Open 40 - USD 35,000



This French built yacht is a very fast cruising yacht. She was commisioned by her current owners who, after cruising with much heavier yachts, decided to have a yacht built that would make for quicker passage making and be able to run from bad weather.

They chose an Open 40 design. Construction features such as a crash box then a 3 cubic meter watertight compartment for sails and kit plus a similar watertight space at the stern of the yacht make her almost unsinkable.



  Inspection by appointment, with appointed brokers YBC.


Location: Langkawi
Year Launched: 1990
Registered: New Caledonia
Designer: Etche Garay Oyer Builder: Garay / Pichavan
Displacement 5.5 tons Ballast: 800 kg lead bulb (1.5 tons including fin )
Engine: Yanmar GM20 18hp Keel: Winged bulb
Hull: Double diagonal laminate
Deck: Double diagonal laminate
Fuel: 20 litres (GRP tank)
200 litres (aluminium tank)
Steering: Tiller Autopilot : Autohelm 4000
Length: 12.69m
Beam:   4.03m
Draft:    2.30m
Engine hours: unrecorded
Speed under power: 5
Propellor: 2 blade fixed
A good feeling of space, the galley and nav station both being generous in size. Two double cabins, fore and aft. Additional berths in the saloon if needed. The yacht has plenty of natural light and ventilation.
Double stainless steel sink. Foot pumped fresh and salt water. Three burner gas stove and oven (2009). 100 litre fridge/freezer (220VAC).
Toilet: One. Manual.
Electrics & Batteries:
The yacht's AC system is 220VAC. AC outlets: 2 in galley, 1 at nav. station, 6 in saloon. Two 'PM' 300 watt inverters provide AC power when shorepower is disconnected. The yacht's DC system is 12VDC and provided by two deep cycle 6 volt batteries in series giving 200 amps and one engine starting battery (2011). DC charging from two 45 watt solar panels c/w controller and a Yanmar 55 amp alternator.

Electronics & Navigation:

  • Tacktick sailing instruments (2009)
  • Autohelm 400 tiller pilot plus Tacktick windvane
  • Radio Ocean RO1355 VHF radio
  • Hand held VHF
  • Furuno GP32 GPS
  • HF receiver
  • STECA PR 1515 solar charge controller (2011)
  • 12v Stereo CD system wired to DC board


  • 15m 4/5 fractionally rigged, keel stepped mast. Swept back, triple spreader rig.
  • Two part mainsail halyard

The standing rigging is three years old.


Sail Inventory:

  • 1 x mainsail (slab reefed)
  • 1 x genoa
  • 1 x Solent jib (slab reefed and self tacking )
  • 2 x spinnakers

Ground Tackle:

  • 1000W Lewmar winch (2012)
  • 20kg main anchor
  • 15kg secondary
  • 18m 8mm chain
  • 50m 14mm nylon rode
Deck Gear:
4 x Lewmar 40st winches. 2 x Lewmar 48 winches. Lewmar jammers. 2 x Contest compasses. Lewmar opening ports.

Safety Gear:

  • 2 adult automatic lifejackets
  • 1 childs automatic lifejacket
  • various other lifejackets
  • GME EPIRB (2009)
  • Liferaft (2009)
  • 1 x 2kg fire extinguisher
  • 2 x 1kg fire extinguishers
  • Manual bilge pump
Arimar 3.1m Softline inflatable (2011)
Outboard: Tohatsu 5hp (2009)
Covers and awnings:
Sunbrella cockpit awning and foredeck awning (2009) PVC mainsail cover.
Engine and gearbox manuals plus digital copies.

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