2000 Fast Passage 40
Yacht price: $198,000
Looking for an incredibly capable bluewater boat that was built to the highest of standards? A boat that is so unique that only ONE exists? Then Atlantic, the only Fast Passage 40 ever built, is the one for you! Located just south of Annapolis, she's easy to see and will not disappoint.
Made famous in the 1983 BOC Challenge with Francis Stokes aboard "Moonshine", the Fast Passage 39 - as it was called then - made waves finishing second in its class. After the race, Stokes declared: "I don't believe there is a better all-around sea boat than your Fast Passage." Beth Leonard, a bluewater sailing legend, deems the Fast Passage "a tremendously capable and sea worthy boat". That's some high praise coming from two of the worlds most respected sailors.
This is an incredibly rare boat, with only about 40 of the Fast Passage 39's built between 1975-1985. The hull was designed by the famed boat designer William Garden based on the lines of the lovely wooden ketch "Bolero". Garden was the authority of bluewater boat designs in the 70's and 80's also designing hulls for Formosa, Gulf, Mariner and Vagabond to name a few. In the late 90's Jeremiah Mitchel of Noah Corporation bought the molds for the hull and deck and hired Northern Marine (made famous by their extremely sturdy expedition trawlers) to build the boat. This re-invention of the classic Fast Passage 39 design is Atlantic.
A few modifications were made to the original mold as boatbuilding technology had drastically improved since the mid 80's. Keeping Garden's design, which had been proven as a perfect marriage of performance and seakeeping abilities, the original long full keel was replaced by a low-aspect fin with cutaways fore and aft and a substantial skeg with a giant rudder added beneath the stern. Closed-cell Airex foam was placed above the waterline in the topsides (below the waterline is solid fiberglass) and rigid AirLite foam replaced the heavy balsa core in the deck and hatches. This reduced the overall weight by 500-600 pounds in total. Lay-up is done by hand using vinylester resins and fiberglass which was vacuum bagged, resulting in a uniform void-free laminate with just the right resin-to-fiberglass ratio making it extremely rigid and light. A Duratec barrier coat for added protection against blistering. The entire rig was re-spec'd by Spar Tech and the nearly 60' masthead cutter rig features double spreaders, fore and aft fixed lowers, and a smaller, more efficient section for weight savings aloft. Atlantic is the result of a proven winner that was brought up to modern day standards.
Atlantic's original owner (2000-2010) kept her solely in the Chesapeake Bay and used her lightly. Her second and current owner recognized the bluewater capabilities that the Fast Passage 40 was built for and used her the way she was intended - cruising up and down the East Coast, across the Atlantic to Portugal, back across the ocean to deep in the Caribbean then back up to her starting point here on the Chesapeake. Many times he was sailing solo which he found to be incredibly safe and easy due to the many offshore features of the boat.
If you're looking for a truly capable boat for inshore or offshore adventures and are considering Valiant 40/42's, Hallberg-Rassy's, etc, Atlantic should be at the top of your list.
- Fast Passage
- Tracys Landing, MD, US
- Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight
- 39 ft - 11.89 meter
- 39 ft 6 in - 12.04 meter
- 11 ft 10 in - 3.61 meter
- Draft - max:
- 5 ft 6 in - 1.68 meter
- Bridge Clearance:
- 58 ft
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- 56 (Individual), 56 (combined)
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- 45 Gallon(s) - 2 tank(s)
- Fresh Water Tank:
- 88 Gallon(s) - 2 tank(s)
- Holding Tank:
- 20 Gallon(s)
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Below, the accommodations are well suited for a couple sailing on their own with flex space to accommodate guests and crew. The design is minimalistic, with everything serving a true purpose onboard.
Aft features a private stateroom with a double berth, drawers and privacy door to port. To starboard is a captains berth, appropriately placed next to the forward facing nav station to monitor conditions and course from below. The forward stateroom has a V-berth, two lockers and storage under the V-berth. Access to chain locker in bow.
In the salon the L-shaped settee to port with a straight settee opposite make for a great place to settle in below deck. The large centerline drop leaf table with sea rails is placed center. Ample shelving along the hull sides and dedicated space under the settees provide lots of practical and easily accessible storage. The single head is located midship to starboard.
