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First look: Southerly 42 – bluewater beauty

  • Theo Stocker
  • October 25, 2021

Theo Stocker casts his expert eye over the Southerly 42, offering bluewater luxury in a yacht with a minimum draught of just 84cm

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There are few high-end bluewater cruising yachts that can boast a draught of just 84cm (3ft). While this increases to 2.7m (8ft 11in) while sailing, the trademark swing keel of the Southerly 42 means this boat will be able to access anchorages and creeks that most other boats of this size simply can’t get near.

What’s more, the iron grounding plate (doubles as ballast), twin rudders and skeg-protected prop all mean the Southerly 42 can take the ground and dry out. Whether in the Isles of Scilly or the Bahamas, that’s an appealing proposition.

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The aft cabin on the Discovery 42

Her makers claim that her sailing performance will still sparkle, with a tall fractional rig – 18.5m (60ft 7 in) air draught – and the additional draft helping her point at 30º to the apparent wind. Her polars suggest she’ll nudge 8.5 knots on a white sail reach in 20 knots of breeze. She comes with a self-tacking jib as standard, with sheet controls for both sails led aft to the helm, while halyard are on the coachroof. A furling offwind sail can be set from the fixed bowsprit.

The other key Southerly trait is the raised saloon to port, at the bottom of the companionway, with a lower-level galley to starboard, meaning you can sit inside and enjoy 270º views. Unusually the chart table-cun/workstationg is against the forward bulkhead, level with the mast. For this size boat, the aft master cabin is huge with a full-size island double bed and ensuite heads. The guest cabin forward, also ensuite, is generous too.

The hull is built of vinylester GRP, and reuses the Humphreys hull of the Southerly 42RST, but has received the Discovery treatment on deck and below, making this an appealing and modern-looking cruiser that is thoroughly capable.

Southerly 42 specifications

LOA: 13.3m (42ft 7in) Beam: 4m (13ft 3in) Draught: (UP/DOWN) 0.8m/2.7m (2ft 9in/8ft 11in) Sail area: 75m2 (811 sq ft) Displacement: 11,341kg (25,003 lbs) Price: ex yard £535,000 ex VAT Contact: discoveryshipyard.com

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The Southerly 420 has all the elements you would expect of an ocean-going yacht: the tried and tested variable draft swing keel, twin helm rudder arrangement, and a smartly designed deck layout with a comfortable cockpit and cockpit arch for the main traveler.

The versatile rig features twin headsails, an in-mast ICW-friendly (60’ 7”) furling mainsail and an integrated bow sprit. The opportunities are endless! From shallow anchorages that others can’t access to drying out on the beach or a canal passage to the Mediterranean.

A key benefit of the Southerly variable draft swing keel is the shallow draft opportunities and the enhanced performance from a deep, high aspect ratio keel when fully lowered. The yacht draws 2’ 9” with the keel up and 8’ 11” with the keel down.

In practice, the yacht is stiffer due to the improved righting moment, carrying her sail area better than others, and carving her way efficiently to windward in a seaway.

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The Southerly 420 is comfortable under sail or at anchor. Enjoy attractive interior styling, a raised salon with unparalleled views, a linear galley, a dedicated nav station, two comfortable private cabins, and two heads. The Southerly 420 is a well-rounded yacht that allows one to explore where others can’t.


  • Built to order by expert craftspeople in England.
  • Ballast plate and variable draft swing keel (2’ 9” up & 8’ 11” down)
  • Excellent windward performance to 30 percent
  • ICW friendly air draft (60’ 7”)
  • Solant rig (twin headsails) with in-mast furling mainsail
  • A cockpit mainsail traveler arch
  • Twin rudders and a skeg-protected propeller
  • Two or three cabin layouts with two heads
  • Raised salon with a U-shaped settee that converts to a double berth
  • Comfortable aft cabin with a center-line berth



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Heart Of Gold Yacht | 42' Southerly 2012

 This rare, one-owner, Southerly 42RST is the very desirable two cabin version that has been updated recently with new sails, new hull paint, new canvas, new engine mounts, new dripless shaft seal and a new cutlass bearing.  Delivered to the owners in UK during the spring of 2012, they sailed it back to the western hemisphere via the ARC, where they placed second in class (and 9th overall out of 350 boats!).  This boat has been professionally maintained and is ready for new owners and new adventures.  Onboard training and an option for temporary dockage is included.

