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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ESTABLISHED NOTABLE PARTNERS
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.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
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.
A Family attitude
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.
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.