Southern Wind Shipyard

Located in Cape Town, South Africa, luxury yacht builder Southern Wind designs and manufactures sailing yachts from 21.9 to 35.05 metres in length.

History of Southern Wind Shipyard

Neopolitan entrepreneur Willy Persico led luxury yacht builder Cantieri Navali Rodriguez until 1990, when he decided to build a sailing yacht for himself. In looking for a shipyard to build that yacht, Aga Jari, designed by noted naval architect Ron Holland, led Persico to the shipyard Cenmarinein Cape Town. In 1991, Persico was able to purchase the shipyard and founded luxury sailing yacht builder Southern Wind. With a shipyard and a full staff with over 320 people, Southern Wind went on to produce composite sailing yachts with a combination of advanced technology and quality craftsmanship.

Notable Southern Wind Shipyard Builds

The success of the Farr 72 series, designed by well-known naval architects Farr Yacht Design, brought Southern Wind to the attention of the sailing world. In 2012, luxury yacht builder Southern Wind launched the sailing superyacht series SW 102, designed by Farr Yacht Design and Nauta Yacht Design, with Hull No. 1, Almagores II. Superyachts Atalante and Farfalla soon followed in the series.

Specialiations of Southern Wind Shipyard

Southern Wind utilises advanced composite construction, including carbon fibre and Kevlar, to ensure that every yacht created has the perfect balance between blue water capability, comfort, and performance.

TANIWHA

Southern Wind Shipyard   35.39 m •  2021

WOLFHOUND

Southern Wind Shipyard   34.59 m •  2018

POWER OF 2

Southern Wind Shipyard   34.59 m •  2019

SØRVIND

Southern Wind Shipyard   34.59 m •  2022

THALIMA

Southern Wind Shipyard   33.6 m •  2010

KIBOKO TRES

Southern Wind Shipyard   32.27 m •  2018

FARFALLA

Southern Wind Shipyard   31.78 m •  2014

EGIWAVE

Southern Wind Shipyard   31.78 m •  2015

CROSSBOW

Southern Wind Shipyard   31.71 m •  2016

HEVEA

Southern Wind Shipyard   31.42 m •  2013

ALMAGORES 2

Southern Wind Shipyard   31.42 m •  2012

SEATIUS

Southern Wind Shipyard   31.41 m •  2018

MORGANA

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.5 m •  2020

CAPE ARROW

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.26 m •  2011

FREEBIRD

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2011

FAR AND WIDE

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2007

FAREWELL

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2006

ACAIA FOUR

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2008

FADO

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2007

THIRTY NINE

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2007

PADMA II

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2009

L'ONDINE

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2008

FIFTYFIFTY II

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2009

MRS SEVEN

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2008

FRIDAY

Southern Wind Shipyard   30.18 m •  2010

NYUMBA

Southern Wind Shipyard   29.3 m •  2022

AMMONITE

Southern Wind Shipyard   29.3 m •  2020

SORCERESS

Southern Wind Shipyard   29.23 m •  2017

LADY G IV

Southern Wind Shipyard   29.02 m •  2015

DHARMA

Southern Wind Shipyard   29 m •  2005

LAGOSTA

Southern Wind Shipyard   28.95 m •  2000

ARAGON

Southern Wind Shipyard   28.74 m •  2013

KIWAYU

Southern Wind Shipyard   28.64 m •  2010

PAN

Southern Wind Shipyard   28.4 m •  2001

ALLSMOKE

Southern Wind Shipyard   27.5 m •  2017

FEELIN' GOOD

Southern Wind Shipyard   26.33 m •  2013

AMMONITE

Southern Wind Shipyard   24.72 m •  2016

GRANDE ORAZIO

Southern Wind Shipyard   24.72 m •  2014