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06 November 2016 - 15:44
Join Date: 29 January 2007
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S&S Swan. A Legend

Dear S&S Swan Association Members and Friends,

in 11 days we'll finally unveil our book, and I can't say you how excited I am!

I have been working on this publication for 10 years, and I am proud and happy to have had on my side and working with me a few exceptional friends, among them a special tribute goes to Juan Corradi, Luca Ferron, Daniele Fua', Pekka Koskenkyla, Leif Ramm-Schmidt, Lars Strom and Matti Waris.

Hard cover, 23,5 x 31 cm, 388 pages, 109 original drawings (the lines are here published for the very first time!), 73 photographs, all the original names of our S&S Swan, a deep description of the reason why these are absolutely the best production boats ever designed and built.

I am even proud to let you know Pekka Koskenkyla, some Nautor's Swan people and the staff from Sparkman&Stephens, Inc., will be at the presentation, so, please feel free to join us for the big party!

November 17th, 2016,6,30 pm,  Via San Damiano, 2 - Milan - Italy

Fair winds and a big thanks to you all!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)


Book cover


Sample of a page with S&S Swan design (lines)

09 November 2016 - 07:22
Join Date: 20 February 2007
Posts: 119

Congratulations Matteo on this historic mile stone for the S&S Swan Association.

I look forward to getting my copy that I have reserved on-line.

What a great way to celebrate and recognize our incredible boats!

Olin would be proud.



13 November 2016 - 14:42
Join Date: 16 May 2009
Posts: 252


I second what Hiro wrote entirely.  I only wish I could be there for the celebration.  

Thank you Matteo and everyone who worked to bring this into being.  I look forward to getting this great volume!

Best wishes,


13 November 2016 - 16:26
Join Date: 16 February 2007
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Congratulations Matteo and many thanks to you, and to the collaborating team, for putting together and landing such an exceptional project! 



(Farouche 47/050

22 November 2016 - 12:43
Join Date: 30 January 2007
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Hello,I am sorry but I dont succeed to buy the book,the link is not working for me.Thanks for your help

22 November 2016 - 12:46
Join Date: 29 January 2007
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Cher Boucher,

please do let me know what is the problem you are facing. If you are not able to do all the online procedure we can manually do it from this side and send you the book

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

22 November 2016 - 14:12
Join Date: 30 January 2007
Posts: 8

Good afternoon Matteo,this morning I have received an email about the Swan Legend book I had already preordered,but the link in the mail (communictingart ....)is not working and so I cant go further.Thanks for your help Youen

22 November 2016 - 15:29
Join Date: 30 January 2007
Posts: 8

I have ordered the "Book" through the website,and now its ok.Many thanks to you and your team for such a job.Youen

23 November 2016 - 23:59
Join Date: 31 January 2007
Posts: 52

Dear Matteo, 

thank you for the great book and the hospitable presentation party at your gallery! 

The book really is, as Lars described, a unique piece of art containing interesting technical information.

Lilli & Jyrki

30 November 2016 - 14:13
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 1018

Dear Friends,

over the last ten days we have received more order for the book than expected, so, I want to apologize if shipping was and is not as fast as expected, we should be more quick in the future.

We have even simplified the purchase method, so now you can easily click on the above logo Sparkman & Stephens. A Legend and you will be immediately transferred to the "buy" website page

Thanks for your patience!

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

02 December 2016 - 17:14
Join Date: 20 March 2011
Posts: 88

Dear Matteo

I received my copy yesterday, I would say that 1 week International Shipping to California is pretty good!

Fair Winds,

Tonyh  44/004 Hatha

05 December 2016 - 22:40
Join Date: 06 February 2007
Posts: 51

Dear Matteo,

what a great gift to all aficionados! Thank you very much for all your time and passion you put into this book! It's a real sailor's book: you read about the known and are looking for the unknown. What a comprehensive collection of details about our beloved yachts!

Thank you so much!

Toni (toge, 38/113)


07 December 2016 - 16:43
Join Date: 29 October 2016
Posts: 4

Dear Matteo. I just ordered the book.  Very much look forward to reading it. 




Ithaka 44/73

07 December 2016 - 17:58
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 1018

Dear All,

THANK YOU, but please do not forget this is a great team production and not just mine!

There are not only the direct Contributors who actually wrote chapters, but even the Photographers, Artist, and Friends who helped with suggestions, ideas and so on. And  Saverio, who dealt with the printing and is now patiently in charge with the distribution!

Last but not least all the support from you, Members and Friends!

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)


07 December 2016 - 21:20
Join Date: 27 January 2011
Posts: 140

Thank you to all who contributed to this great book and Christmas present! Unfortunately I find myself already on the last pages...


Christian, IF 411/028


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