Cal 39

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 50hp, Perkins 4-108 (1983)

Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment

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Extra Details

Designer Bill Lapworth
Builder Jenson Marine
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 50.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 40.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 15.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-108 (1983)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2300
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Max Prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots

Engine was replaced in 1983

All batteries were replaced in October - 2018


Length 39'0"
LOD 39'0"
LWL 32'8"
Beam 12'0"
Draft Min 6'7"
Draft Max 6'8"
Displacement 17,002.9lbs
Headroom 6'2"
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Jensen Marine Aluminium spars (1978) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1978)


Reefing mainsail Kevlar/Carbon Fiber - Slab (2003) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Harkin double-track furling
Tall Rig
Sail Inventory:
kevlar/Carbon Fiber Main w two reefs in Good condition.
Dacron Main w/2 reefs - In good condition.
Dacron #1 Genoa in excellent condition - (2012)
Dacron #2 Genoa cut for Furling. Good
Kevlar #2 Genoa in fair condition
Dacron #3 Jib in good condition
dacron #4 Jib (Storm) excellent condition
2- 3/4 Oz. Spinnakers
1-1.5 Oz Spinnaker

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power Battery bank - 3 --12 volt batteries-


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

Cals are all hand laid up hulls and decks with very strong standing rigging. The Bill Lapworth design is well known. Obviously well built since most of Jensen Marine's sailboats are still out there racing and cruising.

At 17,000 lb. displacement the boats are great heavy weather sailors.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

As you enter the boat from the cockpit, the galley is on the port side. A deep, double-doored refrigeration chest is on the aft end of galley. The three burner propane stove with oven is on the port side with the sink to starboard.
A quarter berth is located to starboard with the nav station just forward of it. The nav station includes a swing out stool.
Moving forward the convertible dinette is to port with seating to starboard. The starboard seating converts to an upper and lower berth. The table can be opened to create a large crew dining area.
Forward of the dinette is the large head with vanity. It also has a Vacuflush head.
The forward stateroom with V-berth is next. It includes two hanging lockers and several drawers.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Electronics on board are: VHF radio
- ST6000 Auto Pilot
- Depth-Speed & Wind direction
- Stereo w/speakers inside and Out
- Masthead Tri Color running lights
- Deck Lights

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Swim Ladder tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce and Danforth with rode. )
200'0" of chain
200'0" of rode
The sail handling deck gear includes adjustable Genoa Cars with block and tackle.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Jensen Marine, also known as Cal Boats, was a major sailboat builder in the 1970s and 80s. Best know for several models: Cal 20s - Cal 25s -Cal 2-30s - Cal 39s and of course the Cal 40. Originally know as light displacement racing boats, it was soon discovered they were very comfortable family cruising boats too. Even in this day of ultra-light racing boats, Cals are still recognized as very competitive, strong race boats.

The present owner of this Cal 39, used it for some cruising but primarily for local club racing. During it's racing career it took 1st place in the Foul Weather Bluff series.
The large cockpit and wide side decks make this design easy to sail. The interior has a great forward stateroom, usually filled with sails, and plenty of crew space aft. The large quarter berth has always been the best berth on board for long races. A large galley with refrigeration and a three burner propane stove with oven, lots of storage, and a head with Vacuflush complete the package.

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

This Cal 39 has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drill of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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