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Specifications: Intrepid 40

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Intrepid 40
L.O.A.: 40' 0"
Beam: 12' 7"
Draft: 5' 8"
Displacement: 20,000 lbs.
Ballast: 7,400 lbs.
Sail Area:  
Mast Height:  
Designer: Chuck Paine
Years Built 1981 - 1985
Nr. Built 7 (numbers include Int. 40 Center Cockpit)

Since we haven't found any information on the Intrepid 40, or any owners to share information from any product brochures or owners manuals with us, instead we can offer this spec list from a brokered Intrepid 40 that was for sale back in 2003. Though it probably describes more than the standard equipment which would have been on the boat when it left the factory, it should give you a pretty good feel for the Intrepid 40.

The hull is fabricated using conventional fiberglass (shingle-skin E glass mat/roving) construction. Ballast is externally mounted to a fin keel. The rudder is skeg mounted. Hull to deck joint is an inward turning hull flange bedded and bolted to the deck, capped by a thru-bolted teak toe rail.


Custom companionway steps (1992)
Sit in full sized nav station with chart table and storage under desk with drawers for tools and large compartment under seat (1993)
All new cushions with Ultrasuede by S+S (1992)
Lee clothes starboard settee and port U shaped dining area (1993)
Custom batik curtains by S+S (1992)
Large dorade ventilation in main cabin area with screen
4 Hella fans, in V-berth, over each settee, and nav station (1993)
Cabin fully gimbaled oil lamp (1993)
Custom Grab rails at galley and overhead cabin hatch (1995)
Solar day/night vents in galley and head hatches (replaced 1999)
Custom screens over hatches at galley, nav station, main cabin, head and V-berth (1992)
Lexan companionway hatch board (1992)
Carbon Monoxide detector in salon area (1993)
Espar heater with cabin thermostat
Custom teak storage lockers and cabinets in V-berth area (1996)
Rule 2000GPH bilge pump with Ultra JR. sensing switch (1999)

Engine, Drive train and Mechanicals

Westerbeke 52 HP engine (self bleeding with electric and mechanical fuel pumps) with Borg Warner V-drive (3400 hrs)
Injectors new 1993
Exhaust elbow new 1995
Circulating water pump replaced 1999
Heat exchanger, thermostat, thermostat housing, temperature sensor, temperature gauge replaced (2001)
Added port 30 gallon aluminum fuel tank with feed lines and selector valves (1992)
Dual Hi output Balmar alternator 91-100D (1993) with Heart Incharge 3 step smart regulator (1998)
Charges house and starter batteries simultaneously
Newmar alternator noise filters for house and starting banks (1993)
Two (2) 8-D Gel House batteries (1996, 2002) and 1 Optima spiral cell Starting battery (2002) with separate engine battery switch and House switches capable of being paralleled for emergency starts
Engine spares include: full molded hose set, spare Balmar 91-100D alternator, rebuilt starter motor with solenoid, two complete fuel injectors (pop tested and vacuum packed), thermostat and gasket, alternator and seafrost drive belts, glow plug, raw water pump impeller and gasket, raw water pump rebuild kit, 2 oil filters, 2 fuel filters, 2 racor filters, fuel pump filter, heat exchanger gasket
Campbell Sailor 3 blade Prop (1998) with spare prop
New Acquamet SS drive shaft and cutless bearing 2003
Goretex GFO dripless stuffing in Spartan stuffing box (2003)
Transmission and throttle cable replaced 2001

Instrumentation and Electronics

Datamarine Link 5000 fully integrated heading, speed, wind and depth instrumentation with fluxgate compass, cockpit display, cockpit repeaters on coaming and full repeater displays at nav station
Reads out compass heading, True wind direction, Mag wind direction, True wind speed and direction, apparent wind speed and direction, depth, boat speed, vmg upwind and downwind in cockpit and nav station
Furuno Model 1831 CRT Radar (1995) at nav station with Furuno FMD-811 LCD radar repeater display (1997) at helm in cockpit
Furuno GP-31 fixed mount GPS (2000) at nav station with DB9 serial port connector for computer chartplotter
Garmin 12-XL hand held GPS (1998) on Edson swivel mount at Helm
Raytheon 6000 Linear drive autopilot (1992) on separate rudder quadrant with cockpit and nav station control heads
Rebuilt with all bronze gears in 1998
Datamarine Dart depth, speed and water temperature at nav station
SEA 157 VHF with masthead antenna (1992)
SEA 322 SSB (1992) with nav station control head, transmitter at end of quarter berth and autotuner in cockpit locker
Insulated backstay antenna with stayloc fittings
Fully grounded tuner to oversize external ground plate, engine block, tanks and keel
Checked and updated by SEA 1999
Standard Horizon AM-FM stereo radio with stereo Jensen speakers (1995)
Newmar 12 volt management system (1993) with selectable house, battery and load voltmeter or ammeter measurement
1500 watt inverter at nav station for computer power source (2001)

