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1996 Pacific Seacraft 40

$230,000 USD

  • $230,000 USD
  • Tom DAmato
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cutter Sailboats
  • 1996
  • Pacific Seacraft
  • 40
  • Clearwater, Florida, US
  • Sail
  • 40ft / 12.19 m
  • 12ft 5in / 3.78 m
  • Yanmar
  • 4jh2e
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2015-08-05
  • 2016-09-02
  • 1896579

SOLA FIDE is a lightly used Pacific Seacraft 40.  These capable blue water cruisers designed by Bill Crealock are well respected for their quality construction, traditional lines and sea kindly performance.  The roomy interior has a two stateroom layout, single head compartment w/separate shower stall, large U-shaped galley, designated nav station and spacious salon. Comfortable cockpit with excellent storage, easy and safe access from the cockpit to wide weather decks.



The forward cabin has a centerline berth with shelves and stowage outboard. Hanging locker to starboard, sink vanity and locker aft to port.

Next aft is the main salon which has the entertainment center forward to port with a full length settee, cabinet storage a shelf outboard.  Opposite to starboard is a large U-shaped convertible dinette with cabinets and shelf outboard

The U-shaped galley is aft to starboard with excellent galley storage and counter space. Divided top loading ref/fzr compartments with 12v holding plate..

Forward facing nav station is opposite the galley to port with flush mounted electronics outboard, full electric panel on the aft bulkhead and large nav table with storage.

Just aft of the nav station is the head  compartment with separate shower stall

Opposite the head compartment to starboard is the aft cabin with double berth and hanging locker

Varnished teak and holly cabin sole and excellent storage throughout the interior, 


Large U-shaped galley to starboard with excellent storage and counter space.

  • Double SS sink with pressure and manual pump water
  • Technautics 12V holding plate refrigeration in a top loading heavily insulated box with divided ref/fzr compartments
  • Panisonic microwave oven
  • Force 10 three burner propane stove w/oven


  • Ground Tackle:
    Dual anchor rollers on stoutly built SS and teak anchor platform
    Lighthouse 1501 SS reversible anchor windlass w/chain gypsy and dual capstans
    60# CQR anchor w/all chain rode
    20KG Bruce w/chain & rode
    22 lb Danforth w/chain & rode
    Spare anchor rode
    Stern anchor fair lead w/deck pipe
  • Ventilation:
    Stainless Steel Opening Ports:
    Six large
    Eight small

    Deck Hatches:
    One large-fwd cabin
    One med-salon
    Two small-galley and aft head compartment

    Two teak dorade boxes w/SS cowl vents and SS guards
  • Combination SS mast rails and cowl vent guards


  • Nav Station:
    Raytheon RayChart 600X Chart Plotter
    Raytheon R40XX 32 mile Radar
    Icom IC-M58 VHF
    Icom IC-M1 Hand Held VHF
    Icom IC-M700 SSB w/insulated backstay
    B&G Network Data
    ACR Satelitte 406 EPIRB-Mounted in Aft Cabin
  • Cockpit:
    B&G Network Quad-GPS
    B&G Network Quad Depth-Speed
    B&G Network Quad Depth-AWI/WS
    B&G Network Quad Depth-Autopilot
    Ritchie Powerdamp compass
    Icom IC-M59 VHF

  • Entertainment:
    TV in salon w/TV antenna
    Kenwood AM/FM/CD Stereo
    Kenwood Graphic Equalizer


Dual 120V/30Amp shore power service

  • Batteries (Six total in two banks) through two 4-way parallel/selector switches 
    One grp 31 AGM 12V engine start
    Five grp 31 AGM 12V in parallel
  • Charging:
    Heart 2KW Freedom 20 inverter/charger
    Two alternators, one-Heavy duty 
    Four Winds wind generator (not aboard)
    Link 1000 remote panel


Yanmar Model 4JH2E 50hp diesel w/Kanzaki 2.62:1 transmission

  • Three blade Max Prop (17" dia)
  • Spare fixed three blade prop
  • 1 1/4" SS shaft w/conventional shaft packing gland
  • 12V fuel pump
  • Yanmar 4LG X100 fuel de-bug device
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Air Conditioning and Fans:
    Mermaid 12000 BTU reverse cycle
    Four 12V fans: fwd cabin, salon, galley, aft cabin
  • Groco Type KL manual marine toilet w/overboard or holding tank discharge which may be evacuated dockside or overboad w/macerator pump.
  • Bilge Pumps:
    Par 10 gpm manual/auto
    Whale manual diaphram-cockpit
  • Seaward 6 gallon hot water heater 110V & engine exchanger

Sails & Rigging

Forespar keel stepped double spreader mast, cutter rigged with Bat Car type sail track, separate storm trysail track, whisker pole track and Windex.
Designed Mast Height: 55' Plus Antennas, etc.


  • Sails & Roller Furling:
    Full battened main w/two reef points and lazy jacks
    Bat car type sail track
    Harken MK II RF headstay w/130% RF genoa
    Harken MK II RF inner forestay w/ RFstaysail
  • Lewmar Winches:
    One #30 ST2SP
    One #40 ST2SP
    Coach roof:
    One #44 ST2SP
    Three #40 ST2SP
    Two #54 ST2SP
  • Sailing Hardware:
    Mid Boom main sheet traveler
    Rigid boom vang
    Running back stays w/block and tackle adjusters
    Most sail handling lines lead to cockpit
  • Misc:
    Mast head Windex
    Inboard/outboard genoa track
    Cabin house staysail track
    Running backstays w/block & tackle
    Mid boom main sheet traveller w/controls 
    Double reef lines, etc. lead to cockpit w/multible rope clutches P&S

Other Features:

  • Safety:
    ACR Satellite 406 EPIRB
    Horseshoe Life Ring
    Cockpit and deck pad eyes for safety harnesses and jack lines
    Cockpit manual Whale bilge pump
    30" life line stantions w/double LL and gates P&S
    Mast rail guards
    Emergency tiller
    Firdel radar reflector
    Ships bell
  • Misc:
    Weems and Plath ships clock and barometer


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Ross Yacht Sales

500 Main Street
Dunedin, Florida, 34698