Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Croix du Sud III"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Croix du Sud III, Jean-Marie Deant, Cherbourg , 07/2005

Source, location, date:
Jean-Marie Deant,

Croix du Sud III, Volker Gries, Brest/Douarnenez 2004 , 07/2004

Source, location, date:
Volker Gries,
Brest/Douarnenez 2004,

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Croix du Sud III
Ex-names:Paul, Gros Paul
Registered port:Cherbourg
Type of rigging:YAWL
Type of ship:Dundee Langoustier
Year built:1934
Overall length:17.00 m
Length (hull):10.70 m
Breadth:4.10 m
Sail area:140 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:90 PS
Engine:Beaudoin Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 20 Mar 2011

  • built 1934 as crawfish fishing boat in Camaret, FRA; used in the fishery under the name "Gros Paul".
  • bought by Cap Hornier and captain Hourrière, later by Alain Boutry who used the boat privately.
  • 2000 given to the association Les Voiles Ecarlates managed by Gerard Bourdet.
  • 2001-2003 general repairs and overhaul at the shipyard Legueltel in Blainville sur Mer, FRA.
  • 2003 purchased by the town Cherbourg-Octeville, since then she is her ambassador at sailing festivals in the region and used for sailing with guests.
  • in November 2010 given to the association Les Voiles Ecarlates for a symbolic sum of money, brought to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, FRA for maintenance work.


Website (français/English, 01 Sep 2007):
Croix du Sud III: website of the owner and operator with basic information about her history, photos, the technical specification, contact address