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2013 Nautor CS42


Nautor's Swan CS42
Nautor's Swan CS42
Nautor's Swan CS42
Nautor's Swan CS42 Bow
Nautor's Swan CS42 Deck
Nautor's Swan CS42 Hull
Nautor's Swan CS42 Rig
Nautor's Swan CS42 Stern
Nautor's Swan CS42 Toilette
Nautor's Swan CS42 Cart Table and Galley
Nautor's Swan CS42 Saloon
Nautor's Swan CS42 Dinette
Nautor's Swan CS42 Forward Cabin
Nautor's Swan CS42 Sail Plan
Nautor's Swan CS42 Deck Plan
Nautor's Swan CS42 Interior Layout
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Boat Description

The new one-design

In the Spring of 2005, the New York Yacht Club approached several designers requesting a proposal for a new One Design yacht for the Club members and other sailors to enjoy traditional Corinthian racing. The boat was to be fast, fun to sail and rate well under the IRC Rule.

Nautor's Swan teamed up with the German Frers design team to present their proposal. After a thorough investigation of all of the submissions, the NYYC OD Committee selected the Nautor/Frers team to design and build the new One Design yacht. Thus the birth of a new Swan!

The new yacht is designed to take full advantage of the latest thinking in design and construction. The yacht is light and extremely fast.It is feature for the first time on any Swan a retractable bow sprit. This allows for a very large and easy to handle downwind sail inventory.

As per requirement of the NYYC OD Commitee, it is a racer/cruiser with the ability to win races and provide for enjoyable cruising. Nautor produces the yachts with a bright and airy interior. They are fitted with a complete inventory of standard equipment, provide a choice of two interor layouts, and offer an intelligent list of options.

Boat Details
Beam 12 ft 11 inDraft Board/Drive Up 8 ft 10 in
Hull Material FiberglassFuel Capacity 36 gal
Length at Waterline 37 ftLength Overall 42 ft 7 in
Holding Tank Size 15.85 galWater Capacity 320 gal
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The Hull
The high construction standards ensure laminates and weight is consistent throughout the fleet. The cored hull and deck are infused "E" glass with carbon reinforcements. The keel construction that has been engineered to absorb grounding loads at high speed.

The Rig
The fractional rigged carbon fiber mast is supported by 20 degree swept back double spreaders, a permanent backstay and no runners. Ease of handling is achieved with a full batten mainsail with lazy jacks and a furling jib. A retractable bowsprint allows the use of an efficient gennaker for reaching and running conditions.

The Stern
Double wheels provide optimum gear ratio for helm feeling and steering position. The mainsheet trimmer is close to the helmsman with all the controls at hand. thanks to the generous freeboard the coach roof is relatively small, allowing for a dry boat and the desired headroom below. The side decks are wide, leaving ample space for handling the boat and trimming the sails.

The Deck
The deck is simple and functional planned for the ease of handling while both racing and cruising. All halyards and reef lines are lead aft to the cockpit below decks, through special structural conduits which double as cabin top reinforcements.

The Bow
Carbon retractable bowsprit


The interior arrangement offers good comfort, both at anchor and at sea, and it is based on a well proven layout with two options. These two options are offered to the prospective owners within the class rules. The result is a high quality, simple structure, with the accent on an attractive, modern, fresh design. there is a focus on ease of maintenance and includes a generous use of traditional teak in selected areas.

The back of the settees in the saloon lift to Pullman berths.

Rig and Sail Dimensions

IG: 59.06 ft 18.00 m
J: 16.34 ft 4.98 m
P: 56.56 ft 17.24 m
E: 18.95 ft 5.78 m
ISP: 62.96 ft 19.19 m

Sail Areas

Fore triangle: 485 sq.ft 45.08 m²
Main sail: 661 sq.ft 61.40 m²
Jib: 514 sq.ft 47.80 m²
Spinnaker: 1991 sq.ft 185 m²