Sabbatical | Valiant 40' 1979

Redondo Beach, CA
$89,000


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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

Hi, I'm Bernie Jakits. After 20 years of owning and running a successful brokerage in Annapolis, my partner Kate Christensen and I have merged our company with David Walters Yachts. We are happy and excited to be a part of something bigger and continue to live our passion that started long ago. When I was an engineer in the aerospace industry I had lots of time to read every sailboat review and follow every development in the industry. I dreamed of one day owning a distinctly different brokerage firm and it all came true when in 1997 I started RogueWave Yacht Sales It came out of a passion for the sea and love for the beautiful vessels that sail on her. My vision was to create a new kind of brokerage dedicated to honesty and integrity and desire to help people be successful and achieve their bluewater sailing vision. Kate Christensen joined me in 2001 to share that vision and bring her talents and expertise in business and marketing as well as her passion for sailing her Bristol Channel Cutter. Over 20 years, we built an incredible brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean going vessels and live aboard cruising sailboats. We have advised and guided over 800 Clients worldwide from as far away as Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Europe and everywhere between, so that they too can also achieve their dream of owning and cruising with a capable bluewater vessel to find and reach their own horizons. We have the experience and expertise required to really help people.

For over 45 years, I have sailed, delivered and worked on hundreds of different types of vessels. Representing many clients, I have sailed in the North Sea to Med, across the Atlantic, and in the South China Sea and the, Pacific, the Caribbean Islands and also both Coasts of the USA. Having owned and maintained over 3 million dollars worth of sailing vessels, I have vast experience with incredible sailing vessels from the Hallberg Rassy 53 or a Valiant 40 & 42, a Norseman 447, a PSC34, and a BCC28. I've sailed to many foreign ports and also lived aboard while raising a family. Kate and I have had the opportunity to have incredible sailing adventures aboard our boats from the amazing Bristol Channel Cutter to the Hallberg Rassy 53 and finally our Valiant 42 that we built new in 2008 when we were Valiant Dealers in Annapolis. We have sailed far and lived aboard; we have led the Caribbean 1500 to the Bahamas. We have raced to Bermuda. We have delivered boats from the North Sea to the Med and from Guatemala to Annapolis and of course from the Caribbean to Annapolis many times. Through that experience we can help cruising couples make the right decisions. I have decommissioned and shipped many vessels and put them back together again, for myself and also for our clients. I have upgraded each vessel we owned installing every system imaginable, and maintaining every boat properly. I have taught and advised clients so that they themselves will have a pleasant and rewarding experience. Being a fellow boat owner and having personally experienced both sides of being a buyer and a seller, I understand your concerns.

With these many years of experience I have come to know and appreciate what a truly high caliber blue water sailing yachts is and should be. As a licensed & bonded professional yacht broker, please give me the pleasure of helping you define your requirements and help choose your next passage making/offshore capable sailing or power yacht. My experience is gained from having had a 100 Ton USCG Master License, being a Captain on several ocean races, having been a Marine Surveyor, and of course my background as an MSME Mechanical Engineer. And most important of all, I have sailed over 100,000 offshore miles, on my own boats and delivering countless boats for client to about everywhere.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Sabbatical
Builder: Valiant
Model: 40
Year: 1979
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Asking Price: $89,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass
 

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.

