Access to the main walk-around deck is via port and starboard boarding gates located on the aft deck. Upon entering the salon through a stainless steel framed semi-circular glass sliding door, one can immediately appreciate the contemporary, elegant, and sophisticated design concept elected by her owner.
The main walk-around deck, aft deck area, and the fly bridge feature teak finished soles. The covered aft deck offers comfortable seating on an upholstered molded-in curved aft settee and two (2) hydraulic/electric operated "Hi/Lo" glass top tables with polished stainless-steel pedestals. Direct fly bridge access is through a molded teak covered staircase on portside.
Other unique aft deck features include high gloss teak wood finish overhead, concealed engine & thruster controls to starboard, and a molded cabinet for storage with a S/S U-Line refrigerator.
Access to the teak covered swim platform is via symmetrical molded steps port and starboard. There are several built-in storage compartments, including a hot & cold shower, a hydraulic/electric operated transom engine room access door, and a "Garage" for a large tender (up to 15' long). The swim platform also features safety and removable stainless-steel railings around the outside perimeter and multiple grab rails. The horizontal grab rail on the transom features indirect rope lighting to complement the underwater lights. There is also cushioned seating in this area.
Access to the foredeck area is via the full walk-around teak side decks. Special features include Elliptical oversized stainless-steel hand rails, hydraulic/electric operated port & starboard pilothouse entrance doors, an oversized round hatch skylight to the VIP stateroom, and a large molded-in upholstered bench seat with sun pad area. The anchor windlass and chain lockers are concealed under a large teak covered hatch with hydraulic assist opening.
Entering the Salon from the aft deck, the high gloss cherry wood paneling, and round matching overhead ceiling detail are very striking! The glass aft bulkhead and large windows port and starboard provide great exterior views, even from a seated position. An “L-Shaped” sofa is to starboard with a custom-built glass top cocktail table. To starboard aft is a "walk up" wet bar with an overhead cabinet for glassware, a "vessel" sink, and storage cabinet for liquor below. Across to port is a floor to ceiling angled cabinet housing a large Flat screen TV and book shelves. This cabinet is on a piano hinge that allows access to the Utility Room below with washer and dryer. This lower deck utility area can easily accommodate a "Pullman" berth for a crew member, if so desired. Another advantage to opening the TV and bookshelf cabinet is that it allows viewing the TV from the aft deck, since the whole cabinet faces aft when fully opened. To port is also a leather swivel barrel chair and steps up to the galley and pilothouse area.
Two steps up from the Salon is a day head to port, and the Island galley with full sized appliances to starboard. Beautiful maple and cherry custom flooring is quite exquisite. A raised upholstered dining settee is to port next to the centerline helm/console area.
The Island galley features marble countertops, double sinks, pass through opening to the Salon, and abundant storage including hydraulic/electric operated cabinet above the cooktop area. Every possible space was utilized to maximize storage. The galley is completely open to the pilothouse and offers great visibility 270 degrees around.
The pilothouse with centerline console features a Stidd chair and a full complement of navigation, communication, and safety equipment. The "low profile" console is mounted on a piano hinge for easy access to the wiring for electronic equipment. Hydraulic/electric operated sliding fore and aft pilothouse doors makes for easy access to the port and starboard side decks.
An open staircase to the flybridge, center aft of the pilothouse/galley area offers convenient access. To starboard is a spacious curved stairway down to the lower foyer.
Moving from the lower foyer landing forward is the VIP stateroom featuring a centerline walk-around Queen berth with storage drawers below. At center of the overhead is a large circular "escape" hatch which doubles as a skylight, and two cedar-lined hanging lockers are port and starboard.
Private access to the VIP guest head with stall shower and built-in bench seat is to starboard. This head has a second entrance from the lower foyer to accommodate guests from the port side twin berth stateroom.
Down a few steps aft is the access to the master stateroom via a “semi-circular” oversized "pocket door". The full-beam master suite is very open and spacious with plenty of day light, thanks to the large vertical portholes. There are three cedar-lined hanging lockers, one being a large walk-in closet. The centerline King size berth has built-in night stands with stone countertops, indirect rope lighting, and custom wall mounted sconce lights. A 9-drawer dresser is to starboard, and across to port is a built-in make-up vanity with a swing out stool and 3-drawers on each side. Access to the master head is port aft with a large marble top vanity, under mount sink, marble flooring, and an oversized stall shower with glass door, built-in bench seat, and teak flooring.
The fly bridge is extremely spacious, thanks to the transom Tender Garage which eliminates the deck space needed for a davit and tender up above. The fly bridge features a full teak covered sole, a semi-circular settee with an oval shaped high gloss teak table, a complete helm/console station, and two Stidd chairs. There is a hydraulic/electric operated semi-circular framed glass hatch to the pilothouse and galley, a stainless steel framed Plexiglas Ventura windscreen forward, a large marble countertop bar with two swivel bar stools, and a cabinet for the icemaker, refrigerator and Propane BBQ stainless steel grill. The aft end offers comfortable upholstered seating on a molded-in oversized bench seat with storage underneath. One of the most unique features are the Hardtop which moves electrically fore and aft to cover the helm area, or the bar/aft deck area at the push of a button.
