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SOUTHERLY 135RS UNDER OFFER -  Built 2003, £250,000 Lying Northshore, Chichester

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Model: Southerly 135RS
Model Year: 2003
Tax Status: Paid
Location: Northshore Shipyard
Boat Ref:
Saturn of Poole

Tax: Paid

Price: £250,000


Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH3-E
Fuel: Diesel
Power: 56 hp
Propeller: 3 Blade,


Fuel: 360 litres (80 gallons)
Water: 545 litres (120 gallons)


LOA: 13.86m (45'6")
LWL: 11.13m (36'6")
Beam: 4.12m (13'6")
Disp'ment: 12,563kg (27,708 lbs)
Ballast: 4,430kg (9,770 lbs)
Keel Type: Lifting Keel
Draft Min: 0.84m (2'9")
Draft Max: 2.96m (9'9")

Air draft: 17.50 m (57'5'')

With just one previous owner from new, this is a prime example of the Southerly 135RS built by Northshore Yachts here at the Shipyard in Itchenor. She is the ultimate long distance blue water cruising yacht, with the variable draft Swing Keel, enabling her to reach shallow bays and harbours that fixed fin keel yachts can only pass by. This yacht has received an extensive internal and external overhaul during the 2023/2024 winter season returning her to an extremely high standard of finish and therefore we highly recommend viewing this prestige vessel.



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The interior of this impressive yacht has an atmosphere of light and spaciousness, whilst also capturing the feeling of snugness. The raised saloon is a welcomed feature within this 45ft yacht, with comfortable seating and excellent all-round vision. The navigation area, raised and to starboard, again shares the panoramic views. Ample headroom in all three cabins is a principle feature on the Southerly 135RS. The spacious aft cabin has plenty of storage, ensuite facilities, plus the additional storage/workshop/utility cabin. The forecabin has twin “V” berths converting to a double berth with shared en-suite facilities. The portside midships cabin has twin bunk berths. The linear galley has extensive work surfaces, making good practical use of every space available.



Heavy duty GRP moulding, hand laid up to Northshore’s laminating system, incorporating multi axial and unidirectional reinforcements. Thickness increased progressively towards the keel area. The keel box is an integral part of the hull lay-up and sandwich construction stiffening runs the entire length of the hull topsides. All main bulkheads are glassed into the hull at the main layup stage. The engine bearers are also an integral part of the hull structure.

  • Hull Colour: Pure White 337 Gelcoat

  • Below waterline: Clear Gelcoat

  • Style lines: Graphite

  • Boot-top lines: Graphite


Hand laid up GRP. Sandwich type construction with balsa core stiffening with plywood in high stress areas where fittings are positioned. 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.

  • Teak capping rail to hull to deck joint upstand

  • Teak laid ring deck, aft coachroof and forward coachroof.

  • Gel Colour: Pure White 337 Gelcoat


The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and as transverse stiffening for the keel unit. It is fitted into a recess in the hull in the area of 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. The swing keel is raised and lowered by a hydraulic ram powered by an electrically driven pump with a hand operated back-up. All the hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance. The keel control and gauge showing keel position is fitted at the wheel pedestal. A removeable stainless steel pin can be positioned to enable the keel to be locked in the ‘up’ position.


  • Yanmar 4JH3-E 56hp 4 cylinder, fresh water cooled, diesel engine fitted with a reduction/reverse gear, with 12V 60amp alternator.

  • Bronze stern tube with water lubricated stern gland.

  • Stainless steel propeller shaft.

  • Brunton 3 bladed Autoprop, H5 model

  • Ambassador AM15 rope cutter on prop shaft.

  • Stainless steel fuel tanks with a total capacity of 80 gallons/360Ltr with sediment traps and line filter.

  • Bronze water inlet with removable filter gauze strainer.

  • 12V engine room ventilator.

  • Sound deadening in engine box.

  • Removeable panels around engine box for access.



  • 75Kg bowthruster, with toggle switch fitted at steering pedestal.



  • 12 volt system

  • Four heavy duty 12V 120 Ah batteries, charged from engine alternator: one for engine, three for domestic use. (New batteries fitted January 2024)

  • Isolating switches

  • Cabin lighting throughout

  • Reading lights over bunks

  • Chart light over navigation table
    Full navigation light system incorporating bow lights, stern light, masthead tri-colour light with all round white anchor light, deck flood light and steaming light

  • Deck light fitted under aft gantry

  • Circuit breakers on main panel

  • Three 12V interior sockets fitted at chart table

  • 12V interior socket fitted in aft cabin

  • Sterling battery management panel

  • Mastervolt Mass 12/2000 inverterMastervolt Chargemaster plus

  • 12/75 battery charger (New fitted January 2024)

  • Mastervolt Masterlink/MICC battery monitor

  • 240V ring main including earth leakage circuit breaker and shore power connection cable, fitted with six double sockets, one each in forward, mid and aft cabins, saloon, galley and workshop.

