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1996 Sydney 41

US$ 129,900*
Oceanside, CA
Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-343-2702
Tel: 619-224-6200
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41 Sydney

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Oceanside, CA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 129,900 Tax Paid 

This Sydney 41 has cruising comforts wrapped in a high performance package.  Twister should be compared to the performance of the Farr 40, the J 122 and the J 125, especially considering the overall first place finishes around the world.  She scored a first overall in the Sydney to Hobart Race, first in the Fasnet Race and first in several long distance races around the world. Additionally, the 41 has always scored well in our local Southern and Northern California races.

Twister is not an oversized sport boat.  The 41 has a surprisingly comfortable interior featuring 2 cabins, a respectable galley with a 2 burner stove and oven, a spacious salon and one enclosed head.  The navigation station is ample to display charts and well positioned. This is a masthead rig with large mainsail.  Smaller jibs make handling her much easier in both cruising and racing mode.

Twister sports a bulb designed by Nelson Merek which has improved on her initial stellar performance.  Drawings for the keel are available for viewing.

The carbon fiber mast and carbon fiber sails make her an awesome performance machine.  You can pay twice this price for another yacht of this size and not have the performance in Twister. 

Over $30,000 invested in equipment and upgrades in the last year.

She was designed by Ian Murray.

For those wanting to know her speed potential she has a PHRF rating of 18..


Upgrades since 2017:

New holding tank and plumbing installed

New batteries installed

New B & G Vulcan plotter installed

Painted overhead in salon

Hull and deck painted

Hull polished and poly buffed by professional with quality product

Bottom sprayed for racing by Shelter Island Boat Yard

Sail drive inspected and serviced

All winches serviced and covers attached

Engine serviced and surveyed

Hull surveyed

Rig surveyed

MOB pod installed

6 man life raft in flat pack added to inventory-needs to be serviced

Stack pack mainsail cover with lazy jack system installed

Companion way cover installed

Head sails serviced

Twister sail inventory

Information provided by Ullman Loft, San Diego

Sail design by Eric Champaign and Dave Ullman

Seller indicates that racing sails will provide good to excellent service for the next two seasons with proper use

Racing sails:


Ullman 2013 Carbon path carbon fiber-seller indicates condition excellent to good


155% carbon-good condition

98% carbon-excellent condition-

Asymmetrical spinnakers Ullman

A2 2015-good condition

A1.5-excellent condition

Older sails which came with Twister from a former owner

North main delivery-good condition age unknown

North blade jib-good condition age unknown

Unknown sail maker #2- age  unknown

Unknown sail maker#3-age unknown-condition unknown

Symmetrical spinnakers

All these sails came with Twister from a former owner.  All are North-age unknown-very seldom used since asymmetrical spinnakers are preferred by seller and crew.

1.5 Oz

3/4 Oz

1/2 Oz

Sydney 41 information from Sailboat Data. com

LOA 41     LWL 35.75  Beam 12.14   Sail area 867  Draft 9' Displacement 14,330  Ballast 5480

Sail area/displacement 23.6  Ballast/displacement 38.24  Disp/length 140

Fuel 24 gallons

Sail area and rig measurements

I= 55.77  J15.8

P 48.87 E 17.39

Sail area fore: 441.98  Main 424.9  Sail area 866.9



Please call Bill  Semanek at 951 704 4790 (CELL)  or email Bill at bill@jk3yachts.com. Bill has raced and sailed on Twister and can describe vividly the Twister sailing experience

Larry R. Mayne, Yacht & Ship Broker

Please contact Bill Semanek at 619-224-6200

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