US$ 35,000


39 ft.






If you are looking for a great sailboat, Lapworth design, that will fit in a 40 ft slip, look no further! This 1980 CAL 39 MKII is a true racer-cruiser sailors’ boat with high performance on all points of sail, particularly upwind and with cruising accommodations that make them an ideal boat for offshore passage making. A well-balanced boat with a fast keel, big spade rudder and generous accomodations, the Cal 39 is a very sweet sailing boat and live-aboard, an ideal boat to consider for long-range cruising, especially if your budget is under $60,000 and you don’t want to sacrifice good sailing.

This Cal 39 is a truly beautiful vessel and a dream to sail. Well cared for by her current owner, make sure to click on her full equipment list!

This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, a short 250 mile drive on a safe 4-lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.

Discover this lovely 1980 CAL 39 MKII, a Lapworth-designed sailboat with high performance, ideal for racing and cruising. Well-maintained, with generous accommodations.
// Price just reduced by US$ 7,499 (previously US$ 42,499)
  • length: 39 ft. (11.89 m.)
  • price: US$ 35,000
  • builder: Cal
  • draft: 6.5 ft. (1.98 m.)
  • max speed: N/A
  • beam: 12 ft. (3.66 m.)
  • cruising speed: N/A
  • built: 1980
  • Sail
  • Fiberglass hull
  • 1 cabin
  • 1 head
  • sleeps 6


Length Overall 39 ft
Max Draft 6.5 ft
Beam 12 ft



Fresh Water Tank 1 X 50 Gal (Stainless Steel)
Fuel Tank 1 X 50 Gal (Aluminum)
Holding Tank 1 X 15 Gal (Plastic)


Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4-108 4 Cylinders
Total Power 46hp
Engine Type Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Propeller Type 3 Blade
Propeller Material Bronze

Interior Layout

Below decks and full forward is a chain locker and forward cabin with large V berth with storage below, Port and Starboard side drawers and a private door to the Port side head. Large deck hatch for ventilation and emergency egress.

Moving Aft there is a Port side head with Groco manual marine toilet and SS sink and shower. Opposite to Starboard is a hanging locker.

Continuing Aft is the salon. Port side L shaped dinette with fuel tank and storage below and behind. Opposite to Starboard is a settee, also with water tank and storage below and behind.

Continuing Aft and to Port is a U shaped Galley with stainless steel sink, chest refrigerator, 3 burner propane marine stove with oven and abundant storage and work surfaces.

Opposite to Starboard is the Navigation station with fold away seat, the main electrical panel, navigation and communications equipment. This is followed by a a quarter berth/storage area. There is a centerline companionway leading up to the sailing cockpit.

The engine room is located below the companionway and has adequate insulation and access. Fresh water pressure is provided by an on demand 12volt pump. Hot water is provided by a 120volt electric heater with engine flow-thru system.

Flooring is Teak and Holly with fiberglass encapsulated wood cross bracing, stringers and supports and removable access panels.

Exterior Layout

On the deck and full forward is the anchor control system with a double roller system, chain locker and vertical 12volt windlass with foot control switches. There is a welded stainless steel tubular bow pulpit, stainless steel tubular stanchions with stainless steel upper and lower lifelines, port and starboard leading aft to a welded stainless tubular stern pulpit for on deck and cockpit protection.

There are Port, Starboard and Aft boarding gates. Mounted on the stern pulpit are a Lifesling, outboard motor, stern anchor, The transom is standard with a folding boarding ladder/boarding date and Cape Horn wind vane steering system.

The foredeck has safety hand holds mounted on the cabin top and dodger. There are adequate cleats for docking. The aft sailing cockpit is protected by a canvas dodger and Bimini and offers easy access to the companionway. There is a stainless steel arch with solar panels and antennas mounted above. There is ample cockpit seating and a steering station with wheel steering, navigation instruments, engine controls and abundant storage space in the Lazarrette. Sail control lines are routed to the sailing cockpit for ease of operation.

