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
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
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.