Southerly 480 Distant Shores III

Distant Shores III - SOLD

14.8 m / 48 feet
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single/ diesel
Located In:
Panama City, Republic of Panama
Hull Material:

Full Specifications

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

  • 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
Builder: Discovery Yachts
Designer: Stephen Jones

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”

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

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 15kW Lithium MG 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
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
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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
Microwave stainless steel 240 volt
"Discovery" Garbage bin fitted in galley worktop
Overhead LED lights including red night light
Lighting at foot level 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
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

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
LED navigation lights
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
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