€200,000 tax paid

Super-competitive Ker 40

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelMcConaghy Ker 40
DesignerKer Yacht Design
Boat NameCippa Lippa Rossa
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingScarlino, Italy


LOA12.2m (40'0")
LWL11.07m (36'0")
Beam4.15m (13'0")
Draft2.6m (8'0")
Hull ConstructionE-glass foam sandwich
EngineYanmar 30hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Vittorio Papa
Naval Architect - Grabau International Palma

+34 634 339 009

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    Arguably one of most recognisable of all the Ker 40’s launched. Successfully campaigned in the US and Europe as CATAPULT and then ANTIX, CIPPA LIPPA ROSSA is now in her third ownership and has been unused since 2018. A very special boat!


    Originally launched as CATAPULT and campaigned successfully under IRC in the USA before arriving in the UK where she raced successfully under Irish ownership as ANTIX, CIPPA LIPPA ROSSA moved into her third and current ownership for the 2018 seasons and following one season of use, was professionally laid up and shrink-wrapped at the end of the 2018 season and has remained so ever since.

    Heavily optimised throughout the Ker 40 lifecycle including fitment of a deeper Mk2 keel with stainless steel fin and lead torpedo bulb, and upgraded bowsprit to allow higher-load reaching sails, CIPPA LIPPA ROSSA has the potential to beat much newer designs over the water and under handicap.


    In 2010 Ker Design and McConaghy Boats teamed up for the first time to produce the Ker 40. From the outset the design was extremely successful, and quickly proved that light 40 foot race boat could successfully compete against their heavier weight cruiser-racer cousins in a range of conditions including windward leeward racing.


    A development of the Ker 11.5, the Ker 40 is an IRC optimised offshore racer built by McConaghy Boats to production volumes aimed at keeping the price sensible, with designer Jason Ker estimating a saving of 50 per cent compared to a similar one-off custom boat…

    …Arguably the most impressive thing about this new boat is its power-to-weight ratio, with the Ker 40 tipping the scales at a relatively lightweight 4800kg. Combine this with fact that 2.4 tons is in the lead T-bulb keel, so it's not surprising that stability is good, with a ratio of 144 degrees. The epoxy hull looks exceptionally strong with closely located bulkheads, smoothly finished; enhanced by two- and three-inch longitudinal stringers along the sides and keel line. Further strengthening around the keel and mast is through an alloy frame. Construction of hull and deck is done through vacuum infusion, using e-glass and epoxy covered foam sandwich…

    … It didn't take a lot of effort to push the Ker 40 towards double-digit speeds in the breeze. With nimble handling, it made the Ker feel like a big dinghy, tacking also proved speedy and the pathway between helms easily navigated, while a quick tug of the footplate allowed an even stance at the helm as well.
    Off the wind, on a beam reach in 18kts, the B&Gs showed 12kts boat speed. But things heated up dramatically. In fact, rather too dramatically, nearly running out of runway at Bradley's Head after a gust caught us with fractional asymmetric kite up in 20-plus-knots of wind. Boat speed reached 15.5kts in the 21-knot breeze, the Ker surfing along like it was in the middle of Bass Strait, before bearing away and dousing the kite to hoist the number one jib - easily done with all lines running aft…

    …Overall, the Ker 40 impresses with inshore and offshore potential, and as the game show hosts say, "The price is right.”

    Words courtesy of Tradeaboat - Australia



    RCD Status:
    • The yacht is compliant with the EU’s Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised ‘A’ with approval by Germanischer Lloyd.

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Hull and deck constructed with precision female tooling.
    • The hull and the deck constructed from vacuum consolidated e-glass/epoxy/foam sandwich.
    • Additional reinforcement in the way of all deck fittings and other highly loaded areas.
    • The structural internal from vacuum consolidated glass/epoxy/foam with sandwich construction unidirectional fibre reinforcement.
    • Non-structural internal components are built from glass/epoxy/foam sandwich construction.
    • Topsides finished in high-grade polyurethane – red – last painted 2017
    • Deck finished in white with non-slip finish
    • Underwater sections finished with black epoxy primer to race finish.

