Neff Yacht Sales / Used 40 foot PACIFIC SEACRAFT 40 Cruising Sailboat - PENTIMENTO



1997 • 40' (12.19 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$229,000 USD

The Pacific Seacraft 40, often regarded as the queen of the Pacific Seacraft fleet, is the latest design collaboration in their line of thoroughbred blue water cruising yachts by renowned marine architect, Bill Crealock.

This one-owner Pacific Seacraft 40 has never been lived aboard or extensively cruised. This gorgeous vessel has been lightly used, primarily for weekend recreation and has only 822 engine hours!

The Pacific Seacraft 40 is sure to turn heads in any anchorage or marina. Not only is it one of the most widely respected and well-known offshore cruising vessels, but it is also one of the most aesthetically pleasing and graceful yachts on the water. It is no small achievement that Pacific Seacraft has been chosen by Fortune Magazine as one of the best American made products, two years in a row.

Here's what Mr. Crealock says about his design:

"Outwardly, the new Pacific Seacraft 40 closely resembles its larger and smaller sisters, but in fact each model in the line incorporates modification to the shape and refinements aimed mostly at improved performance and safety.

The PS-40 retains the general form of split underbody with a ventral fin between the keel and large skeg. As before the primary aim throughout is the ease of control by a small crew in bad conditions. My own belief is that one should not travel only to arrive: the passage itself should be relaxing and fun. We formed the underbody for this purpose, and we have had numerous reports from other boats in the line of surfing down waves in heavy weather at speed/length ratios of over 2 with easy control.

I also believe that speed on passage is quite different from speed round the buoys and that a small crew should be able to sail an offshore cruiser to its full potential without exhaustion."

Ask anyone who has sailed Pacific Seacrafts offshore and they will confirm Bill Crealock's assertion; you truly do arrive more rested. The motion comfort is remarkable.

Here is what some of the leading yachting magazines have said about the Pacific Seacraft 40:

In many ways, the Pacific Seacraft 40 defines a blue water Passagemaker. There's no question that cruisers who want to experience their dream firsthand will be right at home in this boat. -Sail Magazine

The moment one steps aboard, it is clear that every part of the boat has been thought out carefully by someone experienced in the conditions likely to be encountered offshore. A yacht like this could be taken off the production line and confidently sailed straight off into the sunset without another thought. -Yachting Monthly

Her engine hours are an indication of a vessel sailed rather than motored. Your personal inspection will find that she has been maintained to a very high standard throughout and may be the best pre-owned example on the market at this time. She's a true pearl among other Pacific Seacrafts and certain to meet or exceed expectations.

These gorgeous boats also enjoy an enviable reputation for sea-kindly behavior and respectable speed. She'll surprise you with a superb sail plan that is not underpowered.

If you are in the market for a safe, strong cruising boat that is eye candy as well, you owe it to yourself to come and see PENTIMENTO. Call the listing broker and make an appointment to see her today- you won't be disappointed!


Vessel Information

Model: 40
Model Year: 1997
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 40' (12.19 m)
Beam Feet: 12' (3.78 m)
Draft Feet: 6' (1.85 m)
Engine Info: Twin, Yanmar
Sleeps: 6
Staterooms: 2

Location: Branford, Connecticut United States
City: Branford
Country: United States


Forward Stateroom: The forward stateroom has a centerline double berth that is 78" x 55" x 24". Beneath the berth are three large cedar-lined drawers, while at the foot of the bed are teak double doors for access to the chain locker.

Teak and holly steps are on either side to get into the berth. There are nightstand shelves with cubby storage and a locker beneath. Lockers with doors are on either side aft of the shelves. On starboard, there is a hanging locker with a shelf above. On port is a Corian counter with a stainless steel sink and faucet; there is medicine cabinet storage above and a locker below the sink. Along either hullside are fiddled shelves running from the lockers to the foot of the bed. Privacy to this stateroom is via a bi-fold door that stows neatly out of the way when not in use. Lighting and ventilation are provided by two overhead lights, two reading lights, a Hella fan, two ports and an overhead hatch. Headroom is 6'4".

Saloon: As you move forward into the saloon, on the port side is a straight settee that, at 6'4" long, makes a great sea berth. There is storage beneath it and behind the seatbacks. Above and behind the seat, there is a fiddled shelf in the center, a locker aft and an angled entertainment center forward. On starboard is a U-shaped dinette, which can be converted to make an 84"x 54" berth. The dinette table has a leaf that can easily be put on for seating when needed on either side of the saloon. There is storage above and behind these seatbacks as well. Above and behind that is another fiddled shelf on center with lockers fore and aft. Lighting and ventilation are provided by two overhead lights, three reading lights, two Dorades, five opening ports and a Hella fan. Headroom is 6'6".

