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1980 Saltram Saga 40

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1980 Saltram Saga 401980 Saltram Saga 401980 Saltram Saga 401980 Saltram Saga 401980 Saltram Saga 40
The boat is based in Langkawi, Malaysia.

KIARA, GENERAL LAYOUT Kiara is a British Registered Ship, official number 387382, registered and fully owned by myself, registration is good till 30 March 2008.

She is a GRP flush deck long keel double ender with a designed weight of 13 tons; however in cruising trim she is closer to fifteen tons.

Her overall length is 40ft and 32ft on the waterline.

Her theoretical hull speed is 7.4 kts but is happier and more economical to run at 5.5 where she will burn 2.5 litres per hour.

She has accommodation for six in one double, two quarter births and two saloon births.

She has tiller steering assisted by a trim tab on the rear edge of the main rudder.

This trim tab can be driven by the Hydrovane self steering gear or by a small tiller pilot as the loads are very low and the lightest tiller pilot is well able to steer her accurately and effortlessly.

There are three tiller pilots on board as well as the Hydrovane self steering gear.

The deck is glassed over ply with exposed timber beams covered with grey, cork and rubber composite, non slip decktread material.

Although designed as a cutter rig, we effectively use her as a sloop with a roller furling genoa, the staysail head stay being secured aft to clear the triangle forward of the mast for short tacking of the genoa.

Although we prefer to use the sloop rig, all the gear required to put her back to cutter rig is retained and takes only a few minutes to set up.

In 2003 all the underwater gel coat was peeled and replaced with a total thirteen coats of paint, seven being epoxy, full details of the products and application scheme are available.

Certain items on board, marked with an *, are not included in the inventory, however if they are required they are available for sale as optional extras.

In April 05 she was resprayed and new anti foul applied.

The general condition of the boat, her systems and extras is excellent and far better than many of much younger years, and with her new paint she looks is showroom condition Besides enjoying the sailing life I am a maintainer, previously an aircraft engineer, and like to have everything working well; anything that doesn't and can't be fixed has no place on my boat.


McMurdo 406 EPIRB RFD four man life raft, requires service. 4 x Crewsaver automatic life jackets with safety harnesses attached.

Jack stays Flares Life ring Dan buoy MOB rescue system 'Going away bag' ready to go! 3 x Fire extinguishers.

Firdel canister radar reflector.

Dinghy. 3.1 metre aluminum RIB by Aquapro New Zealand, new 2000. 15 HP Yanmar OBM 2 x 25 litre fuel tanks.

Anchor and line.

Ground tackle. 2 x 22kg CQR 1 x 10kg CQR Danforth Fisherman 75 metres 9mm short link chain, regalvanised April 05. 70 metres 20mm nylon 12 Volt windlass with chain and rope gypsies.

HP deck and anchor wash down pump.

Gale rider drogue with bridle, swivel and 30metre 25mm line.


Mainsail, ten years old but still in good condition.

Fully battened with bat cars and three slab reefing points.

Mainsail cover.

Furling genoa, new 2003 with luff foam and sacrificial UV protection.



Cruising chute and sock.

Trysail with dedicated luff track.

Storm staysail Standing and running rigging.

Twin forestays.

Twin back stays, one with insulators for HF radio aerial.

Diamond jumpers.

Keel stepped mast. 2 x running poles.

Mast winches for main, genoa and staysail halyards Lewmar ST42 primaries Standing rigging has been subject to an ongoing replacement program, all rigging having been replaced at some stage during my ownership.

Power and generation.

Main engine is a marinised Isuzu C240 industrial engine of 2.4 litres and 56HP, fitted as a reconditioned unit in 2003.

Since completed 1100 hrs.

Various engine spare parts are carried on board.

Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic gearbox with a 2:1 reduction hub, reconditioned in 2003 and is fitted with a mechanical disc brake. 1.5 inch SS shaft with a bronze 18x12" three bladed propeller.

There are two independent 12 volt charging systems, the engine battery charging system and the house battery charging system.

Engine charging system comprises a Lucas 45 amp alternator charging two 12v 100 amp engine starting batteries.

The house system comprises a 120 amp Bosch alternator charging 4 Trojan flooded lead acid deep cycle batteries with a total capacity of 450 AH through a three stage smart regulator and power management panel.

The batteries were all replaced in 2004.

All battery banks can be coupled together if required.

Heart 1000 inverter/charger with remote panel provides 50amp battery charging whilst connected to shore power and up to 1000 watts at 240 volts from the house batteries at any time. 2 x 65 watt solar panels provide up to 6 amps charge when in full sun.

Emergency petrol generator providing 600 watt at 240 volts or 8.2 amps at 12 volts.* A spare Bosch 90 amp alternator is carried.

Tankage. 3 x 250 litre SS water tanks, supplemented by a 12 volt 25 litre per hour water maker.

Pressurised water to heads, deck shower and galley through 5 micron and activated carbon filters.

Sea water pump at galley sink. 1 x 330 litre diesel tank.

Spare water and diesel jugs are also carried.


Lavac toilet with Henderson MkV discharge pump, spare pump held.

Shower and hand basin.


Mariner Princess two burner gas cooker with oven and grill.

Magma major gas BBQ. 2 x 9 kg gas cylinders with electric solenoid switch.

A Blissfield compressor, belt driven from the engine runs both a deep freeze and refrigerator.

In addition a 240 volt refrigerator is provided as back up and runs off 12v through the inverter.

In practice we run both on a daily basis, two periods of thirty minutes are all that is required.

Refrigeration servicing tools and equipment are available as optional extras, including a vacuum pump, spare compressor, gauge set and refrigeration gas.* Radios and Navigation equipment.

ICOM M 600 HF radio transmits on all frequencies from 2-30MHz including Ham frequencies.

ICOM AT130 automatic aerial tuner, new 2003.

Manual aerial tuner by MFJ.

GME VHF radio.

Yaesu hand held VHF radio, requires new battery.

AMI satellite radio.

BBC World, CNN and many others stations in digital sound.* Autohelm 16 mile radar Autohelm log.

Autohelm depth Autohelm wind speed and direction, spare transducer held. 2 x Garmin fixed mount GPS. 2 x Tiller pilots, one by Autohelm another by Simrad.

A third Autohelm ST1000+, complete with a remote control panel is available.

Both items are brand new never used.* Toshiba lap top computer interfaced with GPS, has C Mapand MaxSea world wide charts, tide, weather fax and celestial programs.

Sestrel major steering compass.

Hand bearing compass. 10 x 50 binoculars.

A couple of hundred paper charts, mostly of Australia, New Zealand, Pacific and Indian Ocean, now mostly redundant with C Map but good standby in case of computer failure.

Numerous Pilots, Cruising Guides and tourist guides of same area.

Miscellaneous Items 5 Kw diesel heater. 14" TV VCD player.

Radio cassette player.

Full, mast to back stay, sun awning in white Sunbrella.

Bimini cover.

Fore hatch cover.

Cockpit table.

Crockery, pans and cutlery.

Fishing lines, rods reels and tackle.

Fins mask and snorkel.

Both bow and stern lockers have their own bilge pumps.

The main cabin has two, a high capacity electric pump and a double acting diaphragm pump.

Additionally the heads pump can be used as a bilge pump.

Basic Information
State:Northwest Territories
More Details
Engine:Isuzu C240
Engine Count:Single
Engine Hours:1100
Hull Material:Glass
Beam:12' 6"
Draft:6' 6"

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