1984 SOUTHERN CROSS 35' CUTTER for sale USD $51,000

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Price USD $51,000 GST not paid. Location Tahiti
Listing Type Used
Refcode DIY671065
Usage Cruising
Hull Material Composite
Hull Mono
Length - metres 11
Length - feet 35
Beam Width - meters 3.5
Dry Weight - kgs 7,700
No. of Engines 1
Engine Model Universal(Kubota) M-30
Engine Type Diesel
Engine Power - hp 24
Engine Hours 4,700
Safety Equipment Off-shore

Built by the renowned by CE Ryder Corporation of Bristol, RI, the Southern Cross 35 is a true blue water voyager. A Tom Gillmer design, this canoe-stern cutter rig has a classic elegance to her. Mr. Gillmer's Southern Cross designs are not just beautiful to look at. They are dry, extremely sturdy, fast and have a comfortable sea motion. With her rod rigging, wide decks, Airex cored hull, skeg hung rudder, sweeping shear and a cutaway forefoot, the Southern Cross 35 is just meant to go to sea. There were only 95 of these hulls made, many of which were made for owner build-out of the interior. This particular vessel was one that was factory finished, resulting in a higher quality yacht.

Mr. Gillmer, who wrote the standard textbook "Modern Ship Design" (1970), began designing ships while he was teaching marine engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. His 1961 design of Seawind, a 30-foot, 6-inch ketch, was the first fiberglass boat to circumnavigate the globe. Mister Gillmer also designed both of the Pride of Baltimore tall ships.

The Southern Cross 35' Cutter is a well-known, proven, blue water cruiser that will take you anywhere you want to go. They are rugged sea-going boats that are spacious below and are perfect vessels for a cruising couple or for live-aboards.

Forward stateroom: Starting at the bow, there is access to the anchor locker forward. Teak staving lines the hull sides between the deck and the berth. Shelving along each side runs the length of the berth, with gorgeous radius solid teak fiddles. The berth is a comfortable 6'4" long, 7'4" wide at the shoulders and has drawer storage beneath it. On starboard there is a cedar lined hanging locker with a changing seat in front of it. The cabin has 6'3"(1,90m)headroom and has an overhead hatch and a porthole for ventilation; additional lighting comes from an overhead light and a pair of reading lights.

Head: The head compartment is just aft of the forward cabin on port, with the head itself to the right and aft facing. A molded liner helps make for easy cleaning. The sink is directly in front of you as you enter the space and has a shower wand on a diverter valve. To the right of the sink is a lid with a hamper below. Below the countertop there is a door beneath the sink and a molded shelf with fiddles to the right of that for shower toiletries. Above the counter are shelves, with sliding doors to close them off and keep things tidy looking. There is a teak framed oval mirror and a hatch and opening port for ventilation.

Saloon: The spacious saloon features lots of richly finished teak, from the tambour doored shelving to the staving that lines the hullsides wherever the hull would be exposed. The headroom is 6'1" and there is plenty of ventilation and light, with six opening ports, an overhead hatch and two dorade vents. In addition, there are five overhead lights and four reading lights.

Just aft of the forward stateroom on starboard is a stack of drawers with a bureau type fiddled countertop above them. Above that is another locker, set back further. Continuing aft into the rest of the saloon, a teak centerline drop-leaf table is the focal point of the space. When both leaves are up you can easily sit six and there is a storage bin in the top of the table for bottles, napkins, silverware or whatever.

On either side are opposing 6'4" long settees. Each is radiused at the forward end, has a lee cloth and storage behind the seat backs. Above them are shelving units, with Southern Cross' signature tambour doors that can close them completely if you wish. The port settee can slide out to convert to a double berth if desired. Lee clothes on both these berths.

Nav station: Aft of the port settee is the nav station facing forward with a quarter berth aft of it. Teak staving lines the hull side and there is a long, deep open shelf along the hull for mounting equipment. There is storage beneath the nav seat and an unusually large chart table (47" wide and around 30" deep) with storage beneath it. Electrical panels are above and behind within easy reach.

Galley: The galley is located at the base of the companionway on starboard and is U-shaped. The deep double sinks are oriented facing forward and have storage directly beneath them and a unique swing-out pantry cabinet on the end of the peninsula. A three burner and oven stove is oriented along the hull and has shelf storage with sliding doors and dish organizer shelving above that. Back along the aft end is a large top-access ice box. Overall, there's a quite generous amount of counter space and your spacing is such that you can either clip in or brace easily- this is designed as a true seagoing galley.

