Swan 44 Frers

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Swan 44 Frers
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Development
Designer German Frers
Location Finland
Year 1989–1994 Mk1
1996–2002 mk2[4]
No. built 19 Mk 1
50? mk2[5]
Brand Swan
Builder(s) Nautor Swan OY
Boat
Boat weight 11,000 kg (24,000 lb) Light
12,400 kg (27,300 lb) Loaded
Draft 2.2 m (7.2 ft)
Hull
Type Monohull
LOA 13.75 m (45.1 ft)
LOH 13.40 m (44.0 ft)
LWL 10.56 m (34.6 ft)
Beam 4.18 m (13.7 ft)
Engine type Volvo MD22L (50hp)
Hull appendages
Ballast 3,500 kg (7,700 lb) mK1
3,800 kg (8,400 lb) MK2
Rig
Rig type Masthead
I (foretriangle height) 17.48 m (57.3 ft)
J (foretriangle base) 5.10 m (16.7 ft)
P (mainsail luff) 15.49 m (50.8 ft)
E (mainsail foot) 4.93 m (16.2 ft)
Mast length 19 m
Sails
Sailplan Sloop
Mainsail area 38.12 m2 (410.3 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area 44.59 m2 (480.0 sq ft)
Luff perpendicular Overlapping
Spinnaker area TBC
← Swan 43

The Swan 44 Mk I was designed by German Frers with styling input by Andrew Winch and built by Nautor's Swan and first launched in 1989. It shared many concepts with the Swan 36 developed at the same time. The modern styling was not to everyone taste and now to some looks dated so in 1996 the boat was relaunched as the Swan 44 MkII with more conservative in house styling.

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