Nav station: Located on port aft of the settee, the forward-facing nav station has a large seating area with storage beneath it and plenty of room for charts. There are two lockers beneath the chart table as well as a drop-door locker outboard of the nav seat. There is a small shelf space above that and two shelving areas above that. Lighting and ventilation are provided by an overhead light, a chart light, a Hella fan and an opening port. Headroom here is 6'4".

Galley: The wrap-around galley area has loads of counter space and with good bracing positions, is designed perfectly for meal preparation at sea. The double sink is oriented on centerline and has lockers beneath it on the walk-thru side as well as within the galley. Moving around from the sink, there is a tip out trash bin and a stack of four drawers to the right of it. Continuing around along the hullside, there is a locker with shelves followed by the stove. There is storage space beneath the stove and a drop-down locker below that. Continuing around to the right of the stove and back towards centerline is the well-insulated icebox. Above the counter, along the hull, there is a locker over the icebox and sliding door storage the length of the counter forward of that. Lighting and ventilation in the galley are provided by 3 overhead lights, an overhead hatch, a Hella fan and a large opening port. Headroom is 6'3".

Head: Upon entering the head, there is a countertop and sink directly ahead. There are two lockers and drawers beneath the counter, a locker at the aft end of the counter and shelving with two sliding doors above the counter. To the left is the head, with a wet locker above that and a mirror above the wet locker. Forward of the sink is a separate stall shower. Lighting and ventilation are provided by an overhead hatch, an overhead light and 2 opening ports. Headroom is 6'3".

Aft stateroom: The aft stateroom is at the base of the companionway on starboard. As you enter, there is a cedar-lined hanging locker in front of you with a fiddled shelf above it. To your left is a small fiddled shelf with a dressing mirror above that. The double berth is a spacious 80"x 20"x 51" and has good headroom above it. There is a wide fiddled shelf running along the hullside the length of the berth as well as two drawers beneath it. Lighting and ventilation are bright and airy, with an overhead light, a reading light, 3 opening ports and a Hella fan. The headroom in this cabin is 6'3".

  • Teak handcrafted interior with solid hardwoods
  • Teak house sides
  • Hand-rubbed satin varnish finish
  • Gloss varnish fiddle details
  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • Positive locking floorboards
  • Teak staving along hull sides
  • Padded headliner with zippers to access deck hardware
  • Handcrafted custom innerspring mattress in the forward stateroom
  • Alpenglow teak overhead lighting (9)
  • Bowmar hatches (4)
  • Hatches re-glazed, painted and rebed
  • Stainless steel portholes (14)
  • Stainless steel reading lamps (6)
  • Hella fans (5)


  • Corian countertops with teak fiddles
  • Deep double stainless steel sink
  • Gooseneck hot and cold water mixer
  • Cutting board sink insert
  • Freshwater foot pump
  • 10 cu. ft. top loading icebox with hinged Corian lids
  • Icebox pump-out
  • Adler Barbour refrigerator/freezer
  • Force 10 gimballed three-burner LPG stove with oven, broiler and thermometer
  • Laminate and teak stove counter cover
  • Stern LPG locker will accept two 20# LPG bottles


  • Bi-fold solid panel teak door
  • Fiddled Corian countertop
  • Oval stainless steel sink
  • Hot/Cold water mixer with pull out sprayer wand
  • Fresh water foot pump
  • Separate shower stall
  • Teak shower grate
  • Teak shower seat
  • Hot/Cold water mixer with pull out sprayer wand
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Shower curtain on tracks
  • Grab bars (2)
  • Sani Marin electric fresh water flush head ('18)
  • Sani Marin SFA toilet control and holding tank monitor ('18)
  • Jabsco macerator pump
  • Wet locker


  • Dockside water connection
  • Jabsco fresh-water pump
  • Parr accumulator tank
  • Attwood 6 gallon hot water heater ('19)
  • Flo-jet washdown pump
  • Jabsco electric bilge pump ('18)
  • Whale manual bilge pump
  • Thru-hulls lubricated ('19)


