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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. 

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




Posted 7/18/2016

Tango. Southern Cross 39.

 12 meter cutter rigged sailing yacht built in 1981. Presently based in Denia Mediterranean Spain.

Perkins engine 36 hp. Professionally serviced every year. Fast sea-kindly boat with excellent gear.  SSR registered.

Tango has radar, SSB, VHF, autopilot and chart plotter.
The forward and aft cabins are a generous size and there is excellent headroom throughout.  The cabin sole is inlaid holly. Wheel steering.  Hot water system and three gel batteries with new shorecharger. The yacht can be brought further south in if needed,  however following your point a buyer may wish to enjoy the glorious Mediterranean initially. 


Posted 5/5/2015

My wife and I are reluctantly putting  our 1980 Southern Cross 31 up for sale.  “Second Wind” is a wonderful boat but we simply don’t have the time to sail/cruise at this point in our lives. The boat is currently on the hard on the North Shore in MA. She is currently rigged as a sloop but we have all the cutter pieces if buyer prefers the original set up. Diesel engine is original (1980) but running strong. Overall condition is good. The boat is very seaworthy and she receives compliments everywhere we go. We have not officially listed the boat for sale yet but have started the rough listing below. Jim Boudrot
617-957-1407 (mobile)

Rough draft:
Ryder Southern Cross 31
Ryder/CERSC 1290780
Asking $27,000 “as is”
Wheel with auto helm (emergency tiller stored below)
Garmin GPSMAP 545 (2008)
Seacocks (2009)
Raymarine  electronics ST60 (2011)
Battery combiner (2011)
Max prop (1996)
Bilge pump (2011)
Link battery monitor  (2011)
Whale manual bilge pump (2008)
Doyle sails: RF Genoa (2001) Main (2000) Water pump (2011) Auto helm (2001) Cushions (1999) Batteries (2011) Diesel model #2QM20H Yanmar 2 cylinder 18 hp (1980)
Stove: GSI SS 2 burner w/oven CNG gas
Ground tackle: Danforth 13 & CQR 35
Sanitation: manual. Thru hull and holding tank with y valve
Compass: Ritchie 5" binnacle
VHF radio: Icom
Jack Stands: Complete set
Fresh coat of Cetol on all exterior teak
More pictures: Coming soon
Click link below to see “Second Wind” YouTube video: <>


Posted 4/24/2015

31' Southern Cross, 1977  ....She is a wonderfull Boat....

C E Ryder Southern Cross Gillmer Design 31' Cutter Rig. Custom finish, keel step, sitka spruce mast / boom, fresh water cooled Farryman 24hp diesel,wiring replaced in 1994-95, Electronics upgrade Raymarine, C-80/radar/depth sounder,Thurston full batten main/staysail/Hood roller furling/ jib/crusing spinnaker,Force 10 bulkhead mounted LPG heater, gimbaled Force 10 three burner w/oven, Sea Frost ice box built into galley counter, CQR35/ Fortress aluminum FX11, many upgrades ongoing. $ 24,900. call 617-908-2048


Posted 4/3/2015

Ryder Southern Cross 31


Located in Sandusky Bay, Ohio $29,500

Fully equipped cruising sailboat ready to go. Ideal for single handling or a couple for extended sails. This boat has been used for serious cruising these past 15 years including South America, the Bahamas and up and down the East coast of the U.S.. A copy of the log book is available to serious prospective buyers. Equipment is too much to list, however is available upon inquiry. Many more photos also available upon request. Please contact Christine at  

Posted 3/3/2015

From Michael DeSisto, now owner of a SC31 and SC35. Congratulations. He wishes to post information for SC31 Aileron for Sale.

Please contact Michael at for more information.

SOLD October 2014 -Posted 8/4/2014   

For sale Southern Cross 31 #105, Sea Bear. Link:

Posted 5/30/2014   -Princess Kalola SOLD   7/5/2014

posted 5/3/2014

Clay Early is offering his SC31-086 for sale.

This is a link to photos of SC31-86 that I must sell for 7500.00 

Please contact him for more details


Posted 3/26/2014

Jim Boudrot is starting the process of putting an ad together for Second Wind. He loves his boat but its dificult finding the time to use her. His email is and Jim provided this link that you might find useful.



Re-Posted 3/26/2014  SOUTHERN CROSS 28’, Hull # 3, 1978 SOLD

Sirius is a 1978 Southern Cross 28, Hull # 3, 4’ 8” draft, Beam 8’6”.  

We would like to post Aileron 097 for sale on the SCOA website.  For more information about her, people can contact me at


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