New blue water cruiser

Superyacht designers, Dubois Naval Architects have been commissioned to work alongside Northshore’s design team, to create the new Southerly 57RS which will be closely followed by a 65ft sister ship.

This blue water cruiser has a long waterline, fine entry and beam carried aft to ensure the highest degree of performance, comfort, stability and safety.

The aft cockpit is spacious, yet secure, with comfortable seating and a large cockpit table for entertaining guests in style. The optional mainsheet arch keeps the cockpit clear and uncluttered, whilst also providing the frame for a bimini, for use in hot climates.

The twin wheeled helming position allows the helmsman to enjoy the powerful performance of the yacht, with dedicated areas for sail controls and sailing short handed.

The New Southerly 57RS is primarily designed for easy handling, and can be sailed by just two people. The tall powerful rig will keep the yacht sailing fast in all weather conditions, with minimum effort. The double headsail is suitable for most wind conditions and sailing environments; the self tacking jib allows you to sail easily on short tacks without any effort – ideal for coastal cruising. The overlapping genoa enhances upwind performance in light airs, and together, the double headsail is perfect for down wind sailing. An optional gennaker can also be flown from a stainless steel bowsprit.

As an option, the fold down transom door, discreetly hides garaging for a Williams Turbojet 285. The push button system allows easy deployment and recovery of the tender. The interior layout of two double cabins aft accommodates the garaging.

The standard specification includes the unique Swing Keel for deep draught performance, yet at the touch of a button, the keel can be raised for sailing in shallow waters. A fixed keel option is also available.

The raised pilot house offers a light and airy interior whilst providing excellent vision from inside. The large raised saloon seating area takes full advantage of the panoramic views and the navigation area also enjoys good views whilst being in easy communication with the cockpit.

The Southerly 57RS is built to EU specification and conforms to CE category A.

Length Overall: 17.442 m 57’3”
Length waterline 15.748 m 51’8”
Beam 5.20 m 17’1”
Draught, keel up 1.075 m 3’6”
Draught, keel down 3.525 m 11’7”
Dislacement (LS) 23,178 kg 51,099 lbs
Displacement (FL) 28,704 kg 63,281 lbs
Ballast Weight 5000 kg 11023 lbs
Keel Weight 3300 kg 7,275 lbs
Total Ballast 8300 kg 18,298 lbs
Air draught 25.44 m 83′ 6”

Sail areas:
Mainsail 92 sq m 990 sq ft