  • 240V 1kW immersion heater fitted to engine calorifier


  • Firdell radar reflector fitted on mast

  • 18” Windex at masthead

  • Raymarine Autohelm ST60+ Speed, Wind and Depth indicators mounted in console above companionway hatch. ST60+ Multi repeater fitted at chart table

  • NASA echo sounder with inside hull transducer

  • Raymarine Autohelm autopilot with Lewmar Whitlock Mamba rotary drive, type 400G, with twin station controls, ST6001+ displays

  • Raymarine Autohelm ST600R hand held remote, with two deck plugs, one inside companionway to port and one by mast base.

  • Raymarine 230E class D/DSC VHF radio with handset, powered speaker and VHF aerial

  • Additional VHF handset fitted in cockpit

  • Navtex 6 c/w antenna and mounting bracket

  • Raymarine Ratheon E52038 RL80 CRC 10” colour radar/plotter display positioned at lower helm with E32001 Raystar 112LP GPS sensor mounted on gantry arch

  • Raymarine E92650 2Kw 18” radar scanner and bracket mounted on gantry arch

  • Raymarine Raytheon E52033 RL70C 7” colour display mounted in Navpod on extended guardrail at steering pedestal. Unit linked to master control at chart table and acts as a repeater for main displayHandheld GPS mounted at chart table

  • Raymarine PC Pathfinder kit

  • Sea-Me radar enhancer mounted on mast

  • Radio/CD player with two internal speakers

  • Two waterproof cockpit speakers for Radio/CD player


  • Eberspacher D5LCF heating system with five outlets, forward, mid and aft cabins, aft heads and saloon

  • Whisper 3500 generator 240V 3.6Kw

  • Holding tank system fitted to forward heads, tank fitted under forward berth

  • Holding tank system fitted to aft heads, tank fitted under workshop sole

  • Ampair Pacific 100 wind generator, mounted portside of aft gantry

  • Two Ampair Uni-Solar US-11 10 watt solar panels mounted on aft gantry

  • Forgen 1000 vertical pivot wind generator mounted to stand off tube on aft gantry.


  • Pressurised hot and cold water system

  • Mixer tap to galley sink

  • Mixer taps in heads compartments

  • Transom shower fitted to starboard side

  • Stainless steel fresh-water tanks, total capacity 545 litres/120 gallons

  • Electric pressure pump

  • Hot water provided by engine calorifier unit

  • Electric sump pumps to shower trays

  • Two manual bilge pumpsOne electric submersible bilge pump. Alarm fitted to electric bilge pump


  • Semi-balanced twin rudders.

  • Third centreline position rudder for propwash control

  • Pedestal mounted 32” hide covered stainless steel cockpit wheel. Lewmar/Whitlock Mamba torque tube and bevel box system. Single lever engine control.

  • Emergency steering system.

  • 6” main steering compass.

  • Hydovane VXA2 self-steering system fitted to transom



  • Selden masthead rig, taller mast option with in-mast furling for mainsail

  • Double spreaders

  • Selden anodised spars finished in silver

  • Internal halyards.

  • 1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with swage toggle-fork rigging screws. Sailspar headsail furling system on main forestay with endless furling line. Internal clew outhaul.

  • Adjustable rigid, gas fitted boom vang

  • Kicker, main halyard, topping lift, outhaul and 2 reefs lead aft.

  • Genoa halyard at mast

  • Burgee and signal halyards

  • Lewmar size 16T winch on mast

  • Spinnaker pole with topping lift, downhauls, and deck equipment

  • Vertical mast stowage for spinnaker pole

  • Additional staysail stay with foredeck fitting and sheeting system with flying boom attached to stay, and topping lift for aft end of staysail boom

  • Sailspar staysail furling system on staysail stay with endless furling line

  • Scott Boomlock system



  • Maxi-Roach vertically battened mainsail

  • Arun Yankee genoa to suit tall rig and sailspar furler

  • Arun staysail to suit Sailspar furler


  • Centre cockpit

  • Self-draining

  • Laid teak to cockpit seats and coaming

  • Teak grating to cockpit sole

  • Stowage bins

  • Acrylic main hatch with washboard. Instrument panels above hatchway

  • Two winch handle pockets.Steering pedestal

  • Four folding safety harness eyes

  • Sprayhood on stainless steel frame

  • Full Bimini mounted at aft end of cockpit


  • Cleats forward with through bulwark fairlead

  • Spring and aft cleats with stainless steel chafe guards

  • Fairleads

  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow roller.

  • Lewmar Horizon 1500 with 1000W motor, handheld control attached in anchor locker and rocker switch on steering pedestal

  • Cleats for anchor chain aft of anchor locker

  • Stainless steel continental style pulpit incorporating navigation light bracket, with hinged teak step

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

  • Stainless steel pushpit with single seats incorporating stern gate, navigation light bracket and ensign socket

  • Fuel and water deck fillers

  • Genoa tracks with plunger cars port and starboard.

