1985 Passport 40 Aft Cockpit
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Annapolis, MD
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 112,000
- Sale Pending
The owner did a great job of summarizing Passport 40s. He said, "Passports are beautiful, safe, and great boats built to sail offshore and take it's owners around the globe and safely home again."
The Passport 40 is a top quality bluewater cruiser. She was designed by Robert Perry and built in Taiwan. Grover McLane is hull #91 out of a series of approximately almost 148 hulls. She was considered a performance cruiser in her day. Although it is heavy by current standards, it remains a nimble, easily handled boat.
She is a handsome boat with pretty lines. Her coach roof extends well forward allowing additional interior volume forward. The side decks are easy to maneuver on and her cockpit is safe and comfortable. Her cruising fin keel with a skeg hung rudder assures good tracking and excellent windward ability. She is nimble and easily handled and well suited for cruising both bluewater and short day sails.
The exquisite interior joiner work done with solid teak staving sets this boat and white overhead gives this boat the classic styling lost in most modern yachts. Grover McLane is equal parts rugged voyager and elegant yacht. The Passport 40 reflects a focus on living comfort without any compromise of sailing ability or safety underway
Grover McLane has the Pullman berth layout with the head forward, an outward facing navigation station, quarter cabin aft to starboard with a hide-away sea head, and a large U-shaped galley to port.
The current owner purchased her as a freshwater boat on Lake Michigan. He has owned her since 2007 and sailed her primarily along the US East Coast.
Grover McLane is seriously for sale. Bring offers.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Passport Yachts
Designer: Robert Perry
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
LWL: 33 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 9 in
Ballast: 8500 lbs
Total Power: 43 HP
Engine Brand: Beta Marine
Year Built: 2014
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 274
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 43 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (138 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (140 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Fiberglass (30 Gallons)
From forward to aft:
- Full head forward with electric toilet, shower with sump pump, stainless steel sink, and access to the chain locker.
- Master stateroom with Pullman berth to port and lockers to starboard.
- Main saloon with L-shaped settee to port, large dining table with leaf (over engine), and straight settee to starboard with lee cloth.
- Aft facing navigation station on starboard.
- Galley aft to port
- The quarter cabin is aft to starboard with double berth, seat, lockers, and hanging lockers. There is a sea head under the seat.
- Interior finest quality solid teak joinery
- Ten Bronze ports with screens
- Three opening deck hatches in overhead with teak framed hinged hatch screens.
- Two fixed windows
- Louvered locker doors
- Three - 12V fans
- Dark red upholstery
- Handmade blackout panels for ports, hatches, and windows
- Companionway weatherboards
- Companionway screens
- Additional extra fine screens
- Regal Mariner stainless steel 3 burner propane stove and oven with broiler
- Remote propane shutoff
- One 20# propane tank in molded cockpit locker with capacity for two tanks and drain
- GE Microwave
- Top and front loading icebox
- Double stainless steel sink
- Hot and cold pressure water
- Hot water heater (engine and 110V AC) (2014)
- Freshwater foot pump
- Spice rack
- Magma propane grill on stbd aft rail topside
Navigation and Communication
- ACR EPIRB 406 MHz
- Garmin 3210 plotter mount on bracket in forward part of cockpit
- Uniden VHF radio
- Handheld Cobra VHF radio
- Raymarine ST6001 autopilot with S3 Corepack (2004)
- Raymarine i60 wind (2011)
- Raymarine i60 speed & depth (2011)
- Navigation lights all LED with tri-color at top of mast and red deck light (2014)
- Radar reflector
- Ritchie compass
- Clarion AM/FM/CD with two cabin speakers
- Hand-laid solid fiberglass hull with longitudinal and transverse stringers for hull stiffness
- Hull insulated with Airex
- Encapsulated internal ballast of cast iron
- Modified long "cruising" fin keel
- Hand laminated fiberglass house and deck cored for stiffness and insulation
- Molded non-skid on coachroof
- Hull/deck joint is through-bolted every eight inches, sealed with
polysulfide and seam filled with resin and filler making this a very strong construction suitable for offshore use
- Skeg mounted rudder
- Dodger with side and aft grab rails
- West Marine 10' RIB Model 310 Hypalon dinghy (2010)
- Teak cap rails
- Teak rub rails with half-round bronze striker plates
- Teak handrails on coachroof
- Stainless steel stern ladder
- Teak rimmed wheel
- Manual bilge pump in cockpit
- Stainless steel bow and stern rails, stanchions
- Double lifelines with gates port and starboard
- Anchor bridle (spring) with 3/4" 3-strand nylon rode
- Simpson-Lawrence style 555 manual windlass
- 45 lbs CQR anchor
- 240' 3/8" anchor chain
- 2nd Danforth anchor
- 50' 3/8" chain and 150' 3-strand rode
- Six stainless steel mooring cleats.
