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Has someone any news on the upcoming JK supermaxi from Nautor? It’s a long time I hear almost nothing about...

Any hypothesis on the possible name/owner? From the media seems to be someone with a long experience.

Actually I have just two possible candidates in my mind:

Highland fling XVI

Leopard IV (?!?)

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JL92S

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Irvine Laidlaw cancelled the Rolex Swan Cup this year with the Swan 115 and put the boat on the market, apparently he was fed up of the cost of trying to race a cruiser racer super yacht. With his recently launched Botin 56 and also his Spirit 52 Oui Fling i’d Be surprised if this was his. 

Is Mike Slade rich enough?

 

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Irvine Laidlaw cancelled the Rolex Swan Cup this year with the Swan 115 and put the boat on the market, apparently he was fed up of the cost of trying to race a cruiser racer super yacht. With his recently launched Botin 56 and also his Spirit 52 Oui Fling i’d Be surprised if this was his. 

Is Mike Slade rich enough?
I don’t think Mike Slade is up for playing in that league. 

Heard a rumour there were some structural issues as well with one of the big Swans.  :ph34r:

 

JL92S

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I don’t think Mike Slade is up for playing in that league. 

Heard a rumour there were some structural issues as well with one of the big Swans.  :ph34r:
Yeah the new 78 has delamination in various areas in its first regatta. Unfortunately they got t boned in the same event, fortunately they can fix it all at the same time :D  

 

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The 115s All has issues and I believe the 125 has had several problems. They have brought in a number of outside consultants to try and fix the problems and get all back on track. I know Richard Gillies was involved in fixing the 115s and suspect he is up north getting cold with the team right now. If anyone can fix it he can.

 

mad

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The 115s All has issues and I believe the 125 has had several problems. They have brought in a number of outside consultants to try and fix the problems and get all back on track. I know Richard Gillies was involved in fixing the 115s and suspect he is up north getting cold with the team right now. If anyone can fix it he can.
Thanks for the confirmation.

 
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The 115s All has issues and I believe the 125 has had several problems. They have brought in a number of outside consultants to try and fix the problems and get all back on track. I know Richard Gillies was involved in fixing the 115s and suspect he is up north getting cold with the team right now. If anyone can fix it he can.
Make sense... the 125 launch was originally planned for spring 2019, while now on some build list seem to be postponed to 2020.

http://www.superyachtintelligence.com/superyachts/?superyachts=1&inline=&CURRENTNAME=&TYPE=SY&LOAM=&STATUS=&DELIVERYDATE=2019%2C2022&BUILDER=NAUTOR&COUNTRYOFBUILD=FINLAND#results

 

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I suspect that there is a ton of crew hiding below?

Swan 115 Video
actually probably not, looked like 4 crew. when I was working sailing yachts of similar size crews of 4-5 were the usual for cruising. captain, mate/engineer, one or 2 deck/stews and a chef. with hydrailic winches and furlers for everything and top down furler on the asym kite it's actually pretty doable. 

now of course if you were going racing you hire on a herd of pros 

 
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At least something is moving...





I’m not 100% convinced about one design approach on supermaxi world. I imagine that the owner would like to have something unique... Wally (benchmark for the category) with 100 foot class allow different designs and a complete boat customization.

But let’s see the first one in navigation before any judgement... hopefully should be on the water in spring timeframe 

 

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17 hours ago, The Weatherman said:

At least something is moving...


From what i’ve heard this is very much a one off boat, of course swan will have the moulds and the North Group have conducted a ton of design on the whole rig and sail package so if anyone wanted one then they could go to Nautor Swan but it will be semi production at best I guess

 

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I’ve heard Irvine Laidlaws name being thrown around but that’s nothing more than rumour

 
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Last superyacht regatta was not that lucky for Mr Laidlaws. Highland Fling XV hit a reef during the first day... and if I recall well before the crash they were behind Baltic 130 My Song. Good reason to get new Hardware!

 
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