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Information about the Southern Cross 28, 31, 35 and 39 

Please select Voyages to see what accomplishments have been made on Southern Cross Yachts or select Models & Specs which provide more details on each model.


All Southern Cross Yachts were designed by Naval Architect, Thomas Gillmer. Mr. Gillmer served as professor of Naval Architecture at the US Naval Academy (head of the design department) and designed the first fiberglass boat to cicumsncavigate the Globe, the Seawind.

The Southern Cross combines the best of modern design with the sea-keeping ability of the traditional double-ended Colin Archer boats to create a fast, rugged, vessel capable of extended passages.

The 31 was originally designed for wooden boat construction for a vessel called Red Wine. The vessel subsequently went on to sail from the US West coast to Hawaii and back. The 31 has a Norwegian "Spitzgatten" heritage, with an external rudder, sheer and stem lines.

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All Southern Cross Yachts were built by the CE Ryder Corporation of Bristol Rhode Island.



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