In the unexpected company of friendly sea lions, Southern Wind celebrated the delivery of Ammonite, the third yacht in our popular 82′ miniseries, along with the yacht’s happy owner and his wife. Cape Town and a beautiful sunset provided the setting for the delivery, attended by the entire Southern Wind team.
Marcus Blackmore, Ammonite’s Australian owner, has long been a passionate sailor. Blackmore is also a keen Dragon sailor. For racing and cruising, Marcus wanted a yacht with, in his own words, “a sexy body and a highly competitive soul.” Today his enthusiasm and joy were contagious:
“I’ve just had my first sail on board of Ammonite in Cape Town: The Southern Wind Shipyard have been outstanding; they have gone out of their way to satisfy our ‘out of the norm’ requirements. My yacht is essentially a highly customised production sailing yacht.”
The yacht is now ready for her maiden voyage: 7000 miles from Cape Town to Sardinia, where Ammonite is planning to race in the 2016 edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta in Porto Cervo in June. This prestigious race will actually only be a trial run in anticipation of the real competition Ammonite is planning to face at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, also in Porto Cervo in September.