The SWCAT90 is a 27m sailing catamaran, constructed in carbon composite, that combines all the greatest attributes of the SWS monohull yachts into a versatile catamaran design, offering an even higher level of comfort and greater autonomy with the ability to stay longer periods without touching ports.
The SWCAT90 concept has been developed in collaboration with the long-term partner Nauta Design, who were responsible for the interior and exterior design and styling. Berret-Racoupeau, the catamaran specialist design firm based in La Rochelle conceived the naval architecture.
Southern Wind Shipyard has been recognized as the preeminent builder of 27-35m composite sailing yachts that combine performance with comfort and reliability. These elements have become part of the DNA of every SWS yacht and in response to a demand for greater levels comfort without compromising on performance, the shipyard has developed a new catamaran project that embodies and enhances these principles.
The SWCAT90 has been developed as a versatile platform that can be tailored to an owner’s wishes and allows for a high level of customization. Whether an owner’s priorities are high performance, eco-friendly sustainability or to have the perfect luxury charter yacht, the SWCAT90 can be adapted and enhanced to achieve the owner’s expectations.
The space and volume available on a catamaran of this scale is comparable to a 39m monohull. With 171m2 of interior floorspace, the SWCAT90 will feature vast saloon area of 45m2 with 360o panoramic views. The deck space, including the flybridge and two cockpits is an impressive 207m2, an increase of 50% from similarly sized monohull. The interior layout sees four guest cabins plus two or three crew cabins, with the crew quarters separated from the luxury guest areas to allow for maximum privacy.
Berret-Racoupeau brought their knowledge and expertise to this partnership. Performance was high on the list of priorities, not only boat speed but a yacht that appeals to the sensations and is a pleasure to sail. Two sail plan options have been developed to appeal to the varying expectations of potential owners. For the appendages high-efficiency curved daggerboards with T-rudders offer an increase in boat speed while improving comfort by reducing pitching in rough conditions.
The hulls, bridge deck and superstructure will be constructed in carbon fibre sandwich utilizing the infusion technique. The specification and equipment selection for this SWCAT90 are in line with the highest superyacht standards and with an eye on the environment.
With this exciting new project, SWS has magnified their greatest qualities and will deliver a sailing catamaran that is fast and fun to sail to the furthest corners of the globe in the ultimate comfort and safety.