Angelo Lavranos designed 1996 44 foot St Francis catamaran is now for sale with DBY Boat Sales.
The Southern Cross was professionally built in foam sandwich construction by St. Francis Marine, in South Africa, and launched in 1996.
The current owners have lived on board The Southern Cross since 2006. They have circumnavigated the world, sailed around Australia and have just enjoyed a three-month idyll in New Caledonia. The boat has been constantly maintained and upgraded including a major refit in New Zealand in 2015.
The Southern Cross has proven to be a safe and seaworthy craft capable of handling all kinds of conditions, be it coastal cruising or ocean passages. She performs equally well in light winds and heavy weather. She is sailed easily by a crew of two and provides comfortable and spacious accommodation for six plus ample deck space for day sailing adventures with friends.
The Southern Cross features: 3 generous double cabins and one storage area (or 4 double cabins) each with an ensuite, including two Sitz baths;
a well-appointed galley in the port hull;
a library/ workshop and storage area;
a large comfortable dining/ lounge area with genuine leather covered seats seating eight;
a navigation area with bench space;
a large cockpit with fold out table and complete set of cockpit cushions;
substantial dinghy davits which support a solar array and two wind generators;
an Aquapro dive-master dinghy;
full width swim deck, steps and folding ladders on both hulls;
wide flat decks and saloon roof for easy manoeuvring and access to the mainsail and boom when underway;
and excellent visibility from the helm position.
What the owners like about The Southern Cross is that she is strong, reliable and predictable.
Safety features like wide decks free of tripping hazards, factory installed mast steps which make climbing the mast easier. A 60 kg Manson Supreme anchor which sets quickly and holds well.
A large reliable dinghy with 15 hp outboard which provides safe and dry transport of people, fuel and provisions. The dinghy has enhanced our cruising experience, enabling us to travel several nautical miles from the mother ship in enclosed waters.
Galley down, which keeps the mess of cooking out of sight of visitors, while still enabling the cook to converse with guests. In a seaway it is easy to prepare meals, and the space is narrow enough to provide security at sea.
Lying on the trampoline star gazing.
Swim deck and steps, ladders which provide safe and easy access into and out of the water and the dinghy.
Factory installed water catchment system, utilising the bimini and large deck house with control valves inside the cabin.
Off grid cruising has been enhanced with large solar panels and two wind generators. We have rarely used the engines or the generator to charge the batteries.
A reliable and efficient Spectra watermaker which operates using solar power.
It’s been said that St Francis has the highest percentage of circumnavigated hulls of any major manufacturer.
The St Francis 44 is beautifully balanced. The engines, batteries, fuel and water tanks are all "mid ship", keeping the ends light and allowing for a performance hull design to glide through seas. The Southern Cross can turn in a tight fairway on its own centre axis.
Currently in New Caledonia. Due Sydney end September.
An inspection will not disappoint.
For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email email@example.com.
Country Origin : South Africa
Designer : Angelo Lavanos
Builder : St Francis Marine
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 400
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass foam sandwich
Hull Type : Catamaran
Deck Construction Material : Fibreglass foam sandwich
Length (feet) : 44 feet
Length (m) : 13.45 m
Length Waterline (m) : 13.45 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 24 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 7.2 m
Draft (m) : 0.9 m
Draft (feet) : 3 feet
Keel/Ballast : Mini keels
Dry Weight (kgs) : 7000 kgs
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 7000
Engine Notes : 2008 engines.
Number Of Engines : 2
Engine Standard : Yanmar 3YM30
Engine Hours : Both 2100 hours.
Horse Power (hp) : 2 x 29hp
Drive Type : Yanmar SD20 Saildrive x 2. Port hours and Starboard hours both 2100.
Generator : Honda 2KVA
Number of Batteries : 7 x 120Ah Exide Pro Series AGM (2015). Heart interface, Link 2000 with 21000 watt inverter charger. Alternator, 2 x belmar 100A alternators with smart regulators, pls spare Balmar alternator and smart regulator.
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 320
Propeller : Port Volvo 3 blade folding. Starboard - Kiwi 3 blade feathering (2015). 2 spare fixed propellors.
