Bill Tripp's Bermuda 40 has, since its introduction in 1960, been considered by many sailors to be the yacht against which all others are compared. The Bermuda 40 has the distinction of having the longest run of any fiberglass production sailboat, 1960 - 1999. Reportedly 203 were built. With their classic good looks, shoal draft, quality construction, and comfortable and attractive interiors, Bermuda 40's in good condition have been in steady demand with boats maintained in top condition commanding exceptional prices.
AURA features a yawl rig, allowing her to be easily sailed short-handed. She sails beautifully under jib and mizzen, allowing the boat to be sailed without the need to raise or tack the mainsail.
AURA received over $35,000 in maintenance and upgrades at the Hinckley yard in Portsmouth, RI over the winter of 2017-2018. The list of improvements includes a rebuilt engine and new stove, refrigeration system, and mizzen sail. She is now hauled for the winter in Marion, MA. She is covered with shrinkwrap and has a zippered door for easy access. She is in fine shape. A change in plans by her current owners has created the opportunity for new owners to acquire this fine yacht.
For further information, please contact John L. Procter, CPYB:
Cell phone: 617-694-8455
Forward cabin has v-berth (6' 8") with filler cushion, seat between berths with cushion and storage beneath. Shelves port and starboard, outboard. Drawer and bin storage under berths. Mahogany six-drawer dresser to port, hanging locker opposite to starboard. Curtains for ports, 12 volt fan, and two 12 volt lights. Hatch overhead with removable screen. Door separates forward cabin from main cabin. Forepeak chain locker forward of the v-berth.
Next aft to port is an enclosed head with new Raritan marine toilet and holding tank (2017). beige Formica countertop (2012) with teak trim, stainless steel sink with hand-held shower, hot and cold pressurized water, and manual hand pump. Brass fixtures were replaced in 2012. Medicine chest with mirror, teak grate in sole, linen locker, clothes hamper, towel rack, toothbrush and glass rack, soap dish, opening port, 12 volt light fixture with Suntronic red night light.
Main salon, next aft, features pull-out transom berths port and starboard with pilot berths outboard. A varnished mahogany drop-leaf dining table is on centerline. Forward to starboard are two hanging lockers and a locking liquor locker. A tiled, solid-fuel cabin heater is also forward to starboard. Overhead hatch with removable screen. Curtains (2010) for ports, four 12 volt cabin lights, bulkhead-mounted 12 volt fan, two Cybernet stereo speakers. Interior finish is satin-varnished Honduras mahogany, with a white overhead, and a varnished solid teak and holly cabin sole.
A U-shaped galley is aft.
The starboard galley area also serves as a navigator's station. The countertop above the refrigerated icebox may also be used as a navigator's table. There is chart storage overhead and a red/white overhead chart light.
A wet locker is located next to the companionway steps. All berth cushion fabric was replaced several years ago.
U-shaped galley features beige Formica countertops (2012) with teak trim, Force 10 stainless steel gimballed two-burner propane stove with oven (2018), double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurized water(new pressure pump (2015) and manual pump. To starboard is a top-loading icebox fitted with an engine-driven Seafrost refrigeration system (2018)with 110 volt back-up.
The electrical system includes both a 12 volt DC system and a 110 volt AC dockside system, both of which are accessed through a Blue Seas circuit breaker distribution panel (2014) with amp and volt meters for both 12 and 110 volts.
The 12 volt DC system includes a Group 27 starting battery and an 8D house battery (2017). There are two battery selection switches, two Balmar alternators, and two Leese-Neville solid-state voltage regulators, solar panels with controllers (2018). Two sets of navigation lights, steaming light, two deck lights, and two anchor lights. Mast and navigation lights serviced in 2017. Mast wiring replaced in 2017.
The 110 volt AC dockside system includes a Nautilus 15 amp battery charger/converter, and shore power cord. The dockside system serves water heater, refrigeration system, and two GFI-protected electrical receptacles.
Furuno 1721 16 mile radar with radome on mizzen mast, display mounted in locker at top of companionway, Garmin GPSMap 740 at nav station with an additional display unit, not yet mounted, ACR EPIRB (registration and battery expired), West Marine 600 DSC VHF radio transceiver, Autohelm 6000 autohelm (serviced 2017 - not yet tested), Datamarine Corinthian knot/log, depth, and apparent windspeed/direction indicators, Danforth-White 5" pedestal-mounted compass.
