Nautor's Swan design reaches #2,000Aug 16, 2012
From the Nator's Swan press release:
Tuesday [the 14th of] August 2012, under clear skies and warm sunshine, marked a very special milestone for Nautor’s Swan. When the new Swan 90S, Freya was launched at the Nautor’s Swan facility in Pietarsaari, Finland, she was the 2,000th new Swan built by the team of uniquely talented craftsmen since the conception of the company. With a 46 year history behind them, Nautor’s Swan has delivered 95 different models of Swan – from the first Swan 36 through to the new Swan105.
The very first Swan, hull number 1, was the Swan 36-001, Tarantella, designed by Sparkman and Stephens, was delivered to her owner on 17th of July 1967. Still sailing and in perfect condition, Tarantella is now owned by Nautor’s Swan and based at the yard in Pietarsaari.
The second major milestone in the history of Nautor’s Swan was on 15th December 1981 when the first German Frers designed Swan was delivered. Swan 51-012 named Formosa left the yard in freezing conditions bound for the UK. This marked the start of one of the longest partnerships within the marine industry between Nautor’s Swan and German Frers that is still a vital and creative relationship over 30 years on.
For more information, visit the Nautor's Swan news page.