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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- La Turballe, France
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- EUR 155,000 Tax Not Paid (US$ 164,874)
A very good example of the Ker 39 MKII. Recent refit and excellent sails gives her a low running costs for the next few years. 2016 Commodores Cup winner and ready to go for the next owner. All for a very low sum.
Please contact Ben Cooper at +44 (0)1590 679222
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Murtic Yachts
Designer: Jason Ker
LOA: 38 ft 10 in
Beam: 11 ft 9 in
Minimum Draft: 8 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 6 in
Displacement: 6200 kgs
Total Power: 30 HP
Engine Brand: Volvo
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 30 HP
Number of single berths: 10
Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 1
Race Results Overview
- Spi Ouest France: 2nd IRC 1.
- RORC De Guingamp Bowl (Cowes Guernesey): 1st IRC 1.
- RORC Cowes Dinard: 1st IRC 1 and 2nd overall IRC.
- RORC Fastnet Race: 2nd IRC 1.
- RORC Cowes – Cherbourg: 1st IRC 1.
- RORC 2013 season Season’s Point Championship: 2nd IRC 1.
- RORC Cervantes Trophy- Deauville Race: 1st IRC 1.
- RORC Round Ireland Race: 1st IRC 1 and IRC overall.
- RORC Channel Race: 1st IRC 1.
- RORC Cowes-Cherbourg : 2nd IRC 1.
- RORC 2012 Season’s Point Championship: 1st IRC 1 and 1st overall IRC.
- Spi Ouest France: 1st IRC 1 – Best boat overall.
- Grand Prix du Crouesty: 1st IRC 1.
- Cowes Week: 2nd IRC 1.
- RORC Fastnet Race: 2nd IRC 1.
- Grand Prix de Lorient: 1st IRC 1.
- RORC Round Ireland Race: 2st IRC 1 and 2nd IRC overall.
- Commodores’s cup: 2nd IRC 1.
Plus many honours places: in local races, Cork Week (3rd x2), Cowes week (3rd x2), Fastnet (3rd 2009), SPI Ouest France (3rd x2), Obelix Trophy (1st).
Recent Refit History
- Work improvements for off shore races (cf ex run-under-deck garage and drains, omegas reinforcement etc).
- Keel moved forward as per Jason Ker recommendation to improve performance
- Refit in Nov 2013 (incl boom, mast and deck paint, rod check by radio and replaced when need be).
Builder's Design Brief
The production Ker 39 Cruiser/Racer has been designed with the seriously discerning performance orientated sailor in mind. Fast, fully fitted out, safe and comfortable design, engineered to ABS requirements for Offshore Racing Yachts.
The deck layout has been designed for both racing and cruising, with excellent ergonomics when beating upwind with clean lines and an uncluttered deck layout she is a pleasure to sail.
The 39 has a comfortable, practical interior with 3 double cabins, a fully enclosed head and a well appointed navigation area and galley. There is ample storage space for cruising whilst still having a very practical interior for racing both round the buoys and offshore. Designed to sleep 8 in normal cruising mode and up to 4 to windward offshore (with pipecots).
Research and Development:
Ker Associates is committed to continually improving its designs through extensive ongoing research. Using the extensive Americas Cup technology at its disposal Ker Associates continues to develop an improved understanding of the science of yacht performance and applies this to its new IRC designs.
The hull shape used for the production Ker 39 is the product of extensive computational fluid dynamic (CFD)
The appendage shape and sizing for the new Ker 39 are the product of considerable CFD and other research and in particular research has focused on ensuring forgiving performance and handling characteristics.
RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean”
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Female moulded hull and deck in wet-preg e-glass and epoxy on a closed-cell foam core.
- Structures in accordance with ABS regulations.
- AwlGrip painted exterior hull and decks. Decks painted 2013.
- Underwater paint is epoxy primer up to approximately 100mm above the waterline.
- Teak cockpit sole and seats.
- Topsides in vinyl, white yacht underneath.
