40' Valiant Yachts 40 Pilothouse 1981 Yacht for Sale

Valiant Yachts 40  Profile
Valiant Yachts 40  Profile

Valiant Yachts 40 Details:

  • Vessel Length: 40 feet
  • Vessel Builder: Valiant Yachts
  • Vessel Model: 40
  • Vessel Year: 1981
  • Vessel Name: Variant
  • Vessel Type: Pilothouse
  • Vessel Price: $ Contact for Price
  • Vessel Location: Mystery Bay WA USA
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    Vessel Specifications

    Builder: Valiant Yachts

    Model: 40

    Type: Pilothouse Cruising Sailboat

    LOA: 39'11

    Engine Details: 1 x Westerbeke 50

    Engine 1: 1979 - 50 HP - 2350 Hours

    Engine Details: Inboard - Diesel

    Beam: 12'4

    Draft: 6'1

    Cruise Speed: 67 Knots

    Max Speed: 8 Knots

    Water Capacity: 300

    Hold Capacity: 40

    Displacement: 22500


    The Variant is hull #4 of the 10 Bob Perry designed Valiant 40 Bluewater Pilothouses, built by Uniflite in Bellingham Washington. This rare sloop vessel is considered the deluxe version of the Valiant 40, the longest production sailing yacht made in history.
    The Valiant was inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 1997 and has won more both single- and double-handed trans-ocean races than any other boat made. She’s swift, comfortable and forgiving, ready to cross an ocean or cruise the coastal Northwest waters in comfort. Complete piloting can be done from the salon making her the perfect year-round northwest cruiser. Dual helm stations protect you and your crew from the elements.
    The accommodations rival those of much larger yachts, incorporating a spacious forward stateroom, large head with tub/shower, U-Shaped galley, large salon with L-Shaped settee, an inside helm, and generous storage.
    With a bolted-on cruising fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, and a long waterline, which provides a minimum wetted surface area – this pilothouse model steers nicely off the wind. She has just enough weather helm when close hauled to give her a very solid “feel.” Stability is derived from her form, rather than from an excessively high ballast/displacement figure, giving this beautiful vessel an extremely smooth ride.
    Recent new bottom paint with 2 epoxy barrier coats and 4 coats of micron-extra bottom paint is an example of excellent professional care this boat has seen through the years. This very special vessel is priced to sell and is not to be missed.

    Vessel Walkthrough

    Vented chain locker in forepeak, all chain is led through a custom hawsepipe to a lighted storage compartment below the sail locker
    Both chain locker and anchor line compartments accessible from cabin, lit with LED lights
    Forepeak provides a substantial bin (sail locker) with volume for several bags of sails
    Forward stateroom has a queen-size mattress with chart drawer and custom storage cabinets, a settee, bookshelves and hanging locker
    Stateroom features both 3- and 4-inch solar vents, a 24" hatch, 2 opening stainless steel ports, equipped with Hella weatherproof 12-volt cabin fan
    Adjacent to bathroom are 2 additional lighted large hanging lockers
    Bathroom features large separate shower stall, vanity sink cabinet, 3 custom teak mirrored medicine cabinets and vented with 2 3" solar fans
    Amidships is the main salon with queen-sized sleeping berth and inside helm
    Aft of helm is a straight settee/single berth with storage underneath
    The L-Shaped settee in main salon seats 5 around a large dinette table that folds down for storage
    Large and bright pilothouse includes helm seat and teak footrest
    Adjacent to companionway is a heated wet locker to store wet gear upon entry
    Aft most to port is a very substantial, deep U-Shaped galley with gimballed LPG stove/oven/broiler, double stainless steel sinks, overhead dish cabinet with tempered glass doors, 13 cu. ft. large, top-loading refrigerator/freezer box, numerous drawers and lockers provide ample storage
    Refrigerator has custom Bottom siders insulated cover, adding additional 1.5" of insulation to 6" deep insulated icebox
    2 large 24" overhead hatches with double-dark smoked Lexan, a 4" solar exhaust fan and a Plexiglass companionway door provide a bright and ventilated main cabin area