  • Track and traveller for mainsheet with end turning blocks and cleats for traveller lines

  • Mast step incorporating blocks for leading halyard and reefing lines back over coachroof

  • Mainsheet track with control lines on each side, for running rigging.

  • Two Lewmar 40EST electric winches on coachroof port and starboard for lines for mast

  • Two Lewmar 48EST electric winches on cockpit coamings for genoa sheets

  • Two mooring cleats on aft deck

  • Two lazarette lockers with gas stowage ventilated overboard.

  • Scoop stern with bathing platform

  • Stainless steel hand holds either side of transom

  • Stern boarding ladder. Deck shower in transom

  • Stainless steel grab handles on three sides of coachroof

  • 4 Wichard folding eyes around cockpit for safety harness attachment

  • Stainless steel stern mounted, folding radar arch

  • 20Kg Delta anchor

  • 65 Metres of 9.5mm calibrated chain

  • 30 Metres of warp

  • Kedge anchor roller fitted to aft capping rail on teak plinth

  • PVC coated wire harness lifeline jackstays, port and starboard.

  • Winch handle pockets.

  • Teak pad for outboard engine stowage mounted on pushpit

  • Outboard stowage fitted inside lazarette locker

  • Twin fender racks fitted to pushpit

  • Three fire extinguishers.

  • One fire blanket

  • 2 x 10” lock in winch handles


  • Two opening deck hatches, Lewmar size 60, over forecabin and aft cabin.

  • Five opening hatches in coachroof, Lewmar size 20, over saloon, galley, chartable and midships cabin, size 30 forwards of hatch garage.

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

  • Fixed portlight in transom.

  • Four dorade and three fixed ventilators on deck serving forward heads, saloon, and aft cabin.

  • Acrylic main companionway hatch.

  • Pilot house windows and hull ports are partially reflective toughened glass, bonded into recesses in the GRP mouldings.


Interior joinery is finished in Maple and matching faced marine quality plywood. Linings are fabric covered or GRP as appropriate.

  • Cabin soles are teak striped non-slip laminate.

  • Galley worktops: Formica Plain White

  • Vinyl head and side linings: White

  • Curtains: White

  • Blinds to pilothouse windows: Oceanair, white.

  • Saloon Seating, navigator’s seat, starboard saloon pilot berth and aft cabin side cushions in T&H expanded vinyl for seating, Bright Red.

  • Berth cushions: Light canvas


The accommodation is in accordance with the general arrangement drawing. There are a total of nine berths with two in the forecabin, two in the midships cabin, two in the saloon, one in the midships sea berth and two in the aft cabin.

  • Twin stainless steel sinks

  • Laminated worktops

  • Pressurised hot and cold water

  • Stainless steel grabrail to cooker

  • Refrigerated ice box with top access with keel cooled evaporator plate and keel cooler unit

  • Space for optional refrigerator

  • Fully gimballed gas cooker with two burners, grill, and oven (Fail-safe devices on all burners)

  • Gas cut off tap

  • Ample storage for crockery and cutlery

  • Cupboards

  • Three opening portlights

  • One hull port



  • Dinette seating to port

  • Excellent vision

  • Folding leaf pedestal table

  • Bunk infill to table Stowage

  • Bookshelf

  • Oilskin stowage

  • Opening hatch

  • Concertina blinds fitted to pilothouse windows



  • Swivelling navigator’s seat

  • Excellent vision

  • Instrument console forward of the chart table

  • Chart stowage

  • Locker spaces

  • Open hatch over

  • Chart light

  • Main switch panel


  • Single settee/berth to starboard

  • Storage below and outboard

  • Opening hatch

  • Two hull ports

  • Curtains to hull ports



  • “V” berth, two long single berths Infill to convert to a double

  • Two large hanging lockers

  • Stowage under berths

  • Overhead lockers forward

  • Opening Hatch

  • Two opening portlights

  • Two hull ports

  • Curtains to hull ports and portlights


  • Marine toilet

  • Wash basin with Nordstone surround

  • Hot and cold pressurised water

  • Shower Grating to shower tray

  • Electric shower tray sump pump

  • Locker

  • Mirror

  • Glass holder

  • Dorade ventilator

  • Opening portlight


  • Two single bunk berths, with upper berth able to drop down

  • Hanging locker

  • Stowage under lower berth

  • Opening hatch

  • Opening portlight​

  • Two hull ports

  • Dorade ventilator

  • Curtains to hull ports and portlight



  • Large central double berth Seating either side

  • Vanity unit

  • Chest of drawers

  • Hanging lockers

  • Opening hatch

  • Four opening portlights

  • Dorade ventilators

  • Curtains to portlights

  • Access to steering gear from under berth


  • Marine toilet

  • Washbasin with Nordstone surround

  • Hot and colt pressurised water

  • Shower

  • Electric shower tray sump pump

  • Grating to shower tray

  • Lockers

  • Mirror

  • Glass holder

  • Two opening portlights

  • Ventilation through cockpit coamings



  • Access from aft cabin ensuite and through cockpit locker

  • Workbench

  • Stowage 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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