Sunbird 32 Junk Rigged Schooner

£17,500.00 Under-Offer

  • Boat REF#  ·  246124
  • Length  ·  9.75m
  • Year  ·  1977
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 25hp, Beta (2006)
  • Lying  ·  River Orwell
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Nicholas Crook

Extra Details

Designer Alan Boswell
Builder Burnes Shipyard Bosham
Lying River Orwell
Fuel capacity 125.0 ltr (27.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 25hp
Engine make and model Beta (2006)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


Length 9.75m
LWL 7.92m
Beam 3.15m
Draft Min 1.22m
Draft Max 1.22m
Airdraft 13.00m
Displacement 4,581kg (10,101.7lbs)
Storage Ashore


Junk rigged Needlspar Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Other standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Scanes - Slab (unknown year) 4 Reefs
Headsail Scanes - (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Solid fuel stove in saloon

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

Solid fuel stove in saloon

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
Electric Lewmar 1000 windlass
3 anchors
120.00m of chain
120.00m of rode
Sea Feather windvane self-steering system
Sheet winches not needed due to self tacking rig

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Radar Reflector

AIS Transponder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Life buoys
Safety harnesses
Swim ladder

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Sunbird 32 was the first off the production line and her woodwork is more substantial than the following boats. Originally finished new for the Southampton Boat Show she was originally used as a demonstrator

She was then extensively refitted in 1986 and has an unexpected amount of space internally which would make extended stays on board very easy The addition of a solid fuel stove increases creature comforts.

These boats have a reputation for being great boats to sail and with the simple rig, it make single handed sailing very easy. Used regularly and extensively cruised in the Channel and North Sea the owner now wishes to sell this well equipped boat to an appreciative new owner. Early viewing is highly recommended

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Sunbird 32 Junk Rigged Schooner has been personally photographed and viewed by Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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