Mark Cameron Yachts

Southerly 110



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelSoutherly 110
NameUrsa Major
DesignerRob Humphreys
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusUnderoffer
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionGRP with ballast plate and drop keel, twin rudders
Keel TypeSwing Keel


EngineYanmar 3YM30. 3 cylinder, indirectly cooled, 28hp marine diesel engine
Fuel Capacity182l


Drinking Water Capacity204l


The Southerly concept was first launched in 1978 with over 700 examples of the concept having been launched since. The brand centres around the swing keel and the boats ability to explore those stretches of shallower water out of bounds to the normal sailing yacht. Continually developed the Southerly designs have proven a success with blue water cruisers with many examples crossing oceans and exploring water high latitude waters.
With only her second owners since build URSA MAJOR is a well presented example of the class. Professionally maintained and continuously upgraded, she benefits from a comprehensive cruising inventory. In commission she has already completed cruises to Ireland and the Outer Isles this summer and is offered in sail away condition.
Lying North Argyll viewing is by prior appointment.

'Since purchasing 'Ursa Major' in 2006 we have had her professionally maintained with numerous upgrades being made to increase comfort on board and improve her performance. During the last 11 years we have enjoyed sailing more than 6000nm in the waters between France and Cape Wrath. Never once in all these miles has she let us down or left us questioning the abilities of the Rob Humphreys design. We have looked after her with little regard to cost. In turn she has provided some exhilarating sailing (we regularly tip 7kts under sail), always looking after her crew regardless of the conditions.The swing keel has given us an extra dimension to cruising, especially when exploring remote anchorages. The head room below and being able to see ahead under the sails when navigating or knocking up lunch have also been huge assets. We will miss this great fun little ship.'

Extracts from a review of the Southerly 110 by US based sailing journalist John Kretschmer for Sail Magazine.
'Like every Southerly, the Rob Humphreys-designed 110 blends fresh thinking, quality construction and the unique option of skinny-water sailing or bluewater passage making. And while this handsome 35-foot, 6-inch swing keel, twin-rudder cruiser is now turning heads in North America, sailors on the other side of the Atlantic have long appreciated the innovation that accompanies the introduction of each new Southerly model.....
The term "swing keel" might be a bit misleading, there is nothing lightweight or small boat-like about the 110's keel arrangement. The keel box, or cavity, is an integral part of the hull and the 4,455 pounds of fixed ballast is cast iron. This section is strong enough for the 110 to dry out in tidal harbors with no adverse effects to the hull and also offers transverse stiffening to the swing keel unit. The 2,310-pound airfoil-shaped swing keel is also cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at its leading edge. A hydraulic ram, powered by an electric motor, raises and lowers the keel. Naturally there is a manual backup system. The swing keel can actually absorb a shock load better than a fixed foil, and upon impact will retract back into the hull, rotating on its pivot and sparing the boat more serious damage.
The keel can also be trimmed, by means of a push button at the helm, to various positions. In deep water sailing upwind, the keel is lowered to its full 7-foot, 2-inch length and the 110 tracks like a demon. Off the wind, it can be raised to a more advantageous point. Nosing into a shallow anchorage the keel can be raised completely and the 2-foot, 4-inch draft will certainly be appreciated.
The "other" interesting feature of the 110's underbody is the twin rudder system. Canted on both sides of the gently rounded buttocks, these semi-balanced blades offer excellent steering control. In fact, under most conditions the 110 will steer itself, at least for awhile. And while this doesn't eliminate the need for an autopilot it does mean that the pilot will work less and be more efficient. The rudders are angled to avoid grounding when the 110 is beached or drying out.....
The 110's cockpit is at once comfortable and also designed for offshore work. The helm is positioned well aft and the molded pedestal houses the compass, engine instruments and a single lever throttle control. The Whitlock Cobra system provides smooth steering. The view from the helm is adequate over the relatively high cabintrunk. The primaries are Lewmar 44 STs mounted on the coaming. At first they seem undersized until you remember this is only a 36-foot boat. Sail controls are led aft to rope clutches and Lewmar 16s. Single line slab reefing is standard. The mainsheet features midboom sheeting with much discussed advantages and disadvantages: cockpit space versus boom purchase and loading. Most people choose cockpit space. There are two decent-sized lockers and a deep lazarette to port. European builders tend to tout the open stern not as a swim step but as a simplified means of boarding when Med mooring. Either way it is hard to imagine any new boat with a conventional transom anymore.....
Large saloon windows flood the interior with light and lend a sense of spaciousness. The joinerwork is finished in either solid cherry or cherry-faced plywood and the workmanship is excellent. The interior plan is open, functional and efficient. If this was a multihull or powerboat it would be called a "galley-up plan." Upon dropping below, the galley is to port, and overlooks the saloon. Twin sinks face forward and a two-burner cooker is outboard. There is a lot of counter space and adequate storage in lockers behind the stove and under the sink and in four large draws. An L-shaped full-length stainless rail not only keeps the cook away from hot surfaces but also provides a welcome handhold when preparing meals underway.
The nav station is opposite the galley and includes a clever instrument console for repeaters. Another stainless railing is well placed to keep the navigator in place and also to keep the crew on their feet as they make their way forward. The electrical panel is located below the chart table, and I know this is a wimpy complaint, but it is a bit uncomfortable to bend down to access the panel. The large head is located aft of the nav station. One head makes sense in a boat of this size. I like the dedicated oilskin locker in the head, which is just next to the companionway.
The saloon has a C-shaped dinette to port and a settee and sea berth opposite. There is good storage under the seats, except below the aft end of the dinette where the 45-gallon stainless steel water tank is located. Warm water sailors should consider adding more ventilation in the form of either an overhead hatch in the saloon or opening ports. The forward cabin, which is a bit tight, has a single port berth that converts to a double when necessary. An optional arrangement includes an additional overlapping single berth to starboard. The aft cabin on the other hand is surprisingly spacious. A genuine double berth is offset to starboard with a large vanity and desk to port. Two hanging lockers and a host of drawers and lockers present plenty of storage space. The head can also be accessed from the aft cabin.'
John Kretschmer. November 2008.
Sail Magazine.

