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1985 Avance 40' Sloop

£ 109,882*
Price Drop: £ 12,289 (Mar 23)
Interested in this boat? Tel: (800) 781-9917
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Everett, WA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 152,000 (£ 109,882) 

This Sparkman and Stephens-designed Avance 40 is one of a very few of this particular design ever built.  Providence, Rhode Island based Sparkman and Stephens are renowned for their legendary sailboat designs - Hinckley, Swan and Tartan just to name a few.   The Avance 40 was built in Finland with impeccable Scandinavian joinery, equaling or exceeding the Hallberg-Rasseys.  The company was started by a few Swan veterans.  In fact, the boat bears a remarkable resemblance to the Swan 39.  Only 14 of the Avance 40's were brought to the US east coast and this boat is likely the only one on the West Coast. 

This design is Offshore-Certified by Lloyds of London and is in virtually new condition. (see more complete list below) A few of the upgrades include: a brand-new synthetic teak deck (Flexiteek in 2020 by Sea Marine in Port Townsend), recent engine re-power (Beta Marine 38 in 2017, under 200 hours), and new B&G electronics in 2015 with NMEA 2000 connectivity.  Her standing rigging was renewed when the 2nd owner re-commissioned her here in this area, after transport from the East Coast in the late '90's.

This is the keel/centerboard version of the design.  The bronze centerboard is easily raised or lowered via manual winch on deck. At full draft of 8'10" she is a stiff competitor upwind.  Her quick-disconnect inside forestay allows for easy tacking of the genoa (forestay disconnected) and an excellent shortened sail option with the genoa furled and the staysail deployed.

Other Highlights Include:

  • Espar forced-air diesel heat
  • Hull professionally painted in 2000
  • Extra wheel - 10" larger diameter
  • Renewed sails, including:
  •      Mainsail with full battens and 3 reef points and 3-year old Stack Pack
  •      Genoa (115%)
  •      Staysail, with quick-disconnect inner forestay
  •      Gennaker (spinnaker pole and whisker pole)
  •  New Transmission with engine re-power in 2017
  • Electronics include B&G chart plotter (with integrated radar), SIMRAD AIS (send and receive)
  • New upholstery
  • New wiring
  • New Stack Pack system for the main
  • New lifelines with gates added

This is truly a one-of-a-kind find.  And, her desirable permanent moorage in the Everett marina can be transferred to a new owner.

Please contact us in advance by email or at the numbers below for an appointment to view this outstanding offshore sailing yacht.

We're open Monday thru Saturday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM and are currently operating on an appointment-only basis during the pandemic, so please call ahead.  Call Roger (206-2610-3790) or Marty (206-769-6142) to schedule your viewing of this exceptional yacht.

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607 11th Street Port of Everett Marina
On the Water at the North Yacht Basin
Everett, WA 98201
United States

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