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SOUTHERLY 135 FOR SALE  -  Built 1989, £165,000 Lying Northshore Shipyard



Model: Southerly 135
Model Year: 1989
Tax Status: Paid
Location: Northshore Shipyard

Boat Ref: 3905194

Status: SOLD

Price: £165,000


Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JHE
Fuel: diesel
Power: 44 hp
Propeller: 3 Blade, bronze, 


Fuel: 300 litres (80 gallons)
Water: 450 litres (120 gallons)


LOA: 13.5m (44'0")
LWL: 10.34m (33'11")
Beam: 4.03m (13'3")
Disp'ment: 10,478 Kgs (23,100 lbs)
Ballast: 4,430 Kgs (9,770 lbs)
Keel Type: Lifting Keel
Draft Min: 0.71m (2'4")
Draft Max: 2.91m (9'6")


Owners Comments: A rare opportunity to purchase an original raised saloon version of the Southerly 135 as designed by the renowned naval architect Rob Humphreys. Although now 30 years old, ISTANA has been in the same ownership for the past 19 years and has benefitted from innumerable and truly remarkable improvements carried out fastidiously by her loving owner and crew over the years. Much loved and impeccably maintained, he now describes her as being "better than she has ever been".

Designed by Rob Humphreys







The hull is built in hand lay-up GRP. Thickness increased progressively towards the keel area. Additional stiffening is provided by a sandwich construction panel that runs the entire length of the hull. The keel box is an integral part of the hull lay-up. All main bulkheads are glassed into the hull at the main layup stage. Bottom stripped of antifouling and replaced with Cuprotect© on gelcoat (2008).

  • Hull Colour: Off White

  • Style lines: Blue



The deck is built in hand lay-up GRP and of sandwich construction with balsa stiffening in all horizontal areas with plywood infills in way of deck fittings. Heavily stressed areas are additionally reinforced with unidirectional glass reinforcement. The deck is bonded to the hull through the entire length and to all main bulkheads resulting in a strong and integrated unit.

  • Moulded in non-slip surface on ring deck

  • Gel Colour: Off White


This is fitted into a recess beneath the keel box by means of stainless steel bolts. The aerofoil swing keel is cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at the leading edge. Keel fully refurbished at foundry in 2020.The swing keel is raised and lowered by a hydraulic ram powered by an electrically driven pump. The system incorporates a back-up hand operated pump. All the hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance.


  • Yanmar 4JHE 44hp 4 cylinder diesel engine fitted with a reduction/reverse gear, fresh water cooled, with a 12V 50Amp alternator fitted, and connections for calorifier.

  • Bronze stern tube with water lubricated stern gland. 1 ¼” stainless steel propeller shaft fitted with bronze feathering Maxprop propeller and rope cutter.

  • Two fuel tanks with a total capacity of 80 gallons/300 ltr (starboard tested 2019, portside replaced 2020), with sediment traps and line filter.

  • Bronze water inlet with removable filter gauze strainer.

  • 12V engine room ventilator, sound deadening in engine compartment.

  • Engine room bilge separate to main bilges with bilge pump facility.

  • Fuel gauges to all tanks.


  • Stainless steel holding tank with overboard discharge pump in workshop.

  • Webasto diesel powered hot air heating system with four outlets, (replaced 2020).

  • Vetus electric bowthruster.


  • 12 volt system incorporating one heavy duty battery for engine starting and three heavy duty batteries for lighting and other equipment ( Replacements fitted 2018 – Leoch Powerblock 150a/h gel traction batteries) dedicated battery for bow thruster and windlass (fitted 2013).

  • Both banks of batteries have isolating switches and are charged from the engine alternator.

  • 4KVa HFL Farriman diesel generator installed above main engine (Fitted 2003). 

  • Leading Edge wind turbine mounted on S/S mast on aft deck.

  • 18amp Inverter (Fitted 2012).

  • Cabin lighting is provided throughout the accommodation with reading lights over the bunks (converted to LED in 2013).

  • Gold plated flexible chart light over the navigation table red/white (fitted 2004).

  • LED floodlights in engine space and under dinette storage (fitted 2013).

  • Red light circuit (fitted 2003).

  • Deck flood lights (fitted 2020).

  • Cockpit flood lights integrated into sprayhood frame (fitted 2003).

  • Ships name illumination lights in counter (fitted 2003).

  • Full navigation lights are provided with combined bow light, stern light, deck flood and steaming lights.

  • All circuits are protected with breakers on the main panel located adjacent to the chart table.

  • 13amp ring main with shore power supply.

  • Customised automatic power & battery management system (fitted 2003).

  • BVM battery monitor (fitted 2003).

  • Galvanic isolator (fitted 2006).

  • Docking station and charge for Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner (fitted 2015).



