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Southerly 100

Brief Notes

 

Builder

Northshore Ltd

The Southerly 100 is a Dick Carter design, one of the few really shallow draught modern yachts available. She has a pilot house with interior steering, and a cast iron ballast plate protecting the keel and bottom when grounding. The boats had a very long production run, with various modifications from year to year, hence there can be wide variations in prices.

Length OA

32' 0"

Sail Area

478 sq ft main and genoa

Length WL

25' 0"

Rig

Sloop

Beam

9' 11"

Cabins

1 plus saloon

.Draught

1' 10" to 5' 10"

Berths

5/6

Displacement

9,500 lbs

Engine type

Yanmar or Bukh diesels

Ballast

4,406 lbs total

Engine bhp

18 - 29

Keel type

Electrically operated hydraulic lift keel

The Southerly 100 was introduced in 1983, being a slightly updated version of the 1979 Dick Carter Southerly 95, itself a development of the original John Bennett designed Southerly 28 from 1974.

The late Dick Carter ran a US-based yacht design and production company called Carter Offshore, the staff of which included Doug Peterson, Chuck Paine, and Yves-Marie de Tanton, all of whom later went on to set up their own highly regarded design businesses. Carter Offshore mostly designed racing boats, some of them very successful indeed, including the drop keel "Red Rooster" which won the Fastnet Race in 1969.

Southerlys are renowned for their ability to float “on a damp lawn” and with the keel raised by the electrically powered hydraulic ram she only draws 1’ 10”, but with the keel down she draws a healthy 5’10” and can give a good account of herself to windward. The inevitably shallow rudder can however sometimes cause poor control offwind in a large quartering sea - a price many owners are happy to pay for the advantages of very shallow draught.

The wedge-shaped drop keel sits in a massive steel grounding plate, which not only protects it but also acts as a substantial contribution to the ballast. Southerlys were until recently still in production, though the smallest model was the Southerly 32 at around £200,000+. These late-model Southerlys have deeper keels and twin rudders to enhance performance and control.

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The more expensive one has a very comprehensive inventory and lots of new and newish gear, the cheaper one less kit and needs some internal cosmetic work.

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Below: View into the saloon from the pilothouse. The galley is to port, and the navigation area and interior steering position to starboard, with steps down to the saloon table and settees. The port side of the seating converts to a double berth by dropping the table. The table can also be extended to starboard if required.

Left: Keel mechanism detail,
below photo from Northshore's
original brochure for the model

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Most of the photos above are of one of the last Southerly 100s built

Southerly 100

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