Following the global success of the Southerly 57RS, Superyacht designers, Dubois Naval Architects have been commissioned to work alongside the Southerly design team, to create the new 535. Innovative design, powerful sailing performance, superior build quality and luxurious accommodation are all hallmarks of the New Southerly 535.
This serious blue water cruiser offers the very best in cruising yacht design, aimed specifically at a husband and wife or couple who are looking to cruise short handed. 54 ft can be the ideal size, offering enough room for owners to live aboard in total comfort, with all modern appliances and without compromise.
The hull is characterised by a long waterline, fine entry and beam carried aft to ensure the highest degree of performance, comfort, stability and safety.
A powerful double headed ‘solent’ rig with swept back spreaders keeps the yacht sailing fast with minimal effort. This offers the capability to sail short handed with a powerful self tacking working jib, along with the large overlapping genoa for light wind reaching. The main sail has ‘In-mast’ furling as standard, with ‘In Boom’ furling as an option. An asymmetric gennaker for off wind sailing, can be flown from a bowsprit. The overall sail plan is set up for optimal performance for varying wind conditions.
The innovative twin wheel ‘mid’ cockpit design is both spacious and secure, with comfortable seating and a large central cockpit table for entertaining. The dedicated twin helm stations are positioned aft with sail controls within easy reach, allowing the helmsman to enjoy the pure pleasures of sailing. The steering is direct with minimum backlash with semi-balanced twin rudders to give instantly responsive steering and precise directional stability.
The variable draft keel is the perfect complement for blue water sailing, offering a deeper draft than most, for sailing offshore, whilst having the flexibility, at the touch of a button, to cruise shallow waters anywhere in the world with the draft reduced to just a few feet. This has the added benefit of enabling a yacht this size and draft to find shelter in remote places from heavy storms and weather, by getting closer inshore and mooring in anchorages inaccessible to fixed keel yachts.
Beautifully stylish with sleek lines; the raised pilot house features ‘superyacht design’ wrap-around glass windows, providing excellent vision from inside. An optional stainless steel and glass windscreen can provide protection from the elements.
Designed for living onboard for long periods, the light and airy interior has a well planned layout which combines practicality and comfort with luxurious finishes and fittings of the highest quality. A choice of interior woods are available in contemporary styling as standard, optional ‘classic’ style joinery gives a traditional feel to the interior.
Attention to detail and careful space planning guarantees the best possible use of the interior volume, whilst ensuring the design is well founded and of a pedigree that derives from being born in the traditions of yacht design. The generous raised saloon seating area takes full advantage of the panoramic views and the linear galley is well planned and provides a protected area for someone to work in when the yacht is in motion or heeling on various points of sail. The navigation area also enjoys good views whilst being in easy communication with the cockpit. The aft master stateroom is supremely spacious with ensuite facilities. Two further double cabins provide good accommodation for guests and crew.
The 535 is built to a high specification as standard, with a powerful and efficient engine that delivers maximum range and speed with good fuel economy. The walk in engine room keeps all engineering equipment together for ease of access and service inspection.
The Southerly 535 is supplied with CE certification, built to EU specification and conforms to RCD category A.
The first Southerly 535 is in its development stage with a build completion due for Spring/Summer 2013 launch.
Length Overall: 16.63 m 54’7’’
Length waterline: 14.90 m 48’11’’
Beam: 4.80 m 15’9’’
Draught, keel up: 0.95 m 3’1’’
Draught, keel down: 3.34 m 11’0’’
Displacement (LS): 23,350 kg 51,478 lbs
Sail area / displacement ratio (LS) 16.31
Displacement /length ratio (LS) 209
Engine: Yanmar 4JH4-THE 110hp (80.9kW)
Fuel Capacity: 900 litres 198 gallons
Water Capacity: 800 litres 176 gallons
Mainsail 83.06 sq m 894 sq ft
Self tacking jib 51 sq m 549 sq ft
Furling Genoa 145% 97.3 sq m 1,047 sq ft
Main & Genoa Foretriangle 147.68 sq m 1,590 sq ft
Asymmetric Gennaker 188 sq m 2023 sq ft
Air draught 24.43 m 80‘ 2‘’
For further details, and /or high resolution images, please contact:
Northshore Yachts Ltd
Northshore Shipyard, Itchenor
Chichester, West Sussex
Tel: +44 (0) 1243 512611
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