Sailing BoatsMengehetti EdmondoSteelbird 38United Kingdom
This Steelbird 38 is a unique and interesting vessel with impressive capabilities. Commissioned in 1975 for transatlantic crossings, she provides good seakeeping abilities coupled with comfortable living accommodation. Alice Fouche is well equipped, though in need of some modernization she has fantastic potential. Farymann 28 HP Diesel engine, 6 HP Sidepower bow thruster, Sterling battery charger, Aerogen 4 wind generator, Sleeps 6 in 2 cabins plus 2 in saloon. Currently lying Argyll and Bute.
Max Draft / Drive Down: 7 Feet
Cockpit Position: Aft
Hull Shape: Multi Chine Monohull
Multi-chine in 4mm Corten (semi-high tensile) steel with angle frames
Deck 3mm Corten steel
Designed by Vittorio Lombardi
Built by Mengehtti Edmondo
Long Fin Keel & Skeg
Steering: cockpit tiller/inside hydraulic wheel steering
Displacement 12 tons
Fuel: 160 ltrs/ph
No of fuel tanks: 1
No of water tanks: 3
Additional Navigation Information:
SSB and car-type radio receivers
Seafarer 5 echosounder.
Mainsails: Fully battened main with lazy jacks and cover
Genoa: Roller Reefing Genoa
JIB / Staysail: Self Tacking Staysail
Rig Type: Cutter
Over-specified alloy mast and ss standing rigging
all by Barbarosa except for one Barton
Safety Equipment Details
Life raft: Seago Four Person
No. Life Jackets: 4
Jack Stays: YES
No. Life Buoy: 2
No. Dan Buoy: 1
No. Manual Bilge Pumps: 0
Radar Reflector: YES
Emergency Tiller: YES
Gas Alarm: YES
No. Of Fire Blanket: 1
No. Of Fire Extinguishers: 2
Deck Equipment Details
Windlass Make: Cayman electric winch with dedicated gel battery
Anchor 1: 45lb CQR with 60m chain
Anchor 2: 2 further anchors with 30m chain
45lb CQR with 60m chain.
2 further anchors with 30m chain
Cayman electric winch with dedicated gel battery
Boat Leg Company telescopic boat legs storable under forward berths
Fully enclosed framed cockpit canopy + spare canopy for winter cover
Covers for winch,
Tenders & Toy Details
On-board Voltage1: 12V
On-board Voltage2: 220V
Domestic Batteries: 3
Engine Batteries: 1
Battery Charger Make: Sterling
Shore Power: YES
Space for 3 domestic batteries (110ah)
One starter battery (110ah)
Shore Power throughout
Aerogen 4 wind generator.
Bow Thruster: Yes
Engine Age: Original
Prop Type: Fixed
Drive Type: Shaft
Bow Thruster Make, Model, Hp: Side Power 6HP
Farymann 28 HP
Raw water cooled
Capable of hand start.
This is the original engine (ruggedly designed for fishing boat use)
A universal joint and thrust block-cum-stern gland ensure no problems with stern shaft alignment. Triple stern gland seals replaced 2018.
6 HP Sidepower bow thruster
No. of Doubles: 1
No. Singles: 4
No. Saloon Berths: 4
No. Heads: 2
Cabin Heating (Make / Model): Taylors
Calorifier (Size/Make/Model): Rinnai Gas Water Heater
Cooker: Eno Gimballed Cooker
Interior refurbished in American White Oak
6 Berths in two cabins
One double, two singles, plus two full length pipe cots
Separate heads & wash basins
Galley located in Saloon with Dinette (which transforms into another double bunk)
Separate chart table with chair in wheelhouse area
Heads fore and aft with basins to serve separate sleeping quarters
Forward heads with Rinnai gas water heater (currently u/s) and pressurised water
Gas in forward draining locker
Galley with Eno gimballed cooker with 3 burners and oven.
Gas in dedicated draining stern locker
Twin sinks with freshwater foot-pump.
Seacock and tap to sink for seawater but currently unconnected.
Cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.
Shore power sockets.
Taylors diesel cabin heater.
Construction Type: Steel
Engine HP: 28
Port/Marina: Argyll & Bute
Boat Docking: Ashore
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