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Colin Archer 39

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Boat REF# 103055
removed from sale
Length 11.99m (39'4")
Year 1978
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 65hp, BMC 2.2L 4CYL (unknown year)
Lying Gibraltar


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Extra Details

Designer Colin Archer
Builder Bernie MacDonald
Lying Gibraltar
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 1,454.0 ltr (319.9 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,090.0 ltr (239.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 15/04/2007


Engine 1 x diesel 65hp
Engine make and model BMC 2.2L 4CYL (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Engine spares tick


Length 11.99m (39'4")
Beam 3.65m (12'0")
Draft Min 1.80m (5'11")
Displacement 17,680kg (38,984.4lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2007)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails spinnaker (unknown year)
mizzen (unknown year)
storm sail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power, generator


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

This boat is hard as nails and has three safe global circumnavigations to prove it.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick

A cosy boat that has a homebuilt central heating system that is bound to keep her warm in most conditions.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Fish Finder tick
AIS Receiver tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Passerelle tick

2 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Manual windlass
3 anchors
(Bruce, Danforth, Fisherman's)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
windvane self-steering system
Zodiac dinghy (2006)
1.5hp outboard, Yamaha (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This boat is hard as nails with three circumnavigations to prove it. She reminds me of Bernard Moitessier's boat "Joshua". I can imagine this boat on long blue water cruises. Sadly she has now been in the marina too long as is probably waiting for a youthful sailor with a lust for the open ocean to take her out again into the environment she was designed for. The price reflects the fact that she needs a little TLC but make no mistake she still has many ocean miles to run in her long life.

These boat for sale details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Colin Archer 39 has been personally photographed and viewed by John & Lynda of Boatshed Gibraltar. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.