Tradewind 39 for sale

Dunbarton, United Kingdom

£35,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Tradewind 39
General information
Tradewind 39
Used sail boat for sale
£35,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Hellene Louise
Length overall
11.74 metres
Length waterline
8.59 metres
3.48 metres
1.67 metres
10,800 kg
Dunbarton, United Kingdom

About this Tradewind 39


Boat Details

The Tradewind 39 is a strongly built cruising yacht with full length encapsulated lead keel. She is quite capable of being sailed by two on coastal jaunts or ocean crossings, the latter being her forte. Accommodation for 5 in a lovely traditional interior. Step aboard and you know she will look after you. 


LOA 11.74m LWL 8.59m Beam 3.48m Draft 1.67m Displacement 10800kg

Hull, Deck & Keel

  • The Hull & Deck were bought in 1983 and the boat was subsequently fitted out by a professional boat builder over 9 years and launched in 1992.
  • Off white GRP hull with a blue raised toe rail with Teak capping.
  • Underwater hull Gelshield epoxied 1996.
  • The forward deep laid Teak deck is flush with a short raised cabin top and well style cockpit.
  • Full length encapsulated lead keel.
  • Substantial keel hung rudder.
  • Whitlock wheel steering.
  • Lazarette locker aft.
  • Gas bottle storage draining overboard with space for two gas bottles.

Deck Equipment

  • Stainless steel wrap round pulpit, stanchion posts, quarter pushpit's and double guard wires.
  • Substantial stainless steel mooring cleats forward and midships with Sampson posts aft.
  • Lofrans manual anchor windlass with warping drum.
  • Twin stainless steel bow rollers.
  • 20kg Bruce type main anchor with chain.
  • Secondary deck stowed 20kg CQR anchor.
  • Fenders and mooring warps. 
  • Deck brush and boathook.
  • Deck shower.
  • Deck wash.

  • 2 x Lewmar 46, 2 speed self-tailing sheet winches for the Yankee.
  • 2 x Lewmar 40, 2 speed self-tailing winches for the Staysail.
  • 2 x mast mounted Lewmar 40, 2 speed self-tailing winches for halyards.
  • Lewmar 8 mast mounted reefing winch.

Interior & Accommodation

  • Teak interior with a rich high gloss finish.
  • The woodwork is largely solid Teak. 
  • Teak and Holly stripped floor.
  • Deckhead finished in Teak strips with an Ivory matt finish.
  • Blue cushions. Will need recovering.
  • Traditional Taylors diesel fired heater mounted on the main bulkhead in the saloon.
  • JVC Stereo CD/radio with two speakers.

  • V berth.
  • Hull side door fronted lockers.
  • Storage beneath the berths. 
  • Deck hatch.
  • Heating via shore power - Tubular low wattage heaters below the forward bunks and a bulkhead mounted heater.

  • To port in the short corridor between the forward cabin and saloon
  • Jabsco manual toilet.
  • Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water system. The faucet extends to double up as a shower.
  • Ample lockers for storage.
  • Opposite the heads is a dressing table with lockers.
  • Heating via  shore power - Wall mounted low wattage heater with guard.

  • The saloon enjoys an open plan layout with low bulkheads between it, the galley and nav. station. 
  • Raised central coachroof with 5 large opening portlights.
  • Solid Teak table with folding leaves. 
  • To port is a pilot berth and long settee berth. Plenty of storage in door fronted lockers outboard and underneath.
  • To starboard is a single settee berth with storage underneath and behind the seat back. 
  • Outboard are shelved lockers with feature leaded glass door fronts.
  • To port aft.
  • Stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water via a mixer tap.
  • Plenty of drawers and lockers.
  • Refrigerated top loading cool box.
  • Taylors 041 cooker with 2 burners, grill and oven.
  • Opening portlight.
navigation station
  • Large chart table with room for a full chart.
  • 3 x chart drawers.
  • 2 x book shelves.
  • Opening portlight.
  • Beside the companion way by the chart table is a wet hanging locker.

