Challenger 39

Price AU $45,000 Make an offer SOLD

AU $45,000 Make an offer
Owner will consider all reasonable offers.
The Challenger 39 features great performance, has a warm timber interior, and a practical layout with good accommodation and clever use of space. She is now offered to the market for your consideration and will suit buyers looking for their next adventure. Good volume below decks, comfortable cockpit, a practical layout all add to her appeal. She steers well, is easy to trim and is perfect for the weekend sailor, coastal cruiser. A number of years ago in 1998 the yacht has sailed in one of the toughest and most iconic yacht races on the planet, the Sydney to Hobart no less. She is offered for sale at a reduced price, to accomodate some upgrades that need to be undertaken.
Scarborough QLD
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Nick Louis
39' 0" - 11.89m
11 ft 3 in
8,000 kg
Keel / Ballast
Shallow draft long keel, separate skeg hung rudder with sail drive makes for easy cruising. Fibreglass encased lead ballast 2,700 Kg.
Hull Material
Deck Material
Volvo MD 20240 38 Hp diesel New 2004. Cockpit engine controls and shutoff. Volvo sail drive new 2013. Volvo 3 blade folding propeller.
Engine Make
38 Horsepower.
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
2,000 approx at time of listing.
190 Litres.
500 ltr built in tank plus 100 ltr bladder under seat.
Broadwater galley stove 2 burner LPG with oven and grill.
Automatic LPG shut off replaced 2016.
Galley sink and large food storage.
12v large built in electric fridge.
Hot Water System
25 ltr hot water heater- ex-changer or 240V plug.
Stepping down the four sturdy steps through the sliding companionway, the interior saloon/galley cabin vessel opens up nicely. To port is the galley with plenty of bench space with an additional fold up bench beside the top-loading bench fridge/freezer. To starboard and aft is a double cabin. Moving forward to starboard is a dedicated nav station with radios, GPS and electrical panels at hand. Forward from here is the large saloon having to port, a dining table, that converts to a double berth. Ample seating here while below decks, including to starboard a settee. The head is to port and forward from here is a large forward Vee berth with wardrobe. Storage lockers above and below seating and berths.
Head with wash basin and vanity unit with storage below, shower and toilet, macerator pump replaced 2016.
Kenwood AM/FM radio and CD player with interior and external speakers.
TV, DVD player.
5 Hp Mercury outboard motor recently serviced.
Bimini with connecting panel to dodger.
Spray Dodger window replaced 2015 with UV resistant plastic, cover for clears when in port.
Boom bag.
Winch covers.
Outboard cover.
Bbq cover.
Ground Tackle
45 lb QCR on 60m chain, replaced 2016.
35lb QCR anchor, chain and 100 m rode.
Sand Anchor, Chain and 100m rode.
Maxwell Electric winch installed 2012.
Safety Gear
Life sling and life ring in separate bags on pushpit.
4 x class 1 PFD's.
Grab bag with hand held VHF.
12 v spotlight and binoculars.
Flares in waterproof container.
Emergency bolt cutters, hacksaws.
Large drogue for emergency steering.
All through hull fittings are ball valves with emergency chocks.
Bilge Pumps
1 x 12v and 2 x Whale manual bilge pumps.
6 x 6v 225 Amp hr Lion deep cycle batteries replaced 2015.
4 x 60w solar panels davit mounted.
Prostar 30M PV input controller new 2017.
240 v charger/controller.
Xantrex Battery Monitor.
500W 12v-240v inverter.
Bosch 80Amp alternator fitted for higher charging rate.
4 cabin fans.
LED cabin lights.
Navigation annex with chart table, Electric distribution panel behind.
Kenwood AM/FM radio and CD player with interior and external speakers.
Icon VHF with external handset.
Codan HF radio with emergency aerial.
Garmin GPS.
Cruising guides for East Coast plus fish, bird and other guides.
Complete set of East Coast paper charts from Hobart to Cape York.
Barometer and chronometer.
Navman 3100 wind instruments.
Raymarine ST 6000 Autopilot direct drive to rudder shaft.
Autohelm Bidata Data depth, speed, log.
Plastimo magnetic compass.
Sail Inventory
Furling genoa.
Asymmetric cruising chute in sock.
Storm jib and Trysail.
Mast / Rigging
Single spreader masthead rig with dual back-stays.
Aluminium mast stepped through deck to keel.
Steps to masthead.
Boom with boom bag and lazy jacks.
Aluminium spinnaker pole.
Deck Gear
6 x self tailing Arco deck winches.
Solid tubular stainless steel pulpit and pushpit.
2 x external gas bottles with Magnum Rail mounted BBQ.
All halyards led to cockpit.
Jackstays, tethers and harnesses.
Bosuns Chair.
3 x winch handles.
2 x boat hooks.
Cockpit folding table.
Cockpit seat cushions replaced 2017.
2 entry gates amidships through hand rail with removable S/S folding ladder stored on deck. Boarding steps on transom with folding ladder into the water.
Deck rails for storage of kayaks, paddleboards and other gear
Large lazarette for storage of sails, spare anchors, drouge, spare fenders 2x 20 l diesel fuel cans and many additional ropes including cyclone quality lines.
Strong barge board.
6 x inflatable fenders.
Tool kit with some basic tools.
Full inventory of engine spares and general spares.
Boxes of screws, bolts, nuts, shackles, adhesives etc.
This Challenger 39 has some great pedigree with a 1998 Sydney to Hobart under her belt and she is waiting for her next adventure.
Challenger yachts have a reputation for being essentially bulletproof and this example is no exception.

For inspections please contact Rob Devers on 0407 112 265, email:

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

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