2023 48' Southerly 48

Charleston, SC
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Raised salon blue water cruiser with unparalleled versatility and performance

The powerful Southerly 48 features the legendary Southerly Variable Draft Swing Keel allowing for deep draft performance (10' 3" down) and extreme shoal draft (3' 3'). The yacht has a solant rig (twin headstays), self-tacking jib, optional in-mast furling mainsail, twin wheels, twin rudders, raised salon and a skeg protected propeller. 

Interior configuration options include 2 or 3 staterooms and high-quality finishes. Ocean Shipyard Limited builds the Southerly 48 in the UK.

The Southerly range includes the Southerly 42 and Southerly 48.


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  • Model48
  • Model Year2023
  • LOA48.58 ft
  • Beam14.5 ft
  • Minimum Draft3.25 ft
  • Engines Total Power80 hp
  • Number of Engines1
  • Engine BrandYanmar
  • Engine Power80 horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fresh Water Tanks106 gallon
  • Fuel Tanks175 gallon
Hull, Deck and Swing Keel

Hull: Hand laid up, heavy duty GRP moulding, incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements. Thickness increases progressively towards the keel area. The keel box is an integral part of the hull layup and sandwich construction stiffening runs the entire length of the hull topsides. All main bulkheads are bonded into the hull at main lay-up stage. Substantial skeg fitted on centerline to protect the propeller. The skeg can accommodate an optional stern thruster.

Swing Keel: The variable draft keel is a solid cast iron and lead aerofoil fin, pivoted in a grounding plate and raised by a hydraulic hoist which enables the keel to be set at intermediate points or fully retracted into the hull, at the touch of a button. The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and as transverse and longitudinal stiffening member for the assembly. The fixed ballast casting is fitted into a recess in the hull and secured with multiple stainless steel bolts. All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance.

Deck: Hand laid up GRP sandwich type construction using foam core stiffening, with plywood in high stress areas where fittings are positioned. Heavily stressed areas are also reinforced with unidirectional glass. The deck is bonded to the full through the entire length and to all main bulkheads resulting in a strong and integrated unit. Teak laid to side decks and cockpit.

