The established features of the Southerly sets very high standards of performance and comfort. The plumb bow and fast lines of the Rob Humphrey’s hull, combined with the twin rudder configuration, provides powerful windward performance, and makes the Southerly 35RS a fun and easy yacht to sail.
The Southerly 35RS boasts an impressive sail plan; the fractional rig combines a self tacking furling jib and a large powerful mainsail with single line reefing. This ensures the yacht can be easily sailed by two people. For off wind sailing in light airs, an optional gennaker can be flown from a short, removable stainless steel bowsprit.
The aft cockpit has been designed for maximum efficiency, safety and comfort, allowing the helmsman to make full use of the large 48” wheel for precise control of the light and responsive steering. Comfortable outboard seating, each side of the helm, provides a clear view forward from either tack. The main sheet track is positioned across the cockpit, within easy reach of the helmsman. The forward part of the cockpit is deep, well protected and has comfortable seats, positioned at the correct width to brace yourself in a heavy sea.
The unique Swing Keel provides deep draft performance (deeper than most yachts), for powerful windward performance. At the 'touch of a button' the keel can be raised to just 2'4'' for shallow draft freedom, allowing you to sail in coastal areas and inland waters. As with all Southerlys, the yacht will also dry out and sit upright.
Once you step inside, you enter a light and airy interior. The pilot house windows in the raised coachroof provide panoramic views, giving an instant feeling of space. There is well appointed accommodation with good headroom throughout. The raised saloon seating area provides a focal point, permitting comfortable dining whilst at anchor or moored, and taking full advantage of the all-round views.
Designed by Rob Humphreys & Northshore Design Office.