Discovery world premieres at Southampton

Southerly 435 The 12.86m long Southerly 435 has a Yanmar 57 HP engine. Credit: Discovery Yachts Group

The world premiere of the Southerly 435 and Discovery 54 from Discovery Yachts Group will be at Southampton Boat Show.

Discovery 58 will also be exhibited alongside the latest Bluewater 50 catamaran and a model of the new classic Britannica 74. The latest Southerly 480 will also be at the show for the first time

Discovery 54 has a 160hp Yanmar engine and fuel capacity of 970l. The 16.8m long vessel’s hull comprises heavy duty GRP moulding, incorporating multi-axial and unidirectional reinforcements.

The teak laid deck is constructed from hand laid up GRP. It has a sandwich type construction using foam core stiffening, with high density foam in high stress areas.

It includes an anodised aluminium Selden triple spreader mast and boom with electric in-mast reefing and solid sprung boom vang. There is also a Vectron furling mainsail, short vertical battens and Vectron self-tacking furling jib.

Southerly 435

The 12.86m Southerly 435 has a 43.83m2 mainsail, Yanmar 57hp engine with 288l fuel capacity and spacious interior.

It also features a self-tacking furling jib, swing keel system, protected propeller and in-mast furling.

Like the Discovery 54, the Southerly 480 has heavy duty GRP moulding and hand laid up GRP, alongside the same mast and sail specifications. It has a large aft cockpit with twin helms and a Yanmar 80hp 4-cylinder diesel engine.

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