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Southern Wind has announced a signed contract for the construction of the new RP-NAUTA 100 custom yacht. 

Commissioned for an experienced yachtsman, the yacht’s general design, exterior and interior was developed by Nauta Design in association with Reichel Pugh Yacht Design for Naval Architecture, Gurit for structural engineering. Systems are by Southern Wind Shipyard.


An important addition to the yard’s current order book, the 30-meter high performance-oriented cruiser furthers SWS positioning in the construction of 90- to 120-foot performance sailing yachts. This most recent commission fits with the shipyard’s objectives, style and business plan of occasionally building a custom project to develop new solutions and technologies.

Southern Wind Shipyard’s new management and shareholders expressed their satisfaction with the new commission in a statement from SWS Sales Director Andrea Micheli. ”We are proud to be carrying on building reliable, comfortable and fast yachts and are happy to bring our renewed energy to the solid basis that Southern Wind is built on,” said Micheli.

The new commission will benefit from the experience gained in the shipyard's recent years with the construction of two new series of high performance cruisers, the SW105 and SW96, and from technological innovations mastered building the SW-RP90 custom project, according to SWS. 

"The owner is particularly keen on three aspects of the project,” said Mario Pedol, of Nauta Design. “Functionality for safe and comfortable navigation, high performances to enjoy racing in the most renowned superyacht regattas, and sexy, appealing design to give the yacht a modern, aggressive and sporty look.”

According to SWS, the new 100 will be a very powerful 63-ton full-carbon racer cruiser with a lifting keel and a maximum draft of 6.1 meters. A sleek and elegant flush deck will be combined with a large sail area for performance.

The yacht is already under construction at Southern Wind Shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2020.

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