Featuring thoroughbred lines, racer hull, cruiser interiors. Here’s Southern Wind’s, Farr’s and Nauta’s latest magic.
Wind’s 96 Sorceress is currently cruising the Mediterranean, a real treat for the brand’s fans at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup event held in Porto Cervo (Sardinia). This is the first hull of a new mini- series built and furnished according to the tastes of a very demanding owner. The fortunate owner, a returning customer of a carbon built 80’ wanted something more performing to be deployed in inshore and offshore competitions including ocean racing events, which offers the comfort of a blue water cruiser. A perfect example of incompatibility which essentially means a lightweight hull (racer) with super comfortable luxury interiors (cruiser). Somehow Southernwind, Farr Yacht Design and Nauta pulled it off 100% and created a masterpiece : Sorceress with a displacement of only 56.7 tons sports an overall length of about 30 metres. “Our objective - says Jim Schmicker VP of Farr Yacht Design and in charge of the naval architecture on Sorceress – was to join up highly performing hulls featuring beamy forms, with twin rudder blades controlling a remarkable sail plan, together with those well known features found in almost every Southern Wind project of ours....