• 42.1666'
  • 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • £169,000


From 2005 this fine example of the widely renowned Pacific Seacraft 40 has been spec'ed to the enth degree. The owner has done it all with this beautiful yacht, and now she is ready for next adventure!

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Pacific Seacraft 40
  • Model Year: 2005
  • YearBuilt: 2005
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Paid
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 42' 2" (12.85m)
  • LWL: 31' 3" (9.53m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 12' 5" (3.78m)
  • Min Draft: 6' 1" (1.85m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 10,900 Kilos
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 460 Liters
  • Holding Tank: 72 Liters
  • Fuel Capacity: 220 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 7
  • Heads: 1
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: GRP
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: W I B Crealock
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4E
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Owner's Comments

Avocette is a thoroughbred blue water yacht, very seaworthy.


Built by Pacific Seacraft, designed by Bill Crealock, for her previous/first English owner in 2005 she is fully RCD compliant, and US compliant.  She has dedicated 220v,and 110v shorepower capability, full safety gear, two suits of sails + storm sails, and cruising shute. 


She is set-up for shorthanded sailing and has over the last five years sailed 20,000M around the North Sea and the Dutch canals, completed a North Atlantic circuit, and been down to the Mediterranean, from where I have just brought her back.  In her previous ownership, her maiden voyage, she crossed the Atlantic from the Caribbean, via the Azores


A delight to sail, the deep cockpit adds to the safety of this robust capable cruising boat who’s pretty lines turns heads everywhere she goes.


Slight paint blisters on mast fittings.


Pacific Seacraft has been building world-class offshore cruising yachts since 1976, and currently builds W.I.B. Crealock designed sailboats, Bruce King designed 38T fast trawler, and the Nordhavn 40 trawler for Pacific Asian Enterprises (which made a record-setting circumnavigation completed in 2002).


Pacific Seacraft's accolades include twice being selected to the Fortune Magazine list of "100 Products That America Makes Best", and inclusion in Ferenc Mate's survey of, "The World's Best Sailboats," Volumes I and II. In addition Pacific Seacraft has been prominently featured in "Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook" by Nigel Calder, "Kawabunga's South Seas Adventure" by Charles S. Dewell, "Segelyachten" by Egmont Friedl, and "Advice to the Sealorne" by Herb Payson.


The Pacific Seacraft 40 is a product of the Pacific Seacraft - W.I.B. Crealock relationship which is one of the longest running builder-designer relationships in the marine industry. We are continually inspired by the satisfaction that we derive from client relationships formed as we work with them on each building project to create a personal yacht. The integration of equipment, electronics, custom joinerwork and decor detail is a process undertaken on every Pacific Seacraft.


RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

·         Hull colour: oyster white

·         Boot stripe colour: royal blue 2076

·         Sheer stripe colour: royal blue 2076

·         Epoxy (3) coats below waterline

·         Bottom paint – Hempel Light Blue

·         Double thick teak rubstrake

·         S/S guard on rub strake (pair)

·         S/S guard on aft and midships cleats on teak caprail around entire boat

·         Teak oil all exterior woodwork

·         Teak oil all exterior woodwork - sand to #320 finish (Annual Boracol treatment)

·         Teak treads on bow platform


Keel & Rudder:

·         Standard keel, deep 2.0 metres


Engine & Gearboxes:

·         Yanmar 4JH4E - 56 hp

·         Dual Racors with gauge and crossover valve

·         Fuel filters below companionway with drip pan

·         Engine spares, oil filters fuel filters, fan belts, impellers, starter motor, 150amp alternator


Maintenance & Performance:

·         Engine hours: 2340 as at May 2015


Propulsion & Steering:

·         Max Prop 3-blade feathering propeller (New 2013)

·         PSS mechanical shaft seal by PYI

·         Edson CD - I rack and pinion steering system w/side-mount single-lever engine control. Offset pedestal guard

·         Hydrovane self-steering 2010

·         Emergency Tiller

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

·         Electrical systems configured for European use - Boat has 3 shore power receptacles. Two for 220v and one for 110v. All interior systems run off of 220v or 12v. The 110v shore power is wired to the battery charger. The inverter then works to power all the 220v.

