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She has 35,000 nautical miles under her keel. She’s been loved by the same couple for 36 years and you can feel their care, good-natures, and experiences in the very wood and fabrics of the boat. She has a good vibe. Built locally from Philbrooks in Sidney BC, she was laid up in the days when gas was cheap, and we didn’t know how solid fiberglass really is. If she were to bump a rock, she’d just apologise to the rock and carry on.
PACIFIC PASSAGE is a classic. She’s solid yet designed for light air. Where the Valiant 40 might falter when the breeze abates, the Fast Passage 39 will dance right by. She has a fin keel, full skeg, two foresails, a windvane, and was made for long passages—fast passages. Reef early.
Not to bury the lead, but she also has a 2007 Yanmar 53HP engine with only 660 hours on it. It’s been babied. It starts right now and hums quietly along in a spacious, soundproofed engine compartment.
On May 10th, she came out of the water for new zincs and bottom paint. To be fair, the exterior needs some love. Paint, gelcoat, and canvas needs new. However, the interior is comfortable, attractive, and in good shape. Structurally, she’s solid. A survey is available to serious buyers. Additional photos of more detail are also available, but there’s nothing better than stepping aboard.
With a healthy, overbuilt hull and a near-new engine, all you need to get her offshore is a can-do attitude, and the “call.” You know the one. It’s a tribal beat. It calls from afar and from inside your own head. Yeah. Go ahead and answer it. You know you want to.