Review of Altura 39 Flying

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Altura 39 Flying is a large motorboat designed in the late eighties. The Altura 39 Flying is built by the Italian yard Ferretti.

Here we would have liked to show you nice photos of the Altura 39 Flying.
If you have a photo you would like to share: Upload Image

Looking for a new boat? Find a Altura 39 Flying or similar boat for sale


Both the hull and the deck is made of hand laid fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of hand laid fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season.
The hull is a double hull which improves the indoor climate. Especially when the water is colder than the air in the cabin, then the double hull insulates against cold water and reduce the condense water in the cabin.
The deck is a double deck which improves the indoor climate.


The boat is equipped with 3 cabins, 6 berths, a galley, 600.0 liter fresh water capacity and toilet facility.


The boat is typically equipped with dual inboard Caterpillar diesel engines at 640.0 hp (476 kW).

The fuel tank which is made of stainless steel has a capacity of 1250.0 liters (330 US gallons, 274 imperial gallons).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Altura 39 Flying is about 347 kg/cm, alternatively 1946 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 347 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1946 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Altura 39 Flying is 3.31.

Slim Wide 50% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is more spacy than 50% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen an average hull design.



In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is categorized as a Powerboat.


Boat owner's ideas

This section is reserved boat owner's modifications, improvements, etc. Here you might find (or contribute with) inspiration for your boat.

Do you have changes/improvements you would like to share? Upload a photo and describe what you have done.


We are always looking for new photos. If you can contribute with photos for Altura 39 Flying it would be a great help.

If you have any comments to the review, improvement suggestions, or the like, feel free to contact us. Criticism helps us to improve.