Cape Horn Engineering were delighted to attend the Nautor Swan 128 Maxi press launch, during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Resident Swan designer, German Frers (Buenos Aires studio) presented the sporty and agile new design, showing CFD analysis from Cape Horn Engineering. As with all Swans since 1981, the vessel’s naval architecture is by German Frers. Cape Horn Engineering were proudly commissioned to test and optimise the shape of the canoe body in all dynamic sailing conditions and collaborated with North Sails Design Group to investigate the performance of the new carbon superyacht design.
…”The aims of the new design do not differ from those already envisaged for the 108, the smaller sister yacht, with extra care and attention given to certain key qualities. Firstly, performance and handling: German Frers has enriched its endless know-how with a specific CFD analysis commissioned to industry leader Cape Horn Engineering, to test and optimise the shape of the canoe body in all dynamic sailing conditions” comments Sail World.
The new Swan 128 Maxi is already taking shape at the BTC yard in Pietarsaari, Finland and will be fully RINA classed upon completion.
Hull and deck manufacturing is based on Sprint © technology with carbon pre-preg fabrics and epoxy resin. In terms of propulsion, this maxi yacht is equipped with most advanced SCR technology to reduce emissions in compliance with latest IMO III regulations, plus a variable pitch propeller to optimize efficiency and noise and vibration reduction.
“The Swan 128 perfectly embodies the Swan concept of the sporty cruiser, a yacht designed for long ocean voyages but also perfectly at ease in major international competitions, without needing to change any of its characteristics.” German Frers