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Johan Anker 9 Metre Cruiser Racer 1932



Johan Anker 9 Metre Cruiser Racer 1932

Designer Johan Anker
Builder Anker & Jensen
Date 1932
Length overall 50 ft 6 in / 15.4 m
Length deck 49 ft 10 in / 15.2 m
Length waterline 34 ft 9 in / 10.6 m
Beam 9 ft 3 in / 2.83 m
Draft 6 ft 9 in / 2.05 m
Displacement 12.8 Tonnes
Construction Composite teak and Oregon pine on steel frames
Engine Yanmar JH3 T- 45 HP 2000
Location Norway
Price GBP 250,000

These details are provisional and may be amended



Johan Anker considered an artist among yacht designers, was greatly concerned with the beauty of lines. ILMEN is a perfect example of his passion for shape and measuring just under 50 ft on deck is also perhaps the perfect size. In the same ownership for 20 years her careful preservation closely defines her classic yacht credentials.



VAT is unpaid on this yacht



Designed by Johan Anker in 1931, ILMEN was built by Anker & Jensen in Asker in 1932. She displays an anchor arrow at the bow, the cove line continued aft terminating with a rose at the stern; a detail that the first owner ordered specially from Johan Anker. From an article in a 1932 edition of the National Sail magazine:

"Anker & Jensen built the beautiful Cruising boat for the experienced sailor Leif Svinndal. This is the boat no. 4 in the series of 5 boats for Leif. This construction is larger and far more solid than previous boats. ILMEN has a displacement of about 12 tons with half the weight in the lead keel. It was built as a flush deck with two skylights and a deep cockpit where you can sit comfortably and protected. Only the best materials were used, teak hull underwater and Oregon pine above and all hatches, cockpit and deck trim in mahogany. "


Construction and finish

- Original hull and considered to be in remarkable condition
- 25 mm thick teak planking below waterline
- 25 mm thick Oregon pine planking topsides
- Transom changed to teak when stem and deck remade
- The hull is white with gold stripe
- Steel ribs; most of which changed to A4 stainless steel
- Extensive use of stainless bolts – and all below the waterline thus changed minimising rust


Accommodation and domestic equipment

The interior is mostly in original mahogany joinery and varnished deck beams, contrasting with white painted bulkheads with some modernisation to improve comfort aboard.
- Sliding hatch and companionway steps from the cockpit
- Galley to port
- Isotherm Classic 65 litre fridge installed 2013
- Gas cooker with electric shut-off installed in 2014
- 1 x Pilot berth with hanging locker / wardrobe to starboard
- Saloon forward
- 2 x Sofa; one each side with hinged backs to make large berths each side
- Small cabinet each side at the end of each sofa
- Drop leaf table
- Dickinson Diesel cabin heater with stove pipe extending above deck
- Period lighting and oil lamp

Going forward
- Large closet to port
- Head compartment to stbd with Jabsco electric quiet flush WC new 2010
- Cabin with 2 x berths; one each side next fwd of the mast
- Forward again to fore cabin with a double berth
- Ardic 10 kW radiator heater new in 2008
- Hatchway to fore deck


Rig, spars and sails

- Original mast
- Galvanised iron gooseneck fitting on mast and boom mainsheet fasting
- Other spar fittings of bronze
- Aluminium sail track on mast
- Stanley steel standing rigging in extra special flexible steel wire rope
- Furlex electric, E2000 w / deck roller reefing new 2008 mounted below deck
- 41 sq m Genoa
- 56 sq m main sail
- New Gran Sail classic 2009


Deck layout equipment and ground tackle

From aft
- Aft deck
- Helm position with tiller steering
- Main cockpit
- 2 x Lewmar 48 ST bronze winches
- 2 x Lewmar 48 ST bronze electric variable speed winches
- Spray hood with solid hoops of stainless steel fittings new 2014
- Small deck house hatch
- 2 x Skylights amidships
- Fore hatch
- Ideal Windlass Company USA bronze 1,200 kW anchor windlass
- Windlass wireless controlled with chain meter counter
- 15 kg Stainless anchor with 50 m galvanized 10 mm chain
- Covers for all hatches and sail


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Yanmar 45 HP Diesel 3JH2 m / turbo, installed new in 2000
- New electrical wiring
- 3 x 12 V 110 Ah Haze gel batteries new 2015
- Sterling PDAR regulator for the gel batteries new 2015
- Sterling 50 Ah battery charger from shore power new 2015
- 12 V Blue Sea System electrics panel
- 220 V Blue Sea System electrics board
- Mastervolt 1602 battery isolator
- 12 V - 220 V 300 W inverter
- Isotherm 22 litre hot water tank
- Stainless pressure tank
- 220 v Pressure fresh water pump
- 1 x Whale gulper 220 grey water pump
- 1 x Jabsco saltwater WC flushing pump
- 1 x 120 litre / c 32 gallon stainless steel fresh water tank. new2000
- 1 x 120 litre / c 32 gallon / stainless steel fuel tank. new2000
- 1 x 20 litre / c 5 gallon stainless steel day fuel tank, new 2000
- 1 x 30 litre / c 8 gallon stainless steel black water holding tank, new 2008



- Garmin Chart plotter with depth sounder



- 2 x fire extinguishers type ABC powder and a fire blanket 2010
- Jabsco bilge pump



A new deck was laid in 2008 by the Isegran boatyard in Fredrikstad. The deck is exact copy of the original with wide sideboards and middle board included new deck beams. Only the best in materials have been used, teak, mahogany and Oregon pine.


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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