WORLD LEADING VARIABLE DRAFT CRUISING YACHT
The Southerly 135's Swing Keel (2'-9" to 9'-9") opens up a world of possibilities, denied to most yachts.
Imagine being able to go where most boats can't on a powerful 45-foot bluewater cruising boat, without sacrificing windward performance and stability.
Designed by Rob Humphreys and solidly built by Northshore Yachts in the UK.
You can beach her!
9' 9" draft with the Swing Keel down = excellent windward performance.
Hand laid GRP molding, incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements for strength and impact resistance. Solid glass below the waterline and cored above.
Freshly painted hull and bottom in Oct 2015
New dodger and bimini in 2015
Low engine hours, generator, water maker, air conditioning, center cockpit, cutter rig, furling main, furling headsails and a great electronics package.
Matt J. Malatich
S&J Yachts – Charleston
514 Mill Street, Suite A
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843 284-8756 | www.sjyachts.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
S&J Yachts is a full-service yacht brokerage and new boat dealership, with offices in Annapolis, MD, Rock Hall, MD, Deltaville, VA and Charleston, SC. We represent Island Packet, Delphia, Maxi 1200, Alpha Catamarans, Southerly and Great Harbour trawlers.
This lovely Southerly 135 has two cabins and two heads and will sleep six people comfortably. There is lovely teak joinery throughout, abundant natural light and the deck salon windows afford excellent visibility from the raised galley and navigation station.
Salon: The salon is a wonderful place to sit comfortably, with generous seating for eight people around a large table and at a separate settee on the starboard side. The dining table drops down to create an additional berth, that is big enough to sleep two people. Large salon windows provide plenty of natural light and Concertina blinds can be drawn partially or completely for privacy. There is a flat screen TV, 16,000 BTU reverse cycle Cruisair air-conditioning (2012) and tan ultra-suede upholstery (2012). Storage can be found below the seating and outboard.
Nav: The raised navigation station is opposite the galley on the starboard side. For additional details see “Nav and Electronics” below.
Galley: The raised galley is amidships to port at the base of the companionway steps. For additional details see “Galley” below.
Owners Stateroom: The large owners stateroom is very comfortable with plenty of light, good headroom and lots of room to move around. There is a center line queen berth with seating on either side, convenient outboard shelves, two lockers, drawers, a safe for valuables and a private ensuite head. Opposite the berth is a flat screen TV and a Jansen stereo/DVD player with Bose speakers. With four opening ports and a large hatch there is very good light and ventilation. In addition, there are numerous overhead lights and reading lights. A 10,000 BTU reverse cycle Cruisair air-conditioning unit (2012) serves this area.
Forward Cabin: The forward cabin has a long v-berth with a filler and private access to the "day" head. Plenty of light and ventilation is provided by a large hatch overhead, two opening ports and two additional ports. Shades cover the ports for privacy and there is screen/shade to cover the hatch. There is lots of storage throughout this area; enclosed locker forward, shelves outboard, drawers, hanging locker, and more under the berth. The forward cabin has Bose speakers with separate volume control and a 6,000 BTU reverse cycle Cruisair air-conditioning unit (2012).
Two Heads: The guest or day head is located just aft of the forward cabin on the port side. Features include; Raritan electric-flush head (2015), nice sized basin, large mirror, opening port, outboard lockers and a comfortable seat which covers the head allowing you to sit when showering. There are two doors; one private from the forward cabin and one from the salon.
The aft head is ensuite to the owners stateroom and has a Raritan electric-flush head, large basin, mirror, opening port, and outboard lockers as well. There is another door through this head that leads to an equipment/laundry room.
Equipment & Laundry Room: This area houses the Splendide Comb-o-Matic 5200 washer/dryer, a work bench and is great for storing larger items. It is accessible from the aft head and from the cockpit locker.
Work & Storage Area: There is a large work surface and generous storage in the area leading from the nav station to the owners stateroom. This area that is great for projects, spare parts, tools, equipment and pantry items.
The raised u-shaped galley is located on the port side aft of the salon near the base of the companionway stairs. This location affords easy access to the cockpit and excellent views through the deck salon windows. There is a large hard surface counter with double sink and generous storage in both cabinets and drawers. The top-loading freezer is located in the galley and the refrigerator is located opposite the galley behind the navigation station.
The raised nav station is conveniently located at the base of the companionway to starboard and has full outside visibility. A comfortable nav seat has an additional benefit in that it swivels. The nav table is large with storage under. Additional storage is found under the chart table and outboard.
The Seldén rig is well thought out, the Furlex roller-furling double headsail system is easy to handle, and the placement of sheet leads makes single handling a snap. The steering is smooth, and with the keel fully down, the vessel tracks very well. She exhibits neither the quick, jerky motion of a lightweight race boat nor the bargelike undulations of a full-sectioned heavy-displacement cruiser.
Yanmar 4JH4E 55 HP diesel engine has been well maintained and has just 819 hours of use. There is good access to both engine and generator.
Hull: Hand laid up heavy duty GRP molding, incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements for strength and impact resistance. The hull is cored above the water line for insulation and weight reduction and is solid glass below. Thickness increases progressively toward the keel area. The keel box is an integral part of the hull layup. There is a substantial skeg fitted on center line to protect the propeller and rudders when the yacht is dried out.
Swing Keel: The signature Southerly electric/hydraulic Swing Keel (this is not a centerboard) can be easily raised and lowered with just the push of a button and stopped anywhere in between. When Swing Keel is raised the draft is only 2' 9" - just imagine where you can go? When lowered, the keel is an impressive 9' 9", considerably deeper than all other similar sized cruising yachts. The additional draft enhances both performance and stability. The push button control as well as a gauge to show the keel position is fitted at the pedestal. The previous owner installing a chaffe guard for the pennant an a baffle for the keel trunk, per the factories specifications.
Deck: The decks are fiberglass. Raised teak capped bulwarks provide extra comfort and safety. Forward is a stainless steel stem head fitting with twin bow rollers and a below deck windlass. There is a very nice large aft deck, ideal for lounging. On either side of the pushpit are large stern rail seats.
Cockpit: Comfortable safe center cockpit. Portside cockpit locker has steps leading down to a work area and quick access to the engine. The transom has sugar scoop steps and a SS bathing ladder.
Additional features as follows:
514 Mill Street
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464