The winners of this year’s Yacht of the Year Awards were announced on the very first day of Boot Düsseldorf 2020, judged by 12 members of the jury who evaluated the nominees through a tight program of sea trials which saw the yachts sailing from the beautiful Port Ginesta, Spain, last October. The ClubSwan 36 took home the Innovation Award in her category, a prize that clearly rewards her team for all their hard work.
“We are very excited about this achievement. It’s been a very intense year for ClubSwan 36, with 15 units sold and the debut of the class staged at the last The Nations Trophy,” says Enrico Chieffi, Vice President Nautor’s Holding. “This award, the second for ClubSwan Yachts at EYOTY following an award won by ClubSwan 50 in 2018, confirms our Swan One Design Division is becoming stronger and stronger thanks also to an amazing circuit of events and regattas.”
Launched last May during the Nations Trophy Med League in the beautiful setting of Marina di Scarlino, the foil-assisted ClubSwan 36, designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian, brings the fun and excitement of dinghy and keelboat racing while offering a direct entry into one of the most desirable clubs in the yachting world and top level racing environment. Its innovative character boasts a complete package that balances forces generated by a transverse sliding C-foil, its very low drag keel, two rudders for easy control and a power full rig since easy to trim for all conditions.
Nautor’s Swan has partnered with BMW and Torqeedo to deliver a new high-performance and fossil fuel-free sailing experience. Torqeedo has developed an inboard version of its proven Cruise 10.0 electric drive system as auxiliary propulsion for the new ClubSwan 36 one-design racer.
“There’s always been a good vibe around this project, from the first test trial” commented Juan Kouyoumdjian “We are very proud of this achievement for this very sophisticated and technologically advanced boat that is also able to be managed by amateurs”.
As per her debut in August 2019, the ClubSwan 36 class will be participating in the breathtaking circuit dedicated to One Design. The season will start in Palma de Mallorca at PalmaVela on May 6th followed by the Rolex Giraglia in June, the Copa del Rey Mapfre in August and finally to Nautor’s Swan’s pinnacle event, the Rolex Swan Cup from September 7th to 13th in Porto Cervo.
The boat is on display at BOOT Duesseldorf, Halle 16 A57/58.