Southerly 32

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"ARIEL" is the perfect small yacht for family cruising, and with the unique Swing Keel her variable draft gives deep draft performance with shallow draft freedom at the touch of a button. She has been well maintained by her current owner and is in exceptional condition. Viewing is high recommended.

Manufacturer Provided Description

Under sail, the Southerly 32 is fast and exhilarating - and a real pleasure to helm. The morning hull shape with plumb stem and long waterline length provides impressive sailing performance whilst the broad transom, twin rudders and Lewmar direct rod steering gives instantly responsive helming and exceptional directional stability- making the yacht easy to control.

The instant feeling of space inside the Southerly 32 is quite incredible, with excellent accommodation and good headroom for a yacht of this size.

Hull Construction

Heavy Duty GRP Moulding, hand laid up incorporating multi axial and unidirectional reinforcements. Thickness increases progressively towards the keel area. The keel box is an integral part of the hull layup and sandwich construction runs the entire length of the hull topsides. All main bulkheads are bonded into the hull at the main layup stage.

Gelcoat: 9010 Ivory White

Style lines: Oxford Blue

Boottop: Oxford Blue and Red stripes

Underwater: Clear gelcoat and Coppercoat antifouling system

Deck Construction

Hand laid GRP sandwich construction using balsa core stiffening with plywood in high stress areas where fittings are positioned. Heavily stressed areas are additionally reinforced with unidirectional glass reinforcement. The deck is bonded to the hull through the entire length and to all main bulkheads resulting in a strong and integrated unit.

Gelcoat: 9010 Ivory White

Teak laid decking to ring deck, cockpit seats and cockpit sole

Teak capping rail to hull and deck joint upstand

Variable Draft Swing Keel

The fixed ballast is and iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and as transverse stiffening for the keel unit. It is fitted into a moulded recess in the hull area of the keel box with stainless steel fastenings. The aerofoil keel blade is cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at the leading edge. Variable draft is achieved by raising and lowering the blade with an electrically driven hydraulic pump, fitted with a manual back-up. All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance. The keel control is fitted at the helm pedestal, with a gauge showing the keel position. A removeable stainless steel pin enables the keel to be locked in the "up" position.


Yanmar 3YM30 29hp (21kW) 3 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engine

Reduction/reverse gear

60 amp alternator

Bronze sterntube with water lubricated stern gland

Stainless steel propeller shaft

Three bladed Feather Stream feathering bronze propeller

Ambassador AM10 rope cutter fitted

Non metallic fuel tank in sail locker, capacity 30 gallon, with sediment trap and line filter

Non metallic water strainer with removeable filter

12volt electric ventilator to engine space

Sound deadening to engine box

Removeable panels around engine box for access and maintenance


42Kg bowthruster fitted with control at steering pedestal. With Quick wireless auxiliary remote control.


Three heavy duty marine batteries charged from the engine alternator, one for engine, two for domestic use

Mastervolt IVO 12/50amp smart 3 step battery charger

Isolating switches

LED cabin lighting throughout

Reading lights over berths in for and aft cabins

Chart light on navigation table

Full navigation light system incorporating bow lights, stern light, LED masthead tricolour with all round white anchor light, deck flood light and steaming light

240V ring main with double sockets (UK) fitted in galley, saloon and aft cabin. With earth leak circuit breaker. Cable with plug for shore power connection

1Kw immersion heater fitted to hot water calorifier

Lightning Master fitted to masthead, connected to hull mounted grounding plate to provide lightening path

USB socket fitted to pedestal

Water System and Pumps

Pressurised hot and cold water systems

Mixer tap to galley sink

Mixer tap with shower in heads

Non metallic fresh water tank under port aft end of saloon seating, capacity 36 gallons

Hot water provided by engine calorifier unit

Electric sump pump to shower tray

One manual bilge pump

One electric submersible bilge pump

Deck shower with hot and cold water fitted at transom

Deck wash system with expanding hose

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine ST60+ wind speed and depth indicators in panel above companionway

Standard Horizon VHF Radio fitted at navigation station

B&G Vulcan 7R chart plotter fitted at helm

Garmin 18"HD scanner with Scanstrut bracket fitted at mast (not connected to display)

Raymarine autopilot system with ST6000+ displays in cockpit and at chart table

Radar reflector fitted at mast

Hand held VHF radio

Scanstrut waterproof USB charger


Semi balanced twin rudders

Pedestal mounted folding steering wheel in cockpit, with hide cover

Lewmar Cobra steering system

Single lever engine control fitted to pedestal

Emergency steering system

Wheel and pedestal cover in Dune 5026  (May need replacing)


Spars and Rigging

Selden fractional rig twin spreader mast, aluminium alloy, with in-mast furling

Self tacking jib (Jib track car need servicing)

1 x 19 stainless steel wire rigging with bottle screws (Renewed 2021)

