Southerly 480 Distant Shores III

Distant Shores III

Year:
2018
Length:
14.8 m / 48 feet
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single/ diesel
Located In:
Panama City, Republic of Panama
Hull Material:
Fibreglass/GRP
Sale by owner
This Southerly 480 bluewater variable-draft cruising yacht was designed by Stephen Jones and the in-house design team at Discovery Yachts in Southampton UK.
Following her launch in 2018, Distant Shores III has been the featured boat in the Distant Shores sailing adventure TV series and Distant Shores YouTube Channel where the voyages of this special swing-keel yacht are thoroughly documented.

Distant Shores III is highly equipped with upgraded gear and electronics for long distance cruising by the current owners - sailing experts, authors and television producers, Paul and Sheryl Shard, who have maintained her with skill and care since taking ownership. Distant Shores III is the Shards’ third Southerly Yacht.

Distant Shores III has impressive sailing performance on ocean crossings as well as coastal cruises in cold and tropical climates and, with the swing keel, is also versatile for cruising in small shallow inland waterways. This yacht offers the benefits of shallow draft cruising with deep draft offshore performance.

Distant Shores III is set up for easy handling by a couple, has a spacious cockpit and deck area, as well as a comfortable interior with luxurious accommodation making her the ideal boat for full-time long-distance cruising.

Currently based in Panama on the Pacific coast at the entrance to Panama Canal, she is ideally located for South Pacific cruising or for a winter cruise in the Caribbean following a 48-mile transit through the canal.

As part of the sale, the Shards are offering an extended handover cruise plus hands-on training to fast-track your sailing adventure with Distant Shores III. They’ll help you learn the boat’s systems and develop your skills for safe and enjoyable voyaging with your loved ones. A rare opportunity with highly experienced owners.

For further information, please call Ms Dawn Cox at +1 705 484 0061 in Toronto, Canada (Eastern Time Zone) or email distantshores@rogers.com

Full Specifications


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
DISTANT SHORES III
Highlights

  • Outstanding performance pointing to 30°
  • Variable draft swing keel – 3.12 m to 1.00 m / 10’ 3” to 3’ 3”
  • Solent Rig (twin headstays)
  • Self-tacking Jib
  • Easy handling for 2
  • In-mast electric furling mainsail
  • Raised saloon
  • Semi-balance twin rudders
  • Coppercoat Antifoul
  • Solar Arch
Specs
Builder: Discovery Yachts
Designer: Stephen Jones
Flag of Registry: Jersey, Channel Islands

Dimensions
Length Overall: 14.93 m / 48’ 7”
Length Waterline: 13.05 m / 42’ 2”
Beam: 4.46 m / 14’ 6”
Minimum Draft: 1.00 m / 3’ 3”
Maximum Draft: 3.12 m / 10’ 3’’
Displacement: 17,256 kg / 38,043 lbs.
Ballast Weight: 3,990 kg / 8,796 lbs.
Keel Weight: 2,130 kg / 4,696 lbs.
Total Ballast: 6,120 kg / 13,492 lbs.
Air Draft: 21.87 m / 71’ 8”

Sails
Main: 57.5 m2 / 618 ft2
Self-tacking jib: 45.6 m2 / 491 ft2
Furling genoa: 140% - 72.5m2 / 780 ft2

Engine
Engine Power: 80 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH80 4 cylinder, fresh water cooled
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive via Aquadrive
Stern tube with water lubricated stern gland
Aquadrive Thrust Bearing to reduce vibration (upgrade)
Stainless steel propeller shaft
Brunton Varifold 4-blade Folding Propeller
Integrel 7kW generator replacement system with 10kW battery bank

Sails and Rigging
Anodized aluminium Selden twin spreader mast and boom with electric in-mast furling option
Lewmar halyard winch mounted on mast
Optional LED spreader lights to lower and upper spreaders
Antal halyard tracks for neat halyard storage
Double headsail rig with furling self-tacking jib & genoa
Elvstrom EPEX Sails furling mainsail, vertical battens (upgrade)
Elvstrom EPEX Sails self- tacking furling jib (upgrade)
Elvstrom EPEX Sails reaching genoa (upgrade)
Aluminium spinnaker pole with on mast storage (port)
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole with on mast storage (starboard)
Lewmar (optional) chrome genoa winches
Lewmar (optional) Electric chrome mainsheet winch to port & starboard side
Lewmar (optional) Electric chrome winch at companionway
Accommodations
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
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Galley
Front-loading Frigoboat stainless-steel refrigerator (130 litre)
Top loading Frigoboat freezer keel cooled (51 litres)
Twin stainless-steel sinks with mixer tap
Fully gimballed GN Espace Ocean Chef gas cooker with three burners, grill and oven (upgrade)
Microwave stainless steel 240 volt
"Discovery" Garbage bin fitted in galley worktop
Overhead LED lights including red night light (option)
Lighting at foot level (option) including red night light at step
Saloon and Navigation Area
Raised saloon with leather seating for 8 people
Raised chart table for forward & lateral visibility
Heating – Eberspacher heating system with outlets in all cabins
Folding leaf walnut table with hand cut inlaid compass motif - table drops down to provide additional double berth
Stowage below setees as well as cupboards
Overhead LED lights including red night lights
Red night lights at foot level at steps
Chart stowage under hinged lid
Main switch panels for DC and AC
Aft Cabin and Ensuite
Large centreline double berth with pocket sprung mattress split for leecloth for use at see.
Large areas for stowage under berth including large drawer.
2 x 240v mains sockets with double USB sockets each side of berth
2 reading lights
Upholstered leather seats port & starboard
Two top-loading corner lockers
Large hanging locker

