Two contracts for the SW 102 DS were signed immediately after the official project presentation in July, both to European clients. These first two SW 102 DS will be delivered in the Spring and Winter of 2012 respectively.
The SW 102 DS is predicted to continue the extraordinary success of its predecessor, the SW 100 DS. The project is once again the collaborative effort between Nauta Design and Farr Yacht Design.
The SW 102 represents the synthesis and evolution of traits typified by the nine SW 100 DS, four SW 100 RS, one SW 110 and one SW 94 delivered since 2006; and which have given supremacy to the shipyard in the 100 foot league.
It combines the successful layout already seen on the SW 100 with the advantage of a more modern hull and a remarkable gain in the water line length of 1.35m. This increase in LWL offers significant advantages while sailing, in any condition and while steaming.
Internally the SW 102 offers up to 17% more volume than the SW 100.
These two units, currently under construction, will feature different layouts. The owner of the first has opted for an aft owner arrangement, preferring his master cabin in the wider aft section of the hull; while the second has opted for the traditional SW configuration with crew aft and master cabin forward of the mast. The adaption of either layout has not posed problems for Southern Wind, due to the yard’s experience in the semi-custom constructions.