40' Valiant 40, built in 1980 and completly refitted between 2001 and 2003.Inventory
Autohelm speed/ log 1996
Raymarine wind 2008
Raymarine GPS 2002
Raymarine plotter 2002
Raymarine radar 1996
Raymarine VHF 2008
Autohelm autopilot 1996
Nasa navtex 2004
HF radio 2008
AIS Raymarine 2008
MOB Raymarine Life Tag 2008
Removable stainless steel boarding ladder
Yam 265 dinghy with a new 4hp Suzuki outboard
Fire extinguishers x 4
Built in 1980 by Uniflite, USA
Designed by Robert Loon
The Valiant 40 has a very strong and thick hull made from hand laid fiberglass. The fiberglass deck has a balsa core. The hull-deck join is described as being robust and forms a box section with the molded in bulwark, which is through bolted and covered with a teak caprail.
Interestingly, the skeg protecting the rudder is not part of the hull molding, instead it is constructed separately in steel and encased in fiberglass before fastening to the hull.
Rather than the usual one piece interior pan lining favored by most production designs, the Valiant 40 interior is traditionally built by fiberglassing bulkheads and interior fixtures directly to the hull giving excellent access to check on hull and deck leaks.
Teak to cockpit
The boat was extensively refitted between 2001 and 2003. The gelcoat was stripped away completly and the GRP was treated with several cycles of washing and drying with a vaccum hot machine. Epoxy was applied, followed by Gelshield International at the hull. Finished off with Epoxy filler and new paint.
VOLVO PENTA MD22L 50HP DIESEL ENGINE new in 2001
Hours shown 10/11 - 777
Last serviced 9/11
Sail drive to Gori folding propeller
240v battery charger
Solar panels and wind generator
Hot and cold pressurised water throughout
Lofrans Tigress 1200V electric windlass
1 Rocna 25 with 10mm 75m chain and 20mm 80m warp anchor
1 Danfort anchor
1 Fisherman type anchor
FUEL 350 litres
WATER 560 litres
HOLDING TANK noRig
Rigging replaced in 2002
All sails by South Sails, Italy from 2001
Roller furling genoa Profurl 2005
A new staysail Profurl was fitted in 2013
Spinnaker gear and pole
2 Barient self tailing genoa winches
2 Barient self tailing Spinnaker sheet winches
2 Barient self tailing halyard winches
1 Barient self tailing winchAccommodation
SLEEPS UP TO SEVEN GUESTS IN TWO CABINS PLUS SALOON
The Valiant 40 is a blue water boat designed with two staterooms, one head, huge galley, comfortable saloon, and loads of storage and wonderful access to all systems.
The V40 sleeps up to seven in two cabins. Starting in the forward V stateroom, with two berths or a double with the filler cushion, side shelves, ash ceilings, bureau, a cedar-lined hanging locker and ample storage underneath.
The enclosed head is to port with a manual marine toilet, shower, vanity with stainless steel sink and hot & cold pressure water. The traditional main salon port and starboard settees with a centerline double drop leaf teak table.
The starboard settee is a great single sea berth and the port settee slides out to a double berth.
There are bookshelves and locker storage outboard and also behind the settees. Next aft to starboard is a large sit down forward facing Nav station and chart table with storage outboard and below.
Opposite on the port side is the galley with ample space and all amenities. Just aft of the bulkhead is the aft stateroom with large double berth is to port, a hanging locker, drawers and a dressing seat. It is a great berth at sea or at anchor.
Aft of the nav station on starboard are at the companionway are three large hanging lockers.
The companionway stairs swing up for access to the walk-in engine room.
The interiors are solid maoghany or teak which are no longer available. The cushions throughout the boat are in good conditions. The stainless steel opening ports and teak hatches provide excellent ventilation.
In spring 2015 the three deck hatches have been changed to new stainless steel ones. The toilet has been replaced together with all the piping. The bilge has been cleaned out and repainted.
Galley equipped with
Three burner cooker with oven