40' (12.19m)

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1968 40' OWENS Cruising/Racing Sailboat Cutter 40 Buffalo New York United States
$39,900 USD

The 1968 40' OWENS Cutter 40 Cutter Cruising/Racing Sailboat Aries is a sail boat for sale located in Buffalo, New York, United States.

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LENGTH 40' (12.19m)
BUILT 1968
BEAM 11' 5" (3.48m)
DRAFT 6' (1.83m)
LOCATION Buffalo, New York, USA
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 BORSAW 40 “Aries”

A brief history: In January 1946, the sailing yachtsmen of the world were amazed to learn that the Owens Yacht Company, a builder of cruising and fishing powerboats and a supplier to the Navy of thousands of landing craft and rescue boats was offering a racing, cruising sailboat to the world, a 40’ cutter of their design. They claimed that she was sea-kindly, fast, and comfortable.  Most boats of this type were designed by a handful of men located in NY or Boston, and from contract to launching took about two years. Owens were built in Baltimore, Md. One of the most famous Owens cutters was Ash Brown’s Carousel in San Diego. Some of the boats sailed in various races including the 1946-47 St. Pete to Havana race, Annapolis-Oxford, Polar Island, Chicago-Mackinac Island, Grosse Pointe regatta, Put in Bay (1st & 2nd), Swiftsure Lightship 1947, and the Chesapeake Fall series 1947. The design built in wood was a huge success. One of the wooden boats was used for a mold and built in Buffalo.  A Norwegian craftsman was brought in to do the interior work on 6 of these boats called a Borsaw 40. The letters coming from the last names of the original 6 buyers. They were built in fiberglass and afterward the mold was sold to the Allied boat company who modified the transom, rudder and developed the renowned Allied 39. Of course, Hinckley’s famous version was the Hinckley 41, Finn Mac Camhaill, and won many races with a shorter keel, spade rudder and called it a Hinckley Competition 41.

Locally, the Borsaw 40 has won numerous races, regattas and turns heads in every port. While an older boat that will require cosmetic maintenance, the bones are as solid as the day it was laid up!  If you’re an aficionado of the classic lines of sharp bows and long overhanging sterns and a powerful rig that performs in light and heavy airs, you will love this boat! Aries has won silver locally for years and is well known in the WNY area. Present owner will do an orientation to any buyer of the ship and her systems.

Complete with a binder of all equipment and manuals from the building of the boat to today, complete with all correspondence. Set of slides of the building of the boat.




LOA: 40’

LWL: 28’


BEAM: 11’5”

WEIGHT: 17,000#

Full keel with lead ballast

ENGINE: Grey Marine GAS inboard 31 HP Raw water cooled, 2 blade Bronze prop.

FUEL: 35 Gal.

WATER: 35 Gal.

WASTE: 15 Gal.


White hull, Gold cove stripe and Red boot stripe, white bottom

Solid fiberglass hull

End grain Balsa wood coring sandwiched on fiberglass decks, painted with molded non-skid

DECK STEPPED Aluminum mast

Inside winter storage for the last 20+ years

6 jack stands

20H Danforth Anchor

13S Danforth Anchor with 15 Ft chain

Dock lines, Boat Hook, 4 Fenders of adequate size


Ullman Dacron Mainsail 2009 with Dutchman Flaking System

170% Ullman 2006 Tecnora Genoa

155% Ullman 2008 Carbon Genoa

.6 AP spinnaker

#1 Boston 1969

#2 Boston 1969

#3 Boston jib 1969

#3 Boston Club footed Jib Boston


Mainsail Tides Luff system

Dutchman on mainsail

Spinnaker Pole

2 Spinnaker sheets, Spectra

2 Spinnaker Guys, Spectra

2 Foreguys

Jib Sheets

Extra old sheet & guy

4 Snatch Blocks Small

4 Snatch blocks Large

7 Winch Handles

Boom Vang

Club Foot Jib w/Harken track

Mid boom Harken traveler

Hydraulic back stay Adjuster

2- Barlow # 28 jib sheet winches

2- Barlow # 24 spinnaker sheet winches

Barlow # 17 Club foot jib winch

Lewmar #30 STA main sheet winch

Barlow #24 Jib halyard winch on mast

Barlow #17 Spinnaker halyard winch on mast

Harken #16 STA Main halyard winch on mast

Spinnaker halyard

2 Jib Halyards

Main Halyard

Boom Topping lift

Staysail halyard

Pole toping lift

Edson Pedestal w/wheel at forward end of the large cockpit


SR Mariner Speed

SR Mariner Depth

Uniden Oceanus VHF

GPS Standard Horizon Chart CP300

Hot Water heater

Constellation Compass @ helm

2-#27 house battery

1-#24 starting battery

Newer 12v and 110v Panels

110v Shore power w/cord

Boat has been rewired with marine grade wiring


Kidde Smoke and CO2 alarm

Pressure & foot pump water

New Propane stove, not hooked up

2 SS Dorade vents

Cabin hatch with vent

Screens for hatches

Wood handrails for inside and out available

Boarding ladder

US Flag staff with flag

2 Horseshoe buoys

Man overboard pole

Life Jackets with bag

Cockpit cushions

Spares and extras

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Don Finkle
RCR Yachts
P.O. Box 399 223 Lockport St Youngstown, New York, 14174 USA

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