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Southerly 32

“Current Obsession” is a prime example of the Southerly 32 cruising yacht built by Northshore Yachts Ltd at the Itchenor Shipyard. She is the perfect small yacht for family cruising, and with the unique Swing Keel her variable draft gives deep draft performance with shallow draft freedom at the touch of a button. She has been well maintained by her current owner and viewing is recommended.

Manufacturer Provided Description

  • Under sail, the Southerly 32 is fast and exhilarating - and a real pleasure to helm. The modern hull shape with plumb stem and long waterline length provides impressive sailing performance whilst the broad transom, twin rudders and Lewmar direct rod steering gives instantly responsive helming and exceptional directional stability - making the yacht easy to control.
  • The instant feeling of space inside the Southerly 32 is quite incredible, with excellent accommodation and good headroom, for a yacht of this size.


  • HULL
    • Ivory white gelcoat
    • Oxford blue boot-top and style lines
    • Clear gelcoat below waterline
  • DECK
    • Ivory white gelcoat
    • Moulded non-slip finish to ring deck
    • Teak capping rail to hull and deck joint upstand
  • The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and as transverse stiffening for the keel unit. It is fitted into a moulded recess in the hull in the area of the keel box with stainless steel fastenings. The aerofoil keel blade is cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at the leading edge. Variable draft is achieved by raising and lowering the blade with an electrically driven pump, fitted with a manual back-up. All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance. The keel control is fitted at the helm pedestal with a gauge showing the keel position. A removable stainless steel pin enables the keel to be locked in the “up” position.
  • Hull, keel and rudders have Coppercoat™ antifouling system applied.

Internal Joinery and Upholstery

  • Interior joinery is in solid American Cherry and matching marine quality faced plywood.
  • Lining are fabric covered plywood or mould GRP as appropriate
  • Cabin soles are teak striped non-slip laminate
  • Curtains are fitted to the hull portlights
  • Concertina blinds are fitted to the raised coachroof windows
  • Deck hatches are fitted with roller blinds and flyscreens


  • The layout is in accordance with the general arrangement drawing. There are a total of 6 berths, 2 in the forecabin, 2 in the aft cabin and 2 on the saloon settees.
    • Galley to port
    • Stainles steel sink
    • Hot and cold pressurised water
    • Aquafilta water filter fitted to cold water supply
    • Corian type worktop, Gemini
    • Top loading refrigerated ice box (75 Litres)
    • Stainless steel grabrail to worktop
    • Fully gimballed gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven (Fail safe devices on all burners)
    • Gas cut off tap
    • Crockery stowage
    • Cupboards for utensils and food
    • Cutlery drawer
    • Opening hatch
    • Overhead light
    • Full length settees to port and starboard
    • Two lockers forward
    • Stowage under
    • Fixed central table with hinged leaves
    • Stainless steel mast support
    • Recessed lights under side decks
    • Two overhead lights
    • Two fixed hull portlights
    • Curtains to hull ports
    • Concertina blinds to coachroof windows
    • Opening hatch
    • Chart table to starboard with excellent visability through coachroof windows
    • Instrument console forward of chart table
    • Chart stowage under hinged lid
    • Book stowage below
    • Navigation seat with stainless steel grabrail
    • Large stowage under seat
    • Chart light
    • Main switch panel inboard
    • Overhead light
    • Opening hatch
    • Large double berth offset to port
    • Two lockers, hanging and shelved
    • Shelved wardrobe
    • Two reading lights
    • Two overhead lights
    • Fixed hull port
    • Two opening ports, one to cockpit, one to outboard
    • Curtains to hull ports
    • Door to heads (acts as en-suite)
    • Access to stern gear
    • Heads compartment to starboard of companionway
    • Marine WC
    • Hinged seat cover to toilet
    • Washbasin with corian type surround, Gemini
    • Undersink locker
    • Showerhead/mixer tap
    • Hot and cold pressurised water
    • Electric shower tray sump pump
    • Grating to shower tray
    • Stainless steel grab handle
    • Locker
    • Mirror
    • Fixed hull port
    • Opening portlight
    • Waterproof toilet roll holder
    • Oilskin stowage
    • V berths with infill panel to convert to a double berth
    • Stowage under
    • Full length shelves to port and starboard
    • Two lockers both with shelves
    • Access to chain locker through forward bulkhead
    • Two fixed portlights
    • Curtains to portlights
    • Three opening deck hatches
    • Two overhead lights
    • Two reading lights


  • Yanmar 3YM30 29hp (21kW) 3 cylinder, fresh water cooled, diesel engine
  • Reduction/reverse gear
  • 80 amp alternator
  • Bronze sterntube with water lubricated stern gland
  • Stainless steel propeller shaft
  • Three bladed bronze propeller
  • Non metallic fuel tank in sail locker, capacity 30 gallon, with sediment trap and line filter
  • Non metallic water strainer with removable filter
  • 12 volt electric ventilator to engine space
  • Sound deadening to engine box
  • Removable panels around engine box for access and maintenance


55kg Lewmar bow thruster fitted with control fitted at steering pedestal in cockpit

