Whisper is a custom sailing yacht launched in 2001 by Southern Wind Shipyard.
Southern Wind Shipyard was founded in 1991 by the Italian entrepreneur Willy Persico, the current Managing Director. The headquarter where yachts are produced is in Cape Town, South Africa, in the industrial zone, a few kilometres from the International Airport and it spreads over a 17.000 sqm area, of which 12.000 sqm under roof.
Whisper measures 24.00 metres in length, with a max draft of 3.80 feet and a beam of 5.91 feet.
Whisper has a composite hull with a composite superstructure.Her exterior design is by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design.
Her interior design is by Nauta Design.
Born in 1985 and acting initially as a yard, Nauta Yachts presented a style and an idea to the market which proved instantly successful, as they designed and built semi-custom sailing yachts, both innovative and soberly elegant. They produced sailing yachts which were both innovative at that time and featuring timeless beauty, such as the Nauta 54’, 70’ and 65’ semi-custom series.
Whisper also features naval architecture by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design.
Performance and Capabilities
Whisper has a fuel capacity of 1,800 litres, and a water capacity of 900 litres.
Whisper accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins. She also houses room for up to 3 crew members.
Whisper flies the flag of Irish.