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Construction update on fifth SW105 sailing yacht Nordic Cool

21 January 2021By Miranda Blazeby

The fifth SW105 sailing superyacht Nordic Cool is well underway at South African yard Southern Wind.

In a construction update, the yard revealed that the yacht's full carbon hull is now complete, with the structural bulkheads installed. The carbon foredeck is also now under lamination.

It comes after the yard announced the sale of the 32 metre sailing yacht to a keen sailor and current motor yacht owner in September 2020.

The owner’s brief was “for a high-performance bluewater yacht for fast and comfortable sailing”, the yard revealed.

The SW105 series is the result of a collaboration between Southern Wind, Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design. All worked closely with the owner to customise Nordic Cool to match his specific requirements. Key performance features include a twin rudder configuration, increased sail area and telescopic keel, which reduces the draft from 5.6 metres to 3.65 metres.

Built from a carbon hull, deck and bulkheads, Nordic Cool features a number of weight-saving measures including a synthetic deck and titanium stanchions, cleats and fairleads.

Nordic Cool will feature a raised saloon configuration and sporty and elegant interior. The owner’s cabin will be placed forward and three remaining guest cabins positioned amidships. The three crew cabins for a staff of six will sit aft.

The tender garage meanwhile will hold a 4.6 metre jet tender plus kayaks, stand-up paddle boats and diving tanks.

Nordic Cool will also be the theme of the interior, which has been penned by Nauta Design. Construction is already underway on the yacht, which is due for delivery in early 2022. After delivery, the yacht will also be available for charter.

It comes after Southern Wind announced it had begun construction on the fourth SW105 sailing yacht