Boat Name


Asking Price USD $ 465,000 - SOLD

Mark Collins

Nordhavn 40
Hull 41
Make: Nordhavn
Built: Pacific Seacraft, CA
Designer: Jeff Leishman
Pacific Asian Enterprises, California

Sidney, British Columbia, Canada

Port of Registry:
Victoria, BC, Canada

LOA: 39 ft 6 in
Beam: 14 ft 6 in
LWL: 35 ft 4 in
Draft: 4 ft 9 in
Air Draft: 29 ft 6 in
Displacement: 50,000 lbs

Main Engine:
Lugger 668D  
Engine Power: 105 hp
Hours: 2910

Norther Lights 8 KW
Hours: 13650


  • Fresh Water Tanks: (220 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: Fiberglass (920 Gallons)
  • Holding Tanks: (68 Gallons)

4 blade NiBrAl propeller, 28” x 24”


Sligo is an opportunity to purchase a low-time, ocean-ready Nordhavn 40
This vessel is well maintained, well equipped, and ready to take new owners anywhere in the world. The outfit and condition of the vessel exceeds most first generation N40s.

This vessel is designed and equipped for extended ocean or coastal passages with an approximate range of 2400 nm at 6.5 kts. The vessel is spacious for its length and offers the efficiency, seakeeping, and stability typical of Nordhavn designs. Sligo’s design, outfit and condition makes her one of the few N40s truly ready for extended range open ocean cruising. The present owners were fitting out to cruise to the Mediterranean however changes to their life plan make this now not possible.

A marine survey in May 2023 noted: “Our inspection throughout the vessel interior and exterior showed
the M/V “Sligo” is maintained to a very high standard. The owner’s diligent and detailed maintenance is
apparent throughout.” (Survey available to prospective purchasers).


MV Sligo
Vessel Description – June 2023

Here are a few of the many notable features of this vessel.

  • A proper pilothouse with port & starboard “Dutch” doors
  • Two (2) staterooms
  • “Continuous duty” rated diesel propulsion with low hours
  • High efficiency, low fuel consumption
  • AC generator set and “get-home” wing engine
  • Two (2) redundant roll stabilisation systems: active hydraulic fins and paravanes
  • Long range: 2400 nm without need for additional temporary tanks
  • Bow thruster for easy docking
  • Diesel heat plus three (3) independent modern reverse cycle air conditioning/heating systems
  • 400 gallons/day water making capacity
  • 110 lb Bruce anchor with 400' of 3/8" all chain rode on vertical windlass, for a good night’s sleep
  • Refinished hull and deck for great looks
  • The heft and hull form to handle open ocean seas

Sligo is hull #41 of 44 built in the US, the so-called first generation 40s. Hulls 45 and later were built in China. It is perhaps the most capable 40-foot passage making powerboat ever designed - and has many of the system configurations, accommodation improvements, port light style, and other developments that followed hull #21, the Nordhavn 40 that circumnavigated in the 2001 “Around-the-World” project. She has the well-proven Nordhavn dry stack exhaust and gravity feed fuel system, producing one of the most reliable engine systems fitted on any yacht.

Note: Sligo is a Canadian registered vessel and was built in the US by Pacific Seacraft Corporation in California. This boat may qualify for NAFTA treatment (duty free importation across Can/US border).

General Layout
Sligo has the later standard Nordhavn 40 Gen 1 layout with a combination of teak joinery and laminate panels throughout.

Board the vessel via the starboard aft entry port into the deep protected cockpit with lazarette under. The hull and bulwarks are heavily constructed giving the immediate impression of a seagoing vessel. The cockpit has a storage locker to starboard, an aft entry port to the transom/swim platform and a portside propane locker with 2 x 20 lb cylinders. Engine room air intakes with screens and storm plates are to port and starboard. Also fitted are generous scuppers and a large freeing port. A large hatch leads down to the lazarette where you will find batteries, steering gear, inverter, hot water tank, emergency steering tiller and 230vac/12vdc battery charger. Sligo’s cockpit is additionally fitted with a custom fold-up mahogany table with 2 teak chairs for al fresco dining, plus a sunbrella cockpit awning for sun and rain protection.

