Southern Wind Shipyard SW78 for sale

Ancona, Italy

Listed price €1,800,000 EUR

Tax Paid / Included

Southern Wind Shipyard SW78
General information
Southern Wind Shipyard SW78
Used sail boat for sale
$2,172,798 USD | Listed price €1,800,000 EUR
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Reichel/Pugh & Nauta
Length overall
Length waterline
39.16 tons (U.S.)
Bulb Keel
Ancona, Italy

About this Southern Wind Shipyard SW78


SW78 Kiwi is the result of the combined skills and knowledge of Reichel-Pugh Design, Nauta Yacht Design and the Southern Wind Shipyard, each adding their expertise to deliver the ultimate 24m performance cruiser. The second of five SW78 that were constructed between 2002 and 2005, she was originally launched as Mrs. Marietta and was commissioned by an experienced owner as his second SWS yacht. Sold to her current owner in 2012 and renamed Kiwi, she has been based in the Mediterranean since and used for private family cruising with the occasional regatta appearance.

Subject to a rigorous maintenance program with a substantial investment made each year, she underwent a major refit in 2016 to restore to her original condition with many upgrades and improvements to keep her modern and competitive.

Recent improvements include but are not limited to the following. Further details interspersed in text of the specification below:

• New set of North Sails 3Di racing sails (2018)

o Mainsail, L/M jib, M/H jib, #3 jib, Code zero, A1.5, A2, A3

• New 12m teak deck (2016)

• Hull bottom stripped and refaired with 3x coats of GelShield (2016)

• Topsides repainted with white AwlGrip (2016)

• Deck brightwork repainted with white AwlCraft (2016)

• New Yanmar main engine (2016)

• New Onan diesel generator (2016)

• Repainting and complete refit of the engine room (2016)

Currently lying in Ancona, Italy and available to visit by appointment

Technical Specification



The hull is built on a female mould, using infusion technology, with SP System epoxy resin.

External skin: outer skin Kevlar and E-Glass

Core: PVC foam

Inner skin: carbon fibre

Hull Finish

Topsides painted in white Awlgrip (2016)

Hull stripes in royal blue Awlgrip

Bottom stripped and faired with 3x coats of GelShield in 2016

White antifouling (2020)


The fixed T-bulb keel is composed of an upper steel fin section and lower bulb section

Total weight 10,800Kg


The single elliptical spade rudder is produced by SWS and composed of carbon fibre pre-preg skins on a closed cell polyurethane foam core. Carbon fibre rudder shaft is supported by two self-aligning bearings from JP3. Lower bearing new in 2016, both bearings serviced in 2020.

Steering Systems

Twin composite steering pedestals fitted in cockpit with roller bearings and flush mounted consoles, accommodating steering compasses and other instruments

Two 1200mm diameter wheels with teak trim and stainless-steel spokes/hub

Steering cables run over sheaves with high load bearings fixed on aluminium brackets.

Steering cable ends linked to a stainless-steel chain and a light alloy steering quadrant.

Vectran steering cables and stainless-steel chains replaced in 2020

Emergency steering tiller, mounted in forepeak


Deck Construction

The hull is built on a female mould, using infusion technology, with SP SYSTEM epoxy resin

Inner and outer skin are carbon fibre and the core is PVC foam

Deck Finish

Superstructure and bright work repainted with white AwlCraft in 2016

New 12mm teak deck laid 2016

New Perspex in deck hatches in 2016

Deck Lockers

Anchor locker with access to chain storage

Forepeak locker with storage for sails, rigging and equipment

Lazarette locker aft with access from either side.

Life raft lockers on either side of cockpit

A locker for gas bottles with ventilation is fitted in the lazarette.

