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40' Valiant 40


FOREVER BOAT is a Robert Perry designed and Uniflite built cruiser which was voted cruising boat of the decade and set the standards for many past and present cruisers. Two staterooms, a large u-shaped galley, separate head and shower compartments and tons of storage offer the cruiser everything they need. The Valiant 40 is known for its excellent seakeeping and sailing characteristics and valued for its traditional looks.


Ready to cross an ocean in comfort and safety and suitable for a comfortable live-a-board, this premium yacht has a host of  excellent additions and options and has seen excellent professional care.


This Robert Perry design was introduced into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 1997. The Valiant 40 has won more single, and double handed trans-ocean races, than any other sailing yacht.


  • Make: Valiant
  • Model: 40
  • Year: 1981
  • Length: 40ft
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: San Francisco, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • Designer: Robert Perry
  • Builder: Uniflite Corp
  • LOA: 39.92 feet
  • LWL: 34 feet
  • Beam: 12.33 feet
  • Bridge Clearance: 55 feet
  • Max Draft: 6 feet
  • Ballast: 8400 pounds
  • Displacement: 23520 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Westerbeke
  • EngineYear: 1981
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 10 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 125 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 2
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions


This is a standard aft cockpit Valiant 40 sailboat with a cutter rig. Forward is a V berth with storage underneath and lockers. Aft of this to port is a head containing a vanity with sink, a toilet, and a separate stall shower. Aft of this is the salon. There is an L-shaped settee to port and a straight settee to starboard with an alcove which supports the Dickerson "Antarctic" diesel shipboard heater. Aft of the salon is the nav station to starboard and on the port side is the large U-shaped galley. Aft of that is the aft cabin and the companionway.


A large U-shaped galley with three burner propane stove and oven, large refrigerator/freezer (not currently operational), double stainless sink, hot /cold pressure water, good counter area and lots of storage.Lots of storage in pantry lockers.

Electrical and instruments

12 volt and 110 volt system with battery charger and AC/DC inverter, house and starter battery banks, shore power with cord; VHF radio, depth sounder, and log, Ritchie compass, AM/FM radio.

Deck equipment

Lofrans Tigres horizontal electric windlass, 45 lbs CQR and chain, 25 lbs Danforth with chain and rode; nine Barient winches and three are self tailing, horse shoe and life sling, man overboard pole, docking lines, fenders,


Mainsail, staysail, Harken furler for Yankee, forespar light air pole; sheets are run into cockpit for safety and convenience.

Hull and deck construction
  • Built for Valiant Yachts by Uniflite Corporation in the early '80's, this boat shows the typical non-structural blistering phenomenon characteristic of these boats, however "FOREVER BOAT" is less affected than most.
  • Uniflite Corp. built the first 159 VALIANT 40s from 1975 to 1984. During this period, (between hull numbers 120 and 249) resin mixtures were changed to include a special, fire-retardant additive. (At the time, this was a requirement for boats they were building for the military.)
    This was thought to have caused the blistering that later appeared on the specified hulls, resulting in a class action law suit.  Uniflite went out of business in 1984.
  • Despite the blistering that appeared on some of the early boats, the VALIANT 40 is one of the most highly thought of designs of this type and extremely successful, with more than 200 built.
  • Blister repair was completed and new bottom paint applied in 2017
Additional Information
  • New bottom paint in 2019
  • New raw water engine hoses and clamps
  • New transmission cooler and engine oil cooler
  • New engine belts
  • New Fuel lines and fuel polished
  • Rebuilt raw water pump
  • Recent engine service with fresh oil, coolant and filters
  • New propane lines and fittings
  • New gas grill
  • New Raritan Head
  • New custom cockpit cushions
  • Hull painted blue in 2019
  • Refrigeration in the galley is not operational

Additional Features

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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.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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