Out of the Shadows. ASIAMARINE assumes Swan Shadow dealership.
Now for something entirely new: Nautor’s Swan have launched their first motor yacht – the Swan Shadow, and have appointed an Asia dealer for the boat, ASIAMARINE, based in Aberdeen. Eric Noyel, Founder & CEO of ASIAMARINE, said “we are absolutely delighted to be associated with Nautor’s Swan and the new Swan Shadow. Swan are one of the most renowned of all the premier boating brands, owned by Leonardo Ferragamo, and known worldwide for performance, quality, elegance, and innovative design. Their move into the motor yacht sector of the market is truly a milestone moment, and ASIAMARINE is proud to be an integral part of this, in Asia. ”
Nautor’s Swan have been building quality boats since 1966, when Pekka Koskenkyla recognised the importance and possibilities afforded by GRP composite construction, and launched a brand that has never looked back. In 56 years, Nautor’s Swan have launched more than 2,300 sailing yachts from 36ft to 125ft, encompassing 94 different models. Now comes the very first motor yacht, the Swan Shadow, a 43ft (13.2m) multipurpose vessel that is equally at home as a superyacht or limousine tender, a support vessel for one of her sailing sisters, a shadow boat, a runabout, or a day tripper. The Swan Shadow is designed by noted marine architect Jarkko Jämsén, and re-expresses much of the DNA of Nautor’s Swan sailing yachts. Jämsén worked on the design of the ClubSwan 50 sailing yacht in collaboration with in-house Swan designer Juan K, one of the world’s most prominent naval architects. “We understood the main design features that needed to carry over from Swan’s performance racing yachts, and incorporated them into this boat.”
The Swan Shadow offers a unique deck layout with three variations, each sporting a perfectly flat walkaround deck space. Additionally there are both short and long T-top versions, and a configuration with an enclosed deckhouse that turns the boat into a luxury limousine. Five different, modular, deck layouts can be installed, starting with the standard wet bar unit and adding on additional table, seating and sunpad sections.
For ease of access and maintenance, power is supplied by three outboard engines ranging from 225 to 350 hp. Each. The Swan Shadow does not hang about, with a stepped hard chine planing hull that comes straight from the drawing board of the racing world. Smart design means that the engines are not any sort of a barrier to the sea, since immediately aft of the engines is an innovative swim deck arrangement offering multi-use functionality. ‘Up’ is the passarelle position, ‘down’ is the water-access position, and in between is the driving position. It is an elegant and practical installation that perfectly exemplifies the superior design element of anything that carries the Nautor’s Swan name.
Below decks is a beautifully appointed two-berth cabin with full head facilities suitable for day trips or even longer cruises. Many owners are going to want to be owner-drivers of this beautiful boat, but a two-person crew can also be accommodated in a crew cabin in the bow. Predictably, the interior is another example of the pared-down simplicity that celebrates careful design, thoughtfully appointed space, and an enduring reliance on top quality materials.
Step away and admire the Swan Shadow from a distance. The plumb bow and a just a little reverse sheer make her look as if she is leaping forward even when standing still. Nautor’s Swan is the marque that defines the quality yacht market, and the Swan Shadow ensures that Nautor’s new adventure into the world of powerboats continues that supremacy. Welcome aboard.