Enter the salon from the cockpit through the Diamond/Seaglaze door fitted with neoprene seals and dogs, attesting to the vessel’s open ocean purpose. The galley is to port at the forward end of the salon, while to starboard there are steps up to the pilothouse. Between the two are steps down to the passageway to the head and staterooms. The head, with separate stall shower is to starboard off the passageway, and the guest stateroom is to port. Engine room access is through the guest stateroom, and via a large mechanic’s hatch in the salon sole.

At the forward end of the passageway is the master stateroom with a centreline queen bed, with copious stowage space organized in hanging lockers, overhead lockers, and drawer units. The berth swings up on gas struts to reveal a deep compartment with bow thruster, a bow thruster battery, shore power transformer, air conditioning pump, and additional stowage. Forward of the berth is the anchor chain locker and underside of the windlass.

From the salon up the steps to starboard, one enters the pilot house. This is a true command position with all controls within reach. Reverse sloped front windows and Dutch doors are rugged commercial marine grade with excellent visibility. A Portuguese bridge surrounds the pilot house on the outside which, combined with the height above the waterline, emphasize that this is a sea boat.

On deck, to starboard aft are steps up the boat deck where the dinghy, mast, boom, and deck lockers can be found. There is also access to the pilot house top for maintenance and look out. Forward of the Portuguese bridge is the foredeck with deck hatch to the master state room, deck lockers for stowage of lines and gear, the vertical windlass with foot controls, heavy cleats, hawse holes, anchor and bow roller.

The gunwales of the vessel are protected by a heavy UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) polyethylene rub rail. Fenders hang from dedicated pad eyes built into the gunwales. An additional UHMW rub rail and spray strake is located near the waterline from midships aft around the stern of the boat.

There are L-shaped settees to port and starboard with large storage underneath and behind. The “hi-lo” dinette table, which enlarges with fold-out wings, can be used either port or starboard for seating up to six people. In the port side position, the table has hold downs to the cabin sole for use at sea. The cushions are of high-resiliency foam upholstered in butter soft Ultra-leather.

  • 6 ea. Diamond/Seaglaze opening windows with insect screens
  • Hunter Douglass cordless cellular shades on all windows (upgrade)
  • TV w/ DVD and sound bar & subwoofer facing the starboard settee (upgrade)
  • Ottoman, wine rack, AC power outlets with USB
  • LED direct and indirect lighting; heating and air conditioning (upgrade)


  • Double stainless-steel sink with Grohe faucet with removable sprayer
  • Filtered water faucet supplied through Seagull IV advanced filtration system (upgrade)
  • Force 10 3-burner stove and oven (2022) (upgrade)
  • GE microwave oven (2016)
  • Broan trash compactor (2002)
  • Teak spice rack
  • Sub Zero fridge and freezer with ice maker (filtered water) (2002)
  • Generous overhead and under counter storage lockers
  • Corian countertops with teak fiddles
  • LED lighting, air conditioning and heating (upgrade)

Master Stateroom

  • Centerline bed with gas springs for access to stowage space beneath
  • Custom mattress with “hinge”
  • Hanging lockers port and starboard; huge lockers overhead port and starboard
  • Overhead hatch
  • Opening ports, port and starboard
  • LED direct and indirect lighting, air conditioning and heating (upgrade)
  • Spectra Newport 400 GPD water maker located under cabin sole, 2014/2023 (upgrade)

Second Stateroom

  • Upper single bunk; lower “1 ½ bunk” slides out
  • Hanging locker and drawer unit
  • Splendide Washer/Dryer laundry Combo behind locker door
  • Commercial marine grade hatch to engine room with dogs
  • LED direct and indirect lighting, air conditioning and heating (upgrade)


  • Corian vanity countertop
  • Raritan Elegance electric head w/macerator; can use fresh or saltwater (upgrade)
  • Fiberglass shower stall w/ Jabsco electric sump pump
  • Grohe temperature compensated shower fixtures; glass shower door
  • Locker storage over vanity and behind watertight hatch in shower
  • Exhaust fan
  • Opening ports in head and shower compartments
  • LED lighting, air conditioning and heating (upgrade)
  • Dometic Tankwatch 4 holding tank monitor
  • Whale holding tank pump and associated valves under vanity
  • New high quality sanitary hoses throughout, 2016 (upgrade)

Engines/Fuel System
Sligo’s main engine, wing engine, generator, and fuel system configuration are the same as fitted on hull #21, the “Around-the-World” boat. The engine room of the Nordhavn 40 is highly regarded for its space and systems organization.