    Force 10 3-burner range with broiler
    Force 10 6-gallon hot water heater – AC electric elements or Webasto diesel heating system
    Shurflo WaterGuard RV-QDH1-A filtration system, 1 micron
    WaterFixer 500-12V UV light water filtration system, .5 micron
    2 20-lb. 4.5-gal. propane tanks with Marshall 254-00 dual tank 2-stage regulator with control panel
    Marinetics Corp. LP gas control panel in cabin
    Remote solenoid switch in the cockpit, in LPG locker
    2 Sea Freeze of America DC-powered conversion kits with speed control and raw water cooling
    Sea Freeze SF-910 with Danfoss BD-50 compressor, 7.8 cu. ft. capacity refrigerator
    Sea Freeze SF-900AW with Danfoss BD-35 compressor, 5 cu. ft. capacity freezer
    Shurflo 8050-261-105 12V 8000 Series raw water cooling pump
    Refrigerator and freezer have internal thermostat controls, internal temperature probes and Taylor digital remote read-out panel
    Whale Gusher MKII foot pump – seawater and freshwater
    2 stainless steel sinks, one deep for at sea and the other shallow
    18" hatch above sinks


    Edson pedestal guard with cover
    Edson 831-95-100 center-mount platform
    New Found Metals Wash-Down system
    Flojet pump
    4 New Found Metals 5/12 stainless steel portlights
    Lewmar 42" dual hub folding wheel
    Keefe Series B vertical stand anchor windlass w/ Boston gearing, separate gypsy & wildcat, with cover
    Harken CB #3175 traveler
    Winches – self-tailing, 2-speed with covers; all winches thru-bolted to deck with backing plates
    2 Lewmar 48AST primary jib sheet winches with handles
    1 Lewmar 42CST mainsheet winch with handle
    2 Lewmar 40CST halyard winches with handles
    1 Lewmar 30CST Oceans winch; mast-mounted for solent stay/spinnaker with handle
    3 extra Lewmar stainless steel handles
    Illuminated Ritchie compass (indoor helm station)
    Illuminated Horizon 135 Plastimo compass (outdoor helm station) with cover
    300' of 3/8 proof coil anchor chain
    300' of 3/4" gold braid anchor rode
    1 CQR 45 lb. anchor
    1 Danforth 40 lb. anchor
    1 Danforth 20 lb. stern anchor
    Heavy-duty stainless steel double bow roller houses 2 anchors
    Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern pushpit, extra high stainless steel stanchions and double lifelines with gates both sides
    Mooring bridle – 5/8" double snubber premium black 3-strand nylon with stainless steel thimbles

    Sails and Rigging

    Stainless steel #12 rod rigging completely replaced in 2012 (approx. 30 hours use under sail since 2012)
    Harken Cruising Unit 2 roller furling
    Sunbrella custom sail covers
    4 Spinlock STS line controllers for solent stay and spinnaker
    Harken spinnaker pole controller system on mast
    Forespar 3" aluminum spinnaker pole, deck-mounted
    56' Spar Tech tapered aluminum mast with cruising and deck lights and single spreader, sloop rigged Installed on mast in 2012
    Trysail track
    Solent stay, Wichard double-folding pad eye strong point
    Schaefer battslide mainsail track “Strong Track”
    Mast race and wiring
    Glass shivs at masthead
    Topping lift
    Schaefer boom gooseneck
    Mast step and keel bolt nuts
    Polished chain plates – front and rear stays and shrouds with backing plates
    Tangs and turnbuckles with Navtec terminals
    Seaview SM-10-A radar dome platform on mast
    Tri-Lens standard radar reflector
    4 Control lines led aft on the housetop to rope clutches
    Genoa tracks on the decks with 2 sets of cars, newly bedded
    Total sail area 772 sq. ft., sloop rigged
    Original Valiant Dacron cruising mainsail appears in very good usable condition.
    Full battens w/ 2 reef points and lazy jacks (custom-made)
    Furling genoa (~110%) in very good usable condition
    Asymmetrical yellow spinnaker with snuffer, only used approx. 10 times
    Brion Toss Rigging custom bosun’s chair
    2 spare halyards, run to masthead

