The new SW105 Sørvind, almost fifty days from her launch
Almost fifty days from her launch, after tests and sea trials in the waters off Cape Town, the new SW105 Sørvind, the Norwegian word for Southern Wind, left for her maiden voyage to the Med.
The fifth unit of the successful SW105 mini series, Sørvind's design brief called for a high performance blue water cruiser that would be fast and fun to sail and optimized for success on the charter market.
To ensure a high level of comfort and thrilling experience, special attention has been dedicated to the hospitality features with an objective to increase the overall enjoyment of everyone that will sail onboard.
Distinctive, refined and essential: these were the pillars of the Owner's brief, reflected in his lifestyle and instilled in every detail of his yacht. In the words of Captain Timothy Anderson: "The owner wanted a sailing yacht where he is still in touch with the ocean, a sensation that sometimes gets lost with bigger boats. I think we really hit a nice size of boat and a great style. Everything is uncluttered, smooth and clean".
SW105 comes from the solid collaboration between Southern Wind, Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design who all worked closely with the Owner to customize the latest SW105 to match his taste and specific requirements.
With an aggressive look accentuated by a sleek black hull, Sorvind is constructed with a full carbon hull, deck and bulkheads. Weight control was a priority with major savings gained by the use of synthetic teak decking and titanium stanchions, pulpits, cleats and fairleads. The result is a 69,500 kg yacht that can sail in lighter wind conditions with reduced dependency on engine power.
"Weight calculation and trim are important aspects of every Southern Wind yacht. Sorvind, the fifth yacht of the SW105, represents a further development that benefits from the experience gained in building nearly thirty Southern Wind yachts in this size range", says Marco Alberti, Southern Wind's Director and General Manger.
SW105 features a Raised Saloon (RS) configuration that allows natural light to flood the interior. Coachroof design and geometries were slightly modified: the chamfers were softened into radius curves to give SØRVIND a sporty and elegant appearance.
SW105's interior features a full beam en-suite owner's cabin forward - a Southern Wind layout trademark - granting maximum privacy and silence to the Owners.
A VIP cabin aft of the owner's cabin and two double en-suite guest cabins amidships mean that a total of eight guests can be accommodated aboard, a comfortable and spacious layout that is perfect for charter guests.
The saloon is a light, bright open space where eight to ten people can relax in comfort on sofas or around the dining table. Immediately forward of the living area is a fully equipped custom bar that separates the main saloon from the owner's private area. The aft crew area is an efficient living and working environment for up to six crew in three cabins.
Sorvind stands out for her interior, designed by Nauta Design with the help of the Dutch Studio Hermanides for the decoration: "Because of the owners Nordic background we looked at the colors of Nature from the Nordic landscape: long dark nights combined with bright white snow, a style that the owner has dubbed "Nordic Cool". We really wanted a good contrast between the different colors of veneer, to get a more homey look and feel. The dark veneer doesn't make it dark because we combined it with a lot of very light colors and materials to get a fresh look", explains Studio Hermanides' founder Jeroen Machielsen.
The yacht will have her World Premiere at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show where we are looking forward to demonstrating first hand what sets her apart.