We are moving again in England, with this very appreciated yacht building company.
The Southerly brand has become internationally recognized as the market leader for variable draft cruising yachts. Innovative design, powerful sailing performance, superior build quality and luxurious accommodation are the characteristics of this British nine or ten models current range.
The Southerly 110, a 2 cabin 10.82 m LOA with 3.57 m Beam and a Yanmar 29 HP as a main engine.
The interior is not bad at all, but my pick of this company is the next boat:
The 57 RS, a 17.73 m LOA / 5.20 m Beam 3 cabin cruiser with a 140 HP main engine acquired from Volkswagen, and al the luxury and comfort an English person would imagine.
One master cabin, better looking than more I’ve met at this type of vessel.
The company was established in 1971 at Emsworth and soon moved the bulk production to the current premises at Itchenor. The move not only increased production capacity but also provided launching facilities. Expansion has continued ever since with the addition of the newest factory, opened in 2010, capacity has increased to 60 boats per year.
This is the Southerly 32, a 9.97 m LOA, 3.6 m Beam, 2.26 m Draft, 7.45 t displacement, with a Yanmar 3YM30 29 HP Main Engine.
I put this pic just for the cuteness of it and Roald Dahl’s novel, of course.
Southerly 38 has 11.99 m LOA, 3.97 m Beam, 2.59 Draft, 9.92 t displacement and a 39 HP Yanmar Main Engine.
Southerly 42RST has a 12.86 m LOA, 4.03 m Beam, 2.72 m Draft, 11.34 t displacement and a 53 HP Yanmar Main Engine.
They go like this through the 675 model, in project, which will have a LOA of 20.45 m, a monster with 4 cabins. The build-yard offers five years of guarantee, for the new models. The hulls are of heavy duty GRP moulding, hand laid up to Northshore’s Nordseal laminating system incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements. It has a single skin bottom with a stiffening grillage of transverse frames and longitudinal stringers. Topsides are sandwich construction.All main bulkheads are bonded into the hull at main lay-up stage.The engine bearers are also an integral part of the hull structure. Gel coated, Northshore’s patented Nordseal anti-osmosis
system, clear gel coat below the waterline. They’re not very cheap, on their site, I’ve seen for sale a 38 with £165,000 and a 42RST with £335,000. The characteristics are fine, they also race. I’m open to discussion.
Enough for today, I hope to find the time to entertain my visitors as soon as possible, with some sea travel stories.
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