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- 9 November 2022
We went on board the Southern Wind 105 SØRVIND during the latest iteration of the Monaco Yacht Show, guided by Jeremy Peek, commercial manager for the Southern Wind shipyard.
SØRVIND is the name of the new sailing yacht belonging to the Southern Wind fleet, launched from Cape Town in the spring. It recently completed its maiden voyage and has, up until now, sailed for 11,000 nautical miles to come from South Africa to the Mediterranean, where it toured for the entire summer.
SØRVIND is the fifth unit of the renowned SW105 design and is a high performance sailing yacht that incorporates the characteristics of a racing yacht while still maintaining a beautiful aesthetic and a high level of comfort.
“This – explains Jeremy Peek to Daily Nautica – is the 5th Southern Wind 105 that we have delivered. The owner came to us asking for a boat that was both comfortable and fast, a boat he could use to travel the world and have fun on board. This is the first Southern Wind 105 that was optimised for the charter market, so you see there are a number of toys and comforts on board for guests.”
SØRVIND is 32 metres long, which with the bowsprit becomes 34.59 metres. “The size of the Southern Wind 105 – notes the commercial manager for the shipyard – is one of the sizes our shipyard specialises in. We began with the SW100, and delivered 13 units between 2006 and 2011, we then evolved to the 102, a successful 30 metre, with 5 units delivered between 2011 and 2016. Then we developed the 105 model, of which SØRVIND is the fifth unit.”
The interior of the SW105 #5 has a layout with 4 cabins around the central, full beam, saloon, where the owner wanted a bar put in. The owner’s cabin is to the bow, there are also another three guest cabins with private bathrooms. The crew area is to the stern and is a living and working space that can accommodate a maximum of six crew members lodged in three cabins.
“The owner came to us – says Peek – when he wanted to build a new boat with a ‘Nordic Cool’ concept. So we had to talk with our designers and stylists to create a boat with the contrast of a Nordic winter: the sky is represented by the dark wood in contrast with the white snow created by using light coloured materials. So lots of contrast with the decor.”