    Helm and Electronics

    Garmin 4212 chart plotter, dual helm
    Garmin 3D-View Mapping / Blue Chart G2 Vision add-on chip
    Vancouver Island condensed navigation maps add-on chip
    Garmin 18" GMR HD radar
    Garmin GWS 10 wind sensor / temp / barometric pressure
    NMEA 2000 transponder system
    Garmin GSD 22 sounder module
    Airmar ST850 thru-hull transducer / speed and water temperature
    Garmin GMS 10 network port expander
    NMEA 0183 transponder system
    Ethernet transponder system
    Garmin GMI 10 digital Marine Instrument display for graphing data
    Garmin GPS 17 antenna
    Standard Horizon Matrix Series GX2150 VHF/FM marine transceiver
    AIS receiver or transponder connection
    Shakespeare 1215 VHF antenna masthead-mounted
    Standard Horizon HX850S floating marine transceiver with GPS
    Garmin GDL 30 / 30A XM weather unit
    XM Satellite Radio (worldwide weather capacity), with antenna
    Eclipse CD5030 CD / USB multi-source receiver with Bluetooth
    2 Niles outdoor speakers


    Sam Dick Industries custom Valiant electrical panel w/circuit breakers
    Marinco 30A shore power connector with three 30A shore cords – 2 50' and 1 12'
    4-position battery selector switch
    4 Dyno L16 house batteries, 700 AH,6V DC, flooded wet cell
    12V Deep Cycle Group 27 dedicated starting battery
    12V AGM105 Group 27 windlass battery
    Xantrex Freedom Marine 20 inverter/charger, 100A, 2000W
    Xantrex Link10 battery monitoring system
    Xantrex Freedom basic remote controller panel
    Balmar 621-100SR-IG 100A alternator
    Balmar Max Charge MC-614 voltage regulator with belt manager
    Auxiliary MC-TS-A full field indicator with audio alarm (alternator monitoring)
    Auxiliary MC-TS-B low charging voltage and high battery temp indicator (battery monitoring)
    Jabsco 36680-2000 Series bilge pump
    Rule 2000 bilge pump
    2 Rule 37A Super Switches
    6 12-volt outlets
    8 110-volt outlets
    Cat 5 and NEMA 2000 cables run throughout
    Jabsco 31620-0092 fresh water pressure pump, Par Max 4, 4.3 gpm

    Engine and Mechanical Details

    Auxilliary Carter Marine P4389 fuel bleed pump
    Raycor 7550FGX 2 micron primary duel fuel filter with vacuum gauge
    Westerbeke Wix 3160 10 micron secondary fuel filter
    New 10 psi fuel pressure switch
    Surewood R30G raw water pump
    Vetus Type 150 seawater straining system
    Seabuilt fuel tank cleanout / inspection port
    Hydro-Hush muffler
    Groco 3400-002 7.6 liter stainless steel 2-gal. pressure tank
    Steering System: Hydraulic with outside and inside helm stations
    Seacocks – all bronze and electrically-bonded
    4 new Bosch injectors, BDNOSPC 6651
    Shurflo Yellowtail 277 Series 4" blower
    Jabsco 35400 Series 4" flange-mount blower
    3 In-line coolers for engine, transmission and V-drive, raw water cooled
    Teleflex auxiliary mechanical oil pressure gauge
    Morse engine controls, gear and throttle
    Emergency tiller
    Remote oil filter with hydraulic hose hook-up

    Mechanical Disclaimer

    * Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on this website.


    The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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