Sails and Rigging

Single spreader keel stepped mast with main, jib, staysail/pole lift and spinnaker halyards. Reefing, main and jib halyard winches at mast
Spartite sealing system at partners (2002)
Masthead tricolor/anchor light (1994)
VHF antenna and apparent wind indicator
Steaming Light replaced (1996)
Spreader Lights (1996)
All mast wiring replaced 1996
Lensref radar reflector (1993) at spreaders permanently mounted
Replaced original boom with Hall spars boom (1997) with in boom triple reefing sheaves at clew and compound outhaul
Permanent port and starboard preventer lines run through sheaves to cockpit secondary winches (1994)
Replaced roller furling with Profurl NCI 42 Roller furler (1999)
Chainplates removed, inspected and rebedded (1992)
All standing rigging replaced (1999) with either Norseman or Staylok fittings
Main and jib halyards replaced (2002)
Dutchman mainsail Handling System (1997)
Removable inner forestay with AB Hyfield lever and running backstays (1992)
Replaced all running rigging blocks (1997)
Hall Quick Vang (1997)
Extra heavy duty Sobstad Cruising Main with 2 full battens, two extra length battens, 3 slab reefs, webbed on Allslip slides and Battslides at battens (1999)
Fortune 150 Genoa roller furling jib (1992)
Fortune 115 heavy duty roller furling jib (1993)
Fortune hank on storm staysail (1993)
Fortune storm trysail (1993) on separate external mast track in mast storage bag
Lewmar all bronze 40 ST secondary cockpit winches (1994)
Forespar Line control Whisker pole (1993)


Replaced all exterior hatches with Bomar (1992)
Original traveler replaced with Harken ball bearing traveler (1992)
Monitor Windvane self steering (1998)
Bronze port lights removed and rebedded (1996)
Sailing Bimini with clear filler to Dodger, side screening and rear helm sunscreen (1993)
Dodger with leather covered grab bar (1993)
Windscoop, hatch covers, awning and other misc canvas (1993)
Custom SS and teak folding cockpit table (1993)
Stainless Storage rails for diesel/gas cans port and starboard (2002)
Lofrans Tigress anchor winch with chain and rope gypsies (1997)
Super Max #17 anchor (1998)
Luke Fisherman Storm Anchor 70LB (1995)
Acco anchor chain 5/16 inch diam G4 high tensile rode (200 ft) on starboard, 50 feet chain and 200 feet 5/8 inch rode on port in separate bow anchor lockers with dedicated hawse pipes (1997)
Second anchor roller on port side (1997)
Protective ss anchor bow plates (1997)
Blaster salt water wash-down system at bow (1997)
Bottom stripped and barrier coated with Interprotect 2000. No blisters found (1993)
Bottom painted with International Paint “Extra with Biolux” ablative bottom paint (yearly)
Manual Whale 10 bilge pump operable from helm (1992)
Custom ss and teak midships boarding/swim ladder on sliding track system, removable for storage (1997)
New vinyl covered ss lifelines in 1997
Custom metal winter storage frame (1999)
SS stern mounted motor hoist with custom ss and teak pulpit motor mount (1996)


Force 10, 3-burner propane stove (1993) with oven and pushbutton ignition. Solenoid gas line shutoff with heat sensor in galley
Seafrost engine driven refrigeration
Cooling block new (1993)
New compressor and condenser (1997)
9 cubic foot stainless steel lined, insulated, top loading refrigerator with sump drain and cooling trap
Radio Shack 12 volt thermometer measures both cabin and refrigerator temperature
Twin SS sinks
Fresh or saltwater foot pump (1993)
145 gallons fresh water in 3 ss tanks with selector manifold (rebuilt 1999).
Electric 110V or engine heated 12 gallon ss hot water tank (replaced 1995)
Tank tender for 3 water tanks and holding tank (1999)
Pressure fresh water pump (replaced 2001) with large Groco tank accumulator (1999)
All fresh water delivery hose replaced 1999
Village Marine water maker LWM 150 (1999), approx 8 gallons per hour with prefilter and fresh water flush under sink.
General Ecology Seagull ss fresh water filter at sink (1993)


Replaced all waste hose with Shields No Odor Super Head Hose (1993)
Separate standup shower with teak seat and Mattsson flow and temperature compensated handheld shower head (1995)
Whale electric “Gulper” shower sump pump (1997)
Single lever sink control (2001) and full sized porcelain sink
Wilcox Crittenden Imperial Head (1995), rebuilt 2002, with dual Y valves allowing direct overboard discharge or to holding tank and either dockside pump out or overboard holding tank pump out with Whale 10 pump (1993)
30 gallon holding tank with Tank Tender measurement of volume


Full USCC approved gear for 4 persons including fire extinguishers type 1or 2 lifejackets, flares, air horn and bell.
406 MHZ EPIRB (2002)
Switlik CLR6-S 6 man ORC Certified Life raft (1993), valise pack, re-certified (2002)
Flotation Ditchbag with liferaft hole patches, hand operated PUR-06 reverse osmosis water maker (1993) and miscellaneous gear
18 foot diameter Para-tech Storm Parachute Sea Anchor (1993) with storage/deployment bag, retrieval line and float, and 300 feet 5/8 inch diameter nylon rode
SS wire jacklines (replaced 2002) along cabin sides, allow working at mast and clip on before leaving cockpit
Emergency plywood port light repair covers
Portable high cap Edson bilge pump (1993)
Custom side storage Man overboard Pole launching system with horseshoe and drogue, man overboard pole, automatic strobe light (2000)
Lifesling man overboard retrieval system
Hathaway 36 inch Galerider storm drogue (1993)

Intrepid Yachts, a division of Cape Dory Yachts, Inc. Text and specifications based on a"For Sale" spec sheet of a brokered boat in 2003.. Additional information is always welcome. Email

This page was last revised: 1 December 2006

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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