'Northshore commissioned the Humphreys team to design the popular Southerly 110, a 35’6” variable draught cruising yacht which embodies the established features of the range. The hull and rig of the 110 incorporate the latest in HYD’s design thinking which has evolved over many years of experience.
The Southerly 110 sets high standards of performance versatility and good looks for a yacht in this class, and appeals to family and cruising yachtsmen equally. Like other models in the series, she has the signature Southerly swing keel which broadens her sailing opportunities immensely, as she can explore shallow waters with the keel raised but still make confident passage in high seas with the keel lowered to its maximum draught of 2.18m.
On board, the aft cockpit, plumb bow line and twin rudder configuration combine with an impressive sail plan to make this yacht exhilarating to sail. The single-wheel direct steering with twin rudder arrangement offers instantly responsive helming and she is easily managed by a crew of just two. When the wind increases and gusts attempt to push her off course, the hull form and swing keel enable her to embrace the elements in her canvas while the twin rudders give good directional stability and control. In fact, the Southerly 110 is so light on the helm she can sail herself much of the time.
Below decks is an attractive interior arrangement: a large double cabin aft and a triple bunk berth in the bows. The centrepiece is a spacious galley and dining area which provides a cosy and comfortable area for on-board socialising.'
Humphreys Yacht Design

Northshore Yachts was a well established UK based GRP boatbuilder. Alongside the companies own ranges of yachts, Southerly, Fisher and Vancouver they also moulded hulls for many other well known UK builders including Bowman, Camper & Nicholson and others.
Single piece, hand consolidated GRP moulding.
Solid GRP below the water lines with a composite sandwich type moulding above.
Plywood bulkheads glassed into hull.
Moulded keel box to house swing keel.
External cast iron ballast plate secured in moulded recess in hull externally.
Semi-balanced twin aerofoil profile rudders.
Hull finished externally in Ivory white gelcoat with Oxford blue sheerband and boot topping.
Stainless steel stem plate to protect stem from anchor damage.
Below water line Northshore proprietary epoxy treatment Nordseal applied when new.
Hull finished below waterline with navy Copper Coat antifouling system. Ballast plate coated with conventional antifouling.
Single piece, hand consolidated GRP moulding.
Sandwich construction with balsa core, plywood stiffening in way of deck fittings.
Non-slip textured panels moulded into deck and coachroof finish.
Synthetic teak panels to finish cockpit sole and seating.
Toughened glass windows and ports bonded into recesses in superstructure.
Deck and superstructure finished in ivory white gelcoat.

