Freebird 50

Freebird 50

Freebird catamarans were production yachts built in the UK to a very high standard. They were designed to take to the oceans with space, grace and pace with home comforts. She is capable of single handed sailing, could be used for charter, a weekender or a permanent live aboard home as she is now. With her new twin Lombardini 60 hp engines she can cruise at 9 knots. Under sail she is capable of 15 knots with full cruising and live aboard gear.

This is your opportunity to purchase a top of the line ocean going catamaran at a mere fraction of her replacement cost. She is ready to go wherever your heart desires.

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LOA: 50'
TYPE: Freebird
MODEL: 50
YEAR: 1993
NZD: $650,000
LYING: Cruising, South Pacific
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Managing Broker
Phillip Berman
215-508-2704

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Specs
Builder: Modular Mouldings Ltd.
Designer: Toby Richardson

Dimensions
LOA: 50 ft 0 in
Beam: 25 ft 0 in
LWL: 48 ft 0 in
Bridge Clearance: 2 ft 11 in

Engines 
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Lombardini
Year Built: 2011
Engine Model: 2204
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 600

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Lombardini
Year Built: 2011
Engine Model: 2204
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 600
Engine(s) Total Power: 60 HP

Tanks
Fuel Tanks: (184 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (52 Gallons)


Dimensions
Displacement: 12.5 T/ 15.5 T

Engines

Lombardini 2 X 2204 60 Hp diesel complete with LSDM Saildrives.
Hours 600  Cruising Speed  7.5 to 8 knots   Max Speed 9.8 knots


Tanks
Fresh Water: 300 L (3 x plastic)

Interior Layout and Amenities

4-Cabin owners version cat that sleeps 8.

  • Teak & holly sole flooring with carpet tiles
  • Salon fitted in Sycamore with Ash trim
  • Staterooms finished in Bird's Eye Maple
  • Seating, salon couch and around table plus a love seat with removable/washable 'cruising' covers over the upholstery
  • Large varnished Sycamore salon table with top access storage and matching varnished Sycamore table extension
  • 2 x heads with showers and Jabsco Quiet Flush toilets, one en-suite with the owner’s cabin and Electro Scan waste treatment unit new July 2013 to port and the other amidships in the starboard hull. Plus transom shower
  • Storage cabinets in each stateroom, galley and salon
  • Hanging lockers in each stateroom
  • Navigation station in main salon
  • Interior lighting: 12VDC x 2 LED reading lights in salon. 12VDC overhead LED lighting throughout the boat. 12VDC Night lights in galley and salon.

Engines and Mechanical
  • Engine brand and horse power: Lombardini Engines, 60HP x 2 new 2011
  • Engine Model number: 2204 x 2
  • Engine hours/Port: 600
  • Engine hours/Starboard: 600
  • Cruising speed under power: 7.5 to 8 Kn
  • Max speed under power: 9.8 Kn
  • Sail drive brand and model number: Lombardini LSDM  x 2 new 2011
  • Generator type and size: Lombardini LMG 6000 5 KW
  • Generator hours: 1800
  • MPPT Power Tech MP 3735
  • Solar panel type and size of total watts: 3 x Siemens SR100 100 watt = 300 watts
  • Wind Generator type and size: Eclectic Energy D400  400 watt on stern tower
  • Water maker type and size: 12VDC Spectra 380C 50L/hour

Electronics
  • Garmin 128 GPS
  • Navman 3100S Depth sounder
  • Navman 3100S Wind speed and direction
  • Autohelm 7000 Autopilot
  • Standard Eclipse VHF with cockpit speakers
  • Garmin 45 hand held GPS, plugs into boat systems
  • Icom IC- M 810 SSB radio with AT120 automatic tuner
  • Furuno 1831 Mk ll radar 36 mile
  • Mastervolt 800 watt continuous rating
  • E-Meter Battery monitor system
  • Battery Charger Xantrex True Charge 2 TC4012 New 2013
  • 2 x Triumph 20L water heaters,1.5KW electric plus engine heat exchanger, new May, 2005
  • 15M 30amp 240V shore power cord
  • Mastervolt charger system - 80 amps
  • Electrical socket type and number: 14 x 240VAC 10 ampere switch socket outlet
  • Cabin fan type and number: 12V  X 4 plus 1 Hella 2 speed that serves the galley or salon
  • Sestral 5" compass

Galley
  • VITRIFRIGO 12VDC C130 130lt refrigerator with freezer, front opening, air cooled  plus door storage New 2011
  • COOLMATIC RD115 12VDC 115lt freezer, front opening, air cooled
  • Double sinks L: 440mm, W: 340mm, D: 190mm each in white Corian® with lever mixer faucet
  • Saltwater pump in the galley
  • ENO 3-burner LPG stove with fiddles new 2009
  • White Corian counter tops
  • Kambrook Multi Function counter top oven new 2013

