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100' (30.48m)
Southern Wind

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Illusion of the Isles is a 30.2m sloop sailing yacht with a displacement hull, built by the Southern Wind Shipyard. Nauta Yachts was responsible for her beautiful exterior styling and interior design, and engineering by Farr Yacht Design.

Sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES is a Southern Wind SW 100 DS superyacht launched in Cape Town in 2006. She is the second hull built in a successful series of performance orientated yachts which were designed by Farr Yacht Design with a powerful sail plan and comfortable yet high performance hull lines.

In the words of Southern Wind: "The SW 100 DS combines styling and performance, with reliability and safety for comfort and peace of mind during long blue water sailing."

This blue water cruiser combines the advanced composite construction techniques with the traditional carpentry of Southern Wind Shipyard, and is the ideal choice for both family use and

luxury charter. She was built to commercial, but the owner used her as a private yacht. She can be reverted and would make and excellent charter yacht buisness.

The deck plan of the SW 100 ILLUSION OF THE ISLES has been designed to allow easy sailing and comfort for both the crew and guests. The steering system of two-wheel pedestals grant an excellent visibility to the helmsman thus making the aft cockpit an ideal manoeuvring space, while a large sun-bathing area next to the central cockpit allows plenty of room for relaxing and socializing on deck.

Main Sail, primary and secondary winches are hydraulically operated. As well as most of the major functions on the SW 100 DS, such as the Passerelle, the anchor arm or the transom door which in the open position becomes a practical swimming or boarding platform.

In sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES Nauta Design has used their Italian styling to create an interior that is both elegant, functional and comfortable. The lay-out features a clear separation between the crew quarter and the guests' and the owner's area.

The SW 100 DS ILLUSION OF THE ISLES is the second of a successful mini-series produced by Southern Wind Shipyard.

The first two years after she was built,she was in Commercial License but after that has been only privately used.

As she was built to Commercial regulations, she can be reverted if necessary


  • Great functional deck layout that gives room for crew and guests without cluttering
  • Hydraulic steering at two control positions
  • Impressive 424 square-meter sail plan promises stunning performance
  • Raised seating in the deck salon ensures great views with all the comforts
  • Master suite situated in a quiet private area with an extra studio
  • Transom door converts to swimming platform
  • Up to five crew with own bathrooms and dinette.
  • VAT Paid


Builder Southern Wind
Model 100ds
Length (LOA) 100' (30.48m)
Year 2006
Gross Tonn. 82
Draft 12' (3.66m)
Beam 22' (6.71m)
Range 3,900 NM
Location Pisa, Italy


Staterooms 4
Sleeps 8
King Beds 1
Queen Beds 1
Twin Beds 2
Heads 3
Crew Cabins 2
Crew Sleeps 5
Crew Mess 1
Capt. Quarters No

Dimensions & Capacity

LOA 100' (30.48m)
LWL 22' (6.68m)
Max Draft 12' (3.66m)
Fuel Tank 1,268 g (4,800 L)
Fresh Water 660 g (2,500 L)
Holding Tank 190 g (720 L)
Gross Tonn. 82
Displacement 59,200


Hull Material Other
Hull Config displacement
Ext. Designer Farr Yacht Design
Int. Designer nauta
Max Speed 10 Knots
Cruising Speed 8 Knots
Range 3,900 NM
Stabilizers None


Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model 6CTA8-M
Engine Year 2006
Engine Type Inboard
Power HP 355
Power KW 0
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Location Middle
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The 100-foot (30.48m) sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES allows for easy sailing with high performance; she provides a sumptuous haven for experiencing the joys of sailing.

Designed by Nauta Design, the luxury sailing yacht’s interior is elegant, functional and comfortable. Guests can enjoy panoramic views while relaxing in the soothing main salon or relishing a delectable meal at the dining table. ILLUSION OF THE ISLES boasts an excellent layout that provides a separation between guest and crew areas.

ILLUSION OF THE ISLES welcomes eight guests in four well-appointed staterooms. Her master stateroom is a private oasis situated forward and is complete with a lovely en-suite bath. Her additional staterooms include a VIP and two identical twin staterooms — each with an en-suite bath.

The deck layout on yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES permits easy sailing with her twin wheel pedestals granting excellent visibility to the helmsman while maneuvering around the aft cockpit. Whether sailing or at anchor, the yacht’s splendid center cockpit with ample seating is the ideal spot for unwinding, socializing and sunbathing. Lowering ILLUSION OF THE ISLES transom door allows for easy boarding as well as provides a spectacular swim platform to enjoy the sea that surrounds.

Hull & Appendages


The hull is built on a female mould, using infusion technology, with SP SYSTEM epoxy resin.

