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1988 Valiant Texas Built VALIANT 40 Cutter

£ 92,908*
Price Drop: £ 11,614 (Sep 11)
Interested in this boat? Tel: 954-601-3753
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Year:
1988
Length:
12m
Engine/Fuel Type:
/
Located In:
Galesville, MD
Hull Material:
Fibreglass/GRP
YW#:
1707-3697321
Current Price:
US$ 120,000 (£ 92,908) 

Many of you have read our write-ups of our Valiant offerings, and know our passion and our extensive knowledge of these famous, ocean proven yachts from the drawing board of our dear friend, the well-known yacht architect, Bob Perry. Each yacht is beautiful and world sailing capable, but seldom have we seen a trans-Atlantic veteran in such good condition and so extensively equipped for serious bluewater passages, with strength and safety considered foremost with anything the owner did to prepare “MOON RIVER” for hard core ocean sailing in all ocean conditions, as you will see when you inspect this fabulous offering of the Valiant 40, “MOON RIVER”!!!

“MOON RIVER” is in classic yachting fashion, loved, and so very well taken care of and she is equipped for extensive cruising and a gracious and elegant life for the liveaboard sailor and she is now on the brokerage market and accessible to prospective buyers who have serious long term cruising and passage making in their future sailing plans. “MOON RIVER” is truly a turn key opportunity and should be #1, on the short list of “must see yachts” for any serious sailor, contemplating the purchase of a world class cruising yacht.

There are MANY wonderful and adventurous stories about this renown yacht, to share with her new owners.

 “MOON RIVER’S” sistership, Mark Schrader's VALIANT 40, "Resourceful" was the FIRST AMERICAN BOAT to circumnavigate via the five southern capes. She is capable of sailing through the harshest conditions, in the wildest or calmest oceans of the world!!! 

“MOON RIVER” is a perfect example of a classic Perry offshore yacht, has proven offshore capabilities and was designed for blue water sailing. Naval Architect Bob Perry, has incorporated into this sturdy double ender, both seaworthiness and ample interior space that offers steady and comfortable cruising, and features the traditional or “CLASSIC” Valiant 40 layout, with lines that incorporate a tumble home stern, bulwarks, dorades, opening ports, oversize rigging and quality construction . The Valiant 40 is a modern classic. Performance has become synonymous with Valiant and is in no small way responsible for its success. SAIL Magazine selected the Valiant 40 as the ”Offshore Cruiser of the “Decade”, and Valiant’s induction into the Sailing Hall of Fame. 

This is the layout, known WORLDWIDE as the look which made the Valiant 40 famous with sailors throughout the world and which has taken more sailors on circumnavigations, than any other production yacht.

 LOOK OVER THIS LISTING 

AND THEN START PLANNING YOUR CRUISE

ON ONE OF THE CLEANEST BOATS WE’VE EVER LISTED!!! 

Sail Magazine wrote: “The Valiant 40 is a fast, offshore yacht. Her clean and efficient design gives her a remarkable ability to point high while footing fast and makes her safe, comfortable and exhilarating. She has a stable, easily driven hull powered by a close-winded, versatile rig. 

Her hull features a modern split appendage, fin-keel and skeg-rudder combination. She has a graceful sheer rising to a flared bow and a salty, tumblehome canoe stern. Minimal overhangs fore and aft, coupled with canoe stern, contribute to a long-sailing length, with a bonus of increased space below decks. The bow flare is ample for a dry boat and it provides both a safe, workable foredeck and reserve buoyance to keep the bow from diving in a seaway. Likewise, the stern parts a following sea in the same fashion as a “double-ender” while adding sufficient reserve buoyancy to keep the boat dry and reduce the chance of pooping. There is also a moderate bustle development aft that increases the effective sailing length. 

Without question, we feel that Valiant is the best-constructed production yacht in the United States, built for serious, appreciative yachtsmen. Valiant 40: THE ULTIMATE BLUEWATER PERFORMANCE CRUISER.” 

She is a beautiful cutter capable of going anywhere in the world. She is fast, responsive and capable of living aboard in great comfort and eagerly awaiting a new owner to put her through her paces in the open ocean….where she belongs! 

We are pleased once again, to be involved with this VALIANT 40 - No one knows the history of this VALIANT 40 and Valiant Yachts, better! 

“MOON RIVER” HAS BEEN A PET FREE AND SMOKE FREE YACHT 

IN THE OWNERS WORDS:
Moon River is a 1988 Texas-built (non-blister) Valiant 40. We bought her in 2010, wanting a boat that could comfortably, safely and swiftly take our family of four long-range cruising. 

Since then, we have lived aboard for 18 months, home-schooled our daughters at the fold-out saloon table, and covered a good 30,000 miles. In four Atlantic crossings, and twice going up and down the US eastern seaboard, we encountered all the usual types of weather but never once had real drama. Moon River was just fulfilling her potential. This summer we cruised to Cape Cod and, time allowing, would have happily kept going.

Moon River has been set up to avoid marinas and expensive repair services. The boat is stripped down, simplified, and seaworthy. She's also a Valiant, with all the standard features, so naturally that means comfort and tons of space. 

We requipped pretty much everything in 2010-13. There was another big requip in 2015, focusing on the mast and rigging. We do annual maintenance and incidental replacements constantly to ensure that everything is protected and that we can remain independent. 

