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RAMBLER 88

This project is born out of the difficult situation of Rambler 100 losing her keel during the 2011 Fastnet race and George David’s commitment to rescue the boat, understand what happened and get back on the water. In 2012 he asked us to start thinking on a new project that should be capable of being faster than Rambler 100 but more all round performance and special attention in the light airs and IRC rating, the other condition was a maximum draft of 5.5m which later was shifted to 6m. The whole design process was based on designing around this draft.

At the beginning, we started with a 100’ but to be as efficient as we wanted to be we had to have a draft of at least 7m otherwise too heavy. We studied other lengths and concluded that 88’ was appropriate for the 6m draft. The rest of the boat follows from here.

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HUGO BOSS

The ClubSwan 50 has many of the hallmarks for which Juan k is so well-known. She is a very current-looking, beamy yacht (4.2m) with chines, twin rudders, reverse sheer line and a dreadnought bow.

The square-top mainsail is sheeted to the very aft of the boat. The sailplan shows a vast foretriangle, one that should suit flying sails set from the fixed bowsprit (up to 296m2 downwind sail area).

The carbon mast is deck stepped and has three swept spreaders to negate the need for a fixed backstay. She will be built in carbon epoxy Sprint laminate to a lightweight displacement of 8.2 tonnes.

This project comes about from Nautor’s decision to do something special for the 50th anniversary. They organized an open competition of several designers and after a long and thorough process we were very lucky to be selected. The brief was to design a modern and fast boat that maintained Swan’s DNA and will race as OD but also capable of offshore sailing as well as short handed cruising. A very ambitious brief. I personally wanted to design a boat that retained all the comfort and style that Swan is capable of and at the same time be light enough to transmit a feeling, an emotion of sailing fast and efficiently which can only be achieved with a light displacement. Although not easy at the beginning, the yard made a tremendous job and achieved a very light boat just over 8T with a lot of righting moment. I’m very happy with the result, it is one of the best projects I’ve done.

Photography credit: Carlo Borlenghi.

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Perpetual loyal

The ClubSwan 50 has many of the hallmarks for which Juan k is so well-known. She is a very current-looking, beamy yacht (4.2m) with chines, twin rudders, reverse sheer line and a dreadnought bow.

The square-top mainsail is sheeted to the very aft of the boat. The sailplan shows a vast foretriangle, one that should suit flying sails set from the fixed bowsprit (up to 296m2 downwind sail area).

The carbon mast is deck stepped and has three swept spreaders to negate the need for a fixed backstay. She will be built in carbon epoxy Sprint laminate to a lightweight displacement of 8.2 tonnes.

This project comes about from Nautor’s decision to do something special for the 50th anniversary. They organized an open competition of several designers and after a long and thorough process we were very lucky to be selected. The brief was to design a modern and fast boat that maintained Swan’s DNA and will race as OD but also capable of offshore sailing as well as short handed cruising. A very ambitious brief. I personally wanted to design a boat that retained all the comfort and style that Swan is capable of and at the same time be light enough to transmit a feeling, an emotion of sailing fast and efficiently which can only be achieved with a light displacement. Although not easy at the beginning, the yard made a tremendous job and achieved a very light boat just over 8T with a lot of righting moment. I’m very happy with the result, it is one of the best projects I’ve done.

Photography credit: Carlo Borlenghi.

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Law Connect

The ClubSwan 50 has many of the hallmarks for which Juan k is so well-known. She is a very current-looking, beamy yacht (4.2m) with chines, twin rudders, reverse sheer line and a dreadnought bow.

The square-top mainsail is sheeted to the very aft of the boat. The sailplan shows a vast foretriangle, one that should suit flying sails set from the fixed bowsprit (up to 296m2 downwind sail area).

The carbon mast is deck stepped and has three swept spreaders to negate the need for a fixed backstay. She will be built in carbon epoxy Sprint laminate to a lightweight displacement of 8.2 tonnes.

This project comes about from Nautor’s decision to do something special for the 50th anniversary. They organized an open competition of several designers and after a long and thorough process we were very lucky to be selected. The brief was to design a modern and fast boat that maintained Swan’s DNA and will race as OD but also capable of offshore sailing as well as short handed cruising. A very ambitious brief. I personally wanted to design a boat that retained all the comfort and style that Swan is capable of and at the same time be light enough to transmit a feeling, an emotion of sailing fast and efficiently which can only be achieved with a light displacement. Although not easy at the beginning, the yard made a tremendous job and achieved a very light boat just over 8T with a lot of righting moment. I’m very happy with the result, it is one of the best projects I’ve done.

Photography credit: Carlo Borlenghi.