Keel & Rudder:
- Galvanized steel keel floors grid to take keel/rig loads out to longitudinal structure.
- Carbon fibre rudder stock and quadrant with emergency tiller attachment point.
- Conventional T-shaped keel with iron fin and CGF optimized lead bulb.
Engine & Gearboxes:
- 1 x 30hp Volvo diesel engine with sail drive leg.
Propulsion & Steering:
- Twin composite wheels and pedestals.
- Large diameter low-friction sheaves and 1 x 19 galvanized steel wire for minimum stretch.
- Lightweight chain and sprocket steering heads.
- Emergency tiller.
- Folding racing propeller.
- Spinlock flush throttle control mounted on starboard side of cockpit.
- Below deck engine instrument panel.
- 12v DC switch panel and battery indicator mounted by the chart table.
- 2 x 90 AH gel type batteries and 1 x 60AH battery for engine start.
- AC shore power/battery charger.
- Battery isolator/selection switch mounted on engine box.
- Electronic Battery Control Panel
- 12v Electrical panel for engine, with fuel gauge, rev counter and start/stop switches mounted close to the engine.
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
- Pressurised hot and cold water system for galley and shower.
- Manual bilge pump in cockpit.
- 40 litre rigid plastic fuel tank.
- Flexible water tank (130 litres) under main cabin settees.
- B&G System (H3000 Hercules).
- 4 x 20x20 B&G displays on mast.
- 3 x GFD displays (1 at chart table and 2 in cockpit replaced in 2013).
- B&G H3000 Pilot with hydraulic ram and 1 GFD command display in cockpit.
- Dedicated activ GPS antenna.
- Chart plotter Furuno GP 7000 (at chart table, can be switched to back up B&G GPS antenna).
- AIS transponder.
- Activ Echo (radar transponder).
- Simrad VHF, radio CD player, electronic battery control panel.
- Gimbaled Techimpex XL2 gas stove with oven and 2-burners, with stainless steel protection bar.
- Double stainless steel sink unit recessed in worktop.
- Pressurised hot and cold water through a swiveling mixer tap.
- Additional manual tap at galley sink (cold water only).
- Large 150 litre moulded icebox, with top access (optional refrigeration).
- Plumbed in seawater WC.
- Shower drain pump with filter.
- Red/white cabin lighting in saloon, galley and nav. areas.
- Ceiling light in heads and all cabins – berth lights where applicable.
- Navigation lights on pushpit and pulpit, steaming light and windex light on rig.
Summary of Accommodation:
- Built using lightweight e-glass/foam sandwich panels.
- Reinforcing of laminate in high use areas.
- Light and stylish interior by Design Unlimited. Clean fresh and light interior with a blend of fabric, wood veneer and gelcoat finished surfaces.
- High quality fittings used throughout.
- Designed to meet ORC, IMS and IRC regulations.
- Interior cushions: Original cushion never used for preservation, we have made special cushions for racing.
Description of layout:
A modern, light and stylish interior by Design Unlimited.
Construction is in lightweight E-glass/foam sandwich panels, with particular attention to the finish and fit of all furniture in keeping with the standards of a high quality production cruiser/racer. Large windows and opening hatches allow for light and fresh air to circulate through the entire interior.
The spacious saloon has large settees on both the port and starboard sides. A down leaf table is mounted n centerline, and contains a storage bin in its centre panel. This layout allows comfortable socializing, whilst permitting ease of movement throughout the interior. For offshore sailing, the settee backs are hinged and can be lifted to form sea-berths. Storage is provided under both the settees.
There are 3 large double cabins with hanging lockers and seats. Forward is a spacious, fully enclosed heads compartment with a marine WC and hot/cold shower. Accessed from the saloon.
The galley is aft and to port in the saloon. It is fully appointed, with a stainless steel gas cooker and oven, running hot and cold water, and a stainless steel recessed sink. Storage cabinets at eye level and under the bench top, and a large built in cool box make for easy storage of provisions for cruising or longer offshore passages.
