1981 CAL CAL-39 MK-II Cutter Rig Mast located in Virginia for sale

39' CAL CAL-39 MK-II Cutter Rig Mast


Description: 1981 CAL-39

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. (Mark Twain)

Have you ever sailed a boat that is perfectly balanced? If so, you know what a complete pleasure it is to let go of the tiller or wheel and have the boat stay right in the groove.

She'll lie a point nearer the wind than a man has a right to expect of his own married wife
(quote from Treasure Island)

That describes how this Cal-39 performs. She is such an absolute joy to sail!

The first time we laid eyes on her in the marina, we were captivated. Cal-39s were designed by C. William Lapworth. Her lines are gorgeous, and she is definitely a looker. Her hull is a dark, midnight blue with a very distinctive gold pinstripe design. She turns heads wherever she goes!

This Cal-39 has all the features that are expected in a well-equipped cruising sailboat bringing performance and comfort into one package with a classic design. She sails fast and yet is comfortable with a lot of storage. This is an excellent live aboard boat, especially with three sources of heat (diesel fireplace, heat pump and electric).

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All serious offers will be considered. This boat was recently inherited. New owner has no desire to sail and is eager to sell.

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Technical information:
Maker: Cal
Model: Cal-39, MKII - Cutter rig mast
Year: 1981
Length: 39-foot
Breadth: 12-foot
Depth: Draws 5-foot
Weight: 17,000 pounds
Lead Ballast: 7,000 pounds
Keel: Fin
Steering: Wheel with 48 extendable control arm
Engine: Inboard 4-cylindar, 44 HP Volkswagen Pathfinder diesel (practically indestructible and like a Timex watch, she just keeps on tickin!)
Engine Hours: Approximately 3,200 hours
Fuel Tank: 90 Gallons
Water Tanks: Two, 50-gallon fresh water tanks under settees in main saloon
New Raritan 6-gallon hot water heater

Equipment: DESCRIPTION (Continued):

Anchor chain and rode new in 2015; Anchor washdown pump in anchor well; Anchor winch in anchor well. Sea anchor; Spare anchor and rode in aft quarter berth
Three battery banks with 100-amp alternator, Balmar regulator, and new Link Pro battery monitoring instrument
Raytheon tri-data (wind speed, depth, wind direction, etc.), VHF Marine radio at nav station and two hand-held marine radios for cockpit; compass on wheel pedestal; 24-inch monitor/DVD player mounted over nav station; Sony stereo with Bose speakers and cockpit speakers, inverter; iPad holder and clamp for steering pedestal.
Rifle holder with lock in v-berth closet and pistol holder with lock in aft stateroom.
Coast Guard safety equipment (fire extinguishers, PFDs, ; shore power cords; electric outlet at nav station;

A survey was performed by Peter W. Schacht, Marine Surveyor. The few items mentioned that needed to be repaired or replaced (i.e., the headliner, the port bulkhead, etc.) have been taken care of. I will be glad to forward a copy of this document to any serious buyers.

The boat has very detailed documents of just about every purchase and service from the previous four owners for the past several decades. Every one of her owners has taken extremely good care of her. Overall, she is in excellent condition.

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In 2015, the boat was advertised for sale with an asking price of $49,900. We purchased her in March of 2015 for $47,400 - which was a steal! We were willing to pay much more for her. Since then, we have invested more than $35,000 to include the following improvements:

New (not rebuilt) ZF brand transmission
Max Prop brand 15-inch, three-blade feathering propeller;
New Domestic brand 16K BTU reverse cycle air conditioning/heating unit with Smart Start brand electrical circuit protection, new sea water pump, new control panel thermostat in main saloon; with new 5 duct system
Garhauer Rigid boom vang
Battery bank (6 batteries) new as of 6/13/18
Canvas new mainsail cover, pedestal cover, and teak handrail covers.

All major work has been performed by professional mechanics at the marina yard. Invoices supporting the above work will gladly be provided. She is a U. S. Coast Guard documented boat for which clear title may be proven. She has been winterized and maintained by the marina.

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Since new owner no longer has a desire to sail stacks of additional gear and sailing equipment from 30 years of sailing five sailboats will be added to this purchase.

She currently needs scrubbing on the outside. Arrangements have been made for the marina to sand and paint the bottom in the next few weeks.

All serious offers will be considered. This boat was recently inherited. New owner has no desire to sail and is eager to sell.

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All information was derived from sources believed to be correct but is not guaranteed. This yacht is offered for This yacht is offered for sale as is/where is, with no representations or warranties expressed or implied. Potential buyers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence.

Location: Topping, Virginia
(703) 980-4010

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