Meet the Swan 65

Germán Frers pens a new addition to the Swan sailboat line.

Nautor's Swan, Swan 65
The Swan 65 is based on the Sparkman & Stephens design.Courtesy Nautor's Swan

Designer Germán Frers has designed the new Swan 65.

The Swan 65, the sistership to the Swan 78, features the same modern lines and wave-slicing hull form as the larger vessel. Twin blades to allow for maneuverability at high speeds and less draft.

The sailboat is designed to be able to act as a family-friendly cruiser and/or regatta-ready racer.

Cockpit configuration: There are two options for the cockpit: an open layout with a large alfresco dining space or closed with surrounding seats.

Belowdecks layout: Two layout options for the belowdecks accommodations include a master stateroom forward or master stateroom aft. Once decided, there are a variety of options for the guest staterooms and crew cabins.

New and improved: Nautor's Swan says the design incorporates the latest in sailboat design with mast positioning aft, a J that is larger than the boom length and a mast integrated into the coachroof. Also new to the Swan design are the the 360-degree windows on the coachroof.

The Swan line was created by Sparkman & Stephens, and in the 1980s Germán Frers took over the design for Nautor's Swan. To date, more than 700 yachts have been produced on Frers’ designs.

Nautor's Swan, Swan 65
The salon of the Swan 65 measures 16 feet in length.Courtesy Nautor's Swan

“We have strived to conserve her softness and harmony of the earlier relatives avoiding hard unruly behavior. She is new, clean and modern, without being tied up to any short-lived fashion.”

- Germán Frers

Nautor's Swan, Swan 65
The master stateroom on board the Swan 65.Courtesy Nautor's Swan