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2013 Southerly 38

Introducing the Southerly 38

The Southerly 38 boasts an impressive sail plan; the tall fractional rig, combines a large mainsail and a self tacking furling jib for powerful windward performance. For off wind sailing an optional gennaker can be flown from a removable bowsprit.

The spacious cockpit offers comfortable seating around both helm stations with room for full instrumentation. The mainsheet track is located on the pilot house coachroof with control lines fed back to both helmsman’s stations, allowing the yacht to be easily managed. The steering is direct with minimum backlash with semi-balanced twin rudders to give instantly responsive steering and precise directional stability. The forward part of the cockpit is wide with generous seating for socialising. A teak cockpit table with fold down leaves offers dinette facilities, whilst also providing a foot brace and hand rail, when the yacht is heeled.

The Southerly 38 features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered, the variable draught of 8’6’’ (2.59m) makes for fast, serious blue water cruising. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draught of just 2’8’’ (0.82m) - perfect for sailing in shallow water. A fixed keel option is also available.

Once you step inside, you enter a light and airy interior. There is well appointed accommodation with good headroom throughout. The lower saloon seating area provides a focal point for guests, permitting comfortable dining. The open galley is well equipped and enjoys good views. The chart table has good visibility and is in easy communication with the cockpit. The aft cabin is a particular feature on a yacht of this size, and boasts a large centreline double berth with seating to each side, plenty of stowage and ensuite facilities. The forward cabin has good headroom with twin v berths that can convert to a double berth with ensuite facilities.

Designed by Stephen Jones & Southerly Design Office.


Length Overall11.99 m (39'4")
Length Waterline10.98 m (36'0")
Beam3.97 m (13'0")
Draft Keel Up0.82 m (2'8")
Draft Keel Down2.59 m (8'6")
Air Draft19.13 m (62'9")
Mainsail44 m² (475 sq ft)
Self Tacking Jib29 m² (312 sq ft)
Optional Gennaker81 m² (872 sq ft)
Displacement (lightship)9,921 kg
Total Ballast3,802 kg
Fixed Ballast2,100 kg
Keel1,702 kg
Fresh Water Capacity225 litres
Diesel Fuel Capacity230 litres
Standard EngineYanmar 3JH5-E 39hp


Interior Layout

Sail and Deck Plan

ID: 5018

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