From Sørvind’s launch in Cape Town to a busy charter season in the Med in 3 months.
Tim, you are the proud Captain of SW 105 Sørvind and in charge since before her launching which took place in March 2022. You and your crew were in Cape Town at Southern Wind Shipyard to follow the last four months of construction Sørvind: How did this experience go?
I first went to Cape Town in September ’21, two of the crew started in November and the other two started in January ‘22. During this period we had time to create a good bond and become more and more familiar with Sørvind before stepping on board .
The crew and I really enjoyed our time in Cape Town, the city and the surrounding area was fun to explore in our down time. We collaborated really well with the shipyard from the beginning, sharing a common goal for the owner. It was quite a seamless experience, Southern Wind Shipyard would listen to what I had to say, listen to what the owner had to say and make it happen to the best of their abilities.
Sørvind was delivered in April 2022 in Cape Town, just one month after her launching when did you start your first cruise/charter in Med?
The maiden voyage from Cape Town to the Mediterranean (about 7,500 nm) took more or less 30 days, we left Cape town on April 24th (just 12 days after acceptance). We arrived into Europe on May 27th before finishing our voyage in Palma on June 1. On arrival we had a tight turn around to be ready for charters and with the help of the Southern Wind Shipyard Customer Care team who made sure everything we needed was there waiting for us when we arrived, we were ready for our charter season on June 28th.