  • All new rigging in 2008 – mast pulled and painted all new standing rigging, complete with new blocks, line stoppers, and new traveler!
  • Totally re-rigged for single hand sailing with all controls in the cockpit and everything honed to perfection from the Tides Marine mainsail mast track, to the jiffy reefing system, and lazyjacks system and Electric multi-purpose winch!
  • All new Quantum sails in 2008 with all control lines led to the cockpit! Complete storm sails and trys’l track. Plus Asymmetrical spinnaker and ATN sock.
  • All the safety gear we hope you’ll never need from the two manual bilge pumps, emergency tiller, Lifesling, PFDs, Life raft!
  • Great ground tackle from the 66lb Bruce anchor with 300’ chain to the electric windlass rebuilt in 2012 plus more!
  • Structural and cosmetic upgrades from the topsides faired and painted, to the bottom barrier coat renewal, rebuilt rudder, and all new thru hulls, to the new deck paint and stainless steel lifelines.
  • Mechanicals maintained properly from the Westerbeke 40 hp with fewer than 4K hours and a top end rebuild in 2010, Max prop service in 2018 along with a new Cutlass Bearing, and complete heat exchanger clean out and service in 2019. She runs like a top!
  • All the interior comforts with new cushions and mattresses with extra Cherry cabinetry and a special dining table that stows on the bulkhead out of the way.
  • Communications upgrades including ICOM 802 SSB, with turner, Pactor II USB modem and firmware for Pactor III, ICOM 504 VHF, and ICOM MXA 5000 AIS receiver, Standard Horizon CP 180 plotter at the helm, Furuno GPS. Plus the trusty Alpha autopilot and rigging for a Monitor windvane steering system.

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!

Dimensions

Length: 40'
Beam: 12' 4"
Draft: 6'
Water Tank Capacity: 120 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 95 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Westerbeke
Power: 40 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3800 Hours

Accommodations

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.

  • Two staterooms with real mattress (new 2007) in both the aft cabin and forward guest v-berth
  • Salon with straight settees and a pilot berth/stowage
  • New salon cushions 2015
  • One head with faucet shower
  • Nice galley with propane stove and oven
  • Wonderful ventilation with opening ports and hatches
  • Teak interior, with teak and holly sole
  • All LED cabin lights as of 2015
  • Smoke detectors and Carbon Monoxide detectors

 

Galley

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!

  • Technautics cold plate 12v refrigeration (DC) refrigeration, with separate freezer compartment and separate thermostat
  • Engine driven refrigeration compressor for Technautics holding plate system
  • H&C pressure water
  • Hot water heater 6 gallon
  • Saltwater foot pump
  • Propane system
  • Three-burner propane stove with oven
  • Safety bar and belt
  • Double deep stainless steel sinks
  • Mixing faucet
  • Formica counter tops
  • Propane locker with solenoid at the stove
  • Dish storage
  • Spice rack
  • Ample storage

 

Plumbing

  • 150 Gallons water in two tanks under settees
  • One head
  • Lavac marine toilet
  • Y Valve for legal overboard discharge areas
  • Holding tank 15 gallon bladder tank.
  • Deck pump out
  • Overboard holding tank discharge at sea
  • Sink and Vanity in head
  • Sink faucet shower is used on deck running the hose out the port
  • Or a sun shower in the cockpit

 

Electrical

12 VOLT DC:

  • 425 amp hours in battery bank
  • Four batteries – six volt golf cart batteries
  • Separate start battery – set up to charge with house bank with Blue Seas automatic charging relay
  • Sterling Pro Charge 40amp battery charger 2014
  • Alternator 90 AMP with Smart regulator
  • DC Breaker Panel
  • Link 2000R battery monitoring system
  • Nav lights - AquaSignal Series 33 LED
  • Tricolor Light - AquaSignal Series 40
  • Stern light
  • Steaming light
  • Anchor light - LED bulb
  • 12 v refrigeration and separate freezer
  • Two electric bilge pumps
  • Cabin lights - LED

110 VOLT AC SHOREPOWER:

  • 120 Volt 30 Amp connection
  • 30 amp shore power cord
  • 110 breaker panel
  • Sterling Pro 40 AMP charger
  • Three 110v outlets

 

Mechanical

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.

  • Westerbeke 40 hp engine (fresh water cooled) low hours (3800)
  • Top end rebuilt in 2008
  • New injector pump 2007
  • Heat exchangers and raw water pump cleaned - Rydlyme 2019
  • Murphy visual gauge for oil level and hi/lo alarms
  • New Racor 900 filter
  • 90 gallons fuel in one tank with inspection ports
  • Three blade Max-Prop refurbished 2018
  • New cutlass bearing 2018
  • Traditional shaft seal
  • Engine room blower
  • Edson cable steering with emergency tiller

 

Navigation & Communication

Forward facing sit down nav station. New communications equipment.

