Ker 46

Introducing the Ker 46, a light displacement, high performance racing yacht opened by leading IRC designers Ker Yacht Design. Following the success of the Ker 40, Ker Yacht Design and McConaghy boats have again combined to order this exciting new product for 2014.

Designed and optimised for IRC and ORCi racing, a well balanced performance profile ensures a competitive edge in mixed fleets across a wide range conditions and venues. A development of previous designs such as the Ker 40 OD, the Ker 43 “Ptarmigan” and the Ker 46 ‘Tonnerre’* the new design not only benefits from further technical advancements in fluid dynamics and composite design, but also from practical experience on the water.
The Ker 46 has an all carbon structure with plan approval to ISO Category A standards by Germanischer Lloyd. Construction is without compromise, utilising comparable build techniques to those used in Americas Cup construction and fit out.
This “top end” race boat brings the best and latest developments from the grand prix racing circuits to an exciting and affordable 46 footer that is rewarding to sail and has the capacity to be competitive across a wide range of racing categories. Build slots now available.

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Ultimate all rounder

The new Ker 46 is designed and built to exceed expectation and perform straight from the box. She sports a Harken winch package and grinder pedestal, a high-modulus two spreader carbon mast and carbon boom, corecell foam cored rudder, autoclaved prepreg rudder stock, seated nav station, enclosed head surround and twelve pipe cots.

"The  Ker 46 combines an extremely high level of design performance history with McConaghy’s outstanding construction and finishing techniques, in a balanced, easily driven, high-performance racing yacht with the proven pedigree to secure the major inshore/offshore regattas worldwide."

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Ker 46 Specification

  • Manufacturer McConaghy
  • Model Ker 46
  • Designer Ker Associates
  • Base Price £450,000
  • LOA 13.9 metres
  • Maximum Beam 4.50 metres
  • Displacement 6250 kg
  • Category of Sailing Racing
  • Draft 3.35 metres
  • Construction Vacuum consolidated carbon/epoxy/foam sandwich throughout with uni-directional ?bre reinforcement

Meet the Race Boat team

  • Sam Pearson

    Sam Pearson

    McConaghy Brand Manager, Raceboat Specialist.


    Since the release of the McConaghy Ker 40 , Sam’s attentions have been focused on managing and sailing the class in both European and UK based campaigns.

    Knowing the pedigree of the Ker and McConaghy, Sam said that when the opportunity came up with Ancasta to represent this brand and their extremely impressive race boat catalogue, he immediately recognised the potential to take the Ker class and other grand prix boats to the next level of sales and service.


    • Hamble, UK
    • Email
    • +44 (0)2380 450 000
  • Nick Griffith

    Nick Griffith

    Race boat specialist & Ancasta Group MD

    The Ancasta Group MD, Nick Griffith, obviously comes to the party with a wealth of experience under his belt regarding all of our brands, but his personal passion is and always has been racing, which he has been doing since a young man in Australia.  Arrving on our shores ..

    • Hamble, UK
    • Email
    • 02380 450 000