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    £ 215,000
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    KER - 40 for sale

    Sailing BoatsManufacturer KERModel 40United Kingdom

    Want an IRC or ORC winning boat, capable of Inshore and Offshore success?... Look no further.

    Hooligan VII is now available at a fraction of the new boat cost and with recent optimisation is back at the front of the rating game!
    Strong inventory and some recent cosmetic improvements means the she poses a very attractive option.
    With an owner who is now keen to move on, viewings and offers are welcomed on the boat.

    2018 - 1st IRC 1 RORC MORGAN CUP
    2018 - 1st IRC 1 MYTH OF MALHAM RACE

    The interior of Hooligan is designed to be function over fashion, with white painted interior surfaces, standing headroom throughout the forward parts of the boat and a designated navigation area, WC, galley sink and jet boil.
    The boat lends itself very well to offshore racing should it be required, with 6 pipe cots style berths either side and two large saloon bunk tops.

    The floor is gripped in a new Non-skid foam.

    Additional items include;
    WiFi system for data management and connectivity on board.
    Backup GPS system.
    Vang system led aft of mainsheet track.
    Tiller steering.
    2 x Manual bilge pumps.
    2 x electric bilge pumps.

    Custom McConaghy cradle supplied with the boat.
    Custom boom covers supplied.
    Dock lines, fenders, cleaning materials.
    General tool box and spares.


    The Ker 40 is an exciting yacht that has been specifically designed for higher performance around the racetrack but more importantly to win races on IRC and ORCi handicap systems.
    Designed by talented British designer Jason Ker, his designs over the past ten years have stormed onto the international sailing scene in no uncertain terms

    A simple interior layout makes this boat completely fit for purpose and a fully optimised structural design using advanced Finite Element Analysis Techniques, had meant the boat is tough and durable for ocean racing, whilst being light enough to fend off the competition on the inshore platform as well.

    Built by renowned builders McConaghy Boats, "Hooligan" first sailed in Spring 2012 and has since gone on to achieve great things on the race track.

    Keel: New IRC optimised forged steel keel fin in 2017 (-190kg), with weight reduction of bulb at same time (-300kg) - Keel fin +300mm in length. (original SG iron keel fin strut with composite fairings and lead bulb)
    Rudder: Autoclaved Carbon Fibre rudder stock, with carbon tiller steering.
    The hull and deck constructed from vacuum consolidated E-glass/epoxy/foam sandwich resin infused.
    Additional reinforcements in way of all deck fittings and other highly loaded areas.
    Hull and Deck: Finished in high-grade polyurethane. Plus Non-skid areas on deck.

    2018 work;
    - New longer, lighter keel. (forged Steel, with latest profile shape on fin and bulb)
    - New longer bowsprit.
    - New re-designed bow fore hatch, with custom pneumatic seal.
    - New deck non-skid paint.

    2019 work;
    - Engine service
    - New cockpit non-skid.
    - Running rigging upgrades and checks.

    Upgraded primary winches to Harken 50.3 in 2017 - really aids line speed through gybes, which is an essential part of the boat handling on this style of boat.
    Upgraded runner winches to Harken 46.2 in 2018 - better sail trim control.
    New carbon sink added - 2017 (weight saving)
    Large custom built, carbon fibre sliding fore hatch for easy spinnaker retrieval. (new in 2017)

    Hooligan VII has a full B&G instrumentation system installed, including all the usual data, with additions such as a fore stay load cell for essential trimming tools.

    In addition;
    Harken deck gear throughout as well as custom parts from McConaghy, which really stand these boats above their competitors.
    A Yannmar 29hp engine is included and serviced regularly.
    6 custom pipe cot style bunks for use offshore.
    A basic galley (jet boil) with 2 x 50ltr fresh water bladder tanks (not installed).
    WC in bow area.
    Navigation area in saloon with primary switchboard.

    A basic inventory of safety kit will be provided with the boat.

    The rig is well sized for all round performance, with a high aspect sail plan, which will ensure that this boat will perform above its size across all wind ranges. The spar package is supplied by none other than world-renowned mast makers, Hall Spars.

    A highly refined, high modulus, carbon fibre double spreader rig and carbon boom.
    The rig is also supplied with composite, twin running back stays to allow for the square top mainsail, which has an upgraded purchase system to allow for more precision control of mast bend.
    A good inventory of inshore and offshore running rigging is available and things have been updated/replaced when necessary.

    McConaghy custom carbon bowsprit. (extended in length 2018) - dual tackline.
    Titanium 3D printed custom pig-nose assembly.
    Dash 17 Rod standing rigging.
    Aerodynamic mast section in HR40 Carbon.
    Boom in T800 Carbon, with reef capability.
    PBO twin running back stays.
    Internal hydraulic jack system.
    Mast heel adjustable fore and aft on screw adjustment.

    2 x masthead spinnaker halyards.
    1x fractional spinnaker halyard, doubling as a spare genoa halyard
    1x genoa halyard
    1x Genoa staysail halyard
    1x mainsail halyard with 2:1 purchase (exit below deck)
    Sprung loaded Hall Spars vang system.


    RACE sail inventory;

    Mainsail - Doyle Stratis 2017 (increased head size)

    J1 - Doyle Stratis 2017
    J2 - Doyle Stratis 2017
    J3 - Doyle 2015
    J4 - Doyle 2014

    A1.5 - Doyle 2017
    A2 - Doyle 2017 (190 sqm)
    A3 - North 2014
    A4 - Doyle 2015
    A5 - North 2013
    Code 0 - Doyle 2017 (with cable and furler)

    Genoa Staysail - North 2018 (with furling hardware)
    Jib Top - Doyle 2013 (lightly used)
    Spin Staysail - North 2013 (with furling hardware)

    Club or Regatta Sails – All Grand Prix Carbon Aramid from North and Doyle

    Mainsail 2013
    J1 2014 Hardly used
    J2 2013

    Genoa staysail 2013

    A0 2012 on furler
    A2 2013
    A2 2013
    A4 2013

    Training sails;
    Carbon/aramid Main
    Carbon/aramid J1
    Carbon/aramid J2
    Carbon/aramid J3
    Carbon/aramid J4
    Carbon/aramid Jib top
    A2 orange kite
    A4 white kite
    A5 white kite
    Various other training sails

    Dacron delivery Main
    Dacron delivery Jib
    Storm Jib

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    Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
    Year built2011
    Length1.22 m/4 ft
    Categoryfin keel
    Material hullglass reinforced plastic

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