Southern Wind Shipyard was founded in 1991 by the Italian entrepreneur Willy Persico, the current Managing Director.
The headquarter where yachts are produced is in Cape Town, South Africa, in the industrial zone, a few kilometres from the International Airport and it spreads over a 17.000 sqm area, of which 12.000 sqm under roof.
Southern Wind is one of the very few shipyards which is able to carry out almost the whole construction in-house.
It is divided into two macro departments: one for lamination and the other for assembly, the latter is supported by four main production departments: carpentry and internal fitting, engineering and systems, steel and deck hardware. Construction is supervised by the technical office, the sale office and the purchasing office.