Steering System : Whitlock Cable
Accommodation Notes : 2 x Queen, 1 x Double, 4th room could be converted to a Double. Twin tub washing machine. 2 x Sitz baths.
Number of Showers : 5
Shower Type : Isotemp hot water heater (2019)
Number of Toilets : 4
Toilet Type : 3 x jabsco, 1 x composting
Galley Notes : Galley in port hull.
Stove : Force 10 3 burner stove (2007).
Refrigeration : Isotherm (2005)
Number of Freezers : 1 large Minus 40 12v Freezer.
Number of Sinks : 2
Anchor / Winch : Anchors - 60lb Manson Supreme, 28kg Tim Marsh, Lofrans 1500 watt (2010) Winches - 2 x Lewmar 50 s/t 3 x Lewmar 40 s/t 2 x Lewmar 44 s/t
Bilge Pump : 2 x Whale, 2 x Rule. 2 x portable electric bilge pumps.
Deck Gear : 7 x Lewmar winches, 1 x Anderson line tender. Stainless steel lifelines 800mm. Boarding ladders. Swim platform and steps. Magma BBQ (2004)
Mast/Rigging : Allspar with built-in mast steps. Double swept back spreaders and double diamond stays. Mast deck-stepped. Standing rigging - 2017. Forestay, Jib Furler - 2013. Sparcraft boom painted aluminium with internal reefing lines. Upper shrouds 10mm Dyform stainless steel (2017).
Sail Inventory : Main dacron fully battened with Friederickson batt cars UK Halsey NZ (2015). Jib 110% dacron, Quantum USA (2013) serviced 2018. Storm jib (1996) unused. Storm Staysail - age unknown. Spinnaker asymmetric with sock and bridle (approx 2000).
Electrics : 12v and 240v. 2 x solar panels with Tracer MPPT 40 controller. 1 x mobile solar panel with Plasmatronics PL40 controller. 2 wind generators.
Electronics Navigation : AIS, Vesper marine, Watchmate 850 Class B Transceiver with GPS, new December 2015 AIS, Comar 200 Class B receiver, new 2010 Autopilot, Raymarine, 6002 with course computer rudder reference unit, fluxgate compass and linear drive new, 2010 Autopilot, Raymarine, 6002 with course computer rudder reference unit, fluxgate compass and wheel pilot, new 2008 Generator, Honda EU20i, 2000 watt, new 2007 HF radio, Icom, M700PRO Invertor, pure sign wave 1000 watt, Digitor, M 5111 Pactor Modem, communication via SSB Radar, Furuno, Model 1715, new 2013 Tridata, Raymarine, new 2008 Wind generator, Air Breeze, new 2008 Wind generator, Nature Power new 2018 Wind instrument, Raymarine, 2008
Dinghy : Dinghy - Aquapro Dive master RIB with Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke outboard. Dinghy davits support solar panels and wind generators.
Covers : Bimini, side and rear screens. Boom bag: green Sunbrella. External shade covers for saloon. Trampoline - seat belt type webbing (2017).
Safety Gear : Blanket emergency Compass handheld Drogue, Burke, Seabrake Flares - red hand held x 2, expires January 2022 Flares - red parachute x 2, expires May 2020 Flares - orange hand smoke x 2 expires January 2022 Gloves for holding flares GPS as above Horn signal Horn signal canisters Jack lines Harnesses (Safety At Sea) with tethers x 6 Mirror signalling Radar Reflector, Davis, passive Spot light, 10 million candle power Tethers x6, Safety at Sea Through hole plugs Throw bag Torch V sheet Water maker emergency manual unit Whistle 2 x 1kg Dry Chemical A:B:E 1A:20BLE 2 x fire blanket 1 x rubber bucket with line.
Ground Tackle : 85m x 10mm chain
Watermaker / De-Sal : Spectra Ventura 150 (2007) Water catchment system using the bimini and large deck house.
GPS : GPS, Garmin, 72H
Number of Fish Finders : 1 x Depth Sounder, 1 x portable
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : VHF handheld, Icom, IC-M23, new 2016 VHF radio, Icom (spare) VHF radio, Standard Horizon Quest, new 2007
Number of Life Jackets : Life jackets: 6 x Atlantic type A for adults and 2 x child
Vessel Name : THE SOUTHERN CROSS