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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:
30.20m (99' ) | 2006
Sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES is a Southern Wind SW 100 DS superyacht of 30 metres in length which was launched in 2006. She is the second hull built in a successful series ...
30.20m (100' ). | 2006
Farewell is a fantastic 2006 (March) Southern Wind 100’ sailing yacht as designed by Farr and Nauta Yacht Design. In keeping with Farr’s performance cruisers she is designed to be ...
29,00m (95' 1") | 2005
Luxury sailing yacht DHARMA was designed be well renowned Farr Yachts and built by Southern Wind Shipyard in 2005, the yacht received an extensive interior and exterior refit in ...
Southern Wind Shipyard News
The reputable South African shipbuilder Southern Wind launched the first unit from the SW96 sailing yacht series: Sorceress.
28m/190ft sailing yacht RP-SW90 is currently sailing from the Southern Wind shipyard in Cape Town, South Africa, and will be delivered to her owner shortly. The Reichel/Pugh sailing yacht was designed as a new generation project, and industry experts ploughed thousands of hours to ensure that RP-SW90 met the owner's brief of a fast yacht equally capable of winning regattas as sailing long distance on family vacations. During her sea trials, RP-SW90 was recorded reaching speeds in excess of 18 knots.
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.
Launched in November 2016, the beautiful sailing yacht ALLSMOKE from the Southern Wind Shipyard in South Africa has been delivered to her owner.
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.