Birdsall 19.5m Fast Cruiser, 2007
ABOUT THE BOAT
|Year Launched Approx||2007|
|Manufacturer / Design||Birdsall|
|Model||19.5m Fast Cruiser|
|LOA approx||19.8 m|
|Beam approx||4.48 m|
|Hull Type||Mono Hull|
|Hull Construction Material||7mm steel|
|Exterior Colour||White with some wood walls|
|Engine Name||185HP Hino|
|Max Speed approx||8 Knots|
|Cruising Speed approx||7 Knots|
|Fuel Capacity approx||4500 Litres|
|Water Capacity approx||1000 Litres|
|Berth||3 x Double, 1 x Single|
Hot Water System
The name says it all - Fast Cruiser, and Kohara means Mist or Fog, being white. This boat sails at 8-10kn in 15-20kn breeze, appearing to rise from the mist and very comfortable due to the 7mm steel structure and the beautifully finished décor.
This is a very large volume vessel built from Corten Steel with all cabins giving a feeling of spaciousness. Of particular note is the spacious laundry in the bow and the bathroom shower is one to rival.
Upon entry into the cockpit/helm station the feeling of space is immediately evident. The cockpit and all decks are currently receiving new rubberised non-skid matting.
Looking down into the very roomy saloon and Galley we can see right through, numerous stained timber doorways down a long passage, decked out with timber overlay flooring.
The galley & pantry are to port and astern with another double bed to starboard port. There’s room in the stern to add further accommodation but currently used as storage. The saloon boasts seating around a table for 6 with more seating across which could double as large single beds.
A Hino 185HP auxilary engine sits snugly below the cockpit sole with easy access all around, and a Southern Ocean dinghy with 15HP takes pride of place on the foredeck. With new Raymarine Electronics and AIS and watermaker, this vessel is a serious world cruiser, set up well and ready to go.