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A winning combination

The Swan 90 is the latest in a long line of high quality racing yachts designed by Nautor’s Swan’s designer, German Frers. In the Swan 90, Frers has combined an elegant and sophisticated cruiser in Nautor’s Swan inimitable style with his unrivalled experience of building high tech racing yachts.
The Swan 90 will combine superior cruising capabilities and an outstanding interior with the distinctive quality of a Nautor’s Swan. With its elegant proportions and refined lines, the Swan 90 is set to become a benchmark of the Nautor’s Swan range. The yacht’s versatility and capabilities on the water are second to none. Superbly designed and easy to handle, even with a limited crew, it is sure to be an instant favourite for competitive racing. With hydraulic winches, hydraulic head sail furling sail and handling controlled via push buttons, the yacht can easily be managed by between two and three people in cruising mode. For competitive racing, it can be crewed by a team of twenty.


Length overall:90.91 ft 27.71 m
Length of waterline:80.54 ft 24.55 m
Beam:21.19 ft 6.46 m
Draught (light):14.44 ft 4.40 m
Ballast:40500 lbs 18350 kg
Displacement (light):117400 lbs 53250 kg
Fuel:528 US gal 2000 ltr
Water:264 US gal 1000 ltr
Hot water:39.6 US gal 150 ltr
Water maker (per 24 h):1458 US gal 5520 ltr
Holding Tank:106 US gal 400 ltr
DC Power:24 V 1200 Ah
AC Power:26 kVA 230V, 50Hz
Shore Power transformer:15 kVA 230V, 50Hz
Airconditioning:72000 BTU 21 kW
Engine - Perkings Sabre:225 Bhp 166 kW
Fore triangle:2130 sq ft 198.0 m2
Main sail:2730 sq ft 253.8 m2
Jib:2251 sq ft 209.1 m2
Asymm. Spinnaker:8288 sq ft 770.0 m2


Female moulded E-glass/vinylester
laminate with aramid and unidirectional
carbon reinforcements in selected areas.
Monolithic structure up to waterline.
Topsides are a foam cored E-glass/
vinylester sandwich structure. Excellent
strength and fatigue properties due to
a high proportion of unidirectional fibre
in the laminate stack. The hull laminate
is post cured according to the resin
manufacturer’s recommendation.
Pre-made E-glass/vinylester stringers and
web frames with carbon capping. Their
hollow sections are used for ventilation
purposes or as cable conduits. Engine beds
are an integral part of the hull structure
as stiffeners. Special attention is given
to assure a rigid foundation and proper
bonding to hull. Structural bulkheads
carbon/epoxy pre-preg sandwich
structure secondary bonded to hull and
deck. Carbon fibre mast step. There are tie
rods from the mast collar to the step.
Bronze sea cocks for all through-hull
connections below waterline with access,
well insulated. The inboard side of the sea
cocks are fitted with a stud long enough
to take two hose clamps. Two hull
windows in main saloon and owner’s
cabin. One in each amidships guest cabin.
Hull finish topsides: painted in Snow
white, RAL #9003 with blue cove line
and double boot top.
Hull bottom: treated with epoxy primer
and antifouling
Wet epoxy system using carbon fibre
straps laid over stainless steel bushings.
The chain plates are post cured according
to resin manufacturer’s recommendations.
Main shroud and split backstay chainplates
are bonded to the hull. There is a recessed
head stay. Ballast bulb is lead casting
with 4.5% antimony and is attached to
a steel fin. AISI 329 bolts used for keel
attachment. Fin is faired.
Isotop rudder with carbon fibre/epoxy
skins on a foam core and a tubular carbon
fibre stock. Lower tip of rudder designed
to break before the stock. Weed deflector
infront of rudder. Two self-aligning JP3
bearings. Lower bearing has double seals
to prevent leakage. Lightweight aluminium
steering quadrant bolted to rudder stock.
Twin wheel sprocket and chain system
with stainless steel cables. Custom built
composite pedestals with space for a
compass, navigation- and control systems.
Two 1200 mm clear coated carbon
composite wheels with independent
disconnection. The emergency steering
is by autopilot.
Opening giving direct access to the
dinghy garage. It has a piston compressor
for transom door air seal. The door
extends to cockpit level for maximum
opening and discrete look using two
custom built stainless steel hydraulic rams.
Bathing/boarding platform made from
carbon fibre pre-preg for maximum
stiffness. 9 mm teak recessed on upper
topsides. Shore connection hatch and
a shore power cable 15m. City water
connection with pressure regulator. Space
for landline telephone connection.
Carbon swim ladder with flush stainless
steel fittings.
Storage for the sails and equipment
in fo’c’sle for custom built stainless
boarding ladder. Floorboards light weight
composite construction. The top sides
are faired and top coated.
Provisions for storage of the yacht’s
equipment in lazarette. Storage for 3.0 m
carbon fibre powered telescopic gangway.
Dinghy garage with access from main deck.
Hot and cold shower with a hose adapter.


