Construction has begun on the third hull in Southern Wind’s SW96 series named Ammonite.
The 31.41 metre superyacht has been described by the yard; as “the perfect blend” of the first two hulls in the series, Sorceress and Seatius.
Commissioned by a repeat customer of the South African shipyard, Ammonite is due for a spring 2020 delivery.
The yacht will feature exterior lines designed by Farr Yacht Design and a deck and interior design penned by Nauta Design.
Key features include a lifting keel, twin rudders and a fixed bowsprit, carbon boom and carbon mast.
The corridor between the cockpit and guest area has also been designed to feature “minimal level changes”; resulting in “easy and safe circulation when cruising.”
Unlike Seatius and Sorceress, Ammonite will feature a tender garage big enough to store a 3.95 metre tender while the coach, forward and aft cockpits will be clad in teak.
Ammonite will also feature a raised saloon configuration; which places the engine room beneath the saloon and opens up the spacious TV area aft of the saloon.
Accommodation will be for a total of six guests in three cabins’ a large owner’s suite forward and a double and twin guest cabin. The aft crew area meanwhile includes a double bunk and pullman bunk crew cabin. The area also includes a crew mess, navigation station and spacious galley.