Two days ago from my tenth floor flat in Milnerton I watched this spectacular, locally built, grey 96 footer motoring around Table Bay, staying in the calm lee of Table Mountain and avoiding the SEaster on the east side of the bay. Yesterday they put sails up, a massive black mainsail, and even poked their bow into a building SEaster with the staysail unfurled, before tacking away and unfurling the J1 (I think, they also had what might be a Code 0 on the bowsprit). So this morning I went over to the Waterfront where they are on a private guarded dock for a picture. I asked someone from the crew if they would let me get a closer look but they refused. Here's the pic, and their track yesterday from Marine Traffic, and a link to their website news article about this beauty. Cape Town has a great track record of designing and building good boats, and this is near the pinnacle. I am proud of this South African tradition of boat building.
SW96#04 Nyumba GT launched in Cape Town.
SW96#04 Nyumba GT launched in Cape Town. She is the first sailboat with hybrid propulsion in the Southern Wind fleet.