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January 2004

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The Nautor's Swan boatyard offers a new version of its 100' to join its successful 100 RS model, the 100 FD, where FD stands for Flush Deck. This is a yacht with sporty waterlines but at the same time ideal for comfortable cruises, made from technological materials. Design was entrusted to German Frers, the architect behind almost all the boats produced by this boatyard, including one of the Swans that participated in the Volvo Ocean Race 2001/2002. The 100 FD's hull is in composite with carbon reinforcement, so as to guarantee lightness and strength at the same time. The deck has been equipped to make sailing the boat simple in any conditions. The boatyard has given the Swan 100 FD numerous electric accessories such as winches, jib and spanker furlers, to ensure simplicity of manoeuvres even with a small crew. All the rigging is controlled from the cockpit, leaving the deck free from obstacles, as it all passes under the decking. The control area has two helm wheels, guaranteeing the skipper a good view of both the horizons and the sails on any course. Forward of the control station we find a square cockpit with seating round the perimeter and dining table. The lower deck houses the sleeping area and a lounge. On this deck in the far bows there are the crew's quarters with two cabins, two private bathrooms, separate but sharing the same shower cabin. As well as the crew's accommodation, this area also houses the galley and the dining area furnished with two wraparound sofas and a table. In the main area there is the dinette to starboard of the dining area with C- shaped sofa and table and to port a relaxation area furnished with two sofas and coffee table. The dinette separates the two guest cabins located forward of the owner's area, a suite with two double beds, central leisure area with sofa and table, office corner and shared bathroom. All the cabins have private bathrooms. In the extreme stern there is access to the hangar, capable of housing a 4.30 metre hard keel tender. The Swan 100 FD is a yacht with a high level of performance, guaranteed by the good ratio between overall weight and the power developed by the sail area of 450 sq/m, to which 762 sq/m of the asymmetric spinnaker can be added. Naturally the interiors can be adapted to the needs of the individual owner and the boatyard is available for studying with the client the most suitable solutions for specific needs.

For further information please contact The Nautor Group: via de' Tornabuoni 15; 50123 Firenze; +39 055 2645612; fax +39 055 288038; website; e-mail

Overall length: 30.21 m
Waterline length: 26.46m
Maximum beam: 7.06 m
Maximum draught: 4.12 m
Displacement at full load: 82,200 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 2,500 litres
Water tank capacity: 1,500 litres
Motorization: 2x265 HP Perkins Sabre
Sail area with spanker and Jib at 110%: 450 sq/m