Oasis | Valiant 47' 1982

Annapolis, MD

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Yacht Name: Oasis
Builder: Valiant
Model: 47 Cutter
Year: 1982
Location: Annapolis, MD
Designer: Robert Perry
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Valiant 47 is the perfect long-range off-shore performance cruising boat with all the liveaboard comforts and great design for an ocean-going, true bluewater boat. You might also know that the Valiant 47 is a Bob Perry design which later became the Valiant 50 with the addition of a bow sprite and retooling on deck. The 47 is an amazing vessel made famous by the solo circumnavigation by William Pinkney, the fourth person to sail around the world alone back in 1990 aboard his Valiant 47 “Commitment”. So many Valiant have circumnavigated!  A Valiant 47 sistership made two solo circumnavigations, one of which was non-stop. This sailing vessel is easy to single hand and therefore easy to sail as a couple. With a fin keel and long forefront, the boat tracks straight steered effortlessly by the autopilot or better yet, the wind vane steering. Due to the long forefoot, she tacks easily through the wind. The designer Robert Perry says “I drew a lithe Valiant with a sharp entry…”  He liked the 47 better than the 42 because of that very design element.  Down below the accommodations are well planned for voyaging. While the boat ultimately sleeps up to seven people, she is a truly comfortable live aboard for a couple.  

If you are looking for an affordable liveaboard bluewater boat that is capable safe and comfortable, take a close look at this wonderful Oasis. She truly is a beautiful Oasis in the ocean. Originally commissioned in the San Francisco area her first owners never really cruised. In about 2000 her second owners voyaged through the Panama Canal to the Caribbean and ended up in Annapolis. Her current owners are the third owners who purchased her in 2010 in Annapolis MD. They refit her as needed for their cruising plan to the Caribbean where they enjoyed a few seasons. After the Caribbean, they returned to the Chesapeake for some East Coast cruising and a final trip South. Oasis has been upgraded and maintained by her knowledgeable owners for the past eight years. She has never been heavily cruised and she is ready to go again.

You will enjoy hearing directly from the owners of this rock-solid cruiser.  ….“Oasis has been a real confidence builder for my wife and me. We are not big people and, although Oasis is a relatively big boat for two, my wife and I have developed systems that allow us to easily handle her. The cockpit is well designed and laid out and my wife and I feel secure in it in any conditions we have encountered. Each time we have pushed our comfort zone by going out in more challenging conditions, Oasis has taken it all in stride and we have come away being ever more impressed with her. Oasis is a true sailor’s sailboat.  I truly believe she has a soul that comes alive when you turn off the engine and start sailing. She is comfortable at anchor….not a marina queen. Where she really shines is underway and especially when the wind picks up and conditions become more challenging. We love her speed. More lightly built boats may be a little faster in light airs ( less than ~12-15 knots). When the wind picks up Oasis comes alive. We generally leave lighter boats in our wake. We love sailing her!

What can I say after that! Valiant has made many couples into successful happy sailors. Personally owning two Valiant and still sailing our V42, I can tell you, you will never be sorry to own her!

Highlights: Documented constant maintenance, upgrades, and even 2019 improvements!

  • Big 2010 Upgrades: Lectrasan waste system, a 3M water filter in the galley, new Alpha autopilot, New roller furling for staysail with Ullman furling sail, new main halyard, new Garmin 4000 plotter at the helm, engine mounts and cutlass bearing replaced, new cushions and upholstery, new flat-screen TV and DVD
  • Nice upgrades in 2013: Beautiful Mack Sails, stack pack, Wifi booster for cruising, new Vetus bow thruster, new chainplates, Lexan replaced in overhead hatches
  • 2014 grand improvements: New Fischer Panda 4KW generator installed, new Garmin radar and new Garmin 4000 series chart plotter installed at the nav station, new Magnum 3000W inverter/charger, new Refrigeration compressor, new West Marine 7000 series stereo/CD player and speakers installed, major electrical system refit including galvanic isolators, new battery system master switches, second automatic bilge pump, high water alarm, new Mantus anchor 55lb and beautifully repainted cove stripe and the teak and holly cabin sole was refinished in 2015.
  • 2018 Super Recent Upgrades!  New Garmin wind, speed, and depth instruments installed, professional rigging Survey Report from November 2018 available, new AirX wind generator “silent” blades and nose cone installed, new strongtrack system installed on mast, new batteries! Four group 27 house batteries and one new group 27, new bottom paint November 2018, new raw water engine cooling pump installed December 2018
  • Current 2019 Spring!! Epirb recertified, Six person Winslow liferaft recertified, fire extinguishers recertified, new dinghy, new AIS transponder!!! 