  • Main Engine (2910 hr) Lugger LP668D, 105hp, continuous-duty rating, w/ Twin Disc MG 5050, 3:1 transmission and 2” propeller shaft
  • 4 blade NiBrAl propeller, 28” x 24”, CCW rotation viewed from aft (left-handed). Balanced 2023, polished annually
  • Main engine mounts and torsional coupling (aka “damper plate”) new in 2023
  • Low fuel consumption: 6.5 litres/hr @ 6 kts; 9.5 litres/hr @ 7 kts
  • Wing Engine (est. < 100 hr) – Yanmar 3GM30 w/ 1” propeller shaft and Martec folding propeller providing a redundant propulsion system rather than having a second source of propulsion linked to the main shaft. This engine has a dedicated alternator to charge the genset/wing engine starting battery.
  • Isolated wing engine fuel tank - 10-gallon tank is independent from the main fuel system. Fuel is filtered through a separate Racor filter during operator-selected refuelling of the wing engine tank from the main supply.
  • 2 x 460 USG vinylester resin-laminated fibreglass fuel storage tanks (920 USG total) molded into hull.
    Extremely durable; cannot break free. Each tank has a sight gauge and a manhole size access por t in the top. Tanks inspected and cleaned in 2017.
  • Centerline supply tank, gravity fed through ¾” fuel lines from the main tanks. All systems requiring diesel fuel are fed from this tank. There is a water drain fitting at the low point in the supply tank.
  • Custom stainless steel dry stack exhaust in 2016 (major upgrade). Main engine exhausts at top of mast in moving air. No through-hull to ingest debris into cooling system. The SS exhaust is highly polished and unique amongst N40s.
  • Walter keel cooler removed, cleaned, rebuilt 2021. Main engine coolant pump replaced 2021. Walter keel cooler eliminates raw water pump and raw water contact with engine. Engine coolant replaced every 2 years.
  • Racor duplex 900 fuel filters with vacuum gauge for main engine.
  • Walbro 6802 fuel polishing/transfer system with in-line Racor 900 filter, 2 micron
  • Reverso oil-changing system – plumbed to main and generator engines

Electrical Systems
Sligo is fitted with electrical systems that allow world-wide operation in areas with 60 Hz or 50 hz power supply.

  • Northern Lights 8Kw generator (1365 hr) with GEN SEP gas/water separate exhaust system. The genset has a dedicated alternator for charging the Genset/Wing engine starting battery.
  • 120 vac, 60 Hz, 30-amp shore power system with 2 inlets – one for general service and one for airconditioning/hot water heater. The air conditioning/hot water heater can be fed from general service when just one shore power source is available.
  • 240 vac, 50 Hz, 30 amp shore power system with 1 inlet. This feeds a 240vac/120vac Olsun stepdown transformer for air conditioning & hot water. It also feeds a Charles 240 vac/12 vdc battery charger to charge all batteries and power 12 vdc systems. Via the inverter, 120 vac, 60hz systems will operate. In this way, almost all vessel systems can operate with 50Hz power*
  • Xantrex Freedom 3000w inverter with remote panel in pilothouse
  • Xantrex Freedom 2000w inverter as spare (exact match for “drop-in” replacement)
  • Two engine-driven alternators – 40-amp for engine battery charging, 130-amp for house bank.
  • 5 x Lifeline GPL-8DL AGM batteries for house/bow thruster (3), main engine start (1), genset/wing start (1) (2016). House bank capacity: 765 amp-hrs.
  • Xantrex inverter and battery monitor remote control in pilot house
  • LED mast mounting flood and spot lighting for night docking (upgrade)
  • LED navigation and anchor lights (upgrade)
  • Fireboy ES-5000 engine shut down system
  • All fittings throughout vessel connected to bonding system with Divers Dream anode at stern
  • 2 x Newmar 18E porous bronze grounding plates – 1 for SSB radio, 1 for lightning grounding system

*The original 2002 3 x “dual frequency” air conditioning systems were replaced in 2015 by a previous owner with 3 x Dometic units which operate on 60 Hz only. The boat’s electrical system can provide 120 vac at 50Hz to these units. An electrical assessment is required to determine of the AC units will function satisfactorily at the lower frequency.


