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1978/2010 Southern Cross 28

            Ocean Rose is a 1978 Southern Cross 28 ( Hull #14) that I purchased from the original owner in 2007 and completely updated over the next several years.  The interior was custom built   by the original owner, a marine services professional and excellent carpenter. Additionally, he made a slight modification to the keel, fairing the aft —trailing —end, which greatly reduced the ‘weather helm’ making the boat “self-tracking” when ‘close hauled’.  I trucked the boat from its original home in Tiverton, Rhode Island to Santa Barbara, California where I updated everything on board , added additional safety equipment such as radar and GPS, rigged it for short-handed sailing and cruised the California Coast between San Diego and San Francisco between 2007 and 2013. I  brought her  back to her original home on the East Coast in the spring of 2014 where I’ve sailed her the past two years. Regretfully, health issues have caused me to put Ocean Rose on the market.

I know that you can find a Southern Cross for less money. But after you take a look at all the upgrades and all of the love I’ve put into ‘Ocean Rose’, you won’t find a better value.

Asking : $29,500.00.

            Craig Pierce -  Please, contact me at or (617) 453-9230.

Sails and Rigging: all new Dacron cruising weight sails, 2007-2008 - professionally maintained annually

                        1. Full Batten Mainsail w/cover

                                    a) New EZ glide sail track

                                    b) New Harken Reefing System

                                    c) New all rope Halyard

(Sails and Rigging Cont.)

                        2. New Yankee  headsail w/cover  on New Harken Self-Furler system

                        3. New Staysail w/cover on New Harken Self-Furler system - removed the                                  staysail boom

                        4. New Cruising Gennaker

Standing Rigging replaced in 2007, including the bow “Dolphin Striker”

Running Rigging  including Running backstays replaced, 2007 and 2010

Double Lifelines replaced to all wire in 2007

Deck Equipment

            1.  2007 - All new Harken (6) S/S self tailing winches

            2. New stern pulpit w/anchor(Fortress) w/25’ 3/8” chain and 100’ rope and New stern                    (under deck)  storage locker

            3. Lewmar V 700 Chain and Rode Vertical Anchor Winch for the bow anchor w/remote                         control. DELTA CQR style anchor ( George check the model onboard) 100’ of 3/4”                           chain and 150’ of rope - Extra Fisherman’s Style Anchor stowed forward below decks

            4. Replaced the plastic cowl vents(2) with bronze.

            5. New Companionway Dodger - 2008

            6. New Solid Boomkicker vang system - 2009

            7. New all teak - Stern pulpit seat w/varnished hand holds - 2008

            8. New S/S radar pole and mount with self stabilizing platform and GPS mount — 2008

            9. New deck cushions - 2008

            10. New folding cockpit table, stores below deck - 2010


            1. All new Sunbrella  3” cushions - 2008

            2. New Gimbaled Two burner propane gas stove/microwave combination - 2008

            3.All new electronics ( See list) 2008/09

            4. Kenwood, AM/FM Cassette player Stereo System with Cockpit speaker (2007)

            5. Custom Folding dining table

            6. Custom built  hanging/wet locker forward -  built 2008

            7. Custom built hanging closet w/storage area under -  built 2008

            8. New Dometic Porta Pottie system with built-in five gallon tank plus additional ten                 gallon holding tank with overboard  pump. Custom storage locker over w/folding top

            9. Weems and Plath ship’s clock and Barometer.

            10. Pressure water system installed 2009 w/110V hot water maker


            20 HP Beta Marine Diesel engine - purchased NEW- 2009

            Flexfold  three bladed  propellor  w/dripless shaft - 2010

            Honda 1000 Portable Generator w/ 12v chord adapter


            West Marine VHF Fixed mount radio w/location finder plus one hand held Standard                      Horizon radio

            Raytheon 24 mi Radar interfaced with Chart Plotter

            RayMarine Multifunction E Series

                        1.Chart Plotter/GPS

                        2. Depth Sounder

                        3. Auto helm w/sail control system

                        4. Two ST 2000 Tiller Pilots




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