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Pegaso srl – Southern Wind Shipyard marketing representative

The company, Pegaso, was founded in 1991 by Guglielmo (Willy) Persico, in Genoa (Italy), basically at the same time that he started his adventure in Cape Town at the helm of Southern Wind Shipyard.

The link between Pegaso and Southern Wind is not simply chronological: in fact, Pegaso is the worldwide Marketing and Customer care representative of Southern Wind.

Ever since, Pegaso has been holding the commercial contacts, sharing the marketing strategies with Southern Wind and taking care of the main project management stages with a daily interaction with the owners, the designers and the production managers.

The Marketing&Sales Department of Pegaso, is also involved in the Brokerage & Charter activities with reference to SWS boats as well as from other boatyards.

Moreover, since 2003, Pegaso has been responsible for the Customer Care Service. The professional After-Sales Team looks after the warranties works with efficiency, also supplying a continuous assistance to any Southern Winds anywhere they are, even out of the warranty period.

Pegaso Team is currently made of 13 professionals, multi-lingual and all coming from qualified experiences in various nautical fields.

From 2010 and in the new offices on Piazza della Vittoria, Pegaso offers its know-how to Refit Project Management, not only for SWS yachts, but also boats built by other yards.

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78' Southern Wind SW 78
2001 €1,690,000


Launched in 2001, Whisper is the first hull of the successful  SW 78 miniseries: thanks to Reichel Pugh naval architecture, the yacht boasts slippery hull lines, a fin and bulb keel. General arrangement plan, deck layout and interior systems were drawn by the Italian designers Nauta Design, while the composite structural engineering for the cored Kevlar and carbon hull was undertaken by the UK-based SP Technologies.

Whisper is a cruiser-racers, ideal both for bluewater navigation  and competitive races: her deck layout provides a large guest cockpit together with a sunbath area, well separated from the sailing cockpit. The Southern Spars carbon fiber mast  is the first swept spreader rig to be fitted to a Southern Wind yacht .

Below decks, Whisper features a classic teak-lined saloon with blue upholstery, a teak and holly floor and a white cealing. The stairway of the latter leads to the saloon which makes use of the full beam of the yacht. This area  provides room for a dining table for 8/10 seats, plus a conversation area opposite with a projector for cinema quality DVD and TV on a drop-down screen. The saloon is also provided with a refrigerator and an icemaker.

Accommodation includes a large and spacious master cabin in the stern, with  one double bunk and a separate single bunk, a twin cabin and a single guest cabin with a foldable bunk, all with en suite facilities. Forward of the galley, is a three-pipe cot crew cabin in the bows. The yacht offers plenty of storage room in all its areas.

SW 78 Whisper shows an  impressive “palmarès”: winner of 2009 Edition of the SWS Trophy , she counts on a I place in her division at the 2009 edition of the Rolex Fastnet Raceand a first place in 2009 Mini Maxy Rolex Cup (cruising racing class); she also took part for three times at Les Voiles de St. Tropez, with a respectable 2th place in 2013.

Whisper was refitted in 2010 by SWS customer care. Engine (Yanmar 240hp) replacement, generator (Cummins 19 kW) upgrading,  Engine room insulation, Led lighting system conversion,  plumbing system renewal,  propeller replacement, appliances replacement, interior carpentry repainting, rigging replacement from Rod Rigging to Carbon Rigging EC6, Hull, boom and mast repainting and deck sanding 


Pegaso srl

Piazza della Vittoria 15/22
Genova, Italy 16121

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