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1938 30 (ft.) Homemade 30 San Francisco Bird Boat

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General Information

Listing# 144956

Brisbane, CA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Antique and Classics
30 San Francisco Bird Boat
30 (ft.)
Hull Material

General Details

Very rare San Francisco Bird Boat. The San Francisco Bird Boat fleet has been racing continuously on The Bay since 1922. The class is easily the oldest one-design class on the West Coast, and is among the top 5, oldest classes in the USA. This year marks the 91st anniversary of the first Bird Boat, a classic wooden sailboat specifically designed for racing on San Francisco Bay and the first one design fleet on the West Coast, while the San Francisco Perpetual Trophy, first raced on the bay in 1895, is purported to be the second oldest match-racing trophy in sailing behind only the America's Cup.

The S.F. Perpetual Cup is held in Trust by the two senior yacht clubs of San Francisco Bay -- the Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) and the San Francisco Yacht Club (SFYC). It's a Challenge Cup, with the holder accepting a challenge annually from another yacht club. Both clubs must be on the U.S. Pacific Coast.

These are beautiful, 30 foot, classic wooden sloops. They are lovingly maintained and raced by their owners to an 82 year old, one-design measurement rule.

KIWI was the last SF Birdboat ever built. She has received much love in the past few years and was hauled out last year for extensive attention to her bottom and topsides. She does not leak a drop from her bottom!. Her interior has been removed and her transom and cockpit have been rebuilt.

THERE ARE ONLY 22 BIRDS LEFT!! We are looking for the right buyer to steward this classic vessel into the future. She is classic San Francisco maritime history, and is among the most cherished vessel designs on the San Francisco Bay! Step up and join a very elite club! Multiple wooden boat savior/owner very motivated to find the right sailor who appreciates this truly classic and historically significant sailing yacht.

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

Take a look at ALL ***35 PICTURES*** of this vessel on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

Stock #47025


This is a very strong vessel, with a solid and tight hull and rebuilt cockpit and transom. She is the only Bird with a barrel transom. She is in need of cosmetics.
- Ballast (3600) - Keel - Steering (Tiller)
Electrical Systems
- Battery
- Propeller (Aluminum) - Stored Inside - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Hard Top - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (Needs Haul And New) - Raised Helm Deck - Binnacle W/compass - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Lazarette /garage - Propeller - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Motors Upgraded With Option Of FWC Right To The Manifolds.) - Radar Arch - Hard Top - Tuna Tower - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (In Good Condition) - Helm Console (With Wrap Around Padding) - Propeller (Brass 4 Blade) - Stored Inside - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Vent System - Tower - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint (New) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (Divers Report= Good) - Toe Rail - Bottom Paint - Keel Type
Deck Gear
- Mooring Lines - Traveller
- Headsail - Main (2, Including Last Cotten Sail On SF Bay)
- Boom - Mast - Standing Rigging