The U-shaped galley is surprisingly large for a boat of this size. Deep S/S double sink, overhead dish lockers, beautiful Corian countertop, refrigerator/freezer with built in compressor, gimbaled Force 10 propane stove/oven with custom grab rail for steadying while underway and a microwave complete the space.
Multiple layers of vinylester resin impregnated fiberglass are hand laid then vacuum bagged to achieve a uniform laminate with just the right resin-to-fiberglass ratio, making the Fast Passage 40 extremely rigid and light. To balance out the taller double spreader mast, additional weight was added to the keel. Kevlar reinforcement is added in the bow. Foam core was added above the waterline with solid fiberglass below and foam core has replaced the balsa coring in the deck. The fiberglass stringers and structural bulkheads are all tabbed into the hull. Even with the modern improvements to the build, the lines are still classic: canoe stern, long fin keel, skeg mounted rudder. Overall, the Fast Passage 40 design improvements have shaved 500lbs from the original design making her lighter, faster, and more structurally sound than the original Fast Passage 39 design.
The updated rig design on the Fast Passage 40 has a taller double spreader rig with an adjustable backstay, rigid vang and larger sail area for better light air performance. The sails were designed and custom made by famed sailmaker Carol Hasse with Port Townsend Sails. Everything is well thought out - all lines are lead aft to the cockpit with two electric primary winches for heavy lifting - perfect for short hand sailing.
- Water Heater (12 gal). 110v and engine driven
- 88 Gal of water in (2) tanks (poly tank Fwd and S/S tank in main bilge)
- 20 Gal waste tank
- Manual bilge pump in cockpit (rebuilt 2018)
- Flo-Jet 12V auto bilge pump (replaced 2020. Additional spare onboard)
- Rule 500GPH sump pump
- Raw water anchor washdown
- Cockpit shower
- 80 Amp Alternator
- Lifeline AGM 6-6V deep cycle for house bank (2017)
- West Marine Group 24 AGM start battery (2017)
- Heart Interface Link Monitor System
- 140W Solar Panels w/ Blue Sky MPPT Controller (2015)
- 160W Air Breeze e10 Wind Generator (2013)
- Navigation Lights Upgraded to LED (2016)
- LED Cabin Lights (2016 - with red light option for night)
- 12V Grunart refrigeration
- 12V deck wash pump
- Electric bilge pumps
- 30 Amp Shore Power Inlet w/ 50' Cord
- Xantrex Freedom 20 2000W Invertor / Charger
- Galvanic Isolator
- AC Outlets
- 12,000 BTU AC plumbed to the salon and forward cabin
- ESPAR diesel heater (never used)
- Yanmar 4JH3E 56HP diesel engine
- Approximately 1900 hours
- Full gauges at nav station
- Racor 500FG fuel filter (2015)
- Port fuel gauge and sender replaced
- 45 gal fuel capacity between 2 tanks
- 3 blade Bronze feathering Max Prop - lubricated 2021
- PSS dripless stuffing box - shaft seal replaced 2013
- Single leg bronze strut w/ cutlass bearing - cutlass bearing replaced 2013
- 80 Amp alternator
- Actuator belt replaced (2020)
- Heat exchanger serviced (2019)
- Exhaust elbow serviced (2018)
- SpeedSeal impeller cover (2018)
- Furuno MFD8 NavNet 3D display chartplotter (2010)
- Standard Horizon Matrix GX220 VHF w/ AIS (2014)
- Standard Horizon RAM3 remote mic (2014)
- Wind, Speed and Depth - Nexus System
- Furuno DRS 4D NavNet 3D 24" radar (not functioning)
- Raytheon Autopilot ST6000 (can steer to wind with Nexus)
- Raymarine Type 2 linear drive for autopilot (2011)
- Monitor wind vane (2013)
- Life jackets
- Jim-Buoy horseshoe w/ strobe light
- Diesel jerry cans
- Water jugs
- Oil change pump
- Radar reflector
- Lines, fenders, boat hook
- LOTS of spares
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.