A speck of rust appears on the engine and it gets sanded and painted. Filters get replaced well before maximum hours. Winches are stripped and greased yearly. Thruhulls are dismantled and re-greased every year. The two diesel tanks are emptied and cleaned manually every year. Same with the water tanks. The halyards are taken down for storage every winter. Etc. The emphasis is on making the boat reliable, easy to fix, and safe. 

Two seasons bottom paint (Petit HRT Premium) applied June 2020. In addition to list below, all the usual cruising gear: fenders, many mooring lines, emergency and day-to-day spares, BBQ, windscoop, fishing tackle, etc. 

Dinghy is a Dyer Dhow with oars that fit inside of the dinghy and mast and sail. 

Dyer Dhows are much sought after, something of a legend in the sailing dinghy world, as much as Valliant’s are in the cruising boat world. The boat is 9' long and the oars can lay down inside the dinghy. It weighs only about 105 lbs, which is considerably less than a 9' RIB, let alone one with an engine on it. Two people can pick up this dinghy without a problem. We have a custom made cradle to lift her up on deck. The oars are pine, light, well balanced and work very well in bronze oarlocks. You can put on a small outboard if you wish. The mast and sail are in perfect condition and we used this rig to cross bays and from large anchorages into marinas. Also worth noting that a Dyer lasts almost for ever with only occasional maintenance. I painted the hull inside and out. The gunwale (white oak) is new this year and this will last a couple decades. 

I have all the paper charts and all the cruising guides you need for an Atlantic circuit: US east coast, Atlantic islands, Atlantic Europe (UK, France in particular), west Africa, Caribbean west and east, Bahamas. All dating from around 2013/14. 

We sailed twice around the Atlantic and have no chart plotter, so this is an "everything you need" collection. Charts are mix of grey-scale reproductions by Bellingham Chart Printers, OceanGrafix, Imray, and UK Admiralty. Condition: used but all decent. 

Details: around 50 full size charts plus each of the Maptech chart books covering the US east coast and chart books covering the Bahamas. Also a dozen cruising guides/pilot books. 

I wrote a personal blog during some of our Atlantic trips. There are numerous pictures and stories about traveling on the boat. Here is the link.
http://voyagetosargasso.blogspot.com/ 

MORE FROM THE LISTING BROKER:
Having been actively involved in the brokerage and new boat and brokerage yacht industry since the 1975, we have been fortunate to have been able to broker some very amazing and special yachts. Our specialty has always been quality bluewater passage makers, so we are very pleased and proud to have been appointed by an experienced and lifelong yachtsman, to offer his highly customized VALIANT 40’.

The Valiant 40 was designed by one of the more innovative and forward thinking yacht designers of the past century. Today, as a personal friend of Bob Perry, we often refer to him as “the father of the cruising yacht”. The yachts he designed and built have earned him a solid reputation among the best designers of the modern cruising sailing yacht.

Not only are all Valiants robustly built and comfortable, but all systems including the engine, electronics, spars and rigging are incorporated to enable a, short handed crew to make safe, round trip TRANS-OCEAN passages. 

If you are in the market for a world renown, safe and comfortable long range passagemaker, you will find it well worth your while to give “MOON RIVER” a very thorough consideration and do plan on closely examining the many photos of this INCREDIBLE YACHT and ask the listing broker about a short video made by the owner of trade wind sailing”. 

For the serious Valiant client, there are an additional 85 photos, too many too post, but available upon request.

 

 




Jordan Yachts, OffshoreAtlantic Yachts Division, located in Florida, the gateway to the cruising world, with team members in Annapolis Maryland and Seattle, Washington. We bring buyers and sellers together from around the globe. We sell yachts all over the world, to buyers from all over the world for sellers from all over the world, and we are renowned for and among one of the most EXPERIENCED brokerage teams in North America!! Reach Stanley Dabney and the OffshoreAtlantic Yachts Division at 561-818-9235 or e-mail: offshoreyachts@aol.com Reach Stanley Dabney and the OffshoreAtlantic Yachts Division at 561-818-9235 or offshoreyachts@aol.com OffshoreAtlantic Yachts has merged as a division of the long time brokerage house, Jordan Yachts. Call us to discuss your cruising dreams, we will help you make them come true, and if you’re thinking of selling your present vessel, we are always looking for the best of the best in blue water cruising yachts, power or sail!!! Email Stanley at offshoreyachts@aol.com, or call 24/7, 561-818-9235

Jordan Yachts, OffshoreAtlantic Yachts Division, located in Florida, the gateway to the cruising world, with team members in Annapolis Maryland and Seattle, Washington. We bring buyers and sellers together from around the globe. We sell yachts all over the world, to buyers from all over the world for sellers from all over the world, and we are renowned for and among one of the most EXPERIENCED brokerage teams in North America!!

Reach Stanley Dabney and the OffshoreAtlantic Yachts Division at 561-818-9235 or e-mail: offshoreyachts@aol.com

OffshoreAtlantic Yachts has merged as a division of the long time brokerage house, Jordan Yachts.  Call us to discuss your cruising dreams, we will help you make them come true, and if you’re thinking of selling your present vessel, we are always looking for the best of the best in blue water cruising yachts, power or sail!!!

Email Stanley at offshoreyachts@aol.com, or call 24/7, 561-818-9235

 



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