Superyacht designers, Dubois Naval Architects have been commissioned to work alongside the Southerly design team, to create the new flagship of the Southerly range. Innovative design, powerful sailing performance, superior build quality and luxurious accommodation are all hallmarks of the New Southerly 57RS. This ultimate blue water cruiser offers the very best in cruising yacht design.
The hull is characterised by a long waterline, fine entry and beam carried aft to ensure the highest degree of performance, comfort, stability and safety. The beautifully stylish lines of the coachroof exudes sophistication and elegance, normally only seen on much larger yachts.
The New Southerly 57RS is primarily designed for easy handling, and can be sailed by just two people. The tall powerful rig with swept back spreaders will keep the yacht sailing fast in all weather conditions, with minimum effort. The double headsail rig is suitable for most wind conditions and sailing environments; the self tacking jib allows you to sail easily on short tacks without any effort - ideal for coastal cruising.
The overlapping genoa enhances upwind performance in light airs, and together, the double headsail is perfect for down wind trade wind sailing. An asymmetric gennaker, for off wind sailing, can be flown from a hydraulic retractable carbon bowsprit. In boom furling is standard, with in mast furling or slab reefing available as an option. Combined with the benefits of the unique Swing Keel, deep draft performance and shallow draft freedom, the New Southerly 57RS is in a class of its own.
Attention to detail, ensures the design is well founded and of a pedigree that derives from being born in the traditions of yacht design. Every corner, junction and unused volume is re-worked and re-engineered until the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing solution is found. The interior style is traditional in its practicality but with contemporary, fresh touches in appearance. The overriding impression is of light and space with connection between inside and out through extensive windows both to the sides and forward, affording commanding views when relaxing in the raised saloon seating.
Interior layout options for three or four cabins, including garaging for a Williams Turbojet 285 can be chosen. The Southerly 57RS is built in excess of LLOYDS and conforms to CE category A.