Sparkling red-hulled example of the very popular lift-keel Stephen Jones designed performance cruising yacht. Hugh spec with benefit of brand new Yanmar engine, recently replaced plotter & radar, batteries and genoa, plus a raft of extras including teak decks, in-mast furling, diesel heating and electric winch.
BROKER’S FURTHER COMMENTS:
SPIRIT was moulded in 2007, completed and launched in 2008, she was displayed at the London Boat Show that year. Remaining in her original ownership until 2014, she was sold to her current owners who have used her for local cruising in and around The Solent and occasional cross-Channel trips.
Originally fitted out with a very high specification, SPIRIT boasts a number of desirable upgrades and updates over the standard fitout. These include:-
- Red gelcoat hull finish.
- Teak side decks.
- Electro-hydraulically operated swing keel with grounding plate.
- Keel pennant and rubber keel flaps replaced - 2016.
- Twin rudders.
- Brand new Yanmar 3YM30 29hp diesel engine on shaft drive - 2019.
- 3-blade folding propeller and rope cutter.
- Diesel fired hot air cabin heating.
- In-mast furling main sail.
- Electric control line winch.
- Roller furling self-tacking jib – replaced 2017.
- Stainless steel gennaker bowsprit with gennaker.
- Electric anchor windlass.
- Upgraded batteries.
- Latest Raymarine Hybrid Touch colour touchscreen plotter & 18” Quantum radar installed – 2017.
- Active masthead radar reflector.
- Sprayhood replaced 2016.
- Hot and cold cockpit shower.
- Outboard motor crane.
- 4-Person liferaft.
- 406Mhz Epirb.
- Cherry interior joinery.
- Lee-cloths to the saloon berths.
Easily handled under sail thanks to her self-tacking jib and in-mast furling mainsail, complete with an electric control-line winch, and easily-maneuvered under power thanks to her powerful Yanmar engine coupled with 12vDC bowthruster, SPIRIT is perfect for family or single-handed sailing locally and off-shore. Add in the iconic Southerly lift-keel mechanism which allows her to go almost anywhere, including on the beach, there is little out there to touch SPIRIT for ready practicality.
Now offered for sale due to a lack of time for cruising and a move back to racing, SPIRIT is ready to go and conveniently located on the central South Coast.
“FAST, FUN & EASY TO SAIL
Stephen Jones was commissioned to embody the established features of the Southerly within a hull to fit a 10m mooring whilst providing good live aboard facilities and excellent sailing performance. The result sets very high standards which will appeal to many; comfortable cockpit with good storage, wide side decks for safe footing, easy to handle rig with self-tacking jib, light and airy interior with accommodation to sleep up to six people. Under sail, the Southerly 32 is fast and exhilarating - and a real pleasure to helm. The modern hull shape with plumb stem and long waterline length provides impressive sailing performance whilst the broad transom, twin rudders and Whitlock direct rod steering gives instantly responsive helming and exceptional directional stability - making the yacht easy to control. Single-line mainsail reefing and a Furlex on the self-tacking jib makes sail handling easy, ideal for family or short-handed sailing. The furling self-tacking jib means you can tack spontaneously, allowing you to sail in conditions that a conventional sail plan may not allow, such as in a harbour or congested sailing area.”
“This boat is massive, just huge. A marvel of dimension-dazzling proportions. If you step off a Contessa 32 and onto the Southerly 32, stand in the cockpit and you’ll feel like a townie in the country, overwhelmed by space. You may feel compelled to step below, in search of familiar confines, but you’ll emerge seconds later, beaded with agoraphobic sweat and demanding a tape measure. This can’t be a 32-footer can it?
