Sorceress - the new SW96

SW96 Sorceress is one of the latest additions to the SWS family. This yacht’s sleek hull lines designed by Farr Yacht Design and general concept drawn by Nauta Design express the company motto: “simplicity is the essence of good design”.


LOA: 31,41 m
LWL: 26,8 m
BEAM (MAX): 6,95 m
DRAFT: 3.4 m – 5.5 m (lifting keel)


HULL: Advanced composite sandwich
Inner skin: Carbon /epoxy resin
Core: Corecell
Outer skin: Carbon /epoxy resin
DECK: Advanced composite sandwich
Inner skin: Prepreg Carbon/epoxy resin
Core: Nomex Honeycomb
Outer skin: Prepreg Carbon /epoxy resin 
INTERIORS: Honeycomb or foam sandwich structure with wooden veneers


NAVAL ARCHITECT: Farr Yacht Design
GENERAL CONCEPT: Nauta Design and Southern Wind Shipyard with Farr Yacht Design
SYSTEMS: Southern Wind Shipyard


Carbon fibre prepreg and nomex deck
Lifting keel
Twin rudder configuration
Fixed bowsprit with integrated anchor arm
Syntethic teak on deck for weight optimization
Cariboni Magic Trim

The deck layout

The silhouette view of the deck stands out for its sheer elegance and clutter free deck space.The entire area forward of the mast is totally flush deck.

The interior layout

features a large saloon above the engine room which is accessible through a full height control room. The owner’s cabin forward and four en suite guest cabins amidships offer privacy for all on board. Crew quarters include two crew cabins, two heads and a spacious galley that opens onto the crew mess.

Clean, almost spare lines

and refined detailing give the SW96’s interiors a certain exclusivity. Given that both deck and interiors are the work of the great Nauta Design, the overall impression is of pared- back elegance with everything designed to make life easy.



The light oak interiors feel cool, sober and bright. As always with SW yachts, the master stateroom, which includes a superyacht of office and bathroom, is forward. The interiors are completed by two two-berth guest cabins aft of the owner’s.”

Sorceress, was commissioned by

a yachtsman who previously owned an 80′ custom carbon yacht and is a keen racer. This owner was looking for a larger performance yacht to use in both coastal and transoceanic races and for bluewater cruises.

The owner is an – experienced superyacht owner and commissioned the Sorceress with specfic performance objectives in mind.

Yachting World 2017 - First look at SW96 Sorceress

Drone shot Caribbean 2019 - SW96 Sorceress on anchor.

Built for coastal and transoceanic races.

Sorceress - the new high performance cruiser.