BOOT Düsseldorf / Nautors Swan 54 + Mock-up

When you think about a yard in Finnland than every sailor thinks about Nautors Swan. A name with magic, history and always a step ahead. Since decades they produce super yachts, high-end cruising yachts and carbon performance sailing boats. Last year the launched the CLUB SWAN 50 at the BOOT Düsseldorf and it gets the title yacht of the year in 2018. This year we get another high-light; SWAN presented the SWAN 54. A real blue water cruiser for gentle sailing. With its 54ft it has a ideal and moderate size. It´s better in the water than the 45ft boats and not too big. Perfect handling, perfect size. It can be sailied by a couple or a family. Of course I´m biased, cause I had two milestones of my Life on a SWAN 51.Which was quite the same size.

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Back to the boat. We have a classic design with a modern look and a carbon rigging. Yes that´s right and yes it´s not a bargain. No worries we don´t get lost in details right now. A SWAN is more than that.

Nevertheless there are a few specs of this stunning yacht we would like to mark. The carbon shrouds, the carbon mast and the fast 3D sails from North Sail and at least the big cockpit is awesome.

The interior is a harmonious mix of modern and traditional. I like the light wood and the pure interior. The only thing which I don´t understand and what I just see in contemporary Swans are the chairs in the saloon. If you are sailing you have to pack it anywhere and for having dinner they are always a handicap. I don´t get them.

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I would like to sit here with the family or also with a few girls. Yes you can also use that yacht as a players mansion. It´s not just nice and cool, no it´s also very sexy and made for that.

The booth of SWAN was placed at the same place like 2017. The Layout was a little bit different. Instead of two yachts they had the SWAN 54 and a Mock-up of a SWAN 65.

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I´ve never seen something like that on a fair, not to mention anywhere else. That´s really amazing to see how the designer will work on the boat. It ist a 1:1 interior scale mock-up of the new Swan 65 at the BOOT Düsseldorf boat show.

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After the walkthrough I understand the philosophy of Swan much better. It´s so cool to see the different materials and ideas which are possible. The owner can decide together with designer, which is the best layout for his semi-custom-build yacht.

Yacht of the Year BMW 7series Nautors Swan

That´s awesome to see how a yacht like that will build and designed. Above that the stand is very welcoming as always. You can feel the luxurious mind of Swan, combined with performance. Everything is real in spite of luxury, but not posh and bling bling. That´s the thin red line which this yard from Finnland makes it so relevant and gives humility to all the sailors on the oceans of that planet.

Crossing the Ocean.

Today is a rainy day. That´s always a good opportunity to organize a fews things. Today I was searching for flights to Helsinki. There will be the SEAPOINT RACE in June and we will be aboard of EIRA. That´s the fantastic SWAN 51 of Sebastian Gylling who is the owner and skipper of that classic Nautor´s Swan Yacht. I was on that boat at the end of 2012 were we crossed the Atlantic within the Atlantic Race for Cruisers. Today I was thinking about that cruise and would like to show you the video again. ATLANTIC CROSSING / VIDEO


BOOT Düsseldorf / SWAN 60s, state-of-the-art yachtbuilding.

Nobody who has ever been on a SWAN is addicted by their magic and could not evade their fascination. I got that virus in 2012 on a transatlatic crossing on a SWAN 51 and since that time I know it is a significant difference if a yacht is certified for the ocean or build for the ocean. The SWAN for sure build for it. I got that statement by Sebastian, who is really one of the SWAN ambassadors on that planet blue.

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At the BOOT Exhibition we have a World Premiere. SWAN is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and this is one reason for them to be on that fair. That´s a good sign for all of us. The stand ist quite cool and fits the brand. The Materials are quite luxury and exudes a pleasant atmosphere. It quite light and is matching the mood of a yacht. Especiall in that case, where SWAN is presentating their SWAN 60S which is also a very light, stylish an modern. She´s state of the art.

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The first impression you will get aboard is the powder white deck. That looks amazing and cool. Above that it stays cool, especially in warm conditions. It is made out of Esthec, which is a material which is made out of composit material and fillers. The look is quite luxury and easy to maintain.

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The SWAN 60S was build as a owner version with some specials, like the deck, a bigger motor and generator. In total it is a perfect mixture between a racer and a cruiser. The cockpit is quite long, open and very clean. The place at the helm feels like home and easy to handle with all the buttons for steering. I would like to get a feeling for a boat with such a size with all the electric gears and devices.

All in all, it´s a hell of a yacht and build for the ocean.

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Where to stay?

Düsseldorf is a typical fair city and is famous for that. Therefore there are a lot of hotels. Unfortunately not stylish ones. The mass of hotels are typical business hotels. Within that kind of hotels the INNSIDE by MELIA is quite cool and pure. I like it and I´ve been a view times there and felt well. Here you can read my rating on tripadvisor.