The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and as transverse stiffening for the keel unit. Fitted into a moulded recess within the keel pan secured with stainless steel fastenings. The aerofoil keel blade is also of cast iron and incorporates a stainless steel pivot at the leading edge.
Variable draft is achieved by raising and lowering the blade with an electrically driven hydraulic pump. A manually operated back up system is fitted. The keel control is fitted at the helm pedestal with a gauge showing the keel position. A removable stainless steel pin enables the keel to be locked in the “up” position.

Available with two rig options URSA MAJOR benefits from being fitted with the taller double spreader sloop rig and mid boom mainsheet system.
Deck stepped, double spreader, masthead sloop rig.
Silver anodised alloy mast and spars by Selden.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire with roll swage terminations and Hasselfor bronze bodied rigging screws.
Standing rigging completely replaced winter 2014/15
Furlex 200S roller reefing system on forestay for roller reefing genoa.
Slab reefing mainsail with lazy jacks and stackpack type cover. Carriages for single line reefing system replaced in boom 2018.
Adjustable backstay
Rod kicker
Halyard back at mast for Spinnaker & Genoa halyards.
All lines lead aft to cockpit with rope clutches port and starboard sides of companionway.
Running rigging replaced as and when required during current ownership.

Primary Winches - 2x Lewmar 44, two speed, self tailing, chrome finish.
Halyard/Mainsheet Winches - 2x Lewmar 30, two speed, self tailing, chrome finish.
Mast Halyard Winch - 1x Lewmar 8, single speed, chrome finish.
Winches are stripped, serviced and lubricated annually.

Main Sail - White Dacron, radial cut. Fully battened with Frederiksen roller bearing batten car system. 3 full reefs. Arun Sails 2004.
Roller Reefing Genoa - White Dacron, radial cut. Padded foam luff and blue UV strip. Arun Sails 2004. (UV strip replaced winter 2014/15)
Sails are laundered and valeted annually by Owen Sails.

Sprayhood - Blue canvas with window forward on stainless steel frame. 2007.
Cockpit Tent - Blue canvas with windows both sides and aft. 3 roll up panels. Zips onto sprayhood forward. 2011
Main Sail Cover - Blue canvas. Stackpack type cover with mast boot and lazy jacks. (new winter 2016/17)
Cockpit Cover - Tonneau type cover for winter. (2009)
Winch covers for primary winches.
Jon Buoy Recovery Module cover.

Double stainless steel stemhead bow roller.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.
Stainless steel stanchions with plastic coated, stainless steel wire guardrails.
Guard wired gates in way of cockpit, port and starboard.
Moulded toerail outboard with oiled teak capping rail.
Stainless steel chafe protection strips on capping rail in way of forward cleats & running the full length of the boat outboard.
Stainless steel mooring cleats forward, midships & aft.
Stainless steel grab rails running the length of the elevated superstructure, between the mast and cockpit.
Sprayhood protecting companionway and cockpit with large window sections forward.
Cockpit protected by moulded coaming outboard and aft.
Deep spacious cockpit well protected by superstructure and sprayhood.
Wrap around seating.
Synthetic teak decking panels to finish cockpit seating and sole.
Primary winches mounted outboard of cockpit on coaming.
Halyards and control lines lead aft to clutches and winches, port and starboard of companionway.
Whitlock steering pedestal at aft end of cockpit with folding table forward. Plotter and instruments mounted within pods on pedestal.
Lifting keel and bow thuster controls on pedestal.
Central section of aft cockpit seat lifts clear to provide walk through transom.
Large cockpit locker under port side seating extending aft to transom.

