Discovery Yachts Group Acquire Southerly Yachts

Discovery Yachts Group Acquire Southerly Yachts

7th June, 2017

We are delighted to announce the new venture and acquisition of the Southerly range of swing keel sailing yachts. Discovery is recognised around the world for innovative designs and meticulousworkmanship that will now be applied to the build of the Southerly. Plans are underway to enhance the Southerly offering by adding a mix of the Discovery bespoke customisation and beautiful handcrafted joinery to make each yacht exceptional.

New build programmes have been scheduled into production which will take place at Discovery’s Southampton based manufacturing facility. A new product launch for the Southerly brand is expected for the Southampton Boat Show in September.

Commenting on the announcement, Sean Langdon, Managing Director said, “The purchase of the Southerly Yachts brand is a vital element in the exciting growth and investment strategy we are planning for the Discovery Yachts Group. Following our recent management buyout and key appointments to the senior management team we have restructured the group and will be using the global appeal and popularity of the Southerly brand to enhance our overall offering and complement our existing very high quality Discovery range of British built luxury cruising yachts.

Northshore Shipyard will continue to be an approved specialist Southerly Refit & Repair Centre and Southerly Yacht Brokerage. Northshore will continue their long history of looking after existing Southerly owners in this mutually beneficial arrangement with Discovery Yachts Group.

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