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Specifications: Intrepid 40 Center Cockpit

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Intrepid 40
L.O.A.: 40' 0"
Beam: 12' 9"
Draft: 5' 8"
Head Room: 6' 4"
Displacement: 20,065 lbs.
Ballast: 7,500 lbs.
Sail Area:  
Mast Height:  
Designer: Chuck Paine
Years Built 1981 - 1985
Nr. Built 7 (numbers include Int. 40 Aft cockpit)



Hand laid-up fiberglass hull with ½” airex core. Moulded fiberglass deck with ½” balsa-core. White hull, blue boot top, light blue bottom, varnished teak exterior trim includes caprails, coamings, hatch trim, etc. Large self-bailing cockpit with teak grate and pedestal 32” wheel steering. Long fin keel with skeg-mounted rudder and protected propeller. Twelve polished bronze opening ports. 7500 lbs. Of external lead ballast.



Hand laminated fiberglass hull w/ ½” Airex core
Unidirectional laminate
Brass rub rail
External lead ballast
U.L. listed bronze seacocks thru-bolted w/double hose clamps
Long fin keel w/skeg mounted rudder
Anti-fouling bottom paint w/epoxy undercoat
Gel coat whale stripe
Bronze rudder shoe

Spars and Rigging:

Hood sea-furl head stay- changed to harkin jib unit-ii furling system 1999
Clear anodized aluminum spars
Keel stepped mast
Double lower shrouds
Single spreader rig
Lewmar #16 main halyard winch
Lewmar #30 genoa halyard winch
Lewmar #8 jiffy reefing winch
Jiffy reefing on boom w/adjustable reefing line blocks for (2) reef points
Pre-stretched external rope halyards
Internal 4:1 outhaul on main
Adjustable topping lift
3/8”(1x19) wire standing rigging w/Norseman fittings
Bronze open body turnbuckles

Diesel Auxiliary:

Perkins 4 cylinder 4-108 diesel, 46 horsepower
Fresh water cooled
2.1:1 reduction gear
85 gallon aluminum fuel tank w/gauge
Dual alternators-changed to one 1993
Full engine instrumentation
1 ¼” bronze propeller shaft offset for easy removal
Thordon ‘longlife’ shaft bearing
Heavy duty water separator filter
Dual fuel filters
Waterlock muffler
Wire reinforced multiply exhaust hose
Fiberglass engine bed w/molded oil sump
Adjustable engine mounts
Engine room completely soundproofed and vented
Engine room light
Pedestal mounted engine controls


One piece molded fiberglass deck w/ klegecell core
Solid glass or plywood coring used in highly loaded areas
Unidirectional laminate in highly stressed areas
Thru-bolted hull to deck joint
Locknuts used on all hardware
Molded in bulwarks
Contrasting non-skid
Teak cap rail moldings
Teak feature rails
Teak coaming
Teak cabin top grab rails
Teak drop boards
Teak companionway framing
(1) large sail locker
Deck storage locker for (2) 10 lb. Propane tanks
Removable cockpit sole for engine removal
(2) companionway hatches w/seahoods
Stainless steel stemhead
Stainless steel and teak bowsprit to handle (2) anchors
Chain locker storage for (2) anchor rodes

Photo provided by Chuck Conklin.

Deck Hardward and Fittings:

(7) aluminum framed lexan deck hatches
(12) polished bronze opening ports
Teak dorade ventilator box w/lexan top and stainless steel dorade guard
(2) bowsprit anchor rollers
Electric anchor windlass w/deck switch
(2) anchor warp deck pipes
Welded stainless steel double bow rail
Welded stainless steel double stern rail
Stern mounted stainless steel swim ladder
Offshore stanchions w/reinforced bases
Double lifelines
Lifelines boarding gated (port and starboard)
(2) 12” bronze bow cleats
(2) large bronze locking bow chocks
(2) bronze 10”stern cleats
(2) bronze stern chocks
(2) bronze 6” midship cleats (added in 2000)
Recessed inboard jib track (9’)
Rail mounted genoa track (9’)
(2) lewmar #55 bronze self-tailing genoa winches
(2) genoa sheet blocks
(2) genoa turning blocks
(2) bronze genoa sheet cleats
(2) 10”lock-in winch handles
Mainsheet traveler on aft cabin house
Lewmar #30 bronze self-tailing mainsheet winch


