The 34.59-metre SW105 sailing yacht from the South African shipyard, Southern Wind, has been delivered, the yard has today announced. The first of its new miniseries of high-performance cruisers, she was commissioned by a performance-orientated owner and is now ready to sail on her maiden voyage from Cape Town to the Mediterranean. On board, she accommodates guests across an owner’s cabin forward layout, with three guests cabins amidships and crew accommodation for up to six found aft. Her sleek and spacious interior was the work of Nauta Design, who comment: “We succeeded in designing a single level deck while keeping the freeboard low; this without compromising the height of the interiors for the comfort of guests and crew and still leaving room for structures and running systems as we had planned from the start.” “The aim when conceiving this project was to incorporate a modicum of race boat features into a cruiser/racer while keeping a beautiful aesthetic and a high level of comfort. This yacht stands out for the radical design of her lines and the advanced technology of her materials and systems” said Jim Schmicker, Vice President of Farr Yacht Design, and responsible for the naval architecture and general concept, the latter in collaboration with Nauta and Southern Wind.
Satisfaction also features a tender garage accommodating a 4.2-metre carbon jet tender as well as a 3-metre jet ski. Unusual for a boat of this size, Schmicker explains: “The wide aft sections and transom of the SW105 make for more internal volume and deck area; both a plus for a high performance cruising yacht. This generous width is carefully balanced with extra volume in the forward sections to ensure the yacht remains in control with a level for-and-aft trim when sailing at typical upwind heel angles.”
Another two SW105 yachts are currently under construction at Southern Wind, scheduled for delivery in June and December 2018.
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