Deck Equipment

Removable stainless steel and teak seats on either side of pushpit

Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with double wire lifelines and gates on either side amidship

Winches by Lewmar, stainless steel drums with grey anodized tops, all self-tailing

Quantity Function Model Description

2 Primary 111 3-speed, hydraulic

1 Main sail sheet 88 3-speed, hydraulic

2 Secondary 77 3-speed, manual

1 Traveller 40 2-speed, manual

2 Halyard/Pit 66 3-speed, hydraulic

1 Halyard/Pit 66 3- speed, manual

2 Halyard/Pit 48 2- speed, manual

Sailing Hardware

All blocks, tracks and travellers by Antal

Jammers and clutches by Spinlock

Anchoring & Mooring

Main anchor CQR 105lb with 130m of 12mm chain

Spare anchor Fortress with chain and rode, mounted in forepeak

Manual retractable stainless steel anchor arm folds away flush inside the anchor locker

Lewmar electric anchor windlass with capstan on top

Eight stainless steel mooring cleats. Four on each side

Two Versari-Delmonte retractable alloy fairleads on transom

Six custom stainless-steel fairleads. Three on each side

Fenders and mooring lines

Deck Canvas

Cushions and back rests for center cockpit – new 2020

Cockpit table cover

Center cockpit sprayhood – new 2020

Aft cockpit sprayhood – new 2018

Winch covers

Pedestal and wheel covers



Master cabin and guest accommodation located forward with crew area aft

Three guest cabins accommodating up to six guests

Crew area with two cabins accommodating up to four crew

Interior furniture is made to the highest marine standards, using teak and, where possible, sandwich construction with closed-cell PVC or resin-sealed paper honeycomb core, to reduce the weight.

Removable floorboards are finished in satin varnished oak and supported by aluminium bearers

Overhead hatches in guest areas with Oceanair blinds and mosquito screens

Removable overhead panels are covered in beige alcantara

Additional side panelling in white upholstery or beige alcantara

Flush mounted overhead LED lighting throughout, all new in 2015

Reading lights at the head of each berth

Saloon upholstery- beige linen

Varnished teak countertops in guest heads, Corian countertops in crew heads & galley

Forward Cabin

Double berth located forward on the centerline with bookshelves and lockers either side.

Storage lockers under berth

Hanging lockers, drawers and shelves located aft to starboard plus additional hanging locker aft of the berth on port side

En suite head located aft to port. Tecma WC, double wash basins, mirrors and storage lockers and separate shower compartment with shelves and teak seat.


C-shaped settee to port with storage lockers and drawers located outboard

Dining table with storage inside. Seating for eight persons

Drinks refrigerator forward to starboard. Two seats with a table between them and a television mounted outboard. Storage lockers and drawers all around the saloon and below seating

Aft Cabin (Port)

Single berth located on either side of cabin with storage lockers beneath and hanging locker located forward on the outboard side. Bookshelves on aft bulkhead above each berth

En suite head with Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and separate shower compartment

Aft Cabin (Starboard)

Fixed lower single berth with folding pullman berth above

Storage and hanging lockers located forward

En suite head with Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and shower

Crew Head

Located aft of the starboard guest cabin head and behind the crew cabin door

Features a Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and shower

Nav Station

Located on starboard side of crew area

Forward facing navigator’s desk with opening top chart table

Instruments and screens are flush mounted on teak finished panels


Located on the port side of the crew area with drawers and storage cabinets

Corian finished work surfaces inboard and outboard

Double stainless-steel sinks

Galley Equipment

Alpes Inox gimballed gas cooker with 4x gas burners

Alpes Inox 2-burner gas hob

Alpes Inox extraction hood over cooker


Miele washer and dryer

Miele dishwasher (2019)


Yanmar 4LH-STE 230 hp @ 3.300 rpm – new in 2016, 1985 hours in November 2020

Brunton Varifold 4-blade propeller

Max Power Retract R 300/15 bow thruster, hydraulic operated via PTO on genset

Fuel System

Total capacity 1,7500 litres in six storage tanks plus one day tank

San Giorgio Sein monitoring system with display at electrical panel

Plumbing Systems

Total capacity 1,000 litres in three tanks

2x 60 litre 220v hot water heaters (new 2020)

Technicomar watermaker producing 200 litres per hour

Secondary Technicomar watermaker producing 70 litres per hour

Ventilation System

Frigomar centralized air conditioning system with reverse-cycle heating

Fan coils in each cabin, all new in 2017

Hella 24v fans

Refrigeration Systems

2x 220 V compressors and 2x 24v compressors

2x Outboard condensers

2x custom front-loading refrigerator boxes in galley (one is a freezer)

1x freezer box in galley bilge

Stainless steel custom drink refrigerators in saloon

Ice maker in saloon – new 2018

Drainage System

24v automatic bilge pumps in saloon, engine room and both sides of lazarette

Bilge manifold with manual selection of bilge area to drain. Operated by 1x manual and 1x 24v electric pump

Shower sumps and washbasins with automatic overboard pumps

Hydraulic Systems

Lewmar Commander system for supply to hydraulic winches and genoa furler.

