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Since the original Southerly 115 series 1 was introduced to the yachting community in 1983, she has outrivaled many yachts her size. Following on from the Series 2 was the much-improved Series 3 which benefited from nearly 20 years of continuous improvements. Designed by Dick Carter and Robert Humphreys, Footloose was built by Northshore Yachts, Ltd in 2002 and purchased by her current owners.
Southerly Yachts are designed and built to deliver extreme shoal draft as well as deep draft performance and stability. These yachts are true blue water boats designed and built to cross oceans. With the keel up, the Southerly 115 has an extreme shoal draft of only 2 feet 4 inches! With the keel all the way down, the S115 draft is an impressive 8 feet 2 inches. The keel is fully adjustable to any depth that you wish by the push of a button.
Southerly 115 Series 3 “Footloose” spent her first fifteen years sailing the splendid European coastline by her original owners. After visiting many exotic locations, they shipped her to scenic North American coastline where she explored from the Florida Keys up to Maine and then finally to the Chesapeake. Her swing keel offers both shallow draught performance; the yacht has a variable depth from 2.25 feet to 8.08 feet and can be easily beached making her a very capable and versatile yacht!
– SHALLOW DRAFT FREEDOM – At the touch of a button, the keel can be raised to sail in shallow waters. This means you can extend your cruising grounds considerably. Raising the swing keel gives you access to many tidal locations and allows you to berth this yacht literally on the beach or keep her at your shallow water dock or even on a lift!
– DEEP DRAFT PERFORMANCE – The swing keel provides a deep draft which gives a greater stability due to the increased righting moment. In practice the boat is stiffer, carries her sail better and carves her way efficiently to windward in any seaway. The swing keel's air foil shape is highly efficient - and allows you to point high (typically 30 degrees).
When you enter this yacht through the companion way you are greeted by an open and airy galley to port and the nav station to starboard with full views outside. There are stainless steel grab rails everywhere, the teak joinery is stunning, and storage abounds. Concertina blinds which are very easy to open/close or adjust to any point cover the raised salon windows. There are custom curtains on all the ports and even a nice area starboard of the companion way which can be used as a wet locker. For more details on the galley and nav station see below.
Forward of the galley and down a step is the large salon to port with generous "U" shaped seating and a settee to starboard. The table pivots and raises to the ceiling to allow easy access to the port settee at both the forward and aft ends. The table also lowers to convert to a double berth and can expand to allow additional seating for dining on the starboard side. Two large storage areas are found under both the starboard and port settees. Forward of the salon is the forward cabin. It boasts two single berths with storage outboard and under. To port there is an outboard shelf and to starboard there is a large pull-out storage bin. Forward there are two drop lockers. This space also offers excellent lighting with an opening foredeck hatch with screen /shade blind and two side ports. The two over and under berths are 78" in length.
Aft of the nav station to starboard is the head. There is a large window here with blinds for plenty of light and great headroom. It boasts a Jabasco sea toilet with both holding tank and overboard discharge capability. There is a vanity with a large sink, hot and cold pressure water, a pull-out shower head, solar extractor fan, and a seat over the toilet. Storage includes outboard closed shelves and a large locker under the sink. Aft of the galley is the passageway to the master cabin. In the passageway inboard are 2 doors which provide excellent engine room access. Outboard there is a large hanging locker with additional storage for the salon berth filler. Aft of this passageway is a private door to the aft cabin.
Footloose is equipped with a large aft owner’s cabin with standing headroom, and nicely apportioned storage to bring all your belongings for a long cruise. As you make your way through the hall (with complete access to the engine room to the starboard) you pass by numerous cabinetry and drawers for even more storage. The aft cabin has a double berth with filler and a very nice seat and vanity to starboard with 6 feet of head room. The queen berth is approx. 78" by 52". There is a storage locker also to starboard and three deep cupboards aft. This space also offers excellent lighting.
