From the SYT archives: Southern Cross II in 1983

These photos, taken by one of our readers back in 1983, show superyacht Southern Cross II, at the Americaโ€™s Cup in Newport. The yacht was built by Lloyds Ships for Alan Bond, to view the Australian team win the America's Cup.

Bond later went on to build Southern Cross III in Japan, to a design by Jon Bannenberg.

In 2003 the yacht underwent a complete makeover. An extra wheelhouse deck was added, and she looks quite different nowadays.

By Maarten Janssen, photos by Baird/SuperYachtPhoto.com

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