Safe and Luxurious Bluewater Cruising

The all-new, eye-catching Southerly 48 has been given a Discovery makeover to all the Southerly hallmarks of a raised interior helm position, raised saloon, great performance and all the features for safe and luxurious bluewater cruising. There is no place you can’t go with the Southerly 48, with its Swing Keel system, which varies the draft between 3’3” and 10’2’, this provides endless possibilities for the powder white beaches of the Bahamas to the beautiful estuaries of the U.K.

Sailing is effortless and comfortable with standard twin headsails, self-tacking jib, electric in-mast reefing and Semi-balanced twin rudders. She has a generous aft cockpit and the option of a lowering bathing platform.

The Southerly 48 comes with a standard layout that features three cabins. There’s also an optional, two-cabin layout with an owner’s stateroom located forward.


Overall Length 48' 7" ft
Length Waterline 42' 8" ft
Beam 14' 6" ft
Draft 3' 3" / 10' 2" ft
Displacement 38,043 lbs
Ballast Weight 8,796 lbs
Keel Weight 4,696 lbs
Total Ballast 13,492 lbs
Air Draft 71' 6"
Sail Area (Main) 618 sq. ft.
Sail Area (Self-tacking Jib) 490 sq. ft.
Sail Area (Furling Genoa) 780 sq. ft.
Engine 80-hp Yanmar
Fuel Capacity 175 gals
Water Capacity 106 gals