Bluewater Yacht with Aft- or Center-Cockpit

The Southerly 42 bluewater cruising yacht, available with either an aft- or center-cockpit layout, can be easily sailed by two people and boasts an impressive sail plan. The tall fractional rig with swept-back double spreaders, combines a self-tacking furling jib and large mainsail with single-line reefing. For offwind sailing, an optional gennaker can be flown from a removable stainless steel bowsprit.

A modern, well-balanced hull provides the Southerly 42 with thoroughbred performance and sea-kindly motion. The center cockpit offers comfortable seating around the helm station. The aft cabin boasts a large centerline double berth with seating both sides and ensuite facilities. The large saloon provides comfortable dining for six. Large coach roof windows provide panoramic ­visibility with all-round views, two of which open to provide exceptional natural ventilation. The linear galley has large working surfaces with a stainless steel fridge, freezer, double sink and a fully gimballed cooker. The large forward cabin is fitted with V berths which convert to a double and ensuite facilities.

The Swing Keel gives unparalleled freedom and versatility. With the keel lowered, the draft of 8′ 9″ makes for fast passagemaking with powerful windward performance. At the touch of a button, the keel can be raised to just 2′ 7″, perfect for exploring coastlines, shallow bays and inland waterways. The Southerly 42 conforms to EC category A.


Overall Length 42' 3" ft
Length Waterline 36' 5" ft
Beam 13' 3" ft
Draft 2' 8" / 8' 9" ft
Displacement 25,003 lbs
Ballast Weight 4,630 lbs
Keel Weight 3,661 lbs
Total Ballast 8,091 lbs
Air Draft 61' 5"
Sail Area (Main) 471 sq. ft.
Sail Area (Self-tacking Jib) 325 sq. ft.
Engine 57-hp Yanmar
Fuel Capacity 74 gals
Water Capacity 141 gals