The Southerly 42 features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered (8' 11"), the deep draft makes for fast, serious cruising. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draft of just 2' 9" – perfect for shallow water exploring.

When the Southerly 42RST was first developed, Humphreys Design commissioned a fast, modern hull for good performance, with the stability and comfort for cruising. Deck styling and a sociable cockpit layout with twin helm positions, designed by Stephen Jones, created one of the most comfortable and easy to sail cruising yachts available.

With excellent build quality and exquisite interiors, Northshore Yachts have brought a wealth of knowledge and practical design to the Southerly range. 

Denison Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by S&J Yachts Florida Office.

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  • Yacht Details: 42' Southerly 2012
  • Location: Sarasota, FL
  • Engines: Yanmar
  • Last Updated: Dec 20, 2023
  • Asking Price: $399,900
  • Max Draft: 8' 11''

Heart Of Gold additional information

  • Beam: 13' 3''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Displacement: 24,800 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 88|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 77|gallon
  • Holding: 2 x 23|gallon
  • Double Berths: 2

The Southerly 42RST is supplied with CE certification is built to EU specifications and conforms to RCD, design category A.  HULL:

Heavy duty composite molding, incorporating an anti-print through and moisture barrier, multi-axial, and unidirectional reinforcements with vinylester laminating resin and isophthalic gelcoat. The keel box is an integral part of the hull lay-up and sandwich construction stiffening runs the entire length of the hull topsides. All main bulkheads are bonded into the hull at main lay-up stage along with a stiffening grillage of transverse frames and longitudinal stringers. The engine bearers are an integral part of the hull structure.

  • Southerly (Bahama) Blue hull paint with painted red/white logo/stripes (new 2021) Awlcraft 2000
  • Bottom paint (NOV 2020)  Sea Hawk Bio-cop
  • Swim platform with storage, Weaver Snap Davits for dinghy
  • Bow thruster (motor rebuilt 2023)

Hand laid composite sandwich construction, with carbon reinforcements. All strong points and stress areas are strengthened with carbon reinforcements. The deck is bonded to the hull through the entire length and to all main bulkheads resulting in a strong and integrated unit.

  • Biscuit and white two-tone deck
  • Teak cockpit seating and flooring
  • Integrated teak toe rail reinforcing the hull to deck joint
  • Molded non-slip finish to ring deck and coachroof
  • Access to chain locker from foredeck
  • Foredeck stowage locker


The 42 features the highly developed Swing Keel which gives the freedom and versatility to sail in almost any waters. With the keel lowered, the deep draft makes for fast, stable cruising in a seaway. At the ‘touch of a button’ the keel can be raised to give a shallow draft of just 0.84m (2' 9") - perfect for shallow water exploring.

The fixed ballast is an iron casting which acts as a grounding plate and stiffener for the keel and housing assembly. It is fitted into a recess in the hull in the area of the keel box with stainless steel bolts. The aerofoil shaped keel is cast iron and incorporates a stainless-steel pivot at the leading edge. The keel is raised and lowered by a dyneema pennant and hydraulic ram powered by an electrically driven pump with a hand operated back-up. All hydraulics are easily accessible for maintenance.

  • Keel control and gauge showing keel position fitted at the helm
  • Removable stainless-steel pin, positioned to enable the keel to be locked in the ‘up' position
  • Manual rocker switch at pin position for fine adjustment

Interior joinery is finished in American Cherry with upgraded Corian countertops in the two heads and galley.  Cabin soles are striped non-slip laminate. Upgraded UltraSuede fabric in main saloon and on master stateroom headboard.