·         AC Single 220v outlet for stereo in angled locker over port settee

·         AC Single 220v outlet in each hanging locker for future "drying rod" use

·         Marinco DC plug for stereo in angled locker over port settee

·         Main Switch Panel for 220v, 110v, 12v DC, Generator

·         Additional 12v socket at the nav. station.


Battery Banks:

·         (3) 215Ahr Rolls AGM batteries 2014

·         Additional 110Ahr engine start battery 2010


Battery Chargers:

·         Freedom 25 has integral 130-amp charger - CE



·         115-amp alternator and regulator upcharge w/MC612 regulator with alternator



·         Fisher Panda 4.0 kw 50 HZ generator (port cockpit locker)

·         Generator spares, service and repair kit


Shore Power:

·         230v ring main with RCD protection


Other Electrical:

·         Lightning ground system

·         Temp. sensor and battery temp. sensor

·         Electrical spares inc. fuses spare instrument cables, spare transducers

·         Galvanic isolator fitted.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

·         Pressurised hot and cold water to cockpit, heads and all sinks.

·         Hot/cold fresh water cockpit shower aft port coaming box (with shut off valve below deck)

·         Seawater deck washdown system – location: forward near anchor platform

·         Seawater footpump at galley sink

·         Fresh water manifold main salon with drop down door access

·         Head plumbing with “Odor-Safe” (white) sanitation hose



·         Little Wonder – watermaker – provides 200 gallons per day. Location under the starboard settee.


Bilge Pumps:

·         1 manual bilge pump

·         2 electric bilge pumps

·         Electrical bilge pump in addition to standard – with ultra switch wired direct to battery bank with “Auto/Manual” panel as the standard electric bilge pump is wired. Pump type: Rule 3700 with 1-1/2” hose, anti-siphon loop, and dedicated thru-hull (no valve). Mount float slightly above standard float switch.



·         Fuel capacity 220ltrs in 1 GRP tank

·         Primary diesel fuel tank is fiberglass

·         Fuel gauges

·         Generator pick-UD fitting in main fuel tank


Fresh water:

·         Fresh water capacity 460ltrs in 3 GRP/SS tanks


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

·         Holding tank 72ltrs



·         2 Propane tank and bracket

·         3 x 6kg Propane gas cylinders in dedicated self-draining locker 

Navigation Equipment

·         SSB radio copper ground system – 18” tab @ nav station & fwd. end port cockpit locker.

·         Instrument pod at helm for Raymarine

·         Single radar tower pole – Edson

·         Raised console for Raymarine E120 flat screen/radar & ST60 Multi repeater, Furuno Navtex, on removable access panel

·         Icom SSB with Icom 505 VHF

·         12v socket

·         Ritchie SP-5 steering pedestal compass

·         Outboard Navigation panel with removable threaded inserts

·         Raymarine autopilot – M81200 Drive, ST 7001 head

·         Raymarine ST 60 repeater at nav station & ST instrument package mounted on pedestal, knot meter, depth, windpoint/wind speed

·         Raymarine E80 radar screen w/multifunction display (chartplotter) mounted at steering pedestal-includes all cabling and GPS antenna. Radar antenna mounted on tower- 4kw scanner

·         E120 Chartplotter/ radar repeater mounted at nav station in console at forward face of nav table

·         Plotter – integral to radar system

·         TV Antenna mounted on radar tower w/radome – Seawatch 2025 w/splitter for AM/FM radio & Navtex ariel

·         Icom 505 VHF radio at nav station

·         Remote Icom Radio handset for ICOM VHF in the cockpit

·         ICOM SSB M802 mounted on outboard panel in nav station with AT 140 tuner and cables. AT 140 is mounted in port cockpit seat locker

·         Pactor II Modem (for email, weatherfax, synoptic, & grib file reception oceanwide via sailmail)

·         Furuno Navtex

Domestic Equipment


·         Cutting board to be fitted to sinks

·         Technautics 12-volt holding plate refrigeration with refrig/freezer divider

·         Force 10, four gas burners with oven and grill

·         Micro wave 220v

·         Twin S/s sinks with pressurized hot & cold water taps

·         Raw water spigot with foot pump

·         Fresh water spigot with foot pump

·         Fridge sump drain spigot and pump

·         Cooker spares



·         Groko K series manual heads


Heating & Ventilation:

·         Espar diesel heat-heat: 4 registers: head, main salon, forecabin, aft cabin with

·         Hella Fans (2) – Forward cabin port side forward corner. Aft cabins starboard side aft corner.

