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Spring 2006

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This sloop stems from the synergy between different ideas within the industry, and has been developed at the South African Southern Wind Shipyard. The SW 80' design was, in fact, created by the Nauta Yacht Design, while the naval architecture has been developed by Farr Yacht Design, all famous names that only serve to further confirm the quality of this project. As with most of the boats built by the Southern Wind Shipyard, the SW 80' FD has also been designed to cope with fast cruising and regattas in high seas, and is, therefore, built with sandwich technology in composite material - carbon, Kevlar and epoxy resin - to keep weight down, and is fitted with state of the art equipment that allows it to be controlled by a small crew. The flush deck layout foresees a double cockpit, one next to the deckhouse for guests, including perimeter seating and one at stern, where there is a double wheelhouse and entrance to the area reserved to the crew. There is a large sunbathing area between the two cockpits, which reinforces the idea that this boat is multipurpose. As far as the layout of the interior is concerned, there are two options. The first has a private apartment for the owner with bathroom at bow, then, heading towards stern, a guest cabin with single beds and bathroom, an office corner and map table, the wardroom with dining and relaxation areas, yet another guest's cabin with twin beds and bathroom, and the crew's quarters. The latter has a kitchen with dining table, map table with further navigation aids instruments, a bathroom and two cabins with bunk beds. The second option is more or less identical, if it were not for another single cabin at bow, created from the office/map table area.

For further information: Southern Wind Shipyard; C/O Pegaso Yacht Division; via Macaggi 25/21; 16121 Genoa; tel. +39 010 5704035; fax +39 010 5704065; web site; e-mail

Length over all: 24.33m
Length at water line: 20.92m
Beam: 6.00m
Draught: 3.50/3.80m
Half load displacement: 38,800 kg
Engine: 240 HP Yanmar 4LH STP
Sail area: 312 sqm.