The Southerly 38 boasts an impressive sail plan; the tall fractional rig, combines a large mainsail and a self tacking furling jib for powerful windward performance. For off wind sailing an optional gennaker can be flown from a removable bowsprit.
The spacious cockpit offers comfortable seating around both helm stations with room for full instrumentation. The mainsheet track is located on the pilot house coachroof with control lines fed back to both helmsman’s stations, allowing the yacht to be easily managed. The steering is direct with minimum backlash with semi-balanced twin rudders to give instantly responsive steering and precise directional stability. The forward part of the cockpit is wide with generous seating for socialising. A teak cockpit table with fold down leaves offers dinette facilities, whilst also providing a foot brace and hand rail, when the yacht is heeled.
The Southerly 38 features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered, the variable draught of 8’6’’ (2.59m) makes for fast, serious blue water cruising. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draught of just 2’8’’ (0.82m) - perfect for sailing in shallow water. A fixed keel option is also available.
Once you step inside, you enter a light and airy interior. There is well appointed accommodation with good headroom throughout. The lower saloon seating area provides a focal point for guests, permitting comfortable dining. The open galley is well equipped and enjoys good views. The chart table has good visibility and is in easy communication with the cockpit. The aft cabin is a particular feature on a yacht of this size, and boasts a large centreline double berth with seating to each side, plenty of stowage and ensuite facilities. The forward cabin has good headroom with twin v berths that can convert to a double berth with ensuite facilities.
Designed by Stephen Jones & Southerly Design Office.