Farr Yacht Design is delighted to present our ninth design commission from Southern Wind shipyard.  The new Southern Wind 96 is a stunning, thoroughly modern yacht designed for the sailor who expects cutting edge design and superb styling in a fast, safe, passage capable yacht equipped to contest any superyacht regatta.


FYD was given a free hand to develop the naval architecture concept.  With Southern Wind’s advanced construction technology and fanatical commitment to weight control, we were able to create a light, powerful masterpiece with aggressive hull styling, a highly advanced appendage package and a more than ample rig size. A lifting keel with a draft range of 5.5 to 3.4m guarantees excellent upwind performance and easy harbor access. Twin rudders were chosen to best match both the lifting keel configuration and the wide, powerful transom.


The interior and deck styling are the product of Nauta Design and were developed in concert with the overall concept to be the “new wave in the future of Southern Wind.”


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Draft — Lifting:

Draft — Fixed:


29.23 m / 95.89 ft

26.8 m / 87.92 ft

6.95 m / 22.80 ft

3.4 m / 11.15 ft

5.4 m / 17.7 ft

56,700 kg / 125,002 lbs

Farr Yacht Design

100 Severn Avenue, Suite 101

Annapolis, MD 21403

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