Southern Wind has launched Thalima the SW 110 RS sailing yacht in Cape Town. The 33.6m (110ft) yacht is due to be exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show in September and has become the new flagship for the yard. The hull lines were dawn by Farr Yacht Design, with interior design and exterior styling by Nauta Design. Thalima has a maximum beam of 7.3m, with a fixed keel draught of 4.2m.
The layout of Thalima has separate crew quarters in the stern section, with guest accommodation of two cabins aft, VIP cabin with king size bed amidships and the owners cabin forward, with private study area, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The saloon has a conversation area to port, with a dining area to starboard, and a forward saloon extension houses a TV entertainment area with a U-shaped settee.
The hull has been built using the infusion method in a female mould with advanced composite materials such as, Kevlar, Corecell, carbonfibre and epoxy resin. Southern Wind built the hull using three longitudinal sections instead of the usual two with a split down the centreline. These techniques allow the positioning of the cores and laminates to be more exact, as easier access to the hull shape is provided to the workers. The resin also has less distance to climb to wet out the laminate, providing a more even distribution and a tougher, lighter hull structure.