The Ker 40 is a light displacement, high performance, IRC Race Yacht designed by talented British designer Jason Ker.
Over the last ten years his designs have stormed onto the international sailing scene in no uncertain terms. In what has been termed the "perfect team" Ker's creation are being expertly crafted by McConaghy Boats.
The Ker 40 is for top level racing in local and international regattas. Designed and optimised for the IRC and ORC rating rules. The concept and design features are dedicated to providing the next step in mixed fleet racing. A lighter, faster boat that still rates very well under various handicapping systems.
The boat is built to the highest standards, utilising the latest hi-tech material and building techniques, comparable with the ones used in Americas Cup Yacht construction and fit out.
It is a top end race boat that is exciting to sail and will have the diversity to race across a wider range of racing categories. Available for inspection at Hamble Yacht Services, nr Southampton England.
Please contact at +44 (0)23 8045 0000
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
McConaghy New Boats - Ker 40
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Hull Shape: Other
LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 7 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 6 in
• Hull and deck precision female tooling • Hull and Deck: E glass epoxy/foam sandwich construction, resin infused, vacuum bagged. • K eel: SG iron keel fin strut with composite fairings and lead bulb • Rudder: Autoclaved Carbon Fibre rudderstock, Tiller steering standard (with dual wheel steering option.) • Light weight yet robust and stiff construction incorporating modern race boat technologies. • A fully optimised structural design using advanced Finite Element Analysis Techniques. • Designed and constructed in accordance to ISO structural regulations to Class A with plan approval by Germanischer Lloyd • The hull and deck constructed from vacuum consolidated e-glas s/epoxy/foam sandwich resin infused • Additional reinforcements in way of all deck fittings and other highly loaded areas • Structural internals: vacuum consoldidated e-glass/epoxy/foam with sandwich construction, with uni-directional fibre reinforcement • Non structural internal components built from e-glass/epoxy/foam sandwich construction
• Hull and Deck: Finished in high-grade polyurethane. Plus Non-skid areas on deck • Cockpit Floor: Non-skid areas or 3M grip tape non-skid areas as an optional extra. • Under water plane: Finished with Epoxy primer ready for factory antifouling. Wet rub finish as an optional extra • Interior: Clear finished
Interior • Designed to meet ORC, IMS and IRC regulations • Constructed from light weight e-glass/foam mouldings • Dedicated navigation station with consideration given to the use of the latest navigation aids and equipment • Galley with two ‘camping gas’ style burners and sink with manual fresh water pump • 4 netting style bunk tops strung between bunk fronts and hull side with zip access underneath for stowage • 4 pipe cots and associated tackle • Centreline forward hatch • 2 clear dinghy hatches in the cockpit sides to allow for rope stowage • Engine box with access to engine and integrated bottom steps • Free hanging composite top steps • Composite enclosure surrounding keel frame • Plumbed head located fwds of mast bulkhead