·         Fiberglass dorade boxes with chrome vents (pair)



·         Stereo system – Clarion AM/FM w/5 CD changer (mount behind door on angled face of port forward settee, 2 speakers in main saloon and 2 in cockpit coaming boxes



·         Alpenglow teak box overhead lights red/white –locations: in 1 aft cabin, 1 in head, 1 over nav. Station, 1 over galley

·         1 Alpenglow Dome Light in addition to Standard Locations

·         Alpenglow 9-watt bulkhead reading lights in lieu of standard (7) – chrome finish

·         White dome light w/switch in hanging locker – 2ea.

·         Remainder of standard dome lights to be red/white Cantalupi – 4 each including engine compartment and cockpit seat locker


Summary of Accommodation:

·         Positive locks on all cabin sole boards, twist handles

·         Positive locks on all Settee and Bunk Locker Lids (11)

·         Louvered locker doors, (2) cabin doors-aft & fwd cabin-top ½ louvered-head

·         Door solid. Ring pulls

·         Varnished interior: Epifanes matte: (1) sealer + (4) coats

·         Teak & holly cabin sole to be finished with Varathane 1100 Pro Satin

·         Push button chrome bronze locks on all lockers & on drawers


Description of layout from forwards:



·         Option V-Berth forecabin includes 2 deep cave lockers with louvered doors outboard and 3 draws

·         Outboard step for V-berth port side only

·         Hanging Locker with ‘soft’ shelving

·         Bifold door on V-berth w/access handles on both sides

·         Teak ceiling planking in Forward cabin

·         Vanity sink port side plus standard mirror on door

·         Teak trimmed mirror in forward cabin on bulkhead

·         5” Latex foam in fwd cabin v-berth

·         Large Cave sail locker under berth

·         Water Tank 1 under berth

·         Book shelves port and starboard

·         Teak louvered access hatch to twin anchor lockers

·         Bilge locker/access to echo sounder transducer and paddlewheel speed impellor


Main Salon:

·         Teak drop leaf table with manual retractable leg to convert into large double berth with infill cushion

·         4 Louvered teak lockers, 2 large book shelves

·         Twin speakers

·         Main cabin cushion colour: Ultrafabrics Style 303-2704 Jewel

·         Lee cloths – portside/ starboard salon

·         Masses of storage space behind, and under settee/berths

·         Brass Ships Clock, and Barometer

·         Village Wonder Modular 12v watermaker

·         Good under-sole storage lockers

·         Access to Deep bilge – Fuel tank, Water Tank 2 (Stainless steel), Seacocks.


Navigation Station:

·         ½ size Admiralty chart storage in chart table

·         One long drawer below desk

·         LPG solenoid control

·         Gen Set Control

·         Paper Chart Store

·         Under seat locker, Inverters, battery charger

·         Louvered Teak Side Locker

·         Book Shelves

·         Under floor locker

·         Nav seat cushions as per main salon fabric



·         Corian Countertops: Sierra/Sandstone

·         Corian Fiddles around galley counter

·         Overhead teak locker above galley counter & Microwave 220v

·         Teak overhead galley cabinet with 2 doors (athwartship over forward counter to sink)

·         Hinged access hatch in galley counter top to storage, with lifting ring

·         Stove cover – Corian

·         Wide cutlery drawer

·         2 Spice draws

·         Small storage locker

·         Deep Louvered door for trash bin access.