  • Standard Horizon CP 180 GPS Chart Plotter at the helm
  • Furuno GPS GP-32 receiver
  • AIS – ICOM MXA-5000 AIS Receiver
  • ICOM 504 VHF
  • ICOM 802 SSB with auto tuner insulated backstay and copper grounding system
  • Pactor II Modem with Pactor III firmware loaded
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Data Marine depth sounder
  • Signet wind speed, direction, knot meter
  • Old Furuno 1720 Radar is in operative currently
  • Alpha autopilot with powerful drive

 

Rigging, Sails & Winches

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.

  • True cutter design
  • All standing rigging was replaced in 2008!
  • New traveler
  • New blocks and line stoppers
  • New running rigging 2008
  • Keel stepped single spreader mast pulled and painted 2008
  • Awlgrip white mast and boom
  • Profurl roller furling on the genoa
  • Hank on staysail
  • Mainsail has mid boom sheeting to new Harken traveler forward of the dodger
  • Strong track for mainsail 2008
  • Downwind pole
  • Lazy jacks system
  • Topping lift
  • Control lines led to cockpit with line stoppers
  • Multipurpose electric winch

SAIL INVENTORY:

  • Quantum Sails – new in 2008
  • New fully battened mainsail with batt cars and two reef points 2008
  • Tides Marine strong track for easy lifting
  • Quantum furling genoa in good condition on Profurl furler
  • Staysail in good condition hank on
  • Storm trysail with separate track
  • Asym spinnaker with sock

WINCHES:

  • Multipurpose electric winch on the cabin house!
  • Big Lewmar Primary Sheet Winches #48 self tailing
  • Lewmar #30 staysail winches on cabin house
  • Mainsail – multipurpose Electric winch on cabin top self tailing
  • Additional winch Lewmar #42S
  • Halyard winches at the mast

 

Hull, Deck & Ground Tackle

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!

CONSTRUCTION:

  • Hand laid solid glass hull
  • Laid up by Uniflight in 1979
  • Cored deck reinforced with solid glass in areas for bedding deck hardware.
  • Hull deck joint is attached with 5200 and thru bolted every 8 inches
  • Keel is external mounted lead ballast bedded with 3M5200 and through bolted stainless steel J-bolts with stainless steel backing plates
  • Skeg rudder rebuilt in 2014 by Windward Yacht Center, Marina del Ray CA
  • Massive teak rub rail
  • Bronze thru hulls with ball valves – replaced 2008
  • New bottom paint 2018
  • Non-skid deck surface repainted 2012
  • Teak cap rail
  • Double lifelines – stainless steel 2008
  • Opening ports (11)
  • Four hatches with screens
  • Dorades with teak boxes

COCKPIT:

  • Safe offshore cockpit
  • Pedestal with Edson wheel steering (cable steering system)
  • Teak combings
  • Teak Cockpit Grate
  • Manual bilge pump in the cockpit
  • Dodger and bimini
  • Shade awning for foredeck
  • Shade awning mast to cockpit
     

GROUND TACKLE:

  • Dual bow rollers
  • Divided chain locker
  • Electric windlass- Ideal Model CHWSO rebuilt 2012
  • Primary Bow anchor 66#Bruce with 300' all chain rode
  • Secondary anchor 45# CQR
  • 300’ BBB chain new in 2018

 

Dinghy

  • Avon Rover 310 roll up
  • Mercury 6hp outboard
  • Nova lift – lift crane for outboard
  • Outboard motor mount

 

Additional Equipment

  • Switlik six person life raft in deck canister not certified
  • PFDs type 1 adult and child
  • Harnesses and tethers
  • EPIRB ACR Global Fix certified to 2021 – RLB-35
  • Life sling
  • Horse shoe throwable
  • Crew overboard pole
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit and below decks
  • PAR bilge pump
  • Rule spare bilge pump
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • CO detector 2015
  • Smoke detector 2015

 

More

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