Hamble Hampshire UK|
This Omega 828, open cockpit, sports cruiser with a deep vee planning hull built by Trident Marine of Portchester, England and based on a design by the renowned Renato "Sonny" Levi is now available for sale. The deep-vee hull with a fine entry gives her good handling in a seaway.
She is powered by twin six cylinder Cummins 6BTA 5.9L 210Hp diesel engines on shafts and propellers for fast offshore passages. These engines were supplied from Cummins reconditioned in December 2010.
I purchased Thunderbird in February 1989 and have enjoyed many years use with a number of cross channel and coastal trips to the West Country in 1990s and in recent years mainly in the Solent .Trident Marine built 28 Omega 828s in the 1970s using a mould from the Levi designed Corsair from the 1960s. However the flaired bow does not resemble the Corsair bow and prevents submarining . The deep V hull means that good progress can be made into a head sea when it is best to have the trim tabs in the down position. Being a deep V hull it will lean into the wind and this can be corrected by pushing down the tab on the side the boat is leaning.
Replacement of the original180hp Mermaid Engines with the Cummins 6BTA 210 hp engines has proveda great success with these engines proving completely reliable with replacement of routine service items only. They are lighter, quieter, more fuel efficient at cruising speed than the Mermaids and in particular smokeless even on cold start.
Thunderbird is however in need of some refurbishment and TLC which I now in my 70s am no longer able to give. Hence this much loved member of the family comes onto the market for the first time in 31 years.
|No. of engines:||2|
|Length over all:||27'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull type:||Deep Vee|
Double V berth forward. Dinette table with seating for 4 converts to very small double/large single berth
Galley : Plastimo 2 burner with grill gas cooker. Stainless steel sink.
Separate heads compartment with Jabsco manual sea toilet.
2X 210hp Cummins 6BTA 6 cylinder 5.9 litre ( Factory Recons) supplied and fitted by Cummins UK December 2010
Hours PORT 327
Full Cummins Instrumentation and over heat and low oil pressure alarms.
Engines last serviced May 2019 by Vasi Marine
Economical Cruising Speed 22-23knots. Maximum Speed 30 knots plus
Original Borg Warner Velvet drive gearboxes ratio 1.1 to flexible couplings ,1 3/8inch shafts and 3 blade 17x18 1/2inch bronze props
Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
This vessel is deemed VAT paid, due to her age.
As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
This boat is lying in Hamble, UK.
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