Marten 49 sailing racing cruiser

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€ 280,000
Carbon fiber
Yacht broker
Boat Description

The Marten 49 is a state of the art racer/cruiser from the famous Reichel Pugh drawing board and incorporates the best in technology, luxury, comfort and speed. No expense was spared in the construction of this magnificent yacht.

Launched in 2008, this Marten 49 with the hull, deck, mast, boom and bulkheads made from carbon fibre and foam sandwich construction for maximum strength yet minimum weight. A fast and comfortable family cruising yacht, very competitive at regattas, yet can be sailed by just two people.

The hydraulic lifting keel on this Marten 49 provides maximum draught for optimised upwind performance and reduced draught for access into shallow waters, harbours and bays. Wherever possible, halyards and sheets are cleverly concealed underdeck. Weight saving custom carbon fibre mast and boom delivers superior strength and stiffness. The retractable centre-line carbon bow prod is for effortless flying of spinnakers yet virtually invisible when retracted. Flush carbon hatches are strong, light and durable.

This Marten 49 benefits from an additional fuel tank, all up the boat can carry 250 litters of diesel. The standard Marten 49 is equipped with just one 175 litters fuel tank which limits the range a boat can sail without re-fuelling.

The attention to detail on this yacht is excellent with customised fittings and truly innovative design features especially the fold away anchor/ bow roller and retractable prodder to name just a few.

The Marten 49 was designed for the owner who wishes to combine the sparkle and excitement of a performance racing yacht with the ability to make fast comfortable passages whilst short handed or whilst cruising. It is designed to be a superb family cruising yacht, a top performer at regattas and be a fast and comfortable passage maker for distance cruising. It is differentiated from other yachts in its class by its detailed design, construction methods, and materials that combine to provide superb performance and unrivalled functionality.

The Marten 49 includes standard key features such as a lift keel for improved draught and performance when racing and reduced draught for accessibility to harbours and anchorages when cruising. By combining the talents of designers Reichel/Pugh, SP technologies design engineers and the experience of Marten Yachts, a yacht of outstanding pedigree has been created, possessing race-bred performance qualities with a spacious, functional layout.

“Sue Sea is a competitive performance boat with good comfort inside for lengthy trips. She can be managed at sea by two people, if necessary”

This Marten 49 is truly a Rolls Royce of yachts!


Builder – Marten Yachts
Hull Material – Carbon Fibre
Deck Material – Carbon fibre and foam sandwich construction
Length – 49′ 3″ – 15.00m
Beam – 4.17m
Draft – 3.6m keel down, 2.1m keel up
Displacement – 9500kg light / sailing 11229kg
Keel / Ballast – Hydraulic lifting keel with 4600kg lead bulb


Yanmar 4JH4-TE diesel Yanmar SD60 sail drive Last serviced 2017
Engine Make – Yanmar
Horsepower – 55kw (75hp)
Fuel Type – Diesel
Engine Hours – 3832 hrs
Max Speed – 10 knt
Cruise Speed – 7.5 knt
Propulsion – 3 blade, 18″ Gori folding propeller


Fuel – Two tanks 175/75L
Water – 350L in two separate plastic tanks


The interior is lightweight veneer finished with English Tawa. All joinery is built and finished to the highest standard. All doors are of aluminium honeycomb core with veneer surfaces. The modern interior is constructed using a mix of painted surfaces with timber veneers. There are handrails throughout with fabric-covered headliners.

Forward Master Cabin: Large wardrobe with hanger space and storage unit, side sofa seat, double berth 200 x 140cm with storage beneath.

Aft Cabins: Both aft cabins have a large double berth with a wardrobe incorporating a shelf above and a bedside unit. Opening cockpit port lights are also fitted in each cabin.

1 x double cabin with ensuite forward of saloon
2 x double cabins aft
1 single berth saloon
1 x shower and toilet midships
Cabins – 3
Berths – 7
Shower – 3, 1 in each head and 1 in cockpit
Toilet – 2, 1 electric in ensuite, 1 x manual in midships head
Entertainment – Large flat screen TV
CD /AM/FM radio


Force 10, 3 burner gas stove, oven and grill
Stainless steel sink
Hot and cold pressurised water
Foot operated salt water pump
Sharp microwave oven
4 x drawers 30cm wide and an upper overhead cabinet for galley equipment / food storage.
Stainless steel front opening 50l fridge- 12 volt
Freezer – Stainless steel top loading 75l freezer- 12 volt
WaterMaker – Katadyn PS-40E EN
Hot Water System:
50l storage with 240v electric booster and engine calorifier

Mast / Rigging

Carbon fibre mast and boom, 2 spreader rig
Stainless steel rod rigging- surveyed 2015

Sail Inventory

EVOLUTION ELEMENT mainsail- not used as at May 2017
One Sail mainsail – 4 years old. Suitable for cruising and delivery trips
NORTH SAILS Trisail- 8 years old – Good condition

UK SAILS No: 1 – 3 years old – Good condition
UK SAILS No: 2 – 3 years old – Can be repaired and used if needed
EVOLUTION No: 2 – 2 years old – Good condition
NORTH SAILS No: 3 – 3 years old – Good condition
NORTH SAILS No: 4 – 8 years old – Still in fairly good condition
NORTH SAILS Storm Jib 8 years old – Good condition
EVOLUTION Furling Jib 2 years old – Good condition

EVOLUTION A4- running spinnaker 2 years old -Good condition 245 SqM
A3- reacher 4 years old -Good condition 245 SqM
EXTREME Sails A3- Fractional 2 years old -Good condition 175 SqM
A2- running spinnaker 4 years old -Good condition 245 SqM
A2-light runner 4 years old – Good condition

Deck Equipment

4 x Harken electric winches, 2 x main sheet and 2 x halyards
Harken manual primary winches
All hayards, sheets and mainsheet run underdeck
Customised deckfittings including fold down cleats
Flush fitting hatches and integral chainplates
Underdeck headsail furler
Retractable carbon fibre prodder for spinnakers
Covers – Main sail cover, wheels and instrument covers
Foldaway anchor and bow roller
Ground Tackle – Muir VR-VRC 1250 electric anchor winch
2 plough anchors
15m chain


12 volt onboard system
240volt shore power
Mastervolt 2000w battery charger/240v invertor
Battery monitor
New batteries 2016

Navigation electronics

B & G autopilot
B & G speed, depth and wind instruments at helm with jumbo repeaters at mast
Raymarine E120 plotter
Raymarine E80 plotter
Icom M422 VHF radio
Icom M801E HF radio
AIS receiver and transmitter
2 x Suunto compasses and 1 x handheld compass

Tender and Outboard

Dinghy – One inflatable and one Walker Bay RID 275 with full sailing kit
Outboard – Honda 4.5 hp

Safety equipment

30-40m rope
Safety Gear:
Gas detection system with auto cutout
12 x safety harnesses
1x lifering, 1 x danbuoy with dan buoy light
Bilge Pumps:
Two manual, three electric
Life Raft:
Two, six person each, Oceanmaster 6
Life Jackets:
10 inflatable
As per RRS 2017
Fire Protection:
One fire extinguisher in each cabin and in the saloon. One (CO2) – for engine bay