Outer skin is glass & Kevlar, inner skin is carbon and core is Corecell, vacuum bagged to obtain maximum bonding. The hull is reinforced with prefabricated structural floors, stringers and longitudinals

Bulkheads are glass or carbon fibre sandwich construction

Hull windows – three on each side, in master cabin, studio and guest cabins

Hull Finish

Topsides are painted white Awlgrip

Gold painted cove and double boot stripes

Black antifouling applied in September 2021

Max Power R321/4 32.5 hp bow thruster, hydraulically driven by PTO (new 2010, full revision in 2018)


The fixed T-bulb keel is comprised of steel fin and antimony hardened lead torpedo bulb

Lead bulb approx 20.3 tons with 3% antimony content


The spade rudder is constructed from pre-preg carbon fibre with closed cell polyurethane foam core. Pre-preg carbon fibre rudder stock, mounted on two self-aligning bearings from Solimar. Bearings serviced in 2016

Steering Systems

Twin composite steering pedestals fitted in cockpit with roller bearings and flush mounted consoles, accommodating steering compasses and other instruments

Twin carbon fibre wheels, 1200mm diameter

Chain and sprocket steering system connected to lightweight alloy quadrant

Simrad Autopilot with two hydraulic cylinders


Hydraulic folding swim platform, 2x cylinders

Gandola hydraulically operated passarelle, retracts into a dedicated storage locker

Hot/cold shower and storage lockers 


Deck Construction

The deck is built on a female mould, using infusion technology, with SP SYSTEM epoxy resin.

Both inner and outer skins are carbon fibre and core is Klegcell, vacuum bagged to obtain maximum bonding. Pilot house superstructure is also constructed in carbon fibre laminate

Deck Finish

Deck is painted in white Awlgrip

Teak laid on side and aft decks, foredeck, coachroof, cockpit floors and seats with black caulking

Deck Lockers

Anchor locker with access to chain storage

Forepeak locker with storage for sails, rigging and equipment

Lazarette locker aft

Life raft lockers on either side of cockpit

Deck Equipment

Centre cockpit dining table to port, finished in teak with folding leaves and integrated refrigerator

Cockpit coffee table to starboard, finished in text with alloy legs

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and side opening gates

Folding teak covered seats on either side of pushpit and one in bow pulpit

Aluminium extendable ladder with fixing points on side gate

Stainless steel swimming ladder with fixing points on transom platform

Hatches & Windows

Flush mounted composite deck hatches from Solimar, supported by double gas rams

New Perspex in hatches 2018, new rubber gaskets in 2021

Oceanair mosquito screens and blinds on all hatches

Sliding polycarbonate companionway hatches and washboards. Main companionway washboard electric dropdown

Deck prisms on side decks and bridge deck for additional light in aft cabins

Winches by Harken

Primaries:       2 x 1120 STA 3-speed hydraulic

Secondaries:  2 x 1120 STA 3-speed hydraulic

Mainsheet:       1x 1120 STA 3-speed hydraulic

Traveller:         1x 70 STA 2-speed hydraulic

Halyard :          2 x 980 STA 3-speed hydraulic

Pit:                  2x 980 STA 2-speed manual

Aluminium Sanguinetti retractable mooring winch on foredeck

Sailing Hardware

Ronstan deck hardware

Spinlock jammers and clutches

Antal winch buttons

Anchoring & Mooring

Main anchor galvanized 180 lbs CQR with 130m of 14mm galvanized steel chain

Spare anchor 31Kg Fortress FX 125, mounted in forepeak

Hydraulic operated pivoting aluminium anchor arm, folds away flush inside the anchor locker

New hydraulic motor for anchor arm fitted in 2017

Maxwell 4500 model hydraulic anchor windlass (new, to be installed in 2021)

Four (4) custom retractable cleats (2x midships) and Four (4) fixed stainless steel cleats

Fenders and mooring lines

Deck Canvas

2x Folding sprayhoods – new 2021

Bimini over center cockpit and sun lounge area with side and rear curtains in clear plastic – new 2021

1x set of winch covers

Steering pedestal and wheel covers

Cockpit table covers

Cockpit cushions with back rests

Interior & Accommodation


Interior furniture is made to the highest marine standards, using quarter sawn teak veneer and, where possible, sandwich construction with closed-cell PVC or resin-sealed paper honeycomb core, to reduce weight.

Inside of lockers is finished in cedar veneer where possible

Removable sandwich construction floorboards are finished in varnished teak with carpeting throughout

Removable overhead panels are covered in Ledertex Nerini material.