12-volt circuit breaker panel w/battery condition meter
Spare circuits
Tinned copper wiring in dc harness
110 volt shore power system
Battery charger system
( 6 ) house batteries (12-volt golf cart)
( 1 ) engine starting battery
Battery paralleling switch
Custom frp battery boxes
Vapor proof battery switches
Lightning ground system
Bonded underwater hardware
Ample interior lighting
Cockpit and interior courtesy lights
International navigation lights
Fore deck and steaming lights on spar
Spreader lights
Anchor lights

Tanks and Hardware:

Stainless steel water tanks (200 gallon capacity)
Deep double stainless steel galley sink
Porcelain sink in aft head
Stainless steel sink in forward head
Pressurized hot and cold water system w/manual backup
Stainless steel hot water heater
(49) gallon holding tank – molded, seamless fiberglass
Electric overboard discharge pump for holding tank
(2) wilcox imperial heads w/self-closing valves
Automatic bilge pump
Electric shower sump pump
High capacity manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
(85) gallon aluminum fuel tank


Interior wood teak and select hardwoods – varnished
Formica ceiling
Laminated teak bulkhead trim
Berths for 7
Large v berth w/seat and filler to complete double berth
Drop leaf pedestal dining table
Navigation station w/large chart table
Aft cabin walk-thru
Laminated maple work bench
Large aft cabin w/companionway
(2) fully enclosed heads w/showers
5” high quality foam cushions w/decorator fabrics
(38) opening traps and drawers
(2) hanging lockers
(1) wet locker aft/drain (converted to pantry)
Additional bin and slider storage
Highly crafted louvered locker doors w/trimmed openings
(2)stainless steel ladders w/large teak treads
Teak and holly sole
Stainless steel dust bin in floor w/grate

Steering System:

Pedestal wheel steering
32”destroyer wheel
Pedestal mounted engine controls
Pedestal guard and brake
Solid 1 ¾”stainless steel rudder post
(3)rudder bearings
Bronze rudder shoe
Emergency tiller


2 fully enclosed heads
Forward head access from v-berth and main salon
Teak slat seat in aft head
Large porcelain sink, aft head
Wilcox imperial head w/self closing valve
Teak grate in shower, both heads


‘U’ shaped galley
15 cubic foot ice box
Mechanical refrigeration
Deep double stainless steel sink
High efficiency pressurized hot and cold water system
Manual back-up water system
Ample galley storage
Large hinged-out trash bucket
High pressure laminate counter tops
Stainless steel three burner propane stove w/oven
Stainless steel stove surround w/sea rail
Galley ventilation hatch
Dish storage racks

Safety Gear:

Emergency tiller
Double lifelines w/offshore pelican hooks
Tall offshore stanchions w/reinforced bases
Molded-in bulwarks
Interior and exterior grab rails
International navigation lights
Lightning ground system
Bonded underwater hardware
U.L. listed sea cocks
Jiffy reefing
(2) large scuppers in cockpit sole for offshore safety
High capacity manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
Large electric bilge pump
Stainless steel stove surround
Stove sea rail w/harness clips


The Intrepid 40 Center Cockpit sloop was designed by Chuck Paine and built to very high standards by Cape Dory Yachts. This vessel was designed as a fast-sailing, well-built yacht to provide maximum interior accommodations for her length. She was built as a long distance, liveaboard cruiser. She is equipped with every modern convenience for easy sailing such as Stoway mast, radar, loran c, refrigeration, etc. We recommend the Intrepid 40 highly for the serious liveaboard cruiser who wishes to find an exceptionally high quality yacht for a fair value.

Intrepid Yachts, a division of Cape Dory Yachts, Inc. Text and specifications based on a spec sheet of a brokered boat (S/Y Manana) in 2004 sent in by the owner Chuck Conklin.. Additional information is always welcome. Email

This page was last revised: 1 December 2006

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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