Solid mahogany cabin sole
Teak staving on the hull sides
Tambour saloon locker doors in white oak

Deep double stainless steel sink
H/C pressure water
Fresh water and sea water foot pumps
Hillerange 3 burner LPG stove w/oven
Stove safety bar with harness
Two 10# aluminum LPG tanks in drained compartment under helmsman seat
Seaward LPG control
Adler Barbour Cold Machine fridge 12v/6Amp

Molded liner for easy wipe-down
Single stainless steel sink
H/C pressure water mixer w/diverter valve and shower wand
Fresh water foot pump
jabsco manual head
Y-diverter valve for overboard discharge
Manual overboard holding tank pump out
Teak framed oval mirror

Water Systems
6 gallon hot water heater w engine circuit.
jabsco electric fresh water pump and accumulator tank (-15

2 Manual bilge pumps, one at helm and one forward of the mast
2 Electric bilge pumps with floats, automatic start

Hull and Deck
The Southern Cross hull is hand laid fiberglass, with a core of semi-rigid Airex foam sandwiched between the inner and outer hulls. Besides its excellent sound and thermal insulative properties, Airex also provides a hull that is thicker and stiff, able to absorb local impacts more forgivingly than a solid hull.

Factory finished construction- not all of these are...
Airex cored hull above the waterline
Fin keel with the lead ballast molded in the keel, no keel bolts!
Skeg-hung rudder with the prop protected in an aperture
All below waterline bronze sea cocks and thru-hulls in marine bronze, serviced and checked (-14) in perfect condition
above waterline thru-hulls also marine grade bronze

55# Delta anchor w/220'of 3/8" chain plus 200' nylon rode
35# Bruce anchor w/30' of 3/8" chain and 175' of nylon rode
25# Danforth anchor w/30' of 5/16' chain and rode at stern
One large Bronze Fisherman anchor(in 3 pcs) stored in bilge
Double anchor roller

Lofran Tigre 1200W electric windlass w foot switch(-04)overhauled -14
Windlass circuit breaker
Stainless steel bow and stern rails stern rail made longer to enclose the entire cockpit
27" high double wire lifelines
Port and starboard lifeline gates
Teak dorade boxes w/cowls
Bowmar cast aluminum hatches w/hatch covers (3)exc. condition
Bowmar cast aluminum opening ports with screens (8) all glass/plexi in exc. cond.
Dodger w/side grab bars and zipper opening forward
Bimini covering aft part of cockpit
Haul out nov -14' 3 coats of AF paint(guaranteed for 50months)new shaft coupling, PSS drip less seal and cutless bearing
Deck anti skid paint 2015 with Hempel off white

Sails and Rigging
The stainless steel standing rigging is anchored to solid beams integral to the hull. The keel stepped mast has internal halyards for reduced windage. Inboard chain plates provide excellent maneuverability on deck and create a narrower sheeting angle, improving windward performance.
ProFurl roller furling (inspected and serviced -14)
Spinnaker halyard
Hank-on staysail on inner head stay w. Turnbuckle(pelican hook onboard)
Keel stepped aluminum mast with SS mast steps and boom
Spars Awlgripped
Mast mounted track and car for spinnaker or whisker pole
Forespar aluminum whisker pole
All lines were led aft to the cockpit, main halyard and reef lines are rerouted to the base of the mast and two winches installed (-11) by present owner for faster reefing maneuvers, can easily be switched back if wanted.
Harken mainsheet traveler in cockpit
Spinlock line clutches (8)
Lewmar ST30 winches on housetop (2)
Lewmar 46ST primary winches (2)
Line organizers
Main sail w. 4 battens, 3 reef points and Cunningham (very good)
genoa high clew(like enlarged Yankee), very good) new UV strip and bottom panel reinforced (-15)
Yankee for Profurl profile (very good)
Staysail w. hanks and one reef (very good)
Storm staysail (very good)
Storm try sail with dedicated track on mast ( good)
asymmetrical spinnaker w/sock (excellent)
Drifter, older with 2-3 minor repairs, but cloth and seams still strong

