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Southerly 100


afloat Hampshire


Northshore Yacht Yards Ltd., Itchenor, West Sussex


1989 - major refit 04/05




32' 0"

Sail area

478 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details


25' 0"



The Southerly 100 is a Dick Carter design, one of the few really shallow draught sailing yachts available. She has a pilot house with interior steering, and a cast iron ballast plate protecting the keel and bottom when grounding. This 1989 example is both in very good condition indeed, and very comprehensively equipped. The keel mechanism was rebuilt in 2010, and in 2017 she has had a new mainsail, genoa furling gear and standing rigging, plus other work.


9' 11"


Saloon and forecabin


1' 10" to 5' 10"


5 plus one small berth


9,500 lbs


Beta BV1505


2,774 ballast plate plus 1,632 lifting keel weight



Keel type

Iron lift keel inside cast iron ballast plate. Keel lifting by electrically operated hydraulic pump with manual backup.


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 off-wind in a large quartering sea - a price many owners are happy to pay for the advantages of very shallow draught plus an interior steering position.

The wedge-shaped drop keel sits in a massive cast iron grounding plate, which not only protects it but also acts as a substantial contribution to the ballast. Southerlys were still in production until the company closed in 2014, at which time the smallest model was the Southerly 32 at around £200,000+ on the water. A number of newer Southerly designs are now being built by Discovery Yachts.

Southerly 100 for sale

Yachtsnet photographs July 2017

 Stern view - full cockpit enclosure and dinghy in davits
Owners photo 2017

Southely 100 for sale

Forecabin berths
Saloon forward

The saloon table drops to form the base for a double berth with infill cushions.

Saloon settees as double
Accommodation plan
Saloon aft


July 2017

Interior steering position

Apart from the shallow draught, the interior helm position has always been one of the attractions of a Southerly. The wheel and single lever engine controls are duplicated at cockpit and wheelhouse.

Beta diesel

The Beta 4-cylinder 37.5 hp diesel was installed in 2007 as a replacement for an 18 hp Yanmar. This engine has run 550 hours to date. The prop is a Variprop three-bladed feathering prop, and there is also a Sleipner bowthruster fitted.

The hull was coppercoated about ten years ago, but as the effectiveness of this started to fade she has now been antifouled over the coppercoat.


The original design for the Carter designed Southerly keels had a manual hydraulic pump to raise the keel, and a valve to release the pressure to lower it. Most boats were however fitted with electric pumps, with the manual pump available as backup.

Keel mechanism
Bow view

This Southerly 100 has a Easyreef in-mast furling system fitted, as well as a track for a self-tacking headsail. The present owner does not use the self-tacker, preferring a larger roller genoa.

The Easyreef system was manufacturer reconditioned in winter 2016/17, and a new furling mainsail fitted in early 2017.

The Profurl genoa furler was also new in March 2017

Bow detail
Deck aft
Easyreef and rod kicker Rig

Cockpit aft

Cockpit aft detail

The dinghy sits on davits, the transom lowered when moored to drain rain.

Cockpit forward
Moored July 2017
About to dry out at Bembridge

This is a really good example of the Southerly 100 - with a very up to date and comprehensive inventory. In 2004/5 she had a £55,000 refit, and has since had a new engine. This year she had new standing rigging, new genoa furling gear, a rebuild of the mainsail furler and a new mainsail. With both sails roller-furled plus a bowthruster, she offers a very easily handled and comfortable cruiser, with cabin heating plus a full cockpit canopy.

Equipment List:

Engine details

Beta BV1505 4-cylinder diesel, freshwater cooled, installed new 2007 and run 550 hours to date

Fuel tank capacity

27 gallons


Variprop feathering propeller


2 x 135AH services batteries plus 110AH engine start battery

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator and shorepower battery charger

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Kemp alloy spars with Easyreef mainsail furling. S/S standing rigging new 2017


Sanders Sails - new 2017


Roller genoa

Genoa furling

Profurl - new 2017


Self-tacking roller furling staysail can be used as an alternative to genoa

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar ST30 two-speed self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar ST16 self-tailing

Bower anchor

35 lb CQR with 32 metres chain

Kedge anchors

Fortress with chain and warp

Anchor windlass

Simpson Lawrence Horizon 1500 electric windlass with plug-in cabled remote control


Dual wheels


Raymarine ST4000 wheelpilot with remote control

Steering compass

Plastimo on binnacle

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 7 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood and full cockpit "camper" cover

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Raymarine colour - displays on plotter


Raymarine C90W 9" colour chartplotter with charts for UK and Channel


Raymarine ST60

Depth sounder

Raymarine ST60


Raymarine ST60

VHF radio

Simrad RD68 with DSC

VHF radio (handheld)



ICS Nav6+

Safety/emergency equipment


Seago 4-man valise type new 2015/16 - three year service periods


Horseshoe with danbuoy and floating light

Fire extinguishers

2 x extinguishers plus fire blanket in saloon, auto extinguisher in engine compartment new 2017

Radar reflector

Mast mounted

Bilge pump

Manual pump


Cabin layout

Forecabin with two stacked single berths, saloon settee converts to double, large quarterberth

Cabin heating

Eberspacher blown hot air diesel heating with two outlets in saloon



Water tank capacity

46 gallons


Plastimo Neptune 2000 two-burner, grill and oven


Coolbox with Isotherm refrigeration


Blakes Lavac marine WC. Holding tank fitted but never used by present owner





Waveline 2.4 metre inflatable with davit lifting points


Suzuki 2.5 hp for-stroke

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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