Saga 40 For Sale - £44,500

Vital Statistics of the Saga 40

Manufacturer / Model:
Saga 40
Saga Length:
This Saga 40 is 40 feet (approx. 12.19 metres)
£44,500 (approx. €49,888 or $56,073)
This Saga 40 is For Sale
Tax Paid
Single Diesel
Type of Boat:
Sail Boat
Manufactured In:
1981, Laira Bridge, Plymouth
Hull Material:
GRP Solid
Lying In:
Ferraguda, Portimao, Portugal
Designed By:
Alan Pape
LWL 32.00 feet (approx. 9.75 metres)
Beam 12.20 feet (approx. 3.72 metres)
Draft 6.50 feet (approx. 1.98 metres)
Displacement 15.0 tonnes (approx. 15000 kilograms)
Tank Capacities:
Fuel 100 gallons (approx. 378.5 litres)
Water 1,100 litres (approx. 290.6 gallons) ID:

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This Saga 40 is for sale for £44,500

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Short Description of the Saga 40

Saga 40 built 1981 lying Ferraguda, Portimoa, Portugal. The Saga 40 is a classic blue water cruising yacht, long keel, heavy displacement and canoe stern, giving safe and comfortable long distance cruising, ease of handing and a delightful home.

Engines & Propulsion

Ford 2711e 4 cylinder 72 hp @ 2500 rpm coupled to Borg Warner DD hydraulic gearbox. Freshwater cooled by bowman heatexchanger
Lube oil and hydraulic oil sea water cooled via Bowman heat exchangers
Engine installation chromed and enamelled.
1.5” ss prop shaft fitted 16 x 12 prop giving 7 kn @ 1000 rpm and .75 g/hr.
Spare 15 x 12 propeller
100 gallon stainless steel gravity fed fuel tank with site glass

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Electrical Systems

The Electrical Systems of this Saga 40 - 12v.
75 amp/hr Starter Battery
260 Amp / hr Utilities.
70 Amp engine alternater
40 Amp shore power
1.4 KVa Mobile generator

Navigation & Performance Systems

Full sized Chart table with stowage for 400 Admiralty Charts
Nav. Lights, Full Compliance set. By AQUASIGNAL
SESTRAL Major BINNACLE COMPASS set on Teak Cockpit Pedestal. Nil Deviation.
Walker Trailing Log.Non electric for emergency use.
Stowe Waterspeed log and Navigation Computer (NAVIGATOR 1.)
FURUNO GPS GP31 interfaced with VS COCKPIT DISPLAY UNIT giving all appropriate nav. Info.
FURUNO LCD Video Sounder Model LS-6000 interfaced with GPS.
FURUNO 25 NM Range Radar
LOCATOR NAVTEX 1 Paper Printout Weather Navtex
ICOM SSB Transceiver M710 with ATU
ICOM Hand Held VHF M31
DEMEK MF Receiver and Emergency 2182 khz Transmitter with Auto Distress Signal.
DEMEK Active Head Direction Finding RDF
SPACEAGE Echosounder with variable ALARM windows for Anchor watch etc
HUSON VHF Transceiver 25W with military spec M/H Aerial. Chart Table mounted
Raymarine/AUTOHELM ST 2000 Electronic Self Steering.(Also works in conjunction with Aries SS)
Raymarine SmartPilot X5/Giro auto Pilot. Programmable with GPS
ARIES Windvane/ Servo Pendulum Self Steering with spares.*

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General Equipment

Safety equipment
2 x Simpson Lawrence lifebelts
4 x lifejackets auto-inflate
4 x safety harnesses/belts
1 set offshore pyrotechnics (2012)
1 x bosuns chair
1 x Stainless steel deck life line
Stainless steel pushpit.
Stainless steel pulpit
14 Stainless steel stanchions
2 x Stainless steel hand lines.
Cockpit eyebolt
3 x BCF fire extinguishers. New 2012
Deck clock/chronometer
Barometer aneroid

Domestic/galley equipment

Stainless steel cooker and oven new 1998
Gas water heater (Paloma)
Generator 240v. 1.4 kv honda
Gas hot air space heater propex 1.6 kw
Refridgerater/freezer 12v
Refridgerator gas/240v/12v
Gas locker space for 4 x 13kg propane bottles
Hot and cold pressure water system itt 12v
H &c shower myra type
H & c wash basin
Sea toilet. Sl 365 bronze body
Cabin heater taylor diesel

Microwave oven 240v
Electric kettle 240v
Electric toaster 240v
Stainless steel pan set
Crockery and cutlery for 4 in dedicated stowage
Cocktail cabinet (fitted)
Barbecue stainless steel gas pushpit mounted

45 lbs. CQR BOWER ANCHOR and 70 Metres 3/8” calibrated Chain. Galvanised 1998
35 lbs. CQR Kedge and 100 Metres 12mm Terylene Warp + 10 Metres 3/8 Chain
25 lbs. Admiralty Pattern Fisherman Anchor for Rock Conditions.
Simpson Lawrence 555 Anchor Winch.
Electric Deck Wash Pump
2 x 40/1 Chrome Lewmar Sheet winches
2 x 30/1 Chrome Lewmar Halyard winches.
2 x 8/1 Chrome Lewmar Pennant winches
Warps and fenders.
AVON 2.9M INFLATABLE DINGHY (Sits on deck inflated)
OUTBOARD MOTOR 6HP MARINER 4 Stroke with remote tank

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Sails of the Saga 40 - Main with slab reefing
Genoa on Rotostay furling system
Inner staysail ( lashed and used for ghoster only)
Cruising shute
Storm jib
Sail cover
Spray hood and cockpit tent
Cockpit tonneau cover
Sun awnings x 2

Owner's Comments of the Saga 40

This Saga 40 is in outstanding condition both structurally and cosmetically, with all the appearance of a well maintained 10 year old boat.

Construction Details:
Solid GRP Hull and external Cast Iron keel.
GRP sheathed Epoxy encapsulated timber deck and superstructure.
Teak trimmed throughout, giving all the appearance and charm of a timber yacht without the maintenance.

The hull was epoxy coated from new below the WL and retains its original Gelcoat topsides.
The vessel has been extensively maintained by its one owner from new, and underwent a substantial refit in 98/99 with the renewal of skin fitting/sea cocks, propshaft and couplings, some standing/ running rigging, canvas work, all coamings and adjacent areas of deck.
The existing teak decking was removed 1999 and the deck reglassed and painted with non slip deck paint.

All the original Drawings, specification and instruction manuals for the equipment are available.

This Saga 40 is in outstanding condition both structurally and cosmetically, with all the appearance of a well maintained 10 year old boat. When fully dressed and varnished, she is very much at home at the Traditional Boat Rallies of BREST and DOUARNENEZ

Equipped and ready to go anywhere with all the essential equipment, and all the comforts of home.

My Saga 40 has been lightly but regularly used during it’s 31 year SINGLE OWNERSHIP, mainly for extended holidays .
Cruising Areas include, NW Coast Scotland, England, Wales, SW Ireland., Brittany, Biscay, Northern Spain, Portugal and Mediterranean.

Total logged distance is 14000 Nautical miles

Saga 40 For Sale is lying in Ferraguda, Portimao, Portugal. At 40 feet (approx. 12.19 metres) this Saga is a bargain at £44,500.

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