Sunday, February 25

Swan Unveils New 76-foot Arrow Cruiser

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Finland’s Nautor Swan, one of the most iconic names in luxury sailboats, just unveiled a new 76-foot Swan Arrow, their largest powerboat yet.

Last fall, the 43-foot Swan Shadow made its U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale boat show. A dayboat powered by three 350-Mercury Verado outboards, it had a top speed of 55 knots.

The new Arrow is a very large leap up, in size and function. With two or three cabins below and a salon that can be open or enclosed, it’s a highly styled cruiser powered by two or three 1,000-hp Volvo IPS1350 pod drives. With two, top speed is 30 knots; with three, 40 knots.

The Arrow has the same clean, uber-modern lines as the Shadow, with a vertical bow, flared gunwales, an open transom and a thin hardtop with large overhangs. A long and lean vessel, the beam is just 22′ 6″. In the Arrow, Swan makes full use of outdoor space; there are even two sun pads on the hardtop.

But the real space comes aft, with terraces that fold down from each side to create a 538-square-foot beach club there. The full-beam swim platform has a high-low Transformer-type extension that creates two banks of sun lounges and sofas.

Steps lead up to the raised deck lounge, with a wet bar and two pedestal seats at the helm. The salon can be fully enclosed with sliding glass panels along the back and sides, or opened up for fresh air and sunshine.

Below, the owner’s cabin is full beam amidships with an en suite head; the VIP is forward. A lower lounge with a galley and day head are in the middle. In the three-cabin version, the extra cabin replaces the lounge area.

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