61ft Classic Luxury Sailing Yacht

Make the most of your day exploring Sydney Harbour while aboard Southwinds, a magnificent 61ft’ yacht constructed in 1950. Built with Huon Pine planks and spotted gum ribs, Southwinds holds a significant role in English design pedigree as well as Australia’s yachting history. A quintessentially Australian experience, admire the beauty of Sydney Harbour with a glass of champagne, family, friends and colleagues — all the while sailing amongst some of Australia’s most treasured and historic sights.

Southwinds was designed by Robert Clark the famous designer of Gypsy Moth IV, aboard which Sir Francis Chichester became the first man to complete a single handed circumnavigation of the globe.

She has completed a Sydney to Hobart and been owned at various times by notable Australians.

Her original plans date back to 1948 and include pencils of her keel profile and cabins, inks of her lines, half breadth and ketch. Sail plans lie in London’s Greenwich Museum and her specifications are registered with Lloyds.

Up to 22 people

  • Duration: min 4hr rental

  • Location: Sydney, NSW

  • Max Capacity: Skipper, deckhand + 22 onshore, 12 offshore, 6 overnight
  • Cabins: 3 cabins, sleeps 6. (Master double, 2 king singles & bunks midship)
  • Cost: $800/hr

Additional fees

  • Wharf fees: $100

  • BYO Fees: $150 inc use of glasses, cutlery, serving dishes, oven & gas
  • Public Holidays: 15% surcharge