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WHISPER

  • 23.95 m
  • 2001
  • SOUTHERN WIND SHIPYARDS
  • Genoa , Italy
  • 1 950 000 €

ABOUT WHISPER

DESCRIPTION

Launched in 2001, Whisper is the first hull of the successful SW78 miniseries: thanks to Reichel Pugh naval architecture, the yacht boasts slippery hull lines, a fin and bulb keel. General arrangement plan, deck layout and interior systems were drawn by the Italian designers Nauta Design, while the composite structural engineering for the cored Kevlar and carbon hull was undertaken by the UK-based SP Technologies.

Whisper is a cruiser-racer, ideal both for Bluewater navigation and competitive races: her deck layout provides a large guest cockpit together with a sunbath area, well separated from the sailing cockpit. The Southern Spars carbon fiber mast is the first swept spreader rig to be fitted to a Southern Wind yacht.

Below decks, Whisper features a classic teak-lined saloon with blue upholstery, a teak and holly floor and a white ceiling. The stairway of the latter leads to the saloon which makes use of the full beam of the yacht. This area provides room for a dining table for 8/10 seats, plus a conversation area opposite. The saloon is also provided with a refrigerator and an icemaker.

Accommodation includes a large and spacious master cabin in the stern, with one double bunk and a separate single bunk, a twin cabin amidships and a double guest cabin equipped with a bunk bed afore, all with en suite facilities. The double guest cabin head could be easily used as daily facilities thanks to a door on the saloon.  Forward of the galley, is a three-pipe cot crew cabin in the bow. The yacht offers plenty of storage room in all its areas.

SW 78 Whisper shows an impressive “palmarès”: winner of 2009 Edition of the SWS Trophy, she counts on a I place in her division at the 2009 edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race and a first place in 2009 Mini Maxy Rolex Cup (cruising racing class); she also took part for three times at Les Voiles de St. Tropez, with a respectable 2th place in 2013. Lately, in 2016, she has raced the Rolex Capri International Regatta and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta obtaining the 3rd and the 2nd place respectively.

Whisper was refitted in 2011 by SWS customer care. Engine (Yanmar 240hp) replacement, generator (Cummins 19 kW) upgrading,  Engine room insulation, Led lighting system conversion,  plumbing system renewal,  propeller replacement, appliances replacement, interior carpentry repainting, rigging replacement from Rod Rigging to Carbon Rigging EC6, Hull, boom and mast repainting and deck sanding .

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: SOUTHERN WIND SHIPYARDS
  • Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat
  • Model: SOUTHERN WIND 78
  • Model Year: 2001
  • YearBuilt: 2001
  • Year Refit: 2011
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Paid
  • Country: Italy
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/7 - Crew R/B/S: 0/3/3
  • LOA: 78' 7" (23.95m)
  • LWL: 67' 4" (20.50m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 19' 5" (5.91m)
  • Min Draft: 12' 6" (3.80m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 35,200 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 900 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,800 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 7
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 7
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 3
  • Crew Sleeps: 3
  • Crew Heads: 1
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Reichel /Pugh Yacht Design
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: Nauta Yachts Design
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4LH-STP
  • Engine Count: n/a
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: N/A

DESIGN DIMENSION

LOA 23.95 m
LWL 20.50 m
Beam Max 5.91 m
Draft 3.80 m
Displacement 35,200 kg (Lightship)
Ballast 12,800 kg
Fresh water 900 lt
Fuel 1800 lt

Rigging

Southern Spars, EC6+
I : 20,29 mt
P : 30,52 mt
J : 8,71 mt
E : 10,64 mt

POWER GENERATION

Main Engine: Yanmar 4LH-STE 230 hp @ 3.300 rpm
Generator: Cummins 19 kW


Materials

Hull: Composite (E-Glass, Carbon fibre, kevlar and Epoxy resin) sandwich

Deck: Composite (E-Glass, Carbon fibre, kevlar and Epoxy resin) sandwich

Interiors: Teak lined

 

Mast & Rigging

 

 

Main Engine:

Yanmar 4LH-STE 230 hp @ 3.300 rpm

 

Generator

Cummins 19 kW

Pleasure yacht

Flag: Irish

Year of construction 2001

 

Designer

Naval Architect Farr Yacht Design

Design & Styling Nauta Yacht Design

Materials

Hull: Composite (E-Glass, Carbon fibre, kevlar and Epoxy resin) sandwich

Deck: Composite (E-Glass, Carbon fibre, kevlar and Epoxy resin) sandwich

Interiors: Teak lined

 

Mast & Rigging

 

 

Main Engine:

Yanmar 4LH-STE 230 hp @ 3.300 rpm

 

Generator

Cummins 19 kW

Pleasure yacht

Flag: Irish

Year of construction 2001

 

Designer

Naval Architect Farr Yacht Design

Design & Styling Nauta Yacht Design

CONSTRUCTION

Hull: Composite (E-Glass, Carbon fibre, kevlar and Epoxy resin) sandwich
Deck: Composite (E-Glass, Carbon fibre, kevlar and Epoxy resin) sandwich
Interiors: Teak lined
Mast: Pre-impregnated std modulus carbon fibre by Southern Spars
Boom: Pre-impregnated carbon fibre by Southern Spars

Designer

Naval Architect: Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Design & Stylin:  Nauta Yacht Design
Structural Engineering: SP Technologies

 

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