MAGNIFICENT LUXURIOUS BLUE WATER CRUISER WITH A VARIABLE DRAFT 3' 5" - 11'
PACU - CRUISING WORLD BOAT OF THE YEAR WINNER 2018!
This one owner boat has been kept in immaculate condition. You may have seen her in the Annapolis Boat show last October where she competed in a strong group of contenders and Won the Cruising World Best Full-size Cruiser Award!
A truly elegant raised salon with panoramic views. Stunning master stateroom, large inline galley, engine room, guest stateroom and a 3rd cabin are just a few of her many features!
This is the owners 2nd Southerly and after sailing her for 4 years – through the Med, across the Atlantic, in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and finally to the U.S. – they are now ready to sell her!
A few of her many features and upgrades:
A GREAT opportunity for you to own a spectacular World Cruising Yacht that can take you anywhere you want to go - including the ability to sail in less than 4 feet of water!
This is a preliminary listing. Call now for full details and many more pictures.
S&J Yachts has been the Dealer for Southerly Yachts for 9 years. We know these yachts very well! Southerly Yachts was purchase last year and is now being built by Discovery Yachts.
The Southerly 540 signature feature is a variable-draft cast-iron swing keel that draws nearly 11 feet when in the full down position and a mere 3 feet 5 inch when raised. “It delivers the best of both worlds,” said Murphy. “When you’re out in the ocean, you want a boat that can handle waves and big seas. But the best part of the cruising life is at the edges where water meets land. The Southerly will take you to both of those places. With the keel down, you’ve got 11 feet under you and all the pointing ability that goes with that. So it’s a deep water boat but also one you can dry out. It can go places most cruising boats can’t ever go. So the world is very, very opened up.”
“The swinging keel system is very robust,” said Bolin. “It looked foolproof, with a hydraulic ram driving a block-and-tackle system with Spectra line on it. You push a couple of buttons and it goes down to your pre-punched-in level. It takes a few seconds. Under sail, I was amazed that we were under load, close-hauled, and [the owner] changed the keel configuration. With all the forces acting on it I didn’t think it would move, but it came right up.”
“The build quality was outstanding,” said Sherman. “It sailed beautifully. It’s a true global cruiser.” For the judges, that combination of traits was irresistible. Which is why they named the Southerly 540 the Best Full-Size Cruiser 54 to 58 Feet.
For many yacht owners, sailing is a passion and one that is taken very seriously. Today with numerous events organised globally including the World Arc and Blue Water Rally, it has become far easier for owners to ‘live the dream’ and fulfil their ultimate ambition to cruise round the world safety and securely. Very often owners will decide to do this upon retirement, often a husband and wife looking to cruise shorthanded. This requires the right yacht designed and built specifically for this purpose, not only to keep her crew safe in any conditions they might encounter but also to offer luxury and comfort.
Following the success of the Southerly 57RS, superyacht designers, Dubois Naval Architects have been commissioned to work alongside the Southerly design team, to create the new Southerly 535. Innovative design, sleek styling, powerful sailing performance, superior build quality and luxurious accommodation are all hallmarks of this superb yacht.
The hull is characterised by a long waterline, fine entry and beam carried aft to ensure the highest degree of performance, comfort, stability and safety. The beautifully stylish lines of the coachroof exudes sophistication and elegance, normally only seen on much larger yachts.
The New Southerly 535 is designed for easy handling, and can be sailed by just two people. The tall powerful rig with swept back spreaders will keep the yacht sailing fast in all weather conditions, with minimum effort. The double headsail rig is suitable for most wind conditions and sailing environments; the self tacking jib allows you to sail easily on short tacks without any effort - ideal for coastal cruising. The overlapping genoa enhances upwind performance in light airs, and together, the double headsail is perfect for down wind trade wind sailing. An optional asymmetric gennaker, for off wind sailing, can be flown from a bowsprit. In boom furling is standard, with in mast furling or slab reefing available as an option.
The lift keel is seen to be the perfect compliment to a blue water cruiser. Offering a deeper draft than most, for sailing offshore, whilst having the flexibility to cruise shallow waters anywhere in the world with the draft reduced to just a few feet. This has the added benefit of enabling a yacht of this size to find shelter in remote places from heavy weather and storms, by getting closer inshore and mooring in anchorages inaccessible to fixed keel yachts.
A powerful and efficient engine delivers maximum range and speed with good fuel economy for a yacht of this size. The bow and stern thrusters make close quarter manoeuvering very easy – so easy - you can even parallel park this yacht! The walk in engine room has good insulation and keeps all engineering equipment together for ease of access and service inspection.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
7076 Bembe Beach Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403