Composite sailing yachts from 25 to 35 metres

ELEGANT STYLE, EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE

Southern Wind Shipyard yachts are synonymous with contemporary Italian design and elegance. These unique and stylish attributes are combined with traditional South African craftsmanship, performance and comfort.

Southern Wind Shipyard was founded in 1991 by Italian entrepreneur Willy Persico. Located in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa – known affectionately as the mother city – the shipyard specialises in high-performance composite sailing yachts from 25 to 35 metres, designed for both relaxed cruising and high-octane sailing.

An history of passion

SWS LEGACY

Over the past 25 years, Southern Wind Shipyard has developed a solid reputation as a reliable and reputable shipyard. Experience and client trust are core values that the company continues to uphold.

SWS bespoke touch

OPTIMIZED CUSTOMISATION

The semi-custom system ensures a high level of customisation and quality control, resulting in yachts that are totally unique. Clients are able to adapt certain design elements according to personal preferences without compromising on a first-rate construction process.

Built by Southern Wind

TECHNOLOGY MEETS CRAFTSMANSHIP

Southern Wind Shipyard (SWS) combines cutting-edge technology with five centuries of South African naval craftsmanship. High-tech and comprehensive, the shipyard is fully equipped to produce all elements of superyacht construction under one roof.

The ultimate experience

PERFORMANCE IN COMFORT

Light-to-medium displacement yachts are designed to excel in all conditions. Whether battling the elements, sailing in a light breeze or competing in a regatta, the yacht’s performance remains steadfast, while wide deck spaces and warm interiors ensure comfort on board is never compromised.

Timeless yachts

ITALIAN STYLE & SPLENDOUR

The character and functionality of all SWS yachts are a reflection of the company’s unique Italian design and reputation for style and innovation. Each yacht embodies a timeless elegance, simplicity and understated luxury synonymous with Italian design.

Nurturing collaborations

ESTABLISHED NOTABLE PARTNERS

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The success of Southern Wind Shipyard is enhanced by long-standing partnerships with a range of international specialists-each one representing an unparalleled level of expertise in their field.

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Legitimized success

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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For the past 25 years, Southern Wind Shipyard’s many achievements and technical prowess have been recognised by leading international experts in both the nautical and luxury-lifestyle sectors.

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A Family attitude

TRUSTY RELATIONSHIP

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A collaboration with Southern Wind Shipyard is always the beginning of a shared adventure: a marriage of the shipyard’s heritage and philosophy with the client’s ambitions and desires.

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Experienced and diverse

YARD TEAM

The SWS team is made up of an eclectic mix of talented and experienced individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, all with a shared passion for the sea.
Southern Wind Shipyard offers an unparalleled level of professionalism based on 25 years of superior craftsmanship and seamanship.

Experienced and diverse

SALES

Ever since, Pegaso Team has been holding the commercial contacts, sharing the marketing strategies with Southern Wind. The company is also involved in the Brokerage & Charter activities with reference to SWS boats as well as from other boatyards.