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The new Swan

Well, like it or not this is what you will get if you are buying a new Swan 65. I really wonder if they will maintain the quality of the old days? Most likely better livability and agility, but to my eye, the older traditional Swan is much more beautiful.
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Re: The new Swan

Theyre all looking the same...or close.
Same as cars now
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Re: The new Swan

Agree... I don't care for the new aesthetic in most cases and find dual helms dumb... mostly since I don't hand steer... except coming along side and snatching a mooring... one helm is OK for that. They are all looking the same too.

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I like dual helms except when the engine controls are on the wrong side so you have to dock from the far helm.

Anyway. I kinda like the way it looks from the outside, but it looks like it'd be a cave on the inside.

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Re: The new Swan

I'm not commenting, it won't fit in our slip.
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I'm not commenting, it won't fit in our bank account.
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I'm not commenting, it won't fit in our bank account.
I am very close to being able to afford that boat, I'm only two decimal points away.

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Re: The new Swan

Swan is going for a high performance, name recognition niche. Personally, they haven't done anything for me for a long time. Older versions were nice enough.

My current boat is my first with dual helms. When I bareboat a single helm, I seriously miss them. For starters, it makes it substantially easier to see around the obstruction of the dodger or look up around the bimini at the sails. Even with the clear glass window on top of the bimini, a clear view is substantially better. Even if on autopilot, I can easily reach those controls from sitting against the rail.

What's really great is they truly facilitate the concept of a deck salon. Our cockpit is every bit an outdoor salon and we entertain in it...... alot. It's just like having a deck or patio at home. I would never want a boat with a cramped cockpit again. The helms are not in the way and there is easy access to the sugar scoop to reach the dinghy. I would never go back to climbing around a single helm.
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Re: The new Swan

Just from an exterior aesthetic..it looks like every other new build in the harbor. I miss the days when you could ID a boats designer, and/or manufacturer from a ways off.
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I am very close to being able to afford that boat, I'm only two decimal points away.
I'm getting closer as well. I bought a Lotto ticket and only needed six more correct numbers to win.
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