Large saloon
Dinette facilties
Chart table
Chart table
Aft cabin
Aft cabin seating
Aft cabin, looking forward
Forecabin, twin v berths with infill
Aft cabin ensuite
Forward heads

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Model: Southerly 38
Model Year: 2012
Tax Status: Paid
La Rochelle, France   
Boat Ref: 3519819
Status: SOLD

Tax: Paid

Price: £260,000


LOA: 12.0m (39'4")
LWL: 11.0m (36'0")
Beam: 4.0m (13'0")
Disp'ment: 9,921kg (21,872 lbs)
Ballast: 2,100kg (4,629 lbs)
Keel Type: Lifting Keel
Draft Min: 0.8m (2'8")
Draft Max: 2.6m (8'6")

Air draft: 18.86 m (61'10'')


Make: Yanmar
Model: 3JH3-E
Fuel: diesel
Power: 28.7kW (39 hp)
Propeller: 3 Blade, Bronze,


Fuel: 232 litres (51 gallons)
Water: 223 litres (49 gallons)

This Southerly 38, built is 2012, has an extremely high level of equipment specification, ideal for longer distance cruising around the Mediterranean or Caribbean. Her sailing performance is excellent and others of her class has cruised extensively throughout the world and even won their class in the trans-Atlantic ARC. The variable draft swing keel enables the yacht to access tidally restricted areas and quieter anchorages that other yachts can only view from afar.


The Southerly 38 boasts an impressive sail plan for powerful windward performance. The Selden

tall fractional rig with swept back double spreaders, combines a self tacking furling jib and large

mainsail with single line reefing. For off wind sailing an optional gennaker can be flown from a

removable bowsprit.

The aft cockpit offers comfortable seating around both helm stations with space for full

instrumentation. The mainsheet track is located on the pilot house coachroof with control lines fed

back to both helmsman's stations, allowing the yacht to be easily managed. The steering is direct

with minimum backlash with semi-balanced twin rudders to give instantly responsive steering and

precise directional stability.

The forward part of the cockpit is wide with generous seating for socialising. A teak cockpit table

with fold down leaves offers dinette facilities,whilst also providing a foot brace and hand rail, when

the yacht is heeled.The transom is open with integral steps to give easy access to the cockpit. A

telescopic bathing ladder conveniently folds away when not in use.

Once you step inside, you enter a light and airy interior. The pilot house windows in the raised

coachroof provide panoramic views, giving an instant feeling of space. Partially reflective tinted

glass gives privacy whilst also deflecting the heat from the sun's rays and opening hatches provide

cross ventilation for warm weather.

There is well appointed accommodation with good headroom throughout. The lower saloon

seating area provides a focal point for owners and guests, permitting comfortable dining.

The open galley is well equipped and enjoys good all round views. Large work surfaces, a fully

gimballed oven, stainless steel twin sinks, a top loading stainless steel fridge and plenty of stowage

provides excellent facilities for entertaining in style.

The chart table is in the proven, high level position for good visibility and easy communication with

the cockpit. The aft cabin is a particular feature on a yacht of this size, and boasts a large

centreline double berth with seating to each side, plenty of stowage and ensuite facilities.

The forward cabin has good headroom with twin v berths that can convert to a double berth.

There is plenty of natural light and ventilation, combined with ample stowage, and ensuite

facilities, to make living on board extremely comfortable.



  • Ivory White gelcoat
  • Grey boot top and style stripes

  • Clear gelcoat below waterline



  • Ivory white gelcoat
  • Teak capping rail to hull and deck joint upstand

  • Moulded non-slip finish to ring deck

  • Access to chain locker from foredeck


The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and astransverse stiffening for the keel unit. It is fitted into a moulded recess in thehull in the area of the keel box with stainless steel fastenings. The aerofoil keel blade is cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at the leading edge.

Variable draft is achieved by raising and lowering the blade with an electrically driven pump, fitted with a manual back-up. All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance. The keel control is fitted at the helm pedestal with a gauge showing the keel position. A removable stainless steel pin enables the keel to be locked in the “up” position.