Infusion moulded carbon fibre / epoxy
deck laminate. Core cell core with high
density inserts under deck fittings.
Coaming and coach roof painted in
Awlgrip Snow white RAL # 9003. Laid
teak side decks and cockpit sole glued
and vacuum bagged. Removable foot
supports at helm stations. Integral toe rails
with four pop up fairleads per side.
All winches are hydraulically driven
via the hydraulic main ring system
and connected to the valve blocks with
flexible hoses.
Drum winches
Four Harken B1110 STA HLHY primary
and secondary winches in cockpit.
Two Harken B990.3 STA halyard winches
near the mast.
Captive Lewmar LMS 77 main sheet
winch mounted under deck. Anchor
windlass Lewmar V8 hydraulic windlass
with controls on a wandering 3.5m lead.
Mooring winch electrically operated,
retractable Sanguineti 3710400 capstan
drum. Titanium anchor arm hydraulically
operated for stowing bow anchor.
Controls on 3.5 m wandering lead.
Harken jib sheet tracks with cars
and stoppers. Harken C7056 double foot
block on side deck for jib sheet leads
and gennaker sheet. Single foot block for
floating jib car towing line. Seven Harken
C6355 Halyard lead blocks. Four Harken
C5121 150 mm single blocks for runners
and gennaker sheet. Six Spinlock ZS
jammers for halyards on deck close to mast.
Eight stainless steel pop-up mooring
cleats; two on fore deck, four amidships,
two aft. Eight custom stainless steel
pop-up fairleads recessed in bulwark.
Combined pushpit stanchion feet/roller fair
lead in aft corners (not on open transom).
Life lines, stanchions, pulpit and push
pit spacing conforms to ISAF/ORC
requirements. Life lines stainless 8 mm
wire with polished turnbuckles and eyes.
Gates in lifelines amidships on each side,
push pit. Stainless fittings secure safety
lines on deck. Pulpit, push pit, stanchions
610 mm high Ø 32 mm stainless steel
tube. Push pit has gates for easy access
to bathing platform / gangway.
Socket for flagpole port side aft deck.
White painted aluminium mast collar is
designed for use with Spartite support.
Custom made canvas mast boot.
Nautor custom made flush mounted
tinted acrylic hatches with gutters and
frames in white painted composite. All
hatches are supported by gas cylinders.
Square deck lights, one above the passage
forward of the mast and one above the
nav desk. Deck hatches leading to all
cabin spaces and living areas. Teak covered
hatches to anchor stowage, anchor
windlass and sail locker. On aft deck two
hatches to lazarette and one hatch to
dinghy garage.
Six Goiot Cristal 43-18R open able
tinted acrylic portholes in coamings, flush
mounted with white painted aluminium
frames. Lockable companionway has a
manually operated sliding hatch of tinted
acrylic and a GRP manually operated
sliding drop board.There is an aft
companionway lockable sliding hatch
of tinted acrylic with
sliding drop board.
Open steering cockpit in aft deck. Guests
seats in forward cockpit, fixed teak cockpit
tables with folding leaves and telescopic
supports. Can be manually recessed flush
with seat level. Large recessed spray hood,
with a canvas cover over the main
companionway. Stainless steel tube
structure with a canvas top. Small spray
hood over crew entrance, removable when
not in use. Cockpit cushions with backrests


