Southerly – 110

South Carolina, United States

Where will you go aboard this well-built cruising yacht? The Southerly 110 was designed by Rob Humphreys and built to cross oceans by Northshore Yachts in England. With the keel up, the Southerly 110 has an extreme shoal draft of only 2 feet 4 inches! With the keel down, the S110 draft is an impressive 7 feet 2 inches. The keel is fully adjustable to any depth you wish by pushing a button. The twin rudders provide exceptional tracking on all points of sail.

 SHALLOW DRAFT FREEDOM – At the touch of a button, the keel can be raised and sail in shallow waters. This means you can extend your cruising grounds considerably. Raising the swing keel gives you access to many tidal locations and allows you to berth this yacht on the beach, keep her at your shallow water dock, or even on a lift!

 DEEP DRAFT PERFORMANCE—The swing keel provides a deep draft, which gives the boat greater stability due to the increased righting moment. In practice, the boat is stiffer, carries her sail better, and carves her way efficiently to windward in any seaway. The swing keel’s airfoil shape is highly efficient and allows you to point high (30 degrees).

Wind’s Song is in great condition and has many recent updates! 2020 Yanmar engine, 2024 running rigging, 2024 winches serviced, 2023 Raymarine Axiom 12″ display, 2020 & 2024 upholstery, 2024 keel ram, 2024 keel pennant replaced, 2024 Max-Prop, 2024 sails cleaned and serviced, 2024 headsail UV cover and mainsail stack pack, 2024 exterior detailing, 2021 dodger, 2024 bottom paint.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


35.5 ft
Length Overall
35.5 ft
Waterline Length
30.25 ft
11.75 ft
Max Draft
7.17 ft
Dry Weight
15,388 lb

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar
  • Model : 3YM30AE
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 29 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
29 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
48 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
54 gal
Holding Tank Count


Boat Class
Cruisers, Pilothouse

Additional Info

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Southerly 110 embodies the established features of the Southerly range, which have proved popular over many years. The modern hull and rig set very high standards of performance, versatility, and sheer good looks which appeal to family and cruising yachtsmen alike. Her aft cockpit, plumb bow line, and twin rudder configuration, combined with her sail plan, make her a fast, fun, and exhilarating yacht to sail. 

Whitlock direct steering, combined with the twin rudder arrangement gives instantly responsive steering, making helming this yacht a real pleasure.  Even when the wind increases and gusts attempt to push her off course, the hull form and deep draft of the Swing Keel enables her to stand up to the wind and carry her canvas, whilst the twin rudders give exceptional directional stability and control.  The Southerly 110 is so light on the helm she will sail herself most of the time. Single-line mainsail reefing and a furling genoa make sail handling easy – ideal for family or short-handed sailing.

The tall fractional rig and self-tacking jib is a popular option, to enjoy your sailing with minimum effort. The self-tacking jib means you can tack spontaneously, without effort, allowing you to sail in conditions that a conventional sail plan may not allow, such as in a harbor or congested area.

The unique Swing Keel provides deep draft performance (deeper than most yachts), for powerful windward performance. At the 'touch of a button' the keel can be raised to just 2'4'' for shallow draft freedom, allowing you to sail in coastal areas and inland waters. As with all Southerlys, the yacht will also dry out and sit upright.

As you board the Southerly 110, Northshore’s traditional quality of build shines through. Good, all-round views, a spacious saloon, an open galley, a raised chart table, and a large aft cabin are particular features of this yacht. 

Designed by Rob Humphreys and Northshore Design Office.

