RETURNING TO ANTIGUA FOR VIEWING THIS SUMMER
Stormbird is a very lightly used Hallberg Rassy 62 maintained in superb condition.
I have known this boat and her skipper since she was almost new and had recently arrived in the Caribbean. Last year before I was asked to list Stormbird I surveyed the boat for the owners and can vouch for just how good she really is. She has been meticulously maintained by a professional skipper for one private owner from new, no expense spared and first time on the market. Family sailed each winter and hauled in a secure cradle each summer. In 2017 during Hurricanes Irma and Maria she was safe and snug here in Antigua.
The survey report is available on request as is the well documented maintenance history including recently refurbished teak decks.
Hallberg Rassy are renowned for building bullet proof offshore bluewater cruising yachts. Strongly built, with powerful engines and long distance tankage. Capable of taking a family almost anywhere they wish to go, in safety and comfort and in this case in a boat displacing 33 tonnes with a very sea-kindly motion.
With four double cabins and three heads. The master en-suite cabin is aft with two single berths. The forward cabins are a double and a twin each with head with shower and a crew cabin with a vee berth in the bow sharing one of the forward heads.
Fully air-conditioned and fully heated for those of us wishing to explore the higher latitiudes.
There is a powerful 237hp Volvo diesel engine in a walk-in engine room, truely spacious for a sailing boat of this size.
With a powerful 12 kw diesel generator running almost silently in an acoustic capsule with enough power for all the systems and a high output watermaker to add to self-sufficiency.
The rig is all push button sailing. Hydraulic furling of all the sails and powered winches for ease of sail handling allow this boat to be sailed single-handed.
On the aft sun deck there is a Bezenzoni hydraulic passarelle, for ease of stern-to mooring in the Med or maybe just to use as a diving platform when the underwater lighting illuminates the sea at night.
There are also retractable dinghy davits and an electric outboard crane
Down below there are all the creature comforts one would expect from a top of the range Scandinavian built yacht, including a washing machine.
With a full suite of Raymarine electronics, the latest displays, radar, and satellite communications.
Recent laminated performance sails from Doyle, a new headsail this season plus offwind sails which include a Parasailor.
Stormbird is sold with a full complement of cruising and safety gear and a roll-up dinghy and smaller outboard. The console RIB in the photos is not included in the sale.
Currently lying in beautiful Bequia in the Grenadines, returning Antigua in June for viewing this summer.
Available for inspection by contacting Richard Watson at the local agents Caribbean Brokerage in Antigua. We know this boat well.
NEW LISTING – GBP 675,000 approx. US$ 850,000 please check exchange rates.