I bought the “Bird” 2009 in Darwin, Australia directly from the builder. Who had just spent a year doing a complete refit of the boat. The Bird won many races with The first owner, amongst them, the Darwin - Ambon race. After I purchased the Bird I sailed her in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. From then on I have only sailed her 6 weeks per year, sailing from Thailand to Maldives, Reunion Island, around Southern Africa to Brazil, Suriname and ultimately Trinidad where she now lays ready for the Caribbean season. Between the sailing periods she was always laying on land and continuously maintained and upgraded by professionals. Major refit done in Brazil July 2017. Structural, folding mechanism and rigging, removed, inspected and parts changed as required. The Bird has been upgraded through the years for more comfort in port and ocean crossings. At sea the hydro generator and solar panels are very efficient and there is always a surplus energy supply of 12 and 220 volt. Shore power plug and cable on board to connect the battery charger. With a draft of only 60 cm with the center board up i have travelled up many rivers, sailed in shallow lagoons and simply beached her where convenient. When it came to laying the boat up I could always tow her to a cheaper storage as she fits on a trailer. As can be seen from the specifications, she is extremely well equipped, loaded with electronics and ready to go anywhere. Now laying in Trinidad
Trimaran Farrier 9A.
Aft cabin and tall mast version
Length 9,4 meter
Beam 6,84 meter
V-berth in the bow, double berth aft.
Built 1995 in Darwin Australia by Bruce Panting
Material Australian cedar core and Epoxy.
Complete refit of electric system 2014
3 x 100AH batteries.
Hydro generator “Watt & Sea”
2 x 100 watt solar panels
Shore power connection and battery charger
Pure sine wave inverter 12V-220V converter.
RDS 1540 Remote display.
All lights are led
Raymarine autopilot Evolution with EV 100 tiller pilot.
Additional cables and Fittings for Raymarine ST1000 autopilot installed on a separate circuit for redundancy.
Raymarine Ray 49E VHF radio.
Raymarine 650. AIS Class B transceiver.
Splitter class for VHF, AIS and FM radio enables the use of one Antenna for these three applications.
Raymarine C 90 wide screen with charts for the whole world.
Raymarine ST 60, speed, wind and depth instruments.
ICOM Shortwave Single side band radio transmitter.
Boss HiFi with 2 internal and two external speakers.
Inmarsat ISAT phone with docking station and fixed antenna.
Iridium GOPRO with fixed antenna.
Domestic Orion 4100 cook top purchased 2016
Yamaha 15hp four stroke outboard motor. Purchased new 2015. With built-in tank of 35 liter.
Yamaha 4hp 2 stroke for Dingue purchased july 2017 1hr running time.
6 x 25liter jerrycans for fuel.
Yamaha 4hp 2017 used max 5hrs. For the dingue but bracket fitted on the stern of the boat for use in the event that the 15hp engine breaks down.
Inflatable Dingue made by SELVA. Purchased 2014.
Cruising main and jib. Purchased 2015 from Ullman sails Durban.
Code zero Purchased 2013 from Rolley Tusker.
Spinnacker Purchased 2013 from Rolley Tusker.
Reacher, 10 years old.
4 Selftailing Barient winches
Sail stacker for main sail.
Lifebouy with MOB light signal.
Anchor 17kg CAR
Anchor 10 kg