Southerly – 42

Florida, United States

 This rare, one-owner, Southerly 42RST is the very desirable two cabin version that has been updated recently with new sails, new hull paint, new canvas, new engine mounts, new dripless shaft seal and a new cutlass bearing.  Delivered to the owners in UK during the spring of 2012, they sailed it back to the western hemisphere via the ARC, where they placed second in class (and 9th overall out of 350 boats!).  This boat has been professionally maintained and is ready for new owners and new adventures.  Onboard training and an option for temporary dockage is included.

The Southerly 42 features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered (8′ 11″), the deep draft makes for fast, serious cruising. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draft of just 2′ 9″ – perfect for shallow water exploring.

When the Southerly 42RST was first developed, Humphreys Design commissioned a fast, modern hull for good performance, with the stability and comfort for cruising. Deck styling and a sociable cockpit layout with twin helm positions, designed by Stephen Jones, created one of the most comfortable and easy to sail cruising yachts available.

With excellent build quality and exquisite interiors, Northshore Yachts have brought a wealth of knowledge and practical design to the Southerly range. 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


42.58 ft
Length Overall
42.58 ft
Waterline Length
36.42 ft
13.25 ft
Max Draft
8.92 ft
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar
  • Model : 4JH4
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 54 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
54 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
88 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
77 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
23 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, Deck Saloon

Additional Info

Hull, Deck and Swing Keel

The Southerly 42RST is supplied with CE certification is built to EU specifications and conforms to RCD, design category A. 


Heavy duty composite molding, incorporating an anti-print through and moisture barrier, multi-axial, and unidirectional reinforcements with vinylester laminating resin and isophthalic gelcoat. The keel box is an integral part of the hull lay-up and sandwich construction stiffening runs the entire length of the hull topsides. All main bulkheads are bonded into the hull at main lay-up stage along with a stiffening grillage of transverse frames and longitudinal stringers. The engine bearers are an integral part of the hull structure.

  • Southerly (Bahama) Blue hull paint with painted red/white logo/stripes (new 2021) Awlcraft 2000
  • Bottom paint (NOV 2020)  Sea Hawk Bio-cop
  • Swim platform with storage, Weaver Snap Davits for dinghy
  • Bow thruster (motor rebuilt 2023)


Hand laid composite sandwich construction, with carbon reinforcements. All strong points and stress areas are strengthened with carbon reinforcements. The deck is bonded to the hull through the entire length and to all main bulkheads resulting in a strong and integrated unit.

  • Biscuit and white two-tone deck
  • Teak cockpit seating and flooring
  • Integrated teak toe rail reinforcing the hull to deck joint
  • Molded non-slip finish to ring deck and coachroof
  • Access to chain locker from foredeck
  • Foredeck stowage locker


The 42 features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered, the deep draft makes for fast, stable cruising in a seaway. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draft of just 0.84m (2' 9") - perfect for shallow water exploring.

The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and stiffener for the keel and housing assembly. It is fitted into a recess in the hull in the area of the keel box with stainless steel bolts. The aerofoil shaped keel is cast iron and incorporates a stainless-steel pivot at the leading edge. The keel is raised and lowered by a dyneema pennant and hydraulic ram powered by an electrically driven pump with a hand operated back-up. All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance.

  • Keel control and gauge showing keel position fitted at the helm
  • Removable stainless-steel pin, positioned to enable the keel to be locked in the ‘up' position
  • Manual rocker switch at pin position for fine adjustment


Interior joinery is finished in American Cherry with upgraded Corian countertops in the two heads and galley.  Cabin soles are striped non-slip laminate. Upgraded UltraSuede fabric in main saloon and on master stateroom headboard.

