For sale, a very nice condition speed boat from 1992. Sunbird boats were a brand name of OMC. She has a two-stroke Evinrude v4 pro 90hp, last serviced in May of this year at a cost of £580 including water pump. I have been using her as a riverboat on the Thames which is like keeping a horse in cage. Max speed on the river is 5mph but she wants to go at 50mph and is unhappy as she wants to let rip. She will pootle along at 4 knots if she has to but tends to get unhappy at really low revs (in a lock for example) and you need to rev her right up (in neutral) to bring her back to life. Someone who knows about two-stroke engines should know how to tame her but i think all she needs is some open water and a good blast. Judging from the service history she has been mainly a freshwater boat from about 1996/97, before that she was in Salcombe.Seats up to 8 people and yet small enough to be towed around on a trailer and parked on the drive. I thought about swapping the engine over for a smaller river friendly one but it feels wrong. She’s built to fly. Comes with specially made covers (see photo), a second over cover for winter storage, snipe braked trailer, spare jockey wheel for beach launch, fenders (one missing), waterski rope, towing inflatable, oars, ropes, boat hook, jerry cans, wheel lock, hitch lock, engine manual, and anchor. I have more info and other photos (limited to 12) – and can email them across if you drop me a message.She is a real head turner and looks great for her age but a few minor knocks and scratches if you get close up as you would expect for a 28 year old craft. The trailer has a temperamental handbrake that sometimes sticks on. A tap to the wheel hub (hammer supplied!) will release. Trailer last serviced in July 2019.I’ve been out on her this weekend but she’s back in storage on the farm now – can dig her out for viewings this weekend (by appointment) and can start her up on the drive using hosepipe and bellows if necessary. Please message me for further info.Towing weight I ESTIMATE to be around 1,600kg based on this calc: Trailer 750kg, Boat 625kg, Engine 140kg, Fuel & Accessories 85kg. I’ve been towing her with a Landrover Discovery no problem.No reserve.
Current Price: £3999.00
This Sunbird Corsair 160 Retro Bowrider Speed Boat boat is located in Lane End, HP14 *** and is being sold on eBay by jeb81.