Olympic Carter 39

Sailing cruiser from the year 1973 - 11,7m length - in Cornwall (United Kingdom)

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34.651 €
(VAT included )
 Carter 39

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Brokers Comments:
This Carter 39 is a proven offshore racer/cruiser; she has been in the same ownership since 1980 and has been well maintained throughout those years; she is built to a high standard, with safety and comfort in mind.
The owner has upgraded the boat throughout his ownership; the most notable upgrade is the Beta Marine 35hp diesel engine in 2010 and some new electronics more recently. 

Owners Comment:
Peter Carter commissioned April Magic, designed by Dick Carter and built by Olympic Yachts of Greece as a contender for the 1973 Admirals Cup.
I purchased her in 1980 after she competed in the notorious 1979 Fastnet without damage; I continued to race with RORC or offshore until 1990, including two further Fasnets and winning the Frederick Morgan Trophy.
This was interspaced with cruising and family holidays on board.
I then raced her to Cadiz in Spain, cruised the western end of the Mediterranean, sailed to the Canary Islands, sailed to the West Indies, returned via Bermuda; The Azoresand returned to the UK.
April Magic is an eye-catching, fast to windward and very safe displacement boat. She has given us 30 years of fantastic fast, safe and comfortable racing/cruising.

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Features of Olympic Carter 39:

Basic data

  • Type: Sailing cruiser

  • Year : 1973

  • Length: 11.7 m

  • Location: Cornwall (United Kingdom)

  • Name: April Magic

  • Flag: -

  • Shipyard: Olympic

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 3.87 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: -


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: -

  • Berths: -

  • Heads: -

  • Water capacity: -


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 35 HP

  • Fuel capacity: -

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Beta Marine

  • Engine usage (hours): -

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This Sailing cruiser's equipment


Sleeps 7 in two compartments which include the bar
Forward double dock compartment with an offset double dock to seaport
Heads just aft of the forward compartment
Saloon with seaport and starboard single docks as well as two higher single sea docks
U-shaped galley to starboard with a double stainless steel sink, Isotherm refrigerator, Neptune 2000 two-burner gasoline hob, grill, oven & ample stowage above and below the worksurface
Forward-facing blueprint desk to seaport
Large single quarter dock aft of the blueprint desk to seaport
Mechanical and Rigging
Built in 1973 by Olympic Yachts Greece
Designed by Dick Carter
GRP body deck & superstructure
Deep lead fin keel
Skeg hung rudder
Single wheel direction
Beta Marine 35hp diesel engine (Replaced/New 2010) 
lever morse engine control
Shaft driven
Three-blade fixed-pitch bronze propellor
12V 90ah charger
12V 95ah charger
Isolated via rotary switches
Charging from the engine alternator
Two x voltmeters
Freshwater capacity 227 litres in 2 stainless steel tanks
Fuel capacity 68 litres in a single stainless steel
Water System: 
Coldwater unit
Hot water from engine calorifier
Manual & pressurised unit
Masthead rig
Proctor aluminium spars
Single spreader rig
Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced 2003)
Terylene running rigging
Rod kicker
Slab reefing
Profurl genoa furling unit
Lewmar 16 mast winch
No 2 jib
No 4 jib
Spinnaker x 3
Storm jib
Tri sail
Navigation Aids:
In The Cockpit;
Clipper Wind velocity & direction 
Clipper close-hauled gust
Clipper profundity
B&G velocity
Steering compass
Robertson Simrad 300X autopilot
At The Chart Table;
Garmin echomap 45DV blueprintplotter (New 2019)
Icom Class B AIS transponder MA-500TR (New 2018)
Icom IC-M323G GPS, DSC, VHF radio (New 2018)
Ground Tackle:
CQR mainstay
Chain & warp
Vetus Manual mainstay gustlass
Stainless steel front roller
Deck Gear:
Flush decks with Flexi Teak on the side decks & cockpit
6 x Lewmar 43 two velocity  halyard/control line winches
2 x Lewmar 55 three-velocity primary sheet winches
2 X Lewmar 45 three-velocity secondary sheet winches 
Coachroof clutches and cam cleats seaport & starboard
Coachroof mounted mainsheet traveller
Genoa tracks with adjusdesk cars seaport & starboard
Double stainless steel sheet cheek blocks seaport & starboard (all blocks are stainless steel and of excellent quality)
Spinnaker & Jib pole fordeck cradles
Barlow Australia 24 coachroof control line winch
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions 
Port & starboard single footlock blocks with lockoff 
Deck mounted mainstay cradle
2 x opening deck hatches
Mooring cleats & fairleads 
Safety Equipment:
All Safety machinery listed is included in the sale but the vendor deals no warranties
The purchaser must assistance the safety machinery and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes and check expiry and assistance dates on all items!
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Navigation illumination 
Emergency Navigation illumination
Henderson hand-operated bilge pumps x 2
Gas alarm
Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Smoke alarm 
Canvas sprayhood
Canvas stackpack with lazyjacks
Mooring warps & fenders

The Company deals the details of this boat in good faith but cannot assurance or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the quality of the boat. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This boat is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Olympic Carter 39

Olympic Carter 39 is the make and model of this sailing cruiser of 11,7m of length and 3.87m of beam. The sale price is 34.651€ and you can see it in Cornwall (United Kingdom).

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