News: SW 94 superyacht KIBOKO shortlisted for ADI Compasso D’Oro Design Award

April 1, 2014 by lucy
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Southern Wind Shipyard, founded in 1991 by Italian entrepreneur and current Managing Director, Willy Persico, specialises in the production of semi-custom, composite sailing yachts, ranging from 24 to 35 metres. It is the leader in the 30m+ category, with 15 yachts produced in the last 15 years. The yard has commissioned the semi-custom project, SW 94, from Nauta Design, for general concept, exterior and interior design, and American Reichel/Pugh for naval architecture.

Built and launched in 2010, luxury yacht Kiboko the first unit of this extraordinary miniseries is a racing cruiser which guarantees high performance and comfort, along with typical Italian elegance and functionality.

Since 1985, Nauta Yachts, whose design division name is Nauta Design, has designed projects tailored to meet the specific, personal needs of the owner – blending elegance with ease of handling, style with performance, and comfort with seaworthiness. From the first sketch they move on to specific aesthetic and functional aspects of the project, drawing the general plans, shaping the hull and the superstructure and planning the interior and deck layouts.

By working with the naval architect that best suits the client’s preferences, Nauta Design combines its unique blend of style and functionality with performance technology hailing from the top racing boats. Working either on sailing or power yachts, Nauta Design successfully meets aesthetic, functional and performance goals. Its wide design versatility spans from oceangoing sailing racer-cruisers to elegant and performer large tenders, from explorer vessels to the 180 metre mega yacht ‘AZZAM’ – the largest of its kind in the world.

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