Southern African Shipyards
Southern African Shipyards is strategically located on the east coast of South Africa in Durban, one of Africa’s busiest ports. Established in 1960 and a proudly South African company, we have the largest shipyard in Southern Africa consisting of 11 hectares with a useable water frontage of 300 metres.
Our privately owned floating dock can accommodate vessels up to 75 m in length.
Southern African Shipyards holds the record for building the largest ship ever constructed on the African continent and has a proud history of building quality ships: from a Fleet Replenishment Vessel of 147m in length, to the South African Navy’s Strike Craft and Mine Hunters, Voith Schneider tugs and Mega Luxury Yachts.
The company is 60% Black owned and employees own 12% of the shares. Southern African Shipyards, which is ISO 19001:2008 certified, has an international reputation built on quality workmanship.
Our vision is to be the leading and preferred ship building and ship repair company in Africa.
- World class service
- Over fifty years’ experience
- Largest ship builder in Africa
- Among the largest ship repairers in Southern Africa
- Proud track record of building and repairing naval vessels
- TUV Rheinland ISO 9001: 2008, construction and design of ships up to 150m
- Highly skilled and experienced workforce
- Biggest artisan training programme in the South African shipbuilding industry
- Custom-made, well equipped and ideally situated facility in Durban, South Africa
- 11.2 hectares of prime land in the Port of Durban and 20 000m2 covered working area
- Build halls fronted by build way, size 220 x 32m, for load out of vessels up to 140m in length onto floating dock or docked ship
Ship building projects
Mega Luxury Yachts
1987 – 2002
Southern African Shipyards completed in partnership with Oceanco 14 vessels and transported them to Holland. Picture to the right are twin 80 metre long sister ships and a smaller 52 metre yachts. All yachts are manufactured to the same stage of completion.
- The hull and superstructures are structurally complete.
- The main engines, gearboxes and ancilliary equipment are installed
- Engine room is completed
- Steering gear, shaftlines are installed
- Air-conditioning plant is installed
- All piping systems are fitted
- 80 m length 13 m beam 1100 tonnes 23 knots
- 95 m length 14 m beam 1800 tonnes 26 knots
- 14 Yachts built ranging from 23 m-95 m
121.39ft | Oceanco | 1994
The 121.39ft Custom motor yacht motor yacht ‘Caprice’ was built by Southern African Shipyards under license to Oceanco in Netherlands, she was delivered to her owner in 1994. This luxury vessel’s sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Gerhard Gilgenast. The yacht’s interior has been designed by Donald Starkey.
Caprice’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests overnight in 4 cabins, 1 double cabin and 3 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 6 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
CONSTRUCTION & DIMENSIONS
Caprice features a semi-displacement aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) +A1 Yachting Service classification society rules.
Powered by 2 Deutz ( TBD 604B V8) 1,350hp diesel engines and propelled by her twin screw propellers Motor yacht Caprice is capable of a top speed of 18 knots, and comfortably cruises at 16 knots. With her 47,691 litres fuel tanks she has a maximum range of 4,500 nautical miles at 15 knots. Her water tanks store around 9,462 litres of fresh water.
Air Conditioning, WiFi connection on board, Deck Jacuzzi, Gym/exercise equipment
GUESTS – 8
CABINS – 4
CREW – 6
CABIN CONFIGURATION – 1 Double 3 Twin
|BUILDER||Oceanco / Southern African Shipyards|
|EXTERIOR DESIGNER||Gerhard Gilgenast|
|INTERIOR DESIGN||Donald Starkey|
|BUILT | REFIT||1992|
|GROSS TONNAGE||253 Tonnes|
|CRUISING SPEED||13 Knots|
|TOP SPEED||16 Knots|
203’4’’ ft | Oceanco | 2001
Lady Christine is a 62m motor yacht, custom built in 2001 by Southern African Shipyards under licence to Oceanco in Alblasserdam ( Netherlands ). The yacht’s interior has been designed by Zuretti and has exterior styling by Oceanco.
Lady Christine yacht has a steel hull with a aluminium superstructure with a beam of 10.50m (34’5″ft) and a 4.06m (13’3″ft) draft .Lady Christine is built to comply to MCA and LR standards.
PERFORMANCE & CAPABILITIES
Lady Christine has a cruising speed of 12.00 knots, max speed of 15.00 knots and a range of 4500.00 nm.from her 100,000.00 L. fuel tanks.
Lady Christine offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 suites comprising 3 double cabins, 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 13 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
|Builder:||Oceanco / SAS|
|Naval Architect:||Kusch Yachts|
|Length Overall:||62.00m (203’4″ft)|
|Length at Waterline:||56.80m (186’4″ft)|
|Draft (max):||4.06m (13’3″ft)|
|Gross Tonnage:||1166 tonnes|
|Cabins:||3 Double / 2 Twin /|
|Power:||1673hp / 1231kW|
|Total Power:||3346hp / 2462kW|
|Performance & Capabilities|
|Max Speed:||15.00 kts|
|Cruising Speed:||12.00 kts|
|Range:||4500.00 miles at 12 kts|
|Fuel Capacity:||100,000.00 L / 21,996.90 USG|
|Water Capacity:||16,000.00 L / 3,519.50 USG|
262.47ft | Oceanco | 2001
The 262.47ft Custom motor yacht motor yacht ‘Stargate’ was built by Southern African
Shipyards ubder licence to Oceanco in Netherlands at their Alblasserdam shipyard , she was delivered to her owner in 2001.The yacht’s interior has been designed by The A Group.
CONSTRUCTION & DIMENSIONS
Stargate features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register ✠100A1 SSC Mono G6 Yacht(P) + LMC UMS classification society rules.
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Owned by the Emir of Qatar, she is the sistership to Constellation.Stargate is a 80.00m (262.46 ft) luxury motor yacht. She was built by Oceanco in 2001 making the yacht 16 years old. With a beam of 12.98m and a draft of 4.21m, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 1723 tones. She is classified by Lloyds. She is powered by MTU 20V 1163 engines of 8,160hp each, capable of reaching a maximum speed of 24 knots and cruise at 20 knots for 3600 nautical miles.
She can accommodate 22 guests in 11 cabins with an interior design by The A Group & Costantini and an exterior design by The A group.
|EXTERIOR DESIGNER||The A Group|
|INTERIOR DESIGN||The A Group, Camillo Costantini|
|BUILT | REFIT||2001|
|GROSS TONNAGE||1723 Tonnes|
|CRUISING SPEED||20 Knots|
|TOP SPEED||24 Knots|
Mossberg Yachts is interested, besides receiving enquiries for new building/refit/repairs/dry dockings from Yacht owners and Technical managers, to discuss new building cooperation with reputable yacht design companies, as well as production of hull/super structure etc together with Yacht builders located in the USA and Europe.