1982 Southern Cross 35

Florida, United States
$54,500 USD
Condition: good

PRICE REDUCTION. The Southern Cross 35 is a ruggedly built, double-ended cutter intended for blue water passage-making with safety, comfort, and speed. The Southern Cross 35 is wide-beamed and graced with a sweeping sheer line that keeps her exceptionally dry in a rough seaway. At the same time, a relatively high-aspect rig along with a fin keel and skeg mounted rudder allow her to combine impressive sea-worthiness with surprisingly lively performance. Currently sailing in The Bahamas. Email any questions or for more pictures

Mechanical : Yanmar 3HM 27 HP Diesel
4200 hours
3 blade bronze propeller

Sail Plan: Cutter rig, staysail (hank on), Roller furling Genoa, ( 2018), Main sail, Spinnaker pole.

Fuel Tank, Fiberglass build in 35 Gal.
Water tank two 45 Gal.
Holding Tank 25 Gal with choice of macerating pump overboard or holding.

Interior: Large V Berth, two side berths, plus pull out, upper berth currently used for storage.Full head with sink and storage.

Galley: 3 burner Propane stove/ Oven with two 20 lb tanks, Refrigerator with Aldour unit. double sink with foot petal pumps, fresh and salt water.

Exterior: Full dodger and Bimini with enclosure (2017) Edson Steering wheel, manual anchor winch, Fortress and Bruce 35 lb. anchors, 140 ft 5/16 chain, 200 feet extra nylon anchor rode, beautiful teak box for storage, sail cover, Dinghy davits, swim ladder, all new lexan glass in bronze ports.

Electrical: 4 -105 amp hr. house batteries, one starting battery all new(2018)
300 watt solar panels, 30 amp controller, 100 amp alternator with smart regulator
Garmin GPS, CMT Auto Pilot, 110 volt Inverter/charger New window glass (Lexan) 2016

Dingy davits, 10 foot hard bottom inflatable.

Other: Aries wind vane, bumpers, safety equipment, numerous ropes and lines, extra water and fuel jerry cans, Barient Self tailing two speed main bronze winches, two bronze halyard winches, all lines lead aft, quality bronze hardware thru out,cockpit cushions , iPhone chargers, PYI dripless stuffing box and many spare parts.

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About the Southern Cross 39

Thomas Gillmer
C. E. Ryder
# Built
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
FG/ hull w/ Airex/ Deck w/balsa


Length Overall
39 0 / 11.9 m
Waterline Length
31 0 / 9.5 m
12 11 / 3.9 m
5 3 / 1.6 m
21,000 lbs / 9,525 kg
7,680 lbs / 3,482 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
774 ft2 / 71.9 m2
Total Sail Area
774.1 ft2 / 71.9 m2
Sail Area
333 ft2 / 30.9 m2
45 0 / 13.7 m
14 9 / 4.5 m
Mast Height
Sail Area
441.1 ft2 / 41 m2
50 11 / 15.5 m
17 3 / 5.3 m
Forestay Length
53 10 / 16.4 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
50 gal / 189 l


Water Capacity
120 gal / 454 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.46 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
good performance
less stiff, less powerful
Comfort Ratio
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
better suited for ocean passages


From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Southern Cross 39 is a no nonsense double-ender following the theme of her two smaller siblings the Southern Cross 31 and Southern Cross 35. Designed by Thomas Gillmer, a professor of naval architecture at the US Naval Academy, she has the same canoe stern and sharply rising sheer line, but underneath Gillmer gave her a fin keel and skeg hung rudder arrangement to increase the performance of this passage making machine. Her cutter rig with bowsprit has 774 sq. ft. of canvas, plenty for her displacement of 21,000 lbs.

Launched in 1981, the first 13 hulls were factory built and bathed in fine light teak. About half of the subsequent models were sold as kits and owner finished so interior layouts can vary. The most common configuration has a V-berth forward, quarter berth portside, and superb seagoing galley amidships. The galley is easy to access from the companionway with a U-shaped orientation for security offshore. The hulls were built in fiberglass with Airex foam coring throughout while the deck and cabin house were balsa cored. The ballast is internally set cast iron. Water tanks are set in the keel while the fuel tank is underneath the aft berth.

These boats were built until 1990 when the Ryder factory closed.

» Southern Cross Owners Association
» Ryder Yachts

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