The Swan 48 is designed for cruising and has been made with an obsessive attention to ensure comfort and safety when under way, as well as good performance. In fact, with just a few, simple changes you can compete in races. It is not a racing model, but the performance level is nevertheless guaranteed. The 15-tonne displacement, and the sail area works on the fact that the semi-square top mainsail covers 77 square metres, and there is the option to rig up as many as four headsails, each with its own furler. There is a genoa, and a Code 0, but there is also a staysail and a gennaker.