Revolutionary 100-Foot Sailing Yacht Concept: Self-Generating Power System for Efficient Cruising
As part of the design of the vessel, the propeller also functions as a hydro generator that is part of the propulsion system.
A new concept has been developed by Southern Wind to encourage people to spend more time outside and enjoy the outdoors.
Known as SX100X, the new 100-footer offers plenty of outdoor and indoor spaces for relaxation. You can, for example, install a seaside lounge on the aft deck and a swim platform on the aft deck that allows you direct access to the sea. Despite the fact that this is the first time a South African yard has offered such an innovative feature, it is not the only thing that attracts sailors.
There is no doubt that this vessel is an "iconic fast cruiser" as it is crafted by Nauta Design with a modern coachroof that offers sweeping, panoramic views from the inside out and has an interior and exterior designed by Farr Yacht Design. This semi-custom yacht is characterized by clean, elegant lines and a modern coachroof that provides sweeping, panoramic views from the inside out.
The vessel features a wide range of amenities on board, including a large VIP suite forward of the ship, a large owner's suite, a double/twin stateroom that can be converted into a double stateroom, as well as a standard twin cabin that can accommodate up to eight seafarers, in addition to the spacious interior.
As far as possible on top, it has also been moved as far as possible to create an open, flowing deck where the wheels and winches can be placed as far apart as possible from each other on top. In the multipurpose aft lounge area, you'll be able to find sunbeds, L-shaped seating, or even a coffee table, depending on what you are looking for. The tender for the Williams 435 SportJet can also be stored here.
The design of this platform was developed based on requests for larger swim platforms and sterns that would be more versatile, which could be used in a wide range of applications, according to Rich Report.
Southern Wind is anticipating that the SX100X will be powered by a Cummins engine, which is capable of delivering 305 horsepower, although they are also exploring the possibility of using a hybrid propulsion system in the future.
As part of the yacht, you will find a fixed keel measuring 13 feet, a telescopic keel that can extend to 18 feet, a propeller that can generate electricity under sail, as well as a propeller that acts as a hydro generator, as well as a propeller that can produce electricity under sail. In order to reduce emissions on the vessel, battery power will also be used for docking.
There is a possibility that a SW100X could be delivered as early as 2025, with Southern Wind planning to begin work on its first SW100X as early as April of this year.