40' / 12.19m

Portsmouth , Rhode Island , United States
Great boat for very quick coastal cruising in comfort and ideal for round the buoys racing.
Flag of Registry: United States
Fiberglass Hull
Vessel ID# 2795282


Tenders: Zodiac Cadet 310 & Tohatsu 9.8Hp
Date Listed: 12/21/2022
$49,900 USD
€46,334 Euros
CA$67,369 CAD
£40,189 GBP

"HIRAM" is an 1981, C&C 40-2 and is the last of this model line before being relaunched as the 41.

Quite a unique boat, due to its racing pedigree from the IOR era, fortunately without the hull contortions that the rule promoted. The 40-2 and later the 41 became very popular as fast blue water cruising boats and also competitive fun in the racing circuits. These are tremendously well put together boats, over engineered in some respects yet paying attention to ensuring that they are quick, yet easy to maintain and operate.

This particular boat has had some fairly substantial work carried out under the current ownership, and went as far as un-stepping the mast, dropping the keel, replacing encapsulated wood stringers with synthetic material, re-varnishing the whole interior, rod rigging inspection, replacement of all running rigging, some wiring upgrades to accommodate LED lighting at the mast head and a refresh of the battery charging circuit with the installation of a smart Balmar alternator with a 1100W Vanner charger/inverter. Another addition was upgrading to modern Raymarine navigational and sailing electronics.

The boat was also fitted with a Vetus 42Hp diesel engine in 2013, currently with just 800 odd hours and equipped with a Gori folding propeller through a PSS dripless seal.

Her hull has been Awlgripped in the recent past, though it may use some minor attention to deal with the usual scuffing.

The sail inventory is fairly extensive, with 2 mainsails, 6 headsails (1 lite, 1 med, 2, 3, 4, reacher) and an assortment of downwind spinnakers.

Overall, this is quite a boat. She sails like a thoroughbred, and will reward someone who can appreciate this. 

The current owners have done their part and are keen she moves on to her next owner.

She is winterized and wrapped, on the hard, but don't hesitate to reach out for further information or to schedule a viewing.

Data Sheet
LOA 40' (12.07 meters)
Type sail
Year 1981
Beam 12'
LWL 31'
Draft Max 7'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass
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Wickford Rhode Island 02852 United States
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Growing up in Malta, Alex was surrounded by the Mediterranean maritime industry. He built his first model boat at the age of 11 and hasn’t stopped playing with boats since. In no time, Alex learned to sail and had his offshore captain’s license by age 17 and his Ocean Master ticket by his mid 20's. Besides learning and developing skills as a seaman, he was also playing with engines and machinery of all types, including building and racing rally cars and old motorcycles.


With a college background in physics, applied and pure mathematics, he studied naval architecture, which culminated in being employed at Sergio Lupoli Yacht Design in Naples for 5 years, this included design and building schedules of small custom IRC racing sailboats. While this led to work on a wide variety of projects and boats, restlessness eventually led back to sea, initially as mate on an ocean-going tug, master on a research dive vessel, running a Swan for the Japanese delegation at a G7 summit, several transatlantic passages, as well as racing yachts in the Middle Sea Race and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.


More recently he was captain/engineer onboard a 30m classic motor yacht for 13 years, with an approximate 5000Nm yearly cruising schedule. Besides being responsible for the guests & crew, Alex scheduled and oversaw the extensive refit and maintenance programs required for an old classic yacht, with all the numerous little bits that go with keeping such a vessel afloat and running.


In addition to his native languages of Maltese, English, and Italian, Alex is conversant in Spanish, French, and Arabic. He and his wife sailed from Malta to the US in their 33-foot gaff cutter. They now reside in Portsmouth, and in their free time explore the US countryside on their dual sport motorcycles. He is a life member of the Royal Malta Yacht Club and past president of the Rhode Island Soaring Club, where he is a prominent participant in national model sailplane contests.


Alex is now on the team at Brewer Yacht Sales, and keen to utilize his decades of experience on behalf of clients, wishing to experience the fun and pleasure of yacht ownership.