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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Hilton Beach, ON
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- Can$ 75,000 (US$ 56,280)
Aurora Borealis is a 40' Bruce Farr design built by legendary Cookson Marine of Auckland, New Zealand. She is in ship shape condition and ready for a new season. In 2000, she was refurbished with a cherry interior with white offsets along with new electronics, sails, and electric windlass. The keel was reconfigured to a wing type to reduce draft in 2009. She was first in her class in MACMAN 2009. Aurora Borealis has been in fresh water since 2000.
- New main 2015
Please contact at 954 522 8650
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Cookson Marine (Auckland, New Zealand)
Designer: Bruce Farr
LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 3 in
LWL: 33 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 14000 lbs
Ballast: 5500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 6 in
Engine Brand: Buhk
Engine Model: DV36 ME
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Holding Tanks: (26 Gallons)
Total Power: 36
Fuel: 100 liters SS
Fresh Water: 200 liters AL
Accommodations and Salon
Aft of the anchor locker is the forward stateroom with a V-berth. A hanging locker is on the port side. The guest head is starboard side. In the main saloon is a full length bunk/settee to port and center table with built-in refrigeration. The galley is opposite along with an L-shaped settee with an outboard pilot bunk. Port side level with the companionway is the nav station and a pilot bunk which stretches underneath the cockpit. The owner's stateroom to starboard features a double berth with private door. She was refurbished with a cherry and white interior in 2000.
Forward Guest Stateroom and Head
Forwardmost is the guest stateroom that features a large V-berth and private door. Overhead a hatch provides extra ventilation and light. A speaker is mounted on the aft bulkhead. Underneath the berth is the 100 liter holding tank. Aft of the private door and bulkhead portside is a hanging locker, and starboard side is a private head-shower.
- Jabsco toilet with 100 liter tank
- Shower and wash basin in head
Owners Cabin and Head
The owners stateroom is starboardside aftmost. This stateroom features a large double berth with a private door. A porthole gives light and ventilation.
Aft of the main bulkhead, the galley is starboardside with sink, stove, and cherry cabinetry. The dinette table features a built-in refrigerator.
- Built-in refrigerator 12 Volt
- Galley sink with faucet
- Force 10 Propane stove with oven
The large navigation station is excellent for chart work. It is located portside aft of the saloon. Aft of the nav station is a pilot berth that stretches underneath the cockpit.
- Raychart 435 GPS Charplotter
- Raymarine Radar 24 Mile
- Raymarine Wind instrument
- Forward looking depth sounder
- 2 Bulkhead mounted 4" Compasses
- West Marine VHF
- FM/AM tapedeck with 4 speakers
Sails and Rigging
Aurora Borealis features a fractional rig and large mainsail. The mast is keel stepped. She is rated at a PHRF of 69 and was very active and successful in the racing circuits up to about 2000. After that she has mostly been involved in club races and light cruising on the Great Lakes.
- UK Tapedrive full batten Mainsail like new
- Genoa 125% Doyle furling with foam pad like new
- Spinnaker with 2 small repairs done
- Spinnaker Pole 1
- Numerous secondary sails new 2000
- Navtec Hydraulic kick
- Navtec Hydraulic Outhaul
- Navtec Hydraulic Backstay tensioner
- Navtec Hydraulic Leach tensioner
- Rod Rigging
- Selden jib furler
- White Aluminum Spars
- P 50.5’ E 18’ J 14.5’
The forward anchor locker is self draining. The bow chock has a dual roller and is equipped with 2 anchors.
- Pulpit, Pushpit, Radar Pole
- Lifelines, Stanchions, and Rubrail
- Anchor roller and 2 Anchors
- Freedom RC 800 windlass new 2000
- 100’ Chain, 100” 5/8 rode
- 8 Lewmar winches
Hull and Deck Construction
Aurora Borealis was built in 1984 by Cookson Boats LTD in Auckland, New Zealand. The company is one of the most famous builders in New Zealand and has built American Cup boats along with numerous Farr designs. The hull and deck are foam-cored fiberglass and Kevlar. She was awl-gripped light destroyer grey, her bottom epoxied, and the keel reconfigured to wing type to reduce draft in 2009. Her wing keel is lead with stainless steel keel bolts. The wing keel seems not to affect her performance as she took line honors and first in her class in MACMAN 2009. The last 10 years have been exclusively freshwater sailing.
Engine & Mechanical Equipment
The engine is a 36 HP Buhk diesel. Two aluminum water tanks hold approximately 200 liters under the mid-ships bunks port and starboard. The stainless steel fuel tank of approximately 100 liters is centerline aft of the salon by the companionway stairs. Engine access is via the galley area. Below the cockpit floor there is ample storage and access to the steering through a cockpit locker or via the nav pilot berth.
- 2 Manual Bilgepumps 1 electric
- Buhk 36 HP Diesel Engine
- Maxi Prop Feathering Propeller
- Navtec central pump/control in cockpit
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.