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2012 Southerly 135

A$  537,927*
Nadi, Fiji
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Nadi, Fiji
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 395,000 Tax Paid (A$  537,927) 

SOUTHERLY YACHTS - Great Sailing Blue Water Boats Capable of sailing in a Very Shallow Bay or Around the World


One owner since new

Variable draft from 2'9" to 9'" at the push of a button.

Boat fully stable on her bottom thanks to her extra strong twin rudders.

Boat commissioned with extraordinary list of extras in preparation for cruising around the world. 

Purchase price new with additions and reinforcements to the design is over twice the current asking price.

This boat has been kept dry docked several months / year.

Kevlar reinforced bow and water tight bulkhead fwd commissioned by owner at the time of build.

Selden in-mast Furling Main

Upgraded sails: Spectra Main and Genoa invert good condition. Kept stowed below for several months a year when the boat is in dry dock.

Power halyard winch

Next Gen Generator USA 2016

Reverse Cycle Heat/ Cool air conditioning 

Separate hot air ducted heating system

Raymarine electronics including 2 chartplotters

Bow Thruster


LED lights

Large stern rail seats

Solar panels


Washing machine

Separate workroom complete with tools and numerous spares.

Boat to cover the whole boat for storage

All new batteries June 2019

Alloy RIB with two outboard engines (one big one small)

Too many features to list here.... read the full list in 'Description'



The Southerly name needs no word of introduction.

The internet abounds with glowing reviews for the Southerly 135s including from big names such as ‘Sail Magazine’ and ‘Cruising World’, commenting on the Southerly’s extraordinary quality of build and the genius of Rob Humphreys’ design. (Please note that the Southerlys are built by Northshore Yachts UK, not Northshore yachts Australia, who manufacture light weights cruiser / racers and are diametrically different yacht manufacturers).

When Viking’s owner decided to go sailing around the world, his approach to searching for the perfect boat was methodical. He was looking for the perfect boat: a strong, seaworthy, versatile cruising yacht built to the highest standards and packed with all the features that would truly open the ocean to him, unlimited and able to cope in every situation. After setting his heart on the Southerly 135s, he then became involved throughout the building process and worked with the designer and manufacturer to further improve the specs to create what after 20 years of working in the cruising industry as a shipwright, skipper and specialised yacht broker, I can without hesitation call the most perfect 45’ blue-water cruising yacht I have ever seen.

Why did he choose Southerly in the first place? The UK is well known for bringing to the world some of the best quality cruising yachts, and if the are expensive, it is for good reasons. If the French does the mass-produced boat well, the British focus on a smaller output, admittedly with a much higher price range, but use techniques that involve less machine and more hand-build techniques that are no longer profitable to large production lines, but result in yachts that are in every way of far better quality. From the lay of the glass to the finishing touches, everything is subject to the most stringent quality control. Everything from the choice of glass mat, gel coat, resin, timber, fittings hardware, machinery, even down to the tiniest hinge, is carefully chosen for strength and durability. 

To further increase this already incredibly seaworthy design, the owner then went further with reinforcing the strength of the boat, particularly against collision and requested that the manufacturer use a solid (no core) Kevlar mat, which is virtually indestructible, for a large part of the bow section and added a watertight bulkhead. 

The Westerly 135s is already a very comfortable, easy to sailboat that is built for a beautiful motion at seas while keeping a good turn of speed. To make the going even easier the owner  turned his attention to the sail handling and commissioned a number of extras, including a bow thruster and a furling main sail (both Genoa and Main sail were upgraded to Spectra for better performance and longevity). A primary power winch was added, a cockpit controlled anchor winch with chain counter and all the sheets run aft to the cockpit. The boat is effectively set up for solo-handling or short-handed passages.

Next, comfort was further improved by adding air conditioning (14000 BUT) with an additional separate hot air ducted system throughout the boat, a washing machine, and a separate fully set-up work area complete with all the tools needed and of course dedicated storage for everything needed to repaired and maintain everything on board. 

Regarding power, the boat is fully equipped to be self-sufficient with solar panels,  a 3.4kva generator (2016) and a full set of brand new batteries (2019).

Down below the interior is practical and extremely well though-off. The huge aft cabin with private ensuite rivals much larger boats. It is a veritable owner's stateroom, private from the rest of the boat and comfortable to use in any weather. The raised salon is really what it is, a beautiful area to relax, dine or entertain with a panoramic view of the outside and with direct access to the cockpit. The keel box does not impede on the lower interior, which is divided into a bunk cabin to port with a settee to starboard and a V berth forward.

The galley is substantial and well designed for safe use at sea. (Please read the accommodation and galley description on the next page for more details).

The important demands for storage capacity for a blue-water cruising yacht are well met. If these are increasingly reduced in modern production boats that favour emphasising open spaces ill-suited to long term travels and live-aboard, the Southerly 135s provides an abundant storage capacity for both everyday items and stores which must be able to be organised and readily accessible, as well as heavier equipment, machinery, etc. There is ample space for everything in intelligently located storage areas.

Going back to the general design, the flexibility of the retractable keel is an extraordinary asset for cruisers. Designed for use in the extreme tidal areas of the UK, the boat is perfectly stable on its bottom with the keel retracted and its two strong rudders acting as stabilisers. This feature is perfect for cruising amongst low-lying reefs or when wanting to tuck yourself in away from storm surge in adverse weather. With the keel fully retracted, the profile depth is only 2'9" at its deepest. You can beach the boat to clean her or to access tidal areas. The possibilities are limitless.

When at sea, a simple push of a button will extend your draft to a high performance 9’9”.

Of course you are also able to chose any other drafts in between depending where you are and wish to go and everything just at the touch of a button positioned next to the helm.

To recap, the wonderful Southerly 135s is at home anywhere in the world, in the canals of France as much as in the South Pacific and strong enough to handle as well as equiped to explore the high latitudes and more challenging oceans in the world. She is powerful, sea kindly, reasonably fast and in every way the perfect cruising yacht.

‘Viking’ is a one owner boat that was not only the latest 135s built, she is also the best one thanks to her owner’s improvements both at the time of build and throughout his years of ownership. She has never been chartered, been kept in dry storage several months a year, presents in beautiful condition and is ready to go with you anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.

Please contact Anna at Nautilus Yacht Management for more info. We would be delighted to tell you more about this magnificent boat and to organise an inspection for you. The boat is currently at Vuda Marina, Fiji, which is about 20mn drive from Nadi International Airport.



Specialising in only the very best quality blue-water cruising yachts. Each listing is thoroughly checked by our experienced specialists team.

Nautilus Yacht Management is based in Sydney but has antenna offices through the Pacific and Asia in Fiji (main Pacific base), Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia and Langkawi (Main Asia Base). We work exclusively with cruisers and cruising yachts and focus on a small but extremely good quality listing in all price range. Talk to us today if you have any questions about purchasing overseas, deliveries, import, insurance and registration. 

Please contact Anna Manach at +61(0) 420 882 296

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