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40' Challenger 40

$69,500

Challenger yachts have a reputation for being essentially bulletproof and this example is no exception. The current owners have just completed an extended cruise. If you are looking for a strong, seawothy full keel cruising yacht that can take you safely around the world at an affordable price, look no further. SERENITY is equipped with a 63 hp Yanmar Diesel, a Spectra 15 gph watermaker, liferaft, EPIRB and a great dinghy.

She is amazingly spacious below with a raised cabin top, large portlights, 6'5" of headroom throughout and she is very beamy. The private owners stateroom aft features a large queen berth, the galley is huge with two refrigerators and there is a spacious forward stateroom and head.

The Challenger 40 is a very strong vessel with great living accommodations. These sturdy boats are not easy to find. She was designed by Robert Perry and built by Challenger Yachts in California.

This is an absolute Turn-Key cruising yacht with all the gear and a great dinghy that is ready to go today. Call for a tour of this affordable and seaworthy cruising yacht.

  • Make: Challenger
  • Model: 40
  • Year: 1974
  • Length: 40ft
  • Name: SERENITY
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • Designer: Robert Perry
  • Builder: Challenger Yachts of California
  • LOA: 39.92 feet
  • LWL: 37 feet
  • Beam: 12.83 feet
  • Max Draft: 5.58 feet
  • Displacement: 26500 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar Diesel
  • EngineModel: 4JHTE
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: Folding
  • EngineHours: 10825
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 115 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 90 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Twin Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Accommodations

Entering the vessel through a starboard companionway and immediately to port is a large private owners stateroom with a queen berth. Forward to port is a huge galley with two 12v Norcold side by side refrigerators each with a freezer compartment. Directly across to starboard is a forward facing nav. station. Next is a family-sized dining area to port with a large settee across to starboard. All the way forward is the roomy V-berth and a spacious head and shower to port.

Galley

The U-shaped galley to port is huge with a large counter that overlooks the dinette. There is ample storage and preparation areas. on the aft wall there are dual 12 volt Norcold Refrigerators each with freezer compartments. There is a 3 burner stove with oven and broiler and double stainless steel sinks.

  • (2) Two Norcold 12V Refigerators each with freezer compartments
  • 3 Burner Hiierange Gas Stoive with Oven & Broiler
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Hot & Cold Pressure Water
  • Large Preparation Counter
  • Ample Storage in cabinets, drawers and lockers
  • Charcoal filter
Electronics & Electrical
  • Garmin 541S GPS Chartplotter with Fish Finder (new in 2014)
  • Furuno 1623 Radar
  • Simrad Robertson AP22 Autopilot
  • Signet Depth, Speed & Wind Instruments
  • Horizon VHF
  • ICOM IC M710 SSB
  • 1000 Watt Inverter
  • (3) Three 80 Watt Solar Panels
  • 120 Amp High Output Alternator
  • 3 Stage voltage regulator
  • (4) Four 6V Batteries
  • 30A Shore power cord 50' 
Deck & Hull
  • 9.5' AB Aluminum R.I.B. Dinghy
  • 15 hp Yamaha Outboard Engine
  • Hoisting Davit for lifting engine
  • 3 Blade MaxProp
  • Harken Roller Furler
  • (2) Two Barient 32 Primary Winches
  • (2) Two Barient 17 Winches
  • (1) One Barient Furling Winch
  • Maxwell Electric Windlass
  • 20 KG Delta Plow anchor w/ 100' of chain & 200' of rode
  • 406 EPIRB
  • 4 Man Life Raft in Canister on Deck (needs service)
  • (2) Two Life Slings
  • Sunbrella Dodger, Bimini & Winch Covers
  • Aluminum Mast & Whisker Pole
  • Swim Ladder
  • Gas barbecue

Additional Features

  • VHF
    • ICOM ICM710 SSB
  • DEPTHSOUNDER
    • Signet Depth
  • FURLING GENOA
  • GPS
    • Garmin
  • WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION
    • Signet Wind
  • ELECTRIC BILGE PUMP
  • PLOTTER
    • Garmin 541S with Fish Finder
  • SHORE POWER INLET
  • FRESH WATER MAKER
    • Spectra 15 GPH
  • OVEN
  • LOG SPEEDOMETER
    • Signet Speed
  • MARINE HEAD
  • INVERTER
  • REFRIGERATOR
    • Dual Norcold Side by Side Units
  • HOT WATER
  • COMPASS
  • BATTERY CHARGER
  • MAINSAIL COVER
  • DAVITS
    • Outboard Davit
  • FULLY BATTENED MAINSAIL
  • SOLAR PANEL
    • 3 X 80 Watt Panels
  • COCKPIT SPEAKERS
  • AUTOPILOT
    • Simrad Robertson AP22
  • TV SET
  • COCKPIT SHOWER
  • STEERING WHEEL
  • OUTBOARD ENGINE BRACKETS
  • RADAR
    • Furuno 1623
  • RADIO
  • CD PLAYER
  • SWIMMING LADDER
  • TENDER
    • 9'5
  • COCKPIT TABLE
  • LIFERAFT
    • 4 Man in canister
Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that 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, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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For additional information and viewing of this fine quality yacht please contact listing agent Mark Miner. I am always available on my mobile phone at 4152901347 or e-mail me at mark@rubiconyachts.com