Text by: Damiano Iovino
Translation by: Steve Piccolo
Enrico Chieffi is the vice-president of Nautor’s Swan, the Finnish shipyard headed since 1998 by Leonardo Ferragamo. Chieffi, who has extensive experience in the Olympic and America’s Cup classes, tells Collectible Dry about Swan’s new visions for the future.
One year ago Nautor’s Swan celebrated its first 50 years, calling on the same craftsmen who made the first Swan in 1966, the 36-foot Tarantella, to restore the first-born of a family of yachts that has made modern sailing history. Looking towards the next 50 years, Nautor has also launched the ClubSwan50 and begun production of the ClubSwan125, a giant of over 40 meters that will be launched in 2019 and is destined, according to the Franco-Argentine designer Juan Kouyoumdjian, to become the fastest motor yacht ever. The future of Nautor’s Swan, the vice-president Enrico Chieffi explains, will follow two paths: on the one hand, that of the classic Swan Yachts, famous for comfort, beauty and performance, created by a team of designers headed by the Argentine Germán Frers, like the 95 presented at Monte Carlo; on the other, the ClubSwan yachts, like the 50 and the 125, with a more regatta spirit, where performance and technology are the main focal points.