The Swan 75 hull is of single skin construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminate with vinylester skin coats. The mast bulkhead is of carbon fibre pre-preg construction and the structural bulkheads at bow and stern are of foam cored GRP. The remainder are of marine plywood. The swan 75 has a 3.1m draught keel, which is relatively shallow for a 75-foot yacht, however it's composition, in solid lead from top to bottom, offers a large amount of stability.
Many aspects of the Swan 75 are designed with simplicity and short-handed sailing in mind. The 28.7m carbon mast is supported with four sets of swept-back spreaders, an inner forestay and just one set of runners. The fully battened mainsail lowers into a Park Avenue boom, and the headsails are easily handled on a hydraulic furling system.
The main deck is a sandwich construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced polyester laminate with closed cell foam core on the 75FD and vinylester, instead of polyester on the 75S. The Swan 75FD has a guest cockpit amidships with the sailing cockpit aft, separated by a bridgedeck. This is the traditional swan Flush Deck concept with primary and secondary winches mounted on the aft cockpit coamings. One of these doubles as the mainsheet winch, whilst two halyard/utility winches are situated aft of the mast. The mainsheet traveller is hydraulically adjustable with a built-in Navtec cylinder, should her owner prefer to cruise effortlessly with a shorthanded crew.