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Saltram Saga 40 Ketch

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Boat REF# 23333
This boat has been sold
Length 12.20m (40'0")
Year 1983
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 60hp, Gardner 4LK (1983)
Lying Falmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Alan Pape
Builder Skentlebery & Dan Bowen
Lying Falmouth
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 586.0 ltr (128.9 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,149.0 ltr (252.8 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 10/06/2005


Engine 1 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Gardner 4LK (1983)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 19" three blade bronze.
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.5 ltr (0.8 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
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The engine is governed to 1800 rpm to give 51 hp and 1400 rpm gives hull speed. Engine spares include an injector pump.

7 no. 110 ah batteries ( 2 no. for the bow thruster, 1 no. for engine starting and 2 no. banks of two house batteries)

Vetus Bow Thruster.

Ampair towed generator with wind kit.


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Length 12.20m (40'0")
LWL 9.80m (32'2")
Beam 3.77m (12'4")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 13,000kg (28,665.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1983) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2005)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Jeckells - Slab (2002)
Headsail - Furling (2002)
Other sails Mizzen (2002)
Staysail (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)

The majority of the standing rigging was replaced 2005, excepting the mizzen. The entire rig is very substantial being heaviliy specified. The stack packs and lazy jacks are all 2002. The sheet winches are Harken 2 speed 46s ( primaries) and 42s (Secondaries). The halyard winches are all Harken 40s on the main mast ( 4 no.) and 8s on the mizzen ( 2 no.). there are two track mount whisker poles.

The sails are all Jeckells year 2002 apart from an older staysail and very little used tan storm jib.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Very heavily moulded hull in excess of Lloyds 100A1 with bonded and encapsulated heavy stringers and frames. As a preventative treatment, in 2001, the hull was peeled and epoxy treated. The deck is glass sheathed marine ply over laminated deck beams. Very substantial deck gear including bronze and 316 stainless steel fittings.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
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Taylors 041 cooker with twin burners and hot plate. Taylors diesel cabin heater model 079DB. Hot water calorifier. This is a very deep hulled yacht giving exceptional headroom even under the flush decks between the coachroofs. Very good quality joinery and choice of woods.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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At the Helm: Autohlem Compass, Depth/Speed/Trip and Wind. At the Navigation Station: Micrologic ML250 GPS, Prosser Weathertrend Digital Barometer, Furuno Radar Model 1623, Lo-Kata Navtex 1, Autohelm Depth, Multi & Speed, Navico Axis RT 1200 VHF, Lo-Kata SSB/RX, Micro SX 90 hand held VHF, Plastimo H/B Compass, Sterling Power Batter Management, Seatrek Battery charger

Deck Gear

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6 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Nilsson windlass
4 anchors
(60 lb CQR, 45 lb CQR, 50 lb Danforth, 100 lb Fishermans)
65.00m (213'3") of chain
Aries windvane self-steering system
Honda V Floor 3.6 dinghy (2005)
2.3hp outboard (2005)
The bowsprit included two anchor rollers. The anchor chain is new 2006, calibrated 3/8th inch Lofrans.

Honda outboard.

Numerous sheets, warps & fenders

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Avon 6 man life raft, hydrostatic release, SOLAS B pack, serviced 2005, Gas alarm, certified gas system.

Broker's Comments

One of the very best blue water, long distance yachts I've seen. Truely, a rare opportunity. This is without doubt a hugely capable, long distance, live aboard cruising yacht. When I photographed her, she had just returned from the Azores - and looked superb !

These Saga 40s are quite rare but if you look, you will find a few scattered around the world. If you are in the market to buy a Saga 40, then you may wish to go and view the others or you could just short circuit the whole process and buy this one as its doubtful that you'll be able to find a better appointed and cared for version elsewhere. A real credit to her owner.

The current owner has recently coded this yacht to MCA Class 2.

All in all, this is a very desirable ocean going ketch.

Currently lying in Falmouth.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

I have a very detailed inventory and owner's comments on this Saga 40 which I would be happy to email. More information than we can list here.

Call Steven on + 44 (0) 1326 372500

This Saltram Saga 40 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. 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.