The SW120 yacht is the flagship of Southern Wind Shipyard’s range of semi custom bluewater performance sailing yachts. It represents superb development on the SW96 and SW105 models that have already proven the successful collaboration between Southern Wind, Farr Yacht Design and Nauta Yachts.

Discover the versatile SW120 yacht

The design brief for these new sailing yachts begins with Southern Wind’s underlying principle of creating dependable sailing yachts that offer comfort and performance without compromising on safety and reliability.

The SW120 yacht is a versatile semi-custom design platform offering owners the flexibility to tailor the specification and give the yacht her own unique personality. This practical and efficient alternative to a full-custom construction is advantageous to the Owner, offering all the benefits of a series build, including a higher level of reliability, combined into a more cost effective project.


Naval architect Farr Yacht Design has created the SW120 following a multipurpose design brief for a superyacht that may be optimised with her owner’s specific intentions in mind.  Whether the priorities are long range cruising, Bucket racing, or to build the perfect charter vessel, this new sailing yacht may serve as a starting point for an owner, allowing a wide variety of options and solutions to customise the yacht and achieve their desired specification.  Performance is embodied in every SWS yacht and the SW120 will deliver the thrill of exhilarating sailing with a fantastic helming experience and the ability to sail with a limited crew.

The SW120 yacht will be constructed in Corecell composite sandwich utilizing the infusion technique, a tried and tested system that allows for a lightweight yet stiff and durable construction. Nomex and pre-preg may also be implemented in certain areas, depending on weight targets.

Exquisite, VERSATILE and functional design

Nauta Yacht Design has drawn on its expertise and designed the deck and interior of the SW120 to combine functionality with sublime beauty and elegance. A selection of arrangements have been developed to start a conversation with owners, while the large interior and exterior volumes allow for a variety of configurations.

In the wake of the SW105 project success, the SW120 is offered into 3 different deck configurations: Raised Saloon, Deck Saloon and Gran Turismo.

The new SW120GT is inspired by the fourth SW105 currently under construction and stands out for its sleek carbon fibre coachroof designed to accommodate a skylight bringing light into the saloon.

New layouts and dynamic materials

Typically, Southern Wind owners have chosen the classic four cabin interior arrangement with master cabin forward and crew aft, but the interior of these new sailing yachts will also allow for a full beam master cabin aft with direct access to the stern cockpit.

Defining the next step in the legacy of Southern Wind Shipyard, the SW120 yacht combines all the knowledge and experience gained from numerous prior superyacht construction together with latest design trends and innovations, conceiving the ultimate performance sailing yacht with oceangoing capability.


      39.39 m (INCLUDING BOWSPRIT)
      LWL: 34.4 m
      BEAM (MAX): 8.15 m
      DRAFT: 3.8-6 m (lifting keel)
      DISPLACEMENT: 94.5 tons
      MAIN ENGINE: Cummis QSC 8.3 MCD (493hp @2600 rpm)
    • HULL: Advanced composite sandwich
      Inner skin: Carbon /epoxy resin
      Core: Corecell
      Outer skin: Carbon /epoxy resin

    • DECK: Advanced composite sandwich
      Inner skin: Carbon /epoxy resin
      Core: Corecell
      Outer skin: Carbon /epoxy resin

    • INTERIORS: Honeycomb or foam sandwich structure with wooden veneers

    • General concept: Nauta Design and Southern Wind Shipyard with Farr Yacht Design
    • Naval Architect: Farr Yacht Design
    • Deck and Interior: Nauta Design
    • Structural Engineers: Gurit UK Ltd TBC