Navigation Equipment

  • Binnacle mounted ships steering compass.
  • Autohelm - Speed / Log / Depth / Wind. At chart table.
  • Neco autopilot. In cockpit.
  • Furuno radar. At chart table.
  • Philips GPS. At chart table.
  • Yeoman plotter with GPS interface. At chart table.
  • Icom M56 VHF. At chart table.
  • Sailor RT114B VHF. At chart table.
  • Brass clock, barometer, hygrometer and thermometer fitted at the chart table.

Machinery & Propulsion

  • Perkins 4107, 50hp, 4 Cylinder, fresh water cooled diesel engine with Hurth gearbox.
  • Morse engine controls.
  • Shaft drive to 3 blade fixed Bronze prop.
  • Engine hours unknown.

Rig & Sails

  • Z-Spars silver anodised masthead cutter rig with single spreaders.
  • Z-Spars silver anodised slab reefing boom with solid strut vang.
  • Nemo roller furling forestay and cutter stay, fitted 2004.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging. Age unknown.
  • New forestay, cutter stay and emergency forestay fitted 2004.
  • Kemp sails - Performance Cruise Specification using Bainbridge OCEAN Dacron. 
  • New in 2004, unused until 2010 and little used since so remain in excellent condition.
  • Fully battened mainsail with Sailman articulated sliders.
  • 110% Yankee with UV strip.
  • Staysail with UV strip.
  • Storm Jib.
  • Kemp stack pack with lazy jacks.

Electrical Systems

  • 12v ships system.
  • 2 x Lucas 110Ah batteries and a Crown deep cycle 115Ah spare.
  • Dolphin smart battery charger.
  • Rutland 913 wind generator and regulator.
  • 240v shore power with 240v internal sockets and dock cable.

Plumbing & Tankage

  • Water tank with approx. 375L capacity.
  • 2 x fuel tanks with a total capacity of approx. 150L.
  • Pressurised hot and cold water system.
  • Hot water supplied from a calorifier tank, heated via engine heat exchanger or 240v immersion heating element.

Canvas work

  • Blue sprayhood, 2015.
  • Blue cockpit dodgers, 2015.
  • Blue windlass cover.
  • Cockpit cushions - Blue with white piping.

Safety Equipment

Any safety equipment such as life raft's, Epirb's, 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.

  • 2 x manual bilge pumps.
  • 12v electric bilge pump.
  • ORC 6 person liferaft mounted on the cabin top. Will need servicing or perhaps replacement.
  • Dan buoy.
  • Crewsaver Horseshoe lifebelt with LED light.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Fire blanket.

Additional Equipment

  • Hydrovane self-steering. May need servicing and parts. Looks to be a cover plate missing off gearing housing.  
  • Bosuns chair.

Ships Papers

  • Bills of Sale showing more than 5 years clear title.
  • VAT invoices for hull purchase.
  • Original registry information. Not currently registered.

brokers notes

  • This is a substantial boat but has been laid up now for a number of years so priced accordingly. 
  • There is a section of Teak in the cockpit which needs replacing and the boat needs cosmetic attention.
  • It is unknown if the instrumentation is in serviceable order and is unable to be tested.
  • The engine has been recently run on the hard. Whilst it is cosmetically in poor order it starts first time and runs well.

owners Notes

I understand only 9 or 10 Tradewind 39's were built and they rarely come to the open market.

The original owner sold her only because he was getting old and I am lead to believe that the second owner hardly sailed her at all, in fact she was laid up for maybe 5-6 years before I bought her and brought her north to Scotland.

In my ownership she has been pottering about the River Clyde and has never ventured further afield, which I feel was unfair on Hellene Louise as she was undoubtedly designed and built to sail to far flung shores.

I now find myself in the same boat (as it were) with the original owner and she has been laid up ashore for too long and it is therefore time to pass her onto someone who will appreciate her as I have.

I have a copy letter from a Tradewind 39 owner from New York who variously describes her as the finest sea boat of any size he has ever sailed and he would take her anywhere in the world and under any conditions!

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Perkins 4107
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
150 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
375 litres


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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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