39′ Cavalier 39



Located In: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Year: 1982
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Yachtworld Number: 3699238

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

Built in New Zealand to handle the Southern Ocean, Kiwa is ready to take you anywhere in the world. She is fully outfitted to sail back home to NZ or anywhere else in the world, with all systems required for self-sufficiency, and more electronics than you’ll ever need. Her interior and exterior wood was all completely refinished in early 2020 (note that pictures are original gloss finish; current finish is satin).

Only 1330 h on the Kubota 46 hp engine. Monitor wind vane, 260 watts of solar, AIS, radar, multiple GPSes, roller furling, EPIRB, life raft, dinghy new in 2019, cockpit shower, etc. There is a tremendous amount of storage throughout, filled with too many spares to list. The nav station is in the quarterberth, making for convenient access to instruments while on a passage. She sleeps 6 comfortably.

Kiwa is on the hard in Puerto Escondido, Baja California Sur, a short taxi ride from the airport in Loreto. She’s waiting for you, ready 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: 1330
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

Number of heads: 1



  • 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).
  • Standard Horizon HX210 handheld VHF (2020)

  • 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 golf cart batteries for house, 1 start battery
  • LED tricolor sailing and anchor light
  • 6 LED cabin lights (2015)

  • 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)

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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 (2020)
  • Spare 35-lb CQR anchor
  • Spare FX-23 Fortress anchor
  • 300’ of new 12-strand braided line
Additional External Equipment

  • Zodiac Zoom 260 dinghy (2019)
  • Tohatsu 3.5-hp outboard (2015) (planes dinghy with one person and one dog)
  • Rail-mount propane grill
  • Self-ascending bosun’s chair
  • Cockpit shower