Saga 40 for sale

Oban, United Kingdom

Listed price £59,900 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Saga 40
Used sail boat for sale
$73,853 USD | Listed price £59,900 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Length overall
Length waterline
15.24 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Oban, United Kingdom

About this Saga 40


This Saltram Saga 40 is in nice condition with a good inventory and many recent upgrades including new standing rigging, radar, chartplotter, electric anchor windlass and a new toe rail.  With her aft cockpit, short coachroof and flush deck, Ikinoo is a very attractive yacht of a type commonly regarded as being amongst the most seaworthy yachts built.


  • LOA - 12.03m
  • LWL - 9.76m
  • Beam - 3.71m
  • Draft - 1.98m
  • Displacement - 13826kg
  • Ballast - 5089kg
  • Mast height - 15.24m
  • Airdraft - 16.5m

General Description

  • Saga Saltram 40.
  • Designer  - Alan Pape.
  • Builder - K.R.Skentelbery & Son
  • Built 1996.

The Saltram 40 is a classic double-ended, cutter rigged cruising yacht fitted out to a high standard by Skentlebery of Plymouth. Ikinoo is a strongly built yacht finished in white GRP with a green stripe, white superstructure with green treadmaster on deck.

With her aft cockpit, short coachroof and flush deck, Ikinoo is a very attractive yacht of a type commonly regarded as being amongst the most seaworthy yachts built.

Originally fitted with a number of extras and upgrades over and above the standard Saga Saltram 40, Ikinoo is presented as a very well-equipped, easily handled cruising yacht

With her traditional transom hung rudder and tiller you can steer Ikinoo yourself, or leave it to either her electric autohelm or Monitor wind-vane self-steering system.

Below decks, her warm teak interior, exposed beams, green upholstery and Dickinson Newport diesel heater make her as well suited to northern climes as crossing oceans.

Hull, Deck and Keel

Standard Saga 40 double ended hull with short coach roof, designed by Alan Pape.

  • The hull is in white GRP, epoxied from new, with a green stripe. The superstructure is white, as is the deck with green Treadmaster.
  • Her short coachroof and wide side decks make for easy access forward for anchor and sail handling.
  • Traditional long keel with a cast iron shoe (5089kg). Substantial transome hung rudder extending to a keel fastening.
  • She is a very seaworthy yacht built with blue water cruising in mind.

Interior and Accommodation

High quality solid timber internal fit out. All timberwork in good condition. One twin bed cabin aft, a large owners cabin forward, plus two singles in the saloon.  There is full standing headroom throughout.

Aft Cabin -
The twin berth cabin aft has a hanging locker and good stowage under the berths.

Heads -
Situated to starboard aft of the navigation station.

  • Manual marine flushing toilet.
  • Shower
  • Sink with pressurised hot and cold water.

Galley -
At the foot of the companionway to port is an L-shaped galley. 

  • Gimballed Plastimo Neptune gas cooker with 2-burners, grill and oven.
  • Double stainless steel sink unit with pressurised hot and cold fresh water system via mixertap[.
  • Manual Fresh and Seawater system.
  • Fridge.

Navigation Station -
To starboard is the forward facing chart table, large enough for full-size admiralty charts and stowage under for several chart folios.

Saloon -
Moving forward there is a settee berth to port, with lee cloth with bookshelves and lockers above. A folding table, doubling as a drinks locker, gives ample room for the whole crew to sit around.

To starboard, there is a pilot/coffin berth with two additional seats below.

A Newport Dickinson diesel fired heater, with its own fuel tank, ensure the main cabin stays nice and warm even in the worst of weather. Exposed beams give a nice traditional appearance.

Owners Cabin forward -
The forecabin has a raised offset double coffin berth to port. There are two good sized hanging lockers and a dressing table.

Bosuns locker -
There is a bosun's locker in the forepeak large enough for two bicycles plus all the spares required for extended cruising. Forward of that gives access to the chain locker.

Deck Equipment

Built to a high specification Ikinoo has a number of extras which make her easier and safer to sail.

  • Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit.
  • Alloy stanchions with lifelines with side opening gates for access and MOB recovery.
  • The deck and cockpit seats are finished in green Treadmaster for good non-slip properties.
  • Extra long genoa tracks have been fitted to accommodate the Yankee.
  • Mast rails (granny bars) to give security when hoisting, lowering or reefing the mainsail.
  • 2 x Lewmar 48 primary winches (self-tailing).
  • 2 x Lewmar 30 secondary winches (self-tailing).
  • Spinnaker pole stores vertically on the mast.
  • Double bow roller.
  • Lewmar CPXL Vertical mounted windlass with deck foot controls. New 2019.
  • Self-stowing main anchor (25kg Delta with 55mtrs 7/16 chain).
  • Second main anchor (20kg CQR).
  • 30lb angel plus 10m line, shackle and marlin spike.
  • Anchor bitts plus port and starboard mooring cleats.
  • Deck shower.
  • Avon Rover 2.20 dinghy with GRP floor. 2 oars & repair kit. 2008.
  • Honda 2.3hp outboard engine, 2008. Last serviced June 2019.
  • 8 mooring warps.
  • Mooring strop 3m x 5cm.
  • 6 fenders.
  • Spare tiller.
  • Bosun's chair.
  • 8' wooden boat hook.
  • Adjustable alloy boathook.
  • Stainless steel steps for pontoon access.
  • 5 x 10 ltr diesel cans.
  • 1 x 5 ltr petrol can.
  • 1 large funnel for fuelling from diesel cans.

