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About The Boat

History of the Allied 39

Originally built in wood as the renowned Owens Cutter, the design was first constructed in fiberglass by Allen Boat Company and was known as the BORSAW. Six of these boats were built. The design was then sold to Allied Boat Company of Catskill, N.Y. and became the ALLIED 39 with a few changes: the traditional transom was changed to a reverse transom, the underbody was redesigned by Robert Harris to a cutaway forefoot and modified fin keel with a skeg hung rudder, and the beam was widened from 10' to 10'5". With sweeping, classic lines, this is definitely one of Allied's best-looking boats. Only ten were built. Another famous boat based on the same design is the Hinckley 41, the only difference being an extended stern.


The Allied 39 is considered a highly respectable passagemaking boat. When Chuck purchased her in 1983, Jacaranda had already cruised from Maryland throughout the Carribean, Virgin islands, Central America, South America, Hawaii and Alaska, and had been readied for Mexico but never left. He lived aboard her for 14 years, five of those in the South Pacific (1993-1997).


Jacaranda Specifications

Electronics and Navigation Gear and Self-Steering Monitor self-steering system
W-H Auto Pilot

Autohelm Autopilotas a back-up

Furuno GP32 GPS and assorted handheld GPS units
Furuno 1723 C Radar/Plotter
Autohelm ST-50 Depth sounder

Standard Horizon Depth Sounder

Garman 150 Fishfinder/depth sounder

Data Marine knotmeter


Communications Equipment
Standard Horizon VHF
Pactor III  Modem

AIS - Vesper Marine Watchmate 850 

Ground Tackle

Anchors:  25kg Rocna ; 24 pound Danforth,     and Fortress FX-55 storm anchor
300 feet of 3/8" chain
300 feet of 5/8" rode
300 feet of 3/4" rode
Lighthouse 1501 12V windlass

Safety Equipment
EPIRB ARC Rapidfix 406
Winslow 4-person Life Raft
AB Rib aluminum 10-feet
Yamaha  8hp

Boat Design
Type: Allied 39 sloop
Designer: Owens Brothers with modifications by Robert Harris
Year Built: 1970
Builder: Allied Boat Company, Catskill, NY
Construction: hand laid fiberglass hull and deck
LOA: 39' 10"
LWL: 29'
Beam: 10'5"
Draft: 5'10"
Displacement:  17,000 pounds
Ballast:  6,700 pounds
Engine: Yanmar 3JH4E 40 hp
Prop: Maxprop 14" 3-blade
Water tankage: 70 gallons in two tanks
Fuel tankage: 30 gallons

Galley Equipment
Stove: 3-burner Force 10 propane with oven/broiler
Refrigeration: Danfoss BD 50 12V water cooled/cold plate 
Double stainless steel sink

Fully battened North main with four reefs
Genoa: 130% Roller Furler Boyd and McMasters foam luff
Jib: 120%
        60% Boyd and McMasters
Storm Jib Paul Mitchell
Asymmetrical Spinnaker 3/4 oz.

Electrical System
Four 6 volt golf cart batteries, 235 amps
Hitachi 80 Amp Alternator
Balmar ARS-4 Regulator
Two Siemans 45W solar panels; two Shell 80W panels
KISS Wind Generator

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