Navtec manual hydraulic systems with cylinders to adjust:

Vang, genoa halyard, inner forestay, backstay, outhaul and cunningham


DC System

Service Batteries: two (2) battery banks with total capacity 1700Ah (new 2014)

Navigation Batteries: One (1) battery bank with 2x 110Ah, 12v cells connected in series

Engine & Genset start: One (1) battery pack, with 2x 140Ah,12v volt cells connected in series.

AC System

220V / 50Hz AC system supplied by shore power and/or

Onan 17.5Kw diesel generator (new 2016) 1797 hours in November 2020


Mastervolt 24v 2500watt inverter

2x Mastervolt 24v 100-amp battery chargers

Mastervolt 12v 60-amp battery charger

24v service alternator on main engine


Sailing Instruments

Brooks and Gatehouse H3000 System including processor, mast head unit (wind speed/direction) echo sounder, and speed log sensor

2x Graphic Functional Display (GFD) on steering pedestals

2x 20/20 displays in aft cockpit

2x analogue wind displays in aft cockpit

2x 20/20 displays in center cockpit

Navigation Instruments

Suunto steering compasses on each pedestal

2x GPS Furuno GP-31

3x Raymarine charter plotter/radar - one on each steering pedestal and one at nav station

Simrad broadband 4G radar

Autopilot System

Simrad AP20 with twin hydraulic cylinders connected to rudder stock mounted tiller arm

Computer Systems

Dell PC with computer monitor at nav station

MaxSea and Expedition navigation software


Communications Systems

Icom VHF IC-M423 with handsets at nav station and aft cockpit

Raymarine AIS 650

Entertainment Systems

Dolby Hi-Fi system with Samsung TV in saloon


Sparcraft 3-spreader aluminium mast

Southern Spars carbon fibre park avenue boom

Standing rigging – Rod rigging (New 2014)

Mast pulled and serviced in 2018

Removeable hydraulic mast jack

2x sets of running rigging. One for racing, one for cruising

Rig Dimensions

I 30,29 m

P 30,52 m

J 8,71 m

E 10,64 m

Total Sail Area: 348 sqm

Rig hydraulics

6 x Function Navtec hydraulic panel with manual regulation for vang, genoa halyard, inner forestay, backstay, outhaul and cunningham


General Equipment

3.5m Inflatable Lomac tender with 20hp Mercury outboard

Carbon fibre foldable passerelle

3x gas bottles

Safety Equipment

2x Avon liferafts

Fire extinguishers


Sail Year Sailmaker Material/Notes


Regatta main 2018 North Sails 3Di - black

Cruising main 2010 One Sails Carbon


Light/Medium jib 2018 North Sails 3Di Black

Medium/Heavy jib 2018 North Sails 3Di Black

Heavy/#3 jib 2018 North Sails 3Di Black

J5 jib 2015 UK Sails

Staysail 2010 North Sails


Code Zero 2018 North Sails Panelled with furling cable and pro furl manual furler

Code Zero 2010 North Sails White

A 1.5 2018 North Sails White with circle ‘K’ logo

A2 2018 North Sails Blue

A3 2018 North Sails White

Fractional A2 2008 North Sails White/Blue

A 1.5 2002 UK Sails With logo

A 4 2002 North Sails Black, red yellow and blue

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Yanmar 4LH-STE (new 2016)
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
462 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
35 mph
Cruising speed
12 mph
2,302 miles
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Passenger capacity
Drinking water capacity
264 gallons (U.S.)
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Broker/Dealer Information

Southern Wind Shipyards

Mr Jeremy Peek
Salita Dinegro 7/1
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