Southern Wind SWS 78

1,800,000 Tax Paid | Cruising Italy


  • Make Southern Wind
  • Model SWS 78
  • Year 2004
  • LOA 78ft/24m
  • Class Cruiser Racer
  • Hull Foam Core Epoxy
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 34968
  • Name Ocean Horse


An excellent combination of performance and comfort. Southern Wind's quality of construction, combined with Reichel Pugh design performance and stylish Nauta Design interior details assure Ocean Horse is not just a beauty but a great value as well.


BUILDER: Southern Wind Shipyard
NAVAL ARCHITECT: Reichel Pugh Design

CONSTRUCTION: Advanced composite -
HULL - Kevlar, Carbon, E-glass, Foam and Epoxy
DECK - Carbon fibre, Foam, Epoxy
Composite Engineering: SP Technologies

LOA 23.99 m 78.70'
LWL 20.50 m 67.25'
BEAM 5.91 m 19.38'
DRAFT 3.80 m 12.46'

DISP 35,526 Kg 78,321 lbs
BALLAST 12,800 Kg 28,219 lbs

Hull - Metallic Silver topsides, black anti-foul paint
House - White Awl grip
Teak decks - replaced 2015

KEEL: fixed T-bulb with steel fin section and lead bulb Total weight 10,800 Kg
RUDDER: Elliptical spade rudder built of carbon fibre pre-preg skins on a closed cell polyurethane foam core with carbon fibre rudder shaft, two self-aligning bearings.

Twin composite steering pedestals fitted in cockpit with roller bearings and flush mounted consoles, accommodating steering compasses and other instruments
Two 1200mm diameter wheels in carbon fibre.
Steering cables run over sheaves with high load bearings fixed on aluminum brackets.
Steering cable ends linked to a stainless-steel chain and a light alloy steering quadrant.
Emergency steering tiller, mounted in forepeak

All figures are approximate


I 30.29 m
P 30.52 m
J 8.71 m
E 10.64 m

Upwind Sail Area - 348 m²

Southern Spars 3 spreader Standard modulus carbon mast
Southern Spars Carbon Roller Furling Boom and 1- Hall Spars racing boom
Spinnaker pole carbon fibre

Future Fibres RDS carbon fibre
Continuous vertical rigging with discontinuous diagonal rigging

Blocks, tracks, travelers by Lewmar
Jammers and clutches by Spinlock

WINCHES by Lewmar
Primaries 111 3-speed hydraulic
Secondary 77 3-speed manual
Mainsail sheet 88 3-speed hydraulic
Traveller 40 2-speed manual
Halyard/Pit 66 3-speed hydraulic
Halyard/Pit 58 3-speed manual

Navtec 5 function panel : Backstay, Outhaul, Vang, Inner Forestay, Genoa Halyard tensioner

A comprehensive inventory of Cruising and Regatta sails by North Sails and Doyle Sails from 2010-2013


The interior of Ocean Horse reveals her excellent cruiser/racer traits. The owner and guest cabins are forward with two crew cabins and the galley aft.
Nauta Design created the spacious and elegant with teak joinery, white Ledertex Nerini overhead panels, honeycomb floorboards with teak veneer, and white upholstery.
Overhead opening hatches with Oceanair blinds and mosquito screens, flush mounted overhead LED lighting, reading lights at the heads of all berths.

Master Cabin: Full beam cabin with double berth to port, large settee to starboard. Ensuite bathroom forward with shower stall & vanity sink to starboard, WC & vanity sink to port.

Saloon: L-shaped settee and dining table for 8 to port. L-shaped settee to starboard. Dining table raises and extends to fit eight for meals and lowers and contracts for cocktails or coffee. Drinks refrigerator.

Port Guest Cabin: Two twin berths with hanging locker, under berth storage. Ensuite with separate shower stall, vanity sink and WC.

Starboard Guest Cabin: Fixed lower single berth with Pullman berth above, hanging locker and storage. Ensuite bathroom with shower, vanity sink and WC.

Aft of the guest area are the crew cabins, navigation station, galley, access to aft sailing cockpit and engine room access.

Crew Cabins - Port and Starboard with upper and lower fixed berths, hanging lockers and storage.
Crew head - aft of crew/guest door with ensuite bathroom with shower, vanity sink and WC.

