Work is going ahead according to schedule at Persico Marine in their central headquarters in Nembro (Bergamo), bringing to life the brand new ClubSwan 80, the latest creation from Nautor’s Swan. Designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian, the ClubSwan 80 is the brainchild of the two brands, both inspired by their same core values of innovation and technology.
“Nautor’s Swan” explained Enrico Chieffi, Vice President of Nautor Group “is one of the very few brands in the world to offer such a broad range of yachts. This level of variety when it comes to designs and models demands specific requirements, especially when it comes to their realisation. In order to broaden our range of products even further, we have decided to forge partnerships with the very best shipbuilders from across the globe, while proudly continuing to build our flagship yachts at our shipyard in our Finnish home in Pietarsaari”.
Designed primarily for inshore regattas and the Maxi circuit, the brand new ClubSwan 80, measuring 24.70 metres in length and 6 metres in width and displacing 19 tonnes features a canting keel and a maximum draught of 4.75 metres with a rotating canard installed to optimise performance when sailing in medium to light winds.
The entire construction process of the new ClubSwan 80, which began at Persico Marine with the creation of moulds put together by Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery implementing robots tasked with positioning the lamination tape and a plotter to prepare the prepreg, is founded on the key concept of sustainability. “At Persico, sustainability and a circular economy are both at the heart of what we do”, commented Marcello Persico. “We are proud to be a part of this process, a process that not only helps us reduce waste but which also gives carbon a new life with a virtuous and meaningful purpose in an entirely different sector”.
In order to produce the moulds, Persico Marine uses recycled materials, such as carbon fibre derived from previous moulds. As for the parts that end up not being used, the carbon is separated from the resin, allowing it to be reused as many times as possible. Furthermore, all prepreg waste is collected and sent to a company that is specialised in producing medical prosthetics.