Ker 40

  • Reference ID 166
  • Builder KER
  • Model 40
  • Location Netherlands
  • Engine type Single
  • Material GRP - polyester

Yacht description

Ker 40-IRC Racer

Over the last ten years, Jason Ker's designs have stormed onto the international sailing scene in no uncertain terms. In what has been termed the “perfect team” Ker’s creation are being expertly crafted by McConaghy Boats.

The Ker 40 is for top level racing in local and international regattas, designed and optimised for the IRC and ORC rating rules. The concept and design features are dedicated to providing the next step in mixed fleet racing.

A lighter, faster boat that still rates very well under various handicapping systems. The Ker 40 is built to the highest standards, utilising the latest hi-tech material and building techniques, comparable with the ones used in America's Cup Yacht construction and fit out.

It is a top end race boat that is exciting to sail and has the capacity to race across a wider range of racing categories.


Short Specification

  • TP-52 style boom, carbon sandwich, weight 15 Kg
  • Full TPT- sweptback spreaders
  • Removable external Karver code zero halyard lock
  • Tuff-luff aero foil
  • Tiller steering


A fully up-to-date running rigging package accompanies the boat, with both inshore and offshore setup's included. There is a comprehensive rig tuning guide.





Sail inventory from North Sails


  • Main-A 2012 offshore 3Di - two reef positions; Main-B 2014 inshore 3DL - very light use; Main-C 2015 Offshore - Doyle, increased area.
  • J-1-A 2012 3Di, J-1-B 2014 3DL; J-2-A 2012 3Di, J-2-B 2014 3Di; J-3-A 2012 3Di
  • J-4-A 2012 3Di
  • A-0-A 2012 straight luff with karver furler; A-1,5-A 2012; A-2-B 2013 , A-2-C 2014; A-4-A 2012; A-5-A 2012
  • Genoa staysail 2012; Spinnaker staysail 2012 - Karver furling system
  • Trysail full orange, Storm jib full orange
  • Delivery sails; Mainsail (pinhead, short E) dacron, J4 dacron


Fully equipped safety equipment to comply with OSR category 2


  • 12-man UtraLite Life raft from Ocean Safety
  • Jonbuoy Recovery Module
  • MOB button in cockpit.


Available for the following races:

  • Primo Cup Monaco : 2-5 feb 2017
  • Palmavela Regatta: 3-7 May 2017
  • Codo de Godo Barcelona: 18-24 May 2017
  • RMSR Malta: 17-25 October 2017 


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