Motiva 39 S – information about the vessel

All about Reykja? Here you will find information about the vessel: Motiva 39 S, its name, dimensions, rig, sails, technique, navigation and equipment.

Lines Plan
Long Keel and Skeg
Deck Saloon


REYKJA is a kind of acronym. It contains letters from the first names of my wife, children and myself. It also is an Icelandic word and means “smoky”. Already the original name of the vessel, PINJOE, was an acronym of its first owners.


Manufacturer Motiva-Stalbade, Kolding DK
Type Motiva 39 S, Round bulkhead
Type of Ship Sailing yacht. Ketch
Home Port Basel
Year of Manufacture 1987
Serial Number 3.152
Material Steel


Length Hull 11.99 m
Length Waterline 9.60 m
Width 3.70 m
Draft 1.90 m
Weight 16 t, fully bunkered
Height of Main Mast 14.40 m, height above water 17.00 m
Height Mizzen Mast 10.50 m, height above water 13.20 m
Ballast 3700 kg
Moderate long keel | Skeg rudder | Centre cockpit
Bathing platform | Bathing ladder | Bow ladder


Furling Mainsail Dracron-Touring 310 g/sqm | 32.5 sqm
Furling Genoa Dracron-Touring 400 g/qm| 48.5 sqm
Furling Jib Dracron-Touring 391 g/qm | 30 qm
Jib 20.3 sqm
Mizzen Sail Dracron-Touring 310 g/sqm | 13 sqm | One reef
Blister 65 g/qm | 110 sqm
Other stays Cutter stay | Diameter stays and shrouds 8 / 10 mm
Winches Anderson 2 x 56 ST mechanical | Anderson 2 x 46 ST electrical

Aft Cabin


Cabins fore and aftcabin, two berths each
Deck Saloon Complete interior steering, navigation table, seating area
Interior saloon Pantry | Dinette, converted into a bed
Bathrooms Aft WC / Shower / Wash basin | Front WC / Wash basin
Headroom All cabins and WC forward approx. 1.90 m | Aft cabin and WC aft approx. 1.75 m
Lighting Interior and exterior LED lighting
Heating Eberspächer diesel heating
Tanks Water tank 770l (320l and 450l) | Waste tank 200l
Glass Windows have been enlarged compared to standard | glass 6 mm

Hydrovane Windsteering
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Ford Lehman SP 135

Technical information

Engine Ford Lehmann SP 135 | 6 cylinders | 6.3 l capacity | power 99 kw / 136 PS
Diesel Tank 850l (650l and 200l)
Diesel Prefilter Separ double filter system
Propeller Original | copper | 3 blades
Steering Hydraulic
Alternator Power 70 A
Batteries Start 2 x 115 Ah | Gel |
Consumption 6 x 115 Ah | Gel |
Wind generator Silentwind pro 12 V
Outboard Motor Honda, 2.6 HP
Tender Honda, 2.5 m / 1.5 m


Compass C. Plath Venus | 2022
Barograph Wempe 1987
Chartplotter Inside Simrad CX 44 |
Outside Garmin GPSMap 922
Radar Simrad CX 44
Autopilot Simrad
Wind Self Steering System Hydrovane
Marine Radio DSC Navman VHF 7100 VHF
Handeld Radio Icom
Weather Fax FMD 20
AIS Amec WideLink B600 SOTDMA class B
Displays Multidisplay | Log and Echosounder| Autopilot | Fluxgate Compass | Anemometer | Heel | Hydraulic Rudder position
Satellite Telephone Iridium


Anchors Lewmar Delta 32 Kg | M-Anchor 20 kg | CQR 45 lb (20 kg) Reserve
Anchor Chain 70 m hot-dip galvanised steel | 70 m reserve | 10 mm ISO
Anchor winch Lewmar V 4
Guard rail Custom built Inox rail, 95 cm and
70 cm high
Life Raft Six people
Life Jackets Four
Lifebelt with tackle
Fire Extinguisher 1 x 5 kg foam, 2 x 2 kg
Fire Blanket
Bilge Pump 1 x manual and 2 x electric
Drift Anchor Jordan Series Drogue Anchor