Alibi II

January 27, 2016 update:

Seawind II #113 is now named Alibi II and is owned by Bill and Bess Storm. She's documented out of Marathon, FL but spends most of her time in Thompson Bay, Long Island, Bahamas. Bill and Bess keep a blog at


March 19, 2001

Hi Howard-

I'm the new owner of "City Bird" (preveously "Astarte" of Annapolis Md.).

She is currently on the hard in Deltaville Va. undergoing some basic retrofits and will eventually live in Norfolk Va. (June/July '01 hopefully).

She is hull 113 a Ketch rig built in 1979 by a yard I'm not familiar with. The full hull number is CYKSW113LMKII .

The boat was apparently built without many options based on the PS reviews I've read, ie no shower in the cockpit, short lifeline stantions (24"),no emergency tiller,and aluminum (instead of bronze) opening ports.

She is plagued with the usual leaks along the hull/deck joint, as well as bad engineering of the two hause pipes fitted on the foredeck.

She does however sail like a dream. I had a glorious sail down the bay in 20+ knots of breeze in early March....can't wait to get offshore!


Bill Storm

932 Harrington Ave.

Norfolk, Va. 23517



"City Bird"



32' Allied Seawind II

Year: 1979

Price: US$ 36,900

Located in Annapolis, MD

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel

YW# 1791-202294

Builder: Allied Boat Company


LOA: 32' LWL: 25'6 Beam: 10'5

Displacement: 14900 lbs. Draft: 4'6 Ballast: 5800 LBS


Engine(s): 1 Engine(s) HP: 24 Hours: 800


Fuel: 40 gallon

Water: 60 gallon



Master stateroom -Forward: The port hanging locker door completely closes off this forward cabin for complete privacy. Large V-berth with filler, storage under and full length shelves outboard, port and starboard. Following aft to starboard is enclosed Head with 2 seperate entrances. There is a marine toilet, shower, oval stainless steel sink, formica vanity and storage lockers.

Main Salon, Amid ship:

Large settee to starboard with locker storage under and shelf outboard. Bulkhead mounted folding dinette table. Opposite to port is single settee with storage under and shelf outboard. Drawer storage forward. Teak and holly interior throughout, solid teak companionway, 10 opening ports.


Shipmate propane stove with oven; Icebox; countertop aft with storage under; dish and storage locker outboard; stainless steel sink with hot and cold water pressure.


Autohelm 3000 autopilot; Motorola Nautilus 440 VHF radio- 50 channels; Datamarine speed and distance log; Sitek loran; Datamarine depth sounder.

Electrical & Engine

110v;AC electrical system; (2) batteries ; 12v DC electrical system; Edson wheel steering with brake; Racor fuel filter; Universal 24 hp diesel engine with 800 hours.

Sails & Rigging

Thurston 110% genoa; Thurston storm jib; Thurston mizzen; stainless steel rigging; Harken roller furling'85; (2) Lewmar single speed halyard winches; Whisker pole;Thurston 140% genoa 4.5 oz.; Thurston main sail with 2 reefs and Lazy Jacks;Thurston mizzen staysail; Darcon running rigging; Lewmar #8 mizzen sheet winch; (2) Lewmar #4 ST 2 speed jib sheet winches; Mainsheet traveler; Ketch rigged; Jiffy reefing; Sail covers.

Deck & Hull

13 lb Danforth anchor with chain and rode; Boarding ladder; boarding gate-port and starboard; 25 lb CQR anchor; Bow pulpit and stern pulpit; Dodger White fiberglass hull and beige fiberglass deck. Teak cockpit grate; dock line ; life jackets; fenders; deck lights; anchor and cabin oil lamps; stereo with tape deck.

"Astarte" ws built to excellent stock boat standards of material and workmanship. Handmade by American craftsman on the shores of the Hudson River, the Seawind II was built to exceed Lloyd's AAA specifications. This is a well designed and constructed vessel with classic lines and easy handling.