Frers Design

NYYC Swan 42


The NYYC Swan 42ft cruiser/racer was born from a design competition organised by the New York Yacht Club back in 2005. The aim was to manufacture a new one-design class for the Club.

This Frers design was an immediate success with 35 boats sold within the first six months, boats that are still winning today.

Renzo Grottesi’s Swan 42 dominated her class in the 2017 ORC World Championships in Trieste, with a score line of 2-1-1-2 in the inshore races, followed by Massimo De Campo’s Swan 42 Selene Alifax which secured second overall within a mixed fleet of very competitive yachts.

The class proved strong on both, US East Coast and Mediterranean.A design capable of racing and cruising inshore and offshore and was heralded by NYYC Rear Commodore David K. Elwell Jr, who spearheaded the project as “One answer to the growing concern by Corinthian owners about the domination of professionals in the sport.”
The Swan 42 is a powerful, state-of-the-art yacht; thanks to a high-aspect-ratio rig and T shaped keel, she sails with a fingertip control.

To keep costs down, the sail wardrobe is limited and there can be no more than two professionals numbered within each crew which whom none are allowed to steer in class races.

technical specifications

LOA (m)13
DesignGermán Mani Frers
Naval ArchitectureGermán Mani Frers
Interior DesignSwan