The selected light teak is varnished and
hand rubbed to give a satin finish for all
visible woodwork.
Vinyl covered removable overhead panels
are installed in all accommodation areas.
The same material is on the inside of the
coach roof coamings.
The floorboards are of PVC-sandwich
construction and the top face is teak with
light stripes in Koto 70/4 mm. The
floorboards are varnished and have the
same satin finish as the rest of the interior.
All floorboards are laid on vibration
damping materials. Four suction lifters
are provided.
Structural bulkheads are covered with
a noise barrier and separate skin panels.
Partitions are of sandwich construction
on a core of 30 mm foam. Skin panels
of marine plywood with 0.6 mm wooden
veneers. Partitions between cabins
are built to meet a 20 dB (A) reduction
of airborne sound.
Hardware and outfit components are of
a type designed to eliminate rattling
or hanging. The cabin doors are provided
with double action locks and with catches
to hold them in open position where
possible. The doors close onto rubber
faced landings for maximum noise
All locker doors are fitted with high
quality furnishing hinges and are kept
closed with push button latches.
Doorstoppers are fitted where needed.
The hanging locker internal light will
automatically switch on when the door
is opened.
All bathroom mirrors are made of glass.
The edges are sealed.
All open able deck hatches are fitted with
manual roller blinds and mosquito screens.
Hand rails are fitted throughout the vessel
where needed for safe movement under
The mattresses are of a sprung type
manufactured for marine use. The mattress
base is Deltaflex-type batten nets
to provide ventilation to the underside.
The mattresses for the pullman and crew
berths are of foam type.
The berth is fitted with a lee cloth each
side and a teak leeboard in the middle.
Reading lights, two for the double berth
and one for each single berth, with
separate light switches are installed at the
head end of each berth. General cabin
lighting will have spotlight down lighting.
The galley lockers are in teak. Work top,
sliding doors and back splash are in
Corian. The fiddles are made in teak
with the inner edge in Corian.
Forward and amidships cabin toilets;
furniture and floor in teak. The bulkheads
are covered with painted panels and teak
details. Wash basin and counter top
in Corian, with teak fiddle. Mirror on
cupboard doors.
Shower stall walls and floor in GRP with
a teak grate integrated in the floor, door
in tempered 8 mm glass with stainless
steel fittings.
Aft cabin toilet; bulkheads covered
with GRP panels. Lower locker in GRP.
Wash basin, back splash and counter top
in Corian, with teak fiddle. Mirror on
cupboard doors. Floor in GRP
with a teak grate integrated in the floor.


Engine room internally sound insulated as
well as the propeller area and equipment is
mounted with consideration of noise and
vibration reduction; fluorescent lighting.
Fire resistance meets SOLAS requirements.
Propeller area sound insulated. Engine
room surfaces and technical equipment are
painted in white RAL # 9010 where
Main engine Perkins Sabre 225Ti 166 kW
/ 225 hp @2500 rpm with direct
mounted reduction gear supported on
flexible mounts. Marine gearbox is a ZF
80A 8° down angle, reduction 2, 5:1. The
propeller shaft is made of corrosive
resistant steel supported by waterlubricated
rubber bearings at P-bracket
and stern tube. 4-blade Brunton Varifold
propeller. Hundested FT1R retractable
bow thruster.
Wet exhaust system for both main engine
and diesel generator. Fuel tanks with
inspection hatches and shut off valves.
Cooling water is discharged below
waterline, and exhaust gases discharged
under transom. Thermostat-controlled
fresh water cooling for engine and
generator. Drip trays connected to waste
oil pump.
The engine and diesel generator have their
own starting battery sets. Engine and
thruster controls on cockpit pedestals.
Hydraulics are run by a Bosch-Rexroth
custom designed system providing power
for sail handling, anchor windlass, and
retractable bow thrusters. It has 2 different
sources of power running independently
of each other to ensure trouble free
Clean Agent (FM200) fire extinguishing
system for engine room space.
Two fire hydrants with hose reel, one
forward and one aft.


Seawater hoses of reinforced PVC tubing,
fresh water piping of polypropylene, nylon
or copper tubing.
Engine room piping is colour coded, with
arrows indicating direction of flow. 4
stainless steel water tanks.
Pressurised hot and cold water with a 24
liter pressure tank connected to system run
by two pumps. Thermostat controlled
stainless steel water heater 150 liter using
cooling water or heating element running
off AC power. Insulated hot water pipes.
Water maker with self priming feed water
pumps made of bronze and AISI 316. City
water connection with filter enabling
shore water supply to be piped directly
into the pressure water system. Electrical
anchor wash/fire pump with connection
on deck. Capacity 180 l/min. Four
separate bilge compartments, each with
their own DC driven and manual back up
pumps. Capacity 140 l/min. Toilet flushing
by fresh pressurised water. 2 black water
tanks, 2 grey water tanks.
Space for gas bottles in drained locker.
Four-burner stainless steel gas stove and
electric oven, gimballed.
Extractor hood with built in lighting.
Dishwasher, microwave oven, air
compression general, waste disposal unit,
washing machine and dryer. Two 115l
refrigerators and two 90l freezers.
Forced ventilation directing fresh air into
cabins and exhaust air out through heads.
Silencers installed to reduce noise. Galley
has an independent system.Climate can be
controlled with central cooled /heated
waterbourne system.
There are four custom made Frigonautica
24V DC water cooled compressors units
for fridges and freezers.
All tanks systems are monitored and status
displayed on main switch board in
navigation area.
Fire alarm system and a Clean Agent
(FM200) fire extinguishing system for
engine roo


