Deep Draft PERFORMANCE … Shallow Draft FREEDOM!
There are very few yachts that open the oceans and anchorages of the world like a Southerly.
Southerly Yachts are true blue water cruisers designed and built to deliver exhilarating offshore performance, unmatched directional stability and safety, while allowing you to anchor in places that even a catamaran is denied.
You can anchor or dock this Southerly 42 in only 2 feet 9 inches of water and if the tide goes all the way out, she will sit comfortably on her bottom until the tide returns. With a push of a button this variable draft yacht can lower her keel to an impressive 8 feet 11 inches and allow you to sail to weather at angles reserved only for racing yachts.
Carefully and thoughtfully equipped to cross oceans - Blue Sky Sally (formerly know as "DISTANT SHORES" is ready for new adventures!
The interior of Big Sky Sally features attractive cherry interior joinery with teak and holly floors. Easy companionway steps lead to a spacious open salon. The deck salon windows provide panoramic views and give you an instant feeling of space. Partially reflective tinted glass provides privacy while also deflecting the sun's rays. With 3 cabins, you can sleep 8 people very comfortably.
The large raised salon is very spacious and has generous seating for 8 people. The salon table folds to provide a smaller coffee table or expands for a large dining table. The large salon windows provide great visibility and allow you to see what is going on around you. This area is very comfortable either underway or when entertaining. With just the push of a button, the table lowers and converts to a large double berth. Lots of storage is found under the seating and outboard in lockers. There is a custom bookshelf conveniently located at the forward end of the seating. Lee cloths are on the port side.
The chart table is on starboard and is in a raised position to take advantage of the panoramic views. For additional details see "Navigation and Electronics" below.
The galley is amidships to starboard in a lower position for greatest comfort at sea. For further details see "Galley" below.
There are two heads. One is located just forward of the galley and the other is ensuite to the owner's stateroom. A comfortable seat covers the head allowing you to sit when showering. The aft head has an extractor fan. With minimal wood in the head, it is easy to keep clean and maintain. Good storage is found under the sink and in outboard cupboards and lockers. Some additional features in the heads include: Jabsco head, large sink, shower, electric shower pump, hot and cold pressurized water with a mixer tap and a waste tank gauge.
The Owner's Stateroom is spacious and boasts a large centerline double berth with seating on both sides, plenty of storage and ensuite facilities. The berth is split and fitted with lee cloths. There is the large area over the berth which opens to the cockpit and provides a nice open and airy feeling. Good light and ventilation is provided to this area which has 3 opening ports and a fan as well as 2 hull ports. Excellent lighting is provided by the reading lights and many overhead lights. Concertina blinds which are very easy to open/close or adjust to any point, cover the windows Good storage for your clothes is provided by a large hanging locker, outboard lockers, shelves and storage under the berth.
The forward cabin has a long v-berths (7' 1") and good headroom (6' 4"). Plenty of natural light and ventilation is provided by a large hatch overhead and hull ports. Curtains cover the ports for privacy. To port is a very large locker with shelves as well as outboard shelves. In addition there is a tremendous amount of storage under the berth.
The third cabin is on the port side opposite the forward head. There are two long berths; upper and lower. Good storage is found in the large hanging locker and under the lower berth. The washing machine is located at the aft end of the cabin and an automatic light comes on when the door is opened.
Wabasto 12000 BTU marine air conditioner
The linear galley is located on the starboard side amidships at a lower level. This location lessens the motion and provides more stability for the cook when at sea. There is a grab bar for additional safety. Lots of storage is found outboard in both enclosed lockers and open shelves. More storage is found under the sink. Opposite the galley is a locker for bottles.
The navigation area and seating is raised allowing excellent visibility through the deck salon windows. In foul weather you can steer inside using the autopilot. The chart table opens for storage below.
The main AC/DC panel is located at the base of the nav table and is illuminated making it very easy to see at any time of day. Aft of the nav seating is a large hanging locker for foul weather gear.
The Southerly 42RST boasts an impressive sail plan, for powerful windward performance. The tall Selden fractional rig with swept back double spreaders, combines a self-tacking furling jib (for very easy sailing) and a large mainsail. Fully battened main with a stack pack system, Selden MDS cars and lazy jacks allows the main sail to drop very quickly and easily. Single line reefing system with three reef points. All lines run back to the cockpit.
Yanmar 56hp 4 cylinder, fresh water cooled, diesel engine. Good easy access to the engine. (Hours TBD)
Hand laid up heavy duty GRP molding, incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements for strength and impact resistance. The hull is cored above the water line for insulation and weight reduction and is solid glass below. Thickness increases progressively toward the keel area. The keel box/ballast plate (4,630 lbs) is an integral part of the hull layup. There is a substantial skeg fitted on centerline to protect the propeller and twin rudders when the yacht is dried out
The Swing Keel (3,461 lbs) (this is not a centerboard) can be easily raised and lowered with just the push of a button and stopped anywhere in between. When lowered, the keel is an impressive 8 feet 11 inches, considerably deeper than all other similar sized cruising yachts. The additional draft enhances both performance and stability. The push button control and keel position gauge is fitted at the pedestal.
Decks are two toned with a beige nonslip. Raised teak capped bulwarks provide extra comfort and safety. Forward is a stainless steel stem head fitting with twin bow rollers and a windlass. Deck Salon windows are partially reflective tinted glass which provides privacy while also deflecting the heat from the sun.
The cockpit is both secure (deep with excellent bracing points) and comfortable with its nearly 6-foot-long seats and tall, angled seatbacks. The cockpit table has folding leaves, an inside storage area and a very convenient handrail. Beneath the table are contoured footrests for comfort and security while heeling. The aft part of the cockpit is designed to give the helmsman the very best position to steer from. Foot wells for bracing, and comfortable seating both behind and outboard of each helm station offer safety at sea, while giving a clear view to the bow on either tack. With twin wheels, the cockpit is very easy to move around and also to access the transom with sugar scoop steps. Floors and seats are teak for safety. There is a large and deep lazarette locker to starboard and another locker to port. Dual helms facilitate easy walk-through access from the stern.
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
843 872-8080 | www.sjyachts.com | email@example.com
Charleston City Marina
13 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401
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