Kevin Welsh
Edwards Yacht Sales
1330 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 321.693.1642

1982 Southern Cross 35 Cutter
Boat Type: Cruiser Address: Melbourne, FL, US Price: $56,000


Lucky Stars is a well designed, well built, factory finished Southern Cross 35.  She is hull #5 built in Rhode Island by CE Ryder.  Her current owners of 13 years are the second owners and have kept her in very good condition.  Her first owner was Rodney Glover, contributing author for Cruising World and Sail Magazines.
As configured, she is easily single-handed and her smart and sensible layout is perfect for a cruising couple.  Her canoe stern, solid displacement and generous bow sheer makes for a dry and very comfortable sea motion.  Tom Gilmer, the venerable naval acrchitect in Annapolis, designed her as a blue water ocean passage maker with respectable upwind performance capability.



Basic Information

Manufacturer: Southern Cross Vessel Name: Lucky Stars
Model: 35 Cutter Boat Type: Cruiser
Year: 1982 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Melbourne, FL, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 35 ft - 10.67 meter Draft - max: -
LOA: - Bridge Clearance: -
Beam: - Dry Weight: -


Make: Engine Type:
Model: Drive Type:
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type:
Hours: - Horsepower: -
Cruise Speed: - Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: - Holding Tank: -
Fresh Water Tank: -    


Total Cabins: - Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: - Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    


Boat Name



LOA: 35 ft 3 in
Beam: 11 ft 5 in
LWL: 28 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Displacement: 17710 lbs
Ballast: 5750 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 49 ft 0 in


Builder: CE RYDER
Designer: Tom Gilmer
Hull: FRP,  Awlcraft 2000 Aristo Blue / Federal yellow boot stripe


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Universal
Engine Model: 2434
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1624
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine(s) Total Power: 24 HP


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (45 Gallons each)
Fuel Tank: (35 Gallons) Fiberglass w/inspection port
Holding Tank: (25 Gallons)


Lucky Stars has a classic yacht layout with interior of white oak and teak. The interior has a lovely fit and finish, not found in newer production yachts and has 6’1.5” headroom.  The upholstery is dark blue Ultrasuede fabric.  Interior lighting has dual modes - clear or red for night vision.

V-berths forward in well ventilated cabin via an overhead hatch and opening port. Large storage areas are above and outboard.  A hanging locker is aft of the starboard berth, followed by a privacy door.

A second hanging locker is to starboard in the forward part of the main salon. The salon has opposing settees with a drop leaf table on center-line with built in storage compartment. Both settees can be used as single pilot berths with built in lee cloths or pulled out to form double berths 

The galley is to starboard at the base of the companionway, it is u-shaped and comfortable to work in offshore. It is equipped with a Force 10 two burner CNG stove/oven with remote fuel shutoff, icebox, Frigoboat holding plate 12v refrigeration, microwave, manual fresh and salt water foot pumps and hot/cold pressure water. Deep double stainless sinks near the centerline and gimbaled stove with safety bar across make for easy use underway. Lots of storage outboard and in a swing-out cupboard from under the galley work surface.

A large dedicated navigation station and chart table with storage is to port and aft facing with a large hanging locker to lean against forward. 

The head has a sink with hot/cold pressure water, manual fresh water foot pump, Raritan PH toilet with all new head hoses and holding tank. The head compartment also has a beautiful oak ceiling, shatter proof mirror and a fiberglass shower pan and teak grating with drain and automatic sump pump overboard.


The cockpit is spacious with 2 very large lazerettes for storage and easy engine room access.  A smaller lazerette under the helmsman seat is perfect for storing docklines and other accessories.  Fresh water cockpit shower system is great for rinsing off after a swim and there is a sturdy teak cockpit table and drink holder.  The midship permanently mounted folding boarding ladder is easily deployed and stowed and comes with a small custom made swim platform that is great for one person to sit on at the waterline. The location of the boarding ladder away from the transom makes for much easier use in a rolling anchorage. 

Captains Navy Sunbrella dodger, bimini, aft shade, aft pulpit weather cloth configured for an outboard motor mount and BBQ, awning connector between bimini and dodger, side shades on awning. Sunbrella covers for hatches, companionway, winches, clutches, handrails and mast base.

Custom cockpit C-Cushions with tall helmsman cushion.


North main sail in very good condition with Dutchman flaking system, 2 reef points and upper sail battens. Staysail on self tending boom / deck track. 120% Profurl roller furling genoa. 


Hull and Deck

The canoe stern design makes this a great blue water sailing boat! Lucky Stars has an Awlcraft 2000 "Aristo Blue" hull, made of FRP, with AIREX core. 

Engine and Mechanical

Electrical and Electronic


Lucky Stars has a smart galley design for making meals at sea!


Deck and Other Equipment


Owners' personal books, tools, clothing, art, manual navigational instruments if any, and 6 interior throw cushions are excluded from the sale.

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.


Location Map

Kevin Welsh
Edwards Yacht Sales
1330 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 321.693.1642