Innovative design, contemporary styling, powerful sailing performance, superior build quality, and luxurious accommodation are all hallmarks of the Southerly 57RS. The Southerly 57RS was designed by Ed Dubois and the Southerly Yachts design team to be a safe and elegant world cruising yacht that can be handled by two. It is a substantial and powerful yacht that efficiently manages rough conditions and takes full advantage of the Southerly variable draft swing keel. The Southerly 57RS delivers the flexibility of a deep draft (10’ 6”) for powerful sailing performance and precise directional stability and a shallow draft (3’ 6”) for exploring many inaccessible coastlines and inland waterways.
The yacht has twin wheels, twin rudders, a robust cast iron ground plate, a variable draft swing keel, a Seldon carbon fiber mast with rod rigging, a FurlerBoom electric mainsail furling system, two headsails with electric furling, a retractable bow sprit, and electric winches in the cockpit.
The attractive interior features high-quality teak joinery and abundant natural light. There are three cabins, two heads, a raised salon, a raised navigation station, a galley, and a breakfast nook.
Recent improvements include a new 150 HP Yanmar engine and a complete bottom job, including soda blasting the bottom, grounding plate, keel, re-caulking the grounding plate, and applying Coppercoat antifouling paint.
Expert artisans built Soul Kitchen to the highest standards at Northshore Shipyard in Itchenor, West Sussex, England.
"One day you might be power-reaching across an ocean, logging double-digit speeds under a massive A-sail set on a retracting bowsprit. On another day you may be tacking effortlessly up a narrow channel, putting the helm over and watching the self-tacking jib slam across its track, enjoying the windward bite and responsive steering of a deep-drafted performance cruiser. Or you may have nosed up to a beach, the boat sitting upright on the hard sand as the tide recedes, your children playing in the shadow of the sleek hull.
If you own a Southerly 57RS all this and more is possible, which is why we had no hesitation in singling this boat out from a strong group of contenders. Designed by Ed Dubois and built in Britain by Northshore Yachts, the 57RS is the flagship of a line of strong, seaworthy, and well-crafted variable-draft sailboats. It is a bluewater-capable cruiser with a difference."
The interior of Soul Kitchen is open, light, and elegant, with attractive teak joinery and polished stainless-steel fittings. The yacht’s interior accommodations include a lovely, raised salon with large deck salon windows, a raised nav station, a spacious aft cabin with a dedicated head, a breakfast nook adjacent to the galley, a guest cabin with two bunks, a large forward cabin with a center line berth, and a forward head.
Although you are inside the yacht, your horizons are expanded with large deck salon windows allowing you to enjoy panoramic views from the raised salon that are normally only available on deck! The spacious salon features a dining table with comfortable seating to port. The dining table has two folding extension leaves, and it lowers with the push of a button so the settee can be converted into a large berth. To starboard, there are two comfortable chairs with a table in between. The salon windows are fitted with shades, and the overhead deck hatches have screens and shades.
The raised navigation area is conveniently located at the base of the companionway on the port side. You can see through the salon windows directly outside while seated in the comfortable captain’s chair. The nav area includes a desk and houses the primary electrical panel and electronics.
The galley is one of the highlights of the yacht! It is forward of the salon and a couple of steps down. It has ample storage, generous counter space, and high-end stainless steel appliances, including a Frigoboat wine cooler, a large front opening refrigerator and freezer, a four-burner stove with oven, a microwave, a Miele espresso/coffee maker and a Splendide washer/dryer.
Adjacent to the galley is a nook with seating, a table, and a glass cabinet. The combined galley and nook offer a second gathering area that adjoins the salon, expanding the feeling of space and encouraging conversation.
The large owner’s cabin is aft of the salon and entered from the starboard side. There is a centerline queen berth with a nightstand on either side. To port is a full-size settee with back cushions. Several windows enhance the space in the owner’s cabin to port and starboard. There are also opening ports and a large overhead hatch over the berth. There are cabinets, shelving, hanging lockers, and drawers for storage. Just forward of the settee is a vanity with a mirror and seating. Opposite the bed is a TV.
