Nautor’s Swan Introduces Sailing Superyacht

The Swan 120 is focused on cruising comfort and performance.

October 9, 2018
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The Swan 120 is Nautor’s Swan’s second-largest yacht next to its ClubSwan 125. Nautor’s Swan

Nautor’s Swan recently introduced its newest yacht and largest model in its Maxi Swan series, the Swan 120. The design is a collaboration with longtime naval architect on Swan projects, Germán Frers, as well as interior designer Misa Poggi.

Amidships on the 120’s deck is the interior salon’s “coach roof,” raised slightly higher than the rest of the deck for more head room belowdecks. It leads aft to the yacht’s cockpit lounge where guests can enjoy a sundowner on her settees or a three-course meal when it’s converted into a dining area.

Just aft of the cockpit lounge, owners can have a belowdecks access point that’s surrounded by U-shaped seating and shaded by a retractable sunshade. The builder calls it a “snug-island” and it’s a good place to sit for on watch. It’s located right between the 120’s port and starboard helm stations.


The 120’s hydraulic transom transforms into a teak beach at anchor. The area is made larger when her 14-foot-9-inch tender and other water toys are launched from the stern garage. Guests can use the area to swim, sunbathe or even dine seaside.

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An electrically controlled Bimini top hidden in the salon’s raised roof can shade the cockpit lounge shown here (top); Note the optional sun pads here as well as the convertible dining area forward in the cockpit. Nautor’s Swan

Access to the salon is through a 6-foot-wide, curved glass companionway door in the coach roof that, consequently, also provides natural light inside. Amidst the Italian textiles and leathers from Genovese designer, Poggi, there’s a C-shaped settee to port and a dining area is to starboard. However, another layout option is available: hullside windows adjacent to daybeds, providing an interaction with the sea that is “in true alignment with Misa’s core philosophy for the interior,” says the builder.

Owners can also choose between a forward or aft full-beam master suite while a guest stateroom with a double berth and two with twins round out guest accommodations. No matter the layout choice, the 120’s three twin crew cabins will be placed close to her galley and laundry area for ease of service. Her full-beam engine room is located directly below the salon, housing the yacht’s 450 hp Scania diesel.

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The standard salon layout (top) on the Swan 120 provides lounge seating as well as dining space. Interior designer Misa Poggi’s optional salon layout with daybeds creates a more casual vibe. Nautor’s Swan

For sailors who enjoy shallow-water capability, 120 owners can opt for a telescopic keel that reduces her draft from 18 feet to 11 feet 6 inches. And since Nautor’s Swan knows every sailor’s approach varies, the 120 can come with one of three sailing configurations. For the owner looking to compete, the racing package with a square-top mainsail with running backstays and a double-length bowsprit with bobstay is the way to go, and a concealed anchor system is available too.

Quick Specs:
LOA: 119’11”
Max Beam: 26’7”
Draft (Standard keel): 15’5”
Draft (Telescopic keel, optional): 11’6”
Displacement (light): 218 lb.
Displ. (loaded): 245 lb.
Engine: 450 hp Scania Dl13 081M

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