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Swan 55 - for the next memorable experience

by Nautor's Swan 8 Sep 2022 05:37 PDT


  • A pure beauty in a modern, contemporary style
  • An outstanding and iconic design but following tradition, classic proportions and purpose, low freeboards
  • A true cruiser with no compromise, but capable of winning top races: a real traditional dual-purpose Swan
  • Sturdy, reliable and durable construction, renowned Finnish quality
  • Easy to manage and to handle, problem free
  • Exclusive interior layout with several different proposals for cabins, heads and nav station
  • Moods concept for interior and style
  • Personalization philosophy: numerous proposals for layout and style, rich optional equipment list for personalization


The New Swan 55 represents over 50 years of evolution since the first Swan 55 was designed by Sparkman and Stephens in 1970. This was a legendary model which paved the way to the Swan 57 launched in 1977, the Swan 53 designed by Maestro German Frers and followed by Swan 56 in 1997 and Swan 53 in 2005.

The evolution of the 2021 Swan 55 is sure to write another page in the history of Nautor's Swan, based on the pillars deeply rooted in Swan DNA: Elegance, Quality, Performance and Reliability.

Design by German Frers

"This latest iteration of the Swan 55 model Line represents a new generation of hull design developed over the past couple of years with the assistance of tools available today to study the behavior of the canoe body in all sailing conditions.

These are hulls with a powerful back end that attain maximum sailing length and low resistance while heeled thus the lowest possible displacement / length ratio and they provide excellent balance through the range of heel angles in combination with the well proven twin rudder set up.

When designing the bow sections which are well rounded transversally and have a sharp entry angle, we have favored the sailing condition and comfortable ride when heeled.

The hull displacement is the result of a thorough study of weight and the position of the equipment onboard. These boats need to carry a fair amount of equipment for the comfort of the people living and enjoying life on board. However, the speed will be very good all around.

She will be a pleasant yacht to sail, both easy to handle and cruise in its standard version and race in its performance set-up version, which includes a square top mainsail and a bowsprit for the light weather and downwind sails."


The deck is the most important area on a sailing yacht - the place for controlling the yacht at sea as well as relaxing at anchor or in harbour, for enjoying the fun of sailing in pleasant weather and also conquering thrilling heavy storms while remaining safe and sheltered.

Swans have always been designed taking the deck and its organization into great account. From the very first yacht in the late 60's, every Swan has a deck optimized in every detail for efficient, safe and enjoyable sailing and living aboard in great comfort, be it under way, at anchor or in marinas. Today our yachts show a hallmark deck organization, with well separated areas for handling the boat while sailing and living comfortably in all possible situations, be it sunbathing, dining or swimming. Great care is also given to proper protection both from adverse weather and from sun with well-designed sprayhoods, biminis and awnings.

The new Swan 55 is perfectly in line with this ethos, adding in some new innovations that enhance livability still further in the cockpit and transom areas, like the "transformer" tables or the extra-long swimming platform, an exclusive new feature on a yacht of this size, which enhances the livability of this area, resulting in a proper beach area derived from superyachts.

Shorthanded cruising is facilitated by five equally specified winches, all electric as standard, positioned to allow a single crew member to handle the boat alone. The hallmark design of the coamings protecting the benches results in an extra-wide cockpit area, where the twin "transformer" tables offer a variety of setups, from lunch to sunbathing to "pouffe" position.

Ahead of the mast, a wide sunbathing area integrated into the coachroof offers the proper shape for the self-tacking track, designed for the staysail but suitable for the jib as well. More forward, a large, deep locker is dedicated to sail and voluminous gear storage.

The main features include:

  1. The innovative double-acting "Leo" transom Copt), exclusive Nautor design, results in a maxi-style beach area and simplifies the tender storage operations into the garage.
  2. The coamings widen towards the stern to increase the space for winches and jammers as well as to get more space in the cockpit.
  3. The full height sail locker provides for storage of downwind sails, as well as staysail, complete with furlers and anti-torsional cable. The chain box is located as aft as possible, to brings loads away from the end of the boat.
  4. The front part of the coachroof can accommodate extra large sun bathing cushions, as well as the optional self-tacking track. An extra hatch can be opened over the owner's berth.
  5. The exclusive double "transformer" cockpit tables can be organized in multiple configurations, from sailing to dining to extra-large dining to sunbathing and, finally, to pouffe set up.
  6. The five winches are electrically powered as standard, and equal size to allow functional redundancy and cross-sheeting. The main sheet can be on a captive winch as an option.


