Southern Cross Yachting

Yacht Fleet

The Southern Cross Yacht Fleet

Southern Cross offers the largest yachting fleet of skippered charter boats on Moreton Bay.  Basic specifications  are listed below. For corporate events, please contact us and we will deal with your request on an individual basis.

Our area of operation is the partially smooth water limits of Moreton Bay covering over 200 square miles of protected waters and beautiful islands stretching from Tangalooma to the Gold Coast. Charters depart and return from our base at Manly Boat Harbour.  The harbour is ideally located, boasting a large selection of restaurants, yacht clubs, a pub and shops all within easy walking distance in Manly Village and many beautiful anchorages less than 2 hours sailing time away. Manly is located only 25 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD and 20 minutes from the domestic and international airports.

Skippered Charters

Just relax and come for a Sail…

For those who want to unwind, sit back and relax, we’ll do the sailing for you! Southern Cross Yachting can arrange a day out or holiday afloat to suit any budget. Be it a fully catered holiday on one of our luxury charter yachts or a fun day ‘racing around the cans’ we can arrange a sailing adventure that can be as strenuous or relaxing as you want it to be. Our fully qualified, friendly skippers know the Moreton Bay area better than most and will make your time afloat with us as enjoyable as possible.



Dry White

Dry White is Southern Cross Yachting’s main training vessel and has competed in many Hamilton Island events as well as local races.

Built in 2012 by Beneteau

In survey for 12 persons
Built by Beneteau, France
Length overall 12.5m
Draft 2.7m
Engine 39Hp Yanmar
4 single berths & 3 doubles
Separate head
Masthead rig
Wheel steering
Roller furling jib and full racing wardrobe

Beyond The Blue II

Beyond The Blue II

Bavaria 39

Overall length 39 feet
Draft 1.8 meters
Engine 35Hp Yanmar
4 single berths & 2 doubles
2 X separate heads
Masthead rig
Wheel steering
Roller furling jib and full racing wardrobe
Dinghy with outboard
Boom tent



In survey for 7 persons

Built by Nautor Swan in 1989
Length overall 14.36m
Draft 2.6m
Engine Volvo Penta D2-55
Wheel steering
Electric anchor winch and hydraulic roller reefing main and jib
GPS Chart plotter
7 berths in 3 Cabins
3 showers
Large saloon
Fully equipped L shaped galley, with range hood, double sink, fridge/freezer, and stove
Flat screen TV, mood lighting and pioneer stereo
Highest quality satin teak joinery, fittings and furnishings throughout
Swimming ladder on stern
Dinghy and outboard

An incredible adventure! The experienced owners Carly & Jamie of SCY were fantastic in booking & organising, the instructor was incredibly knowledgeable & professional, and the boat was amazing. Can’t rate Southern Cross Yachting highly enough- I’m already planning my next lesson
Jemma - July 2023 
Jemma - July 2023

Massive thank you to Jamie and all the staff and other instructors at Southern Cross Yachting! 10/10 experience from booking to sailing to instruction to food whilst onboard.
Absolutely one of the best things I’ve ever done and now I’m addicted to sailing!


A great place to learn all things about sailing, experienced Captains who are only to happy to answer any and all questions, a great experience,

Michael MacCormack 2021
Michael MacCormack

Well organized with a wonderful team and instructors. Completed my Comp Crew and looking forward to doing the Day skipper next.

N Dashti 2020
N Dashti

We were lucky enough to spend a day with Jamie on Moreton bay and can’t speak highly enough about it. Three of us with varied previous experience of sailing joined with a father and son to share in a day of learning the ropes. The day was tailored to our varied needs and at all times we were able to ask questions and glean experience from Jamie’s wealth of knowledge. We would highly recommend signing up for a course if you’re interested in getting back on the water after a hiatus. Thanks so much guys! It was a priceless day!

Maria Bukala 2021
Maria Bukala
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