Additional side panelling in white vinyl upholstery

Flush mounted overhead LED lighting throughout

Saloon upholstery in gold woven fabric with beige cotton crew covers

Corian countertops in heads and galley

Safes in Owner cabin and crew quarter

12v Hella fans in aft cabins

Forward Cabin (Master)

Double berth with nightstands and reading lights on either side aft and storage drawers beneath

Master bed dimensions 175cm wide at head, 200cm long

Dressing area aft to starboard with cedar lined drawers and lockers

Two-person settee to starboard with hull window outboard

To port, a hanging locker aft with shoe storage and hull window.

Vanity desk with removable folding seat and retractable 70cm Samsung, television forward to port

En suite head with Tecma WC & bidet, separate shower compartment, double wash basins, mirrors and storage lockers

Forward Guest Cabin (VIP)

Double berth to outboard with bookshelves, lockers and hull window outboard

Hanging locker and storage lockers forward to port

En suite head with Tecma WC, separate shower compartment, wash basin, mirrors and storage lockers

Studio Lounge

In the forward starboard section of the saloon, adjacent to the forward guest cabin, a convenient studio and lounge area is located with writing desk, chair, lockers and drawers. Hull window located outboard of writing desk and bookshelf above. Single seat sofa aft and outboard. Drinks refrigerator, ice maker and bar locker inboard next to mast.


Eight-person teak finished dining table to port with storage lockers for tableware and entertainment systems aft. To starboard a comfortable seating area with large settee, two seats and a coffee table

Hisense 110cm LCD television mounted on aft bulkhead

Aft Cabin (Port)

Twin single berths on either side with storage lockers and bookshelves above

Nightstand with drawers between the berths, hanging locker forward and outboard

En suite head with Tecma WC, separate shower compartment, wash basin, mirrors and storage lockers

Aft Cabin (Starboard)

Double berth outboard with storage lockers and bookshelves above

Nightstand with drawers inboard of berth, hanging locker forward and outboard

En suite head with Tecma WC, separate shower compartment, wash basin, mirrors and storage lockers


Open plan galley design with central island that functions as work surface dining table and nav station with removable stools

Work surfaces finished in white Corian

Double stainless-steel sinks, storage lockers and drawers for galley equipment

Galley finish is generally finished in satin varnished teak

Galley Equipment

Front loading column refrigerator, 570 litres

Front loading freezer, 305 litres

One top-loading freezer below cabin sole in galley, 105 litres

U-line ice maker

Miele 4 gas burners + 2 electric hob cooker combination

Smeg 90 cm wide oven both oven and stove mounted on a custom-made gimballing system.

Sharp microwave oven

Alpes extractor galley extractor / hood above the cooker

Mixer faucet for hot and cold water

Hoover combination washer-dryer

Dihr Dishwasher

Nav Station

Incorporated into the crew dinette table

Flush mounted instruments and displays on carbon

Storage lockers drawer and shelf for nav aids

Engine Room

Enlarged engine room space with additional headroom

Insulated with sound and vibration dampening materials

Fire protection to A60 rating

Extraction and ventilation fans

Engine & Systems

Main Engine

1x Cummins 6CTA8-M 355 hp @ 2500 rpm [6496,5 hours 20th March 23]

Reduction and reversing gear ZF IRM 301 A with hydraulic control – reduction 2.9:1

Homokinetic coupling Aquadrive Unicardan

70mm shaft and four-blade folding Brunton Varifold propeller

Morse engine control

Max Power R321/4 32.5 hp bow thruster, hydraulically driven by PTO (new 2010, full revision in 2018)

Fuel System

Six (6) stainless steel fuel tanks with total capacity of 4,800 litres

One stainless steel day tank with 170 litres capacity

San Giorgio Sein level monitoring system

G&R 24v transfer pump, plus manual backup pump, both with filter

Plumbing Systems

Pressurized hot/cold freshwater system

Four (4) stainless steel tanks with 2500 litres capacity

Two G&R Eco jet freshwater pump, 1x 24v, 1x 220v

Two 80-liter hot water heaters

220V Tecnicomar water maker, producing 180 litres per hour

24v DC Spectra watermaker (not currently working)

One 24vDC G&R seawater pump for deck wash and firefighting

Ventilation System

Frigomar Air Conditioning with fan coils and controls in all cabins, saloon and galley

Refrigeration Systems

3x Frigomar refrigeration compressors, all new in 2019

Icemaker in studio bar

Drainage System

Six (6) marine WC by Tecma, can be operated on fresh or seawater system

Two stainless steel blackwater tanks, total capacity 700 litres

G&R macerator pumps connected to each black water tank

50mm deck waste pump out fittings, one for each tank

Five individual bilge areas may be pumped out via manifold

2x G&R 24v pumps and one Whale Gusher manual pump connected to manifold

Two submersible pumps permanently connected to main bilge and engine room bilge

Grey water is collected and discharged by dedicated Jabsco pumps in each head

Hydraulic Systems

Powered hydraulic system is supplied by Max Power power-pack with two 13 kW DC electrical motors or Power Take Off pumps on both generators.