  • Full beam aft cabin
  • Dedicated 10,000BTU air conditioning unit (new 2019)
  • Large centerline double berth
  • Stowage lockers to port and starboard
  • Two corner lockers
  • Large hanging locker
  • Extensive low-level stowage
  • Opening ports including "skylight" above berth
  • Fixed panoramic side ports
  • Overhead LED lights
  • Two LED reading lights

Aft Cabin en-Suite Head:

  • Marine toilet with holding tank
  • Washbasin with Corian surround
  • Hot and cold pressurized water
  • Electric sump pump
  • Glass holder
  • Opening portlight
  • "V" berth with filler board
  • Large shelfed storage locker
  • Extensive storage under bunk
  • Two full length shelves
  • Opening hatch with screen/shade
  • Overhead lights
  • Two reading lights

Forward Head:

  • Separate shower with seat and Perspex door
  • Twin stainless steel sink
  • Corian worktop
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Stainless steel grab rail
  • Front loading refrigerator
  • Top loading freezer (or second refrigerator)
  • Fully gimballed gas cooker with three burners, grill, and oven (fail-safe devices on all burners)
  • Hydrocarbon monitor with alarm
  • Ample food and equipment storage
  • Various cupboards with dedicated 6-bottle wine cabinet
  • Opening port
  • Overhead lighting
  • Configurable large locker aft for optional equipment
  • 16,000BTU air conditioning for galley/command station/saloon

Raised Saloon:

  • Raised seating for six people
  • Excellent vision forward, port and starboard through fixed windows
  • Variable folding leaf table drops to convert to double berth (brings sleeping accommodations to six total)
  • Two opening hatches with screen/shades
  • Accordion-style blinds on fixed windows

Command Station:

  • Chart table to starboard
  • Seat & arm rest
  • Extensive Instrument Panel forward of chart table
  • Chart stowage under hinged lid
  • Locker spaces
  • Chart light
  • 12 V power socket
  • Main electrical switch panel
  • Fixed portlight
  • Excellent view

The Southerly 42 boasts an impressive sail plan, for powerful windward performance. The tall fractional rig with swept back double spreaders, combines a self tacking furling jib and large mainsail with single line reefing. For off-wind sailing a choice of two spinnakers can be flown from the bowsprit.

  • Mainsails: North 3Di composite (new 2019); original North Nordac main in storage
  • Genoas: North 3Di composite (new 2019); original North Nordac genoa and working jib in storage
  • Storm Jib: North-orange in color per ARC regulations (never used)
  • Spinnakers: North asymmetric reaching and running spinnakers in socks for easy dousing
  • Slab reefing mainsail with single line reefing led aft to cockpit for mainsail
  • Mainsail cover: Stak Pak with lazy jacks
  • Selden anodized aluminum spars, finished in silver
  • 1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with sage toggle-fork chrome bronze rigging screws
  • Split Backstay
  • Furlex headsail reefing system 
  • Selden rod kicker with gas strut (new 2021) 
  • Pole mounted on vertical mast track for downwind work

The forward part of the cockpit is deep and wide with generous, comfortable seating. The cockpit sole is the correct width to provide leg bracing from the cockpit table when heeled and coamings are gently sloped outward for further comfort. The cockpit table with folding leaves offers dinette facilities, whilst providing a convenient handrail when the yacht is heeled. A double walkway around the table keeps the cockpit clear for easy access. The aft part of the cockpit is designed to give the helmsman the very best position to the helm. Foot wells for bracing, and comfortable seating, both behind and outboard of each helm station offer safety at sea, whilst twin wheel positions give a clear view to the bow on either tack.

