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Southern Wind Yachts

Southern Wind Shipyard was founded in 1991 by the Italian entrepreneur Willy Persico, the current Managing Director. The yard commonly utilises composite construction materials to build luxury super sailing yachts, with a number of them represending fabulous charter yachts. 

Southern Wind yacht are constructed in Cape Town, South Africa, in the industrial zone, a few kilometers from the International Airport. The yard spreads over a 12.800 sqm area, of which 10.000 sqm under roof.

Photo: Luxury yacht Feelin' Good by Southern Wind Shipyard

Southern Wind is one of the very few shipyards able to carry out almost the entire building process in-house. The staff is composed of 250 employees, most of them are local, with a strong European influence in management, particularly from Italy.

Southern Wind Shipyard produces semi-custom composite sailing yachts based on the most advanced technologies combined with craftsmanship tradition. The use of technologies and state-of-the-art materials makes them robust and safe, features which are essential for boats started out for long sailings.

Some famous designers, such as Reichel & Pugh and Farr Yacht Design guarantee high performances, while comfort, the typical Italian elegance, functionality and the projects are managed by Nauta Design and Antonio Minniti.

Below is a list of charter yachts by Southern Wind Shipyard as well as the latest news from this world-renowned builder of luxury vessels: 

Southern Wind Shipyard News

Superyacht Mrs Marietta Cube available for Mediterranean charter
Master suite aboard luxury yacht MRS MARIETTA CUBE
30m/99ft sailing yacht MRS MARIETTA CUBE is offering elegant contemporary interiors and a classic sailing experience for Mediterranean charter groups. Up to 9 guests will spend their days in comfort, savouring afternoons cruising past ancient ruins and nights dining under the stars.
Sailing Yacht ALLSMOKE delivered to her owner
Launched in November 2016, the beautiful sailing yacht ALLSMOKE from the Southern Wind Shipyard in South Africa has been delivered to her owner.
Sailing yacht Rapture available for South Pacific charters this summer
Twin cabin inside SY RAPTURE
30m/99ft sailing yacht RAPTURE is available for charter in the Caribbean until mid-March, after which she will be moving to the South Pacific for summer. Beautiful interiors, spacious sunpads and her choice selection of water toys provide guests with plenty of ways to relax under tropical skies.
Launched: Custom Yacht “ALLSMOKE”
Southern Wind has just launched a high performance racer cruiser SW-RP 90 ALLSMOKE in Cape Town Harbour. A prominent designer studio Reichel Pugh created deck and interior arrangements, and was also responsible for the naval architecture. Interior design of the yacht was completed by Nauta Design. Measuring 27.5 metres, the superyacht has a beam of 6.96m....
Southern Wind delivers fifth hull in SW102 series: Crossbow
The SW102 mini series has proven a popular design, and after recent victories from Seawave at the Rolex Capri International Regatta and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, the hull’s reputation for excellent performance is set to grow further. Certified RINA Charter Class, Crossbow is sure to delight her new owners and any who sail aboard...