The Southerly 430 combines a fast, modern hull for good performance, with the stability and comfort for bluewater cruising. Deck styling and a sociable cockpit layout with twin helm positions has created one of the most comfortable and easy to sail bluewater cruising yachts available. The Southerly 430 also boasts an impressive sail plan, for powerful windward performance. The tall fractional rig with swept-back double spreaders combines a self-tacking furling jib and large mainsail with single-line reefing, and for offwind sailing an optional gennaker can be flown from a removable bowsprit. A double-headsail rig configuration (self-tacking jib and genoa) can be specified, as an option.
The Swing Keel gives you the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered, the deep draft makes for fast, serious bluewater cruising. At the touch of a button the keel can be raised to give a shallow draft––perfect for exploring coastlines and inland waterways.
Once you step inside, you enter a light and airy interior. The large raised saloon seating area provides a focal point for owners and guests, permitting comfortable dining while at anchor or moored, and taking full advantage of the all-round views. A two-cabin layout is standard with a large double aft cabin, enjoying a centerline berth and ensuite facilities. A three-cabin layout is available as an option.