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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 Delivered Sailing Yacht Sorceress
Sailing yacht Sorceress interior
Southern Wind Shipyard announced that SW96 Sailing Yacht Sorceress had been delivered to her owner. She is a stunning 29.30-metre luxury yacht designed by Nauta Design and with naval architecture by Farr Yacht Design.
Southern Wind launches SW96 – ‘Sorceress’
The launch of SW96 - SORCERESS at the Southern Wind shipyard
The reputable South African shipbuilder Southern Wind launched the first unit from the SW96 sailing yacht series: Sorceress.
Reichel/Pugh SW90 superyacht on course for delivery to owner
Reichel/Pugh SW90 cockpit Photo credit: Peter Schreiber
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.
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.