Speaking about the yacht, Southern Wind commercial director Andrea Micheli said: “We like to believe that with Morgana we did more than build a custom yacht, we built an efficient custom yacht.
“The construction and the design of this yacht benefitted from a very efficent cooperation between the designers, the project manager and the yard aimed towards finding the best balance between innovation and well proven, reliable technologies.”
Commissioned by an experienced yachtsman, the yacht is designed inside and out by Nauta Design with naval architecture by . The two previously collaborated on Southern Wind’s first custom sailing yacht Allsmoke, delivered in March 2017.
Speaking about the yacht’s launch, Jim Pugh, President of Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design, said: “The Reichel/Pugh team is very pleased to see the launch of Morgana, yet another chapter in our successful collaboration with Nauta Design and Southern Wind Shipyard.”
The owner’s brief called for “a very fast performance cruiser” with “an aggressive and sporty” aesthetic. As a result, Nauta prioritised functionality, performance and a design “sleek” enough to “turn heads”.
Three aspects of the project
The result is “a powerful 63 ton all-carbon racer cruiser” with a lifting keel, elegant flush deck and large sail area for performance.
“The owner was particularly keen on three aspects of the project,” explained Nauta Design’s Mario Pedol. “Functionality for safe and comfortable navigation, performance to enjoy racing in the most famous superyacht regattas, and sexy, appealing design to give the yacht a modern, aggressive and sporty look.”
Accommodation is for six guests in three guest cabins including the owner’s suite, which is set forward. The crew area is positioned aft and comprises two crew cabins, a control station, galley and crew mess.