The aft head is spacious and nicely appointed with attractive joinery, Corian counters, and a large separate shower with a teak seat. A beautiful stainless steel and glass shower door separates the shower from the vanity and toilet area. The head is accessible via a door between the salon and the shower, which is convenient when removing wet foul weather gear, and a door between the aft cabin and the head.
There are two guest cabins, and a guest head forward of the galley. To starboard is a cabin with two single bunks and a seat. Each bunk has a lee cloth and a reading light. There are two drawers and a large hanging locker.
The primary forward cabin is very inviting, with plenty of natural light. It has a comfortable centerline bed and two seats. Storage is available in large drawers under the bed, outboard cabinets, and large lockers on either side of the cabin.
The forward head with a separate shower is on the port side. It is shared by both guest cabins and accessible via two doors. One door opens directly into the primary forward cabin. Corian counters, mirrored cabinet doors, and a separate shower with a stainless and glass door are just some of her features.
The hull is characterized by a long waterline, fine entry and beam carried aft to ensure the highest degree of performance, comfort, stability and safety. The beautifully sleek stylish lines of the raised pilot house coachroof exudes sophistication and elegance, normally only seen on much larger yachts. The large fold down transom door gives access to a large stowage area which is also accessible from deck. When the door is lowered it makes a great bathing platform and provides good access for boarding.
The aft cockpit is extremely spacious, yet secure with comfortable seating and a large cockpit table for entertaining guests in style. For convenience there is a refrigerated box in the table. Covering the cockpit is dodger and a large bimini.
The twin wheels allows the helmsman to enjoy the powerful performance of the yacht, with dedicated areas for sail controls and sailing short handed. Further seating aft allows for guests to relax in comfort, while enjoying all round views.
Additional features, equipment:
The Southerly 57RS has stout twin-canted rudders, a skeg-protected prop, bow and stern thrusters, and the iconic Southerly variable draft swing keel. The robust variable draft swing keel allows deep draft performance (10’ 6” down), precise directional stability, shallow draft freedom (3’ 6” up), and the capability to dry out completely upright in tidal areas.
With the keel up, the boat can sit on the grounding plate and a centerline skeg that protects the propeller and keeps the rudders safely off the bottom. A hydraulic ram controlled by a button positions the keel anywhere from fully retracted to fully extended. If the keel hits something, it swings clear of the obstacle without damaging the ram. With 10 feet 9 inches of maximum draft, the boat sails well to within 30 degrees of the apparent wind but can still sneak in front of all the other yachts in an anchorage to anchor in 3 feet 6 inches of water.
The Southerly swing keel has been tried and tested for over 45 years by 900+ owners worldwide since it was launched in 1978. The keel is a cast iron aerofoil fin pivoted at the leading edge with a hydraulic hoist. The pivot bearing is in a substantial cast iron grounding plate. The aerofoil sections of the keel have been calculated to optimize the lift characteristics; this ensures excellent windward performance and keeps the surface area low for minimum drag in light air.
The cast iron grounding plate has several functions. It serves as fixed ballast, provides the pivot point for the keel, acts as transverse stiffening in the keel area, and protects the bottom of the boat. The pivot bosses are at the forward end of the keel slot and are an integral part of the casting. The swing keel is then fitted, resulting in a fully matched assembly. The aft end of the keel slot has stops that engage with corresponding lugs on the keel to limit downward travel. The grounding plate and swing keel assembly are bolted into a fiberglass recess, and the recess and the keel box are an integral part of the hull molding. The hull layup in this area is additionally reinforced. The swing keel is raised and lowered by a hydraulic ram connected to the trailing edge of the keel by a Spectra rope pennant. The hydraulic pump is either operated manually or electrically.
With over 2,000 square feet of sail area (main and genoa) the Southerly 57RS has plenty of power! The Solent double-headed rig consists of an electric in-boom furling mainsail and two electric furling headsails, one at the stem and the other just aft. The self-tacking blade jib on the inner stay makes for easy singlehanded short-tacking up a channel or into an anchorage, while the 140-percent genoa on the headstay powers the boat to windward in moderate conditions. Offshore, unfurl both sails and pole out the blade jib for easy downwind miles; when the wind goes light, set an asymmetric from the retractable bow sprit.
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