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Southerly 42RST

Introducing the Southerly 42RST

The Southerly 42RST combines a fast, modern hull for good performance, with the stability and comfort for blue water cruising. The modern plumb stem increases waterline length and a broad transom maintains volume aft, for performance and interior space. Deck styling and a sociable cockpit layout with twin helm positions, has created one of the most comfortable and easy to sail blue water cruising yachts, available.

The Southerly 42RST 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 (for easy sailing) and large mainsail with single line reefing, For off wind 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 Southerly 42RST features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered, the deep draft makes for fast, serious blue water cruising. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draft - perfect for exploring coastlines and inland waterways.

The cockpit is a particular feature, with comfortable seating. The teak cockpit table offers dinette facilities, whilst also providing leg bracing and a convenient hand rail, when the yacht is heeled. The mainsheet track is located on the coachroof with lines fed back to both helmsman’s stations, allowing the yacht to be easily managed.

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 whilst 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 centreline berth and ensuite facilitiesl. A three cabin layout is available, as an option.

Designed by Rob Humphreys, Stephen Jones & Southerly Design Office.


Length Overall12.86 m (42'2")
Length Waterline11.11 m (36'5")
Beam4.03 m (13'3")
Draft Keel Up0.84 m (2'9")
Draft Keel Down2.72 m (8'11")
Air Draft18.73 m (61'5")
Mainsail43 m² (468 sq ft)
Self Tacking Jib30 m² (325 sq ft)
Optional Gennaker69 m² (739 sq ft)
Displacement (lightship)11,341 kg
Total Ballast3,670 kg
Fixed Ballast2,100 kg
Keel1,570 kg
Fresh Water Capacity269 litres
Diesel Fuel Capacity299 litres
Standard EngineYanmar 4JH5E 53hp


Sail and Deck Plan

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