As well loved by her owners as was the Greek Goddess who inspired her name, PERSEPHONE has been beautifully maintained and nicely upgraded. The last or next to last CAL 39 built, she has always been a New England boat though she did cruise to FL one winter. With her two spacious staterooms and numerous upgrades, she will be an easy boat for her new owner to get into.
Introduction: "This boat will match speed, performance, and interior appointments against any other boat in its size range. CAL has made a conscious decision to produce a moderately priced boat with sailing characteristics and an interior level of finish formerly only found on expensive limited production yachts". C. Raymond Hunt Associates was given free rein to produce an underbody and rig which would give superior cruising performance, as well as being competitive under PHRF" (1988 Review).
The Cal 39 MKIII affords comfortable cruising amenities for up to six in a two stateroom layout. Finished in satin and with a varnished teak and holly sole, varnished ash "ceilings" line the hull sides. Headroom is 6'-4" throughout and the berths and settees are all oversized being between 6'-8" to 7'-2" in length. There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with seven opening ports, one small and two large hatches, two polished stainless steel dorades and four large fixed ports. In addition, there are two 2 1/2 - 3' custom "sky lights" installed on either side of the sea hood (above the galley and Nav. Station area). This allows light to flood into these spaces and into the salon. It is as bright and airy a boat as we get on. Equally well planned for is the artificial lighting with swivel style reading lamps at all berths and settees and overhead lamps in working spaces. Those who wish to extend the season or sail in cooler climes will appreciate the current owner's addition of a Dickinson solid fuel stove in the salon.
Starting forward is the private Forward Stateroom with a generous V-Berth with filler that measures 6'-8" in length and 6'-4" in width at the aft end with filler in place. There is storage below the berth, above the berth on full length shelves, in a large hanging locker aft and to starboard and in a bureau with lockers and drawers aft and to port.
The Main Salon is next aft featuring a large U-Shaped Settee to starboard and a straight settee to port, both of which are 6'-9". There is storage in lockers and shelves above. Dining is from the large drop leaf table with double star inlay which easily accommodates the entire crew. Aft and to port is the forward facing Nav. Station with flip top style chart table with storage drawers below and the yacht's electrical distribution panels outboard along with some navigational instruments and storage for publications and manuals.
Opposite to starboard is the U-Shaped Galley with off white laminate counter tops, Taco 3 burner gimbaled propane stove with oven, while quick re-heats are handled in the Litton Microwave. A 9.0 cu. ft. well insulated ice box fitted with Adler Barber 12 Volt refrigeration (new in 2011) stows the chilled food stuffs with extensive dry storage in several drawers and lockers. Deep double basin stainless steel sinks with H&C pressure water and soap dispenser.
Aft of the galley is the private Aft Stateroom with 7'-2" X 5'-6" berth. Storage is found in a large hanging locker forward and outboard with adjacent bureau with three drawers and a dressing seat as well as on the full length shelf above the berth.
The enclosed Head is to port and features a generous separate stall shower compartment with seat, manual W.C. plumbed via a Y-valve to the holding tank, vanity with stainless steel sink with H&C pressure water and storage in a hanging "wet" locker (which drains to bilge) and other lockers and drawers.
Sparcraft keel stepped double spreader tapered anodized mast and boom with discontinuous Navtec rod rigging.
Equipped for coastal cruising with extensive upgrades in 2012 as follows:
At Nav. Station:
Fresh water cooled Yanmar 4JHE turns a 2 blade Maxprop on a 1-1/4" bronze shaft and shows 4650 hours as of date of listing. The regional Yanmar distributor reports that this engine has a 7,000 hour service life.
Wired for 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC service. A 1750 watt inverter supplies light load AC service when away from the dock. In 2014 a $3,000 solar charging system of 2 -85 amp panels with frame was mounted on a panel on the bimini
12 Volt DC
110 Volt AC
Hand laminated fiberglass hull with original white gel coat in excellent condition with blue cove stripe and distinctive double blue boot stripe with blue ablative anitfouling on the bottom. End grain balsa coring from app 18" outboard of the keel. Solid fiberglass windows for below the waterline through hulls.
Hand laid fiberglass decks with end grain balsa coring and marine grade plywood coring in high stress areas and molded in non-skid pattern.
Large cockpit with generous sail locker to port and lazarette. Edson wheel steering. Wide side decks with teak toe rails, double stainless steel stanchions and lifelines with gates P&S.
PERSEPHONE, a lovely Cal 39 MKIII, is just on her second owners. Originally a Connecticut boat, she was sailed seasonally in Long Island Sound. Since 2005 she has been based in Maine but was taken to FL for one full winter of cruising.
Under current ownership she has been stored inside when in Maine. She has been routinely upgraded and well cared for and represents a wonderful opportunity for those looking for a two stateroom performance cruiser.
Lower Falls Landing
106 Lafayette Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096