Navigation and Communications

  • VHF Radio: Standard Horizon Eclipse with DSC and Icom IC-M200.
  • SSB Radio: Icom IC-M710 with tuner.
  • Chart Plotter: Furuno GPS/WASS Navigator.
  • Autopilot: Raymarine.
  • Depth Sounder/Fishfinder: Lowrance X65 .
  • Wind Speed and Direction: Simrad IS12.
  • Depth Sounder/Speed Log: Simrad IS15.
  • Depth Alarm: Yes.
  • Compass: Binnacle mounted.
  • Stereo: Fusion MS-RA 70.
  • AIS: Matsutec HP 33a Class B.
  • Rudder Position: Simrad IS15.
  • Clock and Barometer: Yes.

Electrical Systems and Equipment

  • AC: Shore Power cable 120Volt 30 Amp.
  • Inverter: Tripp Lite 600watt.
  • AC Switching: Circuit breakers.
  • Starting Battery: 1-12volt 130AH AGM
  • House Batteries: 3-12volt 140AH AGM.
  • Charging: 1 Engine alternator, 120volt charger and 4 solar panels with charge controller.
  • Switching: Rotary marine type.
  • Protection: Circuit Breakers.
  • Ships Interior and Navigation Lights: 12 volt LED.
  • Battery Condition Monitor: Yes.
  • Circuit breakers: Main electrical panel at navigation station.

Machinery and Propulsion

  • Cooling: Fresh and raw water.
  • Exhaust type: Wet, routed to stern.
  • Transmission: Borg Warner 73C.
  • Fuel filters: Racor Marine type.
  • Fuel Pump: Mechanical.
  • Fuel shut off: At tank.
  • Engine controls and instruments: Cockpit at steering station.
  • Alarms: Low oil and high heat.
  • Propeller Shaft: Stainless Steel. C
  • utlass bearing: Good.
  • Stuffing box: Dripless type.
  • Thru hull valves: Marine grade bronze.
    Ships Steering: Aft cockpit helm station with wheel, mechanical linkage with cable drive to a quadrant drive on the rudder shaft.
  • Windvane Steering: Cape Horn.
  • Emergency steering: Mechanical tiller, windvane and autopilot interface.

Hull, Ground Tackle and Shore Equipment

  • Hull material: Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
  • Topside: Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
  • Deck material: Balsa and plywood core Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) with gel coat finish and areas of anti-skid surface.
  • Keel: Integral Fin type with internal lead ballast
  • Rudder: Spade type GRP rudder with stainless steel post
  • Anchor Windlass: Lofrans 12 volt Vertical.
  • Controls: Foredeck foot operated.
  • Primary Anchor: 20kg Bruce with swivel and 250’ 5/16” ” chain.
  • Secondary anchor: Danforth 25lb with 25’ 5/16”’ Chain and 150’ nylon rode
  • Fenders: 4
  • Dock Lines: Good.
  • Dinghy: Avon 9.5 Inflatable
  • Dinghy Power: Mercury 5hp 2 stroke

Spars and Rigging

  • Mast and Boom: Extruded Aluminum, Keel stepped.
  • Standing rigging: Stainless steel wire to Bronze turnbuckles to stainless chain plates.
  • Age: Replaced n 2016-2018.
  • Boom Vang: Yes.
  • Sails: Main sail, Jib and Spinnaker. Jib and spinnaker are in good condition,  main is fair. Additional storm jib is in new condition
  • Roller furling: Jib.
  • Backstay adjuster: Yes.
  • Sheets and halyards: Yacht braid marine quality. Good Condition.
  • Sail control lines: Routed to cockpit.
  • Winches: Mast and Cockpit.

Safety Equipment and Systems

  • Liferaft: Givens 6 person.
  • PFD’s: 4 Inflatable harness type with Jacklines and tethers.
  • Throwable Device: Yes.
  • Bilge Pumps: 2 Electric and 1 manual.
  • Life sling: Yes.
  • EPIRB: ACR Globalfix (needs battery)
  • Fire extinguishers: 3 Portable (need servicing)
  • Sound Producing Device: Yes.
  • MOB Pole: Yes.
  • AIS: Yes.
  • Spotlight: Handheld.
  • Radar Reflector: Yes.
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