  • Dodger and Bimini combo (new 2021)
  • Self-draining with two drains at helm positions
  • Teak seating and flooring
  • Cockpit table with folding leaves, stowage, and handrail
  • Good access aft for boarding through transom
  • Telescopic stern boarding ladder
  • Cockpit locker to port and starboard
  • Gas bottle storage
  • Fender stowage in cockpit locker
  • Perspex main hatch with washboard
  • Instrument panel above hatchway
  • Two winch handle pockets
  • Three safety harness eyes

The steering is direct drive with minimum backlash and semi-balanced twin rudders to give instantly responsive steering and precise directional stability. The transom is open with integral steps to give easy access to the cockpit.

  • Semi-balanced twin rudders
  • Twin 30" stainless steel cockpit wheels covered in leather
  • Single level engine control 
  • Emergency steering system
  • Cleats forward and aft raised with stainless chafe guard
  • Spring cleats amidships with stainless steel chafe guard
  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow roller and fairing
  • GRP foredeck anchor locker with re-enforced shelf; Quick Hector 1500w electric windlass with hand held remoteto take anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel pulpit incorporating navigation light bracket
  • Stainless steel stanchions and guard wires
  • Stainless steel aft pulpit incorporating stern gate, navigation light bracket and ensign staff socket
  • Fuel and water deck fillers
  • Waste pumpout deck fitting
  • Turning blocks to take reefing lines
  • Two cabin top Lewmar winches (one electric) for mast and mainsail controls 
  • Rope clutches as required for running rigging
  • Two primary Lewmar winches for genoa sheets
  • Two Lewmar secondary winches
  • Stainless steel grab handles on either side of coach roof
  • Bruce plow anchor with 70m chain rode
  • Spare anchor 10m chain and 50+ m nylon rode
  • Ensign & Staff
  • LED running lights
  • 6-person liferaft in hard pack on stern (recertified 2/2022)
  • MOM 8s Switlik man overboard module (new 2022)
  • Pressurized hot and cold water system
  • Manual foot pump at galley sink for salt water
  • Mixer tap to galley sink
  • Mixer tap in heads compartments
  • Non-metallic freshwater tank – 77 gallons
  • Hot water provided by engine heat exchanger or 120v electric Quick water heater
  • Electric sump pumps to shower trays
  • One manual bilge pump
  • Two electric submersible bilge pumps
  • Two holding tanks
  • Heads plumbed for fresh water flush
  • 12-volt system with tinned wiring throughout (except for equipment tails provided by manufacturers)
  • Isolating switches
  • LED cabin lighting throughout
  • Reading lights over bunks
  • Chart light over navigation table
  • Full LED navigation light system incorporating bow lights, stern light, masthead tricolour light with all round white anchor light, deck flood light and steaming light
  • Comprehensive array of circuit breakers on main panel
  • Volt and Ammeter on main panel
  • Shore power connection
  • MasterVolt AGM batteries (two house bank batteries at 400 amp/hours total and one dedicated engine start battery at 90 amp/hours) (all NEW Nov 2023)
  • Two deck-mounted 34w solar panels with controller for house bank
  • MasterVolt Mass Combi Inverter/Charger (2500watts/100amps)
  • Twin 30amp shore power cords
  • Vectron electrical monitor for real time battery status updates and electrical usage reports
  • DuoGen combination Hydro generator/wind generator with regulator
  • 12v outlet at nav station
  • RAYMARINE ST60 + Speed, depth and wind indicators mounted in instrument panel above companionway with graphic display at chart table
  • RAYMARINE autopilot with Mamba drive, ST6002+ display in cockpit, SPX10 Smart Pilot with Rate Gyro.Includes rudder reference unit
  • RAY 55E VHF Radio with DSC function 
  • COMAR AIS Class B receiver and transponder with separate VHF antenna and cables
  • RAYMARINE E120W multi-function touch screen displays, with NavionicsCard at command / nav station; second E90W mounted in pod at port helm station     
  • RAYMARINE 18" radar with scanstrut mast bracket
  • RAYMARINE Sirius Satellite Weather Receiver (requires subscription)
  • IRIDIUM GO Satellite phone with external antenna (requires new SIM card and subscription)
  • ICOM M802 SSB with KISS antenna
  • SONY AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo system with two speakers below decks, two waterproof speakers in cockpit

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Southerly 42RST

  • By John Burnham
  • Updated: October 14, 2008

Word of a new 42-foot deck-saloon design isn’t breaking news among cruising sailors, but having inspected and sailed the British-built Southerly 42RST (raised saloon, twin wheel), I promise you, this one is different.

