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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

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...
Southern Wind Announce Delivery of 82′ Sailing Yacht AMMONITE
AMMONITE - interiors
Southern Wind have delivered the striking 82' sailing yacht AMMONITE to her proud owner, who is planning on racing in some of the most prestigious regattas in both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
Sailing Yacht LA FORZA DEL DESTINO Offers 10% Off of Remaining Winter Charters
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO available in the Caribbean and New England
Luxury sailing yacht LA FORZA DEL DESTINO is currently offering a 10% charter discount on any bookings for the remaining of the winter season in the Caribbean.
Southern Wind Sailing Yacht RAPTURE Special in the Caribbean
Luxury sailing yacht RAPTURE is currently offering a 12% discount on the remaining charter vacations in the Caribbean. RAPTURE is a fabulous Southern Wind-constructed yacht, with design by Bruce Farr and interior by Nauta Design.
Majestic Southern Wind SW94 Sailing Yacht WINDFALL places second in highly competitive RORC Transatlantic Race
SW94 WINDFALL by Southern Wind under sail - Photo courtesy of RORC, credit to Orlando Romain
Following FARFALLA’s success in the ARC, Southern Wind have proudly announced that the SW94 WINDFALL has placed second in the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada.