Lower saloon
Navigation area
Aft cabin
Forward cabin

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Model: Southerly 38
Model Year: 2009
Tax Status: Paid
Northshore, Chichester
Boat Ref: 6284869

Tax: Paid

Price: £204,500


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, Folding


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

The benefits of owning this attractive yacht include having more interior space below decks than most yachts of this size and a truly amazing aft cabin. The finish below decks is excellent.

The cockpit is superbly designed, giving safe seating when sailing and is perfect for after sailing social and dining activities.

Her sailing performance is excellent and others of her class have cruised extensively and even won their class in the ARC Trans Atlantic event. She carries little or no weather helm when heeled and is very responsive. Her sail carrying ability is very good making her a safe yacht that be cruised seriously if required.

The Southerly 38 has a swing keel system and can be lifted at the touch of a button. You will be able to explore rivers and anchorages where a fin keel yacht dare not go. With the keel raised, she only needs 2' 8" of water to float and can dry out upright on her grounding plate. We would definitely recommend you inspect this yacht.


We have owned Alfresco from new and initially used her for extended holiday cruising to South West France and Brittany, but for the past three years she has been only lightly used due to ill health. Alfresco is an ideal longer distance cruising boat enabling fast, relaxed passage making with spacious, comfortable accommodation and a massive amount of storage. The lifting keel extends the opportunities for access to tidally restricted marinas and to quieter anchorages. Most of our sailing has been husband and wife only, and we found her easy to sail with two people.



  • Ivory White gelcoat
  • Oxford Blue and Red boot top and Oxford Blue style stripes

  • Clear gelcoat below waterline



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


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 3JH3-E 39hp 3 cylinder, fresh water cooled, 40hp diesel engine (647 Hours), last service May 2016

  • Reduction/reverse gear

  • 80 amp alternator

  • Bronze stern tube with water lubricated stern gland

  • Stainless steel propeller shaft

  • Bronze three bladed propeller

  • 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



  • 75Kg Lewmar bow thruster with control fitted to steering position in cockpit



  • 12 volt system

  • Three heavy duty batteries, charged from engine alternator; one for engine (New 2015) two for domestic use(New 2016)

  • 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

  • 240v Ring main, including 3 double outlet sockets: galley, saloon and aft cabin.

  • Mastervolt battery charger IVO 12/40 amp smart 3 step

  • 75 litre top loading refrigerated ice box in galley with keel cooler to compressor

  • Alpine radio/CD player

  • Hot air heating system with 4 outlets

  • Holding tank system, connected to aft toilet only


  • Pressurised hot and cold water system

  • Mixer tap to galley sink

  • Mixer tap in heads compartments

  • Chrome fresh water hand pump fitted at galley sink

  • Aquafilta water filter

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

  • Electric pressure pump

  • Hot water provided by engine calorifier unit with 1kW

  • Electric sump pumps to shower trays

  • One manual bilge pump

  • One electric submersible bilge pump



  • Raymarine ST60+ speed depth and wind indicators above companionway, with graphic display at chart table

  • Raymarine S2G autopilot with internal rate Gro with Mamba drive, ST6002+ displays in cockpit and at chart table

  • Raymarine RAY55E VHF radio with DSC function

  • External speaker for VHF

  • 18” Raymarine Raydome fitted on mast

  • Raymarine E80 high performance display mounted on swivelling pod at rear of cockpit table

  • Raymarine 15” display fitted at chart table with ST2 Nema keypad and 12v/240v inverter

  • ICS Navtex 6

  • Radar reflector fitted to mast


  • Semi-balanced twin rudders

  • Twin 30’’ hide covered stainless steel cockpit wheels

  • Whitlock Cobra system

  • Single lever engine control

  • Emergency steering system

  • Compass guards and 6 inch main steering compasses



  • Selden fractional rig

  • Double swept back spreaders

  • Selden anodised aluminium spars, finished in silver

  • 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

  • Spinnaker/Gennaker halyard

  • Topping lift

  • Kicker, jib sheet, main halyard, topping lift, outhaul and 3 reefs lead aft

  • Jib halyard at mast

  • Burgee and signal halyards

  • Lewmar size 30 winch on mast



  • Dacron Sails

  • Fully battened mainsail system with roller bearing cars

  • UV protection strip to foresail

  • Stac pac system for mainsail with Lazy Jacks


  • Aft cockpit

  • Self draining

  • Laid teak to cockpit seats

  • Laid teak to cockpit sole

  • Cockpit table with folding leaves, stowage and handrail

  • 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, with two cyinders, one service and one spare

  • 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 on cockpit side

  • 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

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

  • Lewmar H2 windlass with hand held remote control switch

  • Sprayhood in Dune with hide covered grab bar

  • Cockpit tent enclosure with roll up sides and back in Dune

  • Fitted cockpit seat cushions

  • Cockpit bimini

  • 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

  • Six rope clutches to port and six to starboard, for running rigging

  • Two Lewmar 46ST winches, port manual, starboard electric

  • Stainless steel grab handles on either side of coachroof

  • Harness lifeline jackstays port and starboard

  • Canvas wheel covers in Dune

  • Canvas cockpit table cover in Dune

  • 16kg Delta anchor

  • 30 metres of chain

  • 30 metres of warp

  • Fortess kedge anchor with chain and warp

  • Two fire extinguishers

  • One fire blanket

  • Brass clock and barometer


  • Six opening deck hatches, size 22, over forecabin, size 41 over fwd cabin and fwd heads, saloon, one size 44 and 2, size TBC 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.

  • Saloon and cabin upholstery in Foxtrot Fox 40 blue

  • Curtains in Bermuda 29 Light blue

  • Concertina blinds fitted to raised coachroof area

  • Lee cloths for port and starboard berths in saloon


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, Gemini

  • 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



  • 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

  • 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.