Southern Winds shipyard in Cape Town has announced the construction of the fifth SW sailing yacht. SW105 Nordic Cool is conceived to ensure sheer sailing pleasure and reliability without compromising on the comfort the new owner is used to on his motor yacht.
“I’m looking for a high-performance bluewater yacht for fast and comfortable sailing”. This is the brief presented by the prospective owner of Nordic Cool when approaching SWS Yachts for the first time.
Nordic Cool comes from the collaboration between Southern Wind, Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design, who worked closely with the client to customize the latest SW105 and match his taste and specific requirements.
Her twin rudder configuration and increased sail area, combined with a telescopic keel (3.65m- 5.6m), provide extra righting moment without compromising the interior volumes or arrangement.
SW105 Nordic Cool will be constructed with a full carbon hull, deck and bulkheads. Weight control has been a high priority with major savings gained by the selection of synthetic teak deck, titanium stanchions, pulpits, cleats and fairleads.
All helping to achieve the objective of building a 69500 kg yacht that can sail in lighter wind conditions, with a reduced dependency on the engine.
Similar to her reputable SW105 sisterships Wolfhound and Kiboko Tres, SW105#05 will feature a Raised Saloon (RS) configuration allowing natural light to flood into the interior. The coach roof design and geometries were slightly modified and softened to give SW105 Nordic Cool a sporty and elegant appearance.
A tender garage and optimised lazarettes are designed to accommodate a 4.6-metre jet tender plus sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, diving tanks and many more exhilarating toys including a pair of road bikes.
SW105#05 interior will feature the typical owner’s cabin forward layout, found in SWS yachts, with three well-appointed en-suite guest cabins amidships.
The aft crew area is an efficient living and working environment for up to six crew in three cabins.
Nordic Cool will be the style of the interior, a design the owner found well interpreted on board SW96 Seatius. SW105#05 will entrust the same team that made Seatius success, with Nauta Design acting as interior designer with the help of Jeroen Machielsen from the Dutch Studio Hermanides for the decoration
Currently under lamination, SW105#05 will be delivered in early 2022.