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HIGH PERFORMANCE CRUISER SW96

The Southern Wind 96 is one of the latest additions to the SWS family. This composite yacht’s sleek hull lines designed by Farr Yacht Design and general concept drawn by Nauta Design express the company motto: “simplicity is the essence of good design”.

The project’s lightship displacement of 58,500kg grants excellent light wind speed with a manageable rig size. The hull has full waterlines and straight end diagonals, a wide, low transom and full forward sections. The deck hardware is optimized for both shorthand performance cruising and offshore racing. The Southern Wind 96 benefits from cutting-edge design and superb styling, which makes her a formidable opponent in any regatta. The SW96 SORCERESS, was custom-made for an owner who wanted a larger performance yacht to use in both transoceanic races and blue water cruises.

Southern Wind 96 composite yachts feature award-winning interiors, as in the case of SW96#02SEATIUS. This yacht’s interior was designed by Nauta in collaboration with interior designer Jeroen Machielsen from Studio Hermanides and won the Best Interior Design Sailing Yachts award at the prestigious 2019 Boat International Design and Innovation Awards. SW96#03 Ammonite he has been conceived for a second time Southern Wind owner willing to alternate bluewater comfortable navigation with more performance-oriented experiences.

SW96’s interior layout features a large saloon above the engine room which is accessible through a full height control room. The owner’s cabin forward and four en suite guest cabins amidships offer privacy for all on board. Crew quarters include two crew cabins, two heads and a spacious galley that opens onto the crew mess.

  • MAIN DATA
    • LOA: 31,41 m (29.3 m excluding bowsprit)
    • LWL: 26,8 m
    • BEAM (MAX): 6,95 m
    • DRAFT: 3.4 m – 5.5 m (lifting keel) 4.5 m fixed keel
    • DISPLACEMENT: 58.500 kg (lightship-IRC, excluding extras)

  • MATERIALS

    • HULL: Advanced composite sandwich
      Inner skin: Carbon /epoxy resin
      Core: Corecell
      Outer skin: Carbon /epoxy resin
    • DECK: Advanced composite sandwich
      Inner skin: Prepreg Carbon/epoxy resin (performance)
      or Carbon/epoxy resin (standard);
      Core: Nomex Honeycomb (performance)
      or Corecell (standard);
      Outer skin: Prepreg Carbon /epoxy resin (performance)
      or Carbon/epoxy resin (standard)
    • INTERIORS: honeycomb or foam sandwich structure with wooden veneers

  • DESIGNERS

    • NAVAL ARCHITECT: Farr Yacht Design
    • GENERAL CONCEPT: Nauta Design and Southern Wind Shipyard with Farr Yacht Design
    • DECK AND INTERIOR DESIGN: Nauta Design
    • SYSTEMS: Southern Wind Shipyard

DECK CONFIGURATION: PERFORMANCE CRUISING AND CRUISING RACING
SW96
8 GUESTS (4 CABINS)
SW96
6 GUESTS (3 CABINS)
SW96
6 GUESTS (3 CABINS) + TENDER GARAGE
“OWNER’S CABIN AFT” VERSION
8 GUESTS (4 CABINS)