have found their own unique niche market as a comfortable cruising
yacht with very shallow draught, yet surprisingly good performance.
All feature deck saloons with an interior steering position, and
a drop keel which when raised allows the boat to float in very shallow
water, or dry out upright. This 1986 Mk I version is well equipped, and has an in-mast furling rig for easy handling, plus an interior steering position for bad weather. The Bukh diesel was fully rebuilt in 2013.
2 plus saloon
2' 3" to 6' 8"
Iron hydraulically raised/lowered centreboard and iron grounding plate
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.
The first Southerly was the 28, designed
by John Bennett and introduced in 1975. In 1978 Northshore
commissioned Dick Carter to refine the concept, and the Southerly
100 was the result. In 1983 this was 'stretched' to create
the Southerly 115 design, and the 115 remained in production
to around 2007.
The yacht for sale here is a Mk I version - having a single rudder and a triangular drop keel, with an internal wheel as well as the wheel in the cockpit. The Mk II boats had a
deeper drop keel redesigned by Rob Humphries and the single shallow
rudder of the Mk I replaced with a twin rudder configuration. The internal wheel was replaced with an Autohelm joystick control.
The Mk III has further minor alterations, primarily to the
stern and stern cabin area.
In the passageway to the aft cabin is a small en-suite heads compartment - in addition to the larger heads compartment with shower aft of the interior steering position
The Bukh diesel was totally rebuilt in August 2013
The yacht is fitted with davits for a dinghy, and the rudder has a bottom endplate fitted to improve steering - this was a standard fitting on later Mk I Southerly 115s.
Photographs November 2014 (on a day with intermittent heavy rain)
Photographs November 2014
Bukh DV36 3-cylinder freshwater cooled diesel, rebuilt August 2013.
Fuel tank capacity
two bladed bronze
105AH engine start battery and 2 x 105AH domestic batteries
Engine alternator. 350 watt Sterling inverter for 220 volt socket by chart table
and deck equipment
Sloop rig, Proctor alloy spars and rod kicker, in-mast mainsail furling. S/S standing rigging last renewed 2000
Maxi-Roach vertically battened in-mast mainsail
2 x Lewmar self-tailing
Winch for genoa reefing line
15 Kg Bruce with 30 metres chain and 20 metres warp
Lofrans electric windlass
Internal and external wheel steering
Plastimo on binnacle
Warps & fenders
4 warps and 4 fenders
Cockpit sprayhood and cockpit table
Navigation Equipment and instruments
Simrad Anritsu RB714A scanner & RF717 LCD display
Raymarine RC630 colour plotter with GPS
Tacktick wireless multi readout, also Stowe Navigator 2 with chart table repeater
Tacktick and Stowe Navsounder
Tacktick and Stowe
Icom IC-M421 with DSC
Horseshoe buoy and danbuoy
Forecabin with two offset single berths, saloon settee convertible to double, heads compartment, aft cabin with en-suite heads
Water tank capacity
Plastimo Neptune 2500 two-burner, grill and oven
2 x Jabsco
are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject
to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.
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