Southerly has jumped designer Steven Jones through every possible hoop to make use of every cubic inch of volume. The plumb bow, the reverse counter transom, the near-12ft beam carried right the way aft, the pilothouse, coachroof and coaming that barring a few feet at the bow run the length of the boat…
…Outside Chichester Harbour, there wasn’t much wind but inside the entrance, the Thorney and Emsworth channels funnelled a brisk 13 to 17-knot northerly from the South Downs. She settled easily into a wide, easy groove around 35 degrees off the wind, making 5-5.7 knots. Tacking was simplicity itself – helm down, tack through 95 degrees true, speed drops to around 4 knots then she accelerates – surprisingly easily for a boat that displaces more than a Vancouver 32…
…She beam-reached nimbly, making 5.5-6.9 knots in 14-17 knots of true wind, responding quickly to changes in the breeze. Further off-wind she glided along on a broad reach at 4.8-6.4 knots…
There’s an asymmetric double bow roller with a main anchor to starboard and a snubbing or tripping line roller to port. There is a detachable stainless-steel bowsprit that fits on the bow roller, to which a cruising chute can be tacked…
…The cockpit layout suggests very easy management of the simple sail plan and a cockpit all but free of lines… The helm position is good – great sight lines, good seating and there’s no problem leaning over the wheel to get at the throttle…it’s a comfortable place to be – deep, safe, with good bracing and comfy coamings to lean or sit on…
Again, the amount of space and natural light is absolutely remarkable for a boat of this size, and the space is used very cleverly. Stepping down from the bridge deck, you’ll find 6ft headroom at the bottom of the companionway and views out through the pilothouse windows. To port, the galley has the same headroom and views, great bracing on both tacks, a dedicated light and an opening port above the single 6in-deep sink... To starboard, raised 9in to make the most of the view, is a first-class navigation station. It’s short of full chart size but the instrument pod is straight ahead, just below eye level, with more instrument space outboard. Below the seat there’s a locker and below that, built into the steps, is the battery panel. The main switch panel is inboard on the nav station bulkhead.
Down a 4in step is the saloon with 6ft 4in headroom and a pair of 6ft 4in settee berths. The settees seat six comfortably with views through eye-level hull ports. The large, two-leaved table hides the keel casing. There’s a screw panel in the table and a watertight hatch in the casing for maintenance…. Under the saloon sole to port is the hydraulic keel lift, and below the companionway sole are the battery housing and engine stopcocks. This raised section provides space for systems without comprising headroom, while physically creating different living areas.
Down a step aft is the owner’s suite. There’s 6ft 10in headroom just under the cabin door… The double berth is designed with the foot aft but, as it’s a mighty 6ft 2in by 6ft 5in, sleeping athwartships is an option. Beneath the bunk is stowage space and access to the stern tube. There’s one hull port and two hatches. Forward an un-fiddled shelf unclips and lifts for engine access, then to port there’s a 4ft 4in door into the en suite heads.
The heads has a huge 6ft 7in headroom with a big shower with a bulkhead fitting and excellent access to seacocks…
The fore cabin has 6ft headroom and a section bolts into the U-shape to complete a berth 7ft 5in long, 14in wide at the foot and 6ft 6in at the head with cavernous storage below.
The Southerly 32 is a remarkable achievement. To squeeze this much volume into a 32 ft boat and still make her easy on the eye is no mean feat. Less remarkable is Southerly’s uncompromising attitude to materials and build quality. Having probed every nook and cranny, we found one very slightly ill-fitting wet locker door.
It’s easy to forget Southerly’s USP: the lifting keel. There are plenty of places, such as the drying ports of the Normandy coast, that you would struggle to visit with fin or bilge keels. At a push of a button, you can lift the keel and rest assured of a soft, stable landing, provided you’ve checked the ground…
Extracts of article by from Yachting Monthly Magazine June 2008 edition
- Our understanding is that the yacht is fully compliant with the European Union's Recreational Craft Directive (CE-marking) and is categorised “A” for up to 4 persons (unrestricted offshore) and categorised “B” for up to 7 persons.
- Moulded in multi-axial and unidirectional GRP using the Nordseal system.
- Balsa-cored sandwich above the waterline and clear gelcoat on solid laminate below.
- The laminate thickens towards the keel plate.
