Comfortable Cruising

With over 900 Southerlys built, the traditional cruising qualities of the Southerly were combined with advanced hull structures, spacious cockpits and easy to manage sail plans for greater sailing performance and easy handling.

The tall fractional rig with swept back spreaders, large mainsail and self tacking jib keeps the yacht sailing fast with minimal effort. This provides more time for relaxing and enjoying the complete sailing experience.

Everything on a Southerly is designed for easy handling even when short handed. The winches are big, powerful and self-tailing for less effort. The furling head-sail and single line reefing mainsail enables sails to be reduced from the safety of the cockpit.

Powerful Performance

Semi balanced twin rudders give instantly responsive steering and superb directional stability for easy handling.

The deep draft (considerably deeper than on a fixed keel yacht), gives greater stability due to the increased righting moment. In practice the boat is stiffer, carries her sail better than other yachts and carves her way efficiently to windward in a seaway (pointing to 30°).

The Southerly is a true world class cruising yacht capable of fast blue water passage. The unique Swing Keel system also provides variable draft to give the versatility to sail in shallow waters and extend cruising grounds.