1979 Cal 39 Cruiser



1979 CAL 39 Currently Sailing to La Paz, the perfect destination to start your Sea of Cortez Sailing Adventure!
(More Detailed Photos coming soon!)

Kukui is a well-maintained Cal 39 that has traveled up and down the North American coast and the Sea of Cortez. It was lovingly rebuilt in the early 2000s with no consideration to expense. Kukui is 39 feet long with a deep keel of 7 foot draft. She’s been completely reconditioned with new engine, sails, mast, rigging etc. , Also, in 2022, all of the old bottom paint was sanded off, primer applied and 2 coats of new bottom paint. This boat is comfortable at sea as well as at anchor. She handles well in all types of weather.

Buying a boat in Mexico can have some tax advantages in saving you state sales tax and the boat is already where you want to start cruising. When buying a boat in Mexico, all of the title transfer, paperwork, and funds transfers are handled in the United States by a Marine Documentation Services Company for your convenience and peace of mind.

The owners of La Paz Cruisers Supply and Brokerage are cruisers themselves and have been living and cruising aboard in Mexico since 2008. Our team has crossed oceans, sailed to the South Pacific, delivered catamarans from South Africa and sailed around the Caribbean, Mediterranean and world. Our goal isn’t to waste your time, but to help you find a boat that fits your budget and dreams.

Detailed Specs

Year 1979
Make CAL
Model 39
Class Cruiser
Length 39ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Shape Displacement
Offered By La Paz Cruisers Supply & Broker
Steering Wheel
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 4JH3E
Engine Year 1999
Total Power 55hp
Engine Hours 1600
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct Drive
Fuel Type Diesel
Propeller Type 3 Blade
Propeller Material Bronze


Length Overall 39ft
Max Bridge Clearance 65ft
Max Draft 7ft
Beam 12ft
Cabin Headroom 6.5ft
Length at Waterline 32ft


Dry Weight 17,000Lb


Fresh Water Tank 90 Gal ()
Fuel Tank 1 X 50 Gal (Stainless Steel)
Holding Tank 24 X (Plastic)


Single Berths 1
Double Berths 3
Cabins 1
Heads 1

Electrical Equipment

Shore Power Inlet Smart Plug 20 Amp
Inverter Victron Phoenix


Depthsounder B&G
Radar Raymarine C80
Log-Speedometer B&G
Radar Detector Tri-Lens
Wind Speed and Direction B&G
Plotter Raymarine C80
Autopilot Comnav 1420 Hydrolic
Radio Poly Planner MRD 60
Cockpit Speakers Interior Speakers Bose

Inside Equipment

Electric Bilge Pump 1-Par 36600 +1 Rule
Oven Seaward Princess Gimbled
Manual Bilge Pump Whale
Marine Head Raritan PH II
Hot Water Raritan 8 Gallon 110 V + Heat Exchange
Refrigerator Frigaboat K35F Keel Cooled
Battery Charger True Charge 20

Outside Equipment

Cockpit Shower Scandvik 12141
Outboard Engine Brackets
Radar Reflector Tri Lens
Solar Panel 2, 150 W New Power
Cockpit Cushions Custom
Cockpit Table
Swimming Ladder



Fully battened mainsail- Hood, condition very good
Furling Genoa- condition good
Jib – condition very good

Spinnaker pole/whisker pole- Aluminum mast mounted



Anderson 52 self tailing 2 speed- location cockpit- #2
Anderson 28 self tailing 2 speed- location cockpit
Anderson 28 self tailing 2 speed- location mast
Barient 8 not self tailing 1 speed- location boom
Barient 10 not self tailing 1 speed- location boom
Barient 22 not self tailing 2 speed- location mast

Electric Windlass Model 220 3/8″ Gypsy – with control on deck and in the cockpit

Ground Tackle

55# Delta on Bow 3/8 chain 200 feet with additional 3/8 rode 200 feet
#44 Bruce Claw on Bow 3/8 chain 40 feet with additional 3/8 rode 200 feet
Danforth in the stern 3/8 chain 40 feet with additional 3/8 rode 40 feet




Achilies 10 foot RIB 2003

Outboard motor 2019 Tahatsu 6 HP, 4 stroke- condition very good

Batteries and Power


House Bank
6 V deep cycle #4, 2019

Start Battery
12 V Gel Group 31 #1 2018


Shore power cable- 50 feet with smart plug
Battery Charger True Charge 2
Alternator Output- 85 Amps
Battery Monitor- Victron BMV-712

USB Ports- 2 in V berth, 2 in Galley



EPIRB ACR PLB 350c with battery expiration date 06/26
Fire extinguishers 1 Halon, 2 Dry ABC 3#, 1 Dry ABC #5
Auto fire system in Engine room- Halon
First Aid Kit
Life vests- 2 non inflatable
Harnesses- 2
Life sling
Type IV throwable cushions- #4
RADAR Reflector
CO detector
Fire/smoke alarm
LPS Solenoid ON/OFF switch- Trident gas control

Additional Information


Additional information

Diesel jugs- 1, 6 gallons
Water jugs- 4, 6 gallons
Gasoline jug- 1 2 gallons
Dive tank- 1 aluminum

Other Covers

Instrument covers
Helm Cover- custom Binicle and wheel cover
Primary winch covers, windlass cover, 2 hatch covers, BBQ cover

Boat wash down- John Aquajet

Mast step- on Keel

Fin keel, encapsulated lead
Spade rudder

Propeller type- Max Prop

Cockpit Shower


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.