Lot99 is the first yacht in new 95 series from Nautor’s Swan. Making its public debut at Monaco, the yacht has the same classic, elegant lines as most of the German Frers designs that have defined the Swan family since 1984. The yacht’s owners are longtime sailors who worked with the builder’s design team to ensure the new Swan was a racing and cruising vessel. The hull and deck were built with carbon-sandwich construction for maximum stiffness and minimal weight, using the same materials on most raceboats. Lot99’s 18-foot keel makes it a great ocean cruiser and, when retracted to 11 feet, provides access to shallower harbors. This keel, paired with a lighter ballast bulb, bowsprit, and square-top fractional rig, turns Lot99 into a fearsome Maxi racing sailboat.
The raised-pilothouse interior delivers exceptional views of the ocean and a sense of light and space that are sometimes lacking on sailing superyachts. The owner’s suite is at the stern, where the beam is widest, while two other guest cabins are amidships. The interior’s flawless woodwork is Swan’s trademark, and has kept the Finnish yard among the most elite sailboat makers for more than 40 years.