Swan Shadow: a powerful new legend is born

Nautor’s Swan revealed its long-awaited Shadow motor yacht last night during a dinner sponsored by Banor for a select group of ClubSwan owners gathered for the Swan Tuscany Challenge. The 13.2m boat was carefully positioned in the middle of the swimming pool of the Tarantella restaurant in an elegantly curated spectacle arranged by the interior designer Ioanna Marinopolous. It was unveiled as the sun set over the Marina di Scarlino.

“This is a milestone for Swan,” said Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of Nautor Group. “It is the first power boat in 55 years of the brand. We said to ourselves, there are so many boats in the sea – why do we need another one? But people kept enquiring. We resisted until we found something new to say in this segment, with the typical Swan DNA of performance, elegance and reliability.”

Penned by Finn Jarkko Jämsén, the Shadow exhibits the same purity of design as Swan’s famous sailing boats. And yet the stepped hull and capacity for up to 3 x 350hp outboards belie her potential for ferocious performance and silky handling.

Flexibility is the name of the game, with multiple options for the T-top and a smart stern platform that can extend the deck, provide access to the quay or to the water. The accommodation below is in timeless Nordic style, and runs to a large double cabin with bathroom and an optional crew cabin. Taken together, these features make the Shadow a capable Limousine tender, luxury dayboat or chaseboat for a larger yacht.