1998 Block Island 40
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Block Island 40
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Lancaster, VA
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 83,000
Motivated seller open to all reasonable offers! This is the original owner who still loves the boat and doesn't want to give it away, but is no longer sailing the vessel and would love to see her under the active command of a younger skipper.
Owner is willing to deliver the boat anywhere on the East coast at no additional cost under an acceptable offer agreement.
Convergence is still lovingly maintained by her original owner. She is hull #12 of less than 20 yachts built by Eric Woods and his sons (Migrator Yachts). Designer Bill Tripp gave her a lovely sheer and graceful overhangs. A centerboarder-draft is just 4′ 2″ board up, 8′ 10″ board down-she seems equally at home offshore and gunkholing. The BI 40 is a classic.
The yawl rig allows a variety of sail combinations, from jib and jigger when much of any mainsail would have you on your ear, to flying a mizzen staysail in lighter stuff. With sail area divided into three sails, no one is too large to making trimming a chore.
This is the perfect cruising boat for a couple. Top quality construction. Timeless lines and design.
Well equipped with a Spectrum watermaker, Espar heater, Glacier Bay refrigeration, electric windlass, max prop, Avon dinghy with 4 hp Evinrude outboard motor, and all new electronics for navigation in 2008.
Eric Woods and his wife Joan had been interested in having a BI 40 built for their own cruising pleasure. Metalmast (the company who owned the molds prior to Woods) declined to build the boat, but said they’d sell him the molds so he could do it himself. Accidentally and providentially, Woods found himself in 1985 completely retooling the molds and forming his own company for the dubious purpose of building a 1957-vintage yawl. He couldn't afford to build one for himself, so he and his sons started building them for other people until after 17 years he had saved enough money to build the last one for himself. The culmination of a dream and a life's work.
Convergence was built twice. The first time was in 1993 as hull #12. She ended up on the rocks in a hurricane and everything was destroyed except her balsa cored deck, the spars, and a few other miscellaneous items such as the galley sink and cabinet drawers. The hull was destroyed and Eric rebuilt Convergence in 1998 using just the deck, spars, lead, and a few other items from the 1993 boat. The boat was commissioned to be built by the current owner after having owned hull #5. He and Eric made many improvements and added many upgrades to Convergence which have withstood the test of time. Convergence and the boat Eric was building for himself were in the factory being built at the same time in 1998. Eric liked some of the ideas being implemented on Convergence so much that he added them to his own boat as well.
The full history of this beautiful Bill Tripp design is detailed in Dan Spurr's book, Heart of Glass: Fiberglass Boats and the Men Who Made Them.
Please contact Jim Wagner at (804) 758-4457
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 40 ft 8 in
Beam: 11 ft 10 in
LWL: 29 ft 2 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 10 in
Displacement: 20000 lbs
Ballast: 7800 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 50 ft 6 in
Headroom: 6 ft 1 in
Total Power: 44 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1998
Engine Model: 4JH2E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Stern drive
Engine Power: 44 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (42 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (47 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (26 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
- Sleeping Accommodations for 5 Adults, 1 v-berth cabin, 1 head
- Cabin Headroom: 6 feet, 1 inches
- U Shaped Dinette Port Side, Seating for 6
- Single Settee on Starboard
- 5” Foam Cushions Covered in Ultra-Suede
- Ample Storage in Saloon
- U-Shaped Galley
- Gimbaled Force 10 Stainless Steel Propane Two-Burner Stove with Oven
- Glacier Bay Refrigerator System
- Dual Stainless Steel Sink with Corian Counter Tops
- Pressure Hot and Cold Water (6 gal Hot Water Tank)
- Spectra Water Maker Installed
- 120 Gallon Fresh Water Capacity, Deck Fill Ports
- Main Captain's Berth
- Separate Entry to Head for Privacy
- Large V-Berth with V-Berth Filler
- Bureau with 2 Drawers
- Hanging Lockers
- Storage Under V-Berth with Additional Shelving
- 2 Bulkhead LED Lights and 1 Overhead Light
- Molded Shower Pan with Teak Grates
- GROCO Marine Toilet
- Vanity with Corian Counter Top
- Stainless Steel Sink
- Shower Head Faucet on Sink
- Toiletry Locker with Sliding Mirror Door
- Storage Cabinet
Navigation, Instrumentation and Communication
- Raymarine E120 12.1-inch Waterproof Navigation Display and Marine GPS/Chartplotter (2008)
- Raymarine Autohelm ST6002 Smart Pilot Autopilot Display Head Controller (2008)
- Raymarine ST60+ Graphic Repeater Instrument Display
- Displays all Raymarine ST60+ instrument display data on SeaTalk in graphic and multi-line functions. (2008)
- Seperate Nav Table Complete with Opening Desk Top
- Raymarine E80 Chartplotter, Communicates with Cockpit Displays (2008)
- Furuno GPS (2008)
- Uniden ES 520 VHF Radio, Complete with Portable Wireless Mic (2008)
- Yaesu HF Transceiver FT-840 Ham Radio
Sails, Rigging and Winches
- Yawl rig, main, mizzen, headsail, staysail/yankee
- All Sails Can be Deployed And Controlled From the Cockpit
- 2 Andersen Scandia, Two Speed 52 ST winches
- 2 Andersen Scandia 12 ST winches
- Dodger with Bimini
- Propane Locker Aft
Safety Equipment: Ground Tackle:
- 45 lb CQR Anchor with Chain and Rode
- 75lb Danforth 3000 Anchor with Chain and Nylon Rode
- 35lb CQR Anchor in fwd Locker
- One Danforth Anchor Aft
- Avon Dinghy
- Evinrude 4.0 hp O/B Motor, Stored in Anchor Locker
11 LEWMAR opening ports of clear anodized aluminum w/screens.
2 LEWMAR opening hatches overhead w/sliding screen/shade, 1 in forward cabin and 1 in main cabin. 2 hatches on deck for access to anchor/rope locker forward and propane locker aft.
4 cockpit seat hatches, companionway hatch and seahood of molded fiberglass w/locking hasps.
Edson pedestal steerer w/30” wheel guard, brake, engine controls and 5” Ritchie Compass.
Easily fitted to hub on cockpit sole
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.