Nautor's Swan
Swan 45

The Swan 45 is a real cruising-racing sailboat: luxurious and fast. She reveals her ambitions as soon as we boarded seeing the 60-inches steering wheel. The deck fittings are blameless and almost invisible, all running rigging is hidden in tunnels. The bulb has an interesting weight adjustment system designed for the IMS allowing to add or remove up to 400kg.

For its performance and exemplary finish, the Swan 45 had quickly convinced and the class was recognized by ISAF in 2005. The regattas at the height of the class were of an excellent level attracting the best sailors, the owner remaining at the helm (Owner-driver class). The Swan 45 was released in 2 cabin version and more rarely in 3 cabins.

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Main Features

ShipyardNautor's Swan
ModelSwan 45
Sailboat typeCruising-racing monohull
DesignerGerman Frers
Building years (first/last)2001 / 2010
Number built50
CE regulationA-X / B-X
ConstructionGlass fiber/vinylester with carbon fiber reinforcement, monolithic bottom, sandwich deck and sides
Appendage typeFin with bulb
Ballast typeLead
Rudder bladeSingle under hull rudder
RudderSingle helm wheel
Main dimensions
Hull length45.4 ft
Waterline length39.6 ft
Beam over all12.8 ft
Draft9.2 ft
Light displacement19511 lbs
Full load displacement23920 lbs
Ballast9502 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop (9/10)
Rig materialMast and boom in Carbon fiber
Number of rows of spreader2
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeSymmetrical spinnaker
Upwind sailarea1411 ft²
Downwind sailarea2469 ft²
Mainsail area822 ft²
Genoa area589 ft²
Spinnaker area1647 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

61.2 ft

EMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)

21.9 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

61.4 ft

JFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)

17.7 ft

LLGenoa hoist measurement (from tack to head)

62.3 ft

LPGenoa perpendicular measurement from clew to luff.

18.9 ft

SPLSpinnaker pole lenght

17.8 ft

SLSymmetrical spinnaker hoist measurement (from tack to head)

61.0 ft

SMWSymmetrical spinnaker width

32.7 ft


Ballast ratio48.7 %
Upwind sailarea / displacement159.4 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement279.0 ft²/Ton
HN (French rating)35.0

Auxiliary engine

Type1 x D2-55
Engine power1 x 55 hp
Fuel capacity55.5 gal
Fuel typeDiesel
Transmission typeSaildrive


Number of cabin (max./min.)3 / 2
Number of berth (max./min.)8 / 4
Fresh water capacity84.5 gal
Black water capacity15.9 gal
Fridge/cooler capacity34.3 gal

Based on specification2010

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