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New Swan 48 - The Myth is Back

Posted by Caribbean World Magazine on 22 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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22 May 2019
One of the most iconic Swans ever was born in 1971 under this number: the mythical Swan 48. Like any Swan, she was born to be a perfect family cruiser, capable of sailing around the world in total safety and comfort.
Today, almost forty years after the original one, it's time for another mythical Swan 48…

in brief
  • A real timeless beauty in a modern style, Germán Frers design
  • Easy to manage by a couple
  • Able to guarantee good family living space with privacy
  • Fast cruiser and good racer under ORC/IRC
  • Owner Forward layout, 3 cabins and 2 heads with 2 showers
  • Options for owner cabin, chart table and aft port cabin layouts 
  • Overall length below 15 metres (14,75 m/48,4 ft), std draft 2,40 m, height above WL 23,71 m
  • Latest Frers bluewater cruiser/racer hull generation, inspired by modern Ocean racers = more performing, powerful, balanced, stable, safe
  • More volume throughout
  • Good bilge volumes below waterline, space for tanks and systems = all loads concentrated below floor and amidships, very low CG
  • Twin rudders layout = less draft, more control, perfectly designed for this kind of hull
Sail Plan
  • Latest generation sailplan, mast well aft, on top of keel
  • Good balance between main and fore triangle
  • Up to 4 possible forestays Gennaker, Code 0, Jib, Staysail
  • Long standard bowsprit, suitable for Asymmetric as well as for anchor roller
  • Optional self tacking track for Staysail or for Jib
  • Mainsail sheet with two different solutions for cruising and racing
  • New Coachroof style, long and typically Swan, but with the same language as 65 & 78. Will be the style for all the future Swans below 60 ft
  • Soft and rounded shapes, long coamings to protect the whole cockpit
  • Spacious cockpit with standard big table removable for racing, seats for 6/8
  • Large integrated sprayhood with rigid recessed housing
  • Steering: handy winches, foldable footrest, seat on top of coamings
  • Big swimming platform, storage on lazarette, benches lockers, forepeak
  • Dedicated sunbathing area on coachroof with recessed space for cushions
  • Optional tender garage layout and fittings in the lazarette
  • 3 levels of cabin: owner forward with private head, aft VIP stb and guest port
  • 2 comfortable heads, both with large separate shower compartments
  • Large saloon area with 3 levels of natural light sources, incl. std hull windows
  • Galley with 360° layout, domestic size fridge and good storage volumes
  • 3 chart table layouts, flipper style, forward facing with seat and storage or sofa
  • Engine room with space for optional genset and good accessibility
  • Interior style based on concept of moods
  • Glass and foam core sandwich, vinylester resin, vacuum infusion, postcured, gelcoat finishing
  • 2 composite 100% watertight bulkheads.
  • Standard 9 mm teak on sideways, cockpit and platform
  • Maxi style toerail, with space for principal deck gear
  • Massively constructed, oversized bottom structure
  • All tanks and most of the loads on the bottom of the boat
  • Carefully assembled, accessible in every part, no compromise on quality
  • Standard interior in European Oak