'Mirage', a Hout Bay 40 for Sale
My Dudley Dix Hout Bay 40 gaff schooner 'Mirage' was built under the remote supervision of her designer Dudley Dix and launched in 2015.
'Mirage' under full sail (including the 'fisherman' sail) in light conditions
After 3 years of sailing, I decided to refit 'Mirage' in Turkey at the professional marine shipyard of Antalya Gemi Ltd.
Reconstruction was carried out taking into account the shortcomings that appeared.
An internal redevelopment was made, the hull was completely repainted, a topmast was added to the foremast, and the engine and propeller were replaced.
The hull is finished with Awlgrip paint system above the waterline and Jotun below the waterline.
Basic Specification for the Hout Bay 40
The Hout Bay 40 has a steel A class hull, with 3,000kg (6,614lb) of lead ballast in her fin keel and has a skeg-hung rudder.
- Length overall: 14.29m (46'10")
- Waterline length: 9.58m (31'5")
- Length on deck: 12.09m (39'8")
- Beam: 4.00m (13'2")
- Draft: 1.70m (5'7")
- Displacement: 11,600kg (25,574lb)
'Mirage's welcoming salon
The Main Cabin
The interior structure is made of Afromosia veneered marine plywood, with interior details from solid iroko.
'Mirage' has a spacious saloon with galley and dinette, a sofa, two armchairs, a folding dining table, and a navigational table that can be transformed into a berth.
Cabin heater and CD sound system are available, but not yet installed.
The salon, looking forward
The salon, looking aft
The navigation station, on the starboard side of the salon
The chart table drops down to create a single berth in the salon
The galley has a stove with 2 burners, a 12v fridge (35 liters) and a sink.
The galley is at the aft end of the salon, on the port side
The Sleeping Cabins
There are two aft cabins with double berth in each, and one forecabin with a double berth and an electric head (toilet).
Midships there is another head with a manual toilet and washbasin.
The two aft cabins each have a double berth
A double berth in the forecabin
The head with an electrical toilet up forward
Midships there is a head with a manual toilet
Masts, Spars, Sails & Rigging
'Mirage' has steel masts and aluminium topmasts. Her booms and gaffs are solid teak.
Sails include a mainsail, foresail, staysail, jib/cleaver, topsail, fishermansail, storm trysail and a storm jib by Ullman Sails in perfect condition.
Standing rigging material is 316 stainless-steel, and running rigging is by Viadana.
The companionway leading down into the main cabin
There's good all-round access to the diesel engine
'Mirage' has a 38kW Perkins engine with Baysan hydraulic gear - steering is also hydraulic. The engine is new with less than 50 hours of operation.
Shaft drive with a 2-blade propeller.
Cruising speed is 5 knots - max 7 knots.
Access to the engine is very convenient from all sides.
Fuel consumption about 4.2 l/hr.
The steering console in the aft cockpit
Fuel capacity is 350 liters in the main tank and 30 liters in the stainless-steel supply tank.
A fuel/water separator is installed between the main and supply tanks, so purified fuel is supplied to the engine.
Water capacity - 380 liters in steel tanks, which are glued from the inside with epoxy resin over fiberglass to prevent rust.
Waste tank - 90 liters stainless steel with macerator.
Fairleads and a robust cleat for the forward mooring lines
Electrical & Electronics
Electrical panel and devices by Blue Sea Systems, electronics Japan.
The yacht is equipped with: -
- 2 service batteries of 200Ah each,
- 2 batteries of 100Ah each for the windlass (South Pacific) and bow thruster (Craftsman Marine), as well as a starting battery - 100Ah.
- Solar panels - 3m2, invertor 3kW, charge controllers and chargers are available.
Electronics - Si-Tex (Koden division): radar, fishfinder, chartplotter, AIS, GPS, VHF (Standard Horizon), autopilot and depth sounder.
Wide sidedecks with a substantial toerail and good handholds on the coachroof provide safe access to and from the foredeck.
- 6-person life raft.
- Lifebuoys and vests.
- Inflatable dinghy tender for 3 persons with a plastic bottom and an outboard motor Suzuki 2.5HP.
- 35kg Plow anchor, 25kg Danforth anchor, 60m of 8mm chain.
- The boat is fully equipped for safe blue-water sailing by 6-8 crew.
- Boat permanently located in Turkey, the city of Kas, Antalya.
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