Southerly 135 - 2001 - €168,000 (Approx £149,000)
This Southerly 135 is a Series 2 delivered in late 2001, designed by Rob Humphreys as the ultimate long distance cruising yacht providing shoal draft for shallow waters and deep keel capability for stiffness and windward work.
The swing keel Southerly 135 brings together the best in design and construction to provide a unique blend of performance, comfort and versatility.
This yacht has the 'Owners' layout with a large en-suite aft double cabin and en-suite forward cabin.
Just one family owner from new (Father, then son) and always maintained in pristine condition.
Owners version with large en-suite aft cabin and en-suite forward cabin.
Companionway from Cockpit to raised cabin area with Large galley area to port and chart table to starboard both with excellent outside visibility.
Step down to Cosy saloon area area forward with U shaped seating to port around saloon table, settee berth opposite.
Doors to Forward heads compartment to port with shower and marine toilet and fore cabin.
Fore cabin with en-suite access door to forward heads. Twin berth converting to double with infill section. Additional single berth to starboard above main berths.
Passageway aft of chart table with single passage berth to starboard and engine access opposite, door to aft cabin:
Large Aft Cabin with center-line island double berth and seats each side, en-suite heads compartment to port with shower and marine toilet. Door from heads compartment to large storage locker with overhead access from cockpit and hatch to engine compartment providing all round access for easy maintenance.
The fixed ballast is a wide section iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and as transverse stiffening for the keel unit. It is fitted into a recess in the hull in the area of the keel box by means of stainless steel bolts.
The aerofoil Swing Keel is cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at the leading edge.
The Swing Keel is raised and lowered by a hydraulic ram powered by an electrically driven pump with a hand operated back-up. All the hydraulics are easily accessible for any routine maintenance.
With a minimum draft of 2'9" with the keel raised, you really can explore areas other yachts of this size simply cannot! The tall rig provides easy handling and excellent sail carrying capacity to maximise sailing performance taking full advantage of the deep 'keel lowered' draft of 9'9", giving precise directional stability and powerful windward performance.
She is a true world class cruising yacht capable of fast blue water passage making.
The Southerly 135 can be easily sailed by two people. Halyard and reefing lines are fed back through the coach roof and the self tailing winches are positioned within the cockpit for easy handling. The large centre cockpit with ample stowage, is designed with both safety and comfort in mind.