"Satisfaction" is Southern Wind Shipyard's first unit of the SW 105 miniseries, designed to offer excellent racer performance to these performance cruisers.
When Southern Wind shipyard, Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design met to develop the 105’ project, they were well aware of the goal to be reached: a versatile performance/cruiser which could effectively be very competitive in coastal, offshore and ocean competitions. “The aim when conceiving this project was to incorporate a modicum of race boat features into a cruiser/racer while keeping a beautiful aesthetic and a high level of comfort. This yacht stands out for the radical design of her lines and the advanced technology of her materials and systems” said Jim Schmicker, Vice President of Farr Yacht Design, who designed the SW105’S naval architecture and collaborated with Southern Wind and Nauta on the General Concept. “Satisfaction is the example of what was said, with a flush deck which enhances the silhouette making the yacht seem longer. “We succeeded in designing a single level deck while keeping the freeboard low; this without compromising the height of the interiors for the comfort of guests and crew and still leaving room for structures and running systems as we had planned from the start,” says Massimo Gino from Nauta Design, responsible for the yacht’s Deck and Interior design. A further feature of the exteriors is a very wide aft section which is also aesthetically attractive. It was designed to increase performance with twin rudder blades and to host two tenders: a 4.2 metre jet carbon tender and a 3 metre plus jet ski. “The wide aft sections and transom of the SW105 make for more internal volume and deck area; both a plus for a high performance cruising yacht.this generous width is carefully balanced with extra volume in the forward sections to ensure the yacht remains in control with a level fore-and-aft trim when sailing at typical upwind heel angles”, adds Schmicker. Among several available options the owner opted for a telescopic keel for “Satisfaction” to obtain maximum up wind performance when close hauling without compromising interior
spaces, (fixed keel and lifting keel versions are also available). The owner also requested a fixed bowsprit with an integrated anchor arm and the necessary fittings for a gennaker tack line and a furling Code Zero. This is a very race oriented sailing yacht thanks also to its restricted weight.the hull is made with advanced composites, and corecell enclosed in carbon fibre and epoxies: weight saving light honeycomb interiors and a synthetic teak deck which is in fact 35% lighter than the original. Both beautiful and fast at the same time, “Satisfaction” is also comfortable when cruising thanks to made to measure solutions wanted by the owner. “The interiors have been customized according to the owner’s request in having a yacht with house-like ergonomics,” says Massimo Gino.the main saloon is a very bright open space which comprises a dining area for 8/10 guests, while proceeding forward there’s a multi function area, a study which can double as a Television area, which cleverly separates the saloon from the night quarters. “Satisfaction’s” layout is as many other Southern Winds’ where the owner’s private cabin is situated in the forward bow area and the guest cabins at amidships and the crew’s are aft. With the launching of “Satisfaction” and with a further two units in construction of which one is a DS (Deck Saloon) Southern Wind Shipyard confirms its success in the semicustom over 30 metre range. For further information: Southern Wind Shipyard; Reen Avenue – Athlone Industria 1, 7780 Cape Town, South Africa; tel. (+27) (0)21 6378043; www.sws-yachts.com - email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Pegaso; Piazza della Vittoria 15/22, 16121 Genoa, Italy; tel. +39 010 5704035; email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org