Nautor’s Swan recently splashed the 78-foot Haromi in the bracing waters of the Baltic Sea. The investment-grade sailing yacht made her debut off of Pietarsaari, Finland, on what was reported to be an unusually sunny day.
Haromi was designed by German Frers for the open ocean, and is considered a true blue-water sailing vessel. As such, Nautor’s Swan had to use all of its hard-earned experience and knowledge to create a boat that was at once sturdy and exceptionally seaworthy, while also being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The boat has sleek, modern lines and a flared stern above the waterline. Her twin rudders and telescopic keel allow her to cover long distances quickly.
The yacht’s owner has a racing pedigree, and has enjoyed much competitive success. Because of his background, he asked Nautor’s Swan to kit the boat out with some bespoke racing features that really make her fly. She has an unusually long bowsprit, ECsix carbon rigging, a square-top mainsail with running backstays, halyard locks, additional power winches on the coachroof and a mainsheet traveler. All of these well thought out design choices help this boat sail quickly and smoothly over the ocean blue.
The Swan has a modern deck layout that caters both to actively sailing and to lounging once the owner has reached his destination. The builder took great care to make sure the deck was simultaneously neat and efficient, particularly when sailing shorthanded. To that end there are five powered winches near the twin helm stations aft, and all lines lead aft from the mast. There are C-shaped settees in Haromi‘s cockpit as well as extra stowage, two tables and an extra-large sprayhood. Aft of that, the teak swim platform functions well as a beach club once the vessel is on the hook.
Down below, the salon has panoramic views and is an excellent place for socializing when the weather is snotty. A forward master stateroom keeps the owner well rested while a VIP aft of that has a double berth. There are also two cabins with twin berths as well as a generous crew quarters.
The Nautor’s Swan 78 will be on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September.