- Six bronze fairleads in high bulwarks.
- Custom radar arch with Edson dinghy davits and dinghy engine lift and two solar panels on top
- Edson outboard mounting bracket on stern
- Side boarding ladder
- Boat hook
- Mooring lines
- Four large, one small, and two inflatable fenders
Sails and Rigging
- Aluminum keel stepped mast with double spreader
- Mast air draft approximately 56' 7" + antennas
- Quantum loose-footed fully battened mainsail with two reef points and cover
- 130% genoa on Harken roller furler
- Gennaker with snuffer
- Forespar vang
- Mainsheet traveler forward of cockpit
- Genoa tracks with cars and stops
- 2 steps at the bottom and 2 steps near the top of the mast
- 2 Harken 40ST winches on mast
- 1 Lewmar 16ST on boom
- Shaeffer rope stoppers with gang of three both port and starboard
- 2 Lewmar 40ST in cockpit forward
- 2 Lewmar 48ST primary winches in cockpit
SA/Disp ratio 15.41
Disp/WL ratio 271
Predicted hull speed: 7.75 kts.
Capsize screen value: 1.7
Mechanical and Electrical
- Beta Marine 43 hp FWC diesel (2014) with 274 hrs
- Dual cockpit engine controls (throttle and gear shifter)
- 3 blade fixed prop
- Rudder cage removed and new S/S support installed for rudder
- Emergency Tiller
- 30 amp shore power connection with cord
- 30 amp shore power connection with coard
- Guest Charge Pro - 2 bank-15 amp (each) battery charger
- Four 105 amp AGM batteries
- Two 130 watt Sunforce solar panels with Solar Charge 12 volt controller
- Automatic electric bilge pump
- Seven life jackets
- Two West Marine standard safety tethers
- One West Marine standard child safety tether
- West Marine life line netting (not installed)
- Rescue throw line in bag
Origin of the Name Grover MacLane
I wanted to bring my wife's side of the family into the picture, as this was a joint venture. In choosing the name originally I was going to be one-sided, my mother's name was Belle and, I love it as much as I did her, her maiden name was McLane. But, to bring my wife's family into the mix, her mother's maiden name was Nellie Grover, posed a little dilemma, Nellie Belle just wouldn't do, but using their family names Grover McLane was born. It sounded strong and seemed very appropriate for a boat that was not only beautiful, but very well constructed, extremely safe, and strong.
A Few Stories
Now for a few stories. The first summer season the boat was kept on Lake Champlain. Here my wife and I actually lived aboard, as we had sold our home in anticipation of the boat and a move to the Boston area. Our boat became a gathering place for all of our family and friends some of whom came from as far away as Arizona. We sailed and spent nights aboard at anchor at many of the islands and bays the lake had to offer, but of course, it was day sails with the family that were the best. In particular was an absolutely perfect day that went on to way after dark. We had two of my sisters and their husbands aboard. The wind was at 15 knots out of the South and we sailed the entire afternoon without so much as touching the helm, just minor bumps on the autopilot. As the sun set, we were presented with the most spectacular sunset over the Adirondack mountains of N.Y. One sister passed away, passed away from pancreatic cancer a few years later and would always say that that was her favorite day and sunset.
Of course, there was the delivery of the boat to Rhode Island. I planned our arrival into N.Y. Harbor to catch a favorable tide to run up East River. We had three hours to kill. I a raising of the sails and spent the wait time sailing around the Statue of Liberty, to the absolute delight of my crew, my son and my brother-in-law.
Finally, the delivery of the GM (as she is called by most everyone), to South Carolina. This is when I was caught offshore by a sudden storm after two absolutely placid days and evenings of motoring for the Chesapeake Bay. As the winds began to rise I raised sails, but with a single reef in the main. The winds rose quickly to 20 knots. I went forward again and put in the second reef, back to the cockpit and brought the roller furled 135% jib into about 1/4 sail. The wind continued to rise to 55 knots with gusts of 60+. Now, this was scary! However, as the boat literally rocketed along at 12 knots and surging to 14 knots, I quickly realized what I had done when purchasing the GM. This was not just a beautiful boat, she is one of the safest sailboats platforms ever conceived. When I put into The Chesapeake Bay I was so damned excited and proud of my choice I could hardly contain myself. Bob Perry designed and Passport built a truly fabulous creation.
Owners personal gear.
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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