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SW78 Elise Whisper

For Sale
Price: 1490000 EUR 1490000 EUR
Contact Jeremy Peek
Southern Wind Shipyard (Pty) Ltd
Salita Dinegro 7/1
16123 Genoa - Italy

Tel. +39 010 570 4035
Added 2021-09-29 14:15:46


Elise Whisper is equally well known for her regatta accomplishments and success on the charter market. As a racer, she took home prestigious honours at the Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup while as a charter yacht, she is always in demand with many returning charter guests. After substantial refits and maintenance periods, all major systems have been replaced or overhauled and she is offered in turn-key condition. Here is a summary of recent improvements.


  • New anchor windlass with capstan

  • Major engine service, fresh water and raw water pumps

  • All new service batteries


  • New North Sails 3di mainsail

  • New hot water heater


  • Service of Reckmann genoa furler by Reckmann Gmbh

  • New Ronstan mainsail luff track and cars


  • Service of EC6+ standing rigging by Future Fibres

  • Rig service including full NDT of mast, boom and fittings

  • Replacement of inner forestay, backstay and checkstays

  • 230V AC system upgrade


  • Hydraulic system overhaul

  • Air conditioning chillers and fridge compressors overhaul

  • New entertainment systems


  • Replacement of teak deck

  • Replacement of Interior upholstery


  • Replacement of the engine with a Yanmar 4LHA-STP 240 hp

  • Replacement of the generator with an Onan MDKBV 19 kW

  • Rigging substitution with Carbon EC6+ rigging

    Repainting of the hull, boom and mast

  • Revision of the entire hydraulic system and substitution of all piping

  • Full inspection of the refrigeration and air conditioning systems

  • New San Giorgio Sein monitoring system on fuel and water tanks

  • Fuel and water tanks replacement (new S/S tanks)

  • Replacement of the PTO and power pack

  • Code zero lock supply and installation on mast head

  • New rod forestay

  • New removable bowsprit

  • Revarnishing of all interior carpentry

  • Substitution of appliances (oven, cooker, washer and dryer)

  • Conversion of the entire lighting system to LED lights

  • Propeller replacement and service of stern gear



The hull is built on a female mould, using infusion technology, with SP System epoxy resin. External skin: outer skin Kevlar and E-Glass
Core: PVC foam
Inner skin: carbon fibre

Hull Finish

Topsides painted in metallic silver White painted cove and boot top stripes White antifouling, applied in June 2021


The fixed T-bulb keel is composed of an upper steel fin section and lower bulb section Total weight 10,800Kg


The single elliptical spade rudder is produced by SWS and composed of carbon fibre pre-preg skins on a closed cell polyurethane foam core. Carbon fibre rudder shaft is supported by two self-aligning bearings from JP3.

Steering Systems

Twin composite steering pedestals fitted in cockpit with roller bearings and flush mounted consoles, accommodating steering compasses and other instruments
Two 1200mm diameter wheels with teak trim and stainless-steel spokes/hub
Steering cables run over sheaves with high load bearings fixed on aluminium brackets.

Steering cable ends linked to a stainless-steel chain and a light alloy steering quadrant. Steering cable in dyneema
Emergency steering tiller, mounted in forepeak


Hydraulic folding swim platform, 2x pistons
Hot/cold shower and storage lockers
Retractable passarelle with dedicated locker in transom


Deck Construction

The hull is built on a female mould, using infusion technology, with SP System epoxy resin Inner and outer skin are carbon fibre and the core is PVC foam

Deck Finish

White painted superstructure and bright work New teak deck fitted in 2015

Deck Lockers

Anchor locker with access to chain storage
Forepeak locker with storage for sails, rigging and equipment Lazarette locker aft with access from either side.
Life raft lockers on either side of cockpit
A locker for gas bottles with ventilation is fitted in the lazarette.


