World’s First ClubSwan 36 Sailboat Training Center to be Located in Split

Daniela Rogulj

October 15, 2019 – ACI Sail and Nautor Swan are bringing the first ClubSwan 36 training center in the world to Croatia, and precisely to Split.

HRTurizam writes that it is an ACI Sail project, which in collaboration with top sailboat manufacturer Nautor Swan, was officially unveiled at the Genoa Boat Show.

Namely, at one of the most respected sailing clubs in the world, Real Nautico de Palma in Palma de Mallorca, Adriatic Croatia International Club (ACI) presented its new project ACI Sail, which will mark the future of sailing in the Adriatic and enrich the offer of complete Croatian nautical tourism.

It will be the only training center in the world for ClubSwan 36, a top-class sailboat by renowned Finnish manufacturer Nautor Swan. The center will be located in Split, and the project combines ACI’s tradition of organizing regattas, the Adriatic as a great sailing destination, and the most modern ClubSwan 36 sailboats in a new way – all through a unique sailing experience in Croatia.

“After the Genoa Fair, the Nations Trophy Regatta is another great opportunity to showcase our innovative ACI Sail project. Nautor Swan, as a global brand, and ACI as a prominent Mediterranean brand, will offer a unique sailing experience in the Adriatic and the first ACI Sail ClubSwan 36 training center in the world. This project promotes ACI to the best of its ability as a company that strives for innovation, creating new values, enriching not only ours but a complete tourist offer and, of course, sailing and boating as our focus,” said ACI CEO Kristijan Pavić emphasizing that ACI is the first company in the world chosen by Nautor Swan to cooperate with and open a training center.

“In addition to the six state-of-the-art ClubSwan 36 boats, we will also get the Nautor Swan lifestyle. The world’s first training center and charter services are just the beginning of our partnership with the strongest sailing and nautical company. With the slogan ‘Sail to Future’, through the Swan regatta, we want to promote incentive tourism, i.e., business trips that aim to reward employees, partners, or clients. Sailing is recognized in the world as the ideal B2B platform for this type of service, and we will offer them the best service through ACI Sail. From a world-class sailboat to the highest level of services and experience that ACI and Swan require,” said ACI Sail project leader and one of Croatia’s best sailors, Ivan Kljaković Gašpić.

Since 1966, Nautor Swan has been a symbol for sailboats pushing the boundaries in design, the use of innovative materials and technologies. Since 1998, it has been owned by Leonard Ferragamo, son of famed Italian fashion designer Salvatore Ferragamo. A special feature of Swan is the many regattas formed at ClubSwan, which bring together sailboat owners in prestigious destinations around the world such as Porto Cervo, St. Tropez, Monte Carlo, or Palma de Mallorca.

Boasting partnerships with Rolex and BMW, regattas have not only been event-oriented, but they have also become social events. According to ACI, the ACI Sail project will be presented at the largest nautical B2B fair in the world – ICE in Vienna. A fleet of 6 the ClubSwan 36 boats will arrive in Croatia in early 2020.

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