Equally impressive is the roomy galley with excellent visibility overlooking the salon and well-lit by the large windows providing impressive views. The galley is equipped with a two-burner range and refrigerator. It boasts Corian countertops which are in pristine condition. Just starboard of the galley you will find the head and shower with an unmatched 6’10” headroom making showering and preparing for the day/night quite comfortable.
Just forward of the head is the Southerly renowned second helm nestled in the navigation station. This Southerly addition is a must for traveling in adverse weather providing all the comforts of and versatility of a pilot house.
GRP hull, deck, and superstructure. Gel coat in off white.
Blue style lines and boot top water line.
Blue anti-foul, renewed 2022
Exterior woodwork of teak.
Teak laid cockpit seating and aft deck.
Interior trim of American Cherry.
Brand new West Marine tender (model RU250) (2022).
2002 Yamaha 2 HP tender motor.
Original Standing rigging
Silver anodized aluminum, double in line spreader, masthead rig by Selden with boom.
Telescopic spinnaker pole with vertical mast stowage.
1x19 stainless steel standing rigging.
Removable inner forestay point.
Pre-stretched rope running rigging.
Fully battened mainsail of Dacron with Frederiksen ball bearing cars on luff (new 2017).
Furlex 200s furling Genao.
Yanmar 3JH3, 3 cylinder, 38 hp diesel engine driving a three-blade fixed propeller through a conventional drive system.
3,801 engine hours as of June 2022 and only 60 hours on fresh oil.
Engine hour meter.
Keel controller at pedestal. The keel is lifted and lowered by an electric/hydraulic system with a manual back up.
2 – adjustable Powerfree 100 watt 12-volt SuperBlack solar panels.
-This system is capable of 200-watts of solar and can produce 80 ah’s a day
with five hours of solar…plenty to power the yachts systems and recharge
Victron Blue Solar MPPT 100 solar charge controller.
12-volt, group 31 engine starting battery (new 2019).
2 X 12-volt group 31 service batteries (new 2019).
Charging via engine driven 55 ah alternator.
Charging also through 240-volt 30ah Sterling battery charger running off shore power system.
Sterling charge boost system fitted to alternator to maximize charge output.
BM2 Battery Monitoring System panel reading both voltage and amps.
240-volt shore power system with ring main and owner added 120-volt for US specs.
4 X double 240-volt internal sockets.
Eberspacher Airtronic D4 heating system with 3 outlets.
12-volt internal charging socket at chart table.
Stainless steel split pulpit, push pit, stanchions, and double guard wires.
Gates to port, starboard and aft.
Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass with remote control on foredeck.
20 kg Rocna bow anchor in roller stem head fitting
Secondary kedge anchor with smartly added ankorline reel mounted on pulpit.
Force 10 propane grill.
Horizon 1500 12-volt, 1000w anchor reversing windlass with remote controller on foredeck with second control aft on pedestal.
Various mooring warps and fenders.
Weaver davit system on the stern.
Teak pad for outboard engine stowage fitted to pushpit.
Fredericksen ball bearing cars fitted to mainsail luff.
Selden silver anodized aluminum rod kicker with control line led aft.
Lewmar mainsheet track with car and traveler.
Control lines led aft.
Mainsheet track positioned just forward of sprayhood.
Lewmar/Whitlock Cobra steering system with pigskin wrapped stainless steel wheel.
Solid stainless-steel rods driving through a Mamba torque tube and gearbox.
Organizers taking halyards / control lines aft to cockpit.
3 X Spinlock rope clutches to port of main hatch and 3 to starboard for halyards/control lines.
2 X Lewmar 16, 2 speed, halyard / control line winches.
2 X Lewmar 44, 2 speed, self-tailing primary winches.
Lewmar winch on mast.
Various winch handles.
Single line Stackpac slab reefing mainsail with lazy jack lines for easy handling of mainsail.
Dodger in a matching blue on stainless steel frames.
Full blue bimini and camper enclosure that match the dodger.
Cockpit wheel cover in matching blue
Stainless steel grab rails to port and starboard on coach roof.
Stainless steel grab handle on pedestal.
