The Southern Cross 31 is a no nonsense double-ender designed by Tom Gillmer, a professor of naval architecture at the US Naval Academy. The design takes influence from shapes dating back to Colin Archer's work nearly a century earlier, and the hull in many respects is similar the straight transomed Allied Seawind 30, an earlier Gillmer creation notable for being the first fiberglass boat to circumnavigate the globe.
She's a full keeled sailboat with an outboard rudder and tiller combo, a configuration often praised for its simplicity and the cockpit is quite small, suitable for ocean passages. The cutter rig with bowsprit has 447 sq. ft. of canvas, with a 150% roller furling jib and an asymetrical cruising spinnaker, gives the sailor plenty of flight wind options. Her heavy displacement design gives dividends with a comfortable motion while underway.
Draft: 4 ft. 7 in.
Beam: 9 ft. 6 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 35
Water tank capacity: 55
Standard features: General Information
This vessel is in excellent condition. The Southern Cross 31 is a well founded offshore cruiser custom built for 2 by the original owner. Teak and ash interior (throughout) with plenty of storage for extended cruising. The refrigerator (adler barbour cold machine) is fully functional, equipped nicely with a 3 burner (stainless steel) Kenyon propane stove with oven. The galley boasts a deep SS double sink. To starboard of the companionway is the nav station with seat. Moving just forward is built in drawer storage with more cabinetry for cookware etc. alongside the entire starboard side of the salon. Above are 4 areas for stereo, TV., charts and sailing guides/books. For the chilly nights in early spring and deep into winter, Freebird is heated with a Force 10 diesel heater mounted on bulkhead with pressure tank under the stereo area. On the port side of the salon is the dinette with can good storage below and tool storage area. All cabinetry is faced with 33 cane doors for proper ventilation. The Head (Starboard side) is enclosed with a Raritan head. The forward cabin area is in the v-berth layout, 3' cedar clothes closet with shelves for additional storage. Linen storage is on the Starboard side. On deck: sails- 2 mains sails(1 brand new), 130% Yankee furling, 150%, 170%, staysail (hank on). All halyards led aft to accommodate single hand sailing. Forward deck washdown pump, 35# Delta 30' 3/8 chain with 100'rode, 22# Danforth 30' 3/8chain 100' 1/2"nylon rode, custom dodger with gallows, pole mounted, rotating 60w solar panel (with controller), mesh style cockpit cushions. 1907.4 hrs. On a Yanmar 30GM30F diesel engine fed by a 35 gal. fuel tank with Beckson plate for easy cleanout. Many more additions for easy & safe cruising! This vessel has over 70,000 miles under keel with over 12 trips to the Bahamas, Great Lakes, and all up and down the East coast. Schedule your showing now and begin planning your adventure today!!!
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Model name: 3GM30F
Model year: 1985
Fuel Type: Other