Based on my experience, the 42RST sails to windward well, handles easily, could go offshore capably, and can sail or even park in the shallowest of waters quite nicely. As with all models in Northshore Yachts’ Southerly line, the distinguishing trait of this design is its cast-iron lifting keel, which presents an efficient shape when lowered for closehauled sailing and retracts flush with an iron grounding plate when raised. As I learned, you can stick the tip of the keel in the mud when the depth sounder reads 2.3 meters (7 feet 6 inches), then engage the hydraulic lifting cylinder and quickly come free. I could also raise the keel completely in 50 seconds (it went down in 40), and if we’d had the time and inclination, we could’ve floated into less than 3 feet of water and let the hull sit comfortably on the bottom as the tide went out.

Rob Humphreys designed the 42RST hull with extremely broad stern sections, a skeg protecting the propeller amidships, and two short, semibalanced rudders angled outboard, all of which allow the boat to operate safely in water that’s shallow and sometimes disappears altogether. I was surprised and pleased to find that this arrangement meant that when heeling as we sailed upwind in puffs over 20 knots, the windward rudder came clear of the water and the leeward rudder, now vertical, did its job efficiently. The steering didn’t have a lot of feel to it, perhaps due to the extra linkages, but even in the strongest puffs and when heeled well over, I always had good steering control.

Notably, with the keel down, I was able to spin the boat in a circle that measured less than one and a half boat lengths in diameter. When I tried this with the keel up, I couldn’t tack without falling into irons.

Thanks to the narrow sheeting angles made possible by the self-tacking jib, the 42RST made excellent time upwind. We’d put two reefs in the main and were sailing in flat water at 6.3 to 6.7 knots, tacking through 85 degrees. For a cruising boat, I found this extraordinary; clearly, Humphreys’ experience as a raceboat designer of similarly wide-transom, twin-rudder, open-class boats has had an impact here.

The 42RST, which is a makeover of the earlier 42RS, has a new deck mold designed by Stephen Jones that splits the helm stations and opens up the cockpit. When I went sailing in the harbor at Chichester, England, on a breezy spring day, I found it easy to brace myself in the cockpit. The table is a molded fiberglass unit with a grabrail that means business.

In a narrow part of the harbor, Northshore’s Robert Hughes demonstrated one other unique benefit of having twin rudders and a centerline prop: The 42RST steers remarkably well in reverse. If backing up is a maneuver that occasionally causes you embarrassment, this craft just might rid you of that concern.

Innovation by necessity explains the unusual features of the 42RST’s interior. Because of the notably central position of the lifting keel and apparatus, sailors won’t mistake the main saloon for their living room. The nav desk, to starboard, and the settees and dining area, to port, are more elevated than is normal for a deck saloon-style cruiser, with water and fuel tanks located centrally, beneath the raised cabin sole. Access through the companionway is quick, with only one step down, and from either settees or nav station, you’ll find pleasing, 270-degree outboard views.

Moving forward to the in-line galley, on the starboard side, means taking a couple of more steps down. Plenty of natural light reaches the galley through the large saloon windows and a portlight in the hull, but for those who don’t like steps and want a wide-open space incorporating the saloon and galley, this won’t be an ideal setup. Yet each space on its own struck me as comfortable and functional, particularly when the boat would be sailing offshore. In the galley, I can easily envision using the centerline keel trunk to brace myself effectively in rough going.

