Owner says must sell! This popular design was named Cruising World's 'Mid-Size Cruiser' Boat of the Year in 1994 and remained in production for a remarkable nine years. This example has been with her current owner the last twelve years. With her wing keel and drawing only 4' 8" she will go places on the Bay and Delta many sailboats her size can't. In service with one of the Bay Area's premier charter outfits, she can remain in charter for income opportunities or serve as your personal floating retreat. Just hauled with fresh bottom paint and new varnish on exterior teak.
Please contact Joe Biondo at 415.254.0141
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Sabre Yachts
Designer: Jim Taylor
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 36 ft 2 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
LWL: 30 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 8 in
Displacement: 14060 lbs
Ballast: 5780 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 53 ft 2 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1998
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2230
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine(s) Total Power: 32 HP
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Exterior & Ground Tackle
Sailor Bird's hull is Awlgripped in Flag Blue. She features a lead wing keel through-bolted with stainless steel bolts that draws only 4' 8", giving her the ability to go places many sailboats her size cannot. (4) Lewmar stainless steel framed hatches and stainless steel framed ports on the cabin trunk. There is a stainless steel guard/handrail around the companionway and a deep dodger with canvas covers for the isinglass provides weather protection. The sugar-scoop transom has a swim platform with teak treads, a great place to board a dinghy. Also there is a stainless steel swim ladder with teak steps. In the cockpit, a huge lazarette locker to port has a rack for stowing the hatch boards. Aft of the 40" wheel the port corner lazarette gives access to the rudder post and autopilot drive unit (disconnected). The Edson pedestal features a leather covered wheel and teak cup holder. The cockpit is 7' 5" long.
Anchoring is handled by a 25lb. plow anchor on a rope and chain rode which resides in a deep chain locker.
Sails, Standing & Running Rigging
All 3 of Sailor Bird's sails are less than 10 years old. The main (7/08) is by North Sails, and the jib is a 90% unit, great for Bay wind conditions. There is also a Norlon gennaker (8/05) by North used only occasionally.
The Hall Spars mast is a straight aluminum section supported by double swept airfoil-shaped spreaders.The mast is stepped on the keel, and shrouds are attached to stainless steel deck chainplate fittings bedded in solid fiberglass and through-bolted. Standing rigging was replaced 3/07. The jib is wrapped around a Harken Mark II furler. The boom is supported by a Hall Quik-Vang. A Harken traveler moves the boom and all lines lead to the cockpit through Schaeffer blocks and Lewmar line guides. The cabin trunk flanking the companionway has 2 banks of (3) Lewmar rope clutches and 1 Spinlock clutch. There are 2 Harken snatch blocks. Harken 48 primary winches give a powerful pull on the jib sheets, and Lewmar 40 halyard winches are on the cabin trunk.
Electronics & Electrical
At the Helm: Autohelm Speed/Log, Raymarine ST60 Wind, Autohelm Depth, Raymarine ST6002 Smartpilot (drive unit disconnected).
At the Nav Table: Autohelm Multi repeater (depth/log), Autohelm GPS, Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio with DSC, Jensen AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with 6-disc changer and cabin & cockpit speakers, fuel tank gauge
(2) Group 31 batteries below the starboard settee provide power on the house bank and as a start battery. The battery selector switch is on the lower dinette with a Rule bilge pump switch adjacent. (6) AC duplex outlets are scattered throughout the boat.
Engine & Tankage
The 3-cylinder Westerbeke engine reads approximately 2,230hours. The engine swings a fixed-pitch two-blade prop. The engine has recently been serviced with a new oil pump and water pump bearing installed.
The fresh water tanks are below the V-berth.
The cherry interior typifies Sabre's high quality of woodwork. The forward cabin has a 6' 6" V-berth and a snug dressing seat on starboard. Adjacent to it is a sink with hot & cold water. A hanging locker on the port side of the cabin has cedar lining. (2) opening ports.
A privacy door opens to the main cabin, with an L-shaped settee on starboard with panels that convert it to a double berth. A nifty table is attached to the forward bulkhead and drops down to create a dining space for 5. To port is a straight settee that seats 3. At the aft end of this settee is the rearward-facing nav table, with its AC/DC panel just to starboard. 2 opening ports forward.The chainplate tie rods are finished with wooden sleeves.
Aft of the nav table is the head, featuring a Raritan manual toilet. The shower stall has wood & smoked plastic doors. (2) opening ports and an overhead hatch provide ventilation. The aft cabin is reached through a bi-fold door just aft of the galley. It has a double berth, (3) drawers and a hanging locker, plus (3) opening ports. All ports and windows have pleated fabric accordion shades.
The L-shaped galley features Corian-look countertops. The dual stainless steel sinks are deep and near the boat's centerline. There is a water pressure pump plus a hand-operated manual water pump as a backup and a hand-operated icebox drain faucet. The large icebox has 2 lift-up doors set into the counter. A Regal 2-burner LPG stove and oven are against the starboard hull. The propane bottles are two 5# units in a starboard stern locker. An overhead hatch provides additional ventilation. Drawers and lockers provide plenty of space for galley gear and provisions.
Safety Equipment & Additional
Kidde A/B/C fire extinguishers are located in the port lazarette and below the nav table, and a B/C unit is in the aft cabin.
Xintex propane sniffer in galley
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: 877-444-1395Tel: 415.331.0533