1995 Westerbeke 46 four cylinder 46 horsepower fresh-water-cooled diesel engine with Hurth reduction gear transmission, stainless steel shaft, Spurs line cutters on shaft, and three-blade bronze propeller. New raw water pump installed in 2017, Racor 500 remote fuel filter, sea water strainer (moved in 2017 for easier access), oil drain hose, engine and stove fuel shut-off valves, Fireboy automatic/manual 1301 Halon engine fire extinguisher system, fuel gauge for fuel tank, bilge fan. Par automatic electric bilge pump (2015), two bilge pump float switches replaced in 2017. Par shower sump pump (2015). Electric six gallon water heater. All seacocks serviced (2017). Full engine service (2018).
Long full keel with centerboard and cutaway forefoot and attached rudder. Ballast is external lead, fastened with stainless steel bolts. Bronze centerboard is operated by a worm gear with an override in the case of grounding. Flag blue Awlgrip topsides (2003), off-white house and deck with Cloud Gray molded-in nonskid. Off-white single boot strip, red bottom. Varnished teak rub rail with stainless steel striker. Varnished teak toerails, hand rails, cockpit coamings, and trim. Canvas covers or most external teak trim, winches, and pedestal.
Edson pedestal wheel steering with 30" wheel. Ideal anchor windlass (serviced 2018) with up/down function, chain gypsy, chain stopper, and chain pipe with cover and two deck switches. Stainless steel stem plate with bow anchor roller, bow pulpit, stern rail, double lifelines, two chromed dorades with varnished teak boxes, two white translucent overhead hatches with screens, one opening port in head. chocks on deck for spinnaker pole and reaching strut, teak deck mounts for anchors, and dinghy. Electric deck washdown system. Original overhead hatch for main salon was beautifully restored by original owner's grandson who intended to use as a coffee table. Reason prevailed and it rejoined the boat. It is being conveyed, uninstalled for use as AURA's new owners wish.
Cockpit features varnished teak cockpit coamings with storage pockets, three varnished teak-covered aft lazarette lockers, one for propane storage, sail lockers, recessed engine switch, engine panel, and bulkhead-mounted sailing instruments. Screens for companionway hatch are stored in a custom rack in forward cabin.
Aluminum masts and booms. Forespar aluminum spreaders with stainless steel spreader link plates on main and mizzen masts. Track on main mast for storm trysail. Harken Mark II genoa roller-furling system. Harken Magic Box main boom outhaul system. Forespar mechanical boom vang (2013), Backstay insulated for use as HF SSB antenna. Spinnaker pole and reaching strut mounted in deck chocks. Mainsheet traveller mounted on cockpit bridge deck. Rope halyards. Two signal flag halyards on spreaders and flag halyards on main and mizzen masts.
Sail inventory includes: Pineapple mainsail with two sets of reefs (2013), Quantum Thurston mizzen (2018), Bohndell Mizzen with one set of reefs, Pineapple 150% roller-furling genoa (2013), 85% roller-furling working jib with luff tape, roller-furling storm jib with luff tape, Hallett storm trysail. All sails serviced in 2018 by Quantum Thurston.
Winch inventory includes: two Barient #28 self-tailing primary genoa sheet winches, two South Coast secondary winches, Barient #20 mast-mounted jib halyard winch, Barient #19 mast-mounted self-tailing main halyard winch, Barlow #20 mast-mounted spinnaker halyard winch, Barient #10 mast-mounted mizzen halyard winch.
35lb. CQR plow anchor on bow roller with chain (2018) and 150' nylon rode, 35 lb. Danforth anchor in stern lazarette, 20 lb. Danforth mounted in chocks on cabin top, and 20 lb. fisherman's folding anchor mounted on cabin top.
White cockpit dodger (dodger top replaced 2018), white sail covers for mainsail (2018) and mizzen, Sony CDX H91OUI stereo with two Cybenet speakers in main salon, Salem bulkhead-mounted barometer and ship's clock (clock currently being serviced - not yet tested), cockpit cushions, Avon six-person life raft in soft pack, stows in cockpit locker, (needs inspection), Lifesling (2017), Firdell Blipper radar reflector mounted on mizzen mast, Para storm drogue, custom Hinckley boarding/swim ladder, 12 volt search light, electric horn, brass mouth fog horn, two horseshoe throw buoys (one new in 2017), in stern rail-mounted brackets, six PFD's, Lifesling, assorted flares (may be expired), Olin flare gun, three fire extinguishers, first aid kit, emergency tiller, Whale Gusher 10 Mk3 manual bilge pump, telescoping boat hook, Harken bosun's chair, fenders, new fender covers (2017), docklines, 30' 3/4" nylon mooring pennant, two 20 lb. propane tanks, wood stove chimney (in bag), scrub brush on long handle, diving snorkel, mask, and fins, two weather cloths for cockpit, clothing nets, international flag set, tools and manuals, miscellaneous lines, tools, spare parts (including snap shackles, blocks, etc.), spare gas and diesel cans, grease gun, Metz masthead AM/FM/VHF antenna.
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.