This Valiant 47 Oasis is a fabulous ocean-going liveaboard sailing vessel! You will find very few great boats that have been loved and used and upgraded constantly for largely all her life. If you don’t want to spend a half-million or at least many hundreds of thousands, you should think about buying one of the world’s best-built boats loved, maintained, and upgraded to serve you well. You may know that the Valiant 47 hull is from the same mold as the Valiant 50; it’s the same boat minus the Valiant 50 bowsprit! There have been many circumnavigations of the Valiant 47 and Valiant 50. The Valiant 47 is half the price!



Length: 47'
Beam: 12' 8
Draft: 6' 3
Water Tank Capacity: 180 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 130 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Westerbeke
Power: 58 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2300 Hours


The Valiant 47 is a comfortable live aboard boat with plenty of storage, two real staterooms, two complete heads each with a shower stall, and a spacious galley and salon. The sit down nav station is like another room in the house. With over 6'6" of headroom in the salon and 6’4” everywhere, this is a vessel that works well for tall sailors and all those that like a sense of space. She’s a home afloat with teak bulkheads and a beautiful teak and holly sole that was refinished in 2015.

Like all Valiant, Oasis has wonderful ventilation with six opening hatches with new Lexan and 13-screened opening Lexan ports, and four dorades. The teak interior is beautiful and classically yachty but don’t be fooled, she has a great entertainment system with flat screen and DVD player. Cabin lighting is romantic.

As you enter the companionway on the starboard side, you have amazing storage with two large lockers. There is also a walk-in “garage” on the starboard side aft that houses the generator and has organized storage for tools and spares. It is “to die for”. Not literally…but incredibly. There is a wet locker just at the companionway and a huge storage locker forward for supplies and pantry space. To port you enter the port side stateroom with a spacious double berth and adjoining head and shower stall. The owners use this stateroom on offshore passages as it is super comfortable and close to the cockpit. There is also access to incredible storage under the berth with drawers below and a hanging locker as well as access to the battery storage and electrical compartment under the cockpit. For a couple this aft cabin means the off watch crew is always near the cockpit. The aft ensuite head is also accessed through a separate door just forward of the and has a vanity with washbasin, toilet, medicine cabinet and additional storage.  There is also a separate shower stall with a molded in fiberglass seat. This aft head is also accessible from the main salon and has doors to provide privacy so it works as an aft head on a passage with additional crew.

Moving forward on starboard there is the large sit down, forward facing nav station! This is your heart’s desire. There is chart storage and loads of other storage. This is the communications center and ships office, complete with the new Garmin 4208 chartplotter. This space is another important room in the house.

Adjacent to port, mid ships is the engine compartment under the galley sinks. There is ample access to both port and starboard sides of the engine.

The famous Valiant 47 galley is amazing as it is large, comfortable and secure enough to be safe offshore. The galley is one of the very best I have ever seen. It is secure in any condition! Perfect. There are wrap around counters and double centerline sinks.  The refrigerator/freezer is along the bulkhead aft and the propane stove is outboard. There are cabinets above and outboard for plenty of storage and the galley is a secure space for the chef in a sea way. It is a dream. I know.

The main salon is spacious with a large L shaped settee to port. There is cabinetry and shelves outboard, storage behind and water tanks under the settee. The traditional centerline drop leaf dining table can seat eight with both leaves open. The straight settee to starboard is about seven feet long with book shelves, shelves and lockers and abundant storage over and behind. Both settees are equipped with lee cloths and make secure sea berths offshore. The upholstery and cushions were replaced in 2011 and are in excellent condition.

The forward stateroom has a centerline double berth to starboard with lockers above on both sides and storage below. The dressing seat to port is handy also. There is a huge hanging locker to port. A second head with a separate shower stall is to starboard. This stateroom is extremely spacious and livable and the current owners use it as their master stateroom at anchor and underway in moderate conditions. It is also an awesome guest stateroom. With two complete heads, both with shower stalls, the layout works for two couples or a family.

  • New cushions and interior upholstery throughout in 2011
  • New 19” flat screen TV and DVD player installed in 2011
  • New West marine 7000 series stereo/CD player and speakers installed in 2014
  • Teak and holly cabin sole refinished in 2015
  • Lots of ventilation
  • Five 12v Fans
  • Cockpit shower!
  • Magma propane BBQ
  • Bow Thruster!