Offshore Spars swept back (25°) four
spreader rig with discontinuous
shrouds.White faired carbon mast with luff
track for mainsail. Carbon spreaders with
lights. Hi-Load sheaves. White carbon Park
Avenue boom, vang and lazy jacks.
Hydraulic outhaul system and
arrangement for 2 reefs.
Built-in deck lights and preventer system.
Masthead with four forward and one aft
halyard, and staysail halyard.
Internal wiring, shielded and secured to
Navtec rod rigging headstay and inner stay
have toggles at upper and lower end.
Main shroud rigging screws barrel pin
Powered hydraulic rig functions: furling
headstay with double groove aluminium
foil, boom vang, jib halyard, mainsail
outhaul, backstay, inner forestay tensioner,
Cunningham. Hydraulic mast jack with
spacers and removable manual pump.
Dynema running rigging. Main halyard
with screw shackle, headsail halyards and
sheets with snap shackles. Internal halyards.
210 211
An Owner's Manual is provided in with
directions for use and maintenance,
drawings and diagrams for main systems
and handbooks for machinery and
One CQR 180 lbs anchor on
hydraulically powered swinging arm.
Fortress FX-85 stern anchor. 100 m 12
mm high-tensile anchor chain. 100 m 25
mm plaited nylon anchor line. Four
mooring lines 15 m each, diameter 22
mm. Four mooring lines 30 m each,
diameter 22 mm.
Eight Avon air fenders with lines. Anchor
light with cable and plug. Two boat hooks
One removable MPS block Harken C5813
ø150 mm on C7403base
Four 10" double grip and four 10” single
grip winch handles. Two Bosun’s chairs.
Flag pole
Sails to be provided by Customer.


2-pole 24 V insulated return DC-system
for lighting, blowers, pumps etc. Wires are
sized to minimise voltage drop.
Battery banks for service and hydraulic
batteries located aft of engine room.
Enersys maintenance-free gel type for
lights etc. and Optima Yellow Top batteries
for auto pilot pump and central hydraulic
system. The service batteries are being
charged by a 24V 140A alternator located
on the main engine and also have two 24V
100 A chargers with 3-step charge
characteristics. Hydraulics battery is
charged by main engine alternator via a
splitting diode.
The starting batteries consist of two 24 V
banks, one for the main engine and one
for the generator. They are maintenance
free AGM type located under floorboards
in port starboard guest cabin. Main engine
starter battery has a 24V 60A alternator.
The onboard AC system is a 230 V 50 Hz
single-phase system, and can be fed either
by the diesel generator, shore power inlets
or DC/AC inverters. The keel is the
underwater earthing point.
Single-phase Northern Lights 26 kW
generator producing 230V 50Hz AC.
There is 24V 35A alternator on the diesel
generator for its starting battery. Shore
power via shore inlet plug 230V 3-pole
63A in transom. Separate shore inlet for air
conditioning with a galvanic isolator.
Shore power has a 15kVA isolation
transformer. Inverters with separate
transfer switch converting 24 V DC to 230
V 50Hz AC One 2500VA for single phase
consumers, one 1500VA for instruments
and entertainment.
Prop shaft, keel and thruster have their
own individual sacrificial anodes.
Navigation, rig, deck and underwater
AC and DC panels on main switchboard
in navigation area.
2 SUUNTO 5” magnetic compasses on
steering pedestals.
There is a comprehensive package,
consisting of Brookes & Gatehouse
Hercules 3000 with central processor unit,
masthead unit, speed/temperature sensor,
depth sensors and barometric sensor.
Navigation, communication and
entertainment systems.
Quartz clock
Wempe barometer
Autopilot running off its individual power
pack is driving the steering quadrant via
twin low friction cylinders.
Hydraulic back-up for emergency use

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