Redondo Beach, CA
|Location:||Redondo Beach, CA|
Every once in a while, we offer one of the older Valiant 40s from the blister years. The good news is that sometimes, these boats are an incredible value. This is one of those special offerings!
This is a great opportunity to own a Valiant 40 at an affordable price. This Listing Broker knows Valiant! He personally owned the Valiant 40 #282 for 10 years, and then we had a new Valiant 42 built for ourselves in 2009. We are proud to have been the Valiant Dealer of the Mid Atlantic and SE USA also. But mostly importantly we’ve owned two Valiants and we’ve sold over 65 of them. We’ve sold more than half of ALL Valiants sold worldwide. We’ve sailed and delivered them offshore for countless of ocean miles. Needless to say we know and love our Valiants. We are so pleased to represent the owner of this 1979 Valiant 40 named Sabbatical.
This Valiant 40 is well loved and maintained. She is well cared for and well equipped for cruising. And she is in California ready for a cruise to Mexico to the South Pacific.
Here are a few of the highlights.
Sabbatical is a great Valiant 40 that is ready for a new owner to take over. We surely love the Valiant 40 because they are virtually indestructible.
What can we say about Valiant 40 that hasn't been said before. We like to call the Valiant the all-ocean SUV. It’s the rich man's floating pickup truck. You can just get on to this boat and go anywhere right now. Sabbatical is just what we love to see, an "older" Valiant 40 that is as good as ever!
|Water Tank Capacity:||120 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||95 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||15 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||3800 Hours|
The Valiant 40 is a blue water boat designed with two staterooms, one head, huge galley, comfortable salon, and loads of storage and wonderful access to all systems. Sabbatical is the original Bob Perry layout that also had a beautiful pilot berth outboard of the settee on the port side of the main salon. As a result, she sleeps up to seven in three cabins. Starting in the forward V stateroom, with two berths or a double with the filler cushion, side shelves, ash ceilings, bureau, a cedar-lined hanging locker and ample storage underneath. The enclosed head is to port with a Lavac marine toilet, shower, vanity with stainless steel sink and hot & cold pressure water. The main salon is traditional with port and starboard settees, the outboard pilot berth on the port side, and a teak table that stows on the bulkhead to create more space. There are bookshelves outboard of the starboard settee. Next aft to starboard is a large sit down forward facing nav station and chart table with storage outboard and below. Opposite on the port side is the famous Valiant Bob Perry galley with ample space with a propane stove and oven. Just aft of the bulkhead is the aft master stateroom with large double berth is to port, with a new mattress for ultimate comfort at sea, a hanging locker, drawers and a dressing seat. It is a great cabin that offers a wonderful sea berth also. Aft of the nav station on starboard are at the companionway are three large hanging lockers. The companionway stairs swing up for access to the walk-in engine room. The interior is solid teak which is no longer available. Standard "Proven" Valiant 40 layout that is so well balanced and practical.
The famous Valiant U-shaped galley to port has a double stainless steel sink and mixing faucet, large Formica countertops with drawer/locker storage under counter, and cabinets above. There is a gimbaled 3-burner propane stove/oven. The counter opposite the sink houses a large insulated ice box with 12 volt refrigeration and separate freezer with cold plate 12v and engine driven refrigeration. It is a famous galley!
12 VOLT DC:
110 VOLT AC SHOREPOWER:
The Valiant engine room pretty amazing because you literally can walk in! The Valiant 40 is simply the best engine access you can hope for. It is a breeze to work on with easy access to all systems.
Forward facing sit down nav station. New communications equipment.
She has had her chain plates replaced and she has all new standing rigging as of 2008 with new winches and lines led aft. She is a very nice boat and a great opportunity for you to own one of the world's best cruising boats. The Valiant is a proven offshore vessel with a true cutter rig with keel stepped mast. The mast and boom were pulled and painted in 2008 and all the standing rigging was replaced in 2008. The cutter rig provides a divided sail plan so that the sails are smaller and easily manages. The mainsail has mid boom sheeting to the traveler just forward of the dodger. Totally rigged for single hand sailing with all lines are led to the cockpit.
Everything on a Valiant is seriously overbuilt and Sabbatical has been upgraded and restored several times in her lifetime. Sabbatical’s robust hull was laid up by Uniflight in 1979 and in recent years a few osmotic blisters have been addressed on the topsides between the water line and the toe rail and a few tiny dimples on the cabin house have also been repaired cosmetically and the cabin house, deck and topsides were painted. The bottom was renewed with an new barrier coat in 2008. The hull remains more substantial the most modern boats floating! There are plenty of Valiant 40s built in the 70s that have gone three times around the world giving their owners the opportunity of a lifetime to sail one of the world's best sailing boats!
The Valiant 40 lives up to its reputation earned over 35 years! As the first “Performance Cruiser" the Valiant 40 was pretty radical in the 1970s. Bob Perry’s long fin “cruising” keel and skeg hung rudder has become the definition of a stable fast ocean going boat today! The Valiant 40 designed more than 40years ago still provides something cruising boats just didn't have, the ability to sail fast. And while she sails fast, she also sails safe. This is a rugged, robust, solid, safe, capable cruising vessel that is also affordable!
The Valiant 40 remains one of the very best ocean sailing vessels you can buy. It is the very same hull as the sought after Valiant 42. The same boat! A sailing vessel that is incredibly built, with virtually no weaknesses in the build or the design. Proven over and over, tough and hardly, the Valiant remains a couples cruising vessel of choice. She is like your “all ocean SUV" of the sailing world. No frills. Just function!
Regarding the Valiant Blister Years, here is an exerp from Mark Schraders review of the Valiant 40 in Cruising World 2002. “Uniflite built 159 Valiant 40s from 1975 to 1984, when Rich Worstell, a Valiant owner and dealer, bought the molds. After producing some 40s in Washington, he eventually moved the operation to Texas. The first "Texas" Valiant 40 was hull number 267. Sometime during the Uniflite operation, between hull numbers 120 and 249, resin mixtures were changed to include a fire-retardant additive. Although conclusive proof was never established, there was a high correlation between the fire-retardant additive and the blisters that later developed on boats between those hull numbers. Blisters developed on most (but not all) of the boats produced between 1976 and 1981. Lots of those "blister" boats are out there with happy owners. Blistered boats represent great dollar value, but may also require costly repairs."
Read the whole article at https://www.cruisingworld.com/sailboats/valiant-40