The first Swan ever sold to China, a Swan 60, has just been launched at Nautor’s Swan in Pietarsaari, Finland.
The performance oriented 60-footer was commissioned by a Chinese owner who will compete on the Gazprom Swan 60 Class circuit this summer, as well as cruise in the Mediterranean, before the Swan 60 heads to China later this year.
The new owner of Swan 60 Windward, praised the team at Nautor: “Outstanding work, Windward looks fantastic and I am so thrilled. Nautor clearly testifies the highest standards of building that the yard is famous for – Windward is such a treasure. This is definitely going to be an unforgettable life experience!”
America’s Cup veteran and Nautor’s Swan agent Lorenzo Bortolotti explained the plan ahead: “The owner set a very ambitious target for 2014. The whole team at Nautor’s Swan has done an outstanding job and we can now focus on the tuning and training necessary for China Team Challenge to be ready for the start of the Nord Stream Race.”
After the Nord Stream Race, Windward will travel to Palma, Spain, for the second edition of the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championships and then to Sardinia for the Rolex Swan Cup in September.
Source: Nautor Swan