Nothing short of spectacular! CHESSIE benefits from having an external project management team that looked at every detail before building was allowed to start.
CHESSIE was built with performance sailing in mind, without compromising the comfort Swans are notorious for. To accomplish this the deck plan was customized to keep the hardware as light as practical, the rig was built with high modulus carbon and the standing rigging is high tech PBO and carbon.
This Swan 80 is the last one built, to date. Her keel has been modified to maximize performance while keeping shallower water sailing in mind. The keel foot print allows for a deeper more performance oriented keel to be added if desired and if racing becomes more of the focus.
The vast majority of the sailing CHESSIE has completed to date is local cruising on the east coast of the US. She has raced on rare occasions winning her class and first home in the 2014 Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach race.
CHESSIE is beautifully appointed with details such as light colored deck caulk to help keep the decks cool in hotter climates, additional hand holds on deck and below deck for added security. The interior furnishings were hand selected to give a light, practical and welcoming appearance.
They don’t come any better than this. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed. We look forward to receiving your inquiry.