Sails and Rig
  • Mainsail new 2009, 55.5sq/m, full battened ,2 x reef points
  • Genoa jib, 60.7sq/m plus
  • Staysail,:18.5sq/m
  • Profurl NC 42 Genoa Furler
  • Profurl NC 42 Staysail

On Deck
  • Barbarossa 55.3-speed Genoa sheet winches
  • Harken-Barbarossa 53.2-speed main sheet winch
  • Harken 32 2-speed furler/traveler winch
  • Harken 44.2-speed halyard/reefing/staysail sheet winch
  • Harken and Lewmar blocks and tracks
  • 6 heavy duty aluminium deck cleats for dock lines
  • AB 2.9 RIB dinghy 2001 with canvas cover and large wheels
  • 8hp Yamaha engine on dinghy
  • Built in seats at cockpit
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Port transom deck shower with hot & cold pressure
  • Fararri white Bimini with clear front and mesh side and rear screens, new May, 2007
  • Harken traveler track
  • Standing rigging size and type and age: Forestay, Upper section of backstay, upper and lower sections of diamonds, 12mm, 1x19 stainless steel wire. Cap shrouds, 14mm Hammastrand new Oct 2012. Mid-section of diamonds and crosses, lower split backstay, 10mm, 1x19 stainless steel wire. Jumper stay. 8mm, 1x19 stainless steel wire, new 2007
  • Running rigging type and size and age: Running back stays, Dynex 13mm Dux with Yachtbraid 16mm cover new Oct 2013 with Garhauer blocks and clutches new 2012
  • Stackpack with lazy jacks, new 2009
  • Electro Scan unit fitted July 2013.
  • Harken Battcar mainsail track system
  • Primary Anchor - Rocna anchor 88lb. with 75M L28-10mm chain with swivel and 50M warp
  • Secondary Anchor - Bruce 60 lb. with 10M L28- 10mm chain
  • Simpson-Lawrence Pacific V 2200 12 volt vertical anchor windlass with rope capstan and chain gypsy. Reversing windlass switches on deck and in cockpit and remote wandering lead control for windlass
  • Net trampolines, 2011
  • 6 x fenders with soft covers
  • Dock lines
  • 21 x Lewmar and 4 x Maxwell Plus opening hatches
  • 12 x Lewmar port lights with insect screens
  • Stainless steel dinghy davits
  • Stainless steel swim ladders on port and starboard sterns

Safety
  • Flares including hand, smoke, rocket parachute and flare pistol
  • 2 x inflatable life vests with harnesses, not in service
  • 1 plastic screw top cylinder 'grab bag'
  • Parachute sea anchour 18' diameter with all necessary deployment gear
  • 2 Sea drougues 4' diameter
  • First aid kits
  • ACR 406 EPIRB 2005
  • Manual bilge pumps
  • Emergency tiller
  • Various tools and spares
  • Hand held manual brass horn

Refit History

Since purchased the owners have had installed a 4cu ft fridge, a 4cu ft freezer and a water maker. Both heads and plumbing system including hot water tanks have been upgraded . Replaced large salon windows with hatches for better ventilation. Installed purpose built davits for easier handling of the dinghy. New bimini and front clears plus side screens. Added solar panels and wind generator. Upgraded the generator to a 5Kw. Upgraded house batteries to 900amp. 

She regularly comes out of the water every 2 years for antifouling, cleaning and polishing and any other maintenance that may be required. Engines regularly serviced, Fuel tanks cleaned and fuel polished 2009.  Cap shrouds and running back stays upgraded 2012. Electric quiet flush toilets and an Electro Scan unit installed in July 2013. This yacht is kept in excellent working order as she is the full-time home of the owners. 

This Freebird 50 has benefited from excellent care and regular upgrades by both of her owners. She is a “going concern” and is ready to cruise now.


Sailing History

She was built for the 1993 Southhampton Boat Show and purchased at the show by her original owner. She was sailed down to the Canary Islands where for 3 years she was used for dolphin and whale watching. The current owners are the second owners and purchased her in 2000 and spent quite some time bringing her up to her original standards. They sailed her across the Atlantic, up and down the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal to the Pacific. Then they explored the Las Perlas Islands, Ecuador, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Northern Cooks, Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand. Since NZ they have circumnavigated New Caledonia, sailed east back to the Austral and Gambier Islands of French Polynesia, returned to the Tuamotus, Tahiti, Society Islands, Southern Cooks, Niue and Tonga to NZ. Then to Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Australia. They have sailed her well over 50,000 nautical miles and she would be quite suitable for a couple, a family or to put into charter. She is a large volume yacht and easy to sail. All controls are back to the cockpit.


Owner Comments
Without exception visitors including fellow cruisers all comment on how much like home she is and how spacious she is for her size. Even owners of larger catamarans are amazed how spacious the salon and galley are. Her staterooms are also generously proportioned. She had an amazing amount of storage space not found on any other catamaran we have seen. She is an excellent passage maker.


Disclaimer: The Multihull 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.

Managing Broker

Phillip Berman

Office Phone: 215-508-2704
Cell Phone: 484-686-5363
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