Sailing yachts

Bjarne Aas sloop

(REF: 18852)


  • Designer: Aas, Bjarne
  • Builder: Bjarne Aas
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Length on deck: 40'10"
  • Beam: 10'2"
  • Draft: 5'2"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Bjarne Aas sloop

Designed by Bjarne Aas and built in Frederikstad, Norway in 1964.

Owned by the current owners between 1995 and 2002 and bought back by them in 2014.

They undertook a thorough refit in 1995 and again in 2014.  In the recent refit the keel was removed and rebedded, hull sand blasted and repainted, new propeller, new sails and the rig overhauled amongst other jobs.  Since then she did a round Britain voyage in 2017 and has been raced and cruised locally on the east coast with great success.  She has proved to be a fast but easily handled yacht, regularly sailed single handed but with enough space for a size crew.

With elegant lines and a detailed history of refit work in lovely ready to go condition.

Length on Deck                 40’9″

Length waterline              28’6″

Beam                                    10’6″

Draft                                      6′

Displacement                    7.5 tons

Air draft                               49’2″




Carvel planked in Honduras mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak frames.  Laminated oak timbers in the counter.  Oak keel and stem.

Sawn oak floors with some stainless steel strap floors.

External lead ballast keel with bronze keel bolts.  Keel removed and rebedded in 2014.  2 bolts replaced and the others were in perfect order.

Yacht laid teak deck glued over a marine plywood sub deck, new in 1996.  Varnished mahogany king plank, coverboards and toe rail all round.

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.  Varnished teak grab rails and forehatch.

Self draining cockpit with wheel steering.  Wheel and rudder tube replaced in 2014 refit.

Laid teak thwarts and bridge deck.  Teak gratings over the sole with a hatch to access the bilge below.




Masthead bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped anodised aluminium mast.

Varnished spruce slab reefing boom and spruce spinnaker pole.

Stainless steel standing rigging, new in 2006, to internal stainless chain plates.

Full and detailed rig survey in 2014, some running rigging replaced.

Harken roller furling headsail and self tailing primary winches.

Mainsail, Genoa, No.3 jib, cruising chute and spinnaker all in good order.




Yanmar 3JH3E 40hp 3 cylinder marine diesel installed new in 2001.

Single lever controls to a centreline 3 blade Featherstream propeller.  Propeller and stern tube new in 2014.

6 knots cruising speed at 3 litres/hour maximum consumption.

20 gallon stainless steel fuel tank new in 2014.

3 x 12 volt batteries including a pair of 110ah domestic batteries.  Charged from engine alternator or 240 volt charger.  Installed shore power system with galvanic isolator.




7 berths including 2 quarter berths,  saloon settee berth and a double saloon settee berth and 2 V-berths forward.

Steps down from the hatch over the varnished mahogany engine box.  Large quarter berth either side.

Chart desk to starboard and galley to port.

Chart desk is a half size admiralty type, facing outboard with drawers beneath and electronic navigation instruments under the deckhead.

L-shaped galley with a gimballed Taylors 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill.  Single deep stainless steel sink with pressurised hot and cold water.  Shelves and storage space outboard under the deckhead.

Half height bulkheads with vertical grab rails into the main saloon.  Single settee berth to starboard pulls out to make a large single.  Settee berth to port unfolds to make a double.

Dropleaf varnished teak saloon table on the centreline.  Taylors paraffin cabin heater on the forward bulkhead.

Starboard side passage going forward with a heads compartment to port and hanging lockers to starboard.

Heads has a manual Lavac sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.  Hand basin with pressurised hot and cold water.  Pull out shower head drains into a shower tray, manually pumped overboard.

Forward into the forepeak with a V-berth and hanging locker.  Large storage beneath the berths.




Full specification and details available upon request





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