Solleone is a new German Frers designed Swan 115. She is the first of Nautor’s new flagship yachts, and one that belongs to its chairman, Leonardo Ferragamo.

The Swan 115 is very much a Swan of today, a prepreg carbon fibre performance machine that offers supreme comfort and quality, built by the most famous production yard in the world. Solleone is the cruising ‘S’ model of the Swan 115, with a semi-raised saloon as opposed to the sportier flush deck model also offered. She made her debut at Monaco Yacht Show last September.

Toby Hodges had the rare opportunity to sail her – power reaching for a few hours at 13–15 knots off Italy’s Tuscan coast. His full report is in the February 2016 issue of Yachting World, but in addition, here’s a taste of the action from onboard…