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.