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Model: Southerly 46RS
Model Year: 2008
Tax Status: Paid
Northshore, Chichester
Boat Ref: 3546811

Tax: Paid

Price: £349,000


Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH4-E
Fuel: diesel
Power: 41.2kW (56 hp)
Propeller: 3 Blade, Bronze


Fuel: 360 litres 
Water: 545 litres


LOA: 14.01 m
LWL: 13.09 m
Beam: 4.11 m
Disp'ment: 13895 kg

Keel Type: Lifting Keel
Draft Min: 0.8m
Draft Max: 3.3m 

The Southerly 46RS is described by her designer, Jason Ker as "An exciting example of what can be achieved when racing yacht technology is fed into the realm of cruising yacht design". Incorporating some innovative, cleverly engineered design features the Southerly 46RS delivers an exceptional sailing experience to excite the truly discerning cruising yachtsman.


Designed by Jason Ker and Design Unlimited.


The excellent performance and sleek lines borrow heavily from the racing yacht heritage and when combined with the key elements of the Southerly, creates a yacht that is worlds away from most production cruisers. Without compromise to its cruising purpose, the yacht is beautifully stylish and exudes elegance and simplicity. 

The backbone of the yachts structure is the cast-iron grounding plate which connects with a spiders web of frames and longitudinal girders. The engineering of the hull, deck and supporting structure allow for excellent sailing performance without compromising, the yachts ability to cope with the different environments of the seas. The highly developed Swing Keel system provides a variable draught of 10'10'' (3.3m) - 2'9'' (0.85m) for total freedom to sail shallow waters.

The semi-balanced twin rudders give instantly responsive steering and precise directional stability. The powerful rig is fully tamed with modern reefing and furling systems, enabling the yacht to keep sailing fast and efficiently in all sailing conditions. The self-tacking furling jib means the yacht can be easily sailed by just two people, with minimal effort. 

The carbon mast is a two spreader rig with swept back spreaders to provide increased stiffness and strength, with a much lighter weight for considerable benefits to stability and performance. A hydraulic adjustable backstay allows control of the forestay tension for enthusiastic sailors who want to get that extra bit of upwind performance. The bowsprit allows short-handed setting of the asymmetric spinnaker and by projecting the sail further forwards, balance is greatly enhanced while reaching, allowing the yacht to effortlessly maintain large mileages at high speeds. 

The deck layout is designed for the ergonomic efficiency required by the enthusiastic sailor with an excellent twin wheeled helming position and sail controls that are easily reached.

Once you step inside, you enter a light and airy interior. The well planned layout with three cabin accommodation is designed for total comfort and luxury. The pilothouse windows in the raised coachroof give an instant feeling of space. Partially reflective tinted glass gives privacy whilst also deflecting the heat from the sun’s rays. Opening hatches provide cross ventilation for warm weather.

The large raised saloon seating area provides a social point for owners and guests, permitting comfortable dining whilst at anchor or moored, and taking full advantage of the all-round views. The chart table is to port in a raised position for good visibility and easy communication with the cockpit. The linear galley is well equipped and situated at a lower level. Corian type work surfaces, a fully gimballed oven with three burners and grill, twin stainless steel sinks, front loading stainless steel fridge, top loading freezer and plenty of stowage provides excellent facilities for entertaining in style. The master cabin is supremely spacious with a centreline double berth, good headroom, plenty of natural light and ventilation, with ample shelving and hanging lockers. Ensuite facilities include a separate shower. There are two double cabins aft, both with long berths, good headroom, natural light, ventilation and ample storage. A toilet compartment serves these cabins and is also ideally located as a day heads, close to the companionway.



Heavy duty GRP moulding, hand laid up to Northshore’s Nordseal laminating system incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements. 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 bonded into the hull at main lay-up stage along with a stiffening grillage of transverse frames and longitudinal stringers. The engine bearers are also an integral part of the hull structure.

  • Oxford Blue gel coat

  • White style lines

  • Clear gel coat below the waterline



Hand laid up GRP. Sandwich construction. Heavily stressed areas are additionally reinforced with uni-directional 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. Access to anchor locker from foredeck

  • Raised bulwark

  • Teak laid ring deck

  • Moulded non-slip finish to coachroof

  • Off white gel coat


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 with 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 hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance. Keel control and gauge showing keel position fitted at wheel pedestal Removable stainless steel pin, positioned to enable the keel to be locked in the ‘up’ position.


