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1981 Cooper Seabird Pilothouse for sale
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1981 Cooper Seabird

Introduction

About the 1981 Cooper Seabird

This pilothouse was designed and built in British Columbia and is a fantastic all-weather cruising sailboat for our coast. All systems are in working order and you can take you to Desolation Sound, Alaska, and back this summer if you are ready to go. If not, the moorage is assumable in Nanaimo so you have a great place to keep her.

The large pilothouse offers year-round protection from sun, rain, wind, and cold. Forward is an incredibly welcoming cabin made for simply enjoying your time afloat. Going down the companionway there is a full galley to starboard and a comfortable dinette to port with a built-in chessboard. The main salon has a built-in ‘captain’ lounge chair, bench seating with a double berth to starboard with a diesel stove that offers ambiance and warmth.  The salon is classically designed with a rich, wood interior and is a space made for reading novels and telling stories late into the night.  Aft of the pilothouse is a separate cabin with a queen berth and private head.

With a 2023 pre-purchase survey available that describes the engine room as being in ‘beyond-excellent’ condition, this boat is worth coming to see if you are in the market for a comfortable west coast cruiser.

Features

Electronics and Electrical

• Shore Power: 30 Amp/120 Volt single phase

• Ships Power: 12 Volt

• AC/DC Panels: 12 Volt electrical panel

• 30amp/120VAC panel w/breakers

• Batteries: House: (2)6 volt

• Starter: 12 v, group 27

• Overload Protection: Circuit breakers, fused switches

• Charger/Inverter: Freedom 20, Model: 812511-12

• Solar Charging: Blue Sky Energy, Solar Boost 2000E

• Solar Panels: (2)100 watt panels

• Compass: Ritchie Magnetic in Binnacle

• VHF: West Marine(Inside)

• Plotter: Garmin, GPS Map162

• Radar: Ratheon, Pathfinder SL70

• Auto-Pilot: Simrad Auto-pilot

• Wind Gauge: Simrad

• Helm Alarm: Watch Alert Timer w/key

• Stereo: Clarion, XMD2

• w/DanFoss BD 35F and hour counter

Sails and Rigging

Winches:

• (2)Anderson 2-speed sheet winches

• (2)Anderson 2-speed secondary winches

• (2)Anderson mast winches

• Main-Sheet Traveller: Harken

• Line Clutches: (6) in Cockpit

• Boom Vang: Multi-purchase rope vang

• Roller Furling: Harken, located on fore-stay

• Spinnaker Pole: Forespar extendable aluminum

• Mast: Aluminum, keel-stepped mast

Sails

• Main: Lee Sails

• Fore-Sail: Lee Sails

• Stay Sail Lee Sails

• Spinnaker: yes

Ground tackle and miscellaneous gear

• Anchor: Bruce, 20 kg

• Chain: 150 ft. chain, 200 ft

• 3/4” nylon rode

• Windlass: Simpson Lawrence, 12 V with gypsy and capstan

• Bow Roller: Stainless Steel

• Flares: Orion Flare Gun and 6 flares (2021)

• Life Ring on stern Rail Serviceable Condition

• C02 Detector (4) New 2022

• Fire Extinguishers (4) . ABC type (new 2023)

• Fire Alarm: Aqua Alarm system with Audible bell and visual signals

• Shore Power Cord 50 ft Marinco

• Tender, Zodiac 6.5 ft

• Tender Motor, Mercury 2.5 hp

• Lev-o-Gage, Inclinometer

• Cockpit 12v Fan

• (2)Windshield wipers

• Stern Tie Line

• Stainless Steel tender Davit

• Boarding Ladder

• Hard dodger water collection ports

• (2)Diesel containers, 20 l.

• Water container, 20 l.

• Tender Oars, Pump and bailer

• Electric space heater

Interior Accessories

• Diesel Heater: Eberspacher, Airtronic forced air diesel heater

• Refrigeration: Nova Kool, In-counter freezer/cooler

• Water Capacity: 80 gal. / 300 l

• Fresh Water Pump: Par-Max 3.4 gpm.

• Plumbing: 1/2 inch,

• Holding Tankage: 20 gal. / 75 l w/macerator

• Hot water: IsoTemp 120VAC/ engine coolant loop Model: 24HXCV

• HillRange, Stainless gimballed stove/oven

• BBQ: Dickenson

• Fab-All Diesel Heater

Machinery

Recently serviced with oil, filters, water pump, and anodes all changed.

• Main Engine: 1981 Perkins, 4-108

• Horse Power: 41

• Hours: 3067

• Engine Beds: GRP encapsulated longitudinal hull stringers

• Engine Mounts: Flexible Rubber Mounts

• Cooling: Freshwater coolant, raw water pumped to heat exchanger

• Exhaust: Wet

• Marine Gear: Borg Warner, Velvet Drive Model: 71 C, Ratio: 1.91 : 1

• Instrumentation: Tach, Oil Pressure, Coolant Temperature

• Propeller: Kiwi Prop, feathering 3-bladed

• W/spare bronze 3 bladed 17 RH10

• Shaft: Stainless Steel, 1, 1/4”

• Shaft Gland PSS, dripless

• Controls: Dual Morse control levers on the pedestal

• Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal. / 380 l.

• Fuel Lines: A-1 Fuel lines to Motor

• Water Separator: Racor type w/water separator and drain

• Tank Material: Aluminum

Design

The Seabird 37 MS is a pilothouse, cutter-rigged sailboat designed by Stan Huntingford. It is based on the Seabird 37 motor sailor and was manufactured in BC for cruising the Pacific Northwest. This is a capable cruiser that provides great living space and all the cruising necessities including, solar panels, multiple heating systems, and a reliable Perkins diesel.

Specifications

Year
1981
Make
Cooper
Model
Seabird
Length
37 feet
Price
$ 59,000 CAD
Location
Nanaimo, BC
Type
Sail
Class
Pilothouse
Fuel Type
Diesel
Hull Material
Fibreglass

Dimensions & Other Specs

Dimensions

Overall Length
36ft 6in
Length at Waterline
32ft 6in
Max. Draft
4ft in
Beam
11ft 6in

Weights

Ballast
6000 lbs
Displacement
18000 lbs

Miscellaneous

Windlass
Electric

Tanks

Fresh Water Tank
80 gal
Fuel Tank
100 gal
Holding Tank
20 gal

Accommodations

Double Berths
2
Cabins
2
Heads
2

Propulsion

  • Engine 1 of 1

    Engine Make
    Perkins
    Engine Model
    4-108
    Engine Year
    1981
    Total Power
    41 hp
    Engine Hours
    3070 hrs
    Engine Type
    Inboard
    Drive Type
    Direct Drive
    Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Propeller Type
    Variable-Pitch
    Propeller Material
    Composite
    Folding Propeller
    Yes
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Disclaimer: Kelly Yacht Sales offers the details of this 1981 Cooper Seabird 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.

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