1989 Valiant 40 For Sale

by Barry Bateman
(Vancouver, BC Canada)


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So you would like to cruise S E Asia and the South Pacific Islands but you’re not looking forward to the long passages to get there. Problem solved. My Texas built Valiant 40 # 280 is in Pangkor, Malaysia, just south of Penang waiting for a new owner. Due to unforeseen problems I have reluctantly been forced to put my yacht up for sale. Don’t know the Valiant 40.… Google it and you will find it is one of the World’s best classic blue water yachts ever built. Designed by Robert Perry, it is a solidly built, very sea kindly and it will look after you when the going gets tough. It’s pretty as well!

When I bought New World in 2008 I had to spend $250 to fix a problem with a radio, that was it... and then I untied the lines and set off on a passage. The boat was in perfect, “ready to go” condition. Since then I have continued to maintain the boat to my exacting standards (I’m a Tool and Die maker, carpenter and mechanic) and consequently it is still ready to step aboard, cast the lines and is “ready to go”. You will not need to spend one cent more on it before you head out on a passage. Compare that to some other “bargain” yachts for sale.

Yes, there will be some modification and work that you will find to suit your own personal taste but be assured that mechanically she is as sound and as well equipped as she could be.

This particular Valiant was built specifically for off-shore cruising and for full time living aboard and therefore some modification were made when it was built. It has the standard ¼ berth aft of the galley along with 2 single berths in the main cabin complete with lee cloths. The port berth can be extended to become a double berth if needed. As for the V berth. This comprises of a single berth to starboard. On the port side of the V berth are 3 shelves which currently hold the complete sail inventory, spare lines and halyards, sun covers and other items that are not required on a daily basis. Aft of that is a locker that is currently being used to house most of the ships maintenance supplies.

The ships electrical power is supplied by the 549 amp/hr Gel cell house battery bank and the 400 watt solar panels are enough to maintain the batteries and keep them fully charged. In case of cloud cover the wind generator will pick up the slack and if all else fails... there’s the 4.5 Kv diesel generator.

The cabin table can be raised up which when locked in place secures and covers the “drinks” cabinet on the bulkhead. It can be lowered to form a single width “daily” use table or folded out to become a table for 6 for those “special” occasions. The interior is varnished wood and the ceiling is white laminate to brighten up the interior. All lockers are lined with cedar paneling and all lockers have automatic lights.

Like the old saying goes, you get what you pay for and in this case you get a lot. Because I had to return home relatively quickly, the boat has been left with just about everything you will need for living aboard and cruising. A fully equipped galley, more tools than you can deal with, including many power tools. So many spare parts that I can’t even begin to name them all including hard to find items in SE Asia like 316 stainless screws, quality caulking, glues and epoxies. Bed covers, linen, towels and many other items will be left on the boat. Of course you may well want to replace them but they are there so as to get you started or they can be given away to local people who may appreciate them if you wish.

Following is a description and list of most items on the boat...

Ships Registration Details
Manufacturer: Valiant Yachts
Designed by: Bob Perry
Model: Valiant 40 (#280)
Hull Number: YAY402801889
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Port of Registration: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vessel Name: New World

Ships Details
Gross Tonnage: 9.85
Net Tonnage: 9.36
Yacht Rig: Cutter
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Length (Over All): 39ft 10 ¾” (12.13 m)
Length (Water Line): 34’ (10.36 m)
Beam: 12’ 4” (3.76) m)
Draft: 6’ (1.83 m)
Mast height 55 ft (16.8 m)
Displacement: 22,500 lb (0,206 kg)
Ballast: 7,700lb (3,493 kg)

Make: Yanmar (4,600 hours)
Model: 4JH4E
Power: 54HP 40K/w
Max power Speed: 8 Knots
Fuel Consumption: 2.3 liters/Hr @ 2200 rpm

V Drive
Make: Hurth
Model: ZF150 V Drive
Ratio: 2.13 : 1

Make: Northern Lights
Model: M643-4.5N
Power: 4.5K/w
Fuel Consumption 1.9 Lt/hr (at max load)

Inverter / Charger
Make: Outback Power Systems Model: FX 2012MT
Size: 2.0 kw
Volts: 12 VDC - 120 VAC/60Hz
Controller: MATE2M

House Batteries: 3 x 8G4D Gel = 549 amp/hr
Main Engine Start: 1 x 8G4D Gel = 183 amp/hr
Generator Start: 1 x Gel
(House and Main Start batteries new in Jan 2016)

Make: AB Inflatable (2014)
Model: 10 VS
Type: RIB Inflatable
Capacity: 5 persons
Length: 10 ft 3.0 meters

Make: Yamaha
Model: 15 FMH (2 Stroke)
Power: 15 HP (11 K/w)

Sail Inventory
Foresail (Port Townsend Sails)
Stay Sail (Port Townsend Sails)
Main Sail (Port Townsend Sails) 2 reefs
Asymmetrical Spinnaker
Storm Stay sail
Tri sail

