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1981 Kuipers Woudsend 41

location icon Walton on the Naze, United Kingdom
Year 1981
Length 41 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Kuipers, Woudsend

The Kuipers 41 One Off is a strongly built bluewater cruiser fitted out to a high standard.  With her twin keels, this excellent example also has the versatility of moderate draft for local cruising.  The steel construction offers peace of mind whatever the Latitude or weather conditions and keeps the boat warm in winter and cool in summer.  She has been maintained to the highest standard and is presented for sale in really excellent condition, ready to sail away.  

Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.


Year Built 1981
Category Sail
Length Overall 39'8 ft
Beam 12'10 ft
Max Draft 4'11 ft
Construction Steel
Keel Twin Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 59.20 hp
Cruising Speed 5 kn
Maximum Speed 8 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 800 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 500 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 100 L
Ballast 4,000 kg
Displacement 14,000 kg

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Model: 4.236
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 60hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1986
Engine Hours: 6700

The layout offers up to eight berths with three double sleeping cabins separate from the main accommodation.  There is full standing headroom and plentiful stowage throughout.  In the forecabin, good sized V berth with infill and stowage under.  Opening hatch to foredeck.  In saloon, dinette to port with settee berth opposite. The saloon table can be lowered to make a double berth, but the owners have never used this and do not have an infill cushion. Chart table to starboard with galley opposite. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.  Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water supply.  500 litre freshwater capacity in two tanks.  Fridge/freezer.  Mid-cabin aft of the chart table with two single berths (It is possible to remove the upper bunk to create more space)  Marine toilet.  In aft cabin, two single berths to starboard.  There is a small double berth opposite to port which the owners currently use for storage.  En suite heads compartment with marine toilet and washbasin.  Holding tank.  Radio/CD player.  Diesel fired hydronic central heating (also heats the domestic water supply).

Mechanical Systems

Located under the cockpit in insulated and watertight compartment, Perkins 4236 four-cylinder 80hp diesel engine derated to 60hp.  Electric start.  Freshwater cooled with keel cooler double bottom (no more worries about blocked impellers).   Belt drive to shaft and three bladed propeller.  Single lever control.  800 litre fuel capacity in three tanks giving a range of approximately 500 miles at 5 knot cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 7 knots.   In the engine room there is a workbench.

Electrical Systems
  • 5 x 12 volt domestic batteries (total 525 amp hour)  
  • 1 x 12 volt engine start battery
  • Alternator charging ( 1 x 90 amp, 1 x 55 amp)
  • Fischer Panda 4 kVA diesel generator
  • Battery charger
  • Immersion heater
Spars & Sails

Cutter rig.  Anodised aluminium mast (deck stepped) and boom.  Stainless steel standing rigging (2019). comprising twin outer forestays for tradewind rig ,inner forestay, babystay, twin insulated backstay doubling up as antennae, cap shrouds, lower and aft lower shrouds. Terylene running rigging.  Two Lewmar 50 self tailing primary sheet winches.  Two Lewmar 44 self tailing secondary sheet winches.  Lewmar 40 self tailing mainsheet winch. Three Lewmar 30 self tailing halyard winches.  Barton reefing winch.  Slab reefing mainsail with stackpack sail cover.  Harken headsail furling system.  Twin spinnaker poles with mast stowage.  Mast steps.  Trysail track on mainmast.

  • Mainsail  -  Dolphin  -  2019  -  new
  • Furling yankee  -  Quantum  -  2009  -  good (new UV strip 2019)
  • Spinnaker  -  Quantum  -  2000  -  barely used
  • Staysail  -  de Vries  -  
  • Trysail  -  de Vries  -  barely used
  • Storm jib  -  de Vries  -  barely used
  • spare Mainsail  -  1999  -  good
Deck Equipment
  • 20kg Bruce anchor with 55m chain
  • 25kg CQR anchor 
  • Fisherman kedge anchor
  • Lewmar Seatiger manual anchor windlass
  • Substantial bow roller
  • Stern anchor roller
  • Self draining anchor locker
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit,stanchions and guardwires
  • Granny bars at mast
  • Stackpack sailcover with lazyjacks
  • Coachroof grabrails
  • Fixed windscreen with attached sprayhood
  • Cockpit canopy with frame and opening sides (can be used whilst sailing)
  • Large lazarette stowage locker
  • Large self draining gas bottle locker
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Boarding steps on rudder
  • Various warps and fenders
  • Tailored winter cover
Navigation Equipment
  • Cassens & Platt Steering compass Apelco fishfinder
  • Apelco boatspeed and log
  • Simrad VHF radio with DSC
  • Furuno GP32 GPS
  • B&G Zeus chart plotter and radar
  • Emtrak AIS transponder
  • Furuno autopilot
  • Nasa PC Navtex 
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Automatic engine room fire extinguishing system
  • Fire blanket
  • CO detector
  • Smoke alarm
  • Jackstays
  • Cockpit harness points
  • Deck light
  • Spotlight
  • Two horseshoe lifebuoys with lights
  • Danbuoy
  • MOB sling
  • Seasafe 6 person liferaft (2015)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Sea Me radar target enhancer
  • All berths except V berth have lee boards
Additional Equipment

Available by separate negotiation:

  • Aries wind vane self steering

Built in 1981 by Kuipers, Woudsend to a design van de Werf.  Multi chine steel construction.  For added security the boat is built with three watertight bulkheads and has a walk-in engine room with a workbench.  White painted hull with grey sheer stripe.  Aluminium deck and superstructure with painted non-slip to deck.  Fixed windscreen.  Twin keel.  Skeg hung hung rudder with wheel steering.  Centre self draining cockpit.  


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.