Novia is a 1988 Cal 39, designed by C. Raymond Hunt, and is a unique offering for this late-model on the West Coast. With overall high-quality construction, design concept, interior layout, and contemporary styling, Novia provides superb sailing performance, a powerful sail plan, a fast and competent hull and roomy below deck livability that rivals a much larger boat. Novia exemplifies the sailing performance and handling of the legendary Cal 40s, but with modern design and creature comforts found in many of today’s boats. 

The current owner has sailed the vessel extensively in the San Francisco Bay and taken several trips up and down the central coast of California, including a passage to Ventura and the Channel Islands for a Summer excursion. Sturdy and capable underway, and comfortable at anchor for 2-3 couples, Novia can take you from a day sail to a week or more on the hook in cruising luxury. 

Many features that you would expect to find only in purpose-built blue water cruisers are incorporated into this efficient and creative design. This yacht has been well-maintained and upgraded by its former and current owners and she is ready for you to reap the benefit of the continuous TLC that has helped make this offering a truly unique opportunity in this price range.

Novia features the deep draft 7’ fin keel option. The yacht also has an auxiliary 25-gallon stainless steel water tank on centerline just aft of the engine. It can be easily adopted as a second fuel tank, increasing the capacity to around 61 gallons.

Photos alone cannot do this yacht justice. This Cal 39 is the perfect all-around performance cruiser. It is aggressively priced to sell and she is definitely a must see yacht.


  • LOA: 39 ft
  • LWL: 31 ft 8 in
  • Beam: 12 ft 8 in
  • Max Draft: 7 ft
  • Ballast: 7000 lbs
  • Displacement: 17500 lbs
  • Fuel Tanks Capacity: 38 gal
  • Fresh Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal
  • Number of Cabins: 2
  • Number of Heads: 1 


  • Make: Yanmar Diesel
  • Model: 4JHE
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Year: 1988
  • Hours: 1500
  • Power: 44 hp
  • Propeller Type: 2 blade


The interior of Novia is outstanding with 6’ 5” of headroom, extensive woodwork and beautiful joinery throughout. As you descend down the companionway there is a forward facing navigation station to port and a fully functional U-shaped galley to starboard. Aft of the nav station is the luxurious head with a VacuFlush fresh-water toilet and separate shower stall. Just aft of the galley is a large private stateroom with a queen sized berth. Forward of the galley is a large comfortable dinette with storage cabinets and large shelves. Settee converts to a double berth. Perfect for an adult or two children! A perfect family cruiser. Across from the dinette to port is a straight settee that is long enough to accommodate an adult as a berth, and more storage above. Forward is the private owners’ stateroom with queen sized berth, ample storage, a large hanging locker, and second sink with vanity area.

  • Beautiful light teak, ash, and cherry wood interior
  • Forward facing navigation station with chart-well and lift-top chart table
  • Berths for 6
  • Large clean head with VacuFlush toilet and separate stall shower compartment.
  • Port and starboard settees will seat up to 8 for dining
  • Recently upgraded Sunbrella upholstery throughout entire boat. (2015)
  • 6’ 5” headroom
  • Separate wet locker
  • Auxilary 25 gallon water tank – could be converted as a second fuel tank


  • Adler-Barbour 12 volt refrigerator
  • 3 burner gimbaled stove and oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Double galley sink
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Under-counter trash bin
  • Ample storage and counter space

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine EV-200 Sail Pilot Auto Pilot System (2017)
  • Garmin GPS 152 Chart Plotter
  • Raymarine ST-50 and ST-60 – Wind direction, speed, depth, knot log
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio, with remote microphone in cockpit (2016)
  • Single Side Band Tuner
  • WestMarine AM/FM/Bluetooth/USB Stereo (2016) – Infinity Cabin Speakers
  • Cockpit speakers (2016)
  • Raymarine SeaTalk to NMEA converter
  • WiFi Access Point for NMEA data, including AIS (2017)


  • Heart 900 Watt Inverter System
  • 70 amp alternator
  • Battery charger
  • (3) Group 31-135 amp Hr Deep Cycle House batteries
  • (1) Isolated Group 24 Marine Starting Battery
  • 6 Gallon Electric/Engine Hot Water Heater (2015)
  • Energy Saving LED lighting throughout
  • Red lens cabin running lights
  • (3) bilge pumps; (1) Auto, (1) Manual-on Electronic & (1) Manual

Sails and Rigging

  • Sloop Rigged – Discontinuous Navtec Rod
  • Huge Barient Primary & Secondary 2 speed, Self Tailing Winches in cockpit (4 total)
  • 2 Cabintop winches including electric winch for main halyard
  • 2 winches at mast
  • All lines lead aft
  • Hydraulic backstay
  • Pineapple Sails
  • North Performance Sails
  • Original Factory Sails
  • 2 Spinnakers
  • Whisker Pole
  • Sail Covers
  • Sails maintained by Pineapple Sails

Deck Hardware

  • Dodger
  • Feathering Maxi-Prop 2-blade
  • Navtec Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster
  • Edson Helm & 80” Destroyer Wheel
  • Electric Windlass and wireless remotes
  • Cockpit table (2016)
  • Stern Swim Platform & Ladder
  • 4’ 5” Spade Rudder, Neutral Bouyancy, Closed Cell Foam Core
  • Deck Washdown Pump/Emergency water evacuation
  • (2) 10lb Propane tanks
  • MOM-8 Certified 2017
  • Tri-Color Mast Light/Strobe
  • Harken Sail Cover
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Horseshoe bouy
  • Life Sling
  • 50’ throw line
  • Extra lines, halyards, misc. shackles and stuff
  • Extra winch handles (4)