Sou­thern Wind Shi­pyard - SW96 Sea­tius

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Sea­tius hit the wa­ter last May to rea­dy for the awai­ting mai­den voya­ge whi­ch will ta­ke her to the Can­nes Ya­ch­ting Fe­sti­val in Sep­tem­ber whe­re she will be ma­king her de­but be­fo­re an in­ter­na­tio­nal audience.


LOA: 31.41 m – LWL: 26.80 m Beam: 6.95 m – Draught: 3.40/5.50 m – Dry di­spla­ce­ment(irc): 58.50 tons – En­gi­ne: 279 HP Steyr SE286E40 – Con­struc­tion ma­te­rial: sand­wi­ch wi­th foam co­re and in­fu­sed car­bon skins wi­th epo­xies – Na­val ar­chi­tec­tu­re: Farr Ya­cht De­si­gn – Ge­ne­ral Con­cept: Nau­ta De­si­gn, Sou­thern Wind Shi­pyard and Farr Ya­cht De­si­gn – Deck & In­te­rior De­si­gn: Nau­ta De­si­gn

Sou­thern Wind laun­ched the se­cond of the mi­ni- se­ries the SW96 na­med Sea­tius two years af­ter Sor­ce­ress. As her si­ster ship Sea­tius de­ri­ves from a latin term ‘ci­tius’ whi­ch means ‘the fa­ste­st’. Farr Ya­cht De­si­gn and Nau­ta De­si­gn col­la­bo­ra­ted wi­th the yard’s tech­ni­cal de­si­gn de­part­ment to co­me up wi­th this ya­cht, Ho­we­ver Sea­tius dif­fers from Sor­ce­ress for the ma­ny de­tails in­tro­du­ced to sa­ti­sfy the ow­ner’s re­quests who was see­king a boat whi­ch was “a fa­st boat to sail the world in com­fort”. Ac­cor­ding to what Jim Sch­mic­ker vi­ce Pre­si­dent at Farr Ya­cht De­si­gn said. By com­pa­ri­son to Sor­ce­ress, Sea­tius is mo­re orien­ted to blue wa­ter sai­ling shor­than­ded than going in for ra­cing even­ts even when the ge­ne­ral de­si­gn in­du­ces you dif­fe­ren­tly and leads you to be­lie­ve the op­po­si­te. De­spi­te a bea­my stern, twin rud­ders and a strong sail plan. In fact the ini­tial con­cept for the SW96 Sea­tius fo­re­saw a har­mo­nious well ba­lan­ced hull de­si­gn whi­ch en­han­ces com­for­ta­ble sai­ling. “The twin rud­der ar­ran­ge­ment wi­th twin bla­des tur­ned out to be a fan­ta­stic fea­tu­re”. Ad­ded Sch­mic­ker, “the two bla­des work ve­ry well wi­th the shal­low draught of the lif­ting keel to al­low ac­cess to ma­ny mo­re ports and an­cho­ra­ges. For per­for­man­ce and ea­se of hand­ling two rud­der bla­des are su­pe­rior to a sin­gle one. The in­stal­la­tion ar­ran­ge­ment of the rud­der bla­des opens up enor­mous aft sto­ra­ge areas and this in­clu­des ea­sy ad­just­ment of the toe-in set­ting of the rud­ders for op­ti­mum per­for­man­ce in chan­ging sea and wind con­di­tions”. The deck lay­out by Nau­ta De­si­gn was de­si­gned for en­han­ced com­fort and sa­fe­ty du­ring long