  • Lead 6'1" keel
  • Bottom faired smooth and painted annually
  • Green Awlgripped hull with gold cove and boot stripes ('06)
  • Topsides paint maintained annually with Awlcare
  • Solid teak rub strake
  • Off white deep patterned non-skid deck and housetop
  • Extended stainless steel bow platform
  • Double stainless steel anchor rollers
  • CQR 45lb anchor with 50' of 5/16" G4 chain and 250' of 3/4" nylon rode
  • Kong swivel anchor connector
  • Muir electric windlass with up and down footswitches
  • Divided bow chain lockers
  • Stern chain locker with deck pipe and anchor roller
  • Fortress FX23 stern anchor with 10' of 5/16" G4 chain and 200' of 3/4" nylon rode
  • Chromed bronze mooring cleats (8)
  • 3" hawse pipes at the bow (2)
  • 30" high stanchions mounted on bulwarks
  • Double stainless steel wire lifelines
  • Padded lifelines around the cockpit
  • Stern, port and starboard boarding gates
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Mast safety bars
  • Stainless steel Dorades on teak boxes (2)
  • Fiberglass coaming boxes with teak fiddles
  • Gloss varnished teak grab rails and eyebrows
  • Teak batten companionway slider and drop boards
  • Brightwork varnish serviced annually
  • Dodger
  • Cockpit pad eyes (2)


The North sails were installed in mid-2011, used for the remainder of the 2011 and 2012 seasons, put in storage until the 2017 and used thru 2019, so they have about 5 ½ seasons on them.

  • Harken genoa and staysail furlers
  • Lefiell keel stepped double spreader mast
  • 1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Standing rigging inspected and serviced annually; last was ('20)
  • Rig was removed, stripped of lines, furlers and wire and stored indoors annually
  • Mast mounted whisker pole with track and car
  • Tides Marine sail track system
  • Forespar rigid boom vang
  • Harken mainsheet track and car
  • Inboard and outboard genoa tracks
  • Housetop staysail tracks
  • Running backstays
  • Harken organizer and turning blocks
  • Harken #32 two speed self-tailing control winch
  • Harken #40 two speed self-tailing control winch
  • Harken #42 two speed self-tailing control winches (2)
  • Harken #53 two speed self-tailing primary winches (2)
  • Spinlock line clutches (10)
  • North 3DL Marathon main ('11)
  • North 3DL Marathon 120% jib ('11)
  • Ullman Dacron staysail
  • North Asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • Control lines all led aft to the cockpit
  • Mainsail cover
  • Lazy jacks


  • Yanmar 4JH2E 54HP freshwater cooled diesel engine with 822 hours
  • Exhaust hose replaced ('17)
  • Raw water pump replaced ('18)
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Three-blade Max-Prop feathering propeller
  • Whitlock stainless steel destroyer wheel and steering pedestal
  • Morse single lever engine control
  • Throttle & shift cables lubed ('19)
  • Ritchie compass
  • Soundown engine compartment sound insulation
  • Electric fuel gauge
  • Engine room light
  • Espar diesel cabin heater


  • Hubble 30A 120V shore power connections (2)
  • 50 ft. shore power cord
  • 120V electrical panel with volt and amp meters
  • 120 V receptacles throughout with GFCI protection
  • 12v electrical panel with volt and amp meters
  • Cole Hersee battery selector switches (2)
  • Heart interface charger/inverter
  • Link 2000-R charge controller
  • 80 amp alternator
  • Heart interface echo charger
  • West Marine battery combiner
  • Two Lifeline GPL-4DL AGM house batteries for 420AH ('17)
  • Lifeline GPL-4DL AGM starting battery ('17)


  • Garmin radar ('09)
  • Garmin GPS Map 5212 12" chart plotter/radar ('09)
  • Garmin GPS antenna ('09)
  • B&G autopilot ('18)
  • Three B&G Multi displays at the helm ('18))
  • NavPod ('18)
  • B&G Multi-display at nav ('18))
  • Airmax Triducer ('18))
  • B&G V50 VHF radio at the nav ('18))
  • West Marine 160 floating handheld VHF
  • Shakespeare TV antenna
  • Samsung 22" flat-screen TV
  • Sony Blu-ray disc CD player
  • Alpine IDA-X305 stereo
  • Kenwood stereo speakers in the saloon


  • ACR Global Fix 406 MHz EPIRB (Needs recertification)
  • Life Sling overboard recovery system in hard case
  • Emergency tiller
  • First Alert CO2 detector
  • Firdell Blipper radar reflector
  • Ships bell
  • Near-full boat awning with battens
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Boathook
  • PFD's
  • Chelsea ships Brass clock
  • Chelsea ships Brass barometer
  • Edson outboard motor pad
  • Outboard motor lifting crane


Owner's personal effects and any items not specifically described in this listing


otential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

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