Britain’s Great
Boating Festival14-23 September 2018

Southerly 540

Exhibitor: Southerly Yachts
Price: £955,000 Base Price
Boat type: Sailing Boats - Cruising & Racing Yachts
Length: 54ft 7in

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Designed by the great Ed Dubois to be "A true blue water cruiser, with excellent performance, luxurious accommodation and variable draft, all within a thoroughly seaworthy design." The new Southerly 540 comes fully spec'd with a double-headed 'Solent' rig including an overlapping genoa, self-tacking jib and electric in-mast furling main with vertical battens. All sail controls are led aft to winches on the coachroof with the exception of the headsail halyards which terminate on a track slide system on the mast. The mid-cockpit design with twin wheels affords an enclosed yet spacious multi-function platform on deck while allowing excellent aft cabin volume. 

The Swing Keel variable draft system provides the epitomy of flexibility offering an incredible 11 ft draft with the keel down allowing her to efficiently lift to windward, pointing to 30°. The keel can be raised at the touch of a buttom to just over 3 ft opening up a world of cruising in shallow bays and magical inlets or taking advantage of the rugged grounding plate and central skeg to spend a few hours on a beach enjoying an al fresco meal.

Below, a raised saloon and nav station offers a clear panoramic view of your surroundings and adds to the spacious feeling of the interior. A well designed galley with high spec equipment sets the stage for delectable culinary delights. The spacious master cabin aft features an ensuite accommodation with a large double berth and a lounge seat to starboard. A pullman cabin forward is set to port leading to a forward guest cabin with a large double centreline berth.

Come see the World debut of the new Southerly 540 on the water at M246 at the Southampton Boat Show!

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