For Sale - £40,000


A Carter 39

Flat-deck Offshore Race Design

For Sale - £40,000

The Carter 39 is a Flat decked, Sloop, designed by Dick Carter from America and designed for the Admirals Cup.

She was built by Olympic Yachts of Greece in 1974 - Moleoba is a British Registered Ship - SSR 106661

I bought her in Samos Greece in 2004 and sailed her across the Mediterranean and down to the Canary Island where she is now kept in Corralejo in Fuerteventura.

I have kitted her out for long distance off shore sailing and took her single-handed from the Canaries to Madeira, out to the Azores and back again in 2015.

Moleoba is a very strong and powerful boat. Her hull of nearly 2 inches thick is constructed of a wood and fiberglas sandwich. Her heavy displacement of 12 tonnes and large tanks enable her to travel long distances in complete comfort.


Fore Peak

Large chain locker and storage.

Fore Cabin 

Two berths in a large 8ft x 7ft triangular double bed, plus two reading lights, large deck hatch and escape steps. This dismantles into two single berths. Horizontal shelving port and starboard with vanity mirror.

Plenty of storage beneath the bunks plus two of the three systems batteries located in either side bunk lockers.

Wardrobe - Situated on starboard side and including ample hanging space and shelves.

One A/C socket.

Ensuite Toilet

On the port side there is a door giving access to a spacious head with a sea toilet  wash hand basin and shower with pressurised hot & cold water. Storage lockers, shelves, mirror.

The mast runs through the deck in the heads to sit on top of the keel.

A cabin door separates the forward cabin from the saloon.


Spacious and comfortable, this is the social centre of the yacht.

There are two 6ft settees which double as berths when needed and two more outside berths above these.

Beneath the saloon settees are 2x 200 litre flexible water tanks.

On the port side there is a folding table.

All settee and bunk foam cushions were replaced in 2017

1 x A/C sockets.

Navigation Station

Aft is the navigational area with a full size chart table with stowage for charts and navigational equipment. Electronic circuit breakers and switch panels fitted on the port bulkhead. VHF Radio with Arial splitter for AIS input.

Kenwood CD/Radio with USB input

Kenwood Subwoofer and 10" bass speaker set into the chart table

x5 speakers and tweeters mounted in the cabin and one in the cockpit.

1 x A/C socket


On the starboard side, there is the spacious, modern and convenient galley with stowage cupboards, below and above for crockery, cutlery and food.

Double bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and hot pressurized tap and cold water foot pump which is connected through a charcoal water purifier.

There is a two burner gas cooker and grill with an additional electric A/C oven and grill.

A large top loading refrigerator with keel cooler 12v freezer compartment plus a A/C cooler fridge plate.

1 x A/C socket.


Spacious and clean for easy manoeuvring and work. At the bow, a stainless steel pullpit with two rollers suitable for anchor stowage. At the stern is a pushpit with ladder.  Ten 24" stanchions with upper and lower life lines, fairleads and mooring cleats with an anodised aluminium alloy toe-rail providing attachments for sheet blocks. In cockpit self-draining gas locker.


The large aft cockpit is separated into helm and crew positions, all seating faces forward.

There are new (2017) waterproof cockpit cushions with arm and back rests for both cockpits.

The engine controls and instruments panel along with the anchor winch control is located in the after helm cockpit. There are also the autohelm and interlinked Sinrad wind instruments control located on the step between the two cockpit giving access from either position.

Moleoba boasts 14 Lewmar winches.

2x large primary 3 speed winches with cross-linking arms and interconnected ant hills, can be operated from either side of the cockpit by up to 4 crew members at once. The 3rd gear (slowest) has been removed from the primary winches as it was slipping, parts kept and could be replaced. The anthill arm has been disconnected as it was misaligned and needs re-refurbishment

2x secondary 2 speed stay sail or spinekka winches.

Six 2 speed halyard winches on rounded bases for. 

3x 120w Kryocera solar panels supported by a substantial stainless steel frame above the aft cockpit.

There is a Bimin sun cover that attaches to this solar frame.


Hull to deck joint is sealed, through bolted and glassed in. Scantlings are in excess of normal practice. Ballast -Lead, encapsulated. Rudder -Skeg hung with stainless steel stock, connected to a push/pull steering system. There is a Special fitting for an emergency tiller through the rear cockpit seat. Emergency tiller is stowed in the rear cockpit seat locker.


Yanmar 3JH4SE 40hp engine

Kiwi folding three bladed prop with rope cutter

Sinrad Autohelm with Ram arm connected to the rudder quadrant

Wind, Depth and Log instruments in the cockpit.

VHF, Nasa AIS receiver

Electric Lofrans anchor winch with 50 metres of 10mm chain

Manual and electric bilge pumps

240v 30 amp 2 outlet battery charger

3x 120w Krycera Solar panels and charging controller

2x 80 amh starter battery

3 x 210 amh sealed domestic batteries

2x anchors

4 man life raft

Feet Meters Litres Tones Kilos
Lenght Overall 38.11 11.88
Water Line Length 29.11 9.14
Mast Height 50 15.85
Beam 12.8 3.88
Head Room 5.10 1.80
Hot Water Tank 80
Berths 7
Water Tanks 2 x 200
Diesel Tank 200
Displacement 14.43 14661
Engine Yanmar 3JH4E 40hp