Nautor's Swan 54

Swan 54


Bluewater sailing is a concept that encompasses a world of open spaces, distant horizons and long distance cruising. Since the creation of the first model, the Swan 36 in 1966, all Swans are built with safety, comfort, performance and style in mind.

Designed by German Frers, the Swan 54 is a pure bluewater cruiser. The contained freeboard and deep V hull, ensures smooth sailing in rough conditions.

The moderate displacement hull and high performance lead keel give the Swan 54 a particularly stable and smooth motion in a seaway. In addition, the high aspect ratio of the rudder provides impressive control, increasing the pleasure of helming.

The Swan 54 is also available with variable draught (1.4 metres), with an efficient daggerboard and twin rudders.

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Sail plan

  • Maximum performance, yet easy to handle
  • Virtually masthead (15/16), well suited for long passages; allows sailing with solely with the genoa
  • Generous foretriangle, option for a cutterstay/staysail
  • Slightly smaller mainsail
  • Reasonably high aspect ratio, wider efficiency angle


The deck layout has been developed to meet two fundamental objectives: ensure comfortable sailing with limited crew and provide areas designed to best enjoy life onboard. The transom opens fully into a wide swim platform allowing direct access to the sea.

The positioning of the mainsheet on the coachroof, rather than in the cockpit, allows the use of the wide bimini while sailing. The bimini, together with the sprayhood which is recessed and retractable, provides complete protection from the elements. The four standard electric winches in the cockpit, close to the helmsman, facilitate easy sailing with limited crew. The generous stowage volumes, including the sail locker in the bow and full lazarette in the stern area, enable all equipment, such as a RIB (inflatable), fenders and sails to be safely stowed yet remain easily accessible.

  • Transom opens fully to create a large swim platform (2.5 metres wide)
  • Protected area for guests, with bench seating and teak table (sides fold down), recessed sprayhood and optional bimini
  • Numerous ports and flush hatches provide ventilation and natural light in the interior, with the option of four large windows in the hull
  • Plenty of storage space throughout including the sail locker forward, starboard cockpit locker, as well as
    in the aft lazarette
  • Four electric winches well positioned in the cockpit, close to the helmsman, to facilitate short handed sailing
  • Coachroof mounted jib tracks leading directly to the winches, to enable better pointing ability and completely clear decks


Similar to the deck layout, the interior has been designed to ensure maximum comfort for long periods, both under sail and at anchor. This original configuration offers three double cabins, with the owner’s cabin forward and two guest cabins, one central and the other aft. There is also a fourth cabin dedicated to systems and storage, including the generator and washing machine, with the possibility to add a work table so as to convert it into a crew cabin. A configuration perfectly suited for extended bluewater cruising and lengthy stays aboard.

The saloon has a ‘c’ shaped sofa, which is three metres long, with a central table and two stylish chairs. While opposite, there is the chart table with a generous navigational station, with plenty of space for electronics. There is also the option of a foldaway table, allowing additional seating.

The galley, one of the largest in this class of yacht, is three metres long, offers generous counter and storage space, along with the possibility of three refrigerators. Located in the most stable part of the boat and close to the companionway, one can cook comfortably even while underway. The use of natural oak throughout, combined with the quality finish and materials Swan is known for, creates a bright and refined interior.

  • The aft cabin has a large berth (190 cm wide), with the option of dividing it into two single berths
  • The central location of the guest cabin means that it can also be used comfortably while sailing
  • The large owner’s stateroom forward, with its island berth (160 cm wide), also offers plenty of storage space
  • The dedicated utility cabin, also provides plentiful stowage and access to systems and can be fitted out with a berth for guest or crew
  • The forward head is directly connected to the owner’s cabin with a separate shower and the option to convert this into a full third head