The South African luxury sailing yacht builder Southern Wind has announced the launch and delivery of the second SW105 sailing yacht called KIBOKO TRES, created in collaboration with Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design. This brand-new SW105#02 high-performance cruiser miniseries vessel sets sails to explore the Mediterranean as her maiden voyage and will be based in Palma De Mallorca.
Her name Kiboko Tres derives from the Kenyan Swahili word ‘kibokos’, meaning hippopotamus and, as her name suggests, she is a powerful yacht that can run at speeds of 15 miles. She is the sister ship to the hull number one, SATISFACTION, which was launched earlier this year.
KIBOKO TRES was constructed for a repeat Southern Wind owner, for whom this yacht is the third from SWS. “I was looking for a high-performance yacht to race within the Superyacht regattas on the world circuit, at the same time looking for a place to spend precious time with my large family and completely disconnect from our daily commitments”. Explains the Owner with a huge smile while taking to helm in Cape Town for the first time aboard Kiboko Tres.
Performance, power and speed are the core characteristic of this exciting new vessel. Some of her main features include a wide aft section and an open transom. Her twin rudder configurations increased sail area and the fixed keel, offer additional righting moment without compromising the interior layout.
She has a Raised Saloon Configuration, allowing for plenty of natural light to penetrate the interiors as well as providing amazing panoramic views while on board.
She was built with a full carbon hull, deck and bulkheads, allowing for great weight saving, while her lightship displacement of 69800kg assists light-air speed.