  • Customised teak hinged recessed radio/telecommunications panel with Navman VHF/DSC ship to shore radio(with masthead antenna) and dual operating stations, mobile phone holder/charger, FM radio/CD player with remote control and loudspeaker controls. Twin speakers in 3 cabins & cockpit; tweeters, base speaker, & amplifier (fitted 2003, with base speaker, cockpit and forecabin speakers replaced 2016)

  • 22”LG flat screen TV with masthead antenna and modulator(fitted 2013).

  • Charging points for mobile phones, laptops, and tablets (fitted 2013).

  • Raymarine instruments comprising two E80 screens, one at pedestal, one at nav station, radar scanner, wind. depth speed and multi control instrumentation, AIS identification system - Receive only (fitted 2007) Raymarine S100 wireless remote for Autopilot (fitted 2015).

  • Raymarine Evolution autopilot installed (fitted 2016).

  • Navtex receiver.

  • Radar reflector mounted at mast (fitted 2003).


  • Two freshwater tanks with a total capacity of 120 gallons/450 ltr (starboard tested 2019, portside replaced 2020), connected to forward and aft toilets and galley by electric pressure pump (Pump replaced 2021).

  • Capacity gauges fitted to all tanks. 

  • Hot water is provided by an engine calorifier unit with 240V electric immersion heater(replaced 2020), electric sump pumps in forward and aft toilet shower trays.

  • Deck shower with holt and cold water.

  • Two manual bilge pumps, one to main bilge, one to engine room bilge.

  • One auto-electric bilge pump.


  • Lewmar/Whitlock torque tube and bevel box steering system is fitted.

  • The cockpit steering is pedestal mounted with a 32” stainless steel destroyer wheel with elkhide cover.

  • The pedestal is fitted with a handgrip and a 6” main steering compass (replaced 2021) with a light and a built in single lever engine control.

  • Emergency tiller steering is provided.

  • The fixed, low aspect ratio, semi balanced rudder is designed to facilitate beaching or sailing in shallow water.


  • The mast and boom are silver anodised aluminium alloy extrusions.

  • The mast, with in-mast furling, has a double spreader rig, halyards and internal sound deadening is fitted.

  • A telescopic spinnaker pole and track is fitted to the foreside of the mast.

  • The boom incorporates an internal topping lift and a mainsail outhaul.

  • An adjustable rigid boom vang is fitted.

  • Standing rigging is of 1 x 19 stainless steel wire and stainless steel rigging screws (Replaced 2021).

  • The halyard and reefing lines are led across the coachroof for adjustment from the cockpit.

  • A Main and Genoa halyard is fitted as well as a spinnaker halyard.

  • Burgee and signal halyards are provided.

  • Easymatic main sheet system (fitted 2014).

  • Removable bowsprit (fitted 2016).


  • Vertically battened “Furl-Max” In-mast furling mainsail by Crusader Sails (fitted in 2016).

  • Furling genoa by Crusader sails (fitted in 2017).

  • Cruising chute.

  • Removable hank-on inner staysail/storm headsail.


  • The cockpit is an integral part of the deck moulding and is self-draining with four 1 ½” bore drains.

  • Stowage bins.

  • Pedestal fitted with wheel, binnacle compass, teak drinks holder and engine control.

  • Raymarine E80 electronic chart display, with controls for keel lift, windlass, bow thruster, auto pilot and cockpit lighting.

  • Engine instrument panel.

  • Teak grating on cockpit sole.

  • Teak laid decking and seats and cockpit coaming.

  • Folding cockpit table.

  • Raised helmsmans seat with stowage pockets (fitted 2015) with folding footrest (fitted 2004).

  • Cockpit cave locker doors under helmsmans seat (fitted 2013).

  • Cockpit cushions (fitted 2003).


  • Pulpit in stainless steel incorporating navigation light bracket and attachment lug for spinnaker halyard.

  • Stainless steel stanchions and guardwires with gates port and starboard.

  • Stainless steel pushpit incorporating stern gate, folding drinks holder and ensign socket.

  • Pushpit seats (fitted 2003).

  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with bow roller incorporating anchor stowage.

  • Two large mooring cleats, fairleads, and Lofrans electric anchor windlass, with dual controls (fitted 2007).

  • Stainless steel shroud anchorage points.

  • Midship mooring cleats and fairleads port and starboard.

  • Mast step incorporating blocks for leading halyard and reefing lines back over coachroof, turning blocks on coachroof for lines.

  • Self-tailing winches on coachroof port and starboard for lines from mast.

  • Hydraulic self-tailing winch for furling lines mounted on coachroof in cockpit.

  • Alloy “T” track with fairleads port and starboard for genoa sheets, “X” track and traveller for mainsheet, with end turning blocks and cleats for traveller lines.

  • Two speed 46ST self-tailing winches on cockpit coamings for genoa sheets.

  • Two mooring cleats and two fairleads on aft deck.

  • Two lazarette lockers, starboard side with gas stowage locker on stern deck.

  • Stern scoop with bathing platform, boarding ladder, and additional lockers.

  • Teak handrails on coachroof. 

