Summer: Med. Winter: Arctic Norway
Firebird is a new build Oyster 885 RS, designed by Rob Humphreys and launched in Southampton, UK in early 2016. She is a luxury cruising yacht that has been fully customised for ambitious round the world passages. She boasts a performance deck and rig package, enabling her to compete in Superyacht Regattas. The raised saloon offers guests an exceptional panoramic view of their surroundings, and her custom interior sleeps 7 guests in complete luxury.
Firebird is available for exclusive private charter and has been designed specifically for this purpose, so guests will enjoy all of the bespoke amenities they could wish for at their fingertips. She comes with a crew of three and guest accommodation consisting of three double ensuite cabins and a fourth single cabin with its own ensuite facilities.
SKI & SAIL – ARCTIC NORWAY
Prices from € 47,700/wk
6 Days of ski touring & sailing (weather permitting)
An IFMGA certified mountain guide.
All local transportation to/from the airport and the harbour.
All meals, including packed lunch to enjoy on the mountain side, drinks & “house” alcohol
During the winter season Firebird will be located in Norway offering Ski & Sail Adventures. Lyngen Alps of Northern Norway has been consistently voted one of the best off-piste skiing destinations in the world. Arctic Norway is a unique winter paradise, from catching panoramic glimpses of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and whale watching to ice climbing, with routes catering to anyone from rookies to seasoned mountaineers. As the polar night starts to recess in late February the sail and ski season begins. A complete ban on helicopter and snowmobile-assisted accents ensures tranquility and pristine powder, and numerous ski touring routes, more than a 100 of which are marked and well defined in local guide books, cater for skiers and riders of all levels and abilities. Located well inside the Arctic circle this unique nature’s playground offers guaranteed skiing until mid May.
Ski & Sail availability for 2018: 18 to 28 February 2018 and 1 April to 15 May 2018
CROATIA, IONIAN ISLANDS, ITALY AND SICILY
Prices from € 45,000/wk (plus all expenses)
From the moment you and your family step aboard Firebird, you will be immersed in a world of tranquil luxury, her crew are there to cater for all your needs, and to provide an exceptional level of service, ensuring you have the best possible charter experience. Whether a seasoned sailor looking to get some more miles under your belt at the helm or you are looking for a quiet anchorage to lunch and swim away the day, the options truly are endless. Firebird is setup to effortlessly accommodate your summer charter, whatever floats your boat,versatile enough to develop a programme focused on mastering the bends of Jugo around headlands under spinnaker, or indulge in the fascinating history of the region. Trek and climb some of the most breathtaking trails and cliffs of Southern Europe, or dive the endless caves of Zakyntos and the wreck of Taranto or a little bit of everything – Firebird knows the best secluded anchorages and right times to arrive at vibrant town quays for you to leave full of emotions and memories of your tailor made holiday charter.
AMENITIES & WATERSPORTS
Ski & Sail
Zodiac Professional RIB
Ski Equipment available from Tromso Outdoor
4.5m Custom Rib-X
2 Stand Up Paddleboards
5 yoga mats
6 dive tanks
On board dive compressor
Sports fishing kit
Custom hot and cold aft deck rain shower
All entertainment systems are controlled with a customized ipod touch enabling guests access to hidden TVs either behind artwork or mirrors. Guests have access to the following media services:
- Local terrestrial TV
- In house movie server with over 250 titles
- Music library
- Airplay from own media devices
- There is also a Playstation 4 fitted to the saloon media system
Yachtspot Wireless Wi-fi System
3G & 4G Wireless connection where available
VSAT Satellite Broadband Internet with Wi-Fi*
VSAT cordless satellite telephone*
*Services provided at extra charge on pro rata usage basis
Nespresso Coffee Machine
Quooker boiling water system
All cabins have a touchscreen Cabin Management System which contains all lighting, blinds, climate and fans.
Adjustable heating in each cabin
Custom ski boot heaters
Heated towel rails in guest cabins
Luxury bedding by Heirlooms
100% Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels
Deck Cushions and Towels
Customised Bath Robes
Hand picked Molton Brown toiletries
Rain showers in all ensuites
LOA 27.08m (88’10”)
Waterline Length 24.18m (79’4”)
Beam 6.33m (20’9”)
Draft 3.5m (11’6”)
Displacement 71,500Kg (157,120lbs)
Sail Area: Main and Headsail 391.50sq m (4,214sq ft)
Air Draft 37.6m (123’3”)
The hull is hand laminated using a custom GRP especially designed for the yacht by Oyster’s own structural engineers. It comprises of a combination of E Glass, Kevlar and Carbon Fibre. This offers significant weight savings, strength, stiffness and impact resistance.
Firebird features 6 custom made Lewmar carbon winches plus a single point captive mainsheet system all powered by the onboard hydraulic powerpack.
Firebird’s rig is a custom made Hall Spars design comprising of carbon standing rigging and a fully battened main sail for reduced weight and extra speed.
A single Cummin Turbo-charged QSL9-330, heavy-duty diesel engine is fitted.
Firebird has 2 Onan MDKBT e-QD 22.5kW, 220v, 50Hz 4 cylinder generators.
All power sockets on board are fitted with a multiway adaptor.
63A 220v shore power
The yachts DC electrical supply is 24v and has a 1640 Amp hour domestic battery bank.
Each engine and generator have their own 95 Amp hour starter battery.
In addition there is a dedicated 24v 55Amp hour battery bank for the navigational instruments.
For charging there are 3 100Amp battery chargers that will run from either shore power or off of the generators.
The yachts main engine also charges via a 150 Amp alternator.
NAVIGATION & INSTRUMENTS
3x Raymarine MFD chart plotters
6x Raymarine i70 displays
1x Raymarine Autopilot
5x Sailmon Race instruments (2x mounted at the mast)
Icom Class D-DSC VHF radio telephone with masthead antenna
Icom MF (SSB)
AIS class B transceiver