Aft Cabin:

  • Full beam aft cabin
  • Dedicated 10,000BTU air conditioning unit (new 2019)
  • Large centerline double berth
  • Stowage lockers to port and starboard
  • Two corner lockers
  • Large hanging locker
  • Extensive low-level stowage
  • Opening ports including "skylight" above berth
  • Fixed panoramic side ports
  • Overhead LED lights
  • Two LED reading lights

Aft Cabin en-Suite Head:

  • Marine toilet with holding tank
  • Washbasin with Corian surround
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Electric sump pump
  • Locker
  • Mirror
  • Glass holder
  • Opening portlight


  • "V" berth with filler board
  • Large hanging locker
  • Large shelfed storage locker
  • Extensive storage under bunk
  • Two full length shelves
  • Fixed panoramic side ports
  • Opening hatch with screen/shade
  • Overhead lights
  • Two reading lights

Forward Head:

  • Marine toilet with holding tank
  • Washbasin with Corian surround
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Separate shower with seat and Perspex door
  • Electric sump pump


  • Twin stainless steel sink
  • Corian worktop
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Stainless steel grab rail
  • Front loading refrigerator
  • Top loading freezer (or second refrigerator)
  • Microwave
  • Fully gimballed gas cooker with three burners, grill, and oven (fail-safe devices on all burners)
  • Hydrocarbon monitor with alarm
  • Ample food and equipment storage
  • Various cupboards with dedicated 6-bottle wine cabinet
  • Opening port
  • Overhead lighting
  • Configurable large locker aft for optional equipment
  • 16,000BTU air conditioning for galley/command station/saloon

Raised Saloon:

  • Raised seating for six people
  • Excellent vision forward, port and starboard through fixed windows
  • Variable folding leaf table drops to convert to double berth (brings sleeping accommodations to six total)
  • Stowage
  • Bookshelf
  • Two opening hatches with screen/shades
  • Overhead LED lights
  • Accordion-style blinds on fixed windows

Command Station:

  • Chart table to starboard
  • Seat & arm rest
  • Extensive Instrument Panel forward of chart table
  • Chart stowage under hinged lid
  • Locker spaces
  • Opening hatch with screen/shade
  • Overhead LED lights
  • Chart light
  • 12 V power socket
  • Main electrical switch panel
  • Opening hatch with screen/shade
  • Fixed portlight
  • Excellent view

Sails and Rigging

The Southerly 42 boasts an impressive sail plan, for powerful windward performance. The tall fractional rig with swept back double spreaders, combines a self tacking furling jib and large mainsail with single line reefing. For off-wind sailing a choice of two spinnakers can be flown from the bowsprit.

  • Mainsails: North 3Di composite (new 2019); original North Nordac main in storage
  • Genoas: North 3Di composite (new 2019); original North Nordac genoa and working jib in storage
  • Storm Jib: North-orange in color per ARC regulations (never used)
  • Spinnakers: North asymmetric reaching and running spinnakers in socks for easy dousing
  • Slab reefing mainsail with single line reefing led aft to cockpit for mainsail
  • Mainsail cover: Stak Pak with lazy jacks
  • Selden anodized aluminum spars, finished in silver
  • 1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with sage toggle-fork chrome bronze rigging screws
  • Split Backstay
  • Furlex headsail reefing system 
  • Selden rod kicker with gas strut (new 2021) 
  • Pole mounted on vertical mast track for downwind work


The forward part of the cockpit is deep and wide with generous, comfortable seating. The cockpit sole is the correct width to provide leg bracing from the cockpit table when heeled and coamings are gently sloped outward for further comfort. The cockpit table with folding leaves offers dinette facilities, whilst providing a convenient handrail when the yacht is heeled. A double walkway around the table keeps the cockpit clear for easy access. The aft part of the cockpit is designed to give the helmsman the very best position to the helm. Foot wells for bracing, and comfortable seating, both behind and outboard of each helm station offer safety at sea, whilst twin wheel positions give a clear view to the bow on either tack.

  • Dodger and Bimini combo (new 2021)
  • Self-draining with two drains at helm positions
  • Teak seating and flooring
  • Cockpit table with folding leaves, stowage, and handrail
  • Good access aft for boarding through transom
  • Telescopic stern boarding ladder
  • Cockpit locker to port and starboard
  • Gas bottle storage
  • Fender stowage in cockpit locker
  • Perspex main hatch with washboard
  • Instrument panel above hatchway
  • Two winch handle pockets
  • Three safety harness eyes


The steering is direct drive with minimum backlash and semi-balanced twin rudders to give instantly responsive steering and precise directional stability. The transom is open with integral steps to give easy access to the cockpit.