2020 - 2024 Improvements
  • Bottom painted (2024)
  • Replaced the galley and head faucets (2024)
  • Serviced the cabin top winches. (6/2024) – SC Yachting
  • Replaced most of the running rigging. (6/2024) – SC Yachting
  • Replaced the jib furling blocks. (6/2024)
  • Replaced the port side salon upholstery. (5/2024) – The Proper Knot
  • Interior detailing. (5/2024)
  • Removed and serviced the mainsail and self-tacking jib. (4/2024) - North Sails
  • A new UV cover was installed on the jib. (4/2024) – North Sails
  • Installed a new mainsail stack pack. (4/2024) – North Sail
  • Exterior detailing, including wax. (3/2024) – Charleston Yacht
  • Hauled and blocked vessel. (1/2024) – Marine Propulsion
  • Replaced the swing keel hydraulic ram and pennant. (1/2024) – Marine Propulsion
  • Replaced the hydraulic fluid in the hydraulic swing keel pump. (1/2024) – Marine Propulsion
  • Removed paint from the swing keel and applied two coats of primer and two coats of paint. (1/2024) – Marine Propulsion
  • Installed a new Max-Prop Pro. (1/2024) – Marine Propulsion
  • Installed a new DST 810 transducer (7/2023) – Tidal Marine Electronics
  • Installed a new Raymarine Axiom+12 multi-function display (7/2023) – Tidal Marine Electronics
  • Prepped and painted the bottom. (6/2023) - Cooper River Boatyard
  • A new dodger was installed. (late-2023)
  • Installed a new Yanmar 29 HP engine and engine control panel. (10/2020) – Marine Propulsion
  • Installed a new air conditioner intake thru-hull, strainer, and hose. (10/2020) – Marine Propulsion
  • Repaired the bow thruster and replaced the bow thruster control. (10/2020) – Marine Propulsion


The spacious salon has a U-shaped settee and a dining table to port, and a settee to starboard. The table pivots and also raises to allow easy access to the port settee at both the forward and aft ends. The table also lowers to convert to a double berth and can expand to allow additional seating for dining on the starboard side. There is storage under the settees and bottle storage on the starboard side.

  • Starboard side upholstery replaced in 2020
  • Port side upholstery replaced in 2024

The chart table is raised on the starboard side opposite the galley. For additional details, see "Navigation and Electronics" below.

The raised galley is conveniently located to port at the base of the companionway steps and has excellent visibility. The cook has excellent 180-degree views of the outside through the pilothouse windows. A stainless steel grab rail surrounds the countertop for safety. Plenty of storage is found in two large-opening lockers, four drawers, and an enclosed shelf outboard. Additional storage for pots and pans is found below the gimbaled stove.

  • Frigaboat top-loading refrigerator
  • Plastimo Neptune 4500 2-burner stove w/oven
  • Stainless steel double sink
  • New stainless steel galley faucet (2024)
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Pull out trash bin below the counter

The head is to starboard and is conveniently located at the base of the companionway. A second door leads to the aft stateroom. In the head is a vented wet locker for foul-weather gear. A fold-down seat covers the toilet, allowing you to sit when showering. A stainless steel grab rail handle around the sink counter and grating on the floor add to safety. A new stainless steel faucet/shower was installed in 2024. With no wood in the head, it is easy to keep clean and maintain. Storage is found under the sink and outboard. 

The owner's cabin is aft. It features a large double berth that is offset to starboard. To port is a desk, drawers, and a shelf. There is a hanging locker to starboard and storage beneath the berth. There are two opening ports and three fixed ports.

The forward cabin features a double berth, an overhead deck hatch, two fixed hull ports with curtains, a hanging locker, several cabinets, shelves, and storage beneath the berth.

  • Air Conditioning: DOMETIC 12000 BTU self-contained marine air conditioner (R410A) (2018)

Hull, Deck, Swing Keel, and Cockpit


Hand laid up heavy-duty GRP molding, incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements for strength and impact resistance. The hull is solid glass below the waterline and cored with balsa above the waterline for increased strength and insulation. The thickness of the fiberglass increases progressively toward the keel area. The keel box is an integral part of the hull layup. A substantial skeg is fitted on the centerline to protect the propeller and rudders when the yacht is dried out.

Swing Keel:

The fixed ballast is an iron casting that acts as a grounding plate and transverse stiffening for the keel unit. It is fitted into a recess in the hull in the area of the keel box using stainless steel bolts. The aerofoil swing keel is cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at the leading edge. The swing keel is raised and lowered by a hydraulic ram powered by an electrically driven pump operated from the cockpit. There is a hand-operated backup. All the hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance. The hydraulic ram was replaced in 2024.


Decks are nonslip and easy to get around. Raised teak-capped bulwarks provide extra safety. Forward is a stainless-steel stem head fitting with twin bow rollers. Salon windows and ports are partially reflective toughened glass. Lifeline gates on both port and starboard sides open forward and midships. The deck is a hand-laid-up GRP of sandwich-type construction using balsa core stiffening, with plywood in high-stress areas where fittings are positioned. The entire deck is bonded and mechanically fixed to the hull, resulting in a strong and integrated unit. 


