• 41'
  • 1996
  • Oceanside, California, United States
  • $119,777


Owner has a new boat - This one needs a new home...NOW!!!


7 of 8 First place finishes in the 2015 San Diego Yachting Cup 

Sailing World Magazine's "Boat of the Year" 1999 cruiser/racer class.

Overall Winner of the Sydney to Hobart race.

"Twister" is a beautiful and well maintained version of this highly sought after racer/cruiser. With her powerful rig, deep keel, and efficient hull shape, the Sydney 41 is one of the few boats as comfortable on the race-course as she is crusing the Islands. 

Designed by Ian Murray and built by Bashford International of Australia, the Sydney 41 illuminates the gulf between the American and overseas sailboat markets. Most American builders seem intent on separating their boats into very distinct racing and cruising classes, while overseas builders are quicker to translate success on the race course into cruising designs. The Sydney 41 was designed around the principle that performance is more important than rating, as speed is timeless and rating is subject to change. The basis of the 41's hull shape comes from the latest of grand prix thinking and is readily evident when under sail.

If you are looking for a great value in a performance sailboat, "Twister" should be one of the first boats you look at. She has had many substantial upgrades over the past few years. All of the systems, rig, hull, and sails are in excellent condition. She is a turn-key boat ready and eager to get a new owner out on the water.


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat
  • Model: 41
  • Model Year: 1996
  • YearBuilt: 1996
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 0/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 41' 0" (12.50m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 12' 1" (3.68m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 8' 4" (2.54m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
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  • Cruise Speed Range: --
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  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: --
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  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
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  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: N/A
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 3HJ
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Ballast: 5480
Displacement: 13710


Fuel: 24
Fresh Water: 52


The interior of the Sydney 41 is a departure from the traditional sport boat. Her layout is very accomodating for nights aboard whether you are doing a long distance race down the coast, or cruising the islands with the family. 

The master cabin is located forward with a large double V-berth, hanging locker, and en-suite head. The main salon consists of a Large U-shaped dinette to port with a settee across to starboard. The interior cushoins were replaced in 2007 and the dinette table base was replaced with one custom built from teak in 2009. Aft of the dinette area is a very functional L-Shaped galley with a dual basin stainless steel sink, new LPG Force 10 oven with double burner stove, and large ice box. Dierctly across from the galley is the navigation station complete with electronics and plenty of storage. The rear section of the boat is configured with additional sleeping accomodations and plenty of storage. The starboard side a large cabin with double berth and an additional pipe berth for a third person. The port side is a large garage area with two removable pipe berths which is an ideal configuration, adaptable for whatever requirements you have for your voyage.

  • New cabin cushions 2007
  • New LPG stove/oven Force 10 (2 burner) 2009
  • Teak base for Settee table designed and built H&L Marine (2009)
  • (3) pipe berths, removable for cruising

Deck and Hull

The hull is a composite construction using Kevlar E-glass biaxial fabric, vinylester and epoxy resins and foam coring of varying thickness. The deck has a PVC core, with laminate and high-density foam supporting the flat areas beneath load-bearing deck fittings. The main structural bulkhead is solid fiberglass and the secondary bulkheads are composite. A fiberglass floor, coupled with the longitudinals, forms a structural grid in the bilge. The molded interior liners, with unidirectional fibers, stiffen the hull and help support the rig load. The high-lift, steel keel section has a lead bulb dangling more than 8 feet below the waterline. The externally fastened keel is attached to the hull with stainless steel bolts and is supported by a large, recessed backing plate. The balanced spade rudder is a composite construction around a tubular stainless steel stock.

The Cockpit is large, deep, and well set up for racing. All lines are led aft for easy accesss. The wheel is oversized for excellent control of the helm when seated in any position. The deck housing has a low profile allowing for a clear and open view of all points forward. All comings are curved and provide a great deal of comfort when seated and moving about. The side decks are wide and flat with limited obstructions making for excellent footing for crew when working on deck.

  • Hull Re-Painted w/ 2 additional coats LP (1/2010)
  • Thru hull sea cocks all replaced with Forespar Marlon flush hull (2002)
  • Nelson-Marek Keel upgrade (See photo at haulout)
  • Lewmar opening ports replaced 2006
  • New S.S. lifelines 2013
  • New spray on bottom paint 2013
  • Fixed S.S. Stern boarding steps (2008)


  • New ICOM M504 VHF, with DSC
  • New Furuno WAAS GPS dedicated to B&G display, VHF
  • Garmin differential GPS Chartplotter
  • B&G System 3000 performance GFD, FFD, 3 20/20 mast, Tru/App Wind analog, Inclinometer (2008)
  • B&G Autopilot w/ Remote


  • Yanmar 3-Cylinder with Sail Drive
  • Flex-O-Fold (made in Denmark) low drag race prop
  • New starter motor and solenoid (2009)
  • Engine access hatch enlarged for starboard side access (2005)


  • Carbon Mast
  • New Antal mast track (removable)
  • New LP paint on Mast, boom, and spin pole 2013 (Sea Tek)
  • New rod rigging, backstay 2013 (Sea Tek)
  • Reckman roller furling (removable)
  • New hydraulics backstay piston, thru hull plumbing and cockpit panel 2007

Sail Inventory

  • This boat has an extensive inventopry of sails.
  • Please call or e-mail for complete list.


  • North Sails over-the-boom awning and wheel cover (2004)
  • Stainless Steel Fuel/Waste/Water Tanks
  • House and engine starter batteries located at boat center of gravity, at mast base.
  • Steering Cable replaced with new (2009)
  • Repaint Wheel Snow White Awlgrip (2003)

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.