The new SW108 HYBRID is the first in the new era of “Smart Custom” sailing yachts: the ultimate balance between customization, innovation, reliability, sustainability and efficiency. Penned by Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design, the SW108 is a new project that enriches our offering of high performance sailing yachts.
The SW108 is the first Southern Wind project to be conceived and engineered as hybrid from its origin and will open the world of green performance sailing.
Honeycomb or foam sandwich structure with wooden veneers
Farr Yacht Design
Nauta Design and Southern Wind Shipyard with Farr Yacht Design
Deck & Interior:
The SW108 Hybrid is based on a versatile design platform that can be adapted to suit her owner’s expectations and intended usage. Following the Smart Custom philosophy, the initial platform has been created so that Owners can adapt certain features to their objective while leaving the reliable and tested base structure untouched. Following on the success of the SW105 mini-series, the SW108 is available in different keel configurations (see lifting, telescopic or fixed), sail plans, deck configurations (Raised saloon, Deck Saloon or GT) and different interior styles and layouts giving each yacht its own unique personality.
The SW108 is the next in the line of Southern Wind designs by Farr Yacht Design, known for their exceptional handling, precise balance and ready performance. The yacht offers the ease of handling and responsiveness of the helm that are hallmarks of Southern Wind Shipyard yachts. With accurate placement of rig and appendages and precise longitudinal distribution of volume in the topsides, the hull feautures full waterlines and straight end diagonals, a wide, low transom and full forward sections.
Energy efficient and environmentally conscious, the SW108 Diesel Electric Hybrid propulsion system is designed in collaboration with BAE Systems, a global company that designs and manufactures technology leading solutions. Their patented HybriGen® system is engineered to be compliant with the world’s most stringent environmental rules, with zero emissions capability and a hydro generation mode to recharge the lithium-ion energy storage when under sail. The BAE Systems next-generation hardware provides the highest efficiency, ensuring the vessel owner enjoys noise free zero emissions operations for longer periods. The SWS diesel electric system is based on a combination of two highly efficient generators with a high-voltage lithium battery bank and electric propulsion motor. This system allows for a more efficient consumption of fossil fuels while achieving a lower level of harmful emissions.
INNOVATIVE deck DESIGN
As in the Smart Custom philosophy, the deck and interior design can be fully customised. A new variation of the Gran Turismo deck configuration has been concevied for the SW108 Hybrid. This new deck design is fresh but immediately recognizable for its clean, sober geometries that decline all the touchstones of the GT look in a new composition. SW108 Hybrid new opening transom concept, reveals a tender garage with space for a 5m (16’3”) dinghy. The optional magic transom converts the after sections of the yacht into beach club, offing a unique experience on the sea.
The interior layout can be fully customised, while respecting the position of the tecnical rooms, to offer the maximum comfort and privacy to guests and crew. Both the owner’s cabin forward and aft configurations, feature three guest cabins amidship. This four guest cabin arrangement allows for a spacious and enjoyable L-shaped social area forward of the saloon that includes living and dining areas and a TV lounge. All guest cabins can be conceived as multifunctional to be used as an onboard studio with day head, a gym/sauna or converted into a regular cabin.