39' 9" (12.12m)

Serenity 1970 39' 9" CHEOY LEE Cruising Sailboat

Newport Beach United States $57,000 USD

The 1970 39' 9" CHEOY LEE Offshore 40 Cruising Sailboat Serenity is a sail boat for sale located in Newport Beach, California, United States.

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LENGTH 39' 9" (12.12m)
BUILT 1970
BEAM 10' 9" (3.28m)
LOCATION Newport Beach, California, USA
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This is not your ordinary manufactured sailboat.  The design and function that went into the construction of an Offshore 40 were to provide comfort and safety on passages on an unpredictable and unforgiving ocean. Unique to these boats are their incredible construction, seaworthiness and grace with the forethought by the designer, Phil Rhodes, to take you wherever you wanted to go in the world on a voyage. Whether you plan to just do coastal sailing or a long distance passage, you will have the confidence in her ability, unlike any other boat on today’s market.  The proof and evidence is in the condition that this boat is in after fifty-one years and in the sailing pleasure that it continues to deliver.

Let’s do a quick comparison to a today’s similar sailboat. The Aleron 41 is a good match in classic design to the Offshore 40 and features; that being - a large open cockpit, low cabin profile, clean over-hangs and plenty of teak brightwork both above and below deck. This boat is a modern day Offshore 40 at a price tag well over $200,000 for starters.

So the value of the Offshore 40 is relative to its current prodigy and certainly worth a visit and sea trial.  

LOA . . . . . 39’-9”
LWL . . . . . 28’-0”
Beam . . . . 10’-9”
Draft . . . . . 6’-0”
Sail Area. . 686 sq. ft. Displacement. . 20,000 .lb...

Engine . . . . Perkins 4/107 Fuel . . . . . . 30 gallons Water . . . . . 85 gallons  Holding . . . . 25 gallons

Dimensions and Specifications

Internal Ballast. . 7,900 lb..

She is a rare E Plan layout with a full V berth forward, main salon with a settee on the port side. The forward head has been enlarged with the enclosure of the forward door and has two dry lockers immediately adjacent. A single berth is starboard with a pilot berth aft of the chart table. The galley is on the port side with four burner propane stove and ice box. The interior was completely redone in 2013. To protect the teak, she comes with full canvas covers for the entire coach roof house, cockpit and toe rails. The teak decks have been refurbished in 2019.

Water System

Capacity: 85 gallons, two tanks, under settee
Hot Water: Raritan 6 gal 110 AC/Engine heat exchange. Pressured: ShureFlo 12V/ manual foot pumps in galley


Manufacture: Perkins Type: 4-107, Diesel

Cooling: Freshwater exchange
Hours on Engine: 936
Charging System: Motorola 55 Amp. and Leece Neville 130 Amp with manual charging input control
Fuel System: Fram Dual Fuel and Water Separator
Fuel Capacity: 30 gallons

Electrical System

Control Panel: Marinetics breakers, battery isolator switch, charging voltmeter and ampmeter
DC Charge Control: Lewco variable
Starting Batteries: 2-75 Amp Hours
House Batteries: 4-75 Amp Hours


Radio: West Marine, Zephyr VHF 88 Channel, 9 Watts
Antenna:Fiberglass stern mounted rail 5' whip, 10 meter SSB insulated backstay Knot meter: Signet MK12
Windspeed: Signet MK 30
Fathometer: Signet MK 72 60 Ft to 60 Fathoms
Sum Log: Signet
Wind Guide: Telcor
Compasses: Danforth Constellation 6" @ helm, remote aircraft compass @ chart table

Ground Tackle

Windlass; Monica Marine 12V electric with separate circuit breaker
Anchors: CQR 45 lb. with 200 Ft BBB 3/8" chain, Danforth 20 lb. with 25 Ft of chain and150 Ft of 3/4" three braid nylon strand

Bilge Pumps

Emergency: Edson manual diaphragm

Electrical: Jabsco Water Puppy 6.3 gpm with magnetic float switch and manual over-ride


Cockpit: Barient No. 28, two speed pedestals mounted Mail Halyard: Barient No. 10 wire with brake
Jib Halyards: Barient No. 3, two for wire
Topping Lift: Lewar No. 8
Vang: Lewar No. 8
Reefing: Roller reefing main with handle Winch Handles: Two

Sail Inventory

Mains: North battenless roller reefing main and batten main with three reef point Head Sails: Genoa 150 (hanked on sail bag), Working and Storm head sails Poles: Spruce Spinnaker 14 Ft, Dico Aluminum Spinnaker 12-22 Ft with bridle


Avon Redcrest with two chambers and midship thwart, hardwood floor, oars, pump, emergency inflation cylinder
Engine: 2hp Suzuki two stroke


Full covers for main sail, toe-rail, coach roof, hatches and enclosure of cockpit from stay dodger to deck.

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