Furlex headsail reefing system

Kicker with gas strut fitted

Internal halyards

Lewmar 16ST winch fitted to mast

Backstay fitted with manual tensioner

Stainless steel bowsprit for gennaker



Fully battened Norlam XP mainsail for in-mast furling

Norlam XP self tacking jib

Furling asymmetric G1 gennaker with Karver furling gear


Aft Cockpit

Self draining

Laid teak to cockpit seals and cockpit sole

Good access aft for boarding through transom door

Telescopic stern boarding ladder

Deep lazarette lock to starboard

Drained gas bottle stowage to port with 2 gas bottles

Cave locker in cockpit coaming

Acrylic main hatch with washboard

Instrument panel above companionway

Two winch handle pockets

Steering pedestal

White cockpit table fitted to steering pedestal

Liferaft lock to starboard

Two safety hardness eyes

Sprayhood with integral handle bar in Navy (New 2022)

Cockpit cushions with drainable foam in Dune 5026 canvas


Deck Fitting and Loose Gear

Cleats forward and aft, raised

Spring cleats amidships, raised

Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers

GRP foredeck anchor locker with reinforced shelf for windlass

Quick DP2 1000W anchor windlass with control at steering pedestal and auxiliary wireless control (Fitted new 2021)

25 Kg spade anchor

27 Metres chain on 30 Metres warp

Stainless steel pulpit incorporating navigation light bracket

Stainless steel stanchions and guardwires, with midship gates port and starboard

Stainless steel pushpit incorporating stern gate, navigation light bracket and ensign socket

Fuel and water deck fillers

Self tacking foresail track with sheet leading aft to cockpit

Mainsheet track with control lines leading aft to cockpit

Rope clutches on each side for running rigging

Two Lewmar 30ST winches at companionway

Two Lewmar 40ST winches fitted on cockpit coamings

Stainless steel handles on either side of coachroof

Horseshoe lifebuoy with light

Harness lifeline jackstays to port and starboard

Fenders with tails

Mooring warps


Ensign and staff



Spares and tools


Galley contents including cutlery, crockery, mugs, glasses, pans and cooking utensils

Plastic storage containers in/under lockers

Contents of cockpit lockers, hoses, buckets etc.

Windows, hatches and ventilation

One opening deck hatch, size 44, and two size 03 hatches over forecabin

One opening deck hatch, size 44, to saloon

Two opening hatches, size 20, to galley and chart table

Two opening ports in aft cabin

Opening port in heads

Dorade ventilators over heads and galley

Acrylic main companionway sliding hatch

Coachroof windows are partially reflective toughened glass, bonded into GRP moulded recesses

Internal Joinery and Upholstery

Interior joinery is in American Cherry and matching faced marine quality plywood. Linings are fabric covered plywood or moulded GRP as appropriate. Cabin soles are teak striped non-slip laminate.

Galley worktop in Corian type, Gemini

Saloon upholstery in Birch Leather Dresden

Cabin upholstery in Kirkby House 4014/03/Calico

Hull portlight curtains in Oatmeal 1-6145-476

Saloon concertina blinds in Uno 2904211001


The layout is in accordance with the general arrangement drawing. There are a total of 4 berths, 2 in the forecabin and 2 in the aft cabin


Galley to port

Stainless steel sink

Hot and cold pressurised water

Corian type worktop, Gemini

Top loading refrigerated ice box, 75 litres

Stainless steel grab rail to worktop

Fully gimballed gas cooker with two burners, grill and oven, with fail safe devices on all burners

Gas cut off tap

Crockery stowage

Cupboards for utensils and food

Cutlery drawer

Opening hatch

Overhead light



Full length single settees to port and starboard

Stowage under

Fixed central table with hinged leaves

Stainless steel mast support

Recessed lights under side decks

Three overhead lights

Two fixed hull port lights

Curtains to hull ports

Concertina blinds to coachroof windows

Opening hatch


Navigation area

Chart table to Starboard with excellent visibility through coachroof windows

Instrument console forward of chart table

Chart stowage under hinged lid

Book stowage below

Navigation seat

Large stowage under seat

Chart light

Main switch panel inboard

Overhead light

Opening hatch


Aft cabin

Large double berth offset to starboard, with double spring mattresses

Memory foam mattress topper

Fitted matress protector

Fitted sheets


Two lockers, hanging and shelved

Two reading lights

Two overhead lights

Fixed hull port

Two opening ports, one to cockpit, one to outboard

Curtains to hull ports

Doors to heads (acts as en-suite facilities)

Access to stern gear



Heads compartment to starboard of companionway

Marine WC

Hinged seat to cover toilet

Washbasin with corian type surround, Gemini

Under sink locker

Shower head/mixer tap

Hot and cold pressurised water

Electric shower tray sump pump

Grating to shower tray



Fixed hull port

Opening port light

Oilskin stowage



V berths with infill panel to convert to a double berth

Fitted mattress protector

Fitted sheets


Stowage under

Full length shelves to port and starboard

Two Locker, one hanging, one shelved

Access to chain locker through forward bulkhead

Two fixed hull ports

Three opening deck hatches

One overhead lights

Two reading lights

Curtains to portlights


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.

Contact The Seller

General Information

Stephen Jones/Northshore Yachts
New or used
United Kingdom




Length overall (m)
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Beam (m)
Draft (m)
Displacement (kg)


1 x Yanmar 3YM30
Drive Type
Fuel capacity (l)

About The Seller

Northshore Shipyard Ltd

Itchenor Shipyard

Itchenor, Chichester

West Sussex

PO20 7AY

United Kingdom

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