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Chris Craft Carribean
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Review Date: Mon September 13, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


Southern Cross is a 35 Foot motorsailer built on the same hull as the Chris Craft Sail Yacht. I have not seen the Sail Yacht, but the descriptions I have read lead me to believe that the cockpit is significantly smaller on the Carribean.

The boat has two cabins, both nicely appointed and sized. The aft cabin also has a head. The main salon contains the dining area and galley as well as access to the main head and shower facility. The boat has 100 gallons of diesel and 100 gallons of water capacity. The mast is about 45 feet tall.

In general, she sails well, although the high freeboard tends to make her a bit more topheavy than most sailboats. The quality of the original workmanship is generally excellent and the heavy construction of the boat makes her a superb choice for extended cruising for up to four people. The dinette will convert to a double berth, so the actual sleeping capacity is 6 people, but this would get crowded very quickly.

The boat is equipped with a Perkins 4-107 Diesel engine that will drive her at 6.5 knots at 1700 RPM while buring about 3/4 of a gallon per hour. She will sail at about the same speed in 15 knots of wind.

This boat is an excellent compromise between motoring and sailing, and is very well suited to extending cruising or liveabords.
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Review Date: Wed October 11, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


Hello K. Thompson,

I'm considering purchasing a '73 CC Caribbean 35 - still trying to get comparison/pros & cons vs. the CC Sail Yacht of the 60's. If you or anyone has any comparison comments, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

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