Nautor Steals Limelight with Odin
After three years in the making, Nautor's Swan has officially launched the fourth and highly-anticipated unit in the ever-growing Swan 115 line of maxi-cruisers, proudly christened Odin. The 35.2-metre sailing yacht is a flush deck model and has been described as 'the most technologically advanced boat ever built at Nautor' by a representative of Nautor's Swan.
S/Y Odin is assured to be competitive thanks to her hull construction, sailing systems, mast and keel, all of which was penned by German Frers Naval Architecture and Engineering. Designed to be a long-distance and bluewater cruiser, the Swan 115 comes with either a semi-raised saloon for onboard living or the flush deck version, created for racing.
As a result of this, S/Y Odin has a maximum waterline-length hull developed for fast-paced racing with lighter weight conditions. Due to a strengthened hull and an optimised keel fin paired with a deep keel and heavy bulb, Nautor’s Swan's range of Swan 115 sailing yachts have a higher righting movement, and a shallower hull shape to allow for heightened acceleration. The lifting keel on S/Y ODIN can be raised from 6.75m/22ft to 4.6m/15ft for better access to shallow anchorages without losing her edge when racing.
Netherlands-based deVosdeVries Design was selected as Odin’s interior designer and has developed a design for optimum racing while also offering contemporary comfort when she is being used for leisure. The living spaces are contemporary in style and have finished in light grey, using stained oak wood finishes, light fabrics and darker floors with distinctive cross-plank detailing to create an interesting industrial feel.
One of the more distinctive interior features is a large sail locker in the forepeak from which the crew can gain easy access during race courses through a sliding deck hatch. However, when not in use, this space can be converted into a forward master suite as an option to increase guest capacity.
Odin’s launch comes ahead of her worldwide premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show this September.