Powered hydraulic functions:

·        Winches (7)

·        Head sail furlers (2)

·        Windlass (1)

·        Mooring winch (1)

·        Transom door (1)

·        Anchor Arm (1)

Navtec hydraulic system: powered by manual pump or dedicated electric motor

Hydraulic functions: Backstay, Vang, Inner forestay, jib halyard tensioner, Staysail halyard tensioner. 

Electrical Systems


Electric system is installed in conduits, alongside the hull, with junction boxes provided and secondary distribution panels. Wiring numbered on both ends and laid down to be accessible for checking and servicing.

DC System

Service Batteries - Sonnenschein Dry Fit units 24 volt – 24 x 2V 840 Ah each (total 1680 Ah 24v)

Navigation Batteries: 2x 24v of 160 Ah each

Engine & Genset start: Sonnenschein Dry Fit, two (2) 12v batteries of160 Ah connected in series.

Emergency batteries: Sonnenschein Dry Fit, two (2) 12v batteries of 200 Ah each

AC System

Shore power system – 1x watertight sockets in lazarette with 1x 25m shore power cables

Port Genset - Onan 19 kw 50 Hz, sound insulation box [ 8102,9 hours, March 2023]

Starboard Genset - Onan 22.5 kw 50 Hz with PTO, sound insulation box [ 3000 hours, March 2023]


Two (2) Victron Combi 70-amp battery charger with 3000-watt inverters

Two (2) Victron 100-amp chargers

Victron 50-amp charter for navigation batteries

190A Service Alternator on main engine

Engine and genset batteries charged via dedicated alternators on each engine

Electronic Systems & Navigation Instruments

Navigation Instruments

B&G Hydra 2000 with processor, gyrocompass, mast head unit (wind speed/direction, speed sensor, heel sensor and depth sounder

6x Full Function Displays (FFD) [two in the aft cockpit, two in the chart area, one in the crew quarter, one in the Owner cabin]

3x 40/40 on carbon bracket below gooseneck

4x 20/20 on deck

One analogue wind display on deck

 Furuno NavNet chart plotter black box system integrates with MaxSea, displays at nav station and at starboard helm

Furuno GPS/WAAS GP-37

 Radar: Furuno 48 nm Navnet 3D digital scanner, 2x radome on front of mast

Autopilot: SIMRAD AC20; 2x displays AP26, two hydraulic cylinders

Computer Systems


Communications Systems

2x Icom IC-M601 VHF radio

Icom IC-M801E MF/HF radio


Entertainment Systems

Saloon - Hisense 110cm LCD television, Denon hi-fi amplifier

Satellite TV antenna with decoder

Master Cabin: 70cm Samsung LCD television with compact A/V system

Guest Cabins: Compact audio system with speakers in deck head

Crew Area: Compact audio system with speakers in deck head

Deck: Cockpit speakers in both cockpits, connected to Denon stereo at nav station

Mast & Rigging

Mast: Nordic Mast - Carbon Fiber – 3x spreaders, painted with white Awlgrip

Boom: Leisure Furl carbon, in-boom furling

Standing Rigging: Stainless steel rod

Carbon fibre spinnaker pole

Genoa furler, Reckmann hydraulic with alloy foil

Staysail furler, Reckmann hydraulic with alloy foil

2x removable mast jacks with manual pump


I: 35.4 m

P: 31.5m

J: 10.2m

E: 10.5m

Sail area (with 106% genoa) 356m2

Tender & Safety Equiment

General Equipment

4.2m Zodiac Mark II rigid inflatable tender with stainless and teak chocks for foredeck

Yamaha 30Hp outboard motor

Gandola hydraulically operated stainless-steel gangway

Water skis

Safety Equipment

3x Zodiac 6-person life rafts

2x Jonbuoy

Halon fire protection system

Fire extinguishers


Life jackets



Mainsail. Year: 2018. Make: Banks. Material/Notes: Black taffeta finish, used only during 2021 season.


Jib. Year: 2018. Make: Banks. Material/Notes: Black taffeta finish, used only during 2021 season.

Staysail. Year: 2018. Make: Banks. Material/Notes: Black taffeta finish, used only during 2021 season.


Code Zero. Year: 2011. Make: Banks

Refit History


Mast and Rigg was pulled and ex-rayed in La Spezia


Small re-fit and changed all FURUNO navigation and installed AIS

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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