S/Y Fire Birdsurely one of the Robert Clark’s masterpiece. Commissioned to improve on his client’s famous OISEAU DE FEU ( ex Firebord X ) within the same overall length of 68 ft would have been a fascinating and prestigious challenge for Robert Clark, who had risen to fame during the lifetime of the Camper & Nicholson yawl a period in which yacht designers were learning how to increase volume, performance and comfort without detracting from looks.
S/Y Fire Bird is immediately obvious from first and then intimate impressions of this quite remarkable and beautifully preserved example of 1960s British yacht design and building. Clark’s design reinterpretate the earlier yacht in modern times.
Construction: African mahogany topsides planking, Carvel, teak bottom and Laminated oak frames – 2/3 intermediate oak timbers between – Teak laid deck.
Rig, Spars and sails.Bermudan yawl cutter:Main mast ( alloy ) – 2 x Lewmar 40 single speed halyard winches at mast base – Mizzen mast (alloy) – 2 x Chromed Merriman halyard winches – Wood main and mizzen booms – Wood boom for staysail – Mizzen, mainsail, boomed staysail, hanked genoa / yankee.
AccomodationsNavigation station with instruments detailed in Nav section – Perkins engine panel – chart table – Pilot’s seat aft – Locker stowage by companionway – Large quarter berth with drawers – Shelves.
• Saloon: L shaped sofa around dining table – tilting table – Stowage lockers and book shelves each side – Settee – Drinks cabinet – skylight
• N°1 Owner’s en suite cabin to port:2 x Up and over berths – Vanity dressing table/ desk with mirror, light and drawers – Porcelain wash basin – Hanging locker wardrobe and other locker and drawer stowage – Butterfly skylight in deck head – Reading lights. Private service room equipped with: Tecma auto WC – Porcelain wash basin with hot and cold taps – Stowage lockers – Shower and teak grating sole – Butterfly skylight hatch.
• N° 1 Guest cabin to stbd:2 x up and over berths – Vanity dressing table / desk with drawers, mirror and light- Hanging locker – Porcelain wash basin with hot and cold taps – 2 x Reading lights – Butterfly skylight hatch. Service room with double acces: Tecma auto WC – Stainless steel wash basin with hot and cold taps and large mirror – Laminate worktop and surrounds – Stowage lockers – Teak grating cabin sole – Butterfly skylight.
• N°1 Guest cabin to stbd:2 x Berths – Chest of drawers – Hanging locker – Washbasin – Vanity mirror and light – Small banquette seat – Butterfly skylight hatch – Reading lights – Door adjacent in corridor access to port.
•Galley forward:Large fridge freezer – Stainless steel sink – Drawers and lockers – Alpen 3 burner hob and oven – Butterfly skylight – Access forward to Focsle.
•Focsle2 x Upper level cot berths – Stowage in lockers and under benches each side – Anchor chain locker and hawse to deck fwd – Butterfly skylight – WC – Wash basin – Shower – Butterfly skylight in deck head.
Equipments and deck layout: Teak pasarelle – Teak deck with varnished teak coverboards and bulwarks – Raw teak toe rail – Chromed open ended pushpit – Stainless steel guardrails – Chromed fairleads on taffrails – Flush hatches each side for lazarette access to generator and secondary anchor – Laurent Giles levers each side to mizzen running backstay – Merriman halyard winches – Varnished teak coaming – Deep and very spacious cockpit; full width aft for helmsman – Engine control lever – Chromed binnacle mounting helm wheel and housing the Sestrel steering compass – 2 x Original Lewmar secondary winches mounted outboard – 2 x Original Lewmar primary winches mounted outboard – Lifting seats access stowage to port and fuel tanks – Raymarine Navigation instrument 5 x displays by window – 2 x Lewmar 55 3 speed mainsheet winches with raw teak and chrome cleats – Boom gallows – Long jib tracks each side on toe rail – Laurent Giles levers each side for mainmast running backstays – Raw teak hand rails each side – Deck prisms – 2 x Butterfly skylight hatch en echelon – Life raft – Bathing ladders – Granny bars each side of mast base and alloy main mast – 2 x Lewmar 40 single speed halyard winches at mast base – Traveller for boomed staysail – Butterfly skylight hatch – Gas locker – Raised booby hatch – Chromed cylinder vent – PNP Duerr Torkmaster windlass with 2 capstans and 2 drums – Raw teak and chrome mooring cleats each side – Retractable inner forestay – Chain lock – 2 x Bow rollers – Large plough anchor at bow – Chromed fairleads each side
Navigation Equipments:– Raymarine C120 plotter – Raytheon Raypilot 650 – Raytheon Nav 398 GPS Loran- Raymarine ST60, Autohelm, wind, CH wind, speed and depth – Furuno Weatherfax – Furuno radar – ICOM IC-M401 – Brassbound ships clock – Smiths thermometer – Smith hygrometer- Schatz brass clock and barometer.