Meet Southwinds, a magnificent 61ft’ sailing 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.

Southwinds, offers extremely spacious, luxury accommodation for 8 charter guests. Our experienced team manage every charter request and requirement you would like onboard.  This sublime classic sailing yacht features rich timbers, large windows with high wide floors, creating a luxurious, spacious and welcoming atmosphere.– ideal for socialising and entertaining and perfect for charter.

Admire the beauty of Sydney Harbour with a glass of champagne, family, friends and colleagues while sailing amongst some of Australia’s most treasured and historic sights with our sunset and brunch cruises.

Southwinds is available for private day/week-charter, luxury cruises and small corporate events along the Northern Beaches.

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Innovation, performance and boldness: Southwinds is a pioneer yacht and holds a significant role in Australian yachting history; Laurent-Perrier is a pioneer in Champagne introducing new technology and innovative ideas.

Both Southwinds and Laurent-Perrier have partnered to provide a unique and inspiring experience which culminates here on the magnificent Sydney Harbour.


The yacht design incorporates spacious living areas and a large cockpit area. The downstairs of the yacht is a luxurious size with a spacious feel. There is also a separate bathroom allowing guests extra time in the bespoke timber bath with brass fittings.

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  • Deck construction material: Teak

  • Hull construction material: Carvel built Huon pine on spotted gum frame, Dynal sheathed

  • Hull type: Monohull full length keel. Lead Ballast

  • Fuel tank: 450L

  • Fuel Type: Diesel

  • Engine: Yanmar 110hp

  • Prop: Gori Folding Propeller

Yacht Guests

The yacht can take up to 24 guests on a cruise

On charter Southwinds has space for eight overnight guests

There are five cabins:

  • Master Queen forward

  • Twin double berth midships

  • Double berth aft

Our Experiences

All of our bespoke charters onboard Southwinds will offer you a unique experience with a specially designed menu that pairs exquisite Champagne with a range of local produce prepared by our private chef. Relax in luxury and take in Sydney Harbours majestic scenery in perfect elegance.


Southwinds Unforgettable Experiences

Available 9th of May – 22nd of November

Luxury Whale Watching Cruise

  • Ticketed Experience

  • Max 12 passengers

  • Embark from Manly Yacht Club

  • Embark from Rose Bay Wharf

  • Cruises from 12pm – 4pm

  • Price $299pp

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4 hr Laurent-Perrier Champagne Cruise –

  • Ticket Experience

  • Max 16 passengers
  • Embark from Manly Yacht Club on Thursdays

  • Embark from Rose Bay Wharf on Fridays

  • Sunset cruise 4pm -8pm, Thursday & Friday
  • Price $290pp

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2 hr Brunch Cruise on The Bay –

  • Ticketed Experience

  • Max 16 passengers
  • Embark from Rose Bay Wharf on Saturdays

  • Embark from Manly Yacht Club on Sundays

  • Morning Cruise 9am-11am, Saturday & Sunday

  • Price $150pp

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If you have questions or are looking to hire Southwinds for a private yacht charter. Get in touch with our team, we will be more than happy to provide assistance.

02 9977 4000

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Make an enquiry

Call us on 02 9977 4000 or use our contact form below