Porto Cervo hosted a record fleet 125 Swan for the 50^th Anniversary edition of the Rolex Swan Cup. The new book “Swan A Unique Story through 50 Years of Yachting Evolution” has been unveiled.  Hosted by YCCS and sponsored by Rolex, this iconic event is the highlight of the sailing year for Nautor’s Swan.

Photo Borlenghi/Rolex

Photo Borlenghi/Rolex


Swan. A Unique Story through 50 Years of Yachting Evolution
edited by Bianca Ascenti
text by Matthew Sheahan

People who purchase a Swan are not simply buying a boat, but fulfilling a dream. They join an exclusive world, where uniqueness is the keyword. Designed for all yachting and sailing enthusiasts, this volume celebrates the iconic boatyard established fifty years ago in Finland by retracing and illustrating the main events in half a century of yachting history, along with all the vessels that contributed to shaping the Nautor’s Swan legend.

The official book, published by Skira talks about different aspects of sailing in the words of Bianca Ascenti and Matthew Sheahan, two of the leading yachting writers today. Testimonials by personalities such as Germán Frers, Paul Cayard, Grant Dalton, Juan Kouyoumdjian, Jochen Schümann and Skip Novak, articles by specialist journalists, breath-taking photographs and original accounts make this volume a reference book that merits a place on the shelves of every sailing fan.


The book will be on sale in bookstores worldwide, and will also be available in a unique edition only for Nautor’s Swan friends at www.nautorswan.com

Swan. A Unique Story is 322 pages long, in a large, horizontal format (36,5 x 28,5 cm), with 343 colour pictures throughout and a number of special foldouts to highlight the stunning images. Some of the pictures have been applied by hand, so that different volumes may have different images.

2016, English edition
36,5 x 28,5 cm, 322 pages
343 colour e 222 b/w illustrations, hardcover
€ 82,00
Available at www.nautorswan.com and in the main bookstores worldwide