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Carter 39

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Boat REF# 135203
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 10.95m (35'11")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 38hp, Beta (2010)
Lying Fowey


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Extra Details

Designer Dick Carter
Builder Olympic Yachts
Lying Fowey
Fuel capacity 70.0 ltr (15.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,090.8 ltr (240.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 17/12/2002


Engine 1 x Diesel 38hp
Engine make and model Beta (2010)
Engine Hours engine1:   Believed l
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Variable pitch Max Prop
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

The new engine and gearbox has done very few hours since new and has been serviced since installation


LOA 10.95m (35'11")
LWL 9.14m (30'0")
Beam 3.90m (12'10")
Draft Min 1.85m (6'1")
Draft Max 1.85m (6'1")
Displacement 8,503kg (18,750.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1973) with stainless steel standing rigging (2003)


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Mainsail Dart Sails - Slab (1989) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Dart Sails - Furling (1996)
Other sails Floater, light and starcut spinnaker (unknown year)
No 2 Jib (unknown year)
No 4 Jib (unknown year)
Storm sail (unknown year)
Tri sail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Winch details:
2 x Lewmar 55 3 speed Genoa sheet
2 x Lewmar 45 3 speed Spinnaker sheet
6 x Lewmar 43 2 speed Halyard
1 x Lewmar 24 single speed
1 x Lewmar 16 single speed

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin

Hull and deck construction is of GRP. The flush deck, laid with Flexi Teak, is of balsa core sandwich. Bulkhead partitions are in ply and GRP bonded. Ballast is a lead keel, secured by stainless bolts and heavily GRP sheathed. Wheel steering to a moulded skeg hung rudder.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The accommodation is generous with the forecabin converting to a spacious double owners berth. The interior is finished in mahagony joinery throughout. The secure galley area is fitted with Plastimo Neptune cooker, twin sinks and icebox. Opposite the galley is a good sized forward facing navigation area with chart table.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick

The navigation instruments are in the autumn of their years and functionality is questionable, an instrumentation update would be beneficial.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

6 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Vetus windlass
1 anchors
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
The deck is laid in Flexi Teak throughout, this material is hard wearing and apart from cleaning needs little maintenance, some recaulking may be required in places.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

When you board this Dick Carter designed, Olympic Yachts built sailing yacht, your first impression is that she is an extremely sturdy and stable boat, designed to go places in safety and comfort, and, with 4 Fastnet campaigns under her belt, she has more than proved her worth.
She was originally built as a contender for the 1973 Admirals Cup and since then has had three owners with the current since 1982. During her life she has had several expensive refits and more recently her flush decks have been topped with Flexi Teak throughout. Her lime green hull results in a stunning appearance, particularly when under full sail and is therefore quite a head turner!
The Carter 39 is considered a classic with a build standard to match, her racing and cruising history is proof of that. As with all older boats, there are always areas which benefit from improvement or upgrading and this boat would certainly benefit from some TLC below and new instrumentation.

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

This Carter 39 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Clemens 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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