Nautor’s Swan has introduced its first motorboat.
The 40ft Swan Shadow will reach a top speed of 63mph and, with its own cabin, could serve as either a limousine tender for a superyacht or a standalone boat.
Company president Leonardo Ferragamo says he’d been thinking about a powerboat for years. “But we always resisted this temptation until we really felt we had something really special and unique,” he says. “That time is now.”
The designers said it was essential to transfer the “design DNA” of the sailing yachts to the new powerboat line. “A lot of thought also went into thinking about the lifestyle and the different use cases for these vessels,” says Jarkko Jamsen, the Swan Shadow’s designer. “We wanted to create something sporty and fun, without compromising on the elegance customers have grown to expect from a Swan.”
The ‘fun’ comes with features like a swim platform that folds outward behind the outboards. It’s powered by three outboards, ranging from 225 to 350 hp, embedded in the aft platform.
The boat also has telescoping roof pillars and moving glass panels to create a convertible cabin.