- The hull gelcoat is of a burgundy colour with ivory coloured pinstripes and boot topping stripes.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Hand laid up GRP deck and superstructure construction.
- The deck is balsa-cored GRP sandwich with plywood re-enforcement around fittings and stressed areas.
- Hull and deck are bonded and bolted together with the join covered with teak cap.
- Teak to the side decks, cockpit sole and cockpit seat bases.
- Superstructure, cockpit and deck surrounds of an ivory coloured gelcoat.
- Access to chain locker from the forepeak and foredeck.
Keel & Rudder:
- The keel box is an integral part of the hull lay-up and balsa-core sandwich construction stiffening runs the entire length of the hull topsides.
- The fixed ballast is formed by the iron cast grounding plate which acts as transverse stiffening for the keel unit. The grounding plate is recessed into the hull in the location of the keel box and secured with stainless steel bolts.
- The cast iron swing keel is raised and lowered via an electrically operated pump to a hydraulic ram and with a manually operated lever to act as a backup.
- Keel pennant replaced (recommended every 7-years) – 2016.
- Rubber keel flap replaced – 2016.
- All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance.
- A gauge at the helm pedestal shows the position of the keel.
- The swing keel is on a stainless-steel pivot pin.
- Another stainless-steel pin is provided to allow the keel to be locked in the “up” position if the keel is to be left up for prolonged periods to reduce prolonged load on the system.
- The twin rudder blades are semi-balanced and of GRP with stainless steel stocks.
- A substantial skeg is fitted on the centreline to protect propeller and rudders when yacht is dried out.
Engine & gearbox:
- Yanmar 3YM30 3-cylinder 4-stroke naturally aspirated vertical 29hp water cooled diesel engine – fitted July 2019 and with the usual warranty.
- Freshwater cooling with heat exchanger.
- Cockpit controls and complete alarm system.
- Yanmar reduction reverse gearbox.
- Bronze stern tube with water lubricated stern gland.
- 12v electric engine room ventilator.
- Sound deadening to the engine box renewed - 2019.
- Removable panels around the engine box for ease of maintenance.
- Single lever throttle control at the helm position.
Maintenance and Performance:
- Engine hours: approx. 10 hours as of September 2019.
Propulsion & Steering:
- 3-bladed folding propeller.
- Rope cutter.
- Stainless steel propeller shaft.
- Lewmar 12vDC 55KG tunnel bowthruster with control at the helm pedestal.
- Whitlock Cobra chain-to-rod steering system.
- 1x 36” hide-covered stainless-steel helm wheel.
- Emergency steering gear.
- 12vDC domestic system with 50Hz 220vAC via shorepower.
- 1x Numax 12vDC 110Ah engine start battery – 2014.
- 2x Numax 12vDC 110Ah service batteries joined in parallel to supply 220Ah @ 12vDC – 2014.
- Battery parallel switch for engine and service battery banks.
- Sterling Pro Charge D 4-Step 12v 50Amp battery charger.
- Yanmar 80Amp engine-mounted alternator - 2019.
- 220vAC shore power system - Ring main with 4-double UK 3-pin outlets, aft cabin, galley, saloon and fore cabin, earth leakage circuit breaker.
- Shore power connection cable with marina plug.
- 12vDC sockets.
- Main AC/DC control panel with V, A & Hz meters.
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- 12vDC freshwater pump system.
- Hot water supply via engine calorifier or 220vAC 1kw immersion heater element in a cylinder powered by shorepower.
- Pressurised hot & cold water supplied to galley and heads.
- Pressurised hot & cold freshwater shower to the aft end of the cockpit.
- 1x 12vDC electric bilge pump.
- 1x manual bilge pump in cockpit.
Grey & Black Water:
- The head discharges outboard or to a holding tank via diverter valves.
- The shower and sinks discharge directly outboard.
- Gas installation with drained and vented locker located below the portside helm seat for 2x bottles and shut offs at locker and at galley.
- 1x plastic fuel tank with an approximate capacity of 136 litres.
- Tank level monitored by gauge at DC panel.
