SONG OF THE SEA is hull #3 of this iconic series and she was launched in 2002. Her interior was designed by Dick Young and she has a thoughtfully arranged 4 stateroom layout that accommodates up to 10 guests, that has been executed using a selection of hard woods, marble and fabric. Each guest cabin is provided with an en-suite heads. The result is stunning and glamorous, yet still very practical for blue water cruising. Of course the finishing is faultless.
Her crew accommodation provides ample space for 5 crew with a crew mess with an entertainment centre.
Her Southern Spars carbon spar and composite hull construction provides easy, fast and reliable passage making. She is perfect for serious cruising anywhere on the planet, and is the ultimate sailing machine. Her deck layout is well designed with ample space for guest to sit and relax including her large centre cockpit which features twin dining tables and sofas. Because the helms are close by, the helmsman is easily able to interact with guests whilst on watch and can trim sails using the automated sailing handling systems.
As only Nautor really can, SONG OF THE SEA is an exceptional super yacht and has always been beautifully maintained and much updated. She had a full repaint in 2016 and she is VAT paid.
Having owned SONG OF THE SEA since 2014, the thing that I love about her most is her beauty and her perfect manners in a seaway. She is admired always and she takes heavy seas in her stride. In my ownership she has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean from Spain to Greece in the East. We have also had a glorious summer in the Scottish Wester Isles and have also cruised in Irish waters.
When I was looking for a new yacht, my brief was for a 100’ sailing sloop with a good pedigree that was in good condition. She has to be a fast sailing yacht giving us swift, comfortable passage times. I did not want a regatta yacht. I was also keen to own a yacht with a traditional feel.
SONG OF THE SEA has never disappointed me as a sailing yacht and she is also very luxurious at anchor and in port.
The first owner of SONG OF THE SEA told Nautor there was no budget. He just wanted the best they could build which is why she is a few tonnes heavier than her sister ships. Most of this extra weight is due to extra sound insulation to give privacy and also to assist with the air conditioning. No budget also meant that SONG OF THE SEA was the most expensive of the 5 Swan 112s that Nautor built.
Herman Frers was the naval architect for the Swan 112s and to this day he owns one himself. I think that when one of the best naval architects in the world owns a Swan 112 then that speaks well for the brand. We have a website for SONG OF THE SEA entitled “The Most Beautiful Swan” which I think says it all.
Owning and sailing SONG OF THE SEA has been a joy.