Deck Equipment

Removable stainless steel and teak seats on either side of pushpit
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with double wire lifelines and gates on either side amidship

Winches by Harken, black anodized, all self-tailing

(Quantity - Function - Model - Description)

2 - Primary - 1110 - 3-speed, hydraulic

1 - Main sail sheet - 1110 - 3-speed, hydraulic

2 - Secondary - 980 - 2-speed, hydraulic

2 - Halyard/Pit - 66 - 3-speed, hydraulic

1 - Halyard/Pit - 66 - 2- speed, manual

2 - Pit - 48 - 2- speed, manual

Sailing Hardware

All blocks, tracks and travellers by Harken Jammers and clutches by Spinlock


Anchoring & Mooring

Main anchor galvanized CQR 105lb with 110m of 12mm chain
Spare anchor Fortress with chain and rode, mounted in forepeak
Manual retractable alloy anchor arm folds away flush inside the anchor locker Maxwell 4000 electric anchor windlass with capstan on top (new 2021)
Four Versari-Delmonte retractable alloy fairleads (two on each side)
Four Versari-Delmonte retractable alloy fairleads on transom
Six custom stainless-steel fairleads. Three on each side
Fenders and mooring lines

Deck Canvas

Cushions and back rests for center cockpit

Cockpit table cover

Bimini over center cockpit with stainless steel frames Sprayhoods for center and aft cockpit

Sun awning
Winch covers
Pedestal and wheel covers



Three guest cabins accommodating up to eight guests (one double bed and six single berths) Crew cabin with ensuite head accommodating up to four crew
Interior furniture is made to the highest marine standards, using teak and where possible, sandwich construction with closed-cell PVC or resin-sealed paper honeycomb core, to reduce the weight. Removable floorboards are finished in satin varnished oak and supported by aluminium bearers Overhead hatches in guest areas with Oceanair blinds and mosquito screens

Removable overhead panels are covered in beige alcantara Additional side panelling in white upholstery or beige alcantara Flush mounted overhead LED lighting throughout
Reading lights at the head of each berth

Saloon upholstery- beige linen
Varnished teak countertops in guest heads, Corian countertops in crew heads & galley

Aft Cabin (Owner’s Cabin)

Double berth located forward on the starboard and single berth to port, both with storage lockers and shelves outboard. Drawers and lockers beneath berths. Cabinet between the berths with two drawers and two lockers. Hanging lockers, drawers and shelves forward to port with single seat sofa. Opening top work station/vanity desk forward on centerline with movable seat.

En suite head located forward to port. Tecma WC, double wash basins, mirrors and storage lockers and separate shower compartment with shelves and teak seat.

Technical Room
Electrical equipment, tool storage and work bench located in small cabin aft of the nav station.

Nav Station

Located on aft starboard corner of saloon
Forward facing navigator’s desk with opening top chart table Instruments and screens are flush mounted on teak finished panels

C-shaped settee to port with teak finished dining table. Seating for eight persons.
Drinks refrigerator forward to port. Storage lockers and drawers all around the saloon and below seating


Aft Guest Cabin (Port)

Single berths on either side of cabin with additional folding pullman above inboard berth. Storage lockers beneath lower berths and hanging locker located forward on the outboard side.
En suite head located aft with Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and separate shower compartment

Forward Guest Cabin (Starboard)

Fixed lower single berth with folding pullman berth above
Storage and hanging lockers located forward
En suite head with Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and shower. Head also accessible from saloon, can be used as a day head.


Located on the port side, forward of saloon.
Corian finished work surfaces inboard and outboard. Double stainless-steel sinks Lockers, cupboard and drawers for galley items

Galley Equipment

SMEG multifunction and gimballed oven 4x Alpes Inox gas burners
Extraction hood over cooker
Panasonic Microwave

Miele washer Miele dryer

Crew Cabin

Located forward of the galley and accessible through galley or deck hatch
Upper and lower berths on port side with hanging locker aft and additional lockers forward Single berth forward to starboard.
En suite head with Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and shower


Yanmar 4LHA-STP 240 hp @ 3.300 rpm – new in 2011 – 4,618 hours in September 2021 Brunton Varifold 4-blade propeller – 28” x 19
Max Power Retract R 300/15 bow thruster, hydraulic operated via PTO on genset

Fuel System

Total capacity 1,7500 litres in four storage tanks plus one day tank San Giorgio Sein monitoring system with display at electrical panel

Plumbing Systems

Total capacity 900 litres in three tanks
60-litre 220v hot water heater
Horizon watermaker producing 160 litres per hour

Ventilation System

Frigomar centralized air conditioning system with reverse-cycle heating Fan coils in each cabin

Refrigeration Systems

3x 220 V compressors – all can be run using inverter, shore power or generator 3x outboard condensers (one for each compressor unit)
2x custom front-loading refrigerator boxes in galley (one is a freezer)
1x freezer box in galley bilge


