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Starlight 39

Starlight 39

£59,000 VAT paid

Built: 1993
Currently lying: Topsham, UK - United Kingdom

This listing contains some provisional information: details may change

Zest is still with the original owner, being Cliff Norbury who was MD of Proctor Masts at the time and supplied the mast and deck gear to his own exacting requirements and was set up to be above the standard 39 specification.

Cliff took delivery in 1993 and finished the interior to his own requirements. We have completed a refit and refurbishment program at Retreat Boatyard and Zest is now available at an interestingly competitive price. These knowledgeable and experienced owners have now decided to finish sailing, mainly on account of ill-health and seek offers from an interested buyer who will take on this cherished 39 for the next phase of voyaging.

A comprehensive review of the electronics and electrics has resulted in many renewals and Zest is now looking particularly good.

Call Mike for more information.


LWL: 31.3 ft
LOA: 39 ft
Beam: 12.5 ft
Draft (fixed): 5.3 ft
Displacement: 8.5 tonnes
Water capacity: 265 l
Fuel capacity: 180 l
Sail area (downwind): 2080 ft²
Sail area (upwind): 906 ft²


Maximum speed: 8.2 knots
Cruising speed: 6.5 knots
Fuel consumption at cruising speed: 3 lph
Engine: Watamota Sea Panther 56hp
Propellor(s): 2 blade folding
Drive type: shaft
Steering system: Whitlock Cobra


Engine battery: rewired and fitted with new 250A buzzbar battery switches and heavy cables
Battery charger: Sterling Procharge Ultra 20A (new)
Shorepower system: consumer unit IP65, with RCD and new inlet plus 15m cable (new 2017)
Detailed inspection by Raymarine installer and general overhaul 2017
Battery monitor: Nasa BM2 (2017)
Full set of main cabin down-lights (2017)
Switch panel overhauled with new switches and indicator lights (2017)
240v ring main: 4 x sockets in saloon/galley/chartable
Isolator: Sterling galvanic 16A
Replace/refit wiring at chart table: also heavy wiring for windlass and engine


Cooker: Mariner - 4 burners, grill and oven
Number of cabins: 3
Number of berths: 7
Number of heads
Toilets: 2 new manual toilets (2017) plus new hoses
Calorifier: for hot water
Clock: and barometer
Tableware: for 5
Refrigerated cool box: Isotherm
Pressurised water: galley and heads plus shower facility in both head compartments
Toilets and hoses: both replaced with new units
Companionway steps: special installation, with stowage lockers and shelves

Rig and sails

Mainsail: fully battened
Kicker: Selden gas strut
No.1 genoa
Cruising chute
Genoa furling system: Profurl
Rig type: Bermudan sloop
Mast construction: Proctor with double spreaders and high spec fittings
Standing rigging: new 2017, complete with rigging screws and refurbished Seaway hydraulic backstay adjuster
Sail controls: all led aft
Mainsheet: 5:1 purchase with swivel at final lead jammer
Genoa tracks: with twin cars (P & S) with line control
Radar scanner: on post at stern


Superstructure colour: white
Hull colour: white
Deck colour: white
Deck construction: grp
Steering: wheel
Keel construction: lead
Superstructure construction: grp
Topsides finish: grp
Bottom finish: epoxy

Navigation equipment

GPS: Garmin 152
VHF radio: M421 Icom
Electronic chartplotter: Raymarine C120
Radar: Raymarine C120
Navtex: Nasa (2017)
Radar reflector
Autohelm: multi unit at chart table plus repeater at helm
Battery monitor: volts and amps
Bosun's chair

Deck gear

Bow anchor: 45lb spade plough with 40m 8mm chain
Winch handles
Mainsail cover
Clutches: 12 x Spinlock, for all sail controls and halyards
Kedge anchor: 45lb spare anchor, stowed in anchor well
Primary winches: Lewmar 54ST
Secondary winches: Lewmar 40ST (coachroof), Lewmar 44ST power winches on aft coaming
Power anchor windlass: Simpson Lawrence Horizon 1500
Gas cylinders: 2

Safety equipment

Liferaft: Plastimo Coastal 4-man valise (stowed on pushpit) - service date unknown
MOB system
Lifejackets: various auto inflating and lmanual
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Boat hook
Flares: expired

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