An introduction: We are Adrian and Julie, now both retired and planning to extend our sailing horizons before old age and bath chairs take over. Based in the UK near Chichester with one grown up daughter Constance, we’re eager to go….
When choosing our boats over the years I have benefited from the experience of many kind people. The idea behind this site is to publish what we have learned through the purchase of our Southerly 480 in the hope that it helps and perhaps even inspires others.
I am somewhat late creating this site, Discovery will soon finish the build and our new yacht also named Constance will be displayed at “boot Dusseldorf” in January (2019). Much will follow but prompt me if you think we have missed anything or with any questions.
Best wishes to all
Adrian & Julie
P.S. Thank you to the folk at Discovery for supplying some of the photos and particularly Sean Langdon for allowing me to take many more without any clearing up or preparation on their part. http://www.discoveryyachts.com
And to Paul and Sheryl Shard at Distant Shores for the same reason. www.distantshores.ca
P.S. – 13 April 2019 An unexpected development!
When I started [url]www.southerly480.com[/url] and a couple of build threads on YBW and Cruisers Forum, I did so as an independent yotty/customer sharing our experience in the hope some would find it interesting or helpful and being retired I had plenty of time. Recently I was asked to Join Discovery Yachts Group board as an NED, with a brief to represent “the clients view”. I’ve accepted.
I intend to continue warts and all with the site, but thought it important to mention the change.