  • Yanmar 3JH5E 39hp 3 cylinder, fresh water cooled, diesel engine with 2.6:1 reduction/reverse gear 80 amp alternator

  • Bronze stern tube with water lubricated stern gland

  • Stainless steel propeller shaft

  • Folding propeller

  • Ambassador AM10 ropecutter

  • Substantial skeg fitted on centreline to protect propeller and rudders when yacht is dried out Non metallic fuel tank - capacity 230

  • litres/51 gallons, with sediment trap and line filter

  • Non metallic water strainer with removable filter

  • 12 volt electric ventilator

  • Sound deadening to engine box

  • Hinge up panels at either end of engine box for access

  • Engine box can be completely removed for maintenance



  • Lewmar 82Kg 12V electric bow thruster, with control at steering position



  • 12 volt system

  • Four heavy duty Trojan T105 batteries, charged from engine alternator; one for engine, three fordomestic use

  • Isolating switches

  • Cabin lighting throughout

  • Reading lights over bunks

  • Chart light over navigation table

  • Full navigation light system incorporating bow lights, stern light, masthead tricolour light with all round white anchor light, deck flood light and steaming light

  • Circuit breakers on main panel

  • 240 volt ring main with 6 double outlet sockets, earth leak circuit breaker and connection cable with plug for shore connection and 1Kw immersion heater fitted to hot water calorifier

  • Mastervolt Mass combi unit 12/1200w – 60A inverter/charger

  • Mastervolt ICC remote control panel

  • Transducer type cockpit speaker

  • 12V 10am interior socket (Cigarette lighter type) fitted at chart table

  • Airbreeze wind generator

  • 2 x 100W Solar Panels

  • Watt and sea hydrogenator

  • BMV battery monitor

  • Hot air heating system with outlets to saloon and each cabin, with programmable controller

  • 75 Litre top loading refrigerated ice box

  • Holding tank system to aft toilet compartment. Heads pump to sea or into tank


  • Pressurised hot and cold water system

  • Mixer tap to galley sink

  • Mixer tap in heads compartments

  • Non-metallic fresh water tank – total capacity 225 litres/49 gallons

  • Electric pressure pump

  • Hot water provided by engine calorifier unit

  • Electric sump pumps to shower trays

  • One manual bilge pump

  • One electric submersible bilge pump



  • Garmin 200i VHF radio

  • Garmin scanner 18”HD fitted at mast

  • Garmin 12” 5012 series fitted in swivel Navpod at aft end of cockpit table.

  • Garmin GMI, Speed, Depth and Wind colour instruments mounded in panel above companionway Garmin GHP12 Autopilot corepack and control head

  • Glomec TV antenna fitted at mast with outlets to main saloon and aft cabin

  • Epirb 600

  • Icom 801 SSB, AT104 tuner and insulated backstay

  • Sat phone and router

  • AIS 600 transceiver

  • 2 x 22” Samsung televisions, one in main saloon, 1 in master cabin

  • Pioneer head unit

  • Fusion 5 channel amplifier

  • 2 Sony speakers in main saloon

  • 2 JL MX450 speaker in cockpit


  • Semi-balanced twin rudders

  • Twin 30’’ stainless steel cockpit wheels

  • Wheel rims trimmed with hide

  • Grey covers for wheels

  • Whitlock Cobra system

  • Single lever engine control

  • Emergency steering system

  • Compass guards and 6 inch main steering compasses

  • Hydrovane Self steering windvane system



  • Selden fractional rig

  • Double swept back spreaders

  • Selden anodised aluminium spars, finished in silver

  • 2 spinnaker poles

  • Internal halyards

  • 1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with swage toggle-fork chrome bronze rigging screws Backstay with manual tensioner

  • Self tacking foresail

  • Furlex headsail reefing system

  • Single line reefing led aft to cockpit for mainsail

  • Solid kicker

  • Main halyard

  • Topping lift

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

  • Jib halyard at mast

  • Burgee and signal halyards

  • Lewmar size 30 winch on mast

  • Lazy jacks for stac pack

  • Stainless steel removeable bowsprit

  • 2 Climbing steps fitted at lower mast



  • UV protection strip to foresail

  • Mainsail with four battens and mast sliders

  • Mainsail cover

  • Stac pack

  • Parasail

  • North Sails Code Zero with Selden furler (2012)


  • Aft cockpit

  • Self draining

  • Port and starboard steering positions

  • Stainless steel grabrail fitted to both helms

  • Laid teak to cockpit seats

  • Cockpit cushions

  • Laid teak to cockpit sole

  • Cockpit table with folding leaves, stowage and handrail Grey cover for cockpit table

  • Good access aft for boarding through transom Telescopic stern boarding ladder

  • Cockpit locker to port and starboard

  • Gas bottle storage in cockpit locker to starboard Liferaft / fender stowage in cockpit locker to port Perspex main hatch with washboard