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Stainless steel fin keel with composite fairings and lead torpedo bulb
    • Corecell foam cored, carbon skin rudder blade with autoclaved prepreg carbon rudder stock.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 3-cylinder inboard diesel engine producing approx. 30hp.
    • Saildrive gearbox.
    • Spinlock flush throttle control

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Date of last engine service – serviced annually
    • Engine hours: approx. 1500 as of Spring 2022

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • Carbon fibre tiller with direct connection to rudder stock with adjustable tiller extension
    • 2-bladed folding racing propeller.


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit

    Battery Banks:
    • 1x 55Ah 12vDC AGM engine start battery (needs replacement)
    • 1x 105Ah 12vDC Lithium Ion service battery - 2017

    • Victron BlueSmart 12v/220v automatic battery charger - 2017

    • 12vDC engine-mounted alternator with Victron BMS VE Bus

    • 220vAC shorepower with cable


    Fresh Water:
    • Manual pump fresh water supply

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 4x 12vDC electric bilge pumps
    • 2x manual bilge pumps.


    • 61 litres plastic fuel tank.

    Fresh Water:
    • 2x 50 litre bladder water tanks positioned aft.

    • Garmin GPS Map GPS chart plotter
    • B&G H5000 system from 2016 comprising of:-
    • 5x 20/20 mast displays
    • 2x forward cockpit GFD multi displays
    • 1x aft cockpit GFD multi display
    • 2x 10/10 repeaters displaying forestay loads
    • B&G wind, speed and depth transducers
    • AIS transceiver
    • Panasonic deck screen with Expedition software
    • Twin steering compasses

    Communications Equipment:
    • VHF with DSC


    • Gimballed 2-burner alcohol stove
    • Twin composite sinks

    • Manual marine heads

    • Stereo system with cockpit speakers


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 8 berths in foldable pipe cots to port and starboard amidships and aft.
    • Central aft navigation area
    • Galley area forward to port
    • Manual marine heads
    • Canvas storage areas on bulkheads and beneath bunks
    • 12vDC interior lighting
    • Clear lacquer interior finish


    • Hall Spars high modulus autoclaved carbon fibre mast and boom – black lacquer finish
    • Keel-stepped mast with 2x sets of swept back spreaders
    • Stainless steel rod standing rigging - 2012
    • Rod forestay with Harken head foil
    • Hydraulic mast jack
    • Load cell and amplifier
    • 2x B&B 10/10 repeaters in cockpit displaying forestay loads
    • Harken deck gear
    • Rod vang
    • Full beam mainsheet track in cockpit
    • Transverse jib tracks
    • Spinlock clutches
    • Carbon fibre fixed bowsprit
    • Spectra/Dyneema running rigging

    • 2x Harken B50.3 PTA carbon primary winches connected to Harken MX Turbo winch pedestal with overdrive function
    • 2x Harken B46.2 STA pit winches
    • 2x Harken B46.2 STA mainsheet winches
    • 2x Harken B46.2 STA backstay winches

    • Millenium ARXE carbon battened mainsail – 2018 (good for non-competitive sailing)
    • Millenium ARXE carbon Light jib – 2018 (good for racing)
    • Millenium ARXE carbon Medium jib – 2017 (good for racing)
    • North Sails 3Di No.3 jib – 2016 (good for non-competitive sailing)
    • ZZP downwind staysail (good for racing)
    • A0 (IERC 75%) – 2017 (good for racing)
    • A1 – 2018 (good for racing)
    • North Sails A1.5 – 2016 (good for non-competitive sailing)
    • North Sails A2 – 2016 (good for non-competitive sailing)

    • Cockpit sole covered with SeaDeck custom red grip tape non-slip
    • Aerofoil profile aluminium anodised pulpit, pushpit and guardwire stanchions with twin guardwires

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Fortress anchor with chain
    • Warps and fenders


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    • ISAF safety equipment package with lifejackets – updated to 2018 Rules, requires checking/servicing due to the boat being laid up for the past 3 seasons.
    • 10-man liferaft in carbon cannister - requires checking/servicing due to the boat being laid up for the past 3 seasons.

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Scarlino, Italy

    Available to view strictly by appointment

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    Saturday by prior appointment

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    Lead Broker: Vittorio Papa – Grabau International (Palma)
    Tel +34 634 339009
    Email: vittorio@grabauinternational.com

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