Cape Town-based Southern Wind Shipyard has announced the launch of Lady G (project SW94#03). The launch took place on February the 18th in Cape Town’s commercial harbour, in the presence of her owner and his family.
She is a 28.6m (94ft) yacht designed by Reichel Pugh and Nauta Design and belongs to the performance-oriented mini-series in the shipyard’s range.
Southern Wind says the series has enjoyed considerable success following the launch of Windfall and Kiboko II, Lady G’s predecessors. Kiboko II was awarded an Honourable Mention at the 2014 edition of the annual Compasso D’Oro Award promoted by the ADI (Association for Industrial Design).
Commissioned by an experienced boat owner and passionate sailor who has already built three smaller yachts with another shipyard, Lady G is a semi-custom project, born of the owner’s desire to ensure that both he and his growing family could enjoy high performance sailing in great comfort, even in light winds.
Project SW94#03 presents slightly different transom lines compared to her sisterships. The aft cockpit deck floor has been lowered to emphasise her modern, sporty aspect, and the owner’s cabin afore presents two separate double bunks and extra stowage lockers. A fourth guest cabin, with two Pullman bunk beds, replaces the TV lounge in the saloon.
Lady G will leave South Africa within the next two months and head towards the Mediterranean Sea. She is equipped with and IVECO marine diesel engine FTP N60 370 – 270hp @ 2800rpm, a Southern Spars high modulus carbon mast, a set of EC6+ rigging, and is certified RINA Class Certificate C +HULL-MACH.