Navigation Station - forward facing station with opening chart table and flush mounted instruments

Galley: Excellent sea going galley. Corian countertops. Gimballed oven and 4 burner hob (gas) on forward bulkhead, double bowl stainless sink in center line island.
Appliances: Miele two burner electric hob, Alpes Inox extraction hood, Miele microwave, Miele Washer & dryer, Miele Dishwasher, Custom front- loading refrigerator & freezer, additional freezer box under galley sole


Yanmar 4LH-STE 230 hp @ 3.300 rpm (6.134 hrs |September 2019)
Brunton Varifold 4-blade propeller (new 2013)
Gori 3-blade folding propeller for racing
Max Power Retract R 300/15 bow thruster, hydraulic operated via PTO on genset

Lewmar Commander system for supply to hydraulic winches, genoa furler, transom hatch rams

DC System
Service Batteries: two (2) battery banks with total capacity 800Ah
Navigation Batteries: One (1) battery bank with 2x 110Ah, 12v cells connected in series
Engine & Genset start: One (1) battery pack, with 2x 140Ah,12v volt cells connected in series.

AC System
220V / 50Hz AC system supplied by shore power and/or
Onan 17.5Kw diesel generator (new 2015)

Mastervolt 24v 2500watt inverter
2x Mastervolt 24v 100 amp battery chargers
Mastervolt 12v 60 amp battery charger
24v service alternator on main engine

Total capacity 2,000 litres in seven storage tanks plus one day tank
San Giorgio Sein monitoring system with display at electrical panel

Total capacity 1,000 litres in three tanks
HEM 20/1200 water maker 220V, producing 187 litres per hour
2x G&R Ecoject water pumps, one for freshwater, one for sea water
220v hot water boiler, also heated by main engine

4x 220 V compressors, can also be operated via inverter (New 2015)
2x Outboard condensers
(see galley details for refrigerators and freezers

Marine Air centralized air conditioning system with reverse-cycle heating
Fan coils in each cabin
Hella 24v fans

24v automatic bilge pumps in saloon, engine room and both sides of lazarette
Bilge manifold with manual selection of bilge area to drain. Operated by 1x manual and 1x 24v electric pump


Brooks and Gatehouse H3000 System including processor, mast head unit (wind speed/direction) echo sounder, and speed log sensor
2 x Graphic Functional Display (GFD) on steering pedestals
2 x 20/20 displays in aft cockpit
2 x analogue wind displays in aft cockpit
2 x 20/20 displays in center cockpit

Suunto steering compasses on each pedestal
GPS Leica MX412 (Updated 2012)
B&G Zeus charterplotter/radar on starboard steering pedestal
B&G Zeus charterplotter/radar in nav station
Simrad broadband 4G radar

Monitor at Nav station

Icom VHF IC-M505 DSC radio distress function (Installed 2012) with handsets at nav station and aft cockpit
Satellite telephone - Thrane & Thrane FBB250 Sailor (Installed 2008)
EPIRB: Navtec Global 3
SART: Pathfinder3
AIS: Navico NAIS 400 (Class B)

Bose system from 2012, Samsung TV 38-inch, Sony play-station

Hydraulic folding swim platform
Hold and Cold shower
Folding stainless steel and teak seats on either side of pushpit
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with double wire lifelines and gates on either side amidship
Anchor locker with access to chain storage
Forepeak locker with storage for sails, rigging and equipment
Lazarette locker aft with access to transom door and storage for spare tender
Life raft lockers on either side of cockpit
A gas locker for gas bottles with ventilation is fitted in the lazarette.
2 x 5kg propane gas bottles
Besenzoni additional swim ladder;
3 metres carbon fibre foldable passerelle, provision to fit passerelle on the bow

Cushions and back rests for center cockpit
Cockpit table cover
Winch covers
Pedestal and wheel covers

Main anchor CQR 105lb with 100m of 12mm chain (new chain 2014)
Spare anchor Fortress with chain and rode, mounted in forepeak
Manual retractable anchor arm folds away flush inside the anchor locker
Maxwell hydraulic anchor windlass with capstan on top (new 2014)
Eight (8) Versari Delmonte retractable alloy cleats (2x bow, 2x stern 4x midships)
Six (6) Versari Delmonte retractable alloy fairleads (2x bow, 4x stern)
Custom stainless-steel fairleads on either side amidship
Fenders and mooring lines

2 x Jon Buoy, on either side of pushpit
Fire extinguishers

3.2 m Inflatable Zodiac tender with 9.9 hp Yamaha outboard

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