Southerly 110 Lying Scotland
Northshore again commissioned Rob Humphrey's for this design with a brief to embody the established features of the Southerly range, which have proved popular over many years in a hull and rig incorporating his latest design thinking.
The result sets new standards of performance, versatility and sheer good looks which will appeal to family and cruising yachtsmen alike.
Excellent sailing performance under sail the 110 really comes into her own. The helm is indistinguishable from a fin keeler.
Even when the wind increases and gusts attempt to push her off course, the hull form and Swing Keel (up to 7'2" draught) enable her to stand up to the wind and carry her canvas while the twin rudders give exceptional directional stability and control.
In fact, the 110 is so light on the helm she will sail herself most of the time. Single line mainsail reefing and a Furlex on the genoa make sail handling a doddle, ideal for family or short handed sailing.
Today, there are over 600 Southerly owners world-wide who can testify to the remarkable versatility of a keel system which fulfils most people's idea of the ideal boat: one that has the draught enough to sail the ocean deep, yet can negotiate shallow waters with no difficulty.
Southerlys have covered many thousands of miles including transatlantic and round-the-world voyages, in the course of which they have proved themselves adept at meeting navigational challenges which you wouldn't even contemplate with other yachts.
For example, aboard a Southerly you will discover to your pleasure that shallow and half tide channels suddenly become accessible, perhaps saving a long exposed passage.
This means that you can explore the remote fastnesses of shallow creeks, the tops of estuaries and peaceful lagoons which are normally the haunts of only seabirds and waders.
For the family afloat, a Southerly is the passport to many new delights, days on the beach no longer require a lengthy trip by dinghy. Just step off the bathing ladder and set up camp alongside.
In open waters the Southerly Swing Keel provides deeper draught than is normally acceptable with any fixed keel - as much as 9ft 6ins (2.9m) on the 135. Deep draught gives greater stability due to the increased righting moment. In practice the boat is stiffer, carries her sail better than other yachts and carves her way efficiently to windward in any seaway.