Dee Caffari Mbe Launches the New Southerly 47

Dee Caffari Mbe Launches the New Southerly 47

26th September, 2011

A large crowd gathered in the warm sunshine for the World Premiere launch of the New Southerly 47 at Southampton Boat Show. After a brief welcome by Sales Manager, Ben Davies, World Record Solo Yachtswoman Dee Caffari introduced the 47 to the press and marine industry, accompanied by yacht designer Stephen Jones.

The Southerly 47 was voted to be one of the best boats at the show by many, her sailing performance, easy to manage rig and luxurious interior make for a very comfortable blue water cruiser. The variable draft of 10'6'' - 3'6'' provides deep draft performance and shallow draft freedom.

Dee popped open a bottle of champagne to toast the new yacht as guests enjoyed a champagne reception and canapes, with entertainment by 'All That's Jazz' played from the cockpit of the Southerly 57RS.

A range of Southerlys were on display at the show, which proved to be highly successfully. The 42RST and 38 were also available for hourly sailing trips on 'Try a Boat'. With some quite windy conditions on most days, customers had a chance to experience the excellent sailing performance and use of the self tacking jib, along with benefits of the variable draft.