Nautor’s Swan enters powerboat sector with Swan Shadow

It's the first foray into motoryachts for the celebrated Finnish boatbuilder, best known for its high-performance racing yachts and performance cruising Swans

author icon By APB Staff | 19 January 2021

Nautor’s Swan has entered the motoryacht segment with its new Swan Shadow powerboat, which has a total length of 13.23 m and can reach top speeds of 55 knots.

The Finnish boatbuilder is best known in the world of sailing for its high-performance racing yachts and performance cruising Swans.

“For so many years we’ve been thinking about launching a powerboat, but we always resisted this temptation until we really felt we had something really special and unique to present,” says Nautor’s Swan president Leonardo Ferragamo. “And this is what is happening with Swan Shadow. She is full of the ingredients we believe in, and we are confident that we are going to make an important statement in the power yacht segment”. 

One of the most innovative of these features is a movable aft platform, which allows better access to the water when enjoying watersports, or easier access to the dock when the vessel is used as a tender.

The design of Shadow incorporates features that customers might generally expect to see in larger full-custom or semi-custom yachts; features that are not too common in 40-foot powerboats.

One of the most innovative of these features is a movable aft platform, which allows better access to the water when enjoying watersports, or easier access to the dock when the vessel is used as a tender.

The addition of optional telescopic roof pillars and moving glass panels create a convertible cabin. This allows the boat to be used either fully open or closed for privacy and comfort during bad weather.

“The Nautor’s Swan heritage and the Design DNA of their vessels were already well known to me and the team, having worked on the design of the ClubSwan 50 previously in collaboration with Nautor and Juan K,” says Jarkko Jämsén, Swan Shadow Designer.

 

The interior has been designed to offer accommodation for either shorter day trips or longer weekend cruises.

“We understood the main design features to carry over from the Swan performance racing yachts and incorporated into this powerboat design. This is a leap to a different product category to what Nautor is accustomed to, and a lot of thought also went into thinking about the lifestyle and the different use cases for these vessels. Together we wanted to create something sporty and fun, without compromising on the elegance customers have grown to expect from a Swan.”

The Swan Shadow features a unique walkaround deck plan with no steps, for experiencing and enjoying the spaces in full safety. The position of the three outboard engines, from 225 to 350 HP, embedded in the aft platform extends the livable area on deck.

The interior has been designed to offer accommodation for either shorter day trips or longer weekend cruises. The forward cabin is ideally suited for a couple. An additional crew cabin can be installed in the bow to complement the cabin capacity.

The interior styling follows the classic style of Nautor’s Swan interiors, representing a pared-down design and simplified approach that focuses on the essential: carefully designed and well-executed spaces created using top quality materials. 

Technical specifications

Length overall: 13.23 m
Length waterline: 10.70m
Beam: 4.3m:
Passengers: 10 in Cat. B / 12 in Cat. C
Berths: 2 (with Optional Front Cabin 2+1)
Fuel capacity: 1,000l
Water capacity: 130l
Max Speed Range: 37-55 Knots
Standard Outboard Engines: 3 x 225 HP
Optional Outboard Engines: 3 x 250 – 3 x 300 – 3 x 350 HP

www.swanshadow.net