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Nissen LDB 40
(12,19 m) - 1997

Layout :

  • Length : 12,19 m (39' 11")
  • Beam : 4 m (13'1")
  • Draft : 2,6 m (8'5")
  • Headroom : 1,90 m/6'2" (in the galley)
  • Displacement (light) : 5500 kg
  • Material : strip-planking red cedar-epoxy and reinforced kevlar
  • Rigging: Sloop
  • Engine: Yanmar 3GM30 - 30 HP

French flag. Not tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 6,47 M XPF / 54 000 €

Unique racing cruiser, swift and seaworthy.

Ready to sail.

Interior fittings :

7 Sleeps - 2 double cabins

  • Double cabin forward with storage
  • Large saloon convertible into double berth with bench seats on port and starboard
  • U-shaped galley to starboard
  • Chart table on port side
  • Double cabin aft on port side
  • Toilet and aft locker on starboard side

Listing :

Building and history

Sloop-rigged sailboat, Nissen LDB 40 type built in Germany in 1997.
Amateur construction designed by the architect Georg Nissen.
The underwater are made of Strip planking sandwich fiberglass Epoxy resin with core made of wooden slats in Red Cedar. A layer of Kevlar fabric was applied to the exterior of the live works up to 30 cm above the waterline.
Steel keel with 1 700kg lead (3700 pound) adding 1 000 L (2 200 pound) of ballast in each side (6 compartments).
The keel cover is made of welded steel sheets, the bulb constituting the ballast is bolted in the lower part of the cover.
Second owner.


Yanmar 3GM30 30 HP engine (1997, 2300h)
Saildrive SD20
Gori two-blade folding propeller (2018)
Fuel tank of 160 L in 2 tanks of 80L (+ 250L in jerry can)

Sloop rigging

Sparcraft mast - Nordic assembly
Fully battened Dacron mainsail 90m² 3 reefs bought new in 2019, good condition
Hydranet North genoa, to be replaced
Jan sails travel jib, good condition
Hydranet North staysail, good condition
Jan sails asymmetric spinnaker with sock 147m², very good condition
New stormjib from 2019 (very little used)
Forestay and standing rigging changed in May 2019
Removable forestay
Backstay adjusted on winch
3-stage fractional shrouds, 3 stages of spreaders
8 Fredericksen Winches (6 cockpit and 2 mast)
Fredericksen deck fittings
Carbon pole
Ballast 2 x 350 L + 1 x 300 L per side
Double kevlar mainsail halyards (stepped) and 1 spare halyard
3 Halyards : Spi/genoa/staysail (room for a 4th)
4 Genoa sheets and 4 Spinnaker sheets

Ground tackle

Main anchorage : 14 kg Kobra Delta anchor + 40 m of 10 mm chain + 40 m of rope
Secondary anchorage : secondary anchor of 14 kg + 30 m of 8 mm chain
No windlass


2 Water tanks of 80L, total 160 L + 200 L in water bag and 40 L in jerry can
Cooking top ENO on gimbals 2 fires
Double stainless steel sink
Fresh water and sea water by foot pump
Large 12V/220V compressor cooler
Lavac marine toilet in aft port cabin
Forced air diesel heater (webasto type)


2 AGM EXODE ES2400 210 Ah house batteries, total 420 Ah (2016)
Engine start battery 90Ah (2021)
VICTRON shore charger (2019)
Inverter 400W (2021)
Rigid solar panel 200W (2022) and regulator (2020)
Wind vane LEADING EDGE 300W (2019) and charge controller
80A alternator (and a spare)

Electronics and navigation instruments

No navigation system (the B&G Hydra 2 unit has been removed): instruments and screens remain
Simrad TP 22 autopilot (2021)
VHF DSC RT850 AIS receiver (not transmitter) with GPS (2019)
Handheld VHF
Iridium Go (2019)

Safety equipment

SEA SAFE 6 person liferaft and grab bag +48H (2019)
EPIRB OCEANSIGNAL RescueME distress beacon (2019)
4 Decathlon self-inflating life jackets (2019) including 3 with AIS transmitter
2 Self-inflating life jackets
3 Fire extinguishers and a fire blanket
Set of flares and fog lights
Front crash box
Very high lifelines and life lines


Dinghy 2.5 m (drilled floor, watertight tubes)
No engine : 2 oars


Hull paint (2016)
Deck paint (2014)
300 m of rope in stock (for mooring or other)
4 Sets of oilskins, pants and various boots
All the tools are electro handheld
Spare backstay
Dishes and complete kitchen equipment
4 Gas bottles
2 Beanbags for the cockpit
2 Opening portholes for Lewmar deck panels
Good rod and reel, fishing gaff and other equipment
Fins, masks, snorkels and fishing spears

Main strengths

Unique racing cruiser, swift and seaworthy.
Ready to sail.

Last modified : 25/05/2023


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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