SW96 SORCERESS yacht is the first unit in the new mini-series of high-performance cruisers launched by Southern Wind in May 2017. She was commissioned by a yachtsman looking for a performance superyacht to use in both coastal and transoceanic races and for bluewater cruises.




SW96 Sorceress yacht exterior design incorporates features typical of top performance yachts such as a wide transom, a lifting keel, twin rudder and ample sail area. Combining the best features of both a flush deck and deck saloon configuration, the design of this raised saloon yacht blends a sleek deckhouse and uncluttered sight lines with higher ceilings and ample light, which floods into the interior through 270° panoramic windows.


SW96 Sorceress yacht has a carbon fibre prepreg and nomex deck for excellent sailing performance in any weather conditions. The deck hardware is optimized for both shorthand performance cruising and offshore racing: a fixed bowsprit with an integrated anchor arm and fitting for gennaker tack line and furling code 0 allows for flexibility and practical anchoring and sailing manoeuvers. The mainsail sheet system with Cariboni Magic Trim leaves the deck clean for easy movement on board.


The interior layout features a large saloon above the engine room which is accessible through a full height control room. The owner’s cabin forward with en-suite private desk and “office area” and three guests cabins amidships offer privacy for all on board. Crew quarters aft feature two en suite crew cabins, a spacious galley that opens onto the crew mess and a nav station. Nauta Design’s Italian touch is the secret behind SW96 Sorceress yacht classic yet modern style.

Main Specifications

Main Data

31,41 m (29.23 m excluding bowsprit)
26,8 m
Beam (Max):
6,95 m
3.4 m – 5.5 m (lifting keel)
57.950 kg (lightship-IRC)
STEYR SE286E40 279 HP @ 4,000 rpm


Advanced composite sandwich
Inner skin: Carbon /epoxy resin
Core: Corecell
Outer skin: Carbon /epoxy resin
Advanced composite sandwich
Inner skin: Prepreg Carbon/epoxy resin;
Core: Nomex Honeycomb;
Outer skin: Prepreg Carbon /epoxy resin
Honeycomb or foam sandwich structure with wooden veneers


Naval Architect:
Farr Yacht Design
General Concept:
Nauta Design and Southern Wind Shipyard with Farr Yacht Design
Deck & Interior:
Nauta Design
Southern Wind Shipyard

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