Navigation Instruments

  • Sailor 144C VHF Radio with cockpit speaker.
  • Raymarine Axiom 12RV 12" Multifunction display. New 2019.
  • Raymarine Real Vision 3D 660W Sonar integrated with Axiom 12RV. New 2019.
  • Raymarine Quantum Q24C 18" Radar. New 2019.
  • Navionics 28P+ chart card. New 2019
  • Autohelm ST50 Echosounder at chart table with cockpit repeater.
  • Autohelm ST50 speed/log at chart table with cockpit repeater.
  • Autohelm Wind Speed and Direction in the cockpit.
  • Autohelm ST4000 with a handheld remote control unit. This unit can interface with the Monitor wind-vane system for greater versatility and reduced power consumption.
    Currently not working, thought to be an electrical conection fault.
  • Plastimo Contest Compass.
  • Garmin Montana 600 handheld GPS.
  • Monitor wind vane.
  • Monitor wind vane spares kit including replacement lines.

Rig and Sails

When new, Ikinoo had a number of extras fitted compared to the standard Saga Saltram 40. These include:-

  • Stainless steel standing rigging. New 2019.
  • A taller rig than standard which improves performance in light airs. There are also two folding mast steps at the top of the mast. Ideal when creeping past coral heads off some tropical island!
  • Extra long genoa tracks to accommodate the Yankee staysail.
  • Upgraded halyard winches. Lewmar 40 plus Lewmar 30 and 16 (both self-tailing).
  • Halyard clutches and cleats.
  • Spinnaker pole with vertical stowage on the mast.
  • Emergency forestay on Wichard tensioner.
  • Furling system on forestay by Furlex 310S (2012).
  • Mast rails (granny bars).
  • All running rigging was checked by Craobh Marina Yacht Services in 2019 and if not in good condition it was replaced.

 The sail wardrobe comprises:-

  • Slab reefing Mainsail (1996) + spare.
  • Green mainsail cover and Lazy Jacks.
  • Hanked on Jib (1996) + spare.
  • Roller furling Staysail (1996) + spare.
  • Yankee by Ratsey and Lapthorn.
  • Spinnaker with all running gear.


  • Volvo MD22A 59hp 4 cylinder diesel engine.
  • Volvo M52B-1 gearbox (2.3:1 reduction).
  • New alternator 2015
  • Circa 2100hrs running. Last serviced July 2019.
  • Freshwater cooled with seawater heat exchanger.
  • Conventional shaft drive to a fixed 3-blade propeller.
  • Single lever control in the cockpit.
  • Fuel consumption approx 2L/hour.
  • Range approx. 300 miles.
  • Cruising speed 6 to 8 kts.

Systems and Tankage

Systems -

  • Cabin heating via Dickenson Newport diesel fired stove heater. Fed from separate tank.

Tankage -

  • 2 x freshwater tanks under cabin sole giving a capacity of 545L (stainless steel). Cleaned 2019.
  • 1 x fuel tank 100L (stainless steel). Cleaned 2019.
  • 1 x diesel heater tank 45L (stainless steel).


  • 2 x 125 Ah Domestic batteries (June 2012).
  • 1 x 100 Ah Fridge battery ( June 2012).
  • 1 x 125 Ah Engine battery (2013)
  • Shore power with shore power cable.
  • 240v battery charger and inverter.
  • Vetus battery engine management system.


  • Green sprayhood with grab bar.
  • Green cockpit tent by Owen Sails.
  • Green cockpit dodgers.
  • Green mainsail cover

Safety Equipment

  • Navigation lights - Pulpit mounted Port and Starboard, stern light, masthead triclour and steaming light.
  • Emergency forestay and Wichard tensioner.
  • EPIRB. GME MT400. New 2019.
  • 2 Henderson bilge pumps.
  • 4 fire extinguishers.
  • Fire blanket.
  • Gas Detector.
  • 6 lifejackets.
  • Lifebuoy.
  • Danbuoy.
  • Hand operated horn.
  • Man overboard recovery system.
  • Sumbrella emergency hull patch.
  • Double action hand pump.
  • Bolt cutters.
  • Henderson single acting MK5 pump AK8050 kit.

Additional Equipment

  • Dimplex cold watcher 500 electric heater.
  • Dehumidifier WDH-316DB.

Owner's Comments

We have owned Ikinoo since November 1998 and have extensively sailed the West Coast of Scotland in her over the years from Craobh Marina.  She is in sound condition and has been regularly maintained over the years with many upgrades, more recently we have replaced the furling gear, battery charger and have added a cockpit canopy.

We are selling the boat reluctantly due to personal circumstances with a view to downsizing at some point in the future.


  • Total sail area - 64.75

Contact Information

We look forward to organising your viewing and answering any questions you may have.

Rhu Boat Sales, Michael Schmidt & Partner, Tel: +0044(0)1436 821606 -


Boats are available for viewing on PONTOONS, HARD STANDING (ladder access), on MOORINGS and in some cases FURTHER AFIELD.  Please contact us before hand to check the location of the vessel you wish to view and any special requirements. If you are traveling a distance this is especially important in order to make sure the boats you wish to view are in their advertised location and available for viewing.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

Whilst we make best effort to obtain documentation from Vendors it is advisable to check what is available before travelling to view or making an offer.

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1 x Volvo MD22A
Fuel capacity
26 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
9 mph
Cruising speed
7 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths


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Broker/Dealer Information

Michael Schmidt and Partner - Rhu

Mr Miles Stratton
Rhu Boat Sales Rhu Marina
Argyll & Bute, Scotland
G84 8LH
United Kingdom
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