+(44) 01590 619315 The online community for enthusiasts of trailerable (and cartopable) trimarans stg@smalltrimaran.co.uk

At the time of this post, sailor Jack Young currently has a completely restored Aquadyne Sailbird for sale. It’s listed within the Facebook Sailbird group with pics.

He emailed me the following pics / info. Anyone interested should contact him via his email address (see below).

Jack writes:

“I originally purchased the boat with the idea to restore it and use it in some Challenge races-the NC Challenge, the Blackbeard Challenge, and the Everglades Challenge. Towards that end, I incorporated ideas that I felt would enhance its purpose in those situations-plywood trampolines to be able to rest and sleep while underway, a fiberglass rudder from a Hobie cat for the high-speed profile and kick-up ability, adjustable forestay for mast rack, & loonnng tiller extension for positioning anywhere on the boat. The mainsail and jib are custom to the boat by Waters Sails of Columbia, SC, and are made of laminate cloth for the best flow patterns to generate as much power as possible, so as to not have to use a genoa/gennaker/spinnaker of any kind, as that would overpower the boat. The bottom finish is VC-17, a hard racing paint preferred by inland sailors in my area. In test runs and races at my local club, the boat has proven to be very fast and able to handle winds to 20mph with just one person on board. A crew of two would be ideal for the intended purpose. I can no longer pursue this path, so the boat is for sale.”

Completely restored with work of 1 year completed in May, 2022
Custom laminate cloth sails from Waters Sails in Columbia, SC
Honda 2hp, air-cooled, long shaft engine
Plywood trampolines
All new running rigging
Roller furling jib with cover
Hobie fiberglass rudder (original aluminum rudder included)
Mesh spray shields
Velocitek SpeedPuck GPS speedometer with 2 mounts
Aqua Meter Sailor II deck compass
West Marine Horizon Standard VHF handheld radio
2 XL life jackets-NRS Ninja and West Marine
2 paddles
Anchor and rhode
Road trailer with new tires
Price $4,900.00 picked up in Charlotte, NC
Contact Jack at ‘shagslow AT gmail.com‘ with questions