  • Cockpit tent (fitted 2017).

  • Sprayhood with grab bar and cockpit lights. Bimini with S/S handles (fitted 2015).

  • Canvas washboard valise.

  • Fender stowage pockets (fitted 2003) with canvas covers (fitted 2013).

  • Stainless steel davits for tender (fitted 2006).

  • Genesis Walker Boat rigid inflatable dinghy with oars and wheel steering console.

  • Evinrude outboard engine and canvas cover (2003).

  • 9.9HP Yamaha 2-stroke outboard (stowed in canvas valise under forward bunk (2003).

  • Horseshoe lifebelt and bracket (fitted 2003).

  • Inflatable danbuoy and horseshoe (fitted 2003).

  • Outboard motor mounting bracket (fitted 2003).

  • Mooring warps.

  • 20Kg CQR anchor with 70M of 10mm chain.

  • 8 fenders.

  • 3 fire extinguishers (fitted 2015). 

  • Fire blanket. 

  • Flagstaff. 

  • Boathook. 

  • 2 winch handles.

  • Kedge anchor with stowage bracket on pulpit, with 10M chain and kedge line.

  • Liferaft in valise.

  • Jack stays.

  • Demountable black ball.


  • Two opening deck hatches 24” x 24”/60cm x 60cm.

  • Five 17” x 12”/43cm x 30cm opening hatches in coachroof.

  • Glazed opening ports in aft cabin coamings port and starboard.

  • 8 additional portholes and 2 additional hull ports (fitted 2003). 

  • Six dorade ventilators on deck serving forward toilet, saloon and aft cabin.

  • Main companionway hatch in GRP sliding into ‘garage’.

  • Companionway washboards and security locking bar (fitted 2003). 

  • Lazarette and cockpit lock lids in GRP.

  • All windows are anodised aluminium frames with toughened glass or polycarbonate.


A total of eight berths, two in the forecabin, two in midships cabin, two in aft cabin and two in dinette conversion.

Lee cloths fitted to all berths.


  • Internal joinery is finished in solid Teak and faced marine quality plywood.

  • Linings are fabric covered plywood or GRP as appropriate.

  • Cabin soles are Teak and Holly striped panels throughout, except aft cabin.

  • Lee cloths fitted to all berths

  • New upholstery throughout, including new mattresses to both double bunks, with customised mattress protectors and twin sets of fitted undersheets, sheets, and pillowcases, saloon seating, occasional seats in fore and aft cabins, helmsman seat and infill cushions to form double berth in saloon (fitted 2007).

  • Curtains throughout, including all sleeping cabins, aft heads, galley and saloon (fitted 2003).


  • Deck saloon with elevated dinette with excellent vision through saloon windows.

  • Folding double leaf table with marquetry.

  • Bookshelves and stowages for drinks, glasses and first aid kit.

  • Signal flag locker.

  • Oilskin stowage behind main access steps.

  • Three opening hatches over.



  • Chart table to starboard with swivelling navigator’s seat.

  • Instrument mounting console for navigational equipment.

  • Chart stowage and locker spaces.

  • Opening hatch over.

  • Aft of navigation station in walkthrough.

  • Gimballed two burner cooker with grill and oven (fitted 2017).

  • Double stainless steel sinks with pressurised hot and cold water.

  • Crockery stowage and cupboards.

  • Front opening 120L refrigerator (fitted 2003).

  • Top opening freezer (Converted from standard cool box 2003).

  • Drinking water point and filter (fitted 2003).

  • Galley waste bin and three drawers (fitted 2003).

  • Microwave oven (fitted 2007).

  • Dishwasher (fitted 2003).



  • Large central double berth with seat and vanity unit to starboard. 

  • Hanging locker to port, four drawers provided in area below the berth.

  • Opening hatch to fore deck.

  • Access to chain locker.

  • Overhead shelving either side of hull below deck.



  • Enclosed compartment to starboard with marine WC.

  • Washbasin with hot and cold water.

  • Shower is in a separate enclosed compartment with teak grating and electric shower discharge pump.

  • Dorade ventilator fitted.

  • Towel rail and mirror (fitted 2003).


  • Cabin to port with two single berths and hanging locker.

  • Additional stowage under berths.

  • Opening deck hatch.

  • Dorade ventilator fitted



  • Large central double berth, with lockers, seating, and shelving both sides.

  • Hanging locker forwards.

  • Deck hatch to aft cabin coach roof.

  • Dorade ventilators on deck.

  • Access to steering gear under the berth.

  • Porthole in transom.



  • Access from aft cabin.

  • Marine WC.

  • Washbasin with hot and cold water combined with a shower unit and electric overboard discharge pump.

  • Teak grating on floor.

  • Lockers.

  • Towel rail and mirror (fitted 2003).

  • Ventilation through cockpit coamings.


  • Access from aft cabin toilet compartment on port side and cockpit locker.

  • Workbench with stowage in lockers each side and below.


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.

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