Meet Seawave, the newest Southern Wind sailing superyacht. She’s part of the semi-custom SW102 series from the South African shipyard.
Seawave is the fourth yacht in the SW102 series (which actually measures 104 feet). The first was launched in 2012. She’s also the second to feature a raised saloon layout. As such, while they’re taped up in the photo above, windows are all around Seawave’s house, for picturesque views and to brighten the interior. That natural light should especially make the interior, highlighted by teak paneling and ivory-linen-lined bulkheads, seem extra airy.
Another difference the owners of Seawave wanted: an extra private space between the saloon and the master suite. Nauta Yachts, which handles styling and interior design for the SW102 series, created a study for the purpose. Previous SW102 owners have requested other configurations, including a full-beam (22’6”) VIP stateroom here.
With a fixed 13-foot draft and a 5,134-square foot sail area, Seawave should wrap up final outfitting and then sea trials by the end of this month. The owners intend quite a maiden voyage: heading to the Mediterranean. It’s a 7,000-mile journey.
You’ll get a chance to see Seawave at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.