Opposite the galley on the starboard side is an ergonomic nav. station, with a large, well lit chart table and generous storage space. The nav. station has been designed for the installation of the latest navigational aids and space for computer systems with a flat screen mounted above the chart table.
- Access door to main saloon.
- Large double berth with storage below.
- Hanging locker and cushioned seat on port side.
- Centreline Lewmar size 22 round low profile hatch and aft port Lewmar size 20 low profile hatch for ventilation.
- Recessed ceiling lights.
Forward Heads Compartment:
- Access door to main saloon (fully enclosed).
- Lower part integrally moulded, with integral shower tray, sink with access below to seacocks, toilet roll holder.
- Sink is recessed in worktop.
- Shower head and pressurized hot and cold water.
- Plastimo marine salt water WC.
- Electric shower drain pump.
- Shelf along the hull side with mirror.
- Shower grating.
- Lewmar low profile hatch size 20 in deckhead for ventilation.
- Recessed ceiling lights.
Aft Cabins (Port and Starboard):
- Access door to main cabin.
- Large hanging locker with cushioned seat beneath.
- Vanity unit with storage space along the centerline (starboard cabin only).
- Large double berth in each cabin.
- Access panels to engine space, machinery and steering area.
- Lewmar portlight size 0 into cockpit for ventilation.
- Recessed ceiling lights.
- Aft cabin pipecots with lifting tackes for offshore races.
- Large chart table facing forward.
- Storage under the chart table accessed via a light up, hinged section.
- Locker under chart table.
- Large hinged instrument panel with an electric display, 12v voltmeter/ammeter.
- Space for VHF, instruments, stereo and flat screen.
- Cushioned navigator’s seat and backrest with storage below.
- Fiddle around edge of nav. table with integrated handrail.
- Recessed ceiling light.
- Cushioned settee/berths and backs to port and starboard.
- Removable drop leaf table with fiddles.
- Fresh water tank/optional black water tank fitted under settees.
- Handrail integrated into internal rope garage in deckhead.
- Red/white lighting recessed into headlining.
- Settee backs hinged to provide upper sea berths (including tackle).
- 2 x Lewmar size 20 low profile hatches for light and ventilation.
L-shaped Galley (Port Side):
- 3 x Utensil drawers.
- Large storage cupboard under drawers.
- Storage cupboard under sink with shelf.
- Full length locker unit above galley worktop.
- Stainless steel splashback behind cooker and worktop.
- Fiddle around the edge of the worktop with integrated handrail.
- Recessed ceiling lights and worktop lights.
- Large top step to provide working platform for pitman.
- Steps with angled treads integrated into engine box.
- Non-slip surface on all steps.
- Composite V1/D1 chainplates, stainless steel forestay fitting.
- Carbon fibre, twin carbon spreader, runnerless rig. Upgraded to M4OJ high modulus.
- Carbon fibre boom with internal 12:1 outhaul purchase system, 2 x mainsail reefing sheaves and jammers, internally led German mainsheet system and carbon fibre vang lug.
- Composite rigging backstay.
- Nitronic rod, discontinuous, standing rigging. Tested in 2013; replaced V2 and D3.
- Forestay twin groove Tuff-Luff model 1706.
- Carbon spinnaker pole attaching to ball-bearing Harken track on mast with control system.
- Mast deck collar with custom moulded resin wedge, adjustable mast step.
- Electrically driven hydraulic backstay adjuster with push button control panels at each mainsheet winch.
- Solid spring vang with integral purchase.
- All running rig in Vectran and/or Spectra
- 2:1 Mainsheet system on Harken blocks, led forward through boom and aft under deck to cockpit winches.
- Harken adjustable CRX mainsheet traveler with a below deck 6:1 purchase led to a cleat on both sides of the cockpit.
- Harken jib tracks, with ball-bearing car system and 12:1 adjustable internal purchase, adjusted from the cockpit.