Large cockpit with comfortable seating. The helmsman's seat lifts to the sugar scoop transom for an easy walk-thru. A deep lazarette locker to the port and another locker on starboard houses the LPG tank.

  • Pedestal wheel
  • Emergency tiller
  • Manual bilge pump
  • 2021 dodger

Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical
  • 2020 Yanmar 29 HP 3 cylinder, fresh water cooled, diesel engine. Model: 3YM30AE
  • Easy access to the engine forward and aft.
  • Installed a new Max-Prop (1/2024)
  • Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/50-3 110V
  • 30 Amp shore power connection
  • Shore power cord
  • 12-volt and 120-volt electric panels at the Nav.
  • Air Conditioning: Dometic DTU12 self-contained marine air conditioner (R410A).
  • Refrigeration: Frigoboat refrigeration system.
  • Hydraulic pump and ram for swing keel with manual backup. The swing keel ram and pennant were replaced in 2024.
  • The keel control is located at the Helm. The keel gauge is INOP.
  • Plastic Tek Tanks holding tank.
  • Fresh water pump.
  • Water heater
  • Bow Thruster
  • Electric Windlass with remote
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pump

Sails and Rigging
  • Selden tall fractional rig (for that extra performance) with twin spreaders.
  • 2011 full batten mainsail (serviced May 2024).
  • Main stack pack (May 2024).
  • 2011 self-tacking furling jib (serviced and UV cover replaced May 2024).
  • Hyde Sails Code Zero with CX15 Seldon furler.
  • Stainless steel bow sprit.
  • Seldon Rod kicker vang.
  • Main sheet traveler at the helm.
  • Electric main halyard/jib sheet winch on the cabin top (Serviced June 2024).
  • Cabin top winch (Serviced June 2024)
  • All sheets are led left aft to the cockpit.
  • Replaced the jib roller furling blocks (June 2024).
  • blocks, etc.
  • The following running rigging was replaced in June 2024:
    • Main halyard
    • Jib Halyard
    • Spin Halyard
    • Boom Toppinglift
    • Jib Sheet
    • Main Sheet
    • Main Traveler
    • Vang
    • Jib Furling line

Electronics and Navigation

The nav station & chart table is on the starboard side opposite the galley and offers excellent visibility.

  • ICOM VHF Marine IC-M424G (2018)
  • Raymarine AXIOM+ 12 multi-function at Helm (2023)
  • Raymarine HD 4KW color radar (2018)
  • (2) Raymarine P70RS Autopilot controllers with rotary knob (one at the Helm and one at the Nav)
  • Raymarine i50 Speed (2018)
  • Raymarine i50 Depth (2018)
  • Raymarine i60 Wind (2018)
  • Chart table light
  • 12V socket at nav
  • 110 V outlet
  • Bow thruster control at the Helm (2020)

  • Magma propane grill
  • New Fortress 7 lb anchor
  • 2014 Viking Coastal liferaft (6/2017 exp)
  • Inflatable life vests
  • Companionway screen
  • Drink holders
  • (2) 12-volt fans in boxes

Swing Keel Description

Excerpt from John Kretschmer's Southerly 110 review in Sailing Magazine from November of 2008: "The term "swing keel" might be a bit misleading, there is nothing lightweight or small boat-like about the 110's keel arrangement. The keel box, or cavity, is an integral part of the hull and the 4,455 pounds of fixed ballast is cast iron. This section is strong enough for the 110 to dry out in tidal harbors with no adverse effects to the hull and also offers transverse stiffening to the swing keel unit. The 2,310-pound airfoil-shaped swing keel is also cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at its leading edge. A hydraulic ram, powered by an electric motor, raises and lowers the keel. Naturally, there is a manual backup system. The swing keel can actually absorb a shock load better than a fixed foil, and upon impact will retract back into the hull, rotating on its pivot and sparing the boat more serious damage." "The keel can also be trimmed, by means of a push button at the helm, to various positions. In deep water sailing upwind, the keel is lowered to its full 7-foot, 2-inch length and the 110 tracks like a demon. Off the wind, it can be raised to a more advantageous point. Nosing into a shallow anchorage the keel can be raised completely and the 2-foot, 4-inch draft will certainly be appreciated."


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.

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