Southerly 42

Exploring where others can’t.

The new Southerly 42 has all the elements you would expect of an ocean-going yacht, namely the tried and tested variable draft swing keel, twin helm, and rudder arrangement, and an all-new deck layout. An integrated bow sprit allows for a complimentary downwind sail. The opportunities are endless! From shallow anchorages that others can’t access, to drying out on the beach or a canal passage to the Mediterranean.

The key benefit of the variable draft keel is not just the obvious shallow water sailing opportunities, but also the great performance and comfort derived from the very deep high aspect ratio design

In practice the yacht is stiffer as a result of the improved righting moment, therefore carrying her sail area better than others, and carving her way efficiently to windward in a seaway.

Comfortable under sail or at anchor, you’ll be sure to gain maximum enjoyment whilst onboard with the spacious raised saloon, two separate cabins both with their own private heads. The single-piece deck saloon window arrangement offers unparalleled views and with the linear galley nearby, the Southerly 42 is designed and built to allow you to spend as much time on the water.


Overall Length 42' 7" ft
Length Waterline 36' 5" ft
Beam 13' 3" ft
Draft 2' 9" / 8' 11" ft
Displacement 25,003 lbs
Ballast Weight 4,630 lbs
Keel Weight 3,461 lbs
Total Ballast 8,091 lbs
Air Draft 60'
Sail Area (Main) 477 sq. ft.
Sail Area (Self-tacking Jib) 334 sq. ft.
Engine 57-hp Yanmar
Fuel Capacity 108 gals
Water Capacity 133 gals



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