Sails and Rigging
  • Vectron furling mainsail with short vertical battens
  • Vectron self-tacking furling jib with UV protection
  • Vectron genoa with UV protection
  • Sails by Sanders Sails
  • Anodized aluminum twin spreader mast (including spreader lights up) and boom with in-mast reefing
  • Solid sprung boom vang
  • Twin forestays (solent rig) with manual furling gear
  • 1x19 wire rigging
  • (2) Lewmar 30ST EVO chrome winches on mast
  • Lewmar 45 EVO chrome winch at companionway
  • (2) Lewmar 50 EVO chrome winches at helm for mainsheet and jib
  • (2) Lewmar 55 EVO chrome genoa winches
  • Slab reefing system with single line reefing (available as a no-cost option)
  • Double VPS system with tracks, cars, stowage system and 2xXAS clutches
  • Radar reflector
  • Burgee and single halyard
Deck and Cockpit Equipment
  • Deck shower with hot/cold water mounted on transom
  • Mid cockpit with twin helm and two 36" stainless steel wheels covered in leather
  • Cockpit table with folding leaves, stowage and hand rail
  • Instrument panel above companionway hatch and at wheel pedestal
  • (2) compass
  • Gas bottle storage in deck locker with 1 6kg bottle
  • Lazarette locker aft of cockpit
  • Stainless steel grab handles on coachroof
  • Lewmar V3 windlass
  • Stainless steel stemhead fittings with twin bow rollers
  • 25kg Delta anchor, 60 meters of chain
  • Foredeck sail locker
  • Cleats and fairleads (2 x fore, 2 x midship, 2 x aft)
  • Mainsheet forward of cockpit or on an optional arch
  • Stainless steel pulpit incorporating navigation light bracket with swing up teak dolphin watching seats to port and starboard
  • Stainless steel stanchions and lifelines with gates port and starboard
  • Stern bathing ladder (optional bathing platform available)
  • Stainless steel pushpit incorporating stern gate, nav light bracket and ensign socket with teak sundowner seats to port and starboard
  • (2) ventilator fixed on deck 
  • Salon windows and laminated hull ports are tinted toughened glass, bonded info recesses in GRP moldings
  • Fuel and water deck fillers with pump out for holding tank
  • Rope clutches on coachroof for running rigging
Engineering Equipment
  • Yanmar 80HP 4 cylinder, fresh water cooled, diesel
  • Single lever engine control
  • Bronze water trainer with removable filter
  • Engine room fan
  • (2) non metallic fuel tanks, selector manifold and inline filter
  • Fuel, water and holding tank gauge
  • Fireport
  • 80 amp alternator
  • Stern tube with water lubricated stern gland
  • Propeller (3 blade feathering)
  • Bow thruster with control at steering pedestal, dedicated battery and charger
  • Semi-balanced twin rudders and Lewmar mamba steering system with stainless steel propeller shaft
  • Emergency steering system
Electrical and Plumbing
  • C-zone digital control and monitoring
  • Standard battery bank - 3 x 120 Ah gel = 360 Ah @12v & engine start = 100 Ah gel @12v
  • 240V ring main: Includes 6 outlet sockets, (salon, galley & cabins) earth leak circuit breaker and connection cable (with plug for shore power connection and 1kw immersion heater fitted calorifer
  • Isolating switches
  • Circuit breakers on main panel
  • LED cabin lighting throughout
  • Reading lights over bunks
  • Light over navigation table
  • Lighting to rail in hanging lockers
  • Red night lights throughout 
  • LED nav lights (tri-color, white anchor light, stern light, bow port and starboard lights
  • Main switch panel
  • Shaver socket in each head
  • Non-metallic fresh water tank (106 gallons)
  • Hot and cold water system
  • Electric sump pumps to shower trays
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Aft and fwd holding tanks

Various interior layouts are available


  • Sink stainless steel with mixer tap
  • Stainless steel grab rail in front of cooker
  • Chopping board sink cover
  • Front loading stainless steel refrigerator (130 litre), keel cooled option available
  • Top loading freezer air cooled, keel cooking option available
  • Gimballed gas cooker with three burners, grill and oven
  • Gas shut off tap


  • Raised seating for eight to ten people providing panoramic views
  • Folding leaf table

Nav Area

  • Raised, forward facing chart table
  • Chart stowage under hinged lid

Owner's Cabin

  • Large berth with pocket sprung mattress 
  • Upholstered seats port and starboard
  • Wardrobes large (x5 on fwd owner's option 2x hanging 3x shelves
  • Vanity area on forward owner's option

Forward Cabin

  • Large berth
  • Wardrobes x2 (hanging or shelves), lockers above berth x4, drawers in berth x4

Pullman Cabin

  • (2) single berths
  • Hanging wardrobe x1, drawers x3, shelves x2

Aft Head

  • Electric toilet (salt & fresh water)
  • Washbasin with Corian surround covered and mirror
  • Separate shower, hanging rail and glass door

Forward Head

  • Electric toilet (salt & fresh water)
  • Washbasin with Corian surround covered and a mirror
  • Separate shower, hanging rail and glass door

Standard Finishes

  • Light Oat
  • Amtico flooring throughout in a wide variety of colors
  • Work surfaces in Corian 
  • Salon seating - Leather in a wide variety of colors
  • Numerous options are avialble

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.


Matt J. Malatich
S&J Yachts – Charleston
843 872-8080 | www.sjyachts.com | matt@sjyachts.com

Safe Harbor Charleston City Marina
13 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401 

 Broker of fine yachts and dealer for Bavaria Yachts, Southerly Yachts, Bluewater 50 and Makai Power Cats