- Inhauler system, 10:1 purchase internally mounted, adjusted from the cockpit.
- 1 x Custom deck organizer to lead halyards to either coachroof winch.
- 7 x Spinlock clutches in jammer recess.
- Vang with Harken ball bearing blocks with a 38:1 purchase lead aft to either side of the companionway.
- 2:1 Spinnaker sheet tweaker, led through custom fairleads under deck into cockpit coamings.
- 2:1 Spinnaker pole downhaul system, lead aft through a Harken double block on a snapshackle on foredeck, adjusted from cockpit.
- Rig material upgrade to M40J high modulus.
- Full rig for symmetric spinnaker configuration (carbon pole, lift, downhaul etc.), and asymmetric spinnaker (carbon bowsprit, tackline etc.)
- 2 x Primary winches, Harken 48.3A for jib sheets and guys (3-speed).
- 2 x Self-tailing halyard winches, Harken 44STQ Quattro (2-speed).
- 2 x Self-tailing mainsheet winches, Harken 44.2STA (2-speed).
- 3 x Harken lock-in winch handles, including 2 speed grip type.
- 1 x Inshore/offshore 3Di / 1 reef mainsail from 2014.
- 1 x Inshore mainsail in 3DL carbon.
- 1 x Offshore mainsail in 3DL + taffeta layer; 2 reefs.
- 1 x Inshore mainsail in 3DL (2008).
- J1 Light: x 3 (all 3DL), incl. 1 from 2011 in 3DL Carbon, and 1 x 2014 in 3DL carbon.
- J2 Medium: x4 (all 3DL) incl. 1 from 2013 in 3DI + 1 from 2011 in 3DL carbon.
- J3 Heavy: x2 (all 3DL), incl. 1 from 2012 in 3DL carbon.
- J4: x1 (kevlar).
- ORC: x1 (can be used also for delivery).
- Jib Top: x1 from 2012 in 3DL carbon.
- Spinaker staysail (with furling).
- S2 Medium x1 from 2011 (4 races in 2011, 1 race in 2012, 1 race in 2013).
- S4 Heavy x1 from 2011 (fractional).
- A1 Light Asymetric to be rigged on pole.
- S1.5 light (2016).
- A1 Ligh x1 from 2010.
- A2 Medium x 3, incl. 1 from 2012.
- A3 Heavy x1, from 2010 (fractional).
- Code 0 / Gennaker from 2013 (fractional).
- A1/A3 medium reacher.
- 1 Small main sail for delivery crossing.
- 1 Medium/heavy jib for delivery.
- 1 Storm main sail + 1 storm jib compliant with OSR.
- Large capacity self draining foredeck chain locker, with space for optional electric anchor windlass.
- 2 x Cockpit seat lockers for general storage (1 x to contain self draining/vented gas bottle storage).
- 1 x Aft cockpit liferaft locker (in cockpit floor aft of wheels)
- 1 x Main foredeck opening hatch (into forward cabin) – Lewmar low profile hatch size 22.
- 1 x Opening hatch for heads – Lewmar low profile size 20.
- 1 x Opening hatch for forward cabin – Lewmar low profile size 20.
- 2 x Opening hatches for main saloon – Lewmar low profile size 20.
- 2 x Opening ports for aft cabins – Lewmar portlight size 0.
- Coachroof windows to be curved Perspex (dark tinted).
- 8 x Stainless steel stanchions and twin stainless steel guard rails.
- Lightweight companionway wash board with lock.
- Shore Cradle.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
- Double stainless steel rail pulpit and pushpit.
- Retractable Nomen mooring cleats.
- Removable bow roller.
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
- Large, comfortable cockpit with seating and low coamings to provide back suppot.
- Gas alarm.
- 2 x Liferafts Vicking (4+6) revised in 04/2013.
- Pyrotechnic Rod cutter.
- Lifejackets, danbuoy, lifesling, anchors etc. + many OSR required equipments.
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.
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