Thank you! We received a lot of answers to our #mondayquiz “Where is the boat?”. If you answered: “Palma de Mallorca”… You guessed it! The Southern Wind SW96 Seatius is in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, more commonly referred to as La Seu (a title also used by many other churches), a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral located in Palma, Majorca, Spain.
Behind the scene of the SW96 Seatius
Seatius is the second unit of the SW96 miniseries, conceived and optimized for high performance worldwide cruising with a relatively shorthanded crew.
SW96 Seatius’ hull has full waterlines and straight end diagonals, a wide, low transom and full forward sections which, together with the fixed bowsprit, the Cariboni lifting keel (3.4-5.5m) and a twin rudder configuration, make her easy to sail and control in any sea conditions.
The yacht hull and deck are built in sandwich with foam core and infused carbon skins for lighter weight and improved sound insulation.
The deck layout was designed for comfort during blue water cruises, as stated by Nauta Design’s Massimo Gino, who penned the deck layout and interior design.
“Differently from her sister Sorceress, Seatius has two lateral sunbathing areas divided by a central passageway that runs on one level so that guests don’t have to climb over coamings or furnishings“.
“This passageway also offers support when the yacht is heeled. A central island with a dodger protects the crew companionway and also has a seat where a crew member can keep watch during long transfers with an eye both on the yacht’s controls and on the sea”.
SW96 Seatius’ interior layout sees a large owner’s suite fore, an ample Vip suite aft of the owner’s and port, a spacious saloon that opens onto a TV lounge, and an ensuite twin cabin aft of the saloon.
“The essence of semi-custom construction”, added Massimo Gino “is its flexibility and adaptability to owner’s different needs. The three cabin layout makes for a larger owner’s suite with ample closet and extra social space.”
Southern Wind SW95 Seatius Specs
LOA: 31,41 m (29.24 m excluding bowsprit)
LWL: 26,8 m
Beam (max): 6,95 m
Draft: 3.4 m – 5,5 m (lifting keel)
Displacement: 59.590 kg (lightship-IRC)
Engine: Steyr SE286E40 279 hp @ 4,000 rpm
General Concept: Nauta Design and Southern Wind Shipyard with Farr Yacht Design
Naval Architect: Farr Yacht Design
Deck & Interior Design: Nauta Design
Systems: Southern Wind Shipyard
Construction: Southern Wind Shipyard