Southerly 135 - 2002Lifting keel, Centre cockpit, Yanmar 56hp, 8 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon, full domestic and electronic specification, extensively cruised in the UK and Europe by her first and current owner.
Yanmar 4JH3GWE56 HPHours: 16233 blade propellerShaft driveRope cutterLarge single rudder (excellent for close quarter maneuvering)Bow thruster
Raymarine RL70C plotterGarmin GPS 128Raymarine ST60 multi displayRaymarine ST6001 autopilot displayIcom DSC VHFCockpit
Autopilot display/controlRaymarine ST60 speed - coachroofRaymarine ST60 wind - coachroofRaymarine ST60 depth - coachroof
Sails, Spars and Rigging
Selden mast and boomIn-mast mainsail reefingFurlex 200 furling systemSelden rod kickerScott boomlock (protects you from the danger of uncontrolled jibes)Double backstayLewmar traveller 2 x Lewmar 48 sheet winches 2 x Lewmar 30 halyard winchesLong genoa tracksSails
Original mainsail 32.60 sq m 351 sq ftOriginal furling genoa 50.67 sq m 545 sq ftFurling gennakerStorm sail
Interior & Domestic
Hot and cold pressurised waterEberspacher heating6 foot plus headroom240 sockets and opening ports throughoutGalley
Plastimo Neptune 2000 cookerFridge, stainless internal casing w/iceboxDouble stainless steel sinkHuge under floor storage compartmentTop loading coolboxFunctional and light 'sociable' galleyWindows throughout provide excellent lightStainless steel rail finished work surfaceChart Area
Fwd facing full size chart table'Captain' style seat on an adjustable pedestalNight lightControl panel with individual component switchesSaloon
Large saloon tableConverts to large doubleSettee which converts to two singles (bunk-bed style arrangement)Forward Heads and shower
Ensuite access to fwd cabinSea toilet - holding tankExtractor fanForward Cabin
6'3" length double V berth Plenty of stowage (including a large hanging locker just outside) Aft Single Berth/Access to Master Cabin6'6" length single berthLee clothsLifejacket lockerHanging lockerExcellent engine accessBattery isolatorsMaster Cabin
Very spacious cabin6'6" Island berthDressing unit with mirrorCurtains/blindsEnsuite access to aft headsAft Heads/Master Cabin Ensuite
Sea toilet and Shower unit from sinkExtractor fan/ventAccess to large walk-in storageWalk-in Storage
Huge storage areaOpening to cockpitIdeal for bike/tender/outboard/tool stowage
Centre cockpitTeak decking throughoutSugar scoop transomLarge folding stainless steel ladderEasy access onto spacious aft deck Hot and cold transom showerStern rail seats 2 x lockers at sternOutboard bracket on pushpit2 x large stainless steel cleats on stern2 x large stainless steel cleats aft2 x large stainless steel cleats mid-ships2 x large stainless steel cleats on fwdTall guard rails from stern to bowStainless steel grab rail on coachroofSimpson Lawrence electric windlass20m 9.5mm calibrated chain Stern Kedge Fortress size 12 anchorStarboard side windscreen wiperWide sidedecksJessail sprayhood w/stainless steel grab railHarness lifeline jackstays port and starboardCockpit
Deep and extremely safe cockpit Whitlock steering pedestalThruster controlsElectric keel raising and lowering controlsElectric windlass controls 2 x Sony waterproof speakersShallow lockerLocker with access to internal walk-in storage
Manual bilge pumpHarness lifeline jackstays port and starboard
The Slack family wanted to celebrate the new Millenniumin a special way - build a Southerly yacht - learn to sail it - circumnavigate the UK. Fanciful? Possible! Doable? Done!! It took 10 years, but that became part of the fun.
Can a family manage to encompass this new hobby of sailing? Yes they can.
Learnt to sail in the Solent, venture round Lands End, up the coast. Winter in Penarth, Cardiff Bay (where 2 nights there were 10 on-board!).
Can a Southerly 135 reach Gloucester? Yes it can, then around the Welsh coast, through the Menai Straights to Liverpool. Winter in Glasson Dock, Lancaster.
Isle of Man looks tempting, then across to Dublin, Carlingford Lough and back to Whitehaven. 10 mitre tides, drying harbours, Morecombe Bay where the seawater retreats 5 miles - just what a Southerly is built for
Whitehave is only 20 miles from home. Must stay here a bit longer and explore locality.
Western Isles of Scotland. Remote! Exposed!! Stormy!!! FANTASTIC. Southerly well suited for these Northern lattitudes.....Round Cape Wrath, Orkney Scapa Flow, in and out of Loch Ness, and down to Amble, Northumberland for the winter.
Drying estuaries, fishing villages - adventure all the way to Ipswich (Yes Whitby has a cliff top abbey and lots of links to Captain Cook) and York! Well it's only 80 miles from the open sea at Spurn Point - big bridges, lifting bridges, swing bridges - all cheerfully open on demand.
Across the Thames Estuary, Isle of White then Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Sark. Then a return to Chichester Harbour and Northshore Boatyard where our boat was built, and a celebration held. Winter in St Catherine's Dock, London.
What now? Back to Newcastle, up the Tyne and winter in Royal Quays
Mast off, motor to Edinburgh. Take the Forth & Clyde canal to Glasgow, past the Falkirk Wheel and the World's only sail through fish and chip shop. Down to Inverkip on the Clyde for the winter.
NB. Our versatile yacht allowed us to anchor, dry-out, use buoys, marinas, quaysides and raft-up on 176 occasions during our circumnavigation.
Now its the Mediterranean. first to Milford Haven, then to La Rochelle. Through the Canel du Midi to Gruisson, France.
West to Spain - Barcelona, round Majorca and back to Gruisson.
East to French Riviera, Italy, Monaco and winter near Nice.
St Tropez, Marseille, up the Rhone to Lyon. Up the Soane, then the Canel de Champagne to Epernay. Wow! We moored up within 100 metres of a cellar containing 2.5 million bottles of champagne!! On the Marne to the Seine. Stop in Paris.
"Remind me again - how many long distance ocean-going cruising yachts could achieve this?
Down the River Seine to Hornfleur and then Chichester Harbour to Sparkes Marina.
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