Tusitala is a well loved and maintained B-40 that is in very good condition and unfortunately the time has come for her to find a new owner. If you love Bermuda 40's, this is the boat for you. She is currently ready to go in the water but will soon be hauled out and winterized. The owners never stopped caring for her and continue to keep her in first class condition.
Priced to sell, now is a good time to have a look at her before she gets put away for the winter. Call today
Please feel free to call me on the cell phone 410-310-3476, text, or send me an e-mail at any time if you have any questions or there is anything else I can do for you.
David M. Cox, CPYB
Certified Professional Yacht Broker
Builder: Hinckley Yachts Designer: Bill Tripp Jr.
LOA: 40’9” LWL: 27’ 10” Beam: 11’ 9”
19,500 lbs. Draft: 4’ 3”/ 8’7” Ballast: 5,500 lbs.
1993 Universal 40 FWC Hours: 3,468
Cruising speed: 6.0
Diesel: 48 Fresh Water: 110
Sleeps 6 in classic-style interior that is finished in satin varnished mahogany with gloss varnished teak and holly sole.
“MarineAir” central air conditioning
Force 10 propane heater, bullhead mounded
Pyle AM/FM stereo with SD card and smart device port with four Bose speakers mounted in the main cabin
Companionway and overhead hatches in main cabin and V berth, with screens.
V-berth had custom insert to convert to double bed
V-berth has seat between
Breeze Booster Wind scoop
Bookshelves over V-berths
Forward door access to chain locker, windlass and 4-D house battery
Another door separates this cabin from the rest of accommodations.
2 LED reading lights
Vanity with beige Formica countertop. Stainless sink with h/c water pressure water.
“Skipper” head with Lectra-San.
6 Personal toiletries drawers
LED lights and fan
Port and Starboard are pull-out settee berths with pilot berths outboard.
Cushion covered in custom beige Scot-guarded fabric
Storage drawers under settee and pilot berths
All berths, fore and amidships are equipped with fold-up leeboards
Four LED reading lights
Brass oil lamp
Ships Clock and Barometer
Stainless double sinks with pressure h/c water. Manual hand pump
Gimballed three-burner “Shipmate” propane stove with oven
Propane detector/safety switch
Frigoboat 12-volt refrigeration with added insulation to stainless-steel box.
Marine dishes (six place settings)
Custom Hinckley dust pan in floor.
Nav Station/refrigeration top with chart storage above.
LED teak-trimmed light fixtures above nav station and stove
Mounted teak glass racks
Garmin 182 GPS with color chart, visible in cockpit through plexiglass port
4-D House Battery
Starter Battery Switch, House Battery Switch
Storage pantry cabinets port, starboard and aft, with custom silverware drawers and plate storage
Folding dinette table/centerboard trunk.
Mounted Standard Horizon VHF radio and hand-held VHF radio
Datamarine AWI and Knotmeter
Hummingbird Depth Sounder
Teak cockpit combings with built-in winch-handle boxes
Teak cockpit grate with teak helmsman’s steep behind wheel
Edson binnacle with teak steering wheel and engine controls
Binnacle-mounted drink holder
Custom Hinckley teak folding cockpit table mounted on binnacle.
Sunbrella dodger with zip-in extension canopy
Full cockpit awning
Custom, closed-cell foam covered cockpit cushions
Watertight locking opening seats over sail locker storage
Mainsail, mizzen and headsail all controlled from helm
Lifesling Overboard Rescue system, mounted
Emergency tiller access port in sole aft of binnacle
Propane storage compartment with two tanks/ safety flasher and flares
Custom Hinckley wooden folding boarding ladder
Stainless steel boarding ladder
Flag Blue Awlgrip hull with Gold cove stripe and white bootstripe
Red Pacific bottom paint – 10 epoxy barrier coats applied in 1998
Solid Fiberglass hull reinforced with additional laminations in all stress areas. Deck is set in 6” flange mount onto the hull, fiber glassed and bolted to form permanent hull/deck joint.
External lead keel is fastened with stainless steel bolts, and bronze centerboard is operated with a hand-cranked worm gear.
