Francis Jane | C&C 40' 1981

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Yacht Name: Francis Jane
Builder: C&C
Model: 40
Year: 1981
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Classic cruiser/racer, exceptionally well maintained and equipped. Francis Jane offers performance and comfort at a value that cannot be matched. She underwent a major refit, some highlights include: air conditioning, plumbing, wiring, running & standing rigging and much more! 

     The Canadian yacht builders Cuthbertson and Cassian have always had a reputation for building a high-quality cruising boat with an eye toward performance and club racing.  FRANCIS JANE is no exception. After an extensive refit in 2013 and 2014 she is still in very nice condition.

Seriously for sale – please present all offers


Length: 40'
Beam: 12' 8
Draft: 7'
Water Tank Capacity: 60 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 16 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH5E
Power: 39 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


Enter through the companionway into the boat and you will find a spacious U-shaped galley to starboard, and a full double berth in the port quarter. Ahead of this berth you will find a large dedicated Nav-Station. The Salon has opposing settees with a center line table with sea berths on both port & starboard. Ahead to port is a large head with access from both the salon and front cabin. There is a large hanging locker to starboard. The front V-berth has storage in drawers and shelves to starboard. 

  • Kenwood radio & speakers
  • 2 large hatches and 1 small hatch



A large aft U-shaped galley featuring a propane gimballed stove with oven, top loading refrigerator, and double pressure water. Ample storage in drawers and cabinets. 

  • 12V isotherm refrigeration (new 2014)



  • Ray Marine C-series Chart Plotter
  • Horizon VHF Radio
  • West Marine portable VHF
  • Depthsounder
  • Log-speedometer
  • Raymarine Apparent wind indicator
  • Raymarine knot meter
  • Raymarine depth finder
  • Compass



  • Shore power inlet
  • Electrical Circuit: 12V
  • Flagship Marine 12,000 BTU Air Conditioning
  • Pro Mariner Battery Charger
  • (2) 4D size house batteries
  • (1) Group 27 starting battery
  • (1) dedicated 4D for the windlass



  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Marine head
  • Hot water



  • Battened mainsail
  • Spinnaker
  • Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker
  • Furling genoa
  • Mainsail cover



  • Standing & Running rigging replaced
  • Spinnaker pole and reaching strut



  • Electric Lewmar Windlass
  • Primary winches are 2 Lewmar 50 self tailing
  • Secondary cockpit winches are 2 Barient 28
  • 2 Lewmar 40 winches on cabin top
  • 4 Barient 22 winches around mast base (one is self tailing)



  • West Marine inflatable dinghy
  • Mercury outboard
  • CQR 35lb anchor
  • Cockpit table
  • Swimming ladder
  • Lee cloths for salon lower berths



  • Bimini top
  • Dodger



Francis Jane underwent a major refit during 2013-2014, approximately $150,000

Items include:

  • Complete new paint, including mast & boom
  • Air-conditioning 
  • 12V isotherm refrigeration 
  • Plumbing
  • Wiring
  • Cockpit grate
  • Standing rigging
  • Running rigging
  • Safety lines
  • Compass
  • Windlass
  • Anchor chain (200')
  • Entertainment radio & speakers
  • Ray Marine chart plotter
  • Horizon VHF radio
  • Depth sounder
  • Upholstery
  • Cabin ceiling
  • Cabin sole
  • Bimini top
  • Dodger
  • Mainsail stack pack
  • Batteries:
    • (2) 4D starting battery
    • (1) 4D dedicated to windlass
    • (1) starting battery