Just Missed 1981 Valiant 40 Sailboat Sold in Texas

Eek! We missed this solid deal of a Valiant 40 in Texas.

We’re sharing this already sold boat because we need your help keeping up with great boats for sale. If you see or own a boat that should be featured on 2 Best Days let us know.

This Valiant 40 was sold for a song of a price. Although it looks to need some TLC, it has solid looking stainless davits, solar panels, and more.

Here’s an overview of the Valiant 40: “The Valiant 40 has perhaps influenced modern blue water cruiser design more than any other boat. Prior to the Valiant 40, cruising sailboats we synonymous with heavy and slow. The genius that designer Bob Perry brought in the Valiant 40 was to put a what was then a modern IOR racing shape under the waterline and match it with a cruising hull above. He built this concept into a boat with the look of a Scandinavian double ender and in doing so help further the American love for traditional double enders that exists to this day.

Winning multiple single handed ocean races, it quickly gain a reputation of being a fast and serious ocean going passage-maker. The boat is a regular circumnavigator, some claiming perhaps no other cruising boat has logged as many open ocean miles, and in 1997 the Valiant 40 was inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of fame. Quite an achievement for what was essentially a partnership of friends with a dream to build their ideal boat.” bluewaterboats.org/valiant-40/

Sold at $23,750

From the listing:


Westerbeke 55B Diesel
55 HP @ 3500 RPM
2004: Hours 2836
Fuel Capacity 110 Gals.

Genoa Furler Profurl
Main Reefing “Dutchman Reefing”
Main Sailtrac system with Batcars
Rigid Boom Vang
Cockpit adjustable Genoa cars (Garhauer Track System)

Main Full Batten 3 Reef Points
Genoa 135 Roller Furling
Jib 105 Rollerfurling
Storm Never used
Anchor Riding Like New

Garmin 182C Chart plotter
(includes charts for GOM, Mexico, Central America (Carib) and Colombia)
FURUNO Color Fish Finder
Interphase Twin Scope (Sonar/Depth Sounder)
CARD (Collision Avoidance Radar Detector)
Raymarine ST60 (Wind Depth Speed)
Clarion AM/FM/CD Marine Radio W/ Cockpit Speakers

Wood Freeman Hydraulic Model 500 with Remote
Raymarine ST6000 Tiller Pilot attached to Wind Vane Steering Quadrant
Cape Horn Wind Vane

Sea Frost DC 500 ) (needs new compressor)
4 Holding Plates in freezer
Flow-over refrigerator

Cruisair 16,000 BTU Reverse Air (2003) SMX II Control Panel

CQR 45 pound
7/16 325 Feet All chain rode ( New Nov 2013)
Nilsson 1000 Windless ( Up and Down Footpads)
Battery/Charger/Inverter/AC/DC Breaker Panel:

1 8D AGM West Marine ( 255 ah hours) New Nov 2013
2 4D AGM West Marine ( 510 ah hours) New Nov 2013
Zantrex 2000 Inverter/Charger
Solar 2 185 W 1 80W ( Total 450 W Solar)
Air X Marine Wind Generator (300 W)
Balmar 150 AMP Series 8 Alternator w/ ARS 5 External Regulator
Panel Tronics 32 DC Breaker Panel (2004)
Panel Tronics 10 AC Breaker Panel (2004)

Icom 602 VHF

Sea Ward 2 burner propane stove/oven (2008)
2 Aluminum 20 LB Propane Tanks w/solenoid
GE Turntable Microwave Oven

Port and Starboard tanks 125 Gals each (250 Total)
4.5 GPM on demand pressure pump
12 Gal Hot water heater w/ heat exchanger
Wells Arch Davits Stainless Steel Radar Arch /w Davits

All lights, interior, Bow, Stern and Masthead Tri-color, Anchor LED
Interior Privacy window coverings. (New 2013)
All weather Canvas custom FULL boat cover.
ACR 406 EPIRB (2013)
Inside Steering station w/ Captain�s Chair
Cabin 12V Fans in Galley, Saloon and V-Berth
Bimini (NEW 2016), Spray Hood 2008, Cockpit Privacy Curtains (New 2013)
New Non-skid Complete Deck 2013
Dripless Stuffing Box

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