The full-beam walk-in engine room is accessed via a watertight door from the utility room going forward. Main engines, generator, hydraulics and all other systems are easily accessible for service.
Entering from the aft deck deck through the large steel steel sliding door the main salon is open and airy and beautifully decorated. Bright cherry wood cabinetry and bulkheads are accented with a large "L" shaped settee, glass top coffee table and cobalt blue barrel style chair and creme colored carpeting and draperies.
Situated down a seven step staircase on the starboard side of the lower helm station/galley area the Master is midship aft entrance to a full beam space. A large pocket door offers complete privacy to the owner(s). Generous amount of drawer storage, walk in closet and hanging lockers all finished in the high gloss mid-tone cherry wood finish. Large windows are on both the port and starboard sides.
This VIP stateroom is forward with plenty of drawer storage, large hanging lockers and a queen island berth on the center-line
Situated at the foot of the stairs leading down from the galley/lower helm and all the way to the port side.
Forward of the main salon you enter into the very large galley and dinette area. The lower helm station also shares this space at the center-line forward. A great informal meeting area the galley offers absolutely all the amenities customary of a yacht this size or larger. The stunning cobalt blue Stidd Helm Chair and matching companion settee offer comfort and protection from the elements when desired.
Port Aft of Engine Room
Powered by a pair of MAN D2840LE-403 V10 1050 hp diesel engines with 687 engine hours. She will cruise at an economical 20 knots 2000 rpm with a maximum speed of 23 knots.
The engine room is extremely well lite and impeccably maintained.
Manufactured in the Far East this 67 Holland is a prime example of the great strides that have been made with the Asian design and manufacturing sector. Raising far and away from the early days of the recreational marine products technology, craftsmanship and engineering have found found their place in the world market.
A truly exceptional yacht designed by Brian Holland with composite engineering by the High Modulus Corp. and is 100% vacuum infused with vinyl-ester resin, which ensures the best strength to weight ration and no osmotic blisters. The entire boat has been perfectly faired and painted with Imron.
Excerpts & Review by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy
REVIEW & COMMENTARY
This aft angle emphasizes the comfort level Sunbird delivers her teakplanked aft deck and swim platform stands ready for party-time. Construction base: vinyl ester resin for the first three layers high strength biaxial and triaxial fiberglass. The hull, engineered by Gary Grant, N.A., utilizes a cored hull topsides to save weight, while contiguous longitudinal stringers in the hull build add strength. Electrical and mechanical systems by John Munroe of Ocean Currents are abetted by a premium gel coat, applied under the strictest finishing protocols.Ed Hageman contributed to exhaust system design. Boasting the most advanced resin infusion methods, the yachts precise engineering and fastidious prep/standards
are abetted by honey-comb joinery work for light weight, plus meticulous
in-build materials and systems.
From the long view, designer Holland's rakish curve linear display shows off attractively
as her hull swoops forward,emphasizing the creative approach to the yachts
architectural planning. The cloistered protected aisle along port-side illustrates ample,
yet slender access for guests and crew, with minimal encroachment on salon space.
Courtesy lights line the perimeter of the roof overhangs for night time operations.
Forward on the bow deck, she boasts a 3,500 lb. electrical windlass,w/foot switch. Then,ready for mooring or the beach her 110lb. Bruce-type anchor, polished 316 SS mated with 300 3/8 high tensile galvanized chain in color coded increments.
Backed by the builder’s growing reputation since its 1993 incorporation in Zhuhai,
China, the firm has earned a cordially respected rating in Europe, as well as the Far
East. A yacht the whole family will be proud to own, and cruise. Sunbird CEO, President
Li Yuexian reports his company is now the largest fiberglass builder in China.
Its operations are centered in Shanghai, Hunan and Zhuhai near Hong Kong with
research centers in Shanghai, and Yuanjiang City. Li claims more assignments than
other Chinese operations which build for Azimut, Sunseeker, and Ferretti a grand total
of 16,000 yachts produced so far. Brian Holland designed and built a total of 15 Pilothouses and eventually the 67' "Holland."
Established in 1993, its factories cover 3,700,000 sq.ft., employing more than 900 workers, with 100 high-tech specialists. He cites subcontracting arrangements with Marco Polo Yachts in Italy, as well as Turkey including design and construction plus
sales/service centers offered at HaiNan Island, Shen Zhen and Xia Men. In addition,
military builds include the Chinese Navy a 34 unit squadron of 19m/62' Patrol Boats.
Asits service and organization grows to meet demand, Sunbird’s reputation expands. The company proudly exhibits an approved IPO from (CSRC)the Regulatory Commission the first in China for 22 million shares listed on ChiNext board in Shenzhen The maneuver proposes to increase market share to 6.14%, Second only to Cheoy