·         Positive locks on freezer & refrigerator lids

·         Plate rack in cabinet above work top

·         Teak louvered door to under sink stowage


Aft Stateroom:

·         Teak trimmed mirror in aft cabin on bulkhead

·         Teak ceiling planking in aft cabin

·         Teak Louvered hanging locker with ‘soft’shelving

·         Drawer

·         Locker stowage space

·         Drop door engine access to check engine oil

·         5” Latex foam in aft cabin



·         Corian counter tops: Sierra/Sandstone and Corian fiddles

·         Bifold door w/access handles on both sides

·         Clear Plexiglass in bulkhead between shower and head

·         Teak Towel holders and toilet roller holder inside sink cupboard and Tooth brush and cup holder

·         Trim covering bonds at headliner

·         Wet Locker

·         Storage Locker

·         Sliding door lockers above s/s sink

·         Storage locker/seacock access under sink

·         Draw and locker storage

·         Drop door for access to Engine – note: water pump has been moved to front of engine on Yanmar 4JH4 series for easy access.

·         Access hatch in shower seat

Deck Equipment


·         Mast pulpits (Granny Rails)

·         Inboard genoa tracks & lead cars as standard

·         Jackstay padeyes and jackstays

·         Solid stern rail (pushpit)

·         Cutter rig & single handers package

·         Storm trysail track on mast

·         All halyards are internal

·         Harken winches: (1) 40.2stc headsail (1) 32.2stc staysail – mounted on mast

·         Radar mast on stern

·         Forespar yacht-rod large – solid boom vang w/tackle

·         Tri-colour light,and anchor light with strobe

·         Wichard quick release lever for staysail stay

·         Harken roller furling unit 02 for headsail

·         Insulated backstay for SSB antenna



·         Harken:

·         (3) 40.2STC utility winch

·         Mainsheet winch 44.2 CST ilos

·         #44.2 STEC main halyard winch – electric

·         #60.2 CST primary winches



·         Ullman Sails Bluewater 9oz Dacron mainsail with 3 reefs 2005

·         Ullman sails 2005 Bluewater 1 x120% 8 oz roller furling high clew genoa with UV strip

·         Hood Sails Vectron Bluewater 9 oz Mainsail with 3 Reefs with sail catcher 2008

·         Hood Sails Vectron Bluewater 1x120% 8 oz roller furling high clew genoa with UV strip

·         Bluewater staysail 9 oz and foredeck bag

·         Storm trysail and storm trysail track

·         Storm jib (blue water construction and 10 oz. sail weight)

·         Cruising spinnaker w/sheets & lead blocks (all radial 1.5 oz.) Colours: royal blue and white horizontal stripes from the bottom to half way and then Royal blue and white stripes vertical to the top.

·         ATN spinnaker sock (uses spinnaker halyard that is included)



·         Two tone deck:

·         Non-skid: off white smooth: Arctic white

·         Cabin sides: Formica

·         Deck hardware: chrome

·         (2) Cockpit coaming boxes

·         Teak caprail

·         Aquasignal stern light

·         Offset swim ladder

·         Edson poly table

·         Bomar hatch screens


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

·         Muir electric windlass 1200 VRC (vertical) includes 2 foot switches (5/16 rope/chain)

·         Fenders x 6

·         Bower anchor 55lb Kobra II on 45m 5/16” chain +30 20mm 3 strand nylon

·         Kedge anchor 35lb CQR on 15m 5/16” chain + 30m 20mm 3 strand nylon

·         Stern anchor FX-23 Fortress 3m 5/16 chain + 30m 20mm 3 strand nylon

·         Heavy duty shore lines


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

·         Cockpit cushions colour: Oyster White Sumbrella # matching piping

·         Vinyl interior mast cover

·         Stack Pack 2014

·         Winch covers 2014

·         Wheel cover

·         Sprayhood 2014

·         Bimini 2014


Safety Equipment:

·         GPS EPIRB Mcmurdo G4m

·         6 Person offshore life raft (next service 2017)

·         Danbuoy with Horseshoe lifebuoy and light

·         Kim Life-sling

·         Throw line

·         2 Foghorns

·         Anchor ball & motor cone

·         Offshore flare kit

·         Offshore first aid kit

·         Guard rail outboard mount


Fire-fighting equipment:

·         4 x Fire extinguishers