'Stormalong', a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 Sailboat for Sale


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'Stormalong', our steel Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 fast all-latitude bluewater cruiser is fully equipped and ready to go. We've sailed her for 4 years from The Netherlands and now have come to the end our adventure in British Columbia, Canada.

'Stormalong', a Van de Stadt 40 in a lively sea'Stormalong', living up to her name in the open ocean

'Stormalong' has been fitted out for short-handed cruising. She was built in 1991 in the Netherlands and had an extensive refit 2016-2018. This included a complete new interior and exterior repaint, together with all new equipment, wiring and plumbing.

In 2018 we left Europe and sailed to Patagonia 2019, French Polynesia 2020-2021 and Canada 2022. 

'Stormalong', a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboat under full sail'Stormalong' flying her assymetric spinnaker in more sheltered waters

'Stormalong' Layout, Specification & Equipment

Accommodation layout Plan for the Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatAccommodation Layout Plan

General Information

  • Model: Van de Stadt Caribbean 40
  • Length Overall: 11.95m
  • Beam: 3.85m
  • Draft: 2.0m
  • Height: 20m
  • Material: Steel
  • Keel type: Fin welded into construction
  • Rudder: Spade

2 double cabin layout, bathroom (head and rain shower), chart table, technical room and lazarette.

Insulation 60mm rockwool finished with damp-proof foil.

New windows and portholes windows replaced 2018.

Entrance sliding hatch incl. lock rebuild 2018.

Cockpit benches in teak 2018.

3 air-scoops (closeable) with dorade boxes.

Helmsman steering a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatOn the helm

Canvas, sails & rigging

  • Sloop with fractional rig, cutter-stay and twin backstays.
  • Z-spar mast and boom 1991
  • Mainsail 50m2 2017
  • Harken MK3 Furling system.
  • High aspect 38 m2 2018
  • Jib 2008
  • Cutter jib 2018
  • 100% Genoa 50m2 1991 (old)

All sheets and halyards Spectra/Dyneema 2018 all are run to the cockpit to Antal V-Cam clamcleats 2018.

Standing rigging D1 2022, D2 2008, main shrouds 2008 all Dyform.

6 self-tailing Barient winches including spare parts.

Lewmar traveller and ball-bearing blocks.

Genoa tracks blindly bolted on stainless steel strip welded to the deck 2018.

Lazybag and lazyjacks 2018.

Sprayhood 2018.

Cockpit tent 2018.

Sunshade cockpit 2018.

The cockpit on a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboat looking forwardThe helmsman's view


Mitsubishi S4L2 43 Hp with twin disk gearbox 2017 electric lift pump.

1520 hours, 60A alternator.

Variprop feathering propellor 2018 (+ spare anodes).

Separate filter for fuel.

Shaft and Volvo seal 2018.

The cockpit of a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatControl lines lead aft

Water Systems

Total system rebuild 2018, all pipes are made of Uponor with fittings.

Pressure water hot and cold.

Jabsco Par Max with expansion vessel.

Water purifier (Carbon) on cold water tap in kitchen.

25L Water heater Isotherm heated by engine and shore power 2017.

Rain shower inside and connection for outside shower both hot and cold.

60L watermaker driven by engine with cat pump, and magnetic clutch.

Electric shower pump.

Electric bilge pump.

Extra foot pump in kitchen.

5 thru'hulls Trudesign valves 2018.

The Galley on a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatThe Galley

Heating system

Eberspächer D4 hot air with silencer and 7day clock, overhauled in 2018.

Heating system (4KW) when under power with heat exchanger in saloon 2018.

220V little portable heater 2017.

The companionway on a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatThe Companionway

Tank capacity

380l diesel stainless steel tank 2017.

450l water over two tanks 2017 (1 stainless, 1 food grade plastic).

Various jerrycans (diesel / gasoline / water) 2019.

The forepeak berth on a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatThe Forepeak


100mm insulation stainless steel plating inside 2017.

Isotherm compressor air cooled 2017 digital thermostat 2019.

The double berth in the stern of a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatThe double berth aft


Whole electrical 12 and 220v system rebuild, all new wiring 2017.

Custom Switchboard 2018 all fused, high powered parts automatic fuses.

450amp 3 times 150amp slimline Mastervolt 2018.

Battery charger shore power Mastervolt 12v/60A 2017.

Inverter Mastervolt 12v/2000A 2017.

MPPT charger 2021.

2x 170wp solar panels (can be angled to the sun) 2022.

Automatic shore power switch 2017.

AirX Wind generator 2017 silent wind blades 2021+ spares.

Simarine monitoring system for batteries tank level temperature sensors 2018.

Multiple 220V outlets and USB ports.

Honda 10i generator 1000W.

Main cabin on a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatThe Saloon


Total system rebuild, all NMEA 2000.

B&G triton system 2018 4 MFDs. 

B&G Autopilot Nac 3 2020.

B&G Autopilot controller, inside 2020 and outside 2018.

B&G Axis 9 compass 2020.

B&G Depth sounder 2018.

B&G Windmeter 2018.

B&G 3G radar 2021.

Raymarine Linear drive type 2. 

Aquasignal LED tricolor + anchor light 2018.

12v Navigation screen also usable as TV.

Garmin GPS 128, standalone also usable as anchor watch.

Oceansat AIS receiver and transponder 2017.

Whitlock Steering pedestal overhauled with stainless bearings 2018.

Sestrell Compass integrated in pedestal.

Mechanical direct steering without cables.

The Navigation Station on a Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboatThe Navigation Station


SSB radio Icom 7200. 

Antenna tuner AT141 Pactor 3 modem.

Garmin VHF 200i including outside unit 2017.

Isolated backstay antenna 2018.

Below deck anchor windlass on sailboatLofrans Tigress 1000W anchor windlass

Anchoring & Mooring

Windlass Lofrans Tigress 1000W under deck. 

Separate AGM battery, remote control.

10mm chain ISO 70M 2020.

Anchor snubber with chain hook.

25kg delta anchor 2018.

15kg Fortress anchor (spare).

Lodestar250 inflatable dinghy 2018.

Dinghy anchor. 

Yamaha 6hp 2 stroke, serviced 2021

2x 60M floating lines polypropylene on rolls.

1x Anchorolina 50M on spool.

4x docking lines 2019 more older ones.

Multiple fenders and fender step.

Built-in washing machine on sailboatBuilt-in washing machine in bespoke locker


Jabsco manual toilet 2018, new pump 2022.

Jura J5 fully automatic coffeemaker 2016.

Washing machine Daewoo mini 2021.

All lights are LED 2018.

Techimpex gas stove 3 burners including oven and grill.

Fiberglass gas bottle in gas locker with drain.

Fully equipped galley.

Lagun table system with teak table can be used inside and outside 2019.

2 USB chargeable fans 2021.

220V Watercooler 2018.

220V Dehumidifier 2017.

220V Pfaff sewing machine +/-1940.

220V Vacuum cleaner 2018.

A Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 sailboat in slingsFin keel and spade rudder


4-person Plastimo offshore liferaft (last serviced 2018).

Lifelines on deck.



Paint System

2 component epoxy system primer hull deck and superstructure. 

Polyurethane finish. 

All rusty spots were sandblasted before new paint system was applied.

Deck non-skid International Interdeck 2021.

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