$73,990 negotiable, reduced from $98,500
Adams 40 steel
Greens Beach, 7270, TAS


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Listing ID 22109 Length 40 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make Adams Year 1982
Model 40 Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Type 30 hp 3 cylinder Number of hulls 1
Hull Type Steel

Round bilge steel Joe Adams cutter, double furlers and removable inner fore-stay with staysail, quadruple reefs in main.  A tough no-nonsense safe cruising boat with delightful interior. Sailed Cape Horn 2007/08, Bass Strait waters last 3 years, Australian Registered Ship (Launceston, Tas).  Maintained in ready-to-go condition by professional mariner owner who would take larger steel vessel in part-exchange trade-up due to extended family. Slipped April 2013, new anodes fitted, shaft and rudder inspection, antifouled, topsides 2-pack painted throughout.

Length: 40ft

Beam: 12ft 1"

Draught: 6ft 7"

Hull: Steel, 1/4"

Decks: Steel, 3mm

Ballast: Sealed lead

Engine: Yanmar 3HM 30 h.p.,  3 litres/hr. 5 knots, max 6 knots . Yanmar 2:1 gearbox, Morse teleflex control, 3-bladed prop. New flexible mounts, double universal coupling. Engine runs like a sewing machine. Brand new hydraulic pump off engine to anchor windlass.  1,230 hrs since last major overhaul. Engine fully accessible on all sides. Double filtration and water trap system, cleanable stainless steel cooling water strainer with valved stand-pipe.

Fuel: 180 litres in 2 stainless steel tanks

Water: 300 litres in 4 stainless steel tanks

Dinghy: 2.6m RIB dinghy with 3.3 h.p. Mercury outboard (2009)

Covers: Mainsail cover: New. Both furlers (FacNor) with new u.v. strips. Cockpit black sun-covers (high u.v. resist)

Shower:  Stainless steel shower recess with pump.

Toilet: Lavac vacuum, with portable chemical loo (new) 

Accommodation: (from aft): Lazarette with large stowage and 3 separate accesses.

    Double berth to starboard partially under cockpit; single berth to port.

    Chart table and seat to port


    Door to galley (port), engine midships (also acts as very useful  galley

    woking top.  Separate compt for shower and toilet

    Main saloon with full-length settees

    For'd vestibule with drawers and hanging space port and stbd

    For'd cabin with 2 bunks (presently used as tool and sail storage

    Chain locker with hydraulic winch

Galley:  Twin sink with ample stainless steel draining board, foot pump. Broadwater gas stove with high fiddles, with electric gas shut-off, plus manual shut-off plus bottle shut-off.  Waeco 50-litre 12v/24v/240v fridge/freezer.

Ground Tackle: 96mm chain(all fish-oiled), 3 anchors, stern anchor frame and lead block. Foot control on deck to hydraulic winch (new hydraulic pump)

GME Accusat 406 EPIRB. Zodiac offshore 4-man liferaft. Henderson Munster Simms double-acting bilge pump. Rule electric bilge pump. 2 SOLAS lifebuoys (commercial standard). 4 lifejackets.

Electrics: 2 BP 820U Solar panels + 2 80085N  MSX 60 solar panels through 2 Sunsaver SS-10-12v photovoltaic system controllers to batteries. 800w/200w(surge)  Powertech 12v-24v Inverter. SeeLye "Nightwatchman" Anchor light switch.

Electronics/Navigation: Furuno 16-mile radar (antenna on mast). VDO Sumlog and Trip Recorder. Aerogen LVM 30 amp. wind generator. Standard Horizon DS 40 Depth Sounder. Standard HS 225S Handheld VHF. GME 55-Channel VHF Marine Transceiver. Sony Stereo Short/Med/Long wave PLL synthesised receiver. Icom MF/HF 3,000 mile range Ham Transceiver (requires Ham Operators Licence)(stored ashore). Furuno 1650 C-Map Chartplotter (charts Port Macdonnell (SA) to Princess Charlotte Bay (Qld)). Kestrel Windmeter(anemometer). Navico CORUS TP300x Tiller Autopilot connecting to Monitor self-steering watervane.

Sail Inventory: Main ( 4 reefs, roachless, battenless, 9oz Bainbridge), furling genoa 8oz cross-cut Nordac, furling yankee (9.5oz Dacron with new UV strip), 2 staysail (on self-tacking wishbone as per Adams design), storm jib, cruising spinnaker, all sells in very good to excellent condition.

Mast and rigging: 46ft aluminium mast with steps, 10mm galvanised backstay, lowers, intermediates, capshrouds all new last year (linseed and triple fish-oiled), 2 fore-stays stainless.

Deck gear: 4 cockpit winches, 3 mast winches, Monitor (US) self-steering Windvane, 3 spare vanes, connecting stud for tillerpilot, winch-handles, boarding ladder, Rubbermark (NZ) decktread, 2 boathooks, approx 500ft spare ropes, sheets, halyards, 12ftx 6ft approx water-catcher.

Remarks: Whilst the interior is tastefully furnished (see photos), this is a no=nonsense heavy weather long-distance cruising yacht, present owner having sailed her principally in Bass Strait and Northern Tasmanian waters (mostly in winter), previous owners having circumnavigated via Indian Ocean, Cape Town, St Helena, Rio de Janeiro, Ushaia, Cape Horn, Chilean Patagonia (S.American W. Coast fjords also in winter).  Rigging and deck fittings are substantial and mostly oversize. Stainless used extensively on most common chafe points. Sailed and maintained to a high standard by professional mariner.Keen to sell as new boat on the way.

Currently Newcastle (6 Aug 2013) en route to Tasmania for job.