CLUBSWAN 50-003 - 2016 50' NAUTOR'S SWAN ClubSwan 50
Marina di Scarlino Italy €800,000 EUR
Marina di Scarlino Italy
The ClubSwan 50, was conceived to officially celebrate Nautor’s 50th Anniversary and represents an innovative concept strictly oriented on One-design racing. This means being defined by clear rules, being synonymous with pure sport in yachting competitions. Yachts are the same and it is all about strategy, tactics, crew work, and sailing technique.
Performance comes from two main areas: the first one is optimising the relationship between key parameters such as length, displacement, sail area and righting moment; the second is a specific refinement of these parameters within themselves.
The construction in full pre-preg and Sprint carbon fiber. The structures were designed in complete compliance to ISO Standards. The criteria was to minimize weight while keeping the construction method and procedure in line with that of a serial production setup. I believe we managed to achieve the objective since the weight of all the structural components, including the keel fin, is just over 2’000 Kg. The keel fin itself only being 160 Kg and built mostly of high modulus carbon fiber. The structural criteria for the carbon fin was specifically focused on eliminating flutter as well as satisfying the GL Standard and recommendations, which impose bending and grounding load cases.