Southern Wind have a state of the art manufacturing facility with a mobile oven and three- part mould for the hull, which enables more effective resin Infusion and easier access to the surface of the mould
Supersail world, April 2011
At the heart of every Southern Wind yacht is a passion for craftsmanship coupled with a tireless striving for technical innovation.
Investment in research, product development and the latest construction techniques are of paramount importance and have been the linchpin of SWS’s success for the past 25 years. As a result, the shipyard is entirely self-sufficient in all phases of yacht manufacturing, from lamination and steelwork to carpentry, painting and interiors assembly.
Everything is built on-site in premises that span an impressive 19,000 sqm of internal space, including some 16,000 sqm of protected and covered production sheds. SWS comprises 270 experienced craftsmen, with many hailing from the local area.
In addition to being pioneers in the yacht-construction industry, SWS is also committed to maintaining the high standards of its workforce. This is something cemented in the establishment of an internal shipwright school, which has trained more than 50 employees to date.