The wrap around galley space is secure in a seaway because the cook can brace against three sides with only the forward side open.

  • Technautics 12 volt refrigeration and freezer
  • Refrigeration compressor replaced 2014
  • Propane stove - three-burner S.S. Dickinson gimbaled stove w/oven & broiler
  • Hot and cold pressure water in galley and heads
  • New 3M water filter system installed 2010
  • Raritan 12 Gal. hot water heater & new hoses and performs to specification
  • Large, double S.S. sinks on the centerline with mixing faucet
  • Propane solenoid fuel shut off
  • Ample cabinet and counter space…great actually
  • Good dish storage
  • Large drawers
  • Slide out trash bin
  • Lots of  storage everywhere


  • Two 20gal aluminum propane tanks located in lazerettes with proper venting, solenoid and pressure gauge.  Propane is used for cooking only. 



  • 180 Gallons water in three tanks located under settees in the salon for easy replacement
  • Two enclosed heads complete with vanity, sink, standard marine toilets and separate showers stalls
  • Jabsco standard manual marine toilets
  • ElectroScan waste treatment system installed in forward head in 2010
  • Shower sump pumps with 12v sump pump
  • Twelve gallon hot water heater
  • 12v pressure water pump


Navigation & Electronics

The navigation station is a proper offshore, forward facing navigation station, with comfortable seat and full size lift top desk. The large navigation table has storage under, generous navigation/electronics cabinet and room for the full complement of electronic navigation and communication equipment, as well as the well laid out, custom Valiant electrical panel.

  • New Garmin 4208 chart plotter installed at nav station 2010
  • New Garmin 4210 chart plotter installed at helm in 2014
  • New Garmin wind, speed and depth instruments at nav station and helm installed in 2018
  • Redundant B&G depth sounder with displays at nav and helm
  • Icom 502 VHF with DSC and remote mic in the cockpit
  • Icom 802 SSB radio and tuner (with Pactor modem, never installed)
  • Bad Boy wifi booster new in 2010
  • New AIS transponder interfaced with Garmin at the helm and nav station in 2019*
  • New Alpha 3000 autopilot installed in 2010
  • New ACR EPIRB stalled 2010
  • Danforth Constellation 5” compass at the helm
  • Ritchie compass 3” at the nav station
  • Samsung 19” flat screen TV and DVD player new in 2011 wired into West Marine speaker system
  • West Marine 7000 series stereo/CD player and speakers new in 2014



One of the great things about the Valiant 47 is that the engine is located low and on the centerline providing for a straight direct drive shaft. The 58 hp Westerbeke engine is completely accessible without crawling into an engine room. The generator is located in the starboard side aft “walk in garage”. With the incredible storage areas, there is great space for spares and tools. The inventory or original brochures, paperwork, scantlings, ships and equipment manuals is the best we have ever seen!

  • Westerbeke 58hp diesel with 2300 hours
  • HBW 250 transmission
  • Sound insulated engine and generator space
  • Cruising speed 7+ knots at 2000 rpm
  • Max speed 8 knots at 2800 rpm
  • New raw water engine cooling pump Dec 2018
  • Dual Racor filter system with dual vacuum gauges
  • Fuel burn approximately1GPM normal cruising speed
  • Cruising range is about 800nm with tankage of 120 gallons in 2 tanks
  • Tanks located in cockpit lockers for easy maintenance
  • Tanks have inspection/cleanout ports
  • Straight  1.5” SS prop shaft with traditional stuffing box  for easy maintenance 2018; serviced November 2018
  • New cutlass bearing 2011
  • Three blade prop 16.5” with PropSpeed
  • Cable steering system with binnacle wheel
  • Alternator: 100 AMPS with Xantrex regulator
  • Excellent maintenance and complete service and maintenance records for past 10 years
  • Spare Parts:   filters, belts, bulbs, zincs and miscellaneous
  • Some receipts available
  • Emergency tiller: YES Starboard Locker
  • Both engine and generator have hoses plumbed to bottom of sump for oil removal
  • Oil suction removal system for engine and generator
  • Generator has remote stop/stop control panel
  • Vetus 12 volt bow thruster with control at the helm 2013
  • Exhaust temperature alarm system
  • Automatic engine room fire suppression system
  • New engine mounts and transmission clutch installed and professional transmission/prop shaft alignment done in 2011



Comprehensive electrical charging system with engine charging, diesel generator, solar panels and wind generator
Major electrical system refit, including galvanic isolators, new battery system master switches, second automatic bilge pump, high water alarm, etc done 2014

