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.
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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 6’1” 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 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 larger berth if desired.
Nav station: Aft of the port settee is a deep cedar lined hanging locker, with a large fiddled countertop above. This separates the aft-facing nav station from the rest of the space. Teak staving lines the hull side and there is a long, deep open shelf along the hull for mounting equipment. A large cubby is located at the back of the hanging locker and behind your right elbow when seated. 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 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 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.
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.
The stainless steel rod 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.
Owner’s personal effects and any items not specified in this listing
Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.
7078 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, MD 21403