Southern Wind delivers ‘Crossbow’

The Cape Town-based shipyard has delivered the fourth unit of its SW102 model. The 31m sailing boat is the third unit to featured a raised saloon.


Southern Wind has announced the delivery of Crossbow, the fifth unit in its SW102 mini series. The 31.4m sailing yacht is the third hull to be built with a raised saloon.

Notable features of Crossbow that will make this vessel an ideal cruising yacht, the shipyard says, include a spacious flush deck, a tender garage for a 4.2m dinghy and a mainsail captive winch.

Southern Wind also notes that this model combines the best features of both a flush deck and deck saloon configuration. “The design of this SW102 raised saloon yacht blends a sleek deckhouse and uncluttered lines with higher ceilings and 270° panoramic windows,” the Cape Town-based shipyard says in a statement.

The main saloon and studio are a single open space, subtly separated from the owner’s private area.

The crew quarters aft feature a crew mess and working galley separated by just closing a door. She is built to RINA standards, and certified RINA Charter Class.

The interiors of this SW102RS model follows Southern Wind Shipyard distinctive “owner’s cabin fore” layout and has a new lighter and brighter look.

The yacht’s interiors see light oak panelling set off by walnut flooring and stainless steel details; upholstery is in an off white and coral red colour scheme.

Crossbow follows on form her sistership Seawave, the 102ft sailing yacht that took the first place at the Rolex Capri International Regatta and third place at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo.

Southern Wind Shipyard claims this newly launched SW102  will also prove to be the perfect expression of the yard’s ability to build high performance yachts next time it takes part in a race.

Hull, deck and structure of SW102 features advanced composite sandwich construction (Carbon / Kevlar, Epoxy resin and Corecell) and the interiors are honeycomb sandwich structure with oak veneer.

Farr Yacht Design provided the naval architecture and Nauta Design the concept, interior and exterior design for this model.


SW102 Crossboa, Courstesy of Southern Wind Shipyard, Ph. E.Birckenstock

Photo credit Southern Wind Shipyard, Ph. E.Birckenstock


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