Custom Ketch 60

AU $675,000
Pre-Purchase Inspection
62' 0" - 18.90m
Vessel Location
Sydney NSW
Launch Year
Hull Material
Timber Teak and Oak

Custom Ketch 60 "South Cross London" is for sale with DBY Boat Sales.

This twin screw motor-sailer was built by Thomsons Yard of Buckie, Scotland 1971. They specialised in fishing vessels for the North Sea and this was the only pleasure craft they launched. Its' lines are similar to the many working boats they built over 5 generations.

"Southern Cross London" was commissioned by Major Frederick W. Cunduff, then Managing Director of Gardner & Sons Ltd. The British builder of diesel engines. It was the fifth Southern Cross he owned. She has circumnavigated the globe, sailed to the Sub Antarctic Islands, and cruised the Pacific, South America and Southern Tasmania.

The current owners purchased her in 2017 and sailed her to Sydney, then Brisbane and on for a 12 month stay in Papua New Guinea. A 3 year refit saw all of her systems, structures and accommodations overhauled and upgraded.

Powered by twin, mirror image, 6L3B Gardner main engines and a Gardner 3LW generator - "Southern Cross London" epitomises a small ship.
Cruising at 7kn @ 700rpm, 8kn @ 800rpm & 9kn @ 900rpm she offers excellent range from her 3500L - 1200nm or 6 days endurance at 8kn. Extended range is available sail plan and reserve tankage of an additional 1000L.

Constructed of 2´´ Teak on Oak 4´´ sided at 15´´ centres, featuring an expansive laid deck in 1&3/4´´ x 3´´ teak with high bulwarks all around, at 84 tonnes she is a delight to work on at sea.

Her large wheelhouse has been thoroughly modernised with new electrics and a comprehensive Raymarine electronics package - featuring a skipper's chair at the large ships wheel, raised bench seating for the off-watch and small ships desk, along with a standup chart table.

Aft from the wheelhouse, a stairwell leads to the owner's cabin with centreline double and ensuite bathroom, a walk-in dressing room and walk in engine room. Her forward lower accommodations include a port single cabin, starboard single cabin/pantry with fridge, freezer and pantry cupboards, forward wet head and forward V berth cabin.

Her aft deck features a large, varnished table over a varnished butterfly hatch - the perfect space for entertaining. There is also a built-in BOSCH washer/dryer. Heading forward her raised saloon and galley offers ample space for guests, enjoying excellent visibility and great ventilation.

After returning to Brisbane in late 2023, a post trip maintenance program was undertaken in preparation for sale. "Southern Cross London" is ready and waiting for her new owners to enjoy!


Designer: Custom Ketch
Builder: Thompson's Boat Yard
Hull Construction Material: Teak and Oak
Hull Type: Yacht/Ketch
Deck Construction Material: Teak
Country Origin : Scotland, UK

Length : 62 feet
Length : 18.25 m
Length Waterline : 58 m
Beam/Width : 18 feet
Beam/Width: 5.53 m
Draft : 2.74 m
Draft : 9 feet
Keel/Ballast: Iron Capping
Number of Helms: 1
Displacemen: 64 Tonnes
Colour: White

Engine Notes: Engine Service: April 2024 Engine Room Location: L. L Midships
Number Of Engines : 2 + Auxiliary
Stroke: 2 x 6L3B 6 Cyl
Engine Hours: P:13,471 S:12,234
Horse Power: 174 HP x 2
Generator: Twin Gardner
Number of Batteries: 22
Fuel Type: Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks: 2 x 3,000L
Fuel Tank Capacity : 2,000 (L) + 1,200 (L)
Propeller: Twin Props
Steering System: Tenfjord H77TC
Bow Thruster: No
Stern Thruster: No

Accommodation Notes: 4 cabins
Number of Berths: 6
Number of Showers: 2 - Forward bathroom, master suite with ensuite
Shower Type: Hot/Cold
Number of Toilets: 2
Toilet Type: Blakes
Holding Tank : 2 x 240L

Galley Notes: Large mid level galley with seating for 8
Stove: Induction/Microwave Whirlpool combination convection oven
Refrigeration: 2 - Fridge in pantry and fridge in saloon.
Number of Freezers: 1 - Freezer in pantry
Number of Sinks: 1 + Water Filter

Entertainment and Appliances Notes: Alpine Sterio

Anchor / Winch: Heavy Duty Thomas Reid
Bilge Pump: 3. Electric - fwd, mid, aft with high water alarms, plus manual pumps
Deck Gear: Yes

Mast/Rigging: Timber - refurbished in 2021 Rigging last inspected 2024
Sail Inventory: 3 Sails. Main, Jib, Mizzen Furline Genoa, Mainsail and Mizzen

Electrics: 240v Quatro Solar + 240VAC, 24VDC, 12VDC- Gardner Generator
Electronics Navigation: Raymarine

Dinghy: Innert Dinghy - inflatable with 2.5hp outboard

Covers: Yes

Safety Gear: 2 Epirbs + Plb

Ground Tackle : 2 x 120M/ 5/8 chain, Port 132Ibs, stb 140Lbs

Watermaker / De-Sal: De-Sal

GPS: Raymarine

Number of Fish Finders: Y

Has Navigation Lights: Yes

Radio: Yes

Number of Life Jackets: 6

Remarks: Fire Protection - Generator Driven Fire Pump


Cruising speed: 9 knots

AU $675,000   
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
Launch Year
62' 0" - 18.90m
Vessel Location
Sydney Nsw
New South Wales
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Hull Material
Timber Teak and Oak
Engine Make
Number Engines

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