'Samsara', a Carena 40 Staysail Ketch for sale


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'Samsara', a Carena 40 steel ketch cruising yacht is for sale. Fully equipped for blue water cruising, sailing yacht 'Samsara', a Carena 40 steel ketch (11.90m × 3.90m × 1.85m) is for sale.

I've just hauled her out for annual maintenance purposes, to paint new antifouling, install new zinc anodes and a new depth-sounder.

Besides her age of almost 40 years, she proved to have a hull in perfect condition, with no need to touch in the near future!
Most of the hull still has original paints and protective layers, covering GALVANIZED, marine grade steel!

She is sound and built very strong in the famous German shipyard Gerdes, with loads of shiny stainless steel, all around.

Some of extra features that needs highlighting:
  • stainless steel rail all around the yacht, very safe and good looking;
  • stainless steel boom for main sail, massive piece of rigging, build to sustain the worst weather conditions;
  • lazarette, large storage locker accessible from aft deck and finished with stainless steel plates;
  • mast steps;
  • well oversized, very reliable, durable and economic engine, in great condition - 85 horse power Perkins 4.236 with new hydraulic transmission ZF63;
  • great stability during sailing and ability to stay on course by herself for extended periods;
  • oversized anchor and new chain;
  • windlass operable also from the cockpit, very helpful when you're cruising single-handed;
  • general layout set for single-handed;
  • White, S-shaped steel hull with blue striping, steel deck and superstructure;
  • Long keel, center-cockpit ketch, designed by H Lemstra in Amsterdam, built in 1983 by Gerdes Yachtwerft, Germany.

Fast, safe and comfortable, the Carena 40 is categorized as an Ocean Racer/Cruiser. In fact, she is perfect passage-maker and live aboard. Last year I sailed her across, from Panama to Spain.

Watch:- Short video footage of Atlantic crossing from Panama to Azores

I am the third owner (6 years now), know the history of the boat and have all the papers, including shipyard certificates and first registration.

The boat was hauled out first time by me in 2017 for total restoration. She got all new paints (including the masts).
I dropped the rudder and made new bushings out or brass as there was a little play, after 35 years. Also, I pulled out the propeller and shaft to replace all brass bushings and oil seals in the system. She got new transmission and flexible coupling.
Next haul out for bottom paint job was in 2018 and most recent in October 2020.
Each time I survey the hull with ultrasonic gauge and it is in a perfect shape!!!
In 2019, before Atlantic crossing she got many upgrades, including back up Power System, new hardtop with rain collector and extra sails, to name a few.

'Samsara' is a strongly built long-keel staysail ketch and comes with full wardrobe of 14 sails. Rigging was professionally surveyed in 2019 and is approved for ocean passages.

There is a lot of storage space, functional and ergonomic galley, large bathroom with shower. The saloon headroom is 2.15m and sofas are 2.4m long!
Water capacity approx: 400 liter, (4x100) + 100 l in jerry jugs.
Diesel capacity approx: 400 liter (20 liter day tank) + 100 l in jerry jugs.

ACCOMMODATION: max 8 persons - large double bed in forward cabin, one double and one single in aft cabin. In ample saloon can sleep comfortable 2 persons on sofas (3 after lowering the table and converting into double bed). All beds have 12v fans.

Thetford ComfortMate marine manual toilet, large stainless-steel sink,
water pressure system, shower with stainless-steel automatic sump box.

12-volt refrigerator, 220-volt top load freezer,
3-burner stainless-steel gas stove with oven, stainless-steel sink, crockery

Perkins 4.236
4 cylinders in-line, naturally aspirated diesel
85 Horse Power!
Fuel consumption: 1gallon/hour @ 6 knots
Range on build-in tank: approx 600 NM
Engine hours: approx 3300
New hydraulic transmission ZF63 (2018)
3 bladed fixed bronze propeller + spare

Diesel, Kubota 4KVA, 220/110Volt- needs repair (most probably stuck valve).

Service battery: DEKA Marine Master (2019): 2 x 105 Ah, deep cycle, dual purpose, led acid
BACK-UP Service battery: LifeLine 4D, 210 Ah, AGM, deep cycle
Starting battery: DEKA Marine Master (2019): 105 Ah, deep cycle, dual purpose, led acid
2 x Solar Panel (120W + 150W)
Electrical circuit: 12v/110v/220v
75 Amp battery charger
TWIN alternator
400W/110v DC/AC Power Inverter
500W/110/220v AC/AC Converter
Cabin lights LED
NAV lights LED

Danforth compass,
New Hawk Eye depth sounder with water and air temperature
Standard Horizon VHF radio,
New VHF antenna,
New HIGH GRADE Milspec 213 VHF antenna cable (best cable available on the market),
New emergency VHF antenna plus cable,
Icom SSB radio,
Radar reflector,
Autohelm 3000 autopilot, wheel driven
Aires Windvane + spare plywood vane,
Emergency tiller

Hard top dodger with polycarbonate windows on stainless-steel frame, second solar panel installed on top of it. Hard top has Water Collecting System in it.
All winches operable from cockpit and made by Enkes: 2 X Genoa, 2 X jib, 2 X Mainsail reefing, 1 X Mainsail sheet/halyard (+Spinlock), 2 X mizzen mast.

1 x manual bilge pump + 1 spare, 1 x electric 2000gal/h automatic bilge pump + 1 spare,

95 LBS (!) Danforth anchor with 60 meters of 10 mm new chain, (2018), Lofrans Tigre 1200W electric windlass with rope drum, 2 x spare anchor, fenders, anchor and docking lines, spare parts

TransOcean4 liferaft with water and food supplies (last inspection 2019),
stainless-steel pipe rail around the boat,
4 x harness,
8 x life jacket + 1 for kid,
2 x life buoy,
1 x grab-bag with emergency pyrotechnic,
1 x fireblanket,
2 x fire extinguisher,
1 x First Aid Kit,
1 x Windscoop for fore cabin,
2 x spare winch handle
1 x boat hook
Spare rigging cables, blocks, fittings

Ketch-cutter-rigged, aluminium masts, Norseman fittings, manual furling headsail system, double head stay: Hank on Genoa + roller furler Genoa with double sails slot profile, jib on inner stay with furling system. Mainsail sheet block'n'tackle on Harken traveller.
Two spinnaker poles permanently attached to the mast.

Boat location: Algeciras, Spain
Registry flag: Polish
Home Port: Gdynia

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