12 Volt System:

  • Batteries: Four new group 27 house batteries and 1 new group 27 starting battery installed November 2018
  • Batteries are located in centerline battery storage area/electrical compartment properly secured in battery boxes.   
  • Separate Group 31 AGM battery and ProNautic charger for bow thruster located under forward berth
  • Engine driven 100 amp charging alternator to charge batteries
  • Battery monitoring via Link 2000 and Magnum 3000 inverter/charger display pane
  • DC electrical breaker panel
  • Electronics, radar and sailing instruments (see under Electronics)
  • Entertainment systems – flat screen TV and DVD player;  West Marine stereo CD player and speaker system
  • Navigation lights, red and green deck level
  • Tricolor Light Allied Signal series 40 incandescent
  • Anchor Light Allied Signal series 40 incandescent
  • Stern Light – series 40
  • Four 12 Volt outlets: one nav station, one forward cabin, one cockpit, and one at the mast
  • Two USB charging ports in salon
  • Cabin lights mostly LED with some incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent
  • Five cabin fans
  • Deck/anchor wash down pump
  • Two electric bilge pumps with automatic switches: Jabsco 200 GPH primary and Rule 3000 GPH secondary
  • High-water bilge alarm system
  • Electrical spares include bulbs, connectors, wire

110 volt shore power system:

  • Primary power is 50 amp 110 volt with two 50 amp 50’ shore power cables and 30 and 100 amp pigtails   
  • AC breaker panel 
  • Eight 110 volt outlets
  • Hot water heater: 12 gallon
  • Galvanic Isolator 2014
  • Magnum 3000W inverter/charger installed 2014


  • Fischer Panda 4KW generator installed 2014 with only 480 hours
  • Generator Location in walk-in garage
  • Primary usage of generator is Battery Charging when main engine, solar and wind are not available

Wind Power

  • AirX wind generator with new “silent” blades and nose cone installed in 2018

Solar Power

  • Four 80 watt Kyocera Solar Panels


Sails & Rigging

The Valiant 47 is a true cutter rig Schaefer furlers for the jib and staysail, control lines are run to the cockpit. Rod rigging.

  • Professional rigging inspections done annually. Report from November 2018 available
  • Keel steeped mast is stepped on I Beam bolted to major stringers approximately a foot below sole
  • Bridge clearance approximately 69’
  • Double spreaders
  • New Strongtrack system on mast installed 2018
  • Standing Rigging is Navtec Rod rigging replaced in 2005
  • Chainplates replaced in 2013
  • Rigging Inspected 2018
  • Running Rigging all in very good condition renewed as needed
  • Total Sail Area Approximate 1000 sq ft with main and 95% Yankee high cut jib
  • Schaefer 3100 roller furler for jib
  • Schaefer 2100 roller furler for staysail - new 2010
  • Jib car tracks inboard aft of shrouds
  • Mainsheet arrangement –mid boom to traveler forward of cockpit with control lines in the cockpit
  • NavTec adjustable hydraulic backstay and Navtec Vang. Controls in the cockpit.
  • Downwind pole deck mounted
  • Sail halyards internal
  • Aluminum spinnaker pole mast mounted
  • Control lines led to the cockpit – main, staysail and spinnaker halyards, main sheet, fore sail and stay sail sheets, headsail furling lines
  • Line stoppers in the cockpit:  Main sheet, stay sail and spinnaker halyards plus three unused
  • Line stopper for jib halyard on mast
  • Jib and staysail reefing from cockpit

Sail Inventory

  • Traditional mainsail with three reef points for slab reefing
  • Mack sails stackpack, new 2013
  • New Ullman staysail with Schaefer roller furling 2010
  • New mainsail halyard installed 2010
  • Cruising spinnaker


  • All Barient two speed self-tailing winches
  • Turning blocks for jib sheets
  • Primaries: Barient #36 ST primary sheet winches on the cockpit combing
  • Mainsail: Sheet winch Barient 27 on the cabin house
  • Two Barient 27 reefing winches on the mast
  • Two Barient 23 staysail sheet winches on the cabin house port and starboard
  • Mast winches, Two Barient 27 
  • Barient 28 winch on the cabin house for staysail and spinnaker halyards
  • Three winch handles


Design & Build

The Valiant 47 is one of Bob Perry’s finest hull shapes. It is the same hull used on the Valiant 50 but without the bowsprit. He drew a lithe vessel with a sharp entry and flat and fast aft sections. The long cruising fin keel provides great stability and tracking. With a draft of 6’6”, she goes to weather and carries sail well. She is fast and powerful. Oasis was laid up at Uniflite in 1982 after the fire retardant resins were eliminated. Oasis has never had any blisters. 

