Stormbird is a very lightly used Hallberg Rassy 62 always professionally skipper maintained.
For many years the flagship of the range. A Frers designed former Yacht of the Year
This boat and her skipper are known to me since she was almost new and had recently arrived in the Caribbean. Last year before I was asked to list Stormbird I surveyed the boat for the owners and can vouch for just how good she really is. She has been meticulously maintained by a professional skipper for one private owner from new, no expense spared and first time on the market. Family sailed each winter and hauled in a secure cradle each summer. In 2017 during Hurricanes Irma and Maria she was safe and snug here in Antigua.
The survey report is available on request as is the well documented maintenance history including recently refurbished teak decks.
Hallberg Rassy are renowned for building bullet proof offshore bluewater cruising yachts. Strongly built, with powerful engines and long distance tankage. Capable of taking a family almost anywhere they wish to go in safety and comfort and in this case in a boat displacing 33 tonnes with a very sea-kindly motion. All push button sailing, this is a 62 foot boat that can easily be sailed single-handed.
With four double cabins and three heads. The master en-suite cabin is aft with two single berths. The forward cabins are a double and a twin each with head with shower and a crew cabin with a vee berth in the bow sharing one of the forward heads
Fully air-conditioned and fully heated for those of us wishing to explore the higher latitiudes with a well protected cockpit under a hard sprayhood.
There is a powerful 237hp Volvo diesel engine in a walk-in engine room, truely spacious for a sailing boat of this size.
With a 12 kw diesel generator running almost silently in an acoustic capsule with enough power for all the systems and a high output watermaker adding to self-sufficiency.
The rig is all push button sailing. Hydraulic furling of all the sails and powered winches for ease of sail handling.
On the aft sun deck there is a Bezenzoni hydraulic passarelle, for ease of stern-to mooring in the Med or maybe just to use as a diving platform when the underwater lighting illuminates the sea at night.
There are also retractable dinghy davits and an electric outboard crane
Down below there are all the creature comforts one would expect from a top of the range Scandinavian built yacht, even a washing machine.
With a full suite of Raymarine electronics, the latest displays, radar, and satellite communications.
Recent laminated performance sails from Doyle, a new headsail last season plus downwind sails including a Parasailor.
Stormbird is being offered for sale with a full complement of cruising and safety gear and a roll-up dinghy and smaller outboard. The console RIB in the photos is not included in the sale
Currently lying in beautiful Bequia in the Grenadines this season with connecting flights via St Vincent or Barbados.
Available for inspection by contacting Richard Watson at the local agents Caribbean Brokerage in Antigua. We know this boat well.
AVAILABLE FOR CO-BROKERAGE ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.
For the full inventory and to arrange an inspection please contact Richard Watson at Caribbean Brokerage in Antigua in the sunny Caribbean.
Tel: Antigua (268) 726 2232 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With her 33 tons displacement, the HR 62 is extremely easy on the helm and points up to windward at a high angle as the thoroughbred she is. The speed of the HR 62 is remarkable. Her soft, elegant movements are impressive. The yacht sails perfectly balanced on the rudder and takes to the sea almost playfully. Designed by German Frers, the world class naval architect from Argentina, her speed accelerates to over 10 knots. Frers brings the experience of successes in the Whitbread and the America's Cup, and combines this with the fine yacht building traditions that have made Hallberg-Rassy world famous. With MaxFurl, the helm of the yacht feels the same as with a normal non-furling main; MaxFurl has a big roach and thus a sail area that is the same as a standard main sail. The sail has horizontal battens that can be rolled in, but there are more advantages to this sail than the larger sail area and more speed - it sails closer to the wind and rolls less when running in choppy seas and light wind. There are few yards that enjoy such global acclaim for building long distance cruisers as Hallberg-Rassy. With the HR 62 the tradition of continuously building easy to sail cruising boats with good performance is followed. Characteristic of Hallberg-Rassy, the layouts is logical, well arranged, and functional for long periods onboard either at sea or in the harbor. As on all of the HR yachts, the floor in the 62 is the same level throughout the boat. This contributes to easy access to all cabins. Following the contemporary demand, the HR 62 has a very light and airy saloon with big opening side windows as well as opening skylights. The displacement of the yacht is designed not only to give the generous stowage needed for long voyages, but also the space for all modern comfort equipment. Access to technical equipment is made easy for service, and the yacht has generous tank capacity to undertake serious cruising. Despite the fact that the boat is built as a top-of-the-range yacht, she can virtually be sailed single handed. Push buttons allow the anchor to raise and the sails and sheet to set and sheet - all from the steering pedestal. As expected on a Hallberg-Rassy, the cockpit is very well protected, generous in size, and offers good all-round visibility. It is well suited for the various demands of the most difficult climates from extreme cold to tropical heat. The cockpit offers good shelter from a hardtop or softtop, with an opening mid section that works perfectly in cold as well as heat. A powerful engine is an important part of a long distance cruiser. The HR 62's motor runs at cruising speed with a low 1,300 RPMs. Furthermore, a two geared three bladed folding propeller with overdrive provides maximum performance under power - an important point which cannot be emphasized enough for extended voyages.