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GABSI SOUTHWELL 51

Southwell 51’, sister ship to another one built by Jacobs Bros.

Dimensions
  • LOA | 15.37m (50.4ft)
  • LWL | 12.85m (41.6ft)
  • Beam | 4.5m (14.7ft)
  • Draft | 1.8m (5ft 11in)
  • Displacement | 16,500 kg

CHARLOTTE JANE PL 46

Southwell 51, built by Jacobs Bros.

Passagemaker Lite 46’, designed by Tad Roberts Yacht Design. She is a light displacement length motor sailer, capable of long range passages with fuel efficiency. She underwent an interior refit including installation of all mechanical systems, and a collapsible & detachable A-Frame rig, with paravanes for stabilisation, enabling her to navigate the bridges & canals of Europe.

Dimensions
  • LOA | 14.02m (46ft)
  • LWL | 13.72m (45ft)
  • Beam | 3.51m (11ft 6in)
  • Draft | 0.86m (2ft 10in)
  • Displacement | 13,154 kg

ORCA 37

Orca 37’ was transformed from a fishing vessel to a pleasure yacht. This novel upcycling project gave Orca a new lease on life. Jacobs Bros stripped the hull and created a new super structure, leaving a spacious saloon and galley area at the deck level. Below she has a large owners cabin with an office.

Dimensions
  • LOA | 10.775m (35.35ft)
  • LWL | 9.531m (31.27ft)
  • Beam | 3.90m (12.8ft)
  • Draft | 0.95m (3.12ft)
  • Displacement | 5,940kg

URCHIN GOOD HOPE 56

Urchin, sister ship to Eva and Seal, is a Good Hope 56 designed by Ed Joy Design, USA. She was built for a South African couple who required a safe and reliable yacht for extensive cruising as well as for charter to research and filmmaking teams who want to access the most remote locations. With its lifting keel and rudder, it truly is a "go anywhere" vessel.

Dimensions
  • LOA | 17.12m (56ft 2in)
  • DWL | 12.9m (47ft 4in)
  • Beam | 4.83m (15ft 10in)
  • Draft | 0.97m (3ft) keel up
  • Draft | 2.67m (8ft 9in) keel down
  • Displacement | 24,950 kg

UNWIND SIMONIS VOOGD 49

Unwind Simonis Voogd 49 is a fast cruiser, with lifting bulb keel with 1.8m stroke, and large aft lazerette for 3m dinghy. It has a teak deck and cockpit, and interior has oak veneer with solid oak trimmings. A Dutch couple is currently circumnavigating the world.

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Dimensions
  • LOA | 14.94m (49ft)
  • DWL | 13.81m (45.6ft)
  • Beam | 4.86m (16ft)
  • Draft | 1.5m (4.95ft) keel up
  • Draft | 3.3m (10.9ft) keel down
  • Displacement | 14,300 kg lightship
  • Displacement | 16,673 kg full load

FARAWAY LAVRANOS 40

Faraway Lavranos 40’ was fitted out for a South African client, intended for high latitude cruising. The owner was awarded the Gordon Burwood Trophy by the South African Sailing federation for his ocean passage from Cape Town to Antarctica and back.

Dimensions
  • LOA | 12.35m (40.75ft)
  • DWL | 11.12m (36.7ft)
  • Beam | 4.1m (13.53ft)
  • Draft | 2.0m (6.6ft)
  • Displacement | 10,800 Kg

ARCTIC EARTH GOOD HOPE 56

Eva Ed Joy 56 expedition yacht, designed by American yacht designer Ed Joy.

Arctic Earth (ex Eva) is the sistership to Seal, the high latitude expedition yacht. Designed by Ed Joy Design, USA., Jacobs Bros built this expedition yacht to hull and deck stage.

Dimensions:
  • LOA | 17.12m (56ft 2in)
  • DWL | 12.9m (47ft 4in) 
  • Beam | 4.83m (15ft 10in)
  • Draft | 0.97m (3ft) keel up
  • Draft | 2.67m (8ft 9in) keel down
  • Displacement | 24,950 kg

AURORA DIX 43 PILOT

Aurora Dudley Dix 43 designed by American based yacht designer Dudley Dix for Austrian couple for blue water cruising.

Aurora, designed by Dudley Dix, was built for an Austrian couple for blue water cruising.

Dimensions:
  • LOA | 13.35m (43ft 10in)
  • DWL | 11.87m (38ft 11in)
  • Beam | 4.10m (13ft 5in)
  • Draft | 1.80m (5ft 11in)
  • Displacement | 14,300 kg
  • Fast Forward Southwell 62 Blue Water Cruiser, built by Jacobs Bros and launched in 1993. She returned to the yard two years later for an upgraded bulb on the keel and a redesigned transom. She was refitted in 2011. Her 10-year circumnavigation was completed in 2013.
  • Southern Terrier Lavranos 43 for a South African client and then a few years later commissioned a Southwell 51 pilothouse design.
  • Repair work on a 90 ft aluminium catamaran in Turkey.
  • Southwell 51 pilothouse design for a South African client. Built to hull & deck stage and with a longer cockpit.
  • Blue Pearl Dudley Dix 43 pilothouse design, for a Swiss couple travelling the world.
  • Suete Duern Reinke 16m pilothouse design for a German client.
  • Linda Lee Dudley Dix 43 pilothouse design for an American couple.
  • Van der Stadt 44 Madeira design, built to hull and deck stage.
  • For a Canadian client, Mykie V Lavranos 43, and a few years later, Mykie VI Southwell 60 Blue Water.
  • Get More Fun Southwell 65 racer-cruiser, built to hull and deck stage.
  • Argonaut Van der Stadt 47 Meridian design, built to hull and deck stage.
  • Dave van der Spuy 48, built to hull and deck stage.
  • Susan II Lavranos 38, built to hull and deck stage.
  • Lavranos 38, built to hull and deck stage.
  • Hulett Aluminium Southwell 74 fast cruiser, built to hull and deck stage
  • Dudley Dix 39 Shearwater design, built to hull and deck stage
  • Double Vision Andre Maurice 47, built to completion and returned to lengthen stern for swim platform and new tanks.
  • Equation Van der Stadt 45 Eems design, built in steel and fully-fitted