If you’re looking for a large aft cabin in a 42-footer, it’s hard to imagine finding a bigger one. Humphrey’s wide-transom scheme works with the two rudders, and it works even better in creating a master stateroom with centerline berth, port and starboard seating, outboard hanging lockers and storage areas, and ample lighting through portlights. My favorite element is an overhead space created by the molded-in cockpit table. There’s an opening port in the aft section of it, and there’s even a louvered Oceanair blind to cut out the light when sleeping. The aft stateroom has its own head to port.

The 42 I sailed had two staterooms forward, a V-berth where one would expect, and a bunkroom to port, across from the forward head. Buyers can specify a two-cabin version with a bigger head and more spacious galley. If you like the tradeoffs in the interior and don’t mind keeping track of whether the keel is up or down, this midsize cruiser offers remarkable shoal draft, easy sailhandling, the performance but not the skittishness of a racehorse, a good view from the saloon, and the biggest master stateroom you can buy in a monohull of this size.

John Burnham is CW’s editor.

Southerly 42 RST

LOA 42′ 2″ (12.85 m.) LWL 36′ 5″ (11.10 m.) Beam 13′ 3″ (4.04 m.) Draft 2′ 9″/8′ 11″ (0.84/2.72 m.) Working Sail Area 793 sq. ft. (73.7 sq. m.) Displacement 24,802 lb. (11,250 kg.) Ballast (including keel) 8,091 lb. (3,670 kg.) Ballast/D 0.33 D/L 229 SA/D 14.9 Water 64 gal. (290 l.) Fuel 74 gal. (355 l.) Mast Height 61′ 5″ (18.7 m.) Engine 56-hp. Yanmar Designers Rob Humphreys/Stephen Jones Price $550,000 Northshore Yachts Ltd. +44-1243-512611 www.northshore.co.uk

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There’s hardly a better way to absorb Moscow’s atmosphere than on a ship sailing up and down the Moskva River. While complicated ticketing, loud music and chilling winds might dampen the anticipated fun, this checklist will help you to enjoy the scenic views and not fall into common tourist traps.

How to find the right boat?

There are plenty of boats and selecting the right one might be challenging. The size of the boat should be your main criteria.

Plenty of small boats cruise the Moskva River, and the most vivid one is this yellow Lay’s-branded boat. Everyone who has ever visited Moscow probably has seen it.

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This option might leave a passenger disembarking partially deaf as the merciless Russian pop music blasts onboard. A free spirit, however, will find partying on such a vessel to be an unforgettable and authentic experience that’s almost a metaphor for life in modern Russia: too loud, and sometimes too welcoming. Tickets start at $13 (800 rubles) per person.

Bigger boats offer smoother sailing and tend to attract foreign visitors because of their distinct Soviet aura. Indeed, many of the older vessels must have seen better days. They are still afloat, however, and getting aboard is a unique ‘cultural’ experience. Sometimes the crew might offer lunch or dinner to passengers, but this option must be purchased with the ticket. Here is one such  option  offering dinner for $24 (1,490 rubles).

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If you want to travel in style, consider Flotilla Radisson. These large, modern vessels are quite posh, with a cozy restaurant and an attentive crew at your service. Even though the selection of wines and food is modest, these vessels are still much better than other boats.

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Surprisingly, the luxurious boats are priced rather modestly, and a single ticket goes for $17-$32 (1,100-2,000 rubles); also expect a reasonable restaurant bill on top.

How to buy tickets?

Women holding photos of ships promise huge discounts to “the young and beautiful,” and give personal invitations for river tours. They sound and look nice, but there’s a small catch: their ticket prices are usually more than those purchased online.

“We bought tickets from street hawkers for 900 rubles each, only to later discover that the other passengers bought their tickets twice as cheap!”  wrote  (in Russian) a disappointed Rostislav on a travel company website.

Nevertheless, buying from street hawkers has one considerable advantage: they personally escort you to the vessel so that you don’t waste time looking for the boat on your own.