  • Semi-balanced twin rudders
  • Twin 30" stainless steel cockpit wheels covered in leather
  • Single level engine control 
  • Emergency steering system

Deck Fittings and Loose Gear
  • Cleats forward and aft raised with stainless chafe guard
  • Spring cleats amidships with stainless steel chafe guard
  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow roller and fairing
  • GRP foredeck anchor locker with re-enforced shelf; Quick Hector 1500w electric windlass with hand held remoteto take anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit incorporating navigation light bracket
  • Stainless steel stanchions and guard wires
  • Stainless steel aft pulpit incorporating stern gate, navigation light bracket and ensign staff socket
  • Fuel and water deck fillers
  • Waste pumpout deck fitting
  • Turning blocks to take reefing lines
  • Two cabin top Lewmar winches (one electric) for mast and mainsail controls 
  • Rope clutches as required for running rigging
  • Two primary Lewmar winches for genoa sheets
  • Two Lewmar secondary winches
  • Stainless steel grab handles on either side of coach roof
  • Bruce plow anchor with 70m chain rode
  • Spare anchor 10m chain and 50+ m nylon rode
  • Boat hook
  • Ensign & Staff
  • Gas Bottle
  • LED running lights
  • 6-person liferaft in hard pack on stern (recertified 2/2022)
  • MOM 8s Switlik man overboard module (new 2022)

  • Pressurized hot and cold water system
  • Manual foot pump at galley sink for salt water
  • Mixer tap to galley sink
  • Mixer tap in heads compartments
  • Non-metallic freshwater tank – 77 gallons
  • Hot water provided by engine heat exchanger or 120v electric Quick water heater
  • Electric sump pumps to shower trays
  • One manual bilge pump
  • Two electric submersible bilge pumps
  • Two holding tanks
  • Heads plumbed for fresh water flush

  • 12-volt system with tinned wiring throughout (except for equipment tails provided by manufacturers)
  • Isolating switches
  • LED cabin lighting throughout
  • Reading lights over bunks
  • Chart light over navigation table
  • Full LED navigation light system incorporating bow lights, stern light, masthead tricolour light with all round white anchor light, deck flood light and steaming light
  • Comprehensive array of circuit breakers on main panel
  • Volt and Ammeter on main panel
  • Shore power connection
  • MasterVolt AGM batteries (two house bank batteries at 400 amp/hours total and one dedicated engine start battery at 90 amp/hours) (all NEW Nov 2023)
  • Two deck-mounted 34w solar panels with controller for house bank
  • MasterVolt Mass Combi Inverter/Charger (2500watts/100amps)
  • Twin 30amp shore power cords
  • Vectron electrical monitor for real time battery status updates and electrical usage reports
  • DuoGen combination Hydro generator/wind generator with regulator
  • 12v outlet at nav station

Electronics, Communications and Entertainment
  • RAYMARINE ST60 + Speed, depth and wind indicators mounted in instrument panel above companionway with graphic display at chart table
  • RAYMARINE autopilot with Mamba drive, ST6002+ display in cockpit, SPX10 Smart Pilot with Rate Gyro.Includes rudder reference unit
  • RAY 55E VHF Radio with DSC function 
  • COMAR AIS Class B receiver and transponder with separate VHF antenna and cables
  • RAYMARINE E120W multi-function touch screen displays, with NavionicsCard at command / nav station; second E90W mounted in pod at port helm station     
  • RAYMARINE 18" radar with scanstrut mast bracket
  • RAYMARINE Sirius Satellite Weather Receiver (requires subscription)
  • IRIDIUM GO Satellite phone with external antenna (requires new SIM card and subscription)
  • ICOM M802 SSB with KISS antenna
  • SONY AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo system with two speakers below decks, two waterproof speakers in cockpit


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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