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Construction begins on Southern Wind's new 30m model Allseas

3 June 2024 • Written by Dea Jusufi

South African shipyard Southern Wind has begun construction on the first unit in its 30.4-metre sailing series, the SW100X Allseas. Delivery is scheduled for the close of 2025.

The semi-custom series was first presented in March 2023 at a press conference in Cape Town.

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The three parts of the hull are currently undergoing the lamination process

Her exterior and interiors are owed to Nauta Design while Farr Yacht Design is responsible for the naval architecture. Design highlights include a 20-square-metre seaside lounge and extensive use of glass windows and surfaces, "surpassing those found on any comparable sailing yacht".

According to the yard, the design of Allseas is based on Southern Wind's original ethos of "all-seas fast cruising" but has been reimagined with a focus on the cruiser market. The aim is to replicate "the comfort of home in a worldwide cruiser", drawing inspiration from its SW100 series alongside the SW102, SW96 and SW105 semi-custom projects.

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Thanks to the transversal orientation of the tender garage, the internal volumes have been optimised to achieve interior spaces typically associated with a 32-metre vessel. The interior design also utilises sandwich construction with honeycomb core to reduce weight while still maintaining a "superyacht finish".

Accommodation includes the shipyard's traditional four cabin layout, alongside a multi-purpose area that can be used as a television lounge, workspace or bar. The full-beam owner's cabin forward features a centerline double berth with bedside tables and reading lights on either side. This is complemented by a chaise-lounge starboard, which could be replaced by a vanity desk. Crew quarters are "spacious and comfortable" with capacity for four people.

The new model has accommodation for up to four crew

Being mindful of "practicality", Nauta Design has opted for living spaces that offer the possibility to mix in built-in and loose furniture and choose different furnishing for bed frames, side tables and various accessories.

The model's brightest space is the full-beam saloon, benefitting from 270-degree panoramic windows (installed in the newly-designed coach roof), oversized hull windows and a transparent, double-wide companionway. There is an optional central skylight available to invite in even more natural light. Arranged as the major convivial area, the saloon features an eight-person dining table and adjacent L-shaped seating area.

Allseas is capable of displacing 66.9 tonnes

Allseas has a versatile aft deck with a waterfront relaxation area complemented by large sunbeds and a swim platform. There is also tender storage hidden under the floor which can transversely store a Williams 435 tender. In total, this area covers more than 20 square metres. "The challenge to creating the seaside lounge was incorporating this with a garage," explained Andrea Micheli, Southern Wind's commercial director.

The model will be available with both hybrid and traditional propulsion packages and will feature a fixed keel or telescopic keel option, but not a lifting keel. The four-cabin layout also comes with a charter-friendly configuration. "[It] makes it a good proposal for dual charterers, as each family can be with themselves," Micheli noted.

This news follows the delivery of Liberty, the fifth hull in Southern Wind's 29.3-metre series. She will be competing at this year's Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta.

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