Hull construction:

  • Hand laid solid fiberglass with robust layup schedule
  • Hull is insulated
  • Modern long fin cruising keel 15’6” long  for great trackingOversized keel bolts
  • Valiant round stern for buoyancy and waterline length
  • Black bottom paint – Micron 66 ablative paint November 2018
  • Bronze ball valve sea cocks  inspected annually
  • Solid marine plywood bulkheads bonded to hull sides
  • Solid Lead Keel
  • Hull deck joint glued with 3M 5200 and through bolted with backing plates on eight inch centers
  • Teak cap rail
  • Valiant rub rail
  • Red Cove stripe repainted in 2014
  • Boot stripe repainted 2011



  • Clean unobstructed deck and cabin top
  • Deck is Balsa cored fiberglass sandwich with nonskid
  • Solid glass in areas where deck hardware is mounted
  • Motor mount and lifting crane on stern rail
  • Exterior bright work professionally refinished with Cetol in 2018
  • Four teak dorade boxes with covers
  • Double bow roller with for Mantus and Bruce anchors
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Stainless steel stanchions with boarding gates port and starboard
  • Double life lines
  • Six standard mooring cleats are all 8" bow, stern, and mid ships
  • Six deck hatches with new Lexan installed 2013
  • 13 opening portlights, with screens
  • Large hatch forward makes it easy to launch the spinnaker
  • Cockpit opening port
  • Deck scuppers drain at the water line
  • Boarding ladders (two)Vented propane locker holding two 20 lb tanks



  • Rigged for easy single-hand sailing
  • Cockpit large enough to lay down
  • Destroyer wheel on a pedestal
  • Molded seating
  • Binnacle wheel steering
  • Deep cockpit lockers
  • Dodger with aft and side grab rails
  • Bimini for lots of shade
  • Connector panel between dodger and bimini
  • Companionway hatch boards
  • Large cockpit drains
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit (as well as below decks)
  • 5" Danforth compass at the helm
  • Binnacle cover
  • BBQ grill on the stern rail
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Excellent visibility from the helm


Ground Tackle

  • Double bow rollers
  • Below deck chain locker
  • Keefe electric windlass with 3/8” chain and rode gypsies
  • Anchor wash down system
  • Anchor snubber bridle 5/8” line with Mantus chain hook
  • Primary bow anchor: New 55lb Mantus anchor installed 2014 with estimated 300 feet of 3/8 chain
  • Secondary anchor: Bruce 30kg
  • Stern anchor: 25 lb CQR


Safety Equipment & Additional

  • Dinghy is brand new in 2019
  • 3.5 hp Tohatsu .
  • Motor mount on the stern rail
  • Lifting crane
  • EPIRB recertified in 2019*
  • Six person Winslow liferaft recertified in 2019*
  • Six Fire extinguishers recertified 2019*
  • Electric bilge pumps: Two
  • High-water bilge alarm system
  • Manual Whale Gusher pump in cockpit
  • Manual bilge pump below decks
  • PFDs – three self inflating
  • Throwable Life Ring
  • Fire extinguishers are current
  • GFIC outlets
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Life sling block and tackle
  • Flares
  • Horn
  • Bell
  • Spotlight
  • Nav lights, steaming light, stern light
  • Trash disposal placard.
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders
  • Boat hook
  • Radar Reflector


Extensive List of Spares

Engine spares:

  • Engine Alt-115amp
  • Engine Alt. -50 Amp
  • Engine Raw Water Pumps & parts
  • Engine Stater
  • Engine Freshwater Pump
  • Westerbeke Parts Box1, Box 2,and Box 3

Generator spares:

  • Gen Stater
  • Gen Alternator
  • Gen Fresh Water Pump
  • Facet Electric Fuel Pump for Gen
  • Battery Charger 40 amp

Spare Auto Pilot Drive Unit With Attachment Fittings

Misc spare pumps and plumbing

  • Y Valve for Toilet Discharge
  • AC Pump for AC system
  • AC Pump for Refrigeration
  • Jabsco DC Freshwater Pump 
  • Jabsco DC Spare Bilge Pump 
  • Pump Spare Parts
  • Raw Water Strainer Parts



  • Personal Items