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1974 18 (ft.) Sailbird Trimaran

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 116078

Clearwater, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
18 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type

General Details

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. Ready to sail today!

Sail Fast and Flat!

Will consider trades. Offers welcome!


Custom Sailbird
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 Trailer included 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  
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.