- 1x plastic freshwater tank with an approximate capacity of 165 litres.
- Tank level gauge monitor by the gauges at the DC panel.
- 50 litre plastic black water holding tank for the head.
- Tank level gauge in the head.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
At the Helm Pedestal (inset to a Navpod):
- Raymarine Hybrid Touch GPS chartplotter/radar – 2017.
- Plastimo Lewmar helming compass.
- Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control.
At the Companionway:
- Raymarine ST60+ speed and log.
- Raymarine ST60+ wind speed and direction.
- Raymarine ST60+ depth sounder.
At the Chart Table and Saloon:
- Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator.
- Sea-Me active radar reflector.
- Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control.
- Raymarine ST60+ Graphic repeater.
- Plastimo clock and barometer mounted on the starboard side of the forward saloon bulkhead.
- Raymarine RAY54E VHF radio with DSC function.
- Raymarine AIS integrated with plotter.
- Plastimo Netune 2500 gas cooker with 2-burner stove and grill.
- Frigoboat top-opening stainless steel 75-litre refrigerator with 12vDC compressor.
- Stainless-steel sink with pressurised hot & cold-water supplies.
- Jabsco manual marine heads connected to the holding tank.
- Basin & shower with hot & cold-water supplies.
- 12vDC pump out for shower.
Heating & Ventilation:
- Eberspacher diesel-fired hot air cabin heating system with outlets in all accommodation cabins and saloon.
- Opening deckhead hatches with blinds.
- Halogen lights inset to deckhead.
- Dedicated chart light at chart table.
- Reading lights in accommodation cabins.
- JVC radio/CD player with matching speakers to the saloon area.
- Glomex TV antenna adjustable for best signal available with the antenna at the masthead and the controller by the Navigator’s seat.
Summary of Accommodation:
- Up to 6-berths in two double cabins with additional settee berths in saloon. A single heads serves both cabins (can be en-suite to the owner’s aft cabin) and acts as a day heads.
- Interior joinery in Cherry.
- Sole boards in teak striped non-slip laminate.
- High quality blue cloth upholstery throughout.
- Cream vinyl head linings throughout.
- Corian type countertops in galley and in the head.
- Skyscreens and concertina blinds for deck saloon windows and deckhead hatches.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
Forward Guest Cabin:
- ‘V' berth, two long single berths with infill to convert to a double berth, storage under.
- Full length shelves to port and starboard.
- Two lockers, one hanging and one shelved.
- Access to chain locker through forward bulkhead.
- 2x Fixed hull ports.
- 3x Opening deck hatches.
- 1x Deckhead lights.
- 2x Reading lights.
- Curtains the hull ports and blind to the deck hatch.
- Full length single settees to port and starboard sides with stowage under.
- Lee cloths for settees stowed underneath.
- Two lockers forward.
- Fixed central table with hinged leaves (the swing keel mechanism and keel box is concealed within the table structure).
- Stainless steel mast support.
- Deckhead lights under side decks.
- 2x Overhead deck lights.
- 2x Fixed hull port lights with curtains.
- Concertina blinds to pilot house windows.
- Opening hatch.
- JVC speakers connected to the radio/CD player.
- Plastimo clock and barometer mounted on the starboard side of the forward saloon bulkhead.
- Positioned to the portside.
- Stainless-steel bowl sink with a hot and cold mixer tap over served via the pressurised water system.
- Corian type worktop.
- Frigoboat top loading refrigerated ice box (approximately 75-litres capacity).
- Stainless steel grab rail to worktop.
- Fully gimballed Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker with 2-burners, grill and oven (fail-safe devices on all burners).
- Gas cut off tap.
- Waste bin.
- Crockery stowage.
- Cupboards for utensils and food Cutlery drawer.
- Opening hatch.
- Overhead light.
- Chart table to starboard with excellent visibility via the deck saloon windows.
- Instrument console panel forward and above of the chart table.
- Chart stowage under hinged lid of the chart table.
- Seat with further stowage under the seat.