Electrics and Engineering

  • Three heavy duty 128 Ah Rolls batteries (new in March 2015), charged from engine alternator, one for engine, two for domestic use.
  • Solara M series Solar panel
  • Isolating switches
  • Cabin lighting throughout
  • Reading lights over berths in fore and aft cabins
  • Chart light on navigation table
  • Full navigation light system incorporating bow lights, stern light, masthead tri-colour light with all round white anchor light, deck flood light and steaming light
  • 240v ring main with double sockets in galley, aft galley and fwd saloon. Fitted with earth leakage circuit breaker and connection cable with plug for shore connection
  • 1Kw immersion heater fitted to calorifier
  • LCD TV/Radio/CD combination unit fitted to saloon bulkhead, portside
  • Haztec gas alarm system including CO detector

Water Systems and Pumps

  • Pressurised hot and cold water systems
  • Mixer tap to galley sink
  • Mixer tap with shower in heads
  • Non metallic fresh water tank under port aft end of saloon seating, capacity 36 gallons
  • Hot water provided by engine calorifier unit
  • Electric sump pump to shower tray
  • One manual bilge pump
  • One electric submersible bilge pump

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine ST60+ wind, speed and depth indicators in panel above companionway
  • Raymarine C80 chart plotter fitted at navigation station
  • Raymarine SPX10 smart pilot autopilot with ST6002+ display at steering pedestal
  • Raymarine RAY54E VHF Radio with DSC function fitted at navigation station
  • External VHF speaker fitted
  • Plastimo Olympic 135 compass at steering pedestal
  • Clock and barometer fitted to saloon bulkhead


  • Semi balanced twin rudders
  • Pedestal mounted 36” steering wheel in cockpit, with hide cover
  • Lewmar Cobra steering system
  • Single lever engine control fitted to pedestal
  • Emergency steering system

Spars and Rigging

  • Selden fractional rig twin spreader mast, aluminium alloy, with single line reefing led aft to cockpit for mainsail
  • Self tacking jib
  • 1 x 19 stainless steel wire rigging with chrome bronze bottle screws
  • Furlex headsail reefing system
  • Solid kicker
  • Internal halyards
  • All running rigging upgraded to Dynamic Plus Dyneema
  • Lewmar 16ST winch fitted to mast
  • Backstay fitted with manual tensioner


  • Hyde Mainsail
  • Hyde Gennaker
  • Hyde self tacking jib
  • North Genoa – Nordac Radian 137%
  • North Mainsail – Nordac Radian + MDS cars


  • Aft Cockpit
  • Self draining
  • Laid teak to cockpit seats and cockpit sole
  • Good access aft for boarding through transom door
  • Telescopic stern boarding ladder
  • Deep lazarette locker to starboard
  • Drained gas bottle stowage to port
  • Cave locker in cockpit coaming
  • Perspex main hatch with washboard
  • Instrument panel above hatchway
  • Two winch handle pockets
  • Steering pedestal
  • Teak cockpit table fitted to steering pedestal
  • Liferaft locker to starboard
  • Two safety harness eyes

Deck Fittings and Loose Gear

  • Cleats forward and aft raised
  • Spring cleats amidships raised
  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers
  • GRP foredeck anchor locker with reinforced shelf to take anchor windlass
  • Mooring cleat
  • Stainless steel pulpit incorporating navigation light bracket
  • Stainless steel stanchions and guardwires with midship gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel pushpit incorporating stern gate, navigation light bracket and ensign socket
  • Fuel and water deck fillers
  • Holding tank pump out fitting
  • Self tacking foresail track with sheet to cockpit
  • Mainsheet track with control lines leading aft to cockpit
  • Four rope clutches on each side for running rigging
  • Two Lewmar 30ST winches at companionway
  • Genoa tracks fitted port and starboard
  • Two Lewmar 44ST winches fitted on cockpit coamings
  • Stainless steel handles on either side of coachroof
  • Quick Crystal 1000 windlass
  • 15Kg Bruce anchor
  • 30 Metres of chain
  • 30 Metres of warp
  • Sprayhood with integral handles
  • Wheel and pedestal cover
  • Washboard stowage bag fitted in cockpit locker

Windows, Hatches and Ventilation

  • One opening deck hatch size 44 and two size 03 hatches over forecabin
  • One opening hatch, size 44, to saloon. Two opening hatches, size 20 to galley and chart table
  • Two opening ports in aft cabin
  • Opening port in heads
  • Dorade ventilators over heads and galley
  • Acrylic main companionway sliding hatch
  • Coachroof windows are partially reflective toughened glass, bonded into GRP moulded recesses


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Model: Southerly 32
Model Year: 2008
Tax Status: Paid
Location: Chichester, UK
Boat Ref: 6184467
Status: Available
Price: £140,000


LOA: 10.0m (32'9")
LWL: 9.1m (29'10")
Beam: 3.6m (11'11")
Keel Type: Lifting Keel
Draft Min: 0.8m (2'9")
Draft Max: 2.2m (7'4")


Make: Yanmar
Model: 3YM30
Fuel: diesel
Power: 21.3kW (29 hp)
Propeller: 3 Blade, Bronze


Fuel: 136 litres (30 gallons)
Water: 164 litres (36 gallons)