Teak and stainless steel rub rail
Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits. Stainless steel stanchions with lifelines
Two Dorade vents
Lofrans 1000 Low Profile Windlass with Up-only foot switch
Stainless steel bow rollers with 45 lb. CQR with 50 ft. chain and 200 feet rode
Danforth 20 lb. hi-tensile anchor mounted on cabin top, rode in starboard sail locker
Pressure deck wash-down pump with Fawcett port midships
Luke type 70 lb. storm anchor with chain and rode (not on boat)
6 Ash rollers
Two fire extinguishers
Six life jackets
11-volt vacuum cleaner
Force 10 charcoal grill with stern rail mount
Zodias dinghy, roll-up with hard bottom
Motor mount on port stern rail
Sails and rigging
All standing rigging replaced new 2006
Shaefer roller furling
Adjustable whisker pole
2 Lewmar, 2-speed, self-tailing primary winches in cockpit
2 Barient two speed spinnaker winches.
140 % Genoa with foam luff for reefing (St. Michaels Sails, 2014)
North Main and Mizzen (North 1998)
105 % Jib (North 1998)
Cruising spinnaker with Chute Scoop and rigging
Mizzen staysail (not rigged on mizzen mast)
12-volt DC System
2 – 4-D batteries (one in forepeak and one behind refrigerator)
1 Starting battery in starboard sail locker
Hi-Output (100 amp) Alternator
110 volt AC
Charles Battery Charger
20 foot, 30 amp cord
50 foot, 30 amp cord
20 foot water hose
50 foot water hose
1993 Universal 40 FWC diesel engine (3,468 hrs. Professionally maintained.)
3-bladed feathering Max-Prop
Hurth 2:1 reduction gear transmission (refurbished 2015)
Fresh-water cooling system
Raycor 500 fuel filter with shut off and vacuum gauge
Engine room sound insulation
Extra propeller zincs, Max-Prop grease kit, Cetol, spare parts, lightbulbs and assorted boat gear.
With its classic long overhangs, perfectly pitched sheer line, wide side-decks, graceful cabin profile, and distinctive near-vertical transom, the Bermuda 40 has inspired severe lust in the heart of many a cruising sailor. Designed by Bill Tripp, Jr., it is without doubt one of the most attractive production sailboats ever conceived. The B-40, as it is often called, was the very first fiberglass boat ever created by the famous Hinckley Company of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and was also one of several CCA-era keel-centerboard yawls built on a production basis after the great success of Carleton Mitchell’s famous yawl Finisterre.
Unlike its contemporaries, the B-40 endured for a very long time, surviving both the advent and demise of the IOR regime that supplanted the CCA rule in the early 1970s. The first of these gorgeously proportioned hulls slipped down the ways in 1959. The very last hull, number 203, was launched over three decades later in 1991. So far this is the longest production run enjoyed by any fiberglass auxiliary sailboat anywhere in the world.
Three distinct models of the boat were produced over the years. The original iteration, known as the Bermuda 40 Custom, was replaced around 1968 by the Mark II model, which boasted a bit more sail area and a re-shaped foil centerboard. The longest lived model, the Mark III, introduced in 1972 in response to the new IOR rule, incorporated more significant changes. Even more sail area was added, as the mast was stretched four feet up and moved aft two feet to create a more modern high-aspect mainsail and a larger foretriangle for headsails. More ballast was also added and a sloop rig was offered as an option. (To read more search for Wave Train and Hinckley Bermuda 40)
I'm going to be very up front with my prejudice here and tell you that, personally, I don't recall a time when my sense of style, balance and proper proportion of sailing yachts has not been influenced by the design work of the late Bill Tripp. The Bermuda 40 is a quintessential example of Tripp's art and masterful eye for near-perfect balance. I think it can be safely said that this boat has stood the test of time, and, although the design is now 40 years old, many people, myself among them, still consider the Bermuda 40 one of the most beautiful yachts afloat. It's true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I have yet to meet anyone who would deny the classic style and elegance of the Bermuda 40. The Bermuda 40 was designed in 1958 as a refinement of Tripp's earlier Block Island 40 design. The sheer of the B-40 is slightly flatter, the transom more vertical and broader, and the bow is slightly less spoon-shaped. Although the differences in the two designs are subtle, to my eye, the B-40 has a better balance and a less dated look than the Block Island 40. Henry R. Hinckley & Co. began production of the Bermuda 40 in 1959. Although Hinckley had experimented some with fiberglass boats prior to 1959, the B-40 was to become the bellwether for future production and established Hinckley as the premier North American builder of exceptional quality fiberglass sailing yachts.
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