Southern Cross

Southern Cross joined our fleet in 2002 and has since become a legendary vessel. From the hull, the Southern Cross was built from the ground up with the specs and style we wanted for surf travel. The design has proven extremely effective over the years, and Southern Cross has logged in more nautical miles than any boat in these islands, especially to North Sumatra. She has truly become an icon in these waters.

At 78 feet, Southern Cross is quite roomy, which allows for extra space when cruising about the decks, salon, sleeping quarters, and eating areas. The extra width has also provided a very stable ride through rough seas.

At the lowest level of the boat, you’ll find our spacious air-conditioned sleeping quarters that house eight comfortable bunks for our guests. Each bed has it’s own privacy curtain, nightlight, and storage area to house some of your more delicate items. In addition to the individual storage compartments, there are ample storage units at both the front and rear of the sleeping quarters. These areas are useful for stowing away more substantial and durable items like your surf gear. The cabin also contains our TV/DVD, which allows you to watch a movie or the day’s footage from the comfort of your air-conditioned bunk. In addition to the eight beds downstairs, there are two individual private cabins upstairs. One of these cabins belongs to the skipper, which had a wall moved to make it a larger, more “deluxe” cabin that can often offer to couples.

Southern Cross boasts a huge shaded front deck, which is a great place to have a bite to eat, watch your friends surf, or stretch out on the giant padded yoga mats. In addition to the downstairs shaded area, we have another large shaded area on the top level that doubles as one of our two main dining areas. This dining area seats ten comfortably, and there are two additional padded benches if you want to lay down after eating all the fresh fish you catch. It’s also a great place to eat at night when a cool breeze is blowing and watch a slideshow of all the day’s best footage.

Our other dining area is in the main deck in the salon. Couches surround another large serving table, and this area also seats up to 10 comfortably. Every morning the crew lays out several trays of fruits, eggs, breads, cereal, granola, milk, etc. – good energy-producing food to fuel your first surf.

Though Southern Cross is known as THE pioneering boat for Northern Sumatra, she still makes plenty of trips to the good old Ments. Her 660 horsepower push it along at a good clip, which has enabled this boat to arguably do more miles than any other ship in these islands. Southern Cross has discovered many waves, and villages all over the island chain know her well. We continuously maintain The Cross to keep her a top-notch vessel.

Length: 23m (76ft)
Construction: Local hardwood
Beam: 5.2m (17ft)
Draft: 1.9m (6ft)
Speed: 9-11 knots
Engine: Twin Mitsubishi 330hp
Generator: 2 * 30kva 230v – 240v 50 hz ac
GPS and depth finder: Furuno
Radio: Icom, satellite phone
Water Capacity: 6000 Litres
Fuel Capacity: 10,000 Litres

Minimum group: 6.
Max group: 10.

TV, DVD, CD player in main saloon, stereo amplifier upstairs for iPods, 2 boat rods, hand lines, masks, snorkels, fins, books, board games.

Captain, mechanic, chef, two general crewmates, guide and photog.

Aluminum 4m – 2.5m Yamaha 25hp.

Two large shaded outdoor areas, two hammocks, indoor fresh water, shower and bathroom.

Indonesia.

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What our guest are saying…

“Just like to say thanks for an awesome trip and all the hard work you did to make it so special for our group. As far as the crew are concerned they were sensational every one of them worked so hard to make it unforgettable and they did achieve this. Special thanks to Josh our guide the way he played chess was like no one else he just kept winning for us THANKS AGAIN JOSH. To cap you sailed the waters like no one else thanks for your great work and for keeping us all comfortable and safe. Spud well what can I say but the food you served us everyday was 1st class onya Potato your the best. Bushan, Anam and Bruam not sure of spelling for there names but they know we can’t thank them enough as they worked so hard looking after us and for the chats we had it all makes the trip so special. Well it’s nice to be home (not lol) but can’t wait to see you all again soon as you guys run one of the best charters out there and I cant imagine going with anyone else as my expectations would be so high after the Budy experience again.”

Allan King • Australia

“Express my sincere gratitude for the multisensory experience of our trip. 21 days (Oct.- Nov) of pure surf, comfort, joy and entertainment. Thanks to Matt, Chupacu (Ozz), Rhoddd, Zeus Chewbacca, Fefeugono, Dr. Loko, Dudu Calvin Klein, Mano and Albino to cooperate in our happiness, “muito puta – xupaxana” . Congratulations to the whole team, strong crew (Randi , Bud, Uncu, Surju, Captain and Masters of Kitchen), memorable hospitality and care. True alliance that formed a beautiful family . Thanks to Federico (liquid barrels) for the disposal, whim and professionalism, inside & outside . Big hug to all, and God willing other trips like this happen. PARADISE!”

Hassan Annan • Brazil

“Once again SS has delivered a great trip. Got to surf some unreal waves that will remain nameless. Josh did an outstanding job getting us to the best and least crowded breaks. Want to give a shout out to all the crew. Captain Jap is a master seaman. To Arman, Nas, and Rizky thanks for looking out for us and always having a smile while taking us to surf in the tender. Bujang is a legend, constantly in motion, fixing dings, keeping an eye on everything and taking me fishing. We caught a lot of fish. Potato you are a master in the kitchen. Best food yet on any SS charter I’ve been on! Can’t wait to go on a trip next year.”

Bill Geary • Rhode Island