39′ Cavalier 39



Located In: La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Year: 1982
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Yachtworld Number: 3680858

Cavalier 39 – A classically designed, fully outfitted, true bluewater cruiser

Cavalier 39s, built in New Zealand to handle the Southern Ocean, are excellent bluewater boats as well as excellent sailing boats. This is a solid boat built to sail around the world, and designed for you to enjoy the sail the whole way. The modified fin keel provides maneuverability, great performance upwind, and steady tracking downwind.

Kiwa is fully outfitted with all systems required for self-sufficiency and long-range cruising, including a Monitor wind vane, two autopilots, 260 watts of solar, AIS transceiver, radar, multiple GPS units, EPIRB and PPIRB, life raft, roller furling, removable inner forestay, etc. There is a tremendous amount of storage throughout, filled with spares for every eventuality at sea. Her interior and exterior wood was all completely refinished in early 2020. There are only 1445 hours on the Kubota 46 hp engine, which has been meticulously maintained.

There is a comfortable v-berth, lee cloth on the starboard settee berth, and the table within the port U-shaped settee in the salon goes down to make a large additional bed. The nav station is in the quarterberth (which has a door), making for quick access to instruments and the cockpit while on a passage.

Kiwa is in La Paz, Baja California Sur, perfectly situated to explore the Gulf of California and then take off around the world.

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.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

La Paz Yachts
Tom Murray, Broker
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
011 52 (612) 123-1948


Builder: Export Yachts in NZ
Designer: Bob Salthouse
Keel: Modified fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, fully enclosed propeller


LOA: 39 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 4 in
LWL: 29 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 18000 lbs
Ballast: 7500 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in


Freshwater rinse for exhaust plumbed in. 2-blade propellor and spare 3-blade propellor

Engine Brand: Kubota
Engine Model: V2203 MEEUI
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1445
Propeller: 2 blade propeller
Engine Power: 46 HP


Tanks and plumbing

  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 stainless steel (110 gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 stainless steel (80 gallons)
  • Holding Tanks: 1 gravity  (10 gallons)
  • Pressure water at sink in galley and head
  • Hot water tank (not currently plumbed to engine)



  • Raymarine ST4000 wheel autopilot
  • Raymarine ST1000+ tiller pilot for wind vane (2015)
  • Raymarine ST800-P120 depth and speed transducers (2015)
  • Vesper Marine Watchmate AIS transponder
  • Icom 710 SSB fitted with new tuner and backstay (2015)
  • Onwa GPS chartplotter–access to free world charts (2018)
  • Furuno GPS GP 32 (2015)
  • Magellan handheld GPS
  • Furuno 1621 radar
  • Interphase Echoscan forward-facing sonar
  • VHF with embedded GPS and DSC distress function (2016). Remote mic repeater in cockpit (2016).


  • 260 watts of solar mounted to bimini frame (2015 and 2016)
  • Freedom Heart Interface inverter/charger
  • 30-A shore power inlet and cord. AC and DC outlets throughout
  • 4 Trojan T-105 batteries for house (need to be replaced), 1 start battery
  • LED tricolor sailing and anchor light
  • 6 LED cabin lights (2015)
  • 3 Caframo fans mounted, 1 extra in storage


  • Wheel with quadrant-drive steering, steering cables and chain new in 2015
  • 2 Lewmar 40 two-speed primary winches
  • 2 Maxwell 26 two-speed spinnaker winches
  • 1 Maxwell 18 mainsheet winch
  • Spinnaker pole mounted on mast
  • Whisker pole
  • Inner forestay, adjustable running backs
  • Schaefer roller furler
  • Monitor wind vane (2015)
  • 5 winch handles


  • Fully battened mainsail with 2 reefs, the second very deep for heavy weather (good condition)
  • 120% jib with foam luff installed in 2015 (good condition)
  • Staysail (excellent condition)
  • Spinnaker (good condition)
  • Bimini (2015–like new)
  • Dodger (very good condition)
  • New sail covers (2019; spare main cover also in like-new condition)
  • Binnacle cover (2019; spare in good condition)


  • Novakool MEGI/00 refrigeration
  • Mariner marine propane 3-burner stove and oven
  • 2 x 3.5-lb propane tanks
  • Stainless steel double sinks and countertop
  • Pressure freshwater with carbon filter at sink

Safety Equipment and Ground Tackle

  • Revere Offshore Commander 4-man life raft
  • McMurdo Smartfind 406 MHz CAT II EPIRB
  • ACR ResQLink+ Personal 406 MHz Locator Beacon
  • XINTEX propane detector
  • New bilge pump (2015) and float switch (2018)
  • Emergency tiller
  • 5/16” chain (250’) and 20-kg Rocna anchor
  • Nilsson V700 windlass (2021)
  • Spectra lifelines (2019)
  • Spare 35-lb CQR anchor
  • Spare FX-23 Fortress anchor
  • 300’ of new 12-strand braided line
  • 2 x 35’ 5/8” dock lines
  • Dog netting (not installed)
  • 2 x fire extinguishes

Additional Equipment


  • Zodiac Zoom 260 dinghy (2020)
  • Rail-mount propane grill
  • Self-ascending bosun’s chair
  • Cockpit shower
  • 2 sets of cockpit cushions
  • 2 West Marine folding padded chairs
  • Swim ladder
  • Screens for hatches
  • Dinghy repair kit
  • Sail repair kit
  • Too many additional spares to list