1983 G&S 40 Convertible

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Yacht Overview

Make: G&S

Model: 40 Convertible

Year: 1983

Length: 40′

Located In: Stuart, FL

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 7649349


LIBERTAD, a 1983 G & S 40’ Convertible’s refit started in 2013-2015 and was then re-visited in 2019 and 2022.  Since returning to Florida she has had fresh Awl Grip paint , bottom job,  interior varnish and soft goods as well as 1000 hour service including coolers by Envoy Marine Service all completed in July 2022. This G&S 40’ Convertible has many upgrades including 2015 re-power with Cummins QSC 8.3, new tower, electronics, teak deck and covering boards, SAT TV, underwater lights, new A/C units and new interior.

In February of 2019, “Libertad” was shipped to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where she received a new generator, fresh paint job, a mezzanine with custom tuna tubes, livewell, drink box cooler and storage for tackle. The flybridge of this G & S 40’ got a new layout and new electronics in bridge and tower. New livewell, bow lounge cushion, stainless bow rails, back up livewell pumps, refrigerated drink cup holders on bridge and custom tackle storage.

G & S Boats, owned and built by Buddy Gentry and Steve Sauer in Destin, Florida, are known as the best boats in the world to fish from for world records. Their unique engineering and design make them the masters of maneuverability for pursuing light tackle records.

Previously known as RAPTOR, this G & S made quite a name for herself. Having caught many different billfish in her career, she is most widely famous for her numerous giant Bluefin Tuna captures. Captained for many years by Peter B Wright, chasing tuna every year in Cat Cay or fishing Cape Hatteras during the Tag A Giant years, she holds quite a few impressive records. In the mid to late 90’s, Peter B Wright, Gary Stuve, Scott Levin and John Rafter captured and tagged hundreds of giant Bluefin tuna with many days of 30 plus fish per day! Stewart Campbell with his “dream team” Peter B Wright, Gary Stuve, Charles Perry, Charlie Hayden and John Rafter captured and released 73 Giant Bluefin tuna in one day! Call today to view 1983 G & S 40’ Convertible “Libertad.”

Full Specs

Boat Name



LOA: 40
Beam: 13 ft
Displacement: 30,000 lb


Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSC 8.3
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 550|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard

Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: QSC 8.3
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 550|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 1 (400 Gallon)


Number of heads: 1

Vessel Details


  • Port Queen
  • V Berth
  • Head


  • Satin teak finish
  • Teak flooring
  • Vitrifrigo Refrigerator drawers (2)
  • Sanyo Microwave
  • (2) TVs in Salon 40" and 20”
  • Bose sound system
  • Teak interior cabinets
  • LED lighting throughout


  • Mezzanine
  • Bluewater fighting chair
  • JL audio speakers
  • Livewell and tuna tubes on mezzanine
  • Rupp double spreader outriggers
  • Fish box in cockpit floor
  • Drink box in mezzanine
  • Tackle drawers and storage in mezzanine
  • Gaff tubes under covering boards
  • Teak deck and covering boards
  • Underwater lights (blue)
  • (2) 12v Hubbel outlets under gunwales for teaser dredges


  • Raymarine Hybrid touch GPS, radar, depth (Chirp and side scan transducer)
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • Raymarine FLIR
  • Icom M 605 VHF
  • Cummins engine display
  • (2) ACR search lights
  • SAT TV, Trac Vision Tv 5
  • Fusion stereo, Bluetooth, Sirius ready with JL audio speakers


  • 2015 Cummins QSC 8.3 diesel engines-1750 Hours
  • Onan 11.5 kw generator- New in 2020-1255 hours
  • Eskimo Ice Chipper – panel on bridge
  • Power Steering
  • Volvo Penta Trim Tabs
  • (2) Miya Epoch Teaser reels flush mounted
  • Intelli-flow Pentair 2 HP tuna tube pump with back up pump
  • Electric/hydraulic engine hatch lifts
  • Seaward hot water tank
  • Dometic MarineAir AC units 16,000 BTU (2)
  • Dolphin battery charger


  • Locking rod holder
  • Locking bench seats with rod holders
  • Release Marine helm chair
  • Miya Epoch US 9R teaser reels
  • Teak single lever help pod- carbon helm pod


  • Removable buggy top
  • Cummins engine display
  • Ritchie compass
  • Single lever controls
  • Lumitec forward spreader light
  • (4) aft Lumitec LED spreaders


  • Raymarine Hybrid touchscreen GPS, radar, depth
  • Icom VHF


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