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Prices start at $13 (800 rubles) for one ride, and for an additional $6.5 (400 rubles) you can purchase an unlimited number of tours on the same boat on any given day.

Flotilla Radisson has official ticket offices at Gorky Park and Hotel Ukraine, but they’re often sold out.

Buying online is an option that might save some cash. Websites such as  this   offer considerable discounts for tickets sold online. On a busy Friday night an online purchase might be the only chance to get a ticket on a Flotilla Radisson boat.

This  website  (in Russian) offers multiple options for short river cruises in and around the city center, including offbeat options such as ‘disco cruises’ and ‘children cruises.’ This other  website  sells tickets online, but doesn’t have an English version. The interface is intuitive, however.

Buying tickets online has its bad points, however. The most common is confusing which pier you should go to and missing your river tour.

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“I once bought tickets online to save with the discount that the website offered,” said Igor Shvarkin from Moscow. “The pier was initially marked as ‘Park Kultury,’ but when I arrived it wasn’t easy to find my boat because there were too many there. My guests had to walk a considerable distance before I finally found the vessel that accepted my tickets purchased online,” said the man.

There are two main boarding piers in the city center:  Hotel Ukraine  and  Park Kultury . Always take note of your particular berth when buying tickets online.

Where to sit onboard?

Even on a warm day, the headwind might be chilly for passengers on deck. Make sure you have warm clothes, or that the crew has blankets ready upon request.

The glass-encased hold makes the tour much more comfortable, but not at the expense of having an enjoyable experience.

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Getting off the boat requires preparation as well. Ideally, you should be able to disembark on any pier along the way. In reality, passengers never know where the boat’s captain will make the next stop. Street hawkers often tell passengers in advance where they’ll be able to disembark. If you buy tickets online then you’ll have to research it yourself.

There’s a chance that the captain won’t make any stops at all and will take you back to where the tour began, which is the case with Flotilla Radisson. The safest option is to automatically expect that you’ll return to the pier where you started.

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Sights of the Russian capital

On the territory of the largest city in Europe with a 9-century history, there are many interesting places and objects. Some of the best attractions of modern Moscow are:

  • The Kremlin and Red Square, with which it is worth starting to get acquainted with the city;
  • Arbat - the main tourist artery of Moscow;
  • The business center of the city with skyscrapers is Moscow City with viewing platforms, including a 360-degree circular view of the capital;
  • The Bolshoi Theater is one of the most significant in Russia and the world;
  • Tretyakov Gallery with the world's largest collection of Russian painting;
  • Ostankino TV Tower, the country's main television tower 540 m high with 2 viewing platforms - open type and glazed at different levels;
  • St. Basil's Cathedral (Cathedral of the Protection of the Holy Virgin);
  • The historical district of the capital is Kitay Gorod.

It is also worth visiting the river berths, beaches (in Rublevo, Strogino and Serebryany Bor) of the Moscow River, Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve, Moskarium Oceanography Center, Novodevichy Convent, Moscow Planetarium, Darwin Museum, Zaryadye Natural Landscape Park and Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNH).

The best restaurants in Moscow: Pushkin, Balzi rossi, Wine & Crab, Osteria della Piazza Bianca, White Rabbit, Björn, Northerners, Beluga, Lavkalavka and others.

Yachting in Moscow

You can leave your yacht parked in Moscow at the pier of one of the many yacht clubs on the banks of the Moscow River and the Khimki Reservoir - for example, on the territory of the Yacht Port “Estate Port” with 36 berths for vessels up to 15 m long or in CHALET RIVER CLUB yacht club on the border with the Moscow region with 57 berths for vessels up to 17 m long and with a draft of up to 1.7 m. If you are interested in selling yachts in Moscow , we recommend that you use the services of one of the trusted yacht brokers in the region, for example - PRESTIGE YACHTS, ULTRABOATS, IY C or WEST NAUTICAL.

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