Designed by the pencil of German Frers with expertise from Nautor, the 82RS is both a racer and a cruiser - not something in between. The Swan 82RS successfully achieves this rare combination in one boat, demonstrating that a mix between racing and cruising requirements does not always mean compromise. The Swan 82RS features many of the same advanced design concepts introduced by two other Nautor designs, the Swan 112 and Swan 80. From her smaller sister, the 82RS benefits from the light weight construction of the hull, the high tech components, and a powerful aggressive rig; from the larger Swan 112, she inherits a spacious layout and elegant lines. The deck layout is based around a central cockpit with separated work and relaxation areas. Sail handling systems are similar to the Swan 80, and equally reflect the requirement for efficiency and ease with power winches and headsail furling. The greater length of this boat allows for the incorporation of more stowage, while recessed hatches and mooring cleats maintain a clean, unimpeded deck. Once below, the 82RS offers all the accommodation benefits of a yacht of this size - but with the added luxury of panoramic views from the raised saloon which is capable of seating 8 in comfort. Moving aft, one enters the guests' quarters and owner's area with aft stateroom and two cabins, all finished in golden light Burmese teak with styling that reflects a modern taste for sophisticated simplicity. Forward of the living area are the galley, one en suite cabin, and the crew quarters.