|Tax Status:||Tax Paid|
Betina Marina, Murter Island Sibenik-Knin Croatia|
I have a 39ft sailing boat for sale, lying in Betina, Croatia.
I have owned this 1991 SAS 39 for 13 years, during which time she has been used as a tuition boat for the sailing school that I used to work for as well as extensively by myself and my family. She is a 39 foot 3 double cabin cruising yacht, with 2 heads and 4 additional berths in the main salon. She was built in Zadar in Croatia and a very solid cruising boat and perfect for Mediterranean cruising.
Unfortunately due to her age she is no longer able to charter with the same company and I just can't use her enough myself to justify keeping her just for private use, so the time has come for someone else to take her on and continue to love her as I have.
VAT is paid and she is privately owned on a Croatian flag.
Having been used as a tuition boat since 2001 she has had a busy life and does show her age, but she has also been very well maintained with an awful lot of new and updated equipment and features. She is a reliable and trustworthy boat that is ready to go for her new owner. For use as a tuition boat the priority was always reliability and safety. I have tried my best over the years to maintain and improve the aesthetics, but it is fair to say that she would benefit from cosmetic improvements. However, there is nothing to stop you sailing her away tomorrow and using her this summer.
She had an extensive refit in 2012 when I more or less stripped the boat entirely, replacing and repairing a lot as I went. At that stage every pipe, almost every cable, the engine and many more items were replaced and everything was visually inspected. There have been rolling improvements and maintenance since then, including a lot of carpentry work done by Betina Shipyard in 2013. This work included, but is not limited to:
New engine (Yanmar 3YM30) in 2012, 1550 Hours currently (will rise as boat is still in use)
New floorboards, cupboard doors, saloon lower bunks and headliner trim, 2014
New cushions and upholstery, 2015
New galley worktop, 2014
New stove, 2012
New cockpit teak (Except one panel) 2014
New main sail, 2012
New UV strip on Genoa, 2012
New Genoa furling gear, 2014
New Electric windlass, 2016
New headliner and hull side material, 2012
Heads painted and refitted, heads overhauled in 2019
New hot water heater, 2012
New taps, 2019
New portlights, 2012,
New bed linen 2020
New 2 x 100 Amp batteries, 2014
New battery charger, 2016
New main traveller and genoa travellers, 2015
And much more...
As you can see from the list of work of work completed, a lot of time and money has been invested in the boat.
The hull is in good condition and there have never been any issues with osmosis. She has been hauled out every year for most of her life and was last hauled and anti-fouled in May 2019. She has a wing keel and half skeg rudder. She sails very well, particularly up-wind, and is from an age of sailing boat design when the primary concern was to make them sail well, rather than being a floating caravan.
That said, she has a roomy interior and the salon is a comfortable place to live. The double berths are generous although the floor and standing space is limited in the aft cabins. The bunks in the saloon are also surprisingly generous and comfortable. She can sleep 7 without anyone sharing a bed, or 3 couples in the cabins and a few singles in the salon in good comfort. There is good headroom throughout.
The cockpit lockers are a good size and access to the engine is fantastic as it is located under the saloon table which can be lifted completely away to give excellent access all around. The engine being placed forward gives good weight distribution for sailing (the reason for placing it here) but also having the propeller further forward almost completely eliminates prop walk, making her a very predictable and easy boat to manoeuvre under power, she just goes where you point her. The engine not being in the aft cabins gives more space in these cabins also.
Before I owned her the rig was replaced (there was a design fault in the forestay attachment that caused it to fail) so she is one of the only, if not the only, SAS 39 with a conventional slab reef mainsail. It would be easy to add a lazy bag if wanted. The rig has been routinely inspected by a local rigging company, although it is de-tuned currently as still set up for sailing tuition.
She holds approx. 400 litres of fresh water in two stainless steel tanks under the saloon bunks and approx. 100 litres of diesel in a stainless steel tank in the port aft cabin. There was originally a fuel tank in the stbd aft cabin which could be re-instated if required to give longer range.
Also included it the sale will be my tools and supplies that I have used to carry out the work onboard.
I would love to keep her myself and continue using and improving her, she has been a fantastic boat to own and has never let me down, but I as I live in the UK I just can’t get to Croatia enough to either keep up with the maintenance or use the boat enough to justify the costs of keeping her. I am listing her for a fair price and for considerably less than other SAS 39’s for sale to reflect the wear and tear.
She will be a great purchase for the right person and is able to offer many many more years of happy cruising.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions and for further info.
|Vessel type:||Sailing Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 3YM30|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||39'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Winged Keel|
|Displacement:||10 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||100 Litres|
|Water capacity:||400 Litres|
|Holding tank capacity:||50 Litres|
3 double cabins and 4 bunks in the saloon
No navigation equipment included except a local chart pack. Basic speed log and echo sounder installed onboard.
Yanmar 3YM30 Installed in 2012 with 1550 hours. Increasing due to use.
Engine access is excellent as it is installed in the saloon beneath the table which can be completely removed for access
Bermudan sloop, 1 main sail and 1 Genoa. Genoa is large, approx 130%
2 fire extinguishers and 1 fire blanket
8 foam lifejackets