A super cruising yacht by Southerly and Rob Humphreys. In the Southerly 420, they have combined a great performing and capable cruising yacht with spectacular accommodation and all within 42’4” / 12.9m. Her variable draft is a feature which is unique to Southerly Yachts and which they have long be renowned for – the yachts fully retractable swing keel (hydraulic and operated from the steering pedestal) and grounding plate enables her to dry out. Once there, stepping ashore is breeze via her moulded transom steps and swim platform. She has a flexible easily managed rig with twin head stays, reaching genoa and self-tacking Solent jib, as well as a conventional main – all by North Sails.
One of the outstanding features of the Southerly 420 is the interior. From her opulent saloon, well-equipped and roomy galley to the owner’s aft cabin. Many of her unique selling points would not look out of place on a much larger yacht.
With her fulsome cruising inventory, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, commissioned in 2012 was well spec’d from the outset – Raymarine I series instrumentation, North sails, comprehensive safety equipment and all the creature comforts with minimum of spring preparation she will be ready to go sailing this season.
Still in her original ownership, the yacht has been a berth holder here in Lymington Marina and regularly maintained by the Berthon Boat Company.
“BRIEF ENCOUNTER is our second Southerly and is a wonderful cruising yacht. She is stable and easy to handle, with all lines coming aft to the centre cockpit, which has kept us dry even in heavy seas. We have lived aboard for up to three weeks at a time and, with a well-equipped galley, spacious saloon with flat-screen television, and sprung mattresses in the owners’ cabin, she is truly a home from home.”
Berthon Yacht Sales
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