|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
Fuerteventura Canary Islands Las Palmas Spain
Corralejo - Fuerteventura - Canary Islands - Spain
Moleoba is a 1974 off shore race boat designed by Dick Carter for the Admirals cup.
She is one of the four remaining, out of 5 ever built, of the flat deck version of this impressive sailing machine.
She will out sail any other displacement yacht in the marina, of her size and several feet longer.
Dick CARTER became famous for his marine architectural ingenuity and the prize lists of his other designs such as RABBIT, TINA, OPTIMIST, RED ROOSTER etc.
Moleoba is constructed of a 2.5cm wood and fibreglass sandwich, she weighs 12 tonnes in the sling (12,000kg) and provides a comfortable ride in rough waters with the safety of a very strong and stiff hull.
She sleeps 7 and has 190cm headroom.
I have owned her for 18 years and maintained her in a robustly seaworthy state as I cruised from Turkey to the Canaries.
In 2012 I sailed her sailed her single handed from Fuerteventura to Madera around the Azores and back again, a trip of around 6 weeks.
For the past 8 years, I have been sailing around the Canary Islands with my wife and two young children of 5 and 7 years.
I have just installed a 3000w Renogy invertor, this coupled with the 150ah Lithium battery and 6sqm of solar panels enables us to live off grid with comforts as an air fryer, hot and cold running water in the galley and heads, hoover, kettle, TV and blender.
We offer her reluctantly to the market as the family require more space.
New and replaced:
Lofran X2 Anchor winch motor
Underwater re-painted with epoxy primer
Above waterline new topside paint
Deck re-painted with Sea Floor non slip paint.
Renogy 3kw Invertor
Victron Orion Tr Smart 30 DC to DC charger
10am AC Battery Charger
Epever MPPT 100ah Dual Battery Solar Controller
2x 200l Plastimo flexible water tanks
Hot and cold water mixer tap in the galley
LiFeP04 150ah battery
40l A/C and Engine hot water tank
Engine Morse Controls and cables
2016 Main Sail
2015 All new interior and exterior foam cushions
2012 4 Man life raft serviced
450w Kenwood Amplifier and 30cm Subwoofer
X2 woofers x2 Tweeters in saloon plus a cockpit speaker.
Lofran Anchor winch
8mm standing rigging wire
Kiwi Folding Propeller
2008 Yanmar 3JH4E engine
Below is text from the USA Sail magazine from 1974.
Designed as a flat-out machine.
The hull shape of the 39 has been tested; racing, on the ocean. The shape is derived from the YDRA, the prototype Carter One Tonner that the sailing press called "fastest One Tonner in the world."
With a large sail plan, it excels in light/moderate air. Yet it can hold its advantage in a breeze.
So the Carter 39 is designed with two steering stations - one port, one starboard. With the wheel in front of the helmsman, steering is more natural. A comfortable helmsman concentrates better.
When the helmsman needs to see his waves, he steers from the weather wheel.
When he wants to watch his jib, he nestles comfortable to leeward.
In rough conditions downwind, it has been proven that two-man steering is the fastest technique.
Two helmsman have more precise boat control with less fatigue.
A fast shape though is not enough.
Flat-out racing is also a function of crew efficiency.
Move crew speed up a notch and boat speed moves up with it.
There are deck innovations on the Carter 39 that appear for the first time on a production boat.
Under deck halyards, leading to halyard winches on either side of the companion way.
Three speed winches that link to ant hills, which cross-link to each other.
With cross-linked ant hills, two grinders can apply power to one winch.
|Builder:||Olympic Yachts Athens|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 3J4HE|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||39'|
|Length at waterline:||29'|
|Hull type:||Deep V|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Displacement:||12 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||200 Litres|
|Water capacity:||400 Litres|
4 in the saloon
Double in the forward cabin
Single in quarter berth
Wood and fiber glass sandwich
The hull is nearly 2" thick
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.