Specifications And Equipment List

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Documentation Number: 1087952
Model: Shearwater 39 cutter
Designer: Dudley Di
Year Built: 1992
Builder: Nebe Boatworks and Gary Back
Length On Deck: 39' 5"
Length Overall: 43' 4"
Length Of Waterline: 33' 10"
Beam: 12' 10"
Draft: 5' 10"
Displacement: 20,000 pounds
Ballast: 8,800 pounds
Keel: Modified "cruising" fin with skeg-protected rudder
Wheel Steering (South African elk-hide laced-on wheel cover)
Emergency Tiller
Monitor Servo-pendulum self-steering windvane
Autohelm Autopilot
PYI Maxprop 3-blade
PYI Dripless Shaft Gland (new 2004)
Water Tankage: 118 gallons in two aluminum tanks


Batteries: 4 Rolls 620 amp hours, 6-volt wired in series Link Battery Monitor
Smart Alternator
New Inverter
Kiss Wind Generator
Siemens Solar Panels (two, 55-watts each) Battery Charger: 40 amp
Fully Bonded
Electrical System: Shore power and Power cord
Transformer Engine: Yanmar 3HM35
80-gallon Stainless-Steel Fuel Tank
Two Racor Fuel Filters
Engine Hours: 5021


Standard Horizon VHF, plus RAM MIC in cockpit (new 2005)
Ray Marine instruments: depth, wind, knot, log, temp (new 2005)
Compasses: Sestral in cockpit, Ritchie at nav station
Vetus Metroliner Barograph
Trimble TNL 7001 Inmarsat C (email and emergency epirb)
Icom M802 SSB (new 2005)
Ray Marine SL70 Radar (new 2005)

Water System

Two tanks
Fresh water filtration system
Shurflo pump
Two galley foot pumps, one for freshwater and one for saltwater
Hot Water Tank: 6 gallons
Spectra 300 Plus 15-gallon-per-hour watermaker (new 2005)


Groco toilet (new 2005)
One holding tank

Ground Tackle

Primary: 45-pound CQR, with 300 feet all chain 3/8 inch
Secondary Anchor: Bruce (20 kg) on 50 feet chain and 400 feet rode
Storm Anchor: 55FX Fortress
Windlass: Lewmar V3 (new 2005)
Miscellaneous: included are all docking lines, additional lines, fenders with covers


Hull: Fiberglass
Deck: FRP over core. Teak planks glued down. Reinforcing screws go down into FRP only, not into core
Four dorade boxes with removable cowl vents
Two flush-mounted prisms
Safety steps mounted on external rudder
Stainless-steel ladder

Galley Equipment

Stove: 3-burner Force 10 propane with oven
Double stainless steel deep sink
Refrigeration: engine-driven compressor with cold plates and day box
Pressurized hot/cold water with two filtration systems
Foot pump for salt water
Foot pump for fresh water
Spectra Catalina 15-gal/hour watermaker with "Z-Brain" (new in 2005)
Tupperware storage system, white dishes, and glassware — all fit securely into custom cabinet


Fully battened North main with three reefs (very good condition)
Genoa: 135% Quantum (fair condition)
Yankee: 105% Jasper and Bailey (brand-new, barely used)
Staysail: North (very good condition)
Storm Jib: North (brand new, never used)
Storm Trysail: North (brand new, never used)
Gennaker (very good condition, rarely used)
Gennaker snuffer (ATN rigid-cowl, brand new, rarely used)
Profurl roller-reefing on Genoa/yankee
Separate storm-trysail track mounted on mast
Mast steps to top of mast
Lazy jacks
New mainsheet and genoa lines
Shrouds and standing rigging: 1 x 19 stainless steel (shroud size 5/16)
Nine Lewmar winches
Stainless-steel chain plates
Spinnaker pole mounted on forward side of mast

Safety Equipment

4 PFDs
Robust granny bars at mast
Three mounted fire extinguishers
Two jack lines
Radar reflector
Deck light
Cockpit light
Airborne Technologies GPIRB
Avon 6-person offshore liferaft
Trimble Inmarsat C EPIRB
MOB pole mounted on backstay
Two electric bilge pumps and two manual bilge pumps
High-water alarm
Lifesling MOB retrieval system
Horseshoe bouy

Electrical System

Charging system: 60 Amp and 125 Amp with smart regulator
Two Siemans 55W solar panels
Starting Battery: 120 A/H House
Batteries: 4 Rolls Surrette deep cycle: 620 A/H
Kiss Wind Generator
Link 20 Battery Monitor

Electronics and Navigation Gear, and Self-Steering

Monitor self-steering system
Autohelm Autopilot 4000ST
Garman GPS with two backups
Raymarine Pathfinder Radar (new in 2005)
Vetus Metroliner barograph
Raymarine log, depth and wind with cockpit repeaters (new in 2005)
Raymarine depth sounder (new in 2005)

Communications Equipment

Standard Horizon VHF (new in 2005)
Trimble Inmarsat C
Pactor II E Modem
SSB: ICOM M802 (new in 2005)
Cockpit-mounted VHF RAM repeater mic (new in 2005)

Deck, Hull Equipment And Awnings

Winches: 9 Lewmar self-tailing: primaries sized 40 and 56
Anchors: 45-pound CQR; 44-pound Bruce; FX55 Fortress, Dinghy anchor 300 feet of 3/8" chain
600 feet of rode
High-pressure salt-water washdown on foredeck
Lewmar V3 electric windlass
Bimini, with rain-catching system, and sun awnings with side and back flaps
Full Sunbrella sun-awning system over deck and foredeck
Canvas: Stainless steel swim ladder, mounts port or starboard
Pressurized freshwater shower in the cockpit

Water And Fuel Jerry Jugs, With Sunbrella Covers

Robust through-deck-mounted Sampson post at bow
Four stainless-steel bollards — two amidships, two at the stern
Through-bolted stainless steel hoops to protect dorade cowls, and provide on-deck handholds


Avon 9.1 hard-bottom inflatable dinghy in good condition
Nissan 8 HP outboard