'Tequila' is a very unique, well-maintained, and lovingly cared-for example of Bruce Farr's Garret 40 design. She's been a fresh-water boat all her life until 2009, when she sailed on the East coast for a year before heading back to Lake Charlevoix. The Garret 40 was offered in racing and cruising versions, 'Tequila' being a racing version. She was built by Hinkel Marine Group, a custom boat builder in Virginia commissioned to build many of the early Farr designs.
'Tequila' oozes pride of ownership; she underwent a major refit in 2007 and was modified for cruising. She maintains her underbody and deck arrangement, but the interior has been redesigned and executed with cruising comfort in mind. The entire forward cabin has been transformed into a large head/stall shower and the main salon has been transformed into an efficient living space with additions such as a microwave oven, 12v refrigeration, television, and Force 10 2-burner stove with built-in oven. The aft portion of the interior retains the original configuration with two double berths, one of which has a custom mattress. During the transition from 'racer' to 'racer-cruiser', the current owners of 'Tequila' made creative decisions and efficient use of the Garret 40's interior volume. If you're after a true performance cruiser capable of both long passages and club racing, 'Tequila' should be on your short-list!
Over the past fifteen years, 'Tequila' has been lovingly maintained by her current owners. First impressions are everything and you will not be disappointed when you step aboard. See 'full specs' for details on the 2007 refit and recent upgrades.
'Tequila' is currently on-the-hard in Charlevoix, MI and available for inspection by appointment.
10K Price Reduction May 2014!
Please contact Casey Miller at 401-932-6588
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Bruce Farr
LOA: 39 ft 8 in
Beam: 13 ft 3 in
LWL: 31 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 7 in
Ballast: 7100 lbs
Dry Weight: 13954 lbs
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Displacement: 13,954 lbs.
Total Power: 33
The entire forward section of 'Tequila' has been transformed into a walk-in head with vanity and separate, sit-down shower stall. You will not find a larger head on a 40' cruising boat, period! During the refit process a new Jabsco manual head was installed and plumbed to a new twenty-five gallon bladder-style holding tank with macerator. The shower stall is nicely tucked into the starboard aft section, just forward of the main bulkhead. The vanity has ample counter space, which runs fore and aft along the port side. Hot and cold pressure water feed the stainless sink.
New Jabsco manual head - 2007
New 25 gal. Holding Tank w/ Macerator - 2007
12v Shower Sump
Vanity w/ Stainless Sink and Hot/Cold Pressure Water
The galley is intelligently designed to be efficient, yet functional. Along the port side, a 12v top-loading refrigerator/freezer keeps the provisions, while meal preparation takes place on a spacious countertop along the vessel's centerline. During the refit process, the design team took full advantage of the space atop the engine cover and installed a Swanstone sink and laminate countertop. Conveniently located to starboard of the island countertop, a new propane Force 10 2-burner stove/oven facilitates hot meal preparation. Just aft of the stove rests a 110v microwave oven.
New Top-loading 12v Refrigerator/Freezer - 2007
New Force 10 2-Burner Propane Stove/Oven
Island Countertop with Swanstone (similar to Corian) Double Sink
110v Microwave Oven
Ample Counter Space!
'Tequila's' main cabin is bright, airy, and welcoming as one steps through the companionway. Both port and starboard benches offer seating for a family and friends and the island countertop facilitates entertaining. A television and DVD player are built into the custom cabinetry on port-side. Opening ports on both sides of the cabin house brighten the salon and create a comfortable living environment during warmer months.
Aft Cabins and Nav Bench
The entire aft section of 'Tequila' is dedicated to a navigation desk and two large double berths. The navigation bench sits adjacent to the companionway on starboard and a swing-out seat creates easy access to the starboard berth. The port berth is outfitted with a custom mattress and serves as the master stateroom. The aft section of the boat is not partitioned with a bulkhead, which adds to the interior's openness. Between the salon and aft berths, there are comfortable accommodations for four people.
From bow to stern, 'Tequila' has nice features for a racer-cruiser. She's been outfitted with a Maxwell windlass with deck foot pedals, a substantial anchor roller, and a sturdy bow pulpit for security while working on the bow. Wide side decks facilitate moving fore and aft, while double lifelines offer protection everywhere on deck.
The cockpit is uncluttered and easy to navigate while underway, but it also serves nicely as a lounging area with two cockpit tables with folding leaves and a dodger, bimini, and connector panel that offer shade on hot days and protection from inclement weather. The mainsheet traveller is mounted on the cockpit sole, so moving fore and aft is hazard-free.
A large deck hatch on the foredeck injects light and ventilation into the forward section of the cabin, while two additional deck hatches and six opening ports ventilate and illuminate the remainder of the interior.
During the 2007 refit, the entire electrical system aboard 'Tequila' was replaced. Her owners designed a system ideal for cruising, placing 120v outlets strategically, and using four golf cart batteries as the power source on the DC system. The entire boat was re-wired and a new breaker panel was installed. Here's are some highlights of the electrical system's features:
(4) Golf Cart Batteries - 2008
(1) Engine-Start Battery - 2008
Heart Interface Inverter/Charger
Technautics 12v Top-Loading Refrigeration
Entertainment Center with Surround Sound
110v Hot Water Heater (also heats via engine coolant)
Water Maker (never used)
The auxiliary power aboard 'Tequila' is a rebuilt (1995) Westerbeke W33 inboard diesel. A 70amp high-output alternator has been installed to minimize engine running time while charging the battery bank. A Two-Blade Max Prop pushes the boat through the water with easy and feathers while under sail to minimize drag. In June 2010, a Spurs line cutter was installed on a brand new prop shaft. The cutless bearing was also replaced at this time.
The engine lives right over the keel to keep weight low and in the center of the boat. The island in the main salon houses the engine and completely disassembles for direct access to every part of the engine, transmission, and packing gland.
Sails and Rigging
'Tequila' is outfitted with an aluminum three-spreader masthead rig, which is stabilized with rod rigging. Internal halyards are all led to the cockpit, so managing the boat short-handed is a snap. Here's a comprehensive list of rigging-related items, including sail inventory and deck hardware:
Harken Headsail Roller Furling
Tuff Luff Snap-On Headstay Foil (currently off the boat)
Hydraulic Boom Vang (Hydraulic Pump for backstay and vang replaced in 2009)
30:1 Harken Mainsheet System
New Quantum Racing Main (Kevlar--used four times)
Quantum Full-batten Working Main (serviceable condition)
110% Roller Furling Jib (serviceable condition)
Spinnaker with Snuffer
*additional sails in Michigan--inventory available on request
(4) Maxwell 28 Self-Tailing Winches
(2) Lewmar 55 3-Speed Winches
(2) Lewmar 48 3-Speed Winches
(2) Maxwell 28 Winches (uninstalled)
Raymarine SL-72 Pathfinder Radar
Raymarine RN-300 GPS
Raytheon Ray22 VHF Radio
KVH Electronic Compass (dual displays on each companionway bulkhead)
Raytheon ST-4000+ Tiller-Pilot w/ Display at Chart Table
Mast Pod with Ockham Displays (speed, depth, wind, VMG, etc.)
(2) C-Plath Deck-Mounted Magnetic Compasses (mounted on each cockpit seat for easy viewing from the helm)
(2) Danforth-style anchors
(2) 40' Chain and 200' Rode
(6) Dock Lines
(8) Life Preservers
Custom Stainless Boarding Ladder
First Aid Kit
(3) Fire Extinguishers
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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