YBC is proud to present this Simpson Inspiration 10.48m SKYBIRD 1 to the Market as Sole Agents.
Designed by Roger Simpson and Built by Bruce Roberts / Glasscraft Marine in Australia she was launched in 1996 and is Registered and Tax Paid in Australia. A 2018 Survey Report is available to a qualified buyer.
SKYBIRD 1 is powered by a pair of Yanmar 2 GMM20 diesels with a low 2630 hrs and cruises at 5 kn @2000 rpm and a top speed of 6 kn @2300 rpm, driven by A Pair of Saildrives and three bladed alloy props. She features 2 x 50 amp Alternator Planetory Gear Direct Cable Steering plus 1 x Start Battery for each engine PC plus 3 x Fullriver PC105 AGM batteries (2017).
SKYBIRD 1 has an excellent layout which includes 2 x Double Berths forward with lots of cupboard stowage, a Double Berth Port Aft, plus a Single Berth in the Stb’d side opposite the designated Chart Table . Galley is on the Port Side and there is ample stowage throughout. The large bright saloon seats 8 For Dining and also has excellent stowage. The cockpit is spacious and well protected.
Electronics include:- Standard Horizn GPS Chart CPV 550 , Garmin GPS 120 with an integral Chart Plotter , Uniden MC950 VHF plus Standard Horizon Hand Held Waterproof (2018), an Autohelm ST4000 Wheel Pilot, an H/F Tuner Only, a GME AIS Class B (replaced June 2018), and set of Ray Marine ST60+ Wind Instruments.
SKYBIRD 1 has excellent rigging, a Fully Battened Mainsail (New Nov 2018), a Furling Headsail and a Screecher (Both2012). The last rigging check was (undertaken 6/2018) with the report available to a qualified buyer. She has a Profurl B35 Furler and a 14m Alloy mast with a 4m Boom.
SKYBIRD 1 has all necessary safety equipment, including a Great Circle 6 Pax Liferaft (Next Service May 2021), an EPIRB Safety Alert S1AG (next battery replacement due Feb 2027), Davits, a Hardy 2.9m Inflatable with a Tohatsu 9.8hp O/B and a Sunto B95 Compass, Flares, Dometic Airconditioning (roof mounted), Arco 40 Sheet Winches and Arco 30 Halyard Winches, a Galleymate BBQ (2016), Jabsco Wash Down Pumps and Jabsco Fresh Water Pumps.
The current owners have recently returned from cruising Phuket and Phang Nga Bay in Thailand and have reluctantly put Skybird 1 on the market as they have now embarked on a European Road Trip. SKYBIRD 1 has previously cruised to the Lousiade’s in 2014, and from Australia up through Indonesia with the 2018 Sail Indonesia Rally followed by the Sail Malaysia Rally to Langkawi, Malaysia where SKYBIRD 1 is now berthed and Offered FOR SALE by YBC
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