1985 Camper & Nicholsons 40
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 79,500
Midnight Blue, a 1985 40’ Camper-Nicholson Aft Cockpit Ketch, is in excellent condition and ready for her next owner(s). The vessel is currently moored in beautiful Banderas Bay, Mexico, near Puerto Vallarta, with the owners onboard. Midnight Blue is powered by a Perkins 40HP 4-108. Her hull deck and house are in excellent condition and she recently had her Topsides painted (2016). Her Rigging was new in 2011, New 14 Gallon/Hr Echo Tech Watermaker (2011), New Self-Steering Hydrovane (2011), and her Electronics have been well maintained and updated as well: Simrad Electronic Autopilot, ICOM 700 PRO SSB and Pactor Modem (2011), Northstar 951X GPS and Garmin 76 GPS, Lowrance 3G RADAR (2012), Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF and AIS (2011), Trace 600 Watt Inverter, Hawk Eye Digital Depth Sounder, Stereo and Speakers (2 inside and 2 cockpit) and a Chelsea Boston Series Clock and Barometer.
Midnight Blue is an incredibly comfortable boat on deck and below. Her decks are easy to walk around and the teak decks are in good condition. The Cockpit is roomy, secure from weather and comfortable with cushions all around. Down below, Midnight Blue, is gorgeous with lots of varnished wood and a well laid out configuration. Her Galley is immediately to Starboard coming down the companionway ladder with a Force 10 3-Burner LPG Stove and Oven and a SeaFreeze 12V Refrigerator/Freezer. She also has a double stainless sink that has pressure water and manual foot pumps for salt and fresh water. There is lots of storage area in the galley cabinets. (On deck there is a Magma Barbeque Grill and 7lb Aluminum Propane Tank. There are 2- 10lb Aluminum Propane Tanks on deck as well for running the Stove and Oven below). On the Starboard side, across from the Galley, is a large Quarter Berth Cabin with a double berth and storage. Going forward from the Galley and Aft Cabin is a large Saloon with a long Settee and Chart Table to Port and a large Settee and a Pilot Berth to Starboard with lots of storage. Going forward from the Salon takes you to well laid out Head on the Portside and a closet and storage to Starboard. All the way forward is a private cabin with a large v-berth and more storage. Midnight Blue has a very roomy and comfortable feel down below with lots of places to relax and lots of places to store all the necessary items you need to go sailing.
For Sails, Midnight Blue has a Mainsail, Mizzen, ProFurl Roller Furling with a 150% Genoa and a 100% Jib, 110% Staysail, Storm Sail, Asymmetrical Spinnaker and a Mizzen Staysail. All sails are in good condition.
For Anchoring, Midnight Blue has a 555 Simpson Lawrence Sea Tiger Windlass, a 45lb CQR with 200’ 5/16 chain, 35lb Bruce, 40LB Danforth type Storm Anchor, Fortress Storm Anchor FX-37, 22lb Danforth and 600’ of miscellaneous 5/8 anchor rope rode.
For Electrical Power, Midnight Blue has 5 Solar Panels that keep her batteries topped off while running all systems onboard at anchor, underway or dockside. She has 2-80 Watt Panels, 2-30 Watt Panels and a 35 Watt Panel. The Trace 600 Watt Inverter turns the DC to AC for any onboard needs.
For Safety, Midnight Blue has a Givens 6-person Life Raft, ACR 406 RapidFix EPIRB (new batteries 2011), 4 Fire Extinguishers, 6 PFD’s, 1 LIfesling and 1 Throw Ring.
Midnight Blue also includes an AB 10’ Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) with a 4HP Yamaha 4-stroke outboard engine and 2 Trolling Fishing Poles and Reels (Penn 4 & Penn 5).
The current owners have lived aboard Midnight Blue for over a decade and have sailed her to Mexico from the States, then to Hawaii and back and all through Mexico. They have continued to work on the boat and update her during their ownership to keep her ship-shape and looking good and always ready to go ‘anywhere’.
Banderas Bay is a magical place to sail in Mexico and a great launching off place for going down the Central American Coast, through the Panama Canal or out to the South Pacific and Beyond. She’d also be a great boat to ‘ship’ north to the Pacific Northwest and sail down the coast to horizons unknown! Or just keep her where she is – in Paradise!
Showings available immediately by appointment only.
Call Rob Sanderson (360) 316-9370
Please contact Rob Sanderson at 360-316-9370
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 11 ft 6 in
LWL: 30 ft 6 in
Length on Deck: 40 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 9 in
Displacement: 24416 lbs
Total Power: 40 HP
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 4-108
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5570
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 40 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (130 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (54 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (10 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 3
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Depthsounder - Hawkeye Digital
Plotter - Northstar 951X
Autopilot - Simrad Electronic Autopilot
GPS - Garmin 76 GPS
VHF - Standard Horizon GX2100 with AIS (new 2012)
Radar - Lowrance 3G (new 2012)
Fully battened mainsail
Furling genoa - Profurl 150% and 100%
Electric bilge pump - Rule 2000
Manual bilge pump - 2 Manual
Fresh water maker - Echo Tech Watermaker (14/gal/hr) New 2011
Sea water pump - Deck Wash pump onboard but not installed
Oven - Force 10 3-Burner Stove & Oven
Marine head - Lavac Head
Refrigerator - SeaFreeze 12V Refrigerator/Freezer
Shore power inlet
Inverter - Trace 600W Inverter
Electrical Circuit: 12V
Solar panel - 2-80W, 2-30W, 1-35W
Outboard engine brackets
Tender - AB 10' RIB with 4hp Yamaha 4-stroker Outboard
Liferaft - Givens 6-Person Liferaft
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Genoa cover - Built on to Furling Jibs
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.