Stainless steel custom drink refrigerators in saloon

Drainage System

Bilge manifold with manual selection of bilge area to drain. Operated by 1x manual and 1x 24v electric pump Shower sumps and washbasins with automatic overboard pumps

Hydraulic Systems

Central hydraulic power pack with one 14Kw 24vDC electric motor
PTO mounted on generator to power bow thruster
Navtec 6-function manual + electric hydraulic system with cylinders to adjust: Vang, genoa halyard, inner forestay, backstay, outhaul and cunningham


DC System

Service Batteries: two (2) battery banks with total capacity 970Ah (new 2021) Navigation Batteries: 12V/280 Ah (new 2021)
Engine & Genset start: 12V/280 Ah (new 2021)

AC System

220V / 50Hz AC system supplied by shore power and/or
Onan 19Kw diesel generator (5,000 hours in September 2021)


2x Victron Multi Plus 3000w inverter / 70A charger 2x Mastervolt 24v 80-amp battery chargers
24v service alternator on main engine


Sailing Instruments

Brooks and Gatehouse H2000 System including processor, mast head unit (wind speed/direction) echo sounder, and speed log sensor
2x Hydra FFD on steering pedestals
1x FFD and 1x GFD display in aft cockpit

3x 20/20 displays in center cockpit
2x GFD displays at nav station
3x 30/30 displays on mast bracket below gooseneck

Navigation Instruments

Suunto steering compasses on each pedestal Raymarine 12” chart plotter in cockpit
Raymarine 12” chart plotter at nav Station Raymarine charter plotter and radar in crew cabin Raymarine HD radar

Autopilot System

B&G autopilot with display at pedestal

Computer Systems

PC and monitor at nav station

Communications Systems

Simrad VHF with handset at nav station


Commander VHF handset in cockpit AIS active and passive

Entertainment Systems

Samsung TV in saloon
Denon hi-fi system
Bose DVD player
Bose Video selector
Bose speakers
Glomex antenna for digital terrestrial TV


Southern Spars 3-spreader carbon fibre mast Southern Spars carbon fibre park avenue boom Standing rigging – EC6+
Removable bow sprit for racing

Recessed Reckmann genoa furler Removeable hydraulic mast jack One full set of running rigging

Rig Dimensions

I 30,29 m
P 30,52 m
J 8,71 m
E 10,64 m
Total Sail Area: 348 sqm

Rig hydraulics

6 x Function Navtec hydraulic panel with manual regulation for vang, genoa halyard, inner forestay, backstay, outhaul and cunningham


General Equipment

3.3m Inflatable tender with 25Hp Yamaha outboard engine Swiss carbon retractable passarelle
One stand up paddle board
3x gas bottles

Safety Equipment

3x E.V. liferafts Jonbuoy (new 2021) Fire extinguishers


Sail - Year - Sailmaker - Material/Notes


Cruising main- 2019 - North Sails - 3Di

Regatta main - 2013 - North Sails - 3DL



Cruising jib - 2017 - North Sails - 3Di

J1 Light Medium jib - 2011 - North Sails

J2 Medium jib - 2013 - North Sails - 3DL 

Heavy/#3+ jib - 2013 - North Sails - 3DL

Staysail - 2013 - North Sails

Cruising staysail

Genoa Staysail - 2011 - North Sails



Code Zero - 2008 - North Sails
A 1.5 - 2013 - North Sails

A2 - 2011 - North Sails


Price may be changed without notice

Boat is offered subject to still being available

The particulars are believed to be correct but not guaranteed


Specific details

Designer Reichel/Pugh - Nauta
Builder Southern Wind Shipyard
First Launch 2001
Beam 5.92 (12.46')
Boat Name Elise Whisper
Description Performance cruiser with regatta winning pedigree
Displacement 33,000Kg (72,752lbs)
Electronics B&G, Icom, Furuno +++
Engine(s) Yanmar 4LHA STP 240Hp
Fuel Capacity 1,900L (502USg)
Horsepower 240
Hull Material Composite
LOA 23.99m (78.7')
Location Genoa, Italy
LWL 20.5m (67.25')
Make Southern Wind
Maximum Draft 3.8m (12.46')
Model SW78
Rigging ECsix carbon
Sails North Sails
Water Capacity 900L (238USg)
Year 2001 (2015)
Designer Reichel/Pugh


Genoa, Italy


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