Southern Cross 1962 by Sailing Experience Barcelona
- Duration: 120 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Product code: PG3ZJN - 21
Our 1962 Sailing Yacht is waiting for you with its history and glam! Get on board this unique 35 meters ketch with 2 wooden masts and sail from the heart of the city along the Barcelona coast!
We will show you around this masterpiece of the sea, Southern Cross travelled several times around the world, with an incredible list of famous people who sailed on!
Enjoy the view of Barcelona from the sea while our DJ will create the best soundtrack for you. We will offer cheese, Spanish ham, fresh vegetables stick with hummus, while having up to 2-3 drinks like white wine, beer, sangria, cava and soft drinks.
Departing for day sailing and sunset sailing!
Don’t miss out, book now your Sailing Experience Barcelona!
“The authentic Mediterranean way of life!”
Kids: 3-12 years -30%
Infant: 0-2 free
max 65 passengers
The STORY of Southern Cross
It's a steel-hulled ketch with wooden masts. It is the largest steel yacht built in Scotland by Yarrow & Co. shipyards, located in Scotstoun, Glasgow.
Yarrow was the company in charge of the construction and repair of the British Navy fleet.
The design was carried out by W. McPherson Campbell, a renowned naval architect, who tried to design a yacht for navigation in rough waters such as those in the area of England.
In 1962, the ship was equipped with the best and most innovative technology of the time, as well as some of the top interior designs of the time and was awarded the best yacht of the year by Lloyd’s Register “Yacht of the Year”!
Who was the first owner of the Southern Cross? A rich magnate, someone related to the British Royal Family?
The truth is that there are records of the ship at all levels, except for the four years after the launch from 1963 to 1967.
Experts in the matter affirm that it is the typical mark of the goods that have been enjoyed or have been at the service of some royal house. In any case, the promoter of its construction and the first owner was Major Frederick William Cundiff, a former naval officer and politician, as well as an influential member of the British Parliament.
The ship was launched under the original name of Southern Cross, the same name that she currently has and that her current owner very rightly recovered in 2001.
But it has not been the only one, other names were Schierensee, Petrilla, Lola-Min, and Amstel.
During the 70s it is known that the ship was in the Caribbean area and its owner was a company linked to Frank Sinatra, in fact, there are photos of the actor on board S/Y Southern Cross.
Even having spent a whopping 6 decades since her launch, the ship maintains the character and atmosphere of the British style, being the bridge a space museum, since it still retains the original machinery control elements and is in good working order. A relic of navigation!
Southern Cross in numbers
It is actually a 33.4-meter long sailboat with the following main characteristics:
5 double cabins / LOA 33,4 meters / Beam 7,1 meters / Draft 4,5 meters / Gross Tonnage 256