  • Yanmar 4JH4-E 56 hp 4 cylinder, fresh water cooled, diesel engine Reduction/reverse gear

  • 80 amp alternator

  • GRP stern tube with water lubricated stern gland

  • Stainless steel propeller shaft

  • Bronze three bladed feathering propeller

  • Ambassador AM10 rope cutter on propshaft

  • Non metallic fuel tanks - capacity 360 litres/80 gallons, with sediment trap and line filter

  • Bronze water inlet with removable filter gauze strainer

  • 12 volt electric ventilator

  • Sound deadening to engine box



  • 75Kg electric thruster with control at steering pedestal



  • Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/2000 - 100A inverter/battery charge

  • Advert alternator regulator (boost)

  • Hot air heating with outlets to saloon and each cabin and both heads, shower compartments, with programmable hot air controller

  • Holding tank

  • Bowthruster 82Kg

  • Max Prop, three feathering blades

  • Extractor fan fitted in heads

  • MLS fuel purifier in front of fuel filters


  • 12 volt system

  • Six heavy duty batteries, charged from engine alternator, new in September 2017; one for engine, 110Ah capacity, five for domestic use, 550 Ah capacity

  • Isolating switches

  • Cabin lighting throughout

  • Reading lights over bunks

  • Chart light over navigation table

  • Full Lopolight LED navigation light system incorporating bow lights, stern light, masthead tricolour light with all round white anchor light, 3 x LED deck flood lights and steaming light

  • Circuit breakers on main panel

  • 2 x 12V interior sockets (Cigarette lighter type)

  • Hydronic water heating system with four outlets

  • 240V Ring main, with 5 double UK outlet sockets, earth leak circuit breaker and connection cable with plug for shore connection and 1Kw immersion heater fitted to calorifier and electric towel rail fitted to master cabin heads

  • 12V 25Amp socket fitted in cockpit for high load application (Dinghy inflator etc.)

  • Mastervolt MICC Mass Combi 12/2000W -100A inverter charger, MICC control panel with battery monitor. Unit replaced with new in September 2019. (Original unit was repaired and is available as a spare at additional cost if required)

  • 4kW generator fitted 2014


  • Two non metallic fresh water tanks total capacity 545 litres/120 gallons

  • Electric pressure pumps to showers

  • Hot water provided by engine calorifier unit and Eberspacher heating system

  • Electric sump pumps to shower trays

  • One manual bilge pump

  • Two electric submersible bilge pump

  • Deck shower with hot and cold water fitted in cockpit

  • Dessalator high pressure watermaker fitted 2014, approx. 41L per hour



  • Raymarine ST60 log, echo sounder, wind and compass fitted over main hatch

  • Raymarine long arm wind transducer at masthead

  • Raymarine autopilot with Lewmar rotary sprocket drive, rate gyro compass, twin station ST6001+ displays and smart remote control

  • Raymarine 18” Raydome RD12 mounted on mast

  • Raystar 125 Satellite differential GPS sensor mounted to pushpit

  • 2 x Raymarine E80 8.4” high performance displays fitted to port and starboard helm positions

  • Raymarine RAY54E VHF complete with handset, remote hand held transceiver in cockpit, and aerial fitted at masthead

  • 15” flat screen computer system at chart table with wireless mouse and keyboard, fully integrated with Raymarine equipment using Nema interface and Raytech software.


  • Semi-balanced twin rudders

  • Twin 32’’ stainless steel cockpit wheels

  • Whitlock Cobra system

  • Single lever engine control

  • Emergency steering system

  • 2 compass guards and 6 inch main steering compasses



  • Selden fractional rig

  • Double swept back spreaders

  • Selden Carbon mast with Rredriksen roller cars

  • Internal dyneema halyards

  • Stainless steel discontinous rod rigging

  • Backstay with hydraulic tensioner

  • Mainsail Lazy Jacks, three part

  • Furlex headsail reefing system below deck

  • Single line reefing led aft to cockpit for mainsail

  • Solid kicker

  • Main halyard led aft

  • Topping lift led aft

  • Kicker, jib sheet and 2 reefs lead aft

  • Jib halyard at mast

  • Burgee and signal halyards

  • Lewmar size 30 winch on mast

  • Retractable carbon bowsprit with topping lift, downhauls and deck equipment Climbing steps on mast to reach mainsail when lowered



  • Sobstad Laminated Endurance sails in white taffeta

  • White UV protection strip to foresail

  • Self tacking foresail, 44.5 m², new in 2014

  • Mainsail, 64 m², new in 2012

  • Mainsail stackpack cover

  • Furling asymmetric gennaker with top furling system


  • Aft cockpit

  • Self draining

  • Laid teak to cockpit seats

  • Laid teak to cockpit sole

  • Carbon cockpit table sunk into cockpit sole

  • Good access aft for boarding through transom

  • Telescopic stern boarding ladder

  • Two lazarette lockers port and starboard

  • Two lockers in cockpit coamings

  • Twin escape hatches to aft cabins

  • Gas bottle storage, with electric remote control cut-off valve in cockpit locker to starboard Perspex main hatch with washboard

