'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.

Hout Bay 40 sailboat 'Mirage' under full sail'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 'Mirage' in slingsThe 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)
Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' salon'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.

Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' salonThe salon, looking forward
Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' salonThe salon, looking aft
Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' nav areaThe navigation station, on the starboard side of the salon
Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' salon nav areaThe chart table drops down to create a single berth in the salon

The Galley

The galley has a stove with 2 burners, a 12v fridge (35 liters) and a sink.

Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' galleyThe 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.

Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' starboard aft cabinThe two aft cabins each have a double berth
Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' forecabin 2A double berth in the forecabin

The Heads

Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' forecabin headThe head with an electrical toilet up forward
Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' midships WC manualMidships 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.

Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' companionwayThe companionway leading down into the main cabin


Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' motorThere'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.

Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' steering consoleThe 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.

Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' ForedeckFairleads 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.

Hout Bay 40 'Mirage' sidedecksWide 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.

Asking Price and Contacting the Owner

A Hout Bay 40 sailboat moored stern-to a dockThe Owner is asking $99,500 for 'Mirage'

Contact the Owner Here...

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