Lux­ury sport style

Yachting World - - Orenvti Ewst: Clubswan 50 -

My first im­pres­sions of the in­te­rior were sim­i­lar to that of the ex­te­rior – it is so re­fresh­ing, so dif­fer­ent, so con­tem­po­rary.

You ex­pect a rock­et­ship like this to have an in­te­rior as bare as a space cap­sule. In­stead Nau­tor has man­aged to dust it with a fair sprin­kling of Swan lux­ury.

The an­gu­lar look, set off by the straight caulk­ing lines on deck, is con­tin­ued be­low us­ing teak sole­boards with holly stripes, while athwartships lines break up the bulk­heads and pan­els. Michel Bo­nan, the trusted ar­chi­tect of Swan chair­man Leonardo Fer­rag­amo, de­signed the in­te­rior and he has used leather, teak and clear-coat car­bon as the dom­i­nant ma­te­ri­als to style a space that suits both rac­ing and short cruises.

Vir­tu­ally ev­ery­thing is made from foam-cored car­bon, yet with­out im­pact­ing on the lux­u­ri­ous Ital­ian look. “The weight sav­ing is what you don’t see,” Vanni Gal­gani re­marks. Lift a floor­board or peer be­hind a locker and you find bare car­bon. Even the head­lin­ers and faux TNG side pan­els are moulded from car­bon. Nau­tor shapes the car­bon pan­els and fur­ni­ture in Fin­land be­fore it sends them to leather up­hol­stery ex­perts Poltrona Frau in Italy.

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