Swan 48

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Swan 48
Swan48 Snow Wolf GBR7635T 2011 Euros2.jpg
Swan 48 Snow Wolf GBR7635T at the 2011 Swan Europeans in Cowes (GBR) held by the Royal Yacht Squadron
Development
Designer Sparkman & Stephens
Year 1971-1975
Boat
Boat weight 36,000 lb (16,000 kg)
Draft 8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)
Hull
Type Keelboat
Construction GRP
LOA 47 ft 11 in (14.61 m)
LWL 37 ft 3 in (11.35 m)
Beam 13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board type Fin keel with skeg hung rudder
Rig
Rig type Sloop
Mast length 62 ft 0 in (18.90 m)
Sails
Mainsail area 436 sq ft (40.5 m2)
Spinnaker area 2,250 sq ft (209 m2)
Swan 48 Snow Wolf GBR7635T at the 2011 Swan Europeans in Cowes (GBR) held by the Royal Yacht Squadron

Swan 48 is a GRP constructed, fin keeled, masthead sloop or yawl designed by Sparkman & Stephens with a design number 2079 and manufactured by Nautor Oy.[1][2][3][4] The original 48 was designed to rate under the I.O.R. and at the same time to offer the comforts of a great cruising boat.[5][6] Because of this design criteria and its extremely strong structure Swan 48 suits very well for trans ocean racing as well as comfortable cruising and even circumnavigating the world. It was in production between 1971-1975 with 46 hulls built in total. It is not to be confused with a German Frers designed Swan 48 model which was in production between 1995-2003.[7] The original S&S designed Swan 48 is famous for its two wins in the Newport-Bermuda Race; 'Noryema VIII' in 1972[8][9][10][11] and 'Constellation' in 1992.[12][13][14][15] In the US market Swan 48 was also marketed as Palmer Johnson PJ48.[16]

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