In line with her sisters, the Swan 55 interiors represent a refined luxury, typical of Nautor's renowned Finnish craftsmanship.

The interior has been designed having in mind maximum comfort for long periods, both under sail and at anchor.

The new Swan 55 offers an exclusive layout with three comfortable double cabins with two heads, complete with separate shower compartments (a third head is optional).

The saloon and galley are designed for maximum livability and social interaction but also to be functional and practical while under sail. The organization of the spaces allows an additional utility cabin dedicated to storage or this can be converted into a crew cabin with an enclosed head and a sink.

The saloon has a C-shaped sofa with central table to port while the starboard area including the chart table can be configured into three different layouts according to the owner's needs.

This whole general arrangement provides a very convivial and friendly feel to live aboard the yacht below decks.

The galley, following the latest layouts of Swan 48 and Swan 58, offers domestic-like amenities, including top-level appliances, comfort and generous storage places. Many options are offered for the cabin layout, in order to fulfil different owners' needs and to allow proper personalization of the yacht.

The natural light coming in from the hull windows and plentiful overhead hatches gives great energy and luminosity inside the space.

MOODS by Misa Poggi

"A blue water yacht with an exclusive layout is born. Three cabins, two heads and a "stock" cabin, to be used according to the owner's needs. A layout allowing great comfort for long periods of ocean navigation. The design matches with the materials. Those chosen for the Swan 55, have been selected to be aligned with life onboard and mirror a perfect home-lifestyle... practical, pleasant, comfortable and durable. Four essential elements that need to coexist at sea.

Particularly balanced colours and finishes to expand spaces and create an environment of super comfort. The moods have been designed to respond to the tastes of different types of customers, from the most classic to the most "extravagant", but always maintaining the style and the elegant standard of a Swan.

For the internal finishes of the bulkheads, the wainscot style is proposed among other options as an homage to the historical seafaring tradition... obviously respecting Swan safety and practicality."

For style and finishing the new Swan 55 features four different moods: Swan Soul which embodies the typical Swan ambiance, Scandi Vision for a more northern atmosphere, Velvet Vibe for a more passionate and strong taste and Blue Genoa paying homage to the colours of the ocean and more traditional seafaring.


  • Length of hull: 16.60 m / 54.50 ft
  • LOA: 17.75m / 58.20 ft
  • LWL: 15.78m / 51.77 ft
  • Beam max: 5.00 m / 16.40 ft
  • Draught (light):
    • Std keel: 2.50 m / 8.20 ft
    • Shoal: 2.10m / 6.89 ft
    • Performance: 3.40m / 11.15 ft
    • Telescopic: 2.00-2.85m / 6.56-9.35 ft
  • Displacement (light): 21800 kg / 48060 Ibs
  • Ballast, standard keel: 7530 kg / 16600 Ibs
  • Engine Yanmar 4JH110CR: 81 kW / 110 Hp
  • IG: 23.22m / 76.18 ft
  • J: 6.73m / 22.08 ft
  • P: 22.20m / 72.83 ft
  • E: 7.00 m / 22.97 ft
  • TPS: 8.30m / 27.23 ft
  • Fore triangle: 78.14 m2 / 841 sq.ft
  • Main sail: 95.11 m2 / 1024 sq.ft
  • Jib: 80.15 m2 862 / sq.ft
  • Gennaker: 275 m2 / 2960 sq.ft
  • Fuel: 800 L / 211 USg
  • Water: 600 L / 158 USg
  • Hot water 40 L / 10.5 USg
  • Holding tank 100 L / 26.4 USg
  • Service battery, AGM: 24 V 340 Ah/ 20h
  • Starting battery, AGM: 12 V 50 Ah/ 20h
  • Shore power: 230 V 32 A 50 Hz
  • Battery charger: 80A

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