Bower Anchor - Lewmar Delta 16kg plough type anchor on 40m, 8mm, calibrated chain / 40m anchor braid rode.
Kedge Anchor - Fortress FX16 light weight alloy anchor on chain (5m) & warp (40m) rode.
Electric Windlass - Lewmar V2, chain gypsy & warping drum. Foot controls on foredeck.
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Depth - Raymarine ST60 on bridge deck
Log - Raymarine ST60+ on bridge deck (2013)
Wind - Raymarine ST60 on bridge deck
Repeater - Raymarine ST60 Multi at chart table
Plotter 1 - Raymarine C90 MFD with radar & Navionics cartography. Mounted on pedestal.
Plotter 2 - Raymarine RC400 with Navionics cartography.(mounted at chart table, also portable).
Radar - Raymarine 2Kw radome. Mast mounted, displaying on C90 MFD
GPS 1 - Raymarine Raystar 120 Active antenna on SeaTalk network.
GPS 2 - Garmin GPS 152, stand alone system with display at chart table.
AIS - Raymarine AIS650 Class B transceiver (2018)
Autopilot - Raymarine ST6002 with Lewmar Mamba drive unit.
VHF 1 - Simrad RD68 DSCVHF at chart table.
VHF 2 - Simrad HD52 handheld DSCVHF
Navtex - ICS Dual. At chart table.

Freshwater System - Full pressurised hot and cold water system. Mixer taps in heads and galley. Shower in heads. Jabsco filter unit fitted to galley faucet supply. Hot & cold deck shower also fitted. Hot water provided via engine heated calorifier with 240v immersion heater.
Heating - Webasto 3500, diesel fired blown air system with thermostatic controller. Outlets in all cabins and heads. Insulated ducting throughout the boat.
Galley Stove - Plastimo Medtone gas cooker. 2 burner, grill and oven. Cooker serviced by gas engineer 2018. Gas system overhauled to current GasSafe standards in 2014.
Fridge - Built in top loading type. SuperCool Peltier chiller unit.
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet with freshwater back flushing system for when leaving boat, prevents odour in heads.
Shore Power System - Hardwired RCD protected system with ring main, immersion heater & battery charger.
Stereo - Sony CPX M630 CD/Radio. Speakers in saloon.
Lighting - Conventional bulbs below decks. LED red lighting in main saloon, chart table and forepeak.

With light pouring into the main living space from the large windows in the elevated coachroof superstructure the space is bright and airy. Throughout the accommodations below decks the joinery work is of American Cherry finished in a satin varnish. Sole boards are of the traditional teak and holly style finished in a hard wearing composite veneer.
Forward Cabin -Maximising the space available in the slender bow section the cabin offers two single bunks in a stepped arrangement with the starboard bunk elevated above the port. An infill section can be put in place to create a compact double lower bunk. Storage hanging locker to starboard, aft. Additional storage provided in locker beneath port bunk with access door. Light provided by portlights in hull with large opening deck hatch for light and ventilation.
Saloon -Occupying the heart of the boat this living space benefits from hull portlights and the windows in the elevated section of superstructure cascading in light. Wrap around U-shaped settee to port with bench style settee to starboard. Saloon table with deep fiddles mounted on compression post. Table slides down to create bunk in fill section providing double berth to port. Table can also be raised to deckhead level when accessing the storage lockers beneath the seating. The table extends, if required, to include the starboard side settee in meals etc.The port side seating converts to a large double berth with the starboard settee fitted with a lee cloth to make a good sized single sea berth. Large volume storage lockers provided beneath saloon seating and sole boards.
Galley -Elevated above the saloon to port, the onboard cook enjoys panoramic views from the galley. L-shaped, moulded GRP worktop with twin stainless steel sinks set into the worktop forward. Gas cooker set on gimbals outboard. Range of storage provided with lockers outboard and a selection of lockers and drawers beneath.
Nav Station -Opposite the galley to starboard. Forward facing chart table with dedicated navigators seat. Instrumentation readily visible mounted in a pod unit at forward end of chart table. Ships switch panel below chart table. Useful storage provided within table, below the table and under the seat. With excellent forward vision and a secondary autopilot control head at the chart table the boat can be piloted from below in foul weather.
Aft Cabin -The master cabin it occupies almost the full beam of the boat aft. Storage locker and dresser unit forward to port, hanging locker to starboard and draw under the berth forward. Large bunk extending over to starboard side. Infill section created to extend bunk forward providing over 7' of bunk length. Jack & Jill style access to heads.
Heads -Directly aft of the chart table. Heads sole is below that of the companionway/galley. stepping down to provide full headroom within compartment. Full moulded, easy clean finish. Moulded GRP worktop around wash hand basin forward with small vanity unit. Manual marine toilet aft, outboard.

