1997 Pacific Seacraft 40

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Yacht Overview

Make: Pacific Seacraft

Model: 40

Year: 1997

Length: 40′

Located In: Washington, NC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 7383187


** REDUCED!! ** 

  • Model-Boat for Pacific Seacraft Brochure and Website Photos
  • Recent upgrades and refit performed by Pacific Seacraft personnel
  • Stored inside at the Pacific Seacraft factory (2011-16)
  • Many recent upgrades and refits items
  • Extensive recent maintenance
  • Cutter rig ** Ultraleather ** Recent B&G electronics ** Extensive sail inventory 
  • Much more (see Full Specs)

The PS-40 was the last – and is widely considered to be the ultimate – design among the many famous collaborations between designer, WIB Crealock, and Pacific Seacraft.   With the fastidious care and thoughtful upgrades from her owner, this 40 stands out among the many Pacific Seacrafts currently afloat.

Full Specs

Boat Name

** name reserved **


LOA: 40
Beam: 12.42 ft
Maximum Draft: 5.17 ft
Displacement: 24,000 lb
Ballast: 8,600 lb
Headroom: 6.42 ft


Engine Brand: Yanmar 4JH2E
Engine Model: Yanmar 4JH2E
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 54|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (150 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (100 Gallon)


Number of heads: 1

  • “Photo-boat” for Pacific Seacraft factory brochure and website
  • Extensive recent refitting at factory
  • Stored inside at the PS factory -  2011 to 2016
  • Launched and re-commissioned in 2016 (very light use since!)
  • Standing rigging replaced; mast awlgripped
  • Updated sails and electronics
  • Ultraleather upholstery

  • Mast stripped and repainted with Awlgrip.
  • Standing rigging replaced
  • Engine rebuilt
  • Additional 40 gal fuel tank added
  • Dual Racor fuel filter system installed
  • B&G electronics suite installed (GPS/plotter, autopilot)
  • Icom VHF -w/AIS added
  • Lifelines replaced
  • Delta anchor added; Anchor chain and rode replaced
  • Upgraded 12V battery bank (Lifeline AGM)
  • Five solar panels added
  • Wind generator added
  • LED lighting installed throughout
  • 120amp “smart”alternator/charger installed
  • Engine room fire suppression system
  • Head replaced


Throughout: Varnished teak joinery, Teak & holly sole, Alpenglow lighting/ LED, Ultraleather upholstery; Ample light and ventilation via 14 opening ports, 4 Bomar hatches, 2 dorade vents, Hella fans.

  • Owner's stateroom forward, w/ spacious V-berth, and generous storage in drawers, lockers and shelves; Cedar lined hanging locker.
  • Main saloon amidship features U-shape dinette (converts to double berth) to starboard w/ settee/berth opposite;  Varnished double dropleaf teak table. Port settee converts to single berth.  Custom/versatile lee-cloth system - for berths; Spacious nav-station to port in main saloon; U-shape galley (described below) is to starboard
  • Enclosed head - aft to port -w/ vanity/sink and wet locker; Jabsco lectric head; Separate stall shower
  • Private guest stateroom - aft to starboard, with double berth,-w/ cabinets, shelves and cedar-lined hanging locker.

  • Force-10 gimbaled 3 burner LPG stove -w/ oven and broiler
  • Seafrost 12V/110V water-cooled refrigeration ('11)
  • Double SS sinks -w/ manual freshwater and raw-water foot pumps ('17) 
  • Spacious Corian counter tops - illuminated by three Alpenglow/LED lights
  • Ample storage - in varnished teak cabinets and drawers
  • Tilt-out trash bin

  • Double-spreader cutter rig
  • Mast and boom awlgripped ('16)
  • Standing rigging replaced ('17)
  • Harken roller furling for genoa and staysail
  • Running rigging - updated as needed
  • Halyards and reef-lines lead to cockpit (singlehander's package)
  • Forespar telescoping whisker pole – stows on mast
  • Forespar solid boom vang
  • 9 Harken self-tailing 2-speed chromed bronze winches:2 #53 primary, #42 mainsheet, 3 #40 halyard and reef, #16 (single speed) furling.  On mast:  #40 and #32 halyard 

Ullman Sails ('09) (used 3 seasons) 

  • Full-batten mainsail w/2 reefs - and "stackpack"
  • 120% furling genoa
  • Furling staysail
  • Cruising spinnaker
  •  Storm trysail

Additional (Doyle) sails:

  • 100% furling yankee ('08)
  • Mainsail,
  • Furling genoa
  • Furling staysail

I : 49.50 ft
J : 18.42 ft
P : 43.50 ft
E : 18.00 ft
Sail Area : 847.00 sq ft


B&G Zeus electronics suite ('17):

  • Chartplotter
  • Radar
  • Autopilot
  • Knot/log, depth, windspeed

 VHF and SSB:

  • Icom M502 VHF transceiver w/AIS ('19) - with dedicated antenna
  • Icom VHF transceiver in cockpit
  • Icom M702 SSB transceiver

  • “House” 12V system: Four 4-D Lifeline AGM batteries
  • Engine-start battery.
  • Upgraded 120amp “smart” alternator/charger
  • Magnum ME2012 2000W inverter -w/ RC50L remote panel ('21)
  • LED lighting throughout
  • 5 Solar panels  - 3 on bimini; one each on dodger and arch ('16)
  • Airex wind generator -w/controller ('16)

110V shorepower -w/cord; 110V breaker/distribution panel

  • Yanmar 4JH2E 4 cyl 54hp diesel
  • Two fuel tanks; total capacity approx 110 gal

  • Jabsco 34600 electric bilge pump
  • Whaler manual bilge pump
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Manual freshwater footpump
  • Jabsco electric head -w/ fresh water flush ('19)
  • Two 10# LPG tanks
  • Plumbing in place for future watermaker

  • Custom stern arch (Nigel Calder design) - for antennas, solar panel, etc
  • Varnished teak bright work
  • Varnished teak dorade boxes -w/ chromed cowls
  • Dodger (canvas replaced '17)
  • Bimini  (canvas replaced '17)
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Sunbrella covers for : pedestal, dorade boxes, handrails, teak on bow platform
  • 1x19 ¼” SS lifelines -w/gates
  • PS signature 30” lifeline stanchions
  • Bow and stern pulpits
  • 1.5" SS mast pulpits

  • Delta anchor -w/ 100’ chain plus 200’ nylon rode  
  • 45# CQR anchor - w/ 100’ chain plus 200’ nylon rode
  • Fortress stern anchor (stowed on arch)
  • Lighthouse windlass 
  • Raw water anchor/deck washdown
  • Dual anchor rollers on signature Pacific Seacraft teak and SS bow platform
  • Hause pipe
  • Divided chain locker
  • PS signature stern anchor roller; hause pipe to aft chain locker

  •  Docklines ('19)
  • Fenders ('19)
  • USCG gear
  • Signal strobe
  • Lifesling
  • Sea Anchor

  • Magnum 2kW inverter -w/remote ('21)
  • Windlass serviced ('21)
  • Anchor light replaced ('21)
  • Forward hatch re-bedded ('21) 
  • Transmission fluid flushed/replaced ('21)
  • Breaker panel serviced ('21)
  • Thru-hulls serviced
  • Complete steering overhaul
  • Bimini and dodger canvas replaced
  • Stainless mixing elbow installed
  • Most hoses replaced.
  • Galley fresh water replaced
  • Replacement water heater installed
  • Refrigeration water pump replaced
  • LPG tanks recertified ('19)
  • Windlass serviced ('19)
  • Docklines and fenders upgraded ('19)
  • Outboard motor serviced ('19)
  • Deck/ anchor washdown pump replaced ('19)


The Pacific Seacraft 40 maintains the form, function, and esthetic that has produced safe and attractive Pacific Seacraft sailboats since 1976. The hull shape has a moderate freeboard and graceful overhangs fore and aft. While the waterline and beam are proportionally larger than previous Pacific Seacraft - Crealock collaborations (translating into greater interior volume), the hull retains the sensible dimensions and proportions essential to upwind performance, directional stability, and the hydrostatics which effect ultimate stability.

The keel is a long fin of external lead ballast bolted on and bedded in epoxy. This joint is extremely strong and resistant to impact with underwater objects. The difference between the shoal-draft and standard keels has been increased to take greater advantage of the respective characteristics of each. The combination of the keel plan, skeg-mounted rudder, deep hull sections below the waterline forward, and a carefully positioned rig plan all contribute to exceptional directional stability and handling.

The interior maintains the function and form that feels comfortable and works. Passage through the cabin is straight and unimpeded. Visual space opens from the galley forward. An aft head is located for easy access from the companion way. The galley is configured to provide hands-free support on either tack.

On deck, a spacious foredeck with centerline king plank for footing features an extended bow platform and windlass boss. The headsail and staysail are equipped with roller furling. The double-spreader keel-stepped mast includes two self-tailing winches for halyards. The solid boom vang is self-cleating. All sail controls, including the main halyard and two sets of reef lines, are led aft to the cockpit through deck sheave organizers and rope clutches to self-tailing winches There is a special molded-in shearwater designed for dodger attachment. The mainsheet system includes a traveler forward of the companionway and a dedicated self-tailing winch. The primary winches for the headsail can be reached from the helm. The deck quickly sheds water through bulwark hawse pipes and through deck drains that exit at the waterline.

The cockpit is self-bailing and includes safety harness padeyes. Pedestal steering with single-lever control and pod-mounted instruments provide fingertip control. Extensive mooring cleats simplify docking. The Pacific Seacraft 40's deck and cockpit take into account the importance of safety when anchoring, docking, maneuvering, and sailing.


Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

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