2 x upgraded TriView vertical hull ports with Breeze Blind roller blinds (upgrade)
Four opening port lights
Lewmar emergency escape hatch with Breeze Blind roller blinds (upgrade)
Tecma Electric marine toilet (salt and freshwater flush)
Separate shower with glass door
Wet locker with drain for foul weather gear in shower
Bunk Cabin (Pullman Cabin)
2 single adult-sized berths with foam mattresses and leecloths for use as seaberths.
Small upholstered bedside seat at lower bunk.
Large stowage area under lower bunk.
2 reading lights
Hanging locker

1 night stand with 3 shelves for stowage.
1 port with Breeze Blind roller blind
1 overhead opening port light with Ocean Air sunscreen and bug screen.
240v mains sockets with double USB sockets on night stand.
2 rotating fans with speed controls and timers.
Head with separate shower across the hall, shared with forward cabin.
Forward Cabin and Ensuite Access
Centreline double V-berth with insert, foam mattress with stowage under including 4 drawers
6 small overhead lockers
Large hanging locker
Cabinet with 4 shelves
Large night stand with 3 shelves.
2 port lights with Breeze Blind roller blinds3 opening Lewmar hatches with Ocean Air sunscreens and bug screens.
Rotating fan with speed control and timer
Overhead LED lights
Two reading lights
2 x Power socket and double USB charging point at both sides of berth

En-suite heads
Tecma Electric marine toilet (Salt and freshwater flush)
Walk in shower

Internal Joinery and Upholstery
Interior joinery – Oak
Amtico flooring throughout - Dusky Walnut
Corian work surfaces – Galley & Heads
Saloon seating - Leather
Chart table seat – Leather
Saloon Table - Walnut centre & compass rose in teak & maple
Ocean Air Sky screens to opening hatches
Plumbing
Pressurized hot and cold fresh water system
Village Marine "Little Wonder" 12V Watermaker system 145 Gallon Per Day
Pressurized salt water system to toilets and deck anchor wash
Water filter to galley
Electric sump pumps to shower trays
One manual bilge pump
Six electric submersible bilge pumps
Mixer taps in heads compartments
Water heater (calorifier) with electric immersion heater provides two sources of hot water
Fresh water foot pump in galley
Remote solenoid main gas switch mounted in galley
Manual gas switch mounted in Galley
Gas alarm mounted in galley

Tanks
Non-metallic Fresh Water Tank with gauge: 403 litres / 106 US Gallons
2 Non-metallic Fuel Tanks with gauge & switch, total capacity: 664 litres / 175 US Gallons
Forward Holding Tank: 80 litres/17.5 US gal with deck pump out and sea discharge
Aft Holding Tank: 60 litres/13.2 US gal with deck pump out and sea discharge

Navigation and Electronics
Raymarine navigation systems:
3 x I70 instruments at companionway + Autopilot control
Axiom Pro #1 MFD 9 inch mounted under dodger/sprayhood
Axiom Pro #2 MFD 9 inch mounted at port helm
Axiom Pro #3 MFD 9 inch mounted at chartable
HD radar dome on mast mount
AIS650 AIS transceiver unit with dedicated antenna
Autopilot P70 control mounted at helm with additional controls at companionway and at nav station below
Evolution autopilot with ACU400 EV sensor core and rudder reference unit
Ray70 VHF with masthead mounted antenna
Plastimo compasses one at each helm
Barometer
LED navigation lights
Anchoring
Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers
80m of 10mm galvanized chain (new 2019)
Upgrade to 35 kilo Ultra Anchor
Lewmar V3 windlass
Lewmar Anchor counter at helm
Saltwater anchor wash
Tender
Highfield Classic 310 Inflatable with lockable compartment (3.1 meters long 10' 3")
• 5 HP Nissan outboard engine with internal tank plus external tank option
• 12 litre/ 3 US gal. fuel tank