Arch.D H. Reid & Co. Ltd. Yacht Brokers Estd: 1904

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Archibald Reid arranged the purchase for owners who wished to have a yacht suitable for Charter that was also a 'long-legged cruiser' capable of racing.

S.Y. Storm Bird 1975

"Storm Bird" 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 demands. In 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.

Already 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.

Under 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 2004.

Now, 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 also en-suite.

Extensive 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.


Built 1975
 Designer Laurent-Giles
Builder Halmatic (Hull) Jongert (Interior)
L.O.A 21 m (65ft)
Beam 6.25 m (20ft 6in)
Draft 2.21 m (7ft 3in)
Sail Surface Enough
Engines Perkins 120 H.P.
Cruising Speed 8/9 knots
Water Capacity 2,000 litres
Water maker

180 litres per hour

Marine Electronics State-of-the-art GPS and radar
Accommodation For up to 6 guests in 3 cabins.
2 Crew  
Leisure All sorts of things

Storm Bird - Laurent Giles ketch
Steering Position

Ardnavaha, Ballinascarthy, Clonakilty, Co Cork, Ireland
design : dragnet