3 X stainless safety harness attachment points in cockpit.
Manual cockpit mounted bilge pump.
Electric bilge pump in cockpit locker with Emergency tiller below the aft bunk.
Folding stainless steel boarding ladder on transom.
Stainless steel push pit mounted life raft cradle.
Seago 4-man life raft (Needs repack and recertification)
Danbuoy, horseshoe lifebuoy with light.
Masthead tricolor navigation light.
Masthead anchor light.
Foredeck flood light.
Deck level navigation lighting set.
Plastimo Olympic 135 binnacle steering compass.
Garmin 126 GPS.
VHF radio Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX2100.
McMurdo ICS NAV6 navtex
Raymarine ST6000 with Whitlock Mamba rotary drive with control on pedestal and inner navstation/pilot house.
Swing keel controller.
Engine rev counter.
Engine water temperature gauge.
Engine start and stop.
Raymarine ST 60 log
Raymarine ST 60 depth.
Raymarine ST 60 wind speed and direction.
At navigation station in pilot house:
Steering system with stainless steel wheel.
Secondary engine control lever.
Engine water temperature.
Swing keel controller.
Anchor windlass second controller.
Raymarine ST6001 Autopilot
Raymarine ST60 MFD
Sterling battery management control panel.
Ships 12-volt and 240-volt electrical panel.
Chain locker access forward.
Large forward deck hatch with blind.
Fixed ports to port and starboard with curtains.
2 X upper Athwartships lockers forward.
Shelf running fore and aft to port.
Single berth to port with locker under.
Upper berth to starboard with small and large lockers under.
2 X 12-volt lights.
3 X large, fixed windows facing forward with blinds.
Part of large, fixed windows to port and starboard with blinds.
Upper shelves to port and starboard.
4 X fixed ports with curtains.
Upper shelves to starboard above seat back rests.
Cave lockers behind seat back rests.
'C' shaped settee with lockers and water tank under.
Large and extending saloon table lowers to create double berth.
Cave lockers behind seat back rest.
3 X 12-volt lights.
On main bulkhead:
Plastimo Clock and Plastimo Barometer
Galley to port:
Small opening deck hatch.
2 X large, fixed Windows with blinds.
Fantastic visibility from galley to port, ahead and to starboard.
Upper sliding door lockers outboard.
Upper shelf running Athwartships forward.
Large 'L' shaped galley work surface in Corian.
Plastimo Neptune 2000 cooker (stovetop and oven)
4 X drawers.
Plastimo Neptune 2000, 2 burner gimballed gas cooker with stovetop and oven.
Removable Corian work surface piece over cooker.
Top access cold store with cutting board lid.
Isotherm front opening refrigerator with ice locker.
Molded draining board and sink.
Pressurized hot and cold-water Supply to tap.
Manually pumped freshwater tap.
Large, shelved locker under sink.
Large waste bin locker.
Stainless steel grab rail around work surface edge.
1 X 240-volt sockets.
1 X 110-volt double socket.
3 X 12-volt lights.
Deck head mounted red light.
Navstation to starboard:
Small opening deck hatch.
Large, fixed Windows forward and outboard with blinds.
Windscreen Wiper to forward window.
Chart table facing outboard with extension piece to accommodate full size charts.
Chart stowage within chart table.
Large locker under chart table.
Locker under sole board.
Large Bosun's locker under seat.
Stainless steel grab handle.
2 X 240-volt sockets.
Keel raising and lowering switch.
12-volt chart light.
Head to starboard:
Fixed port outboard.
Deck head mounted ventilator.
Upper shelving outboard.
Work surface in Corian with molded basin.
Pressurized hot and cold-water supply to tap / shower head.
Electric pump out of waste shower water from tray.
Locker under basin.
Jabsco manual sea toilet.
Holding tank gauge and pump.
Companionway steps area:
Removable engine hatch behind companionway steps.
Stowage behind steps for cockpit table and removable over cooker cover.
Wet locker to starboard of steps.
Mains battery switch.
Switch for hot water calorific.
Switch for battery charger.