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                                                                            Armel 40 ft Cruising Boat: SENTA 2

                                                                                                                                                       PRICE:  MAKE AN OFFER

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This boat has been owned by the current owners for 24 years. Stepping down into her saloon, she has a feeling of warmth, and practicality. She has the capacity to berth 8 people so is a perfect boat if you have a large family or a lot of guests. Maybe a surf trip to Indonesia, or an adventure with friends to remote islands in Thailand? She has been vacated for 2 years now, and is in need of TLC and maintenance. Hence her amazing price for an AS IS sale.

 She is sound, seaworthy and comfortable.

Senta is a fast, easily handled sailing boat. Perfect for two people, but also good for single handing. She has proved herself in both light and heavy weather at sea over the past twenty two years, as well on the yacht racing scene in the five years prior to going cruising.  

Henry Vink, the boat builder who built Senta for himself before building many others like her, was a tall man, so all of the berths are 7ft long. Plenty of space to stretch your toes! And lots of head-room down below.






Vessel Name: Senta 2


Length:39' 4" - 12.00m

Beam:3.4 meters

Draft:1.9 meters

Displacement:14 tons

Keel / Ballast:Fin keel moulded into hull. Bottom portion 3 tons of lead.

Vessel Location:Langkawi, Malaysia


Designer:Henri Armel

Builder:Henry Vink

Hull Material:Fibreglass/GRP

Decks Material:Composite double skin fibre glass plus Airex core

Engine:MD17D Year 1979

Engine Make:Volvo

Horsepower:35 hp

Engine Hours:900 since top end overhaul

Max Speed:6.5 knots @ 2000 RPM

Cruise Speed:4 Knots @ 1500 RPM

Fuel:300 ltrs

Water:600 ltr

Dinghy:11ft unsinkable Sailing/rowing/outboard powered dinghy

Outboard:Honda 4HP

Covers:Awnings and shade nets for fore and middle decks and cockpit

Accommodation Description
Cabins. :Fore cabin, heads, saloon, galley and navigation area, quarter-berths
Berths. :8
Heads :1 with toilet and wash basin
Showers: Yes, but never used, have showered in the cockpit. 
Stove/make. :2 burner and griller. No oven
Induction hot plate for use with shore power
Refrigeration/make. :Large ice box cooled by ac/dc Ozefridge. AW 480
Air conditioning. None, but core construction keeps Senta cool. 
Entertainment/music/TV. :Logitech Box plus speakers for connection to computer. 
The small blue HP mini computer on board has a large library of mainly classical music in MP3 format.

Ground Tackle

Anchors 60lb CQR (almost never used)
45lb CQR. Main anchor
45lb Danforth
35lb CQR
15lb CQR. Dinghy anchor
Anchor winch. :Manually operated
Chain and rope. :Two lengths of chain, 80 meters and 50 meters 
One anchor rope 80meters.

Safety Gear

Life raft. 4 man Euro Vinyl. 
Fire extinguishers. Three
Life jackets Four and two life rings
Harnesses. Several plus webbing to lay down each side deck for clip-on
First Aid Kit. Yes
Bilge pumps. Three


12 volt powered by bank of six batteries. 
Shore power connection cables allow fans, fridge, computer and battery charger to run off ac 220/240 volt, while in a marina. 
House batteries. :Six Century Marathoner batteries model NX 120-7
Sealed, no maintenance, still holding charges well. Two 
years old
Generator. :No generator, but there is a small ac powered battery charger on board. 
Inverter. :Maker Merlin Gerin, for driving low powered devices e. G. Fans and computer off dc power from the batteries. 
Solar Panels/Watts/ Age: One Siemens M40, still going strong after 22 years!
Wind Generator. : Rutland 913. Year 2006. Very silent while running.

Electronics / Navigation

Compass. :Sestrel Moore built in to cockpit plus hand held Autohelm
VHF. :ICOM IC-M45A. Serial no. 80291692
HF. :None
AIS. :Vesper Marine Watchmate 850 model WMX850
Radar. :None
Windvane. :Henry Vink wind steerer year 2013
Autopilot. :Autohelm ST1000 Tiller
Depth Sounder. :NSA Marine Target 2
GPS. Garmin GPS76 and Garmin GPSMAP 76. Both hand held. 
There is also one built into the AIS device. 
Sextant :Plastic one in the forecabin under the starboard berth. Used once. 
Charts. :An extensive library of charts covering the Indian Ocean, 
South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Sail Inventory

Main sail on boom, new around 2008, hardly used. 
Genoa on foil, pretty ancient but still ok to use. 
Sails in locker behind quarter berths, all recently aired, inspected and in good condition. Spinnaker, spare Genoa, working jib, tri-sail, high cut Genoa. 
There is also a storm jib that needs a new luff wire and new piston hanks.

Mast / Rigging

Mast/rigging. : Mast aluminium date 1979, rigging stainless steel date 1991
Winches. :Five on mast, four in cockpit. 
Deck Gear. :Turning blocks for jib and spinnaker sheets and for roller 
furling line. 
2 jib sheet tracks, 4 jib sheet cars, 5 stanchions each side 
of the deck. 
2 lifelines, upper and lower, each side of the deck. 
Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit. 
Swim/boarding ladder on transom
5 Fenders, 8 Dock lines
Bosun's chair.