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Cruising, South Pacific, Cook Islands
NZ$ 650,000 Tax Paid (US$ 475,735)
Freebird catamarans were production yachts built in the UK to a very high standard. They were designed to take to the oceans with space, grace and pace with home comforts. She is capable of single handed sailing, could be used for charter, a weekender or a permanent live aboard home as she is now. With her new twin Lombardini 60 hp engines she can cruise at 9 knots. Under sail she is capable of 15 knots with full cruising and live aboard gear.
This is your opportunity to purchase a top of the line ocean going catamaran at a mere fraction of her replacement cost. She is ready to go wherever your heart desires.
Contact - Phillip Berman The Multihull Company Philadelphia Office
Lombardini 2 X 2204 60 Hp diesel complete with LSDM Saildrives. Hours 600 Cruising Speed 7.5 to 8 knots Max Speed 9.8 knots
Fresh Water: 300 L (3 x plastic)
Interior Layout and Amenities
4-Cabin owners version cat that sleeps 8.
Teak & holly sole flooring with carpet tiles
Salon fitted in Sycamore with Ash trim
Staterooms finished in Bird's Eye Maple
Seating, salon couch and around table plus a love seat with removable/washable 'cruising' covers over the upholstery
Large varnished Sycamore salon table with top access storage and matching varnished Sycamore table extension
2 x heads with showers and Jabsco Quiet Flush toilets, one en-suite with the owner’s cabin and Electro Scan waste treatment unit new July 2013 to port and the other amidships in the starboard hull. Plus transom shower
Storage cabinets in each stateroom, galley and salon
Hanging lockers in each stateroom
Navigation station in main salon
Interior lighting: 12VDC x 2 LED reading lights in salon. 12VDC overhead LED lighting throughout the boat. 12VDC Night lights in galley and salon.
Engines and Mechanical
Engine brand and horse power: Lombardini Engines, 60HP x 2 new 2011
Engine Model number: 2204 x 2
Engine hours/Port: 600
Engine hours/Starboard: 600
Cruising speed under power: 7.5 to 8 Kn
Max speed under power: 9.8 Kn
Sail drive brand and model number: Lombardini LSDM x 2 new 2011
Generator type and size: Lombardini LMG 6000 5 KW
Generator hours: 1800
MPPT Power Tech MP 3735
Solar panel type and size of total watts: 3 x Siemens SR100 100 watt = 300 watts
Wind Generator type and size: Eclectic Energy D400 400 watt on stern tower
Water maker type and size: 12VDC Spectra 380C 50L/hour
Garmin 128 GPS
Navman 3100S Depth sounder
Navman 3100S Wind speed and direction
Autohelm 7000 Autopilot
Standard Eclipse VHF with cockpit speakers
Garmin 45 hand held GPS, plugs into boat systems
Icom IC- M 810 SSB radio with AT120 automatic tuner
Furuno 1831 Mk ll radar 36 mile
Mastervolt 800 watt continuous rating
E-Meter Battery monitor system
Battery Charger Xantrex True Charge 2 TC4012 New 2013
2 x Triumph 20L water heaters,1.5KW electric plus engine heat exchanger, new May, 2005
15M 30amp 240V shore power cord
Mastervolt charger system - 80 amps
Electrical socket type and number: 14 x 240VAC 10 ampere switch socket outlet
Cabin fan type and number: 12V X 4 plus 1 Hella 2 speed that serves the galley or salon
Sestral 5" compass
VITRIFRIGO 12VDC C130 130lt refrigerator with freezer, front opening, air cooled plus door storage New 2011
COOLMATIC RD115 12VDC 115lt freezer, front opening, air cooled
Double sinks L: 440mm, W: 340mm, D: 190mm each in white Corian® with lever mixer faucet
Saltwater pump in the galley
ENO 3-burner LPG stove with fiddles new 2009
White Corian counter tops
Kambrook Multi Function counter top oven new 2013
Sails and Rig
Mainsail new 2009, 55.5sq/m, full battened ,2 x reef points
AB 2.9 RIB dinghy 2001 with canvas cover and large wheels
8hp Yamaha engine on dinghy
Built in seats at cockpit
Port transom deck shower with hot & cold pressure
Fararri white Bimini with clear front and mesh side and rear screens, new May, 2007
Harken traveler track
Standing rigging size and type and age: Forestay, Upper section of backstay, upper and lower sections of diamonds, 12mm, 1x19 stainless steel wire. Cap shrouds, 14mm Hammastrand new Oct 2012. Mid-section of diamonds and crosses, lower split backstay, 10mm, 1x19 stainless steel wire. Jumper stay. 8mm, 1x19 stainless steel wire, new 2007
Running rigging type and size and age: Running back stays, Dynex 13mm Dux with Yachtbraid 16mm cover new Oct 2013 with Garhauer blocks and clutches new 2012
Stackpack with lazy jacks, new 2009
Electro Scan unit fitted July 2013.
