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
DesignerSparkman & Stephens
Boat weight36,000 lb (16,000 kg)
Draft8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)
LOA47 ft 11 in (14.61 m)
LWL37 ft 3 in (11.35 m)
Beam13 ft 8 in (4.17 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeFin keel with skeg hung rudder
Rig typeSloop
Mast length62 ft 0 in (18.90 m)
Mainsail area436 sq ft (40.5 m2)
Spinnaker area2,250 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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  2. ^ "S&S Swan Association".
  3. ^ "1966 - 1975". Nautor's Swan.
  4. ^ http://sparkmanstephens.blogspot.fi/2011/07/design-2079-swan-48.html
  5. ^ http://www.classicswan.org/upload/documenti_swan/29-48_t03.jpg
  6. ^ http://www.happycharter.com/en/show-boat/more-pictures/bid/2669/
  7. ^ https://books.google.fi/books?id=8VopwE6qUEEC&pg=PT151&dq=%22Swan+48%22&hl=fi&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjc6OaW7tvKAhUEESwKHbNKCEc4ChDoAQgmMAI#v=onepage&q=%22Swan%2048%22&f=false
  8. ^ http://www.sailmagazine.com/boats/design-and-technology/the-swan-remains-the-same/
  9. ^ http://bermudarace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/results_berth_to_bermuda_extract.pdf
  10. ^ https://books.google.fi/books?id=TL6O6R4pzeYC&pg=PA118&dq=%22Swan+48%22&hl=fi&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi9tum47dvKAhUCjywKHR6GBTgQ6AEIIDAB#v=onepage&q=%22Swan%2048%22&f=false
  11. ^ "Looking back on past Newport Bermuda Races". Yachts and Yachting Online.
  12. ^ "Looking Back at Newport Bermuda Race: The academy fleet". Scuttlebutt Sailing News.
  13. ^ "Yachting".
  14. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1345&dat=19920625&id=X7kSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-_kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1790,3504279&hl=fi
  15. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1915&dat=19930426&id=0KMtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QnMFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1995,5767918&hl=fi
  16. ^ http://www.classicswan.org/upload/articles_swan/2016_10_19_21_23_47-1971_yachting_pj_swan48.pdf