  • Instrument panel above hatchway

  • Two winch handle pockets

  • Two Lewmar 46ST winches at companionway

  • Two safety harness eyes


  • Cleats forward and aft raised

  • Spring cleats amidships with stainless steel chafe guard

  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow roller

  • Stainless steel chaffe plate fitted to bow just below stemhead

  • GRP foredeck anchor locker with reinforced shelf to take anchor windlass

  • Quick Hector 12V 1500 watt with hand held control

  • Additional windlass control fitted to steering pedestal

  • Stainless steel pulpit incorporating navigation light bracket

  • Stainless steel stanchions and guardwires with gates port and starboard

  • Stainless steel pushpit incorporating stern gate, navigation light bracket and ensign socket Fuel and water deck fillers

  • Self tacking foresail track with sheet to cockpit

  • Turning blocks to take reefing lines

  • Mainsheet track with control lines

  • Four rope clutches to port and five to starboard, for running rigging

  • Two Lewmar 46ST winches, starboard side electric

  • Stainless steel grab handles on either side of coachroof with integral mainsheet lead Recessed trough for sprayhood

  • Sprayhood in Charcoal grey with integral handles

  • Bimini and cockpit tent with stainless steel frame

  • Viking Resue Me liferaft (Serviced 2017)

  • BBQ

  • 9 ft AB Alumina RIB with 15Hp Tohatsu outboard motor (with 2nd 6Hp Yamaha)

  • Mantus anchor

  • 50 metres of chain

  • 30 metres of warp

  • Fortess FX23 anchor

  • Two fire extinguishers

  • One fire blanket


  • Six opening deck hatches, size 20, over forecabin, size 41 over fwd cabin and fwd heads, saloon, one size 44 and 2, size 20 over saloon, 2 size 00 over galley and aft heads

  • Glazed opening ports in aft cabin coamings port and starboard

  • Glazed opening ports in aft cabin to cockpit

  • Two dorade and one fixed ventilator on deck serving heads and saloon

  • Perspex main companionway hatch

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


  • Interior joinery is finished in solid American cherry and marine faced quality plywood. Linings are fabric covered plywood or GRP as appropriate. Cabin soles are teak striped non-slip laminate.

  • Fabrics:

  • Saloon: Futura Birch Blush Beige Leather

  • Aft cabin seating: JAB Hornefors 1-2877-379

  • Cabin berths: Emporo EMP606

  • Headboards: Futura leather Birch Taupe

  • Navigators seat: Beige plain Natura

  • Nav pod: Grey

  • Curtain: Camino 2

  • Roller shades/screens fitted to hatches in main saloon

  • Worktops:

  • Galley: Aspen Glacier

  • Heads: Staron Tempest Zenith

  • Blinds fitted to coachroof windows


The layout is in accordance with the general arrangement drawing. There are a total of six berths with two in the forecabin, two in the aft cabin and two in the saloon

  • Twin stainless steel sinks

  • Corian type worktop, Aspen Glacier

  • Pressurised hot and cold water

  • Stainless steel grab rail

  • Top loading refrigerated ice box (75 litres)

  • 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

  • Two opening hatches

  • Overhead light



  • Full length ‘L shaped’ single settee to port and full length single settee to starboard Folding leaf table

  • Four lockers forward

  • Shelves outboard

  • Stowage under seating

  • Two opening hatches

  • Overhead lights

  • Concertina blinds to pilot house windows at additional cost

  • Pull out double berth conversion to port seating at additional cost



  • Chart table to starboard with excellent visibility Seat

  • Instrument console forward of chart table Chart stowage under hinged lid

  • Locker spaces

  • Opening hatch

  • Overhead light

  • Chart light

  • Main switch panel



  • ‘V' berth, two long single berths

  • Infill to convert to a double

  • Large hanging locker

  • Two full length shelves

  • Two fixed portlights

  • Opening hatch

  • Overhead lights

  • Two reading lights

  • Curtains



  • Marine w.c.

  • Washbasin with Corian type surround

  • Hot and cold pressurised water

  • Grating to shower tray

  • Electric shower pump

  • Opening hatch

  • Fixed portlight

  • Lockers

  • Mirror

  • Glass holder

  • Ventilation



  • Large centreline double berth, with split mattress Upholstered seats port and starboard

  • Two corner lockers

  • Large hanging locker

  • Shelves

  • Three opening portlights

  • Two fixed portlights

  • Overhead light

  • Two reading lights

  • Concertina blinds



  • Marine w.c.

  • Washbasin with Corian type surround

  • Hot and cold pressurised water

  • Electric shower pump

  • Grating to shower tray

  • Lockers

  • Mirror

  • Glass holder

  • Fixed portlight

  • Opening portlight


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.