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Marcos 39 Cutter Offshore Cruiser -- Live Aboard

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Underwater profile
Long Keel

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 60hp, Isuzu 240C (1981)

Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Marcos
Builder Marcos
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 70.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 30.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/01/0005


Engine 1 x diesel 60hp
Engine make and model Isuzu 240C (1981)
Engine Hours Engine1: 3483
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 0.7 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots

This engine has been professionally maintained and serviced as necessary and those records are available on board.
The steering is hydraulic.

The house batteries are four Trojan 145 amp new in 2015.


Length 39'0"
LOD 39'0"
LWL 28'0"
Beam 12'0"
Draft Min 6'0"
Draft Max 6'0"
Airdraft 45'0"
Displacement 21,003.6lbs
Headroom 6'2"
Storage In water


Cutter rigged Marco Aluminium spars (1981) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1981)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

The genoa and staysail are on roller furling with weather guards that match mainsail cover. All sails and covers are in outstanding condition. The mainsail has been professionally maintained. All the lines are led aft to the cockpit.

The standing rigging appears to be oversized for serious offshore sailing. The mast has been removed and the rigging inspected in the spring of 2016.

The boat was de-rigged this summer as part of extensive time in the Port Townsend boat yard. Some of the work was to replace the bow sprit. That required the de-masting at which time all standing rigging as well as the mast was inspected, cleaned and re-stepped. The old barrier coat on the bottom was removed down to the original fiberglass and two coats of Kit Grey Interprotect applied and covered with Trinidad Pro bottom paint. All exterior wood stripped and refinished with Cetol. The foredeck was repaired with purpleheart wood under the windlass.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Gelcoat finish

Total LOA 44'.

The fuel tanks are of aluminum and the water tanks are GRP.

This vessel has a full keel with a cutaway forefoot.

It has been said the Marcos was the finest boat builder in B.C., and that he produced tooling for other manufacturers. He built many of the Maple Leaf 42 sail boats. This boat is molded fiberglass with a reported Airex PVC foam core. The deck and cabin top is fiberglass with balsa core material used in certain areas to provide insulation and stiffness. There is a teak cap rail around the deck edge, there are 13 bronze ports and three overhead opening hatches. There are stainless steel bow and stern pulpits and double life lines on stainless steel stanchions.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Starting in the forepeak there is access to the anchor locker. To port is a double bunk and to starboard is small seat. Aft to port is the head with sink, toilet and shower. To starboard is a double hanging locker. Aft to port is a diesel Dickinson heater and the saloon table with U-shape seating with book shelves and storage lockers above. To starboard is the settee with
book case shelves and upper storage lockers.
Aft to starboard is a U-shaped galley featuring a double sink, Nova Kool refrigeration, propane three burner stove with oven. Plenty of storage above and below the counters. Beautiful case work with glass front upper cabinets. To starboard and aft of the settee is the navigation station with a chart table and electronic instruments. The aft cabin features sleeping for two or three in two bunks. There is a storage cabinet between bunks with a port light to the cockpit and an over-head hatch. This cabin is separated from the main saloon by a teak door.

The engine access is under the main cabin sole.

There are complete records of all improvements, upgrades, maintenance and repairs since these owners purchased in 2000. They can be viewed on board.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Furuno radar on gimballed radar mount on the backstay.
Galaxy 5" compass
Motorola Triton ll VHF
Garmin 120XL GPS
Signet MK Depth Sounder
SR Mariner Knotmeter and distance log
Wind speed and direction SR Mariner

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Muir windlass
3 anchors
(one bruce #33, one danforth S920, one cqr #45)
300'0" of chain
9' 10" Brig dinghy (2001)
6hp outboard, Johnson, Short shaft (unknown year)
300' of 3/8 and 50' of 5/16 chain

Primary sheet winches are 2 Barlow
The secondaries are 2 Lewmar 40s
The halyard winches include 2 Lewmar 40s, 1 Lewmar 30 and 1 Lewmar 16.


Sombrella covers for all sails, as well as the barbecue, LPG cylinder and outboard motor.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Swim ladder tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Stainless steel swim ladder
Force 10 barbecue
Lifesling and man overboard pole
Heart link inverter control and DC electrical system monitor

Broker's Comments

This Marcos Cutter is a very well-built uniquely- designed offshore vessel. The interior features an aft cabin that sleeps three in two bunks, a large saloon with a U-shaped galley, a large U-shaped dinette, a settee that converts to a double and a forward cabin with a double bunk. All the interior teak joinery work is of the highest quality in material and workmanship.

When you enter the vessel and come down the circular companionway into this wonderful space it is difficult to conceive that this boat is not a lot larger than 39.' A very fine example of interior design. Up on deck you will notice the ease of sail handling, anchoring, deck safety, and the complete cockpit enclosure to insure comfort when traveling in stormy weather. All sail halyards and sheets are led to the cockpit.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Marcos 39 Cutter Offshore Cruiser -- Live Aboard has been personally photographed and viewed by David Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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