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New helmsmen for Southern Wind management announced

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Charl van Rooy

Following the sad passing of Southern Wind Shipyard’s (SWS) founder and CEO last month, Willy Persico, the company has announced its new management team to take over the responsibilities once carried by Persico.Seatius launch at Southern Wind in Cape Town Photo: Southern Wind shipyard

A small team of SWS managers who also happen to be shareholders in the company, will now run and oversee all operations at the company. Along with the backing from three Southern Wind owners, the team have many years of experience working alongside Persico during which each of them have gained the knowledge and skills to successfully carry on Persico’s vision of delivering high-quality and reliable sailing yachts.

The four members of the shareholder team consists of Marco Alberti, Andrea Micheli, Alberto Del Cinque and Giampaolo Spera. “Southern Wind will continue to do what it does best and in the best possible way,” commented Micheli. “We are honoured to take on Willy’s legacy and will continue to walk in his footsteps, moving with renewed commitment and energy towards our goals.”Seatius launchat Southern Wind  in Cape TownPhoto: Southern Wind shipyard

Amongst the team of backing owners is three-time Southern Wind owner and Executive Vice Chairman of the Acciona Group, Juan Ignacio Entrecanales. “Our mission will not be to substitute Willy, but to make sure that his vision and heritage go on for years to come,” added Entrecanales.

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