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Southern Wind Launches “Ammonite”

The SW96 Ammonite is the third hull of the SW96 model.

September 11, 2020
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SW96 Ammonite
The SW96 Ammonite is the third hull in the builder’s high-performance cruiser series. Courtesy Southern Wind

Southern Wind in Cape Town, South Africa, has launched Ammonite, the third hull of the SW96 model.

Ammonite is the second Southern Wind built for Marcus Blackmore, whose Blackmores Ltd. sells vitamin and herbal products in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

“When we started building the SW82 Ammonite, Marcus Blackmore’s first SWS yacht, he trusted us to have the technical knowledge, design features and craftsmanship skills to build his ideal yacht,” SWS commercial director Andrea Micheli stated in a press release. “During the build process we also discovered that there was true friendship underlying our relationship. We have added this secret ingredient in the construction of his second yacht with us.”

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After she’s delivered to the owner, Ammonite is expected to cruise to Australia and New Zealand, where the owner, captain and crew will defend their title in the Millennium Cup. From there, the yacht is bound for Southeast Asia and Alaska in tandem with the 2022 Transpacific Race.

When will Ammonite be delivered? The plan is for delivery at the end of September in Cape Town.

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