Dodger Navy Blue Sunbrella
Bimini Navy Blue Sunbrella
Dodger to Bimini Cover Navy Blue Sunbrella
Cockpit Weather panels Full surround
Cockpit Sun Shades Full surround
Aft Deck sun cover Stamoid
Forward sun cover Vinyl

Fuel Tank Capacity 492 lts (130 us gal)
Water Tank Capacity 454 lts (120 us gal)
Holding Tank 38 lts (10 us gal)

Make: Plastimo
Model: Pacific (6 person)
Date of Manufacture: 7th March 2008

Ground Equipment
Windlass Lofrans Tigress
Main Anchor Scottish CQR 60 lb
Spare Anchor Danforth 35 lb
Spare Anchor Danforth 25 lb
Spare Anchor Swalick 60 lb

Other Equipment
Webasto Forced Air Diesel Furness
Wind Generator AIR-X 400 watt
Solar Panels 2 x 200 watt (2014)
Autopilot Alpha Marine 3000
Wind Vane Monitor
Water maker Katadyn 160E

(Preferred navigation system has been the ITX computer
running MaxSea software and CM93 charts).
Mini ITX Computer ITX (12 volts) Eden 1.6 GHz
Computer Monitor LG W1943SE
Computer Monitor 12” Touch Screen
AIS ACR Nauticast B AIS-300
Chart plotter Raymarine RL 70 CRC Plus
Radar Display Raymarine RL 70 CRC Plus
Radar Raymarine Pathfinder 2D 18” 2kw
Speed Instrument Raymarine ST60
Wind Instrument Raymarine ST60
Depth Instrument Raymarine ST60
GPS ( RayMarine) Garmin Garmin 17X HVS
GPS – 1 (Installed) Furuno Navigator GP-30
GPS – 2 ( ITX computer) Garmin GPS 18
GPS – 3 (Handheld) Garmin 76 CS
SSB Radio Icom IC – M802
SSB Radio Tuner Icom AT 140
VHF Radio (Installed) Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000
VHF Radio extension Mic Standard Horizon RAM3 (CMP30)
Radio/CD/IPod Player Sony CDX-GT55IPS

Safety Equipment
EPIRB ACR Globalfix RLB – 35
Sea Anchor Para-Tech 18ft “Cape Horn
Life Vests x 2 West Marine Sospenders 38A HRN
Ditch bag ACR

Additional Equipment
Printer/Fax/copier HP Officejet 6310
External Hard Drive W D My Book Essential Contains >600 movies)
Power Inverter – 1 Xantrex Portawattz 300
Bicycle Giant Boulder, Alum & S/S Mountain Bike
Sewing Machine Phaff, 240 volt Has a walking foot. Good for canvas.

Hand Tools 5 toolboxes.
Cordless Drill Bosch 18v
Cordless Jigsaw Bosch 18v
Cordless 90o Angle Drill Makita 9v
Angle Grinder Makita (110v) 3”
Angle Grinder Power Force (110v)3”
Angle Grinder Ozigo (240v) 3”
Electric Drill Sears (110v) ½” chuck
MultiTool Fein (110v) Multi tool
Sander Makita (240v) Orbital
Sander Sears (110v) Orbital
Sander Porter/Cable (110v) Orbital

Additional Spare Items
Hitachi 80 Alternator, 2 blade fixed propeller, Fresh water pump, Reworked spare raw water pump for generator, Used Jabsco bilge pump. (Needs to be serviced), Spare Wind generator blades, Numerous repair kits, spares, and maintenance supplies. (Approximately 18 x 10 liter containers!).... and much more!

Asking price: US$185K Now US$140,000!

PS: Although this yacht is registered in Canada, it has never been imported therefore any Canadian bringing this yacht into Canada will be required to pay GST/PST.

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Jun 26, 2019
by: Richard

Is your Valiant 40 still for sale?

mcgoveranrichard at gmail.com

Jul 11, 2018
Sounds like a great yacht
by: Dave@blu-h2o.com

I am interested in Valiants and have looked at many over the past couple of years. The problem with New World is her location. First, one would have to go there to view her. Secondly, a question might arise about duties on the boat, storage fees (is she in the water or on the hard?). Given the location, your price is too high. Granted, she is well equipped and has great electronics, but such a vessel here in the States would not command such a price.

May 30, 2017
Still for sale?
by: Anonymous

Is 'New World' still for sale?

Mar 24, 2017
Sorry to hear you are selling
by: Jan

Sorry that you have to sell up and leave. Somebody will be able to buy your lovely "New World" and enjoy her just as much as you did, without having to spend any money or time on her before sailing her away to where ever she will go to next.

Dec 19, 2016
An Amazing Inventory
by: Dick McClary

Looks like this Valiant 40 is fully equipped and ready to go long-distance sailing!

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