Liegeplatz: Mittelgangeln, Schleswig-Holstein, Deutschland

Camper & Nicholsons 39

Preis: €44.722, Baujahr: 1976

For Sale: Used Camper & Nicholson 39 Centre Cockpit Cruising Ketch For Sale. This British classic yacht was built by Camper & Nicholson, the oldest yacht-builders in the world (established 1782) and a watchword for quality. Smilla was built to cruise in comfort and has been maintained beautifully (always wintered indoors) and her quality shows through to this day. Smilla has two double cabins with a flexible number of berths within the saloon. She is equipped with an up-to-date wardrobe of sails (the current owner is a sailmaker) which have been maintained to the highest standard. A powerful diesel engine make motor sailing and manoeuvring a joy. An excellent safe and comfortable sea vessel.

Preis: €44.722
Liegeplatz: Mittelgangeln, Schleswig-Holstein, Deutschland
Jahr: 1976

HerstellerCamper & Nicholson
KonstrukteurCamper & Nicholson
RumpfmaterialGFK (Fiberglass)
Länge11.89 m
Breite3.35 m
Verdrängung11,000 kg
Max Tiefgang1.52 m
Anzahl Motoren1
Treibstofftank250 l
Abwassertank150 l
Brückendurchfahrtshöhe16.15 m
Reisegeschwindigkeit6.5 kn
Top Speed8 kn
Leistung42.66 kW
LüA11.89 m



The accommodation aboard Smilla, a Camper & Nicholson 39 Ketch with centre cockpit can house seven people in two main double cabins with three other berths within the main saloon. Of particular note is the large Owner's aft cabin which has space, seating, storage and private access to the heads. The accommodation fitted to this vessel was of a high standard when built and has been maintained as such. 


Smilla benefits from a full cruising package of recent navigation equipment that includes:


Garmin radar (2013)

Garmin 720 chart plotter (2013)

Log/speed Nasa (2013)

Depth/echosounder by Hummingbird (2013)

Wind indicator Nasa (2013)

VHF with DSC

Fishfinder by Hummingbird

The instrumentation is currently set for the German language but the owner will reset everything to English or any other required language prior to handover.


Rigging and Sails

The current owner is a sailmaker by trade and has therefore ensured that the suit of sails available has been cared for and maintained very properly. The suit includes:

  • Cruising laminate mainsail (26 m2) from 2014.
  • Cruising laminate foresail 35 m2) from 2015.
  • Cruising laminate mizzen sail (13 m2) from 2013
  • Cruising spinnaker

Hull, Deck, Safety and Canvas

This Camper & Nicholson 39 Ketch features a centre cockpit layout with wheel steering and teak seating. The centre cockpit has a full spray hood/deck tent fitted which can be removed easily as weather conditions allow. The cockpit has a wooden steering wheel and a folding teak cockpit table mounted.

This vessel is fitted with ten deck wishes with self-tailing winches being fitted as required for effective handling.

Thera re two anchors carried with teh main anchor benefitting from and electric windlass and bow roller. There are three large light-permitting deck hatches fitted. There are ample storage lockers available on deck. There is a separate gas bottle locker and the boat is fitted with a swimming/boarding ladder.

Winter Storage

This Camper & Nicholson 39 Ketch has benefited from winter storage typical of where she has been sailed in that winter storage has always been ashore in dry and sealed purpose built boat hangars.


Smilla, Camper & Nicholson 39 Ketch has three x 110 batteries, a battery charger at 40A from 2014, a shore-power connection with lead and a 2014 Sinus W inverter. The alternator is 50A.


The engine fitted to Smilla, Camper & Nicholson 39 Ketch, was fitted at the time of build and is a 58hp diesel. The engine, which the owner describes as being serviced and 100% reliable, can cruise at 6.5 knots with a maximum speed of 8 knots pushing the boat via a four-blade feathering propeller.. The boat is fitted with a bow thruster. The fuel tank provides a cruising range of 500 nm. The engine was last serviced in 2016 and the drive last serviced in 2013.

Owners Comments

The Owner informs Precious Marine that he purchased Smilla because he wanted the history of a classic Camper & Nicholson yacht and the reputation for build quality that goes with it. He states that his maintenance programme has been thorough and, where there are small shortfalls, he will rectify them prior to sale (he mentions the autopilot in the navigation section).


Camper and Nicholsons
 are the oldest leisure marine company in the world having been established in 1782 are still in existence today. They have built many famous vessels including (amongst many others):  

  • Four J Class yachts, three of which raced in the America’s Cup
  • Gypsy Moth IV sailed solo by Sir Francis Chichester around the world in a then record time
  • Blue Horizon IV which was initially commissioned by King Faisal the Second but, after his assaniation during build, the yacht was purchased  by a member of the Royal Family of Monaco
  • A number of royal yachts acquired the British Royal Family
C&N have a reputation for quality and classic British construction.


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