailer, the ClubSwan50 offers refined interiors that are perfect for comfortable short cruises or longer sports cruising.

The elegant and stylish interiors designed by the Italian Architect Michele Bönan and realized by Poltrona Frau feature high-quality textiles and leathers, designed for optimal performance and durability. These are combined with hand crafted teak, for which Nautor is famed, set against the exposed carbon fibre lightweight structures.

The saloon offers spaces typical of larger yachts, with eye-catching twin sofas and an open view forward. The double side mountings create a bridge support for the mast that is deck stepped and creates unencumbered space and allows for unhindered movement below. The large owner’s cabin features a double island berth with plenty of locker space made from lightweight, removable components. The heads are separate: one for the WC and one for the shower, and both feature washbasins. Further aft, the full galley is starboard and the double guest cabin is port.

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The forward berth can be removed to make room for sails.
Particular attention has been given to the choice of materials, refined and elegant but also light weight and resistant for serious racing.

Converting the layout for racing is easy: the forward berth can be removed to make room for sails, and the backs of the sofas are raised to create four crew berths. Particular attention has been given to the choice of materials, refined and elegant but also light weight and resistant for serious racing. All with the same care and attention for reliability, style and finish that has made Swans the most desired yachts in the world.

Under sail

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The hull shape is designed to reach optimum performance at 22 degrees of heel angle sailing upwind.

Stepping onboard, the first impression upon sailing is that this is something extremely special. Leaving the dock under engine, in economic cruise mode she makes easily 9 knots, thanks to her light displacement.

In light winds, the square top mainsail coupled with the generous foretriangle are able to produce plenty of power.

The hull shape is designed to reach optimum performance at 22 degrees of heel angle sailing upwind and the Clubswan 50 quickly settles into the groove, boat speed building impressively. In light wind conditions, the stern has only minimal sections touching the water but when the wind increases, the hull shape improves dynamically offering maximum power without changing longitudinal balance.

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In economic cruise mode she makes easily 9 knots, thanks to her light displacement.
If upwind the ClubSwan50 utilizes all her hull shape to maximise power, it is downwind that she demonstrate her real DNA.

The specific design of the rudders featuring unique on their trailing edges, means that stalling tendancy is reduced as well as surface friction. The result is greater control and sensitivity in all conditions, also thanks to the centralised helm positions.

If upwind the ClubSwan50 utilizes all her hull shape to maximise power, it is downwind that she demonstrate her real DNA, thanks to the huge asymmetric spinnaker flown from the fixed bowsprit. Even in light wind conditions the yacht surfs readily, easily displaying double digit boat speeds.

But it doesn’t need a professional sailor to get the best from the ClubSwan 50, because her design has been developed in order to be easily handled in all conditions, even with a limited crew, reaching high levels of performance with ease and in total safety. Sailing to the limit in a high performance yacht has never been so much fun.

Specifications

General
Hull LOA (incl. bowsprit and boom) 16.74 m / 54.9 ft
Hull construction length 15.24 m / 50.0 ft
Hull LWL 14.00 m / 45.9 ft
Beam max 4.20 m / 13.8 ft
Draught (empty) 3.50 m / 11.5 ft
Shallow draught keel (optional) 2.20 m / 7.2 ft
Displacement (empty) 8,250 kg / 18,188 lbs
Ballast (approx.) 3,450 kg / 7,605 lbs
Engine Volvo D2-40 29 kW 40 Hp
Rig and Sail Dimensions
I 19.88 m / 65.22 ft
J 6.30 m / 20.67 ft
P 20.04 m / 65.75 ft
E 7.23 m / 23,72 ft
Sail Areas
Fore triangle (indicative) 65 m2 / 699 sq.ft
Main sail (indicative) 93 m2 / 1001 sq.ft
Asymmetric Spinnaker (indicative) 235 m2 / 2530 sq.ft
Tank Capacity
Fuel 170 l / 44,9 USg
Fresh Water 240 l / 63,4 USg
Black water 40 l / 10 USg
Battery & Power Sources
Engine starting battery 23 Ah 12 V
Shore power 230 V 30 A
Service battery 100 Ah 12 V
Design
Juan Kouyoumdjian
Engineering
Nautor
Construction Approval
CE-approval: Category A Ocean
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