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Broker’s Comments

The Southerly 47 offers an owner the option, with its swing keel, to safely creek crawl or even beach at low tide – giving you access most other yachts of the same size can only dream of.

Southerly 47 ISABEL has been lightly used during her current ownership and is offered turnkey ready. The original owner made sure she was built to a very high standard and specification throughout – with the current owner keeping her in the same shape. Anyone looking for an as-new cruising yacht should look no further than ISABEL.

Owner’s Comments

We have owned Southerly 47 ISABEL for just over 6 years and have come to love the boat for her performance, comfort and luxury cruising. She has been mostly sailed off the South Coast of England with extended trips across to France, the Channel Islands and the Scilly Isles. As a family boat, we have mainly sailed her with a crew of 2-4 people although she comfortably sleeps 6 in her three cabins (9 if the saloon table is lowered). She is admired in any marina that we visit. The beautiful sloping windows, teak decks and blue hull make her stand out from other boats. The interior of the boat is very light and airy, with excellent visibility achieved through her raised interior seating, sitting over the retractable keel box. When moored in a marina or at anchor, you can view all around the boat whilst sat around the saloon table due to this raised position, allowing you to constantly view the surrounding environment rather than sat deep in the hull like a traditional yacht.

Having never owned a Southerly before, we have been constantly impressed by her build quality, performance, and stability in weather. She can be sailed by two comfortably. All ropes and instruments lead to the rear helm wheel stations. They support dual Raymarine 12 inch chartplotters, autopilots, and i70 wind/depth/speed instruments. On longer passages, she can also be sailed inside at the chart plotter station with all instrumentation integrated through the Raymarine network. Performance is enhanced by her twin rudder setup, deep keel, and sail plan with upgraded carbon fibre mast. She points well into the wind with her retractable keel (3.2m when fully extended) and twin rudders that provide added stability when heeled over. It is rare to need to reef her in winds of less than 28 knots testifying to her stability in the water. With an underwater exhaust system and insulated hulls, she is remarkably quiet under motor or when moored at anchor/marina. Her upgraded mattresses and en-suite master cabin make her exceptionally comfortable for a couple to sail with or without their family.

The benefit of the Southerly lifting keel cannot be overstated in a 47-foot boat when compared to a conventional fixed keel. When fully retracted, the boat depth is just 1.0m. It makes the boat far more flexible for entering harbours, marinas, coastal waterways, and for getting close to beaches. The robust hull, keel plate and strong rudders allow her to bottom out on mud or sand very easily. By timing tidal entry into shallow depth areas, you can sit comfortably on the beach whilst other yachts sit out in the bay. It is not infrequent to see other similar size boats come alongside to then realise that Isabel has a lifting keel and is sat in 1.2-1.5m of water rather than 2.5-3.0m. Boats failing to recognise this fact often find themselves listing heeled over overnight whilst ISABEL simply sits flat on the seabed next to them! Further performance benefits are made by raising and lowering the keel whilst sailing, often-achieving 0.5-1.0 knots in extra speed performance sailing down wind. The folding stainless Maxiprop propeller adds to further reduction in drag.

Her cruising performance is excellent in all wind conditions. Down-wind sailing can be assisted by her large asymmetric sail mounted on a Karver bowsprit, that can be reefed in or out with the assistance of a continuous rope led back to the starboard genoa winch. This allows for asymmetric sailing with a crew of just two people. For more adventurous sailing conditions, she is equipped with a storm jib with a sail mounted on a stainless steel wire halyard attached to the foredeck through dedicated fixings. She is also equipped with a mast mounted spinnaker pole and fixings and a separate spinnaker sail. With her two head sails and self-tacking jib, she comes with a full complement of sails for bluewater cruising.

As a family cruiser, we have found that ISABEL functions well with two large families on extended trips. Her on board Cummins Onan generator gives that extra reassurance of knowing that service batteries can be topped up to support the use of tablet computers, mobile phones, and watching the TV whilst at anchor or moored in a marina. A Mastervolt charger/invertor supports the large 740AH service batteries (all renewed 2020). The Easiview Mastervolt interface provides constant information about connections to shore power, service battery charge levels, and power inputs. There is an additional 200AH bow service battery to support manoeuvring around the marina using joystick controlled bow and stern thrusters at the starboard helm. The thrusters give that added control when mooring her in tight spaces or when approaching a buoy.

Our decision to sell ISABEL has been motivated by our relocation to another part of the world on retirement. As we no longer live on the South Coast, time has come to pass her on to be looked after by a new owner.


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Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Northshore Yachts Ltd
  2. Model: Southerly 47
  3. Yacht Name: ISABEL
  4. Hull Designer: Stephen Jones & Southerly
  5. Year Built: 2012
  6. LOA: 47’4” / 14.43m
  7. LWL: 42’10” / 13.05m
  8. Beam: 14’8” / 4.46m
  9. Min Draft / Max Draft: 3’3” / 1m (Keel Up) - 10’3” / 3.12m (Keel Down)
  10. Displacement: 17,256kg / 38,043lb
  11. Ballast Weight: 6,120kg / 13,489lb
  12. Berths: 9 berths in 3 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  13. Engine Count: 1 Yanmar 4JH5-TE (75hp) Diesel
  14. Country: Gosport, Hampshire, UK
  15. Asking Price: £485,000, VAT paid
Contact Details
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Harry Lightfoot
Berthon UK
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
E-Mail: harry.lightfoot@berthon.co.uk
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Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Bruno Kairet
bruno.kairet@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthonspain.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404


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