Well- known entrepreneur and yachtsman Alan Bond was at the peak of his career when he decided to build a luxury motor yacht as his floating base for his successful America’s cup challenge overseas. Given the money and resources at his disposal, he had the choice of using any shipyard in the world. After due consideration he selected Lloyd’s Ship Holdings, Brisbane, as the builders knowing they would construct a vessel equal to or better than anything produced overseas. To ensure the new boat’s pedigree was without question, Jack Hargrave of Palm Beach, Florida USA, one of the most respected international naval architects, was commissioned to design what is now known as “ Southern Cross II”. The vessel was designed and built to class 1B standard, in accordance with the requirements of the maritime Division of Queensland Transport.
Without any budgetary constraints, Lloyd’s Ship Holdings were able to utilise the finest materials and skills to create a strong, practical and stylish aluminium Motor Yacht.
“ Southern Cross II ” has crossed the Pacific Ocean three times under her own power, and visited the Solomon Islands, Alaska, Bahamas and the South Pacific proving her ability to travel safely anywhere in the world on her own bottom. Bought back by her original builder the relaunch of “Southern Cross II” in December 2017 saw her with many upgrades, new equipment, state of the art navigation systems, exterior new colour (Moon mist white) as well as a total interior refurbishment plus an extension aft on the swim platform for ease of boarding. Offered to the market after the owner / original builder completed this extensive upgrade she is now being presenting
Excellent condition and is ready to explore and cruise the world’s oceans once again. Why not call us and take the time to inspect this iconic world class motor yacht.