Reid arranged the purchase
for owners who wished to have a yacht suitable for Charter that was also a 'long-legged cruiser' capable of
S.Y. Storm Bird 1975
was re-fitted in 2001 to bring her into classification with
the latest MCA commercial yacht standards. She received
substantial electrical, electronic and mechanical upgrades;
the steering was replaced and a new auto-pilot installed.
The main engine was replaced with a new Perkins 120 hp unit
and the generator was replaced to reflect higher power
addition the rigging, both standing and running was replaced
with new; new Jib and Staysail furlers; new Main, Mizzen,
Jib and Staysail competed the overhaul.
fitted with extensive fuel and water tanks she carries
almost 5 tonnes of fuel and two tonnes of drinking water
ensuring that she can cross large oceans with no problem -
should the wind fail she can cruise comfortably at eight
knots under power.
sail she is an exceptional cruiser - from the board of
Laurent-Giles she has a fine underwater shape and a powerful
rig easily handled by two crew. We have seen her
single-handed around the south coast of Ireland in summer
in 2005, the interior is being re-modelled to make her an
exceptional charter yacht for six in luxury plus two crew or
for family cruising or globe-trotting for up to eight
people. With a double Stateroom forward with en-suite
shower/toilet, a re-modelled Deck Saloon ensuring good views
from the Saloon whilst seated she will also have a second
Stateroom aft with en-suite shower/toilet and a Guest twin
deck-space allows for comfort and tanning forward or aft and
a large cockpit dining area should it get too hot and time
in the shade is required.
(Hull) Jongert (Interior)
m (20ft 6in)
m (7ft 3in)
litres per hour
GPS and radar
up to 6 guests in 3 cabins.
sorts of things