Nautor Swan 65
Lead broker - Michele Antonini
Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
On 1st June 1973, at 79 Madison Avenue in New York, Sparkman and Stephens finish the design nr. 2110. Under this design the most well-known high quality yard soon start the production of what will be then better known as the Nautor’s Swan 65. This is the beginning of a myth.
Arguably one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable yachts of all time, the evergreen classic Swan 65, designed by S&S as one of their most successful Swan designs and built as only Nautor in Finland can, FORCE 9 offers sparkling sailing together with build quality that is never to be repeated. Perfect for serious cruising, these yachts also shine in the Regatta circuit and are rare to the brokerage market.
FORCE 9 was launched in 1974 and she took part at the 1977 Whitbread ADC ACCUTRAC skippered from Mrs. Clare Francis the first female skipper to compete in the race, finished fifth in her Swan 65 ADC Accutrac (Time 126 days 20 hours).
She is hull number 9 of the series which began in 1973 and ended in 1989 with 41 hulls launched. She is fitted with a ketch rig.
Timeless design still much sought after as the vessel that three times made its mark in the Whitbread Round the World (now Volvo Ocean).
Swan 65 named Sayula II won the first-ever Whitbread Round the World Race in 1974. Another Swan 65, King’s Legend took second place in the 1978 running of the Whitbread Round the World Race, finishing behind an aluminium boat named Flyer. That same year, the race’s first female captain finished fifth in a Swan 65 named ADC Accutrac. Quite a pedigree!