Published: Friday, 18 May 2012

New Southerly 420 Make Its Debut At London Boat Show 1

The New Southerly 420 centre cockpit, blue water cruising yacht, designed by Northshore Yachts Ltd with Naval Architecture by Rob Humphreys made its debut at the London Boat Show in January 2012.

It can be easily sailed by two people. The tall fractional rig with swept back double spreaders, combines a self tacking furling jib with a large powerful mainsail, offering the capability to sail short handed. Upwind, the yacht will point to 30 degrees. A double headed rig and an asymmetric gennaker for off wind sailing are optional.

The centre cockpit offers comfortable seating around the single helm station with space for full instrumentation. The mainsheet track is integrated into the aft cockpit coaming with the traveller control lines led to coaming self-tailing winches which also control the main and jib sheets. Secondary winches either side of the companionway handle the reefing and kicker functions making the yacht easily managed from the cockpit while underway. A teak table that folds against the pedestal when not in use offers alfresco dining capabilities in the cockpit. The transom features a teak-decked swim platform with integral telescopic bathing ladder for water access, a fresh water shower and moulded teak surfaced steps to the aft deck.

New Southerly 420 Make Its Debut At London Boat Show

Aft cabin is spacious and airy and boasts a large centreline double berth with seating both sides, plentiful stowage, good ventilation and ensuite facilities. The forward cabin is fitted with v berths, which convert to a double, two hull ports hull side storage lockers and a hanging locker. The cabin also has private access to the forward toilet compartment.

With the keel lowered, the variable draught of 2.67m makes for fast, serious passage making, with powerful windward performance. At the touch of a button, the keel can be raised, to give a shallow draught of 0.77m, perfect for exploring coastlines, shallow bays and inland waterways. Each yacht is built to suit its owner's personal requirements and there is a comprehensive list of options including a choice of interior woods. Also it features a choice of upholstery and coloured hulls.

The Southerly 420 conforms to CE category A, Ocean.