- Chart light.
- Main switch panel.
- Overhead deck light.
- Opening hatch.
- Positioned to the starboard side of the companionway.
- Manual flush marine head.
- Hinged seat to cover marine toilet.
- Washbasin with Coriantype surround.
- Shower head/mixer tap over the washbasin providing hot and cold pressurised water.
- Electric shower pump under shower grating shower tray.
- Clothing hooks.
- Fixed hull port.
- Opening port light.
- Oilskin stowage.
- 2x access doors; one to the saloon and the other to the owner’s aft cabin.
- Gauge for the holding tank.
Owner’s Aft Cabin:
- Accessed to the aft end of the galley on the port side.
- Double berth offset to port with 5" foam split mattress.
- 2x lockers.
- 1x Wardrobe.
- 2x Reading lights.
- 2x Overhead lights.
- 1x Fixed hull port light.
- 2x Opening port lights; one to cockpit, one to outboard of the hull.
- Door to the en-suite head.
- Access to stern gear.
- Selden anodised aluminium spars, finished in silver.
- Fractional 7/8 rigged deck stepped in-mast furling mast with 2x pairs of swept back spreaders.
- Self-tacking jib track with sheet led to the cockpit.
- Mainsheet track with control lines led to the cockpit.
- 5x Spinlock rope clutches to either side of the companionway for the running rigging.
- 2x Spinlock rope clutches to the mast.
- 1x 19mm stainless steel wire standing rigging with swage toggle-fork chrome bronze rigging screws.
- Furlex 200S genoa furler.
- Solid boom vang with internal gas ram.
- Main halyard.
- Topping lift.
- Mainsail outhaul.
- Jib halyard at mast.
- Burgee and signal halyard.
- Sail controls led aft across pilot house.
- Stainless steel bowsprit for a gennaker.
- Back stay splits in to two with manual tensioner.
- 1x Lewmar 40 electric winch to the starboard side of the companionway.
- 1x Lewmar 8 single-speed winch on mast.
- 1x Lewmar 30ST 2-speed winch to the port side of the companionway.
- Sanders dacron roller furling self-tacking jib with vertical battens and UV protection strip – 2017.
- Elvstrom dacron in-mast furling mainsail with vertical battens – 2008.
- Elvstrom dacron gennaker with furling gear and associated lines – 2008.
- Stainless steel guardrail stanchions with twin stainless-steel wire guard wires, gates to the port, starboard and transom. Guard wires replaced – 2018.
- Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
- Forespar stainless steel outboard motor hoist to the pushpit.
- Stainless steel grabrails on main superstructure coachroof.
- Stainless steel telescopic ladder at bathing platform.
- 2x Winch handle pockets in cockpit.
- Gas bottle locker to the portside helm seat (capacity for 2x bottles).
- To the starboard helm seat there is a large lazarette providing good storage.
- Cockpit hot and cold shower.
Anchoring & Mooring:
- Quick anchor windlass with the control on the steering pedestal.
- 15Kg Bruce anchor.
- 30m of anchor chain and 20m of warp, the chain has red coloured markers at 5m, yellow coloured markers at 10m, green coloured markers at 15m and blue coloured markers at 20m.
- Stainless steel stemhead fitting incorporating twin anchor rollers (port roller area currently used for bowsprit).
- Mooring warps & fenders.
- Stainless steel fore and aft mooring cleats plus mid spring cleats.
- Outboard bracket on pushpit.
Covers & Canvas:
- Red coloured canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame replaced - 2017.
- Red coloured canvas helm pedestal cover.
- Red coloured canvas Liferaft cover.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
- Global FIX 406Mhz GPS Epirb.
- Ocean Safety life raft mounted on the pushpit – last serviced June 2017, next service due June 2020.
- Horseshoe life buoy.
- Inflatable life sling and rope attached to the pushpit.
- Fire extinguishers.
- Sea Fire fire suppression system.
- Navigation lights with tri-colour head, steaming lights, deck light and running lights.