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Cal 392 Twin Cabin

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Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 50hp, Perkins 4-108 (1980)



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Extra Details

Designer Bill Lapworth
Builder Jenson Marine
Lying Seattle
Fuel capacity 55.0 G Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 125.0 G Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 10.0 G Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-108 (1980)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Max prop
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.8 G /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

Engine hours are approximate based on 20+ years of current ownership. Engine is clean and runs well. Shaft log is standard packing gland. Cockpit steering is 40 inch destroyer wheel upgraded from standard 30 inch.
Batteries are 8-D 2013, Pro-Mariner charger new 2017, 125 Amp alternator new 2017


LOA 39'0"
LWL 32'8"
Beam 11'10"
Draft Max 6'8"
Airdraft 58'0"
Displacement 22,503.8lbs
Headroom 6'4"
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Kenyon Aluminium spars (1980) with stainless steel standing rigging (1980)


Mainsail Doyle - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, 2 Reefs
Headsail 163 Quantum - Furling (2011)
Other sails Gennaker 1.5 OZ. North (unknown year)
Spinnaker North .75 OZ (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Main and head sail were just cleaned by North Sails here in Seattle. The furling headsail had a new UV cover sewn on during this refurb.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

The Cal 39 hull is solid glass and laid up fairly robust. The deck is balsa-cored in most places and plywood was used in high-load areas. The hull-to-deck joint is the conventional inward facing flange and is both chemically and mechanically fastened.

The interior bulkheads are securely tabbed to the hull and a molded liner is used on the cabin sides and overhead liner. The finish is quite nice, actually better than most would suspect with excellent joiner work and teak trim. The ballast is lead and the rudder is foam with a thin layer of glass over it.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

Forward "V" Berth cabin with access door to head on Port. Salon has two convertible settees that make up to double berths. Galley has brand new Force 10 stove. Aft cabin is to starboard and is a quarter berth. Very roomy interior, clean and well appointed.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Autopilot is Autohelm 6000 chain drive, 6" Richie Compass, Radar is 24 mile Raytheon, Data Marine depth, radar reflector is Firdell Blipper. No Chart Plotter or GPS.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Manual Unknown windlass
2 anchors
100'0" of chain
150'0" of warp
CQR with 100 feet of 5/16 Hi Test and 150 of rode is currently in storage. Mounted on the boat today is a 25 LB Bruce with 10 feet of chain and 150 feet of rode. Seller calls it a "lunch hook". Windlass is manual and of unknown manufacture. It appears as original equipment.

Winches are all oversized.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a very attractive and well maintained boat. The gel coat on the hull shines, the sails have all just been cleaned and the boat is ready to go on a new adventure. The galley sports a brand new Force 10 stove, the interior upholstery is all new and there are no "funny" smells. From a John Kretschmer review: The Cal 39 is an ideal boat to consider for long-range cruising, especially if your budget is under $70,000 and you need private accommodations but don't want to sacrifice good sailing. Hull just polished and teak oiled. Boat looks great! These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Cal 392 Twin Cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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