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1996 FIREBIRD I - For Sale
Year 1996
Length 8m / 26 Ft
Price £39,950
Location UK - SW England
VAT Paid No
Boat Ref 14683
1996 FIREBIRD I - For Sale
The Firebird, has impressed all who have seen her and is one of the fastest production sailboats in the world. It is highly developed and exceptionally well engineered using state of the art carbon and glass fibre reinforced sandwich construction. With outstanding performance to windward, It is virtually always first over the line in racing and is very exciting to sail.
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Broker Comments
The catamaran was originally owned by Harvey Bowden and was kept at no expense spared. He won the MOCRA class in the Round Island Race. It was then purchased by a friend in Falmouth who resprayed the hulls and rig. It looks great but he never sailed it as needed the capital for a new house. We purchased it in 2019 and immediately replaced the bowsprit, dolphin and seagull strikers in carbon and bought a new set of GP sails. Fully battened main, jib and gennaker. Also carbon tiller extensions. In 2020 Revolution Sails made me a fantastic A2. So much so that they made me an A3 the following year. In 2022 North Sails made a new Raw 3DI fully battened main and jib. These sails are made to maximum size and bigger than the GP sails. All the sails are in very, very good condition as they have had only light use, the class in Falmouth only gets going in June and its all over by the end of August. All the deck gear, blocks etc are best Harken. This boat is beautifully set up and ready for the next keen owner.
Boat Details
  • Length
  • 8m / 26 Ft
  • Draft
  • 0.2m / 1 Ft / Max: 1.4m / 5 Ft
  • Berths
  • Beam
  • 5.26m / 17 Ft
  • Displacement
  • 0.49 Tonnes
  • Keel
  • Daggerboards
  • SAD
  • 50.68
  • Structure
  • GRP
  • Builder
  • Modular Mouldings
  • Designer
  • Martyn Smith
  • Rig
  • AllStanding Rigging 2019 All Running Rigging 2019 or later Carbon Mast - Modular Mouldings Carbon Bowsprit
  • Sails






Main 26 2019 Very Good
Genoa 8 2019 Very Good
Gennaker 45 2019 Very Good
A2 Revolution Sails 2020 Very Good
A3 Revolution Sails 2021 Very Good
Main North 3DL 2022 Very Good
Main North 3DL 2022 Very Good
  • Comments
  • Firebird is a one design that fits the Micro Rule. It has 4 berth accommodation.
  • Hulls Headroom
  • Saloon Headroom
  • Make
  • Tohatsu
  • Type
  • Outboard
  • Details
  • 2019 Tohatsu 4Hp - 1.5litre tank capacity. Gives a max speed of about 5 Knots.
Navigation Equipment





Speed/Log Velocitek PUC
  • Ground Tackle
  • N/A
  • Dinghy
  • N/A

These details are prepared from information provided by the vendor and are intended as a guide to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute part of any contract. Survey by a qualified marine surveyor is strongly recommended.