Nauta Design and Southern Wind are proud to announce that the SW96 Nyumba won the ISS Award 2023 in the BEST SAIL under 500GT category and in the BEST INTERIOR SAIL category.
The annual Design & Leadership Award Gala took place on October 26 at the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Gala provided a platform for the industry’s most influential professionals to come together and honor the remarkable accomplishments of this year’s outstanding award recipients.
With exterior and interior design by Nauta Design and naval architecture by Farr Yach Design, Nyumba was awarded by the judges committee for this two prestigous Awards with the following motivations: “Elegant, stylish and practical racing / sailing yacht. Great focus on sustainability. Comfortable deck areas and great beach club space. Excellent use of modern technologies and systems. Light, airy, sophisticated interior with muted colours and great comfort. Very dynamic yacht with a specific mission! Sexy and sleek!”.
“Although this is the fourth hull in the SW96 series, Nyumba is uniquely special,” says Massimo Gino, co-founder of Nauta Design in Milan and longtime design partner of Southern Wind. “Not only she is Southern Wind’s first yacht with hybrid electric propulsion engineered with BAE Systems to be compliant with IMO Tier III regulations. The sleek and simple lines of her GT deck configuration represent an important evolution of the GT deck concept we first introduced on the SW105 Taniwha.”
The expert owner wanted a fast and efficient cruising yacht to sail around the world with a short crew that could also take part in superyacht regattas. His preference was for a sleek, dynamic profile and uncluttered deck layout with the deck equipment ergonomically positioned for ease of use, as well as guest safety and comfort. This led to several aesthetic and practical innovations.
Massimo Gino and Mario Pedol, Co-Founders of Nauta Design, and Marco Alberti and Andrea Micheli, Directors at Southern Wind: “Congratulations to the owners and all those involved in bringing home this important award!”