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Wilderness 40 Sailboat - Price reduced!

1986 Wilderness 40 Sailboat - Price reduced!


Year: 1986

City: Orange County, CA

Stock: 2b3173

Condition: excellent

Make: Mull

Propulsion: sail

Price: $46,000

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 39'

Model: Wilderness 40

Engine hours: 700

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Wilderness 40 Sail Boat for sale. Mull designed, Santa Cruz built ocean racer / cruiser. PHRF rating in the 60’s, which means this boat is the perfect balance of speed, safety, and comfort. The boat was built in 1986, and is the tall rig model. Very similar to a SC 37, but more comfortable and less money 🙂

The boat is an amazing sailor – no bad habits and fast and secure in all weather. Easy to sail shorthanded (I take her out alone), but can handle large groups and a perfect boat for long weekends at Catalina.

Well maintained and ready for a trip to the islands today, just add food and go!

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Wilderness 40 Sailboat – Exterior walkthrough:

Rigging and sails:
• Double spreader masthead rig, all rod rigging.
• New (July 2020) hydraulic backstay adjuster ($2k)
• Ullman full batten mainsail on a tides marine strongtrack. Lazy jacks.
• North 150% furling genoa on Harken furler.
• Assorted jibs (fair to good), symmetric spin (good), and very good Asymmetric spin with sock.
• New main halyard – dyneema hybrid, and spin halyards (over ).
• Edson wheel with leather cover in great shape
• Dodger and a great set of covers keep everything clean and in good working order.

• Raymarine wheel pilot
• Stereo with interior and new cockpit speakers. Bluetooth.
• Built in Battery charger and inverter. 110v system
• 2 battery banks: Trojan T105s – good condition. Integrated battery monitor
• New 175W solar panel and MPPT charge controller (never needs shore power and can run the fridge nonstop)
• New Standard Horizon VHF radio with GPS, DSC, and AIS receiver. Ram mic mounted in cockpit. ($$$)
• Digital Yacht Wifi module tadcast NMEA 2000 data. Allows you to display AIS and instrument data on your phone or tablet.

Interior / Galley:
• CNG stove with oven. Safe and works perfectly.
• Pressure fresh water in galley, head, and cockpit shower.
• 6’+ vee berth, 7’+ port and starboard berths, huge (close to queen size) aft berth. Could sleep 6, and we have had 4 comfortably for the weekend.
• Plenty of storage
• Manual head with holding tank – new valve installed 2020.

• Yanmar 3GM30F diesel – reliable and economical
• Fresh water cooled.
• Runs great. New filters, belts, and oil change this year.
• Folding 2-blade prop

• New bottom paint June 2019
• Diver cleans monthly
• Zincs inspected and replaced as needed

This boat is ready to go! We are sad to see her go as we love this boat. Great to sail and perfect for trips to the islands. However, we are under contract on another boat so we need to sell and have priced this boat competitively. Lots of love and thousands have been put into the boat in the last couple years and it shows. If you are looking for a great sailboat that can be raced or cruised, and fun for the beginner and pro alike – this is it!

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