Morgana will now begin sea trials off the coast of Cape Town before being delivered to its owner in the Mediterranean.
Southern Wind Custom Sailing Yacht RP-Nauta 100 Morgana Launched
Commissioned by an experienced yachtsman, the yacht is designed inside and out by Nauta Design with naval architecture by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design. The two previously collaborated on Southern Wind's first custom sailing yacht Allsmoke, delivered in March 2017.
Speaking about the launch, Jim Pugh, President of Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design, said: “The Reichel/Pugh team is very pleased to see the launch of Morgana, yet another chapter in our successful collaboration with Nauta Design and Southern Wind Shipyard."
The owner's brief called for "a very fast performance cruiser" with "an aggressive and sporty" aesthetic. As a result, Nauta prioritised functionality, performance and a design "sleek" enough to "turn heads".
The result is "a powerful 63 ton all-carbon racer cruiser" with a lifting keel, elegant flush deck and large sail area for performance.
“The owner was particularly keen on three aspects of the project,” explained Nauta Design's Mario Pedol. “Functionality for safe and comfortable navigation, performance to enjoy racing in the most famous superyacht regattas, and sexy, appealing design to give the yacht a modern, aggressive and sporty look."
Accommodation is for six guests in three guest cabins including the owner's suite, which is set forward. The crew area is positioned aft and comprises two crew cabins, a control station, galley and crew mess.
Marco Alberti, Southern Wind Shipyard General Manager, explained: "This yacht benefits from the experience gained in the last years with the construction of several semi-custom yachts in this size range and from the technological innovations mastered building the SW-RP90 custom Allsmoke."