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Sun Fizz 40 B
(11,75 m) - 1981

Layout :

  • Length : 11,75 m (38' 6")
  • Length overall : 12.30m (41')
  • Beam: 3.85m (12'6")
  • Draft: 1.95m (6'4")
  • Material: Polyester
  • Rigging: cutter
  • Engine: YANMAR 50HP

Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 6,44 M XPF / 54 000 €

3 double cabins. Robust and habitable sailing boat, ready to sail.

Well-equipped for blue water sailing. Self-sufficient in fresh water and power.

Autopilots and windpilot. Perfectly fitting life aboard, blue-water sailing, rental or teaching.

Interior fittings :

6 to 8 sleeps

  • Double cabin fore
  • Head (shower + toilet) fore on port
  • Saloon (table convertible into double berth)
  • L-shaped galley on port
  • Chart table on starboard
  • 2 double cabins aft

Listing :


Polyester sailing boat SUN FIZZ type, built in 1981 by the JEANNEAU shipyards, in Les Herbiers, France. Designed by Philippe BRIAND.
Current owner sailed from France to French Polynesia; now sells because the family is relocating in France.


YANMAR 4JH2E 50HP (1997)
Ss diesel tank: 150L (39 US gal)
Control panel inside in the companion way, easily accessed and sheltered from sea spray
New spare parts: diesel filter and prefilter, oil filter, impeller, belts set
VOLVO revolving joint + Ss/GRAPHITE ring
Three-blade propeller
Bronze cutlass bearing

Cutter rigging

SPARCRAFT mast (2000)
SPARCRAFT boom (2000) with reefs, lazy jacks and lazy bag
SOROMAP rigs (2010)
FACNOR SD200 genoa furler
Furler chainplate reinforced in 2015
Removable stay with Pelican hook on chainplate (with a thru-stern counter fixation)
Adjustable backstay
GRP reinforcements + ss counter-plates on the chainplates (2012)

Sails regularly revised
KLEIN 4 reefs mainsail (2000)
DEME VOILES genoa on furler (2010)
Cruising jib on snap hooks, reefing
Storm jib on snap hooks
Asymetric spinnaker with sock

On mast:
1x Self Tailing HARKEN 40 + clamcleat on mainsail and genoa halyards
1x LEWMAR 8 + cleat on jib and storm jib halyards
1x BARLOW 19 + clamcleats on reefing lines and main foot
2x BARLOW 23 + clamcleat on main sheet, vang, spinaker halyard, toplift, spinnaker pole vang and toplift
2x Self Tailing LEWMAR 54 for the genoa or jib sheet
2x BARLOW 25 + clamcleat on spinnaker arm and furler halyard

Ground tackle

GOIOT 1000W electric windlass + remote control in fore peak (1999)
Main anchorage: 60m of 10mm chain (2015) + 20kg danforth-type anchor
Secondary anchorage + 2 spares


Fresh water tanks (ss): 110L (29 US gal) and 200L (53 US gal) + 5 x 20L (5 US gal) jerrycans, more than 400L (106 US gal) in total
KATADYNE Power Survivor 40L 12V watermaker (2010)
KATADYNE 35 manual watermaker (2010)
Pressurized fresh water with feedings and evacuations:
- in the galley, head and cockpit shower : installed
- in starboard aft cabin: available
Salt water: pressurized sea water in galley sink and cockpit shower
SEY 2-burners stove and oven
WAECO trunk fridge (2015 compressor), access for gas refill and double ventilation
Double sink with pressurized sea and fresh water
Marin toilet
Wash basin with pressurized fresh water
KENWOOD radio CD player + 2 speakers


Houses batteries: 3 x 100 Ah (December 2013)
Independant engine battery: 80 Ah (May 2016)
Engine alternator 55Amp
4 x SIEMENS solar panels (2 x 60W + 2 x 75W) (2005)
AEROGEN 6 windturbine with controller (2005) (spare blades)
12V wiring remade in 2000
220V wiring: shore plug in starboard cockpit locker (20m wire)
4 x 220V grounded sockets (chart table + saloon + toilet)
NEMO 12V/50Amp charger (3 outputs)
Differential circuit breaker 30mA-220V
12V/220V 300W inverter with USB plug (2012)
Spare parts: same inverter, new, and many parts

Electronics and navigation istruments

FURUNO M821 radar (1999)
RAYMARINE sounder (2014), cockpit display
ICOM VHF (2003)
USHIP handheld VHF (2010)
SSB with PACTOR modem (transceiver)
Standart C THRANE & THRANE (fax weather, mails, maydays, GPS)
AUTOHELM ST7000 autopilot (+ spare motor)
AUTOHELM 3000 autopilot (spare)
WINDPILOT Pacific model (to install on aft platform)
Steering wheel (+ tiller)
PLASTIMO Olympic 135 compass at the helm


ACCASTILLAGE DIFFUSION 4 persons dinghy (2006)
MERCURY 3.3HP outboard, 2 strokes (2006) (2 new spare blades)


SEASAFE liferaft, 6 persons
Distress beacon
Manual watermaker KATADYNE 35 (2010)
4 adults lifejackets
Harnesses + lunges
Horse-shoe buoy
Para anchor
3 x ABC powder extinguishers
Manual pump (operated from the cockpit)
Electric (automatic) bilge pump in the engine bilge
1 electric pump under galley sink, providing pressurized sea water to the sink and the cockpit (dish cleaning and shower),
switchable from feeding to draining
Audible warnings


Hatches and portholes changed in 2000
Ss pushpit and mast pulpit
Ss deck and dodger handrail
Aluminium fore pulpit (2015)
Stern plate and davit of cast aluminium modified and reinforced in 2015
Life lines


Bimini on stainless steel frame (2013)
GRP hard sprayhood with solar panels fixation (2016)
Aft platform with ss swimming ladder
Ss frame with wind turbine, solar panels, antennas and dinghy davits
Inside arrangement modified and remade in 1998-2000
Cabins mattresses are all 12 cm dual-layer foam, very comfortable
Numerous storages
Starboard toilet can still be re-set in the aft starboard cabin
Many spare parts: plumbing, chandlery, electrics, engine..., 1 new water pressure pump,1 Whale Gusher pump, 1 complete toilet (basin + manual pump) + new seals kit,
various parts
Awnings, ropes, pipes, etc.
3 light anchors
Bug screens for all openings
Solar shower for the deck (+1 new)
12V vacuum cleaner

Preventive anti-osmosis treatment made in 2006 (shave-off + epoxy)
Rudders were remade and reinforced in 2004
Invoices, manuals and instructions for all equipments aboard
Maintenance log

Main strengths

Full refit and improved between 1998 and 2001
Regularly maintained since 1998. Log from the maintenance made since 1998 available.

Last modified : 05/04/2017


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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