About this Yacht
Originally commissioned as the support vessel for the Americas Cup challenge in 1983 on the request of Mr. Alan Bond. Built by Lloyd Ships Holdings Brisbane to a Jack Hargraves design.
The 1983 America’s Cup was the occasion of the first winning challenge to the New York Yacht Club which had successfully defended the Cup over a period of 132 years. An Australian syndicate led by Alan Bond and representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club fielded the Australia II. Skippered by John Bertram – SOUTHERN CROSS II served as the mothership for the successful America’s Cup campaign.
Throughout the campaign SOUTHERN CROSS II was the floating command centre and established a reputation for entertainment on a grand scale during the challenge.
Throughout her sailing history SOUTHERN CROSS II has been a proven world traveller not only when located in Newport Rhode Island for the America’s Cup campaign but also crossing the Atlantic under her own steam, cruising the Mediterranean, circumnavigating Australia and sailing Brisbane to San Diego and returning via Acapulco, Tahiti and Fiji. refit/rebirth in late 2017 with state of the art upgrades now presents in showroom condition and ready to for long range cruising.
Lloyds Ships are renown throughout the world. The rebuild/re launch of SOUTHERN CROSS II in December 2017 marks a further impressive milestone in the history of Lloyd Ships under the direction of Keith Lloyd.
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