1991 Motiva 39s “Peace Of Mind”

£89 000

Motiva 39s 1991

Fuel type
Hull material
Preveza, Greece

World Cruiser, solid Bluewater Boat

This Motiva 39s “Peace Of Mind” is immensely strong, craftsman-built in steel and Danish

mahogany joinery, and is a boat for long-term, self-sufficient travelling.

She has a substantial sloop-slutter, all-furling and self-tacking rig for powerful, and

single-handed sailing performance all managed from the deep, centre


The bow-thruster, 25 kg Rocna Vulcan anchor, Quick 1500 windlass and 55 metres of 10mm chain, with a further 25 metres of warp, make for safe and manageable mooring. 

She has wind and solar power, life-raft, Avon Airdeck dinghy, and full navigation, tri-data and auto helm controls in both the cockpit and the pilot house. 

In recent years she has benefitted from over £75,000 spent in refitting and upgrades including epoxy treatment and new hull fittings, Awlgrip re-paint to topsides and deck, full rig replacement, regalvanising to chain and anchor, new windlass and bow-thruster for ease of mooring .

The centre engine room layout houses an original Yanmar 55hp that was

completely rebuilt in 2005, has a new heat exchanger and injectors

and dual Racor 500 fuel-filters and fuel polishing system. 

Her well-insulated accommodation offers massive storage, with tanks for 1000 litres of both fuel and water. Internally she is built for comfort and long-term, effortless cruising. She has a bright pilot house to deal with the worst weather, a separate and spacious galley-diner, heads with separate shower cubicle, comfortable rear and fore double cabins, with full standing headroom

throughout. Ideally suited to 2+2 but with berths for 8, if required. 

She comes fully equipped for cruising with bimini, freezer,

fridge, safe, holding tank and plumbing for washing machine. Her storage is extraordinarily generous, offering both hanging and shelved wardrobes as well as the usual under-berth lockers. The refit included new upholstery and full re-varnishing of the mahogany interior. 

Peace Of Mind is a unique and able yacht, ideally suited to comfortable

and extended cruising

CREO Yacht Brokers Ltd take the upmost care to document and photgraph each boat accurately however the above description should be used as a guide only and we make no guarantees of its accuracy. Potential buyers should make their own inspections and we strongly suggest engaging a professional surveyor/engineer to help with this. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Please contact us for more information or to arrange a viewing.

  • 1 Head
  • 1000 Litres Water
  • 2 Cabins
  • 8 Berths
  • Bow Thruster
  • Dinghy & Outboard

Vessel type: Motor-sailer sloop

Designer: Arne Borghegn

Builder: Motiva Yachts, Denmark

Make: Motiva

Model: 39 S

Fit Out: Motiva Yachts, Tony Dahl Yard, Lunderskov, Denmark

Year constructed: 1991

Sail number: 3177

HIN: Motiva no 3177

Registration: SSR 86377

Registry: Portsmouth UK

Berths: 8

No. of engines: 1

Engine model: Yanmar 4JH2E No 5348

Engine power: 55

Engine hours: 1500

Fuel type: Diesel

Drive type: Shaft drive

Length over all: 11.99m

Length at waterline: 9.60m

Beam: 3.70m

Maximum draft: 1.90m

Bridge clearance: 18m

Hull material: Steel

Hull type: Multi Chine heavy displacement

Hull colour: White with blue stripe

Keel type: 3/4 Keel

Displacement: 11000 kg

Fuel capacity: 1000 Litres

Water capacity: 1000 Litres

Holding tank capacity: 150 Litres


Yanmar 4JH2E 55 hp, completely rebuilt in 2005. New heat exchanger and

injectors fitted 2016. New PSS Shaft Seal fitted 2018. New cutlass bearings 2019.

1000 litre fuel tank consisting of the whole keel, emptied and steam-cleaned on land

2018. Gearbox KBW 20 No 6259 with 2.62 reduction. 3 blade fixed

propellor, 19” x 12” on 35 mm shaft. All engines, motors and tanks are

in the central engine room under the pilot house floor with excellent



Built of steel with multi-chine construction under the water line for

immense strength, sand-blasted and repainted with 8 coats of epoxy, and

all new hull fittings at the Basimakoupolos Shipyard in Greece in 2012.

