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40' Passport 40


The Passport 40 has been considered one of the better boats for world cruising for over 30 years and even today This Robert Perry design is timeless and an extraordinary value in todays market. PERLA is a 1982 model with constant upgrades and the best of care. She is hull #14 out of 148 made. The exterior is in wonderful condition with teak decks professionally removed and all the bright work in show condition.
The design emphasis of the Passport 40 was on live aboard comfort without compromising on sailing ability or safety at sea. The Passport 40 was laid out with this in mind. Interior space was prioritized and allocated according to use. This approach to design resulted in a yacht of exceptional comfort and livability. Through economic upturns and downturns, Passport 40s have consistently held their value, which is the best evidence of their quality construction and enduring appeal. If you are serious about cruising, ask about the reputation for comfort, sailing qualities, and overall quality of the Passport 40. This vessel is ready to cruise and only needs a new owner and provisioning. She has all the necessary cruising amenities, systems and equipment.

  • Make: Passport
  • Model: 40
  • Year: 1982
  • Length: 40ft
  • Name: PERLA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Tiburon, CA
  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • Designer: Robert Perry
  • Builder: King Dragon Yacht Industrial
  • LOA: 40 feet
  • LWL: 30 feet
  • Beam: 12.58 feet
  • Bridge Clearance: 62.83 feet
  • Min Draft: 6.5 feet
  • Max Draft: 5.75 feet
  • Cabin Headroom: 7 feet
  • DryWeight: 11200 pounds
  • Ballast: 8500 pounds
  • Displacement: 28000 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 25 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 26 knots
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Beta
  • EngineModel: 43
  • EngineYear: 2019
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 500
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 125 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 135 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 2
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

  • PERLA has the Pullman layout with head all the way forward.  To port and aft is the Master stateroom with double Pullman berth with shelving outboard and drawers underneath.  Across to starboard are two hanging lockers and drawer storage.
  • The salon features an L-shaped settee to port with a table that seats six.  The table is hinged for easier access from all sides to the engine and packing gland.  A straight settee is to starboard.  Locker, cabinetsand book shelves are outboard of both settees.
  • Aft of the starboard settee is the nav station.  Across to port is a U-shaped galley with abundant well-thought out storage for all your provisions.  A private double quarter berth is aft of the nav station.  Cabinets and shelving plus a sizeable wet locker for your guests gear.
  • Beta 43 Diesel Engine, NEW January 2019
  • 500 hours
Sail Inventory
  • Doyle fully battened mainsail
  • Pineapple 110% Jib
  • 135% Genoa
  • Doyle UPS (Cruising Code Zero) with Selden continuous topdown furler
  • Symmetrical spinnaker
  • FX Sails Asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN sock
Additional Information
  • PSS Shaft Seal:  New bellows October 2018
  • Deck wash down pump
  • Hard Dodger
  • Bimini with solar panels (400W)
  • Solar controller, Victron MPPT
  • Batteries: 4 Trojan T-105, 1 starting battery
  • Victron Battery monitor
  • LED lights- cabin, running, spreader, aft deck flood
  • Garhauer radar pole with outboard davit
  • Simrad electronics, broadband radar, wind, depth, speed, autopilot, AIS, 12" Chart plotter
  • Iridium Go Sattelite communications fixed installation w/ external antennae
  • Monitor windvane'
  • Harken bigboat traveler
  • Down wind pole
  • Garhauer rigid vang
  • Spinnaker bowsprit and custom masthead spinnaker crane
  • Tides Marine "Strong Track" system on mainsail
  • Liferaft Viking 6=man
  • Ground tackle: Lofrans Tigres Windlass, 275 feet G43 5/16" HT chain, Bruce anchor
  • Newfound Metals Stainless opening portlights
  • Haulout March 2021
Refit information
  • New standing rigging and chain plates installed 1/12/2011
  • Tides marine "Strong Track" Sail track January 2011
  • Garhauer Marine rigid boom vang January 2011
  • Rewired mast and installed new masthead lights and electronics January 2011
  • New Doyle Main Sail, fully battened with Dutchman system February 2011
  • Aluminum Propane bottle (2) inspected and certified April 2011
  • Rudder bearing refurbished May 2012: Dropped rudder, machined stock for autopilot tiller arm, renewed lower rudder bearing, removed upper rudder stock bearing assembly and replaced with new stainless assembly..
  • New electronics: chart plotter, autopilot, wind indicator, hydraulic -electric autopilot drive May 2012
  • New engine control cabling May 2012
  • New Edson stearing below deck conponents, pulleys and cabling May 2012
  • Hard Dodger new canvas October 2013
  • New stainless lifelines August 2013
  • New Cockpit cushions April 2014
  • New FX sails Asym with ATN sock March 2015
  • New Anchor chain 275 ft G43 5/16" High test March 2015
  • New custom masthead crane for Asym and Cruising Code Zero January 2016
  • New Doyle UPS Spinnaker (Cruising code Zero) January 2016
  • New bow sprit for spinnakers January 2016
  • Monitor Windvane overhauled with new bearings, lines, sheaves October 2018
  • New Garhauer radar pole with outboard motor davit October 2018
  • New Simrad broadband radar October 2018
  • New Simrad AIS October 2018
  • New Life Raft (6-man) October 2018
  • New Bimini with solar panels and solar controller October 2018
  • New Beta 43 Diesel engine, propeller and cutlass bearing January 2019
  • New Force 10 3-burner stove/oven June 2020
  • New stainless opening portlights and stainless frames July 2020
  • New fixed portlights and stainless frames July 2020
  • New Lewmar deck hatches July 2020
  • Documentation available for all refits 
  • Cruising Sea of Cortez Fall of 2018
  • SF Bay area 2019
  • Santa Barbara Channel area 2021
  • First Owner 1982-1987, 2nd owner 1987 - 2020
  • Current owner October 2010 to present

Additional Features


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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