Bow Thruster - Vetus 55kgf. Joystick type control at pedestal.
Battery Charger - Victron Phoenix 12v, 50amp with remote control panel.
Battery Monitor - Victron BMV-702
Charging Sockets - 12V sockets under chart table for charging tablets or laptops. (2013)
Manual Bilge Pump - In cockpit.
Electric Bilge Pump - Auto & manual switching.
Davits - Stainless steel Simpson tubular davits mounted on transom. (2013)
Outboard Storage Bracket - Port side rail.
Boarding Ladder - Mounted on transom.

EPIRB - ACR GlobalFix RLB41. 406Mhz. (2018)
Liferaft 1 - 4 person, LifeGuard Forties. Mounted in stainless steel cage on port rail. Serviced in April 2018, valid to April 2021.
JonBuoy Recovery Sling
JonBuoy Recovery Module - With fitted canvas cover. Spare re-arming kit aboard.
Webbing Jackstays (2012)
Harness Clip-on points - x6. Companion way/ port/starboard/helm/ 2x binnacle base
Anchor & Motoring Shapes - As new.
Fire Blanket.

Located within dedicated engine space beneath the cockpit sole. Access to the engine compartment is gained by lifting the companionway steps up and via access panels in the aft cabin.
Yanmar 3YM30, 28hp marine diesel engine.
3 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.
Engine overhauled in 2014 with replacement injectors fitted.
Engine and fuel system professionally serviced annually.
Kanzaki manual marine gearbox.
60amp engine driven alternator with charge splitting diode.
Exhaust elbow replaced spring 2010
Conventional stainless steel shaft type sterngear.
Flexible shaft coupling replaced spring 2018.
3 blade feathering Kiwi Prop, fitted new 2017.
Sterngland repacked 2016.
Single 182ltr capacity stainless steel diesel tank. Tank drained and cleaned winter 2017/18.
Diesel Dipper fuel polishing system fitted new spring 2018. Cycles fuel in tank, will cycle a full tank volume in under an hour.
Comprehensive set of engine & electrical spares aboard for extended offshore cruising.

Engine Bank - 1x 105Ah, 12v, lead acid. (2018)
Domestic Bank - 2x 130Ah, 12v, lead acid (2018)

A summary of the maintenance and upgrading through the current ownership. A full log with associated invoices is available to view. During the current ownership the vessel has been wintered ashore for 6 months or more and the last 3 winters have seen her kept in a shed, booking for shed in place for winter 2018/19 if required.
Sprayhood fitted new
Stainless steel chafe strips fitted to outboard edge of capping rail.
3rd reef added to mainsail.
Ambassador Marine 'Stripper' rope cutter fitted.
Copper Coat antifouling applied to underwater hull
Flexi Teak synthetic teak panelling fitted to cockpit sole and seating.
Garmin 152 standalone GPS fitted at chart table.
Heads converted to fresh water flushing.
Tonneau style cover fitted to cockpit for winter.
Selden Mechanical backstay adjuster fitted.
Control lines fitted to genoa cars, controlled from cockpit.
Whitlock folding, teak cockpit table added to pedestal.
Extension section fitted to bunk in aft cabin. Extending bunk to over 7' in length.
Cockpit tent added to sprayhood.
Additional 40m of anchor braid added to bower anchor rode.
Simpson davits fitted to transom.
Stainless steel plate fitted to protect stem.
Diesel Dipper fuel polishing system installed.
Raymarine AIS650 transceiver fitted.
EPIRB Upgraded.

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