Boat Details

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.
She combines styling and performance with reliability and safety. She was constructed with advanced composite construction techniques plus traditional carpentry of the Southern Wind Shipyard.

The deck plan is designed to allow easy sailing and comfort for both the crew and guests with her two-wheel pedestals which grant an excellent visibility to the helmsman providing a spacius aft cockpit area. The large sun-bathing area next to the central cockpit allows plenty of room for relaxing and socializing on deck. Major functions on board are all hydraulic.

The Italian style interior creates an elegant, functional and comfortable living space, with the crew quarters strategically placed apart from the guests and owner's areas.

Hull and Deck construction

Advanced composite sandwich construction of Kevlar, carbon fibre, epoxy resin and Corecell/Klegecell

The hull, deck and structures were built using the latest infusion techniques and the result is a displacement of merely 59 tons. The considerable weight saving, along with the impressive sail plan of 424 sq.m. contributes to stunning performances.

The open and spacious teak deck layout features a modern sweeping deck house which protects the central cockpit from the weather and creates a spacious upper and sheltered all-around sight saloon without obstructing visibility from the aft cockpit.

Large lazarette for storage in the foredeck.

Recessed twin helm positions free up space on deck

Ample seating areas in the large cockpit.

Engine and Mechanical

Single Cummins QSB 5.9 MCD 305 hp Common Rail (Engine Hours 5,806 November 2019)
Diesel 6V 220kW

Cruising Speed – 8 knots  1700 RPM
Maximum Speed – 10 knots  2100 RPM
Range approx 3900nm
4 blade Bruntons varifold single screw propeller

The engine room onboard Illusion of the Isles is larger than normal for this size of cruising yacht. The Cummins Diesel engine is quiet and at 2600 rpm Common Rail

Tank Capacities

Fuel        4800 litres in Inox tanks
Water        2500 litres in Inox tanks
Holding     720 litres in Inox tanks

Other Systems


Onan 22.5Kw (hours 2,539 November 2019)
Onan 19 Kw 50hp New 2010 (hours 6,099 November 2019)

Max Power Bowthruster R321/4 32,5hp hydraulically driven by PTO New 2010

Max Power Powerpack 2 x 13kw 24v DC and hydraulic pump linked to PTO of the main generator (winches, windlass etc.) 2PTO pumps

Frigomar Air-conditioning x 2 Reverse Cycle

2 x Watermakers 1x  Tecnicomar 220v 300 litres per hour
                          1x Spectra 24v 150 litres per hour    

Navigation and Mechanical Systems

Communications Fax Satellite Mimm Audio Visual Equipment
B&G Hydra 2000 Nmer display, 2006
2 VHF sets ICOM DSC, 2006
1 HF/M set DSC
Furuno GPS DGPS GP 37, 2006
Furuno plotter Navnet 3D, 2014
Hydro System Autopilot PowerPack, 2 independent
Furuno Weatherfax, Navnet 3D, 2014
Sistema Mare Hailer
EPIRB 406 MHS Ocean Signas
AIS, 2014


Nauta Design uses their beknown Italian styling to create an interior that is both elegant, functional and comfortable.
The layout features a clear separation between the crew quarters and the guests and owners’ area.

On sailing yacht ILLUSION OF THE ISLES there is accommodation for 8 guests in 4 cabins in a 2 Double and 2 Twin cabin layout.

The panoramic Deck Saloon features unobstructed views of the outside provides an ample raised U-shaped settee in cream coloured upholstery and coffee table to starboard, and a large dining area to port for 8/10 people. Large windows and overhead hatches provide plenty of light.

The owner's Cabin located forward is in the quietest area of the yacht and allows privacy and comfort. The king size bed sits nicely in the center but does not dominate the entire space. Other features are a corner vanity unit and a double - seated couch. Private en suite with shower stall, Phillip 40´TV, DVD and DC player

The two port and starboard guest cabins amidships are forward of the crew area and are twin ensuite cabins. They have windows for natural light and plenty of storage in hanging lockers overhead.

The third ensuite VIP guest cabin forward of the saloon on portside consists of a double berth.

Alongside this cabin is an owner studio which can be an enclosed area adjacent to his cabin, or when opened up is an extension of the upper saloon.

The independent crew quarters are located aft in the stern and include the crew mess, crew cabins, two crew heads and one day head.

Sails and Rigging

Nordic carbon fibre mast
Marten Spars in carbon fibre
Carbon rig with swept spreaders and furling boom
Discontinuos rod rigging in Nitronic 50
Kevlar/Spectra running rigging
Reckman furlers
Harken winches
Frederiksen / Spinlock deck gear

Rig Dimensions:
I:    36.30m
P:    35,47m
J:    10,70m
E:    12,23m

Quantum Sails Carbon Spectra, 2011 :

Main Sail
Stay Sail
Code zero


Electrical and Plumbing Systems

Victron Energy Inverter 70amp/24v
220v single Shore power
220 Amp Alternator 24v
Battery banks-
20 x 2.5v
6 x 12v

Main, bilge, fire, fresh and salt water pumps
2 x water heaters
6 x heads TECMA



Tenders & Toys –
Novamarine RH 430 tender 4,30m with Yamaha 40 Hp outboard engine.
Water Ski

Safety Equipment
3 Zodiac Liferafts x 6 person each, 2006
2 Jonbuoy Port & Starboard
Halon Fire protection system
6 x 17kg fire extinguishers

2014 - Small re-fit and changed all FURUNO navigation and installed AIS


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.


  • BuilderSouthern Wind
  • DesignerNauta Yacht
  • LocationItaly
  • Built2006
  • Price£3,564,702
  • Length30.2 m
  • Hull MaterialComposite
  • Cabins4
  • Bathrooms4
  • Beam6.7 m
  • Max Draft3.6 m
  • Displacement59.2 tonnes
  • Ballast Weight50,265.4 lb
  • Water Tank Capacity2100|liter
  • Fuel Tank Capacity5000|liter
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Cummins
    • Model: Q5B
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard

Contact Seller

Northrop and Johnson Spain
Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1 ª Palma de Mallorca Baleares 07015 Spain
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