Sunbird, no 59, Parker 275 


Yacht No.: 275/59 (the most recent 275)

Built Sept 1997, launched 1998

Modified Ron Holland design.

Length 27'11" (8.51m), Beam 9'3" (2.82m) Draught 5'2"/1'5" (1.58m/0.44m)

Sails, Spars and Rigging

Silver anodised Z spars mast & boom.

Roller reefing forestay

SS standing rigging, completely renewed, Nov., 2015.

Spinnaker Pole

Lewmar self-tailing winches. 2 x ST 30 self-tailing; 2 x ST 16 halyard

Fully battened slab reefing main- Crusader sails, 1998.

Kemp Stack Pack mainsail cover with Lazy jacks (not shown in all photos).

Parker and Kay Roller genoa, 1998, still serviceable.

Parker and Kay Blade Jib, very little used

Hyde roller genoa, new 2008, but little used

Spinnaker, blue with multiple white stars, new 2008 (never used since 2011)

Storm jib (new 2008, never used)

Furlex headgear

Rigid kicker

Deck Equipment

Plough anchor, 15m 8mm chain, 15m warp in self-draining anchor locker.

Fixed bladed propeller fitted.

Bruntons varifold 2-blade folding propeller, included in sale, unfitted.

Electric keel winch, controls in cockpit, Dyneema cord

SS pulpit, pushpit, gaurdwires, stanchions.

Coachroof grabrails.

Sprayhood (new 2008)

Boarding ladder at stern

Winch handle pockets.

New cockpit tent 2012, little used.

New cockpit seat cushions 2014, but still as new.


Propulsion Equipment

Yanmar 1GM10 diesel engine, no. 15616

Gearbox KM2P, model no 47741

Cylinder head rebuilt 2017

New impeller April, 2020


Cabin and Navigational equipment

Plastimo steering compass

Simrad log, echosounder,

NASA Clipper windspeed & direction indicators with cockpit indicators.

Garmin GPS Navman 5" 5505 chartplotter

2 x 12volt sealed batterries, new 2014.

Sterling Pro-charger 20 - 4 step auto-battery charger

Shore power and 240V sockets

LED cabin lights fitted 2020.

Saloon and cockpit tables

Navigation lights deck & masthead.

Autopilot:- ST 1000 Autohelm

Eberspacher cabin heater

Tankage :Fuel- 50litre SS tank, Water- 150 litre grp

Pressurized cold water system

Jabsco Compact WC (new 2020)

Manual and Electric Bilge Pumps


Safety equipment

2 fire extinguishers & fire blanket

Gas alarm & gas system.

Horseshoe life buoy and light

VHF radio.

Antifouled May 2020.

Lying afloat at Amble Marina, Northumberland, ready for inspection.

Name: Nigel Walker
Phone: 07718 523685

Posted: Jan 21

Aft Cabin