The Swan 60 marks a significant milestone in yachting history, on the one hand a stylish and highly-competitive contender for the race courses of the world and on the other, a luxurious, high performance cruiser/racer that will cross oceans in comfort. Under her former name 'Innovision', this yacht sailed to victory in 1998 Swan Cup owing to her tactician and project manager Russell Coutts who played a key role in the specification and build of the yacht in 1996. In the years since, 'Fiamma' has been given the royal treatment and been subjected to intense maintenance program that has seen nearly every system on the boat renewed in the last five years. This racer/cruiser is a perfect contender for the glamourous new Swan Maxi Class which begins in the Mediterranean this summer.
While stored ashore in Italy from November until April each year since 2003, Fiamma' has undergone many extensive improvement projects including the following:
2007: New 60lbs CQR anchor New 10mm anchor chain, 105m in length. New Refrigeration pump New Stereo hi-fi system New DVD-DVX player 220v Polarity converter Wave-Finder system installed, Radar interface with Man Overboard transponders, 8 personal beacons
2006: Installation of new steering cables Refit and service of rudder bearings New Sealand pump for forward holding tank New service battery bank New turn-buckles for Cap and lower shrouds New Flo-jet autoclave for Fresh water system
2005: Installation of new engine and associated components Yanmar 4LHA with new exhaust system New Racor fuel filter system New sea-strainers for engine, generator, refrigeration and sea-water manifold New Watermaker installed, Idromar 120l/h New Lofrans anchor windlass installed New Eberspacher heating system New North Sails mainsail, Carbon/spectra with three reefs New North Sails Genoa, Carbon/spectra 3 x New reefing lines 2 x New Running Backstays New Lazyjacks New Forestay New furling line for manual genoa furler New Navtec rod V1 and D1 Substituted all mast cabling for new cables New winch buttons for five electric winches Revision of Navtec hydraulic pump Repainted transom in Awlgrip New sunshades/mosquito screens for all hatches New Mattresses for all cabins New center cockpit bimini
2004: New Westerbeke generator with exhaust system New Frigoboat refrigeration compressor 2 x new Sealand pumps with new hoses for black water system in forward head 2 x new spinnaker halyards 2 x new genoa halyards 2 x gennaker tackline New main halyard New main service halyard 2 x new genoa sheets 2 x new Gennaker sheets New genoa furling line New inner forestay in PBO New baby stay in PBO New Bowsprit prod in Carbon 2 x new running backstays in Dyneema New Northsails Gennaker 0.75 oz. with sock New Boat Speed instruments New Wind speed mast head unit New Autopilot system, Autohelm 7000 New engine battery New S.S.B. radio by Icom New Radar by Simrad 36 mile range New B&G processor, Hercules 690 New Computer 2 x Mastervolt battery chargers 3 x new sun mattresses on deck 3x new sun awnings
2003: 2 x new mooring cleats on bow B&G FFD unit installed in aft cabin Skanti Iridium Satellite telephone installed New main bilge pump, G&R (cap 70lt/hr) 2 x grey water pumps for forward cabins Isotherm Hot Waterheater 2 x Autoclaves for fresh water pumps New Generator starting battery New Navtec hoses New gas rams to support engine access/ companionway steps