SOUTHERN WIND | Johannesburg, South Africa


This 25-year-old builder has design offices in Italy and a modern yard in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it builds advanced composite sailing yachts from 82 to 115 ft in length. Over the years, it has worked with renowned sailing yacht designers, Farr Yacht, Reichel/Pugh, and Nauta Design. Most launches are semi-custom projects built on proven running surfaces, giving the owner the choice to customize the interior and exterior. Southern Wind’s most recent launch is SW105 Kiboko Tres, the second of its performance cruiser series.

Designed for offshore sailing but with the comforts of a superyacht, Kiboko Tres passed the ultimate sea trial: 7.000 miles from Johannesburg to Italy, on its way from the shipyard to the offices in Italy.