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  • Manufacturer: Olympic
  • Location: Polruan
  • Year: 1973
  • LOA: 39'0" (11.89m)
  • Beam: 12' 9'' (3.89m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft: 2.06
  • Keel: Displacement
  • ID no.: 1011311
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heating: N/A
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 189 Litres
  • Engine Make: Beta Marine
  • Horsepower: 35hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 114 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
  • Top Speed: 7.5 Knots

Broker Remarks

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.


Sleeps 7 in two cabins which include the saloon
Forward double berth cabin with an offset double berth to port
Heads just aft of the forward cabin
Saloon with port and starboard single berths as well as two higher single sea berths
U-shaped galley to starboard with a double stainless steel sink, Isotherm refrigerator, Neptune 2000 two-burner gas hob, grill, oven & ample storage above and below the worksurface
Forward-facing chart table to port
Large single quarter berth aft of the chart table to port

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 1973 by Olympic Yachts Greece
Designed by Dick Carter
GRP hull deck & superstructure
Deep lead fin keel
Skeg hung rudder
Single wheel steering

Beta Marine 35hp diesel engine (Replaced/New 2010) 
lever morse engine control
Shaft driven
Three-blade fixed-pitch bronze propellor

12V 90ah battery
12V 95ah battery
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 system
Hot water from engine calorifier
Manual & pressurised system

Masthead rig
Proctor aluminium spars
Single spreader rig
Stainless steel standing rigging (replaced 2003)
Terylene running rigging
Rod kicker
Slab reefing
Profurl genoa furling system
Lewmar 16 mast winch

No 2 jib
No 4 jib
Spinnaker x 3
Storm jib
Tri sail


Navigation Aids:
In The Cockpit;
Clipper Wind speed & direction 
Clipper close-hauled wind
Clipper depth
B&G speed
Steering compass
Robertson Simrad 300X autopilot

At The Chart Table;
Garmin echomap 45DV chartplotter (New 2019)
Icom Class B AIS transponder MA-500TR (New 2018)
Icom IC-M323G GPS, DSC, VHF radio (New 2018)

Ground Tackle:
CQR anchor
Chain & warp
Vetus Manual anchor windlass
Stainless steel bow roller

Deck Gear:
Flush decks with Flexi Teak on the side decks & cockpit
6 x Lewmar 43 two speed  halyard/control line winches
2 x Lewmar 55 three-speed primary sheet winches
2 X Lewmar 45 three-speed secondary sheet winches 
Coachroof clutches and cam cleats port & starboard
Coachroof mounted mainsheet traveller
Genoa tracks with adjustable cars port & starboard
Double stainless steel sheet cheek blocks port & 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 anchor cradle
2 x opening deck hatches
Mooring cleats & fairleads 

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes and check expiry and service dates on all items!

Horseshoe lifebuoy
Navigation lights 
Emergency Navigation lights
Henderson manual bilge pumps x 2
Gas alarm
Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Smoke alarm 

Canvas sprayhood
Canvas stackpack with lazyjacks
Mooring warps & fenders

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