a modern classic
At sea, Varsovie is an easily driven yacht. She reaches 12 knots of boat speed effortlessly and can crank out passages of 250 miles day after day. She is extremely responsive to the helm and a joy to sail, yet solid and powerful and wiling to take on any sea. She is well suited to deep-sea voyaging, providing a pleasant motion with graceful movements. Under normal conditions she runs silently, requiring generator power for only a couple of hours morning and evening to charge the batteries and make fresh water.
Below, Varsovie fulfills a superyacht owner’s dreams with her luxurious all-teak interior, oak floors and sumptuous leather couches. Rich, hand-stitched leather accents the handrails. Two beautiful ensuite master staterooms provide ample comfort and style for owners and guests alike, with two additional handsome guest cabins.
Varsovie 100, launched in 2008, is the manifestation of years of big-boat Swan experience on the part of her owners. In 2006 the owners of her earlier namesake, a Swan 77, flew to Nautor’s Swan Yachts in Pietarsaari, Finland to order a new Swan 80. One had just been finished and was sitting on the hard outside the factory doors. After the voluminous feeling of the Swan 77, the new 80 seemed small and the owners decided to forgo a new build and keep their beautiful Swan 77. Just as they were about to head for the airport they took a quick look at a Swan 100 that had just launched. One look at the boat made them realize the 100 had all the beauty, grandeur, and power that they were looking for. They fell in love with it, and by the end of the day a contract for a Swan 100 had been signed and a new Varsovie was conceived.
For their representative on the build, the owners hired Patrick Adams, a superyacht captain with a lifetime of professional experience sailing around the world in races, cruises and deliveries The concept for Varsovie was to build a yacht that was easy to sail, competitive to race, socially inviting, deeply comfortable, and had a redundancy of critical components while bucking the trend to over-complicated systems.
To this end, the roller furling mainsail was eliminated from the plans in favor of a standard Park Avenue boom with slab reefing. This allowed for a better-cut, full roach mainsail while eliminating tons of extra moving parts, control panels, electrical systems, captive winches, and potential mainsail problems. The coach-roof for the main salon was raised 13 centimeters to give both a brighter, lighter main salon and a much more workable engine room with increased headroom. The main cockpit was completely redesigned to create a warm, encompassing seating and dining area on deck. Her main engine was changed from the standard Perkins Sabre to a more efficient Cummins QSB5.9. The forward-facing navigation station was placed near the main hatch for proper ocean-going practicality. Critical operating systems were identified, and redundancy was designed into the navigational, electrical, and plumbing systems to help avert down-times.
Varsovie 100 is a dream come true for the sailor who wants reliable power, true comfort, ample space and undisputable excellence.