McConaghy Ker 40

345,000 Tax Paid | Auckland New Zealand


  • Make McConaghy
  • Model Ker 40
  • Year 2011
  • LOA 40ft/12m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Foam Core Epoxy
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Ancasta Ref 35868


One of New Zealand’s most successful 40 foot racing yachts in the last 8 years, Icebreaker has really been the benchmark boat.

Built in 2011 by McCongahy Boats in China. Foam glass hull with twin carbon wheels and carbon mast, ensure a lightweight and powerful arrangement, but with plenty of durability for offshore racing.

Many regular upgrades from new including a new pedestal install in 2016 and new deep/light keel fin in 2017 have kept this boat ticking.

As any Ker 40 owner would attest, these are wonderful all-rounders, that can be sailed by Corinthian crews, right the way up to full professional and the end result is the same - Simply great fun sailing and likely at the front of the fleet!


The Ker 40 is an exciting yacht that has been specifically designed for higher performance around the racetrack but more importantly to win races on IRC and ORCi handicap systems.
Designed by talented British designer Jason Ker, his designs over the past ten years have stormed onto the international sailing scene in no uncertain terms

A simple interior layout makes this boat completely fit for purpose and a fully optimized structural design using advanced Finite Element Analysis Techniques, had meant the boat is tough and durable for ocean racing, whilst being light enough to fend off the competition on the inshore platform as well.

Builder McConaghys Boats China
Designer Jason Ker
Hull Foam Glass
LOA 12.15m
LWL 10.91m
Beam 4.10M
Draft 3.00m
Displacement 4,210kg

PHRF (24.07.20)
Inshore 0.967
Passage 0.985

Keel 2017 CNC Milled Hollow Steel Keel
Designed Jason Ker
Manufactured McConaghys Boats China
Rudder JP3 Bearings
Boswprit Strengthened/Painted 2018
Steering Twin Carbon Wheels

Spars & Rigging

ICEBREAKER is fitted with a twin spreader carbon rig from Hall Spars NZ, new in 2014.

Built to go both inshore and offshore, the rig is configured with twin masthead halyards, as well as fractional halyards to allow for a mix of sails, as well as incorporating a masthead halyard lock to help reduce mast compression.

She is also supplied with a Hall Carbon boom, capable of reefing and a sprung loaded vang system to help with sail handling when reefing.

As with all Ker 40's, they are fitted with a fixed bowsprit, which has been recently painted and strengthened for more durability offshore.

Hall Spar Standard Modulus Carbon Fibre mast, with clear coat finish.
2 Spreader,
1 x fractional
1 X Masthead Halyard Locks
Full Rig Service 2019,
Mast Jack
Runners (2019) Aramid

Hall Spar Carbon boom

Rod lateral rigging and rod forestay.

Carbon pole.
Dual tacklines inc 2:1 arrangement

Sail Inventory

Sails - All supplied from NZ lofts, using NZ designers, with very high spec for the racing inventory.

North 3DI Inshore 2018
North 3DL Inshore 2014
Tri Sail Beacon 2011

J1.5 North 3DI 2019
J2 North 3DI 2016
J3 North 3DL 2014
J4 North 3DL 2015
Spin Stay Sail North 2017
Genoa Stay Sail North 2020 (unused)
Storm Jib Beacon 2011

A1.5 North 2015
A2 North 2018
A2 North 2017
A3 North 2018
A4 North 2019
A5 North 2013
FR0 North 2017
MH0 North 3DI 2019

Main Dacron 3/4 Hoist
Jib Dacron


Cabin Top - 1 x Harken 46 Two Speed Self Tailer
Primaries - 2 x Harken 50.3 STR UD
Main - 2 x Harken 46 Two Speed Self Tailer
Runners - 2 x Harken 46 Two Speed Self Tailer
Pedestal - Harken Offset Pedestal Driving 2 x Primaries
Permits Hoists, Gybes and Drops.

Internal Lights Hella White/Red Touch
Nav lights Hella Mast Tri Colour & Bow Lights
Radio Cobra VHF

B&G Hydra 3000
Sounder, Log, Forestay Load Cell,
Wind, 4 x 20/20 Mast Read Outs, 2 x Bulkhead GFD's (2019)
2 x 10/10 Cockpit Load Cell Read Outs
B&G Chart Plotter

Lap Top
Panasonic Tough book Running Expedition. (Computer not being sold with boat)
Wi Fi for Remote Cockpit Connection
AIS Simrad AIS

Fusion Stereo with Cockpit Remote, Bluetooth
Fusion Cockpit Speakers

Brand - Yanmar
HP - 29
Batteries 3
Propeller 2 Blade Folding
Fuel Tank Plastic
Fuel Capacity 40L


Bunks 4 fixed Berths - 4 Pipe Berths
Toilet Forward of Mast
Stove 2 Gas Burners
Sink Double
Water System Single Hand Pump
Water Capacity 60lt Bladders

Anchor - 2 x Folding with Warps
EPIRB - McMurdo 406
Life Jackets - 10 x Spinlock Offshore Hydrostatic
Dan bouy - Hydrostatic
Jack Stays
Lee Cloths
Grab Bag
Emergency lights
First Aid kit
Throw Rope
Horse Shoe

Full Boat Cover and Boom Cover
Wheel Covers
Antifouled August 2019
Various Spares

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