There is 3200kgs of lead ballast encapsulated in the long and deep keel

giving a displacement ratio of 29.09%, even before the weight of fuel

and water is added to the tanks. The topsides are faired with filler to

appear completely smooth, and there are stainless steel fittings in all

areas of wear including rubbing strakes. The boat had a full refit to

topsides and deck and repaint with Awlgrip paints by Anker Marine at

Yatmarine Marmaris in 2013, and all teak fittings to bulwarks and

cockpit were completely replaced. The all-wood interior was revarnished

at same yard in 2014, with new upholstery and foam fitted to both saloons.


A unique layout that provides extended living space in a large

galley-diner, as well as a light and operational pilot house. The

forecabin and aftercabin both offer ample storage and full standing

headroom. Extensive storage in the main cupboards and wardrobes as well

as under all the deep floors. A separate shower stall and wash basin in

the heads, which is on the centre line of the boat for ease of use at

sea. There are lee-cloths for bunks in both cabins, and conversions to

allow both saloons to provide double berths if required.


The boat is fully equiped with all the resources needed for living

onboard for extensive periods of time. Power is supplied from the

Leece-Neville 105 A alternator, shore power via 3.5 Kva Isolation

Transformer to a Mobitronic 25 A switch compact charger for the 4

batteries bank of 447 ah and a dedicated Blue Power 15 A charger for the

MaxPower CT100 Bow Thruster and its separate 140 ah battery. Power is

monitored by a Merlin Smartguage, and boosted by an Aerogen 4 wind

generator and double 30W solar panels. There is a fridge and a freezer,

an Eberspacher heater (not used in recent years), and hot-water

calorifier. The main anchor is a Rocna Vulcan 25 kg anchor and its 55m of

10mm chain with further 25m warp were regalvanised in 2014. There are

three back up anchors. The Quick Prince 1500 windlass is

new for 2019. There is an Avon Airdeck inflatable dinghy, 2.6m. There is

a sprayhood, bimini, window and hatch covers, window reinforcement

covers, and various deck covers.

Anderson winches x3, cockpit table. 4 very large fenders and 6 standard

ones, ball fender for stern. Boarding ladder for bow or sides. Countless

mooring ropes. Stern 50m anchor warp plus Fortress anchor and chain. Gas

barbeque. Bathing hose and shower in stern locker.

Sails & Spars

The substantial, sloop rig sets a furling mainsail (Elvstom, vertical

short battens) of 37.1 m2, and a furling 150% Genoa of 56 m2 (HongKong

Sails). The inner self-tacking jib (80%) was new in 2016. All sail is

handled by one person in the cockpit, typically flying the large genoa

downwind and the self-tacker in more than 15 knots upwind. This is not a

light boat but as a rule of thumb enough wind to turn the wind generator will

ensure comfortable speed sailing – at around force 2-3. She is extremely

comfortable with a force 4-5 and upwards. The standing rig was replaced

entirely in 2015.

There are also spares for every sail, and a cruising chute, and an

extending pole, and a spare inner forestay and storm jib, in storage below.

Navigation Equipment

The chart table and locker are in the pilot house, and there are twin

helms with engine speed controls, free-standing GPS and full navigation

information at both stations. The Raymarine ST50 equipment has been

maintained well, and offers speed, depth, wind, course, rudder and

autohelm control data. The GPS plotter in the pilot house is a Lowrance

5159 and in the cockpit a Raymarine Dragonfly 5M. The cockpit binacle

compass is a Garmin (Silva) 125T new in 2016. There is a fixed Sailor

VHF and a mobile for cockpit use. All navigation lights, anchor light,

solar anchor strobe. Courtesy flags, pilot books and charts, Solent to


Safety Equipment

XM Plastimo 4 person liferaft, last serviced 2007. Epirb out of service.

Four fire extinguishers and fire blanket. Boarding plank and ladders.

Bathing platform and ladder. Mast folding steps and seats. Man overboard

light, danbuoy, lifebuoy, sling and recovery sling. Harnesses,

lifejackets, wet weather gear etc. Many spare parts, binoculars,

torches, loudspeaker, safety lines, Navtex, etc. External gas locker

with three Camping Gaz canisters. Two electric bilge pumps, one manual.

Contact Information

  • Preveza, Greece
  • +44 7446 836776
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Sunday: By Appointment
Matt Grant
+44 7446 836776