  • Instrument panels at helm

  • Two winch handle pockets

  • Twin steering position, with S/S hide covered wheels

  • Wheel and binnacle covers in Sunbrella Captain Navy

  • Two safety harness eyes

  • Access to steering gear

  • Sprayhood in Sunbrella Captain Navy with hide covered grab bars

  • Full bimini, offering protection to the helmsman & cockpit

  • Deck shower with hot and cold water fitted in cockpit


  • Teak laid ring deck

  • Teak laid decking to bathing platform and aft face of transom door

  • Cleats forward and aft raised

  • GRP foredeck anchor locker with retracting anchor cradle and reinforced shelf to take anchor windlass

  • Lewmar V3 windlass with 10mm Gypsy, operated from either the cockpit or forward hand hld controller

  • 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

  • Rope clutches on each side, for running rigging

  • Lewmar 44ST portside halyard winch

  • Lewmar 46EST starboard electric halyard winch

  • Two Lewmar 54ST mainsheet winches, with electric upgrade in 2009

  • Integral grab handles on either side of coachroof

  • Recessed trough to take sprayhood

  • 16kg Delta anchor

  • 40 metres of chain

  • 30 metres of warp

  • Three fire extinguishers

  • One fire blanket

  • 2 Horseshoe lifebuoys & lights

  • Teak pad for outboard engine stowage


  • Ten opening deck hatches, two size 54’s, over forecabin, and one to each aft cabin, (access to cockpit), six size 03’s, over forward heads, office/study area, saloon, chart table, galley and day heads, with blinds fitted over all main hatches and windows

  • Glazed opening ports in aft cabin coamings port and starboard

  • Four fixed stainless steel ventilators on deck serving fwd cabin, ensuite shower, galley and saloon. Galley powered ventilator automatically turned on with gas switch

  • 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 American Cherry and marine faced quality plywood. Linings are fabric covered plywood or GRP as appropriate. Cabin soles are teak and holly striped non-slip

  • Corian type galley worktop, Tambora

  • Corain type heads counter tops, Celebration Granite

  • Saloon upholstery in Blendworth Prague colour 15, blue

  • Navigators seat in Nautolex maritime Royal Blue

  • Fwd cabin mattress in Kirby House Brooklyn 4014/04

  • Fwd cabin headboard in Blendworth Prague colour 15, blue

  • Aft cabin mattresses in Kirby House Brooklyn 4014/04

  • Aft cabin headboard Blendworth Prague colour 15, blue

  • Concertina blinds fitted to saloon coachhouse window and to hull portlights

  • Roller shade/screens fitted to forward cabin and office/study hatches

  • Centre lee cloths for aft cabin berths


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

  • Twin stainless steel sinks

  • Corian type worktop, Tambora

  • Pressurised hot and cold water

  • Chrome freshwater handpump fitted at galley sink

  • Stainless steel grab rail

  • Front loading 100 litre refrigerator

  • Top loading 40 litre freezer, can also operate as additional fridge

  • Fully gimballed gas cooker with three burners, grill and oven (fail-safe devices on all burners) Gas cut off tap

  • Ample storage for crockery and cutlery

  • Cupboards

  • Opening hatch

  • Ventilation



  • Raised seating for six people

  • Excellent vision

  • Dining table

  • Stowage

  • Bookshelf

  • Opening hatch

  • Concertina blinds to pilot house windows

  • Seating converts to single sea berth

  • Ventilation



  • Navigator's seat

  • Instrument console forward of chart table

  • Chart stowage

  • Locker spaces

  • Opening hatch over

  • Chart light

  • Main switch panel

  • 12VWindows PC with independent SeaPro 3000 navigation software, 12V 14" hi-res screen, route planning transmitted to cockpit navigation screen



  • Large double centreline berth

  • Large hanging locker

  • Large shelved locker

  • Shelves

  • Five fixed portlights

  • Three opening hatches

  • Ventilation

  • Open plan office/study area option

  • Concertina blinds

  • Door to ensuite facilities

  • Mirrored doors to wardrobe



  • Marine w.c.

  • Washbasin with Corian type surround, Celebration Granite

  • Hot and cold pressurised water

  • Separate shower with Perspex door

  • Grating to shower tray

  • Electric shower pump

  • Opening hatch

  • Lockers

  • Mirror

  • Glass holder

  • Ventilation

  • Opening hatch

  • Electric heated towel rail



  • Large double/two single berths

  • Shelved locker

  • Hanging locker

  • Shelves

  • Escape hatch

  • Fixed portlight

  • Curtains



  • Marine w.c.

  • Washbasin with Corian type surround, Celebration Granite Hot and cold pressurised water

  • Shower

  • Electric shower pump

  • Shower grating

  • Lockers

  • Oilskin stowage

  • Mirror

  • Glass holder

  • Fixed portlight

  • Opening hatch


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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