Harken Battcar mainsail track system
Primary Anchor - Rocna anchor 88lb. with 75M L28-10mm chain with swivel and 50M warp
Secondary Anchor - Bruce 60 lb. with 10M L28- 10mm chain
Simpson-Lawrence Pacific V 2200 12 volt vertical anchor windlass with rope capstan and chain gypsy. Reversing windlass switches on deck and in cockpit and remote wandering lead control for windlass
Net trampolines, 2011
6 x fenders with soft covers
21 x Lewmar and 4 x Maxwell Plus opening hatches
12 x Lewmar port lights with insect screens
Stainless steel dinghy davits
Stainless steel swim ladders on port and starboard sterns
Flares including hand, smoke, rocket parachute and flare pistol
2 x inflatable life vests with harnesses, not in service
1 plastic screw top cylinder 'grab bag'
Parachute sea anchour 18' diameter with all necessary deployment gear
2 Sea drougues 4' diameter
First aid kits
ACR 406 EPIRB 2005
Manual bilge pumps
Various tools and spares
Hand held manual brass horn
Since purchased the owners have had installed a 4cu ft fridge, a 4cu ft freezer and a water maker. Both heads and plumbing system including hot water tanks have been upgraded . Replaced large salon windows with hatches for better ventilation. Installed purpose built davits for easier handling of the dinghy. New bimini and front clears plus side screens. Added solar panels and wind generator. Upgraded the generator to a 5Kw. Upgraded house batteries to 900amp.
She regularly comes out of the water every 2 years for antifouling, cleaning and polishing and any other maintenance that may be required. Engines regularly serviced, Fuel tanks cleaned and fuel polished 2009. Cap shrouds and running back stays upgraded 2012. Electric quiet flush toilets and an Electro Scan unit installed in July 2013. This yacht is kept in excellent working order as she is the full-time home of the owners.
This Freebird 50 has benefited from excellent care and regular upgrades by both of her owners. She is a “going concern” and is ready to cruise now.
She was built for the 1993 Southhampton Boat Show and purchased at the show by her original owner. She was sailed down to the Canary Islands where for 3 years she was used for dolphin and whale watching. The current owners are the second owners and purchased her in 2000 and spent quite some time bringing her up to her original standards. They sailed her across the Atlantic, up and down the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal to the Pacific. Then they explored the Las Perlas Islands, Ecuador, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Northern Cooks, Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand. Since NZ they have circumnavigated New Caledonia, sailed east back to the Austral and Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, returned to the Tuamotus, Tahiti, Society Islands, Southern Cooks, Niue and Tonga to NZ. Then to Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Australia. They have sailed her well over 50,000 nautical miles and she would be quite suitable for a couple, a family or to put into charter. She is a large volume yacht and easy to sail. All controls are back to the cockpit.
Without exception visitors including fellow cruisers all comment on how much like home she is and how spacious she is for her size. Even owners of larger catamarans are amazed how spacious the salon and galley are. Her staterooms are also generously proportioned. She had an amazing amount of storage space not found on any other catamaran we have seen. She is an excellent passage maker.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 877-242-3565Tel: 215-508-2704 Fax: 215-508-2706