Thunderbird 1066

Legendary 26’ West Coast Designed Sailboat Regretfully I must part with my beloved vintage Thunderbird as I must return to the east coast.

The Thunderbird design is extra fast for her 26’ length, easy to sail even for beginners, and well built. The design was developed in the late 1950’s to “be both a racing and cruising boat…sleep four… be powered by an outboard auxiliary…and out-perform other sailboats.” (see

Fleur de Mer was built in 1978 (hull # 1066) and has been carefully maintained. She is cruise-ready with all the sails, (Main, Genoa, Jib and Spinnaker), a Yamaha 8-hp outboard in excellent condition and all the ropes and equipment you need.

Engine: Yamaha 8-hp outboard, electric starter and throttle, new gas tank and hose, starts every time, recently tuned up.

Interior: Cushions, radio, depth sounder, bilge pump, toilet , 2 burner stove, sink, water tank (in hull), lighting, storage, etc. Recently restored, with meranti plywood, all hardware and caulking done. Beautifully finished inside.

Exterior: All marine hardware (winches, cleats, etc.) in good condition, New compass, teak lattice cockpit liner, spacious lazarettes, anchor with chain and rope, bosun’s chair, bumpers, extra lines, spinnaker , etc.