ocean cros­sings. The two coc­k­pi­ts one aft in the stern area is de­di­ca­ted to the helm con­trols sta­tion whi­le the one for­ward but aft of the ma­st is re­ser­ved for guests, on board of Sea­tius. They are di­vi­ded by a cen­tral pas­sa­geway. “Dif­fe­ren­tly from her si­ster Sor­ce­ress, Sea­tius sports two la­te­ral sun­ba­thing areas di­vi­ded by a cen­tral pas­sa­geway that runs on one le­vel so that guests don’t ha­ve to climb over coa­mings or fur­ni­shings” said Mas­si­mo Gi­no from Nau­ta De­si­gn. “This pas­sa­geway al­so of­fers sup­port when the ya­cht is hee­led, whi­le a cen­tral island wi­th a dod­ger pro­tec­ts the crew com­pa­nion way and al­so has a seat whe­re a crew mem­ber can keep wat­ch du­ring long hauls wi­th an eye bo­th on the ya­cht con­trols and on the sea”. Con­clu­des Gi­no Mas­si­mo. To fur­ther com­fort, the­re’s a hard­top dod­ger that al­so pro­tec­ts the guests coc­k­pit, whi­le a set of car­bon fra­me bi­mi­nis pro­vi­des the ma­noeu­vring coc­k­pit wi­th sha­de and pro­tec­ts from wind, rain or spray. “The who­le bi­mi­ni set is re­mo­va­ble lea­ving the clean SW96 deck unaf­fec­ted in ra­cing con­di­tions” ex­plai­ned Ni­ki Jen­nings tech­ni­cal coor­di­na­tor at Sou­thern Wind. Sea­tius is in ef­fect a ve­ry per­for­ming ya­cht whi­che­ver way you look at it, it is equip­ped wi­th a Hi­gh Mo­du­lus car­bon ma­st and Park ave­nue boom as well as EC6+ Car­bon rig­ging. The ya­cht’s deck hard­ware was op­ti­mi­zed for ea­sy sai­ling in all con­di­tions wi­th a small or non ex­pert crew. Sea­tius’s in­te­rior lay­out dif­fers from her si­ster’s. “The es­sen­ce of a se­mi- custom con­struc­tion is its fle­xi­bi­li­ty and adap­ta­bi­li­ty to ow­ners’ dif­fe­rent needs” said Mas­si­mo Gi­no.”sor­ce­ress sports a four gue­st ca­bin lay­out to ac­com­mo­da­te lar­ge crews for long off­sho­re ra­ces, whi­le Sea­tius has th­ree gue­st ca­bins for com­fort du­ring long crui­ses. This lay­out wi­th th­ree ca­bins ma­kes for a lar­ger ow­ner sui­te wi­th am­ple clo­set spa­ce and ex­tra so­cial spa­ce”. The in­te­rior sty­ling was per­so­na­li­sed ac­cor­ding to the ow­ner’s ta­stes who cal­led for de­si­gner Je­roen Ma­chiel­sen from Stu­dio Her­ma­di­nes. “To­ge­ther we cho­se a pa­let­te of light and dark woods that crea­te con­tra­st in the ya­cht’s in­te­rior dé­cor” con­ti­nued Mas­si­mo Gi­no. “the re­sult is ve­ry plea­sing. We wor­ked clo­se­ly wi­th the de­co­ra­tor to crea­te the be­st ba­lan­ce bet­ween in­te­rior geo­me­tries and the co­lours in the new and re­fi­ned tim­bers he cho­se. The de­co­ra­tor al­so cho­se all the ma­te­rials used in the ya­cht’s uphol­ste­ry. We en­joyed this col­la­bo­ra­tion ve­ry mu­ch and love the ya­cht’s fi­nal look” con­clu­ded Mas­si­mo Gi­no. “Sea­tius”, is cur­ren­tly sai­ling on her mai­den voya­ge and will be ma­king her de­but at the next Can­nes Ya­ch­ting Fe­sti­val. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: Sou­thern Wind; Reen Ave­nue – Athlo­ne In­du­stria 1, 7780 Ca­pe To­wn, Sou­th Afri­ca; tel. +27 (0)21 6378043; www.sws-ya­ch­ - in­fo@sws-ya­ch­ - cu­stom­pro­jec­ts@sws-ya­ch­ Pegaso; Piaz­za del­la Vit­to­ria 15/22, 16121 Ge­no­va; tel. 010 5704035;­ga­ - in­fo@pe­ga­ - sa­les@pe­ga­

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