Engine and Machinery
Universal M-30 3 cyl. (Kubota) 24 hp diesel 4600 hrs in good working order, hardly any corrosion visible and runs very well. ('Tons' of spares onboard, alternator, NEW starter, new injectors, valves, water pumps etc. 3-4k $ worth)
Hurth 100 transmission (rebuilt -13, turned out not necessary, hardly any wear on old discs, kept as spares)
PSS dripless stuffing box, new bellow, and o-rings -14
Cutlass bearing ('14)
New shaft coupling (-14) due to the old one refused to come off, had to cut it! Took 2 days@ 35 degrees C. Bronze shaft checked for straightness-14
3 blade bronze prop, plus one as spare in forward bilge
Double Racor fuel/water separator w/vacuum gauge
Fuel polishing system, virtually maintenance free, centrifugal action,lots of extra oil- and fuel filters,
Fuel line shutoff valve
Edson steering pedestal with dual lever engine controls
Steering system overhauled (-14)
Stainless steel destroyer wheel with leather wheel cover
Ritchie dampened compass w. lED light on pedestal

30A shore power connection w/50' shore power cord
110V electrical panel
110V receptacles throughout
12v electrical panel x 2
Battery charger 110V/30Amp (-10)
105 Amphour batteries 4 units in one single bank thus 420Amphrs
Analog V and A meters in/out
KISS wind generator high performance easy maintenance and quiet!
A set of rotors and circuit board as spares for KISS onboard
Engine high output alternator 100 amp with Next Step ext. regulator (-12
55A alternator serviced -11(spare)
Nav lights all LED (-13)
Most of cabin lighting also LED, and compass light-13)
Inverter pure sinus wave 350 W 12/230 V
Inverter 350W 12/120V
4 solar panels (2x55W and 2 x 75w) two of these on swiveling SS mounts on wind generator pole at stern. Adjustable almost 360 degrees, the other two on the SS elongated stern pushpit, adjustable in terms of angle vertically. Trace C40
Village Marine Little Wonder watermaker , 6 gallon/23 ltr per hour @ 18 Amps 12 V.
Car stereo Sony with CD changer 10 discs. Bose speakers in saloon and two waterproof smaller speakers under dodger.
Insulated back stay and wired for HAM/SSB radio. Icom 130 automatic antenna tuner. )HF antenna splitter for SSB/weather fax

Autohelm 6000 autopilot with linear direct drive on rudder post
Autohelm 3000 autopilot wheel drive as backup
ACR 406 MHz EPIRP w/hydrostatic release, batteries expired
Datamarine depth
Datamarine speed and distance log
Datamarine wind speed and direction
ICOM IC-M80 VHF radio w. Ext. Speaker in cockpit
Furuno weather fax, old but working
Furuno 1623 radar ( antenna unit not turning)
Garmin handheld gps at Nav.station on 12V
Netbook with navigatrix Linux based OS and Open CPN and charts worldwide coverage. Also satellite photos converted to charts, very useful in coral waters.

Other Equipment
autohelm auxiliary rudder/wind vane overhauled (-14)
Toyo 4 person life raft in container (certified nov-12)
Polliwog Hard dinghy 7,5' with oars and Nissan 3,5 hp 2-str OB
Horseshoe bouy, needs new cover or replacement
Stainless steel swim ladder
Firdell radar reflector
Courtesy flag halyards
Silva hand bearing compass at Nav and in v-berth
brass ship's clock and barometer
Force 10 pressure kerosene cabin heater 2500 W
Brass oil lamps gyro (5)
Fire extinguishers (2) (date expired )
Multiple Dock lines and 4 fenders
Flares (expired)
Numerous spares, electrical, pumps, membranes, rigging parts etc.
Collision pad(to reduce water intrusion if holed hull)
Custom made heavy and 10'/25cm thick mattresses in v-berth
Cockpit cushions closed cell w sunbrella covers,
Sun cover and winter cover( foredeck) plus one covering from the dodger to the Bimini @anchor
All mattress/foam in saloon in as new condition, very high quality
All covers on above, in blue heavy fabric with zippers also in as new condition, we always kept them covered with colorful Mexican blankets ;-)
Custom made SS companionway bars to be able to lock the boat while still allow a good aeration.(-11)

The boat is in very good condition and ready to sail, however, the standing rigging is since 2001, inspected thoroughly by me after every passage, and still without signs of early warning. It should nevertheless be replaced within the next couple of years for piece of mind. The awlgrip on the spars, is tired and 'chalky' just cosmetical. The original gelcoat starts to show signs of age too. Rubbing, polishing and wax still does it, but only for some months in the tropics. Lowest part of the bulkheadsjust aft of v-berth shows darkened wood due to previous water damage, probably the overhead hatch left open in rain. Also cosmetical.

Delivery to buyers destination of choice can be effected, after purchase and at cost of the buyer.

Owner's personal effects and any items not specified in this listing

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