• NAME: Fishtales (R)
  • TYPE: Sailboat - Racing/Cruising Fractional Sloop
  • BUILDER: Archambault Yachts, France
  • MODEL: A40RC
  • DESIGNER:Jourbet-Nivelt
  • ENGINES: Nanni 40 hp Diesel
  • SAIL AREA: 847 square feet
  • SPEED (approx):
    Cruising: 8.6 knots
    Maximum: knots

  • LOA: 39' 4" LWL: 34' 7"
  • BEAM: 12' 4" DRAFT: 8' 2"
  • YEAR: Model - 2009
  • RIG: Sloop fractional rig
  • HULL MATERIAL: Fiberglass
  • KEEL: Fin DISPLACEMENT: 14,600 lbs
  • BALLAST: 6830 lbs - Lead
  • TANKAGE (approx):
    Fuel: 20 gallons
    Water: 52 gallons

ACCOMMODATIONS & LAYOUT: Upon entering the salon from the cockpit, the "U-shaped" galley is to port with sit navigation station to starboard; "mirrored" quarter berths are aft on both side with double berths (6'8"), single folding pipe berths (6'6") and entry privacy door. opening ports, and hanging lockers; main salon features settees with folding pipe berths (both sides), centerline drop leaf dinette table with storage, storage also under settees and along hull; head with holding tank, vanity with sink and integral shower is to starboard; "V-berths" are accessed to port with double berth. Note also the following features: medium grey upgraded micro fiber upholstery; teak sole and trim; finished integral head liner; white bulkheads; 6'6" headroom, through out salon.

GALLEY: Propane 2 burner stove with oven; pressure cold water; large icebox with cold plate refrigeration.

  • B&G Hercules 3000 (6 repeaters)
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF with racing antenna
  • B&G Simrad auto-pilot
  • Contest compass
  • B&G Zeus 3 (7" plotter), WIFI connected 2018
  • Active GPS antenna with USB connection for lap top
  • Wired for GPS tracking (2019)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: Shore power added in 2014; 3 batteries with parallel switch; automatic battery charger.

DECK & HULL: Epoxy resin infused hull and deck with PVC core; hull is wrapped with vinyl graphics over a white hull; fared keel and spade rudder; open transom; jack lines; Fortress anchor (2).

SAILS & RIGGING: Carbon fibre mast, boom, and spreaders; solid vang; hydraulic backstay with port and starboard controls; Lewmar self-tailing winches: HREE SPREE 50 ST primary, 46 ST secondary, 40 ST (2) halyard/reef. CURRENT QUANTUM SAILS: Mainsail, membrane Technora/Carbon (2018); #1 genoa, membrane Technora/Carbon (2014); #2 genoa, membrane Technora/Carbon (2014); storm jib (2014); Asymmetrical Triradial spinnakers: #1 (2019); #2 (2019); #3 (2014); Code 0 (2013); Code 2.5 (2013). CURRENT UK SAILS: Symmetrical Triradial spinnkers (3), with carbon fibre spinnaker pole. Extensive list of addition racing sails included.

MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT & ENGINE DETAILS: Offshore 10 man life raft; sail drive with folding racing propeller; tank tender.

OTHER FEATURES: IRC valid certificate (2010); PHRF 33 (2019); ORR (2019)

LISTING BROKER'S REMARKS: "Fishtales", the Archambault A40RC was introduced in France by her french builder in 2005, as a fast racer that can also cruise, and a cruising sailboat to also bring home trophies. This A40RC was imported to the Annapolis Boat Show as the factory "spec boat" in 2009, as their entry into this important class, of dual purpose race/cruising fractional sloops. "Fishtales" has been highly successful racing in Great Lakes racing, and also enjoyed cruising. She is truly "turn key" for competitive racing and again family cruising. Race ready extensive sail inventory and related "go fast" equipment. She is well maintained and in excellent condition through out ... a rarity.

Details are thought to be reliable but are not guaranteed. Offer subject to change, prior sale and tax when applicable. Measurements are in U.S. units.

Location: Charlevoix, Michigan

Price: NOW $145,000.

(231) 582-6886

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