1974 Sailbird Trimaran located in Florida for sale

18' Sailbird Trimaran

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1974
18'
14'
3'
Florida
$3,700

Description: Highly modified Sailbird trimaran. It has been extended from 12' to 14' beam for more stability and speed. Centerboard and rudder kick up for shallow water sailing or beaching. Carbon fiber bow sprit for drifter. Mylar main, Mylar roller furling jib and drifter lightly used and just 3 years old. New standing and running rigging. Carbon fiber tiller extension. New Trampolines. Extra Dacron main and jib sails. repainted in 2011, Watertight locker in bow, built in cooler, self draining cockpit. Rebuilt from bow to stern!

The boat folds for trailering. Trailer is included, new bearings and tires. Ready to sail today!

Sail Fast and Flat!

Will consider trades. Offers welcome!

Equipment: Boat Name
Big Red

Specs
Keel: Centerboard

Dimensions
LOA: 18 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 18 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 1 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance: 28 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 500 lbs

Engines
Engine 1:
Engine/Fuel Type: Other

Sails
Furling genoa
Fully battened mainsail

Rigging
Tiller

Outside Equipment/Extras
Outboard engine brackets

Additional Equipment
Road trailer




Custom Sailbird

The 18' Sailbird trimarans were built in Largo Fl in the mid '70's. These are folding, trailerable boats with a swing centerboard and swing up rudder. Perfect for shallow water sailing. This Sailbird trimaran has been highly modified from the standard boat in 2012. It has been extended from 12' to 14' beam for more stability and speed. Carbon fiber bow sprit for drifter. Mylar racing main and roller furling jib build by Banks Sails in Tampa, Fl. All sails are just 2 years old. New standing and running rigging. Carbon fiber tiller extension. New Trampolines.

The boat folds for trailering.

These are fast, fun trimarans. In light winds she moves at 5-7 knots with almost no effort. Big Red has been clocked at 12 knots sailing flat and fast. No tipping or leaning like monohulls or catamarans!
•Custom width, beam extended from 12' to 14' when opened up
•New standing rigging 2012
•New custom lower shrouds 2012
•New running rigging 2012
•Carbon fiber removable bow sprit for Drifter
•New Mylar main sail with 2 reef points 2012
•New roller furling Mylar jib 2012
•New Drifter 2012
•Boat sanded, primed and painted red 2012
•Deck repainted 2013
•Forward "cockpit" enclosed with waterproof hatch 2013
•Aft cockpit raised 4" for better draining
•New trampolines 2011
•Carbon fiber tiller extension 2012
•All blocks new in 2012
•Aluminium swing up centerboard
•Aluminium swing up rudder
•Storage locker aft
•Large storage locker forward
•Built in Cooler
•Trailer included
•New tires 2012
•New bearings 2013
•Spare fully batten dacron mainsail with reef points
•Spare dacron hank on jib.
•Anchor and rode
•Aft storage locker
•Custom Cockpit drain system

Location: Clearwater, Florida
L44803
(727) 804-3553

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
fiberglass
trimaran
racer
excellent

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This Sailbird Trimaran Added 29-Jul-2014



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