Satisfaction Splashes in South Africa as 1st SW105

She’s about two months from delivery, and living up to her name. Satisfaction slipped into the water at Southern Wind Shipyard as the builder’s first SW105. The SW105 is what Southern Wind terms a “mini series,” focused on high-performance cruising. The series name stems from the LOA. It’s 105’9” (32.27 meters.) (In case you’re wondering, Continue reading


Sailing Explorer Yacht—Yes, Sailing—From Vitruvius Yachts

“There are a lot of stereotypes in yachting that are not actually true,” asserts Philippe Briand. “A sailing yacht is not only for performance and racing. It can be just as suitable as a motoryacht when it comes to exploration, even with a touch more elegance.” The naval architect, head of the eponymous design studio, Continue reading


Spirit 111: Cocoon-Like Design Among Many Marvels

Babies aren’t the only ones who like swaddling. Check out the contoured, cocoon-like spaces aboard the Spirit 111. Now a few months into the build, Spirit Yachts is showing off her most-unusual configuration. What’s more, as an owner-operated sloop, the Spirit 111 is an engineering accomplishment. The British builder’s biggest yet has curve after curve Continue reading