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Old 06-18-2016, 06:49 PM   #318
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Full details on the new BlackSwan passagemaker: What do you like or dislike?

Black Swan Announces 72-Foot, Long-Range Cruiser

Black Swan Yachts has announced the design for a contemporary, long-range passage maker, capable of cruising 5,000 miles at 9 knots (3,500 miles at 10 knots, with a max speed projected to exceed 13).

The Black Swan 72 sports a relatively narrow beam, an all-aluminum structural build containing three watertight bulkheads, and a double-hull bottom formed by integral tanks.

She will also feature 2.5kW of standard solar power in 8 panels, and a premium, semi-custom yacht fit-out on the interior.

Based on a shared philosophy with Steve Dashew’s iconic FPB trawlers, Black Swan’s new design is a collaboration between another low displacement-to-length ratio naval architect, Nigel Irens, as well as long-time FPB vets, Todd Rickard and Mark Fritzer. (“Path of Least Resistance,” July/August 2015)

Black Swan will differentiate herself from FPB in a few ways.

First, the design adds significantly to its freeboard, allowing for increased interior volume and a hydraulic garage capable of stowing a 13-foot tender.

LOA: 72’ 2”

LWL: 72’ 2”

BEAM: 17’ 5”

DRAFT: 3’ 2”

POWER: 150 hp Yanmar Diesel (x2)

CRUISE: 9 knots

RANGE: 5,000 nm

FUEL: 2,509 gallons

WATER: 1,057 gallons
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