  • Settee with dinette table; comfortable captain seating position
  • Pilot house watch berth
  • Side doors are split “Dutch-door” type with seals and dogs
  • Ritchie steering compass
  • Victory chronometer and barometer
  • Remote windlass control
  • Windshield wipers
  • Morse cable controls for main and wing engines
  • Main engine, wing engine, and genset operating panels
  • AC and DC electrical distribution panels with Xantrex inverter remote control and battery monitor
  • Naiad fin stabiliser control panel
  • Loud hailer
  • Spectra MPC water maker remote control

Nav/Com Electronics

  • 1 x Garmin 1242 xsv Chart plotter, touch screen (2022). Garmin charts for North America. (upgrade)
  • 1 x Garmin 4208 Chart plotter GPS (2012)
  • 1 x Furuno WAAS GPS-37 DGPS (2002)
  • 1 x Garmin GMR 18 HD Color Radar w/ ARPA (2022) (upgrade)
  • 1 x Furuno model 1932 MkII open array radar (2002)
  • 1 x Garmin AIS 600 (2015) (upgrade)
  • 1 x Garmin Steadycast heading sensor (2022) (upgrade)
  • 1 x Furuno FCV 582L Color Sounder, feeds to chart plotters (2002)
  • 1 x Simrad AP 20 autopilot (2002)
  • 1 x Simrad AP 21 autopilot, wired handheld (redundant capability if AP20 fails)(2002)
  • 1 x Simrad rudder angle indicator (2002)
  • NMEA 2000 network (2018) (upgrade)
  • Brooks & Gatehouse Wind instrument (2002; masthead unit overhauled 2021)
  • 1 x ICOM IC-M127 VHF radio (2002)
  • 1 x ICOM IC-M802 HF SSB radio w/ AT160 antenna tuner (2002)
  • 1 x ICOM IC-706MKIIG HF/VHF/UHF radio (2012) (needs antenna tuner for HF/UHF, VHF ok)
  • 1 x Shakespeare SSB antenna (2023) (upgrade)
  • 2 x Shakespeare VHF/AIS antennas (2023)
  • 1 x Shakespeare FM antenna (2023)
  • Temperature readout for wheelhouse, engine room, salon, and deck
  • Sailor search and rescue transponder (SART) (upgrade)
  • Dual air horn
  • Mobri Offshore radar reflector (2022) (upgrade)


  • 3 x water tanks - port and starboard upper tanks (w/ sight gauges) gravity feed to lower tank on centerline. Total capacity: 220 USG gallons
  • Raritan Elegance electric head with macerator, salt or freshwater flush (2015)
  • 3 x bilge pumps:
    • Jabsco 12 vdc bilge pump in engine room deep bilge, w/ float switch and alarm, 480 GPH
    • Whale Gulper bilge pump in shallow bilge, 350 GPH (arranged to capture stuffing box
    • drips) (upgrade)
    • Edson emergency manual bilge pump with 2" hose, 180 gpm, operable from aft end of main salon
    • Note: Sligo is a dry bilge vessel
  • Hot/cold cockpit shower
  • Seaward 11 USG hot water heater, uses 120vac or engine heat
  • Spectra Newport 400 w/ MPC remote control. 400 USG/day (2014, full overhaul 2023 including new membrane)
  • Splendide washer/dryer laundry combo
  • Jabsco pressure water system pump with accumulator tank
  • Jabsco seawater washdown pump in cockpit
  • Holding tank 68 USG with Dometic Tankwatch 4 level monitor, Y valve, overboard discharge and Whale manual discharge pump. All sanitary hose replaced 2016. (upgrade)

Deck and Hull
Sligo underwent extensive refinishing of hull and deck in 2021 and 2022. In 2021 the hull was professionally wrapped in 3M 1080 vinyl film (gloss Storm Grey color). High wear areas in way of fenders and the water line were over-wrapped with 3M PPF transparent vinyl protection film. (major upgrade)

In 2022 most deck hardware was removed and most smooth deck surfaces (i.e., almost everything but the non-skid) were professionally wrapped with 3M 1080 vinyl film (gloss Brilliant White color). Areas prone to wear on deck also received the 3M PPF film. All deck hardware reinstalled and re-bedded after vinyl installation. (major upgrade)

3M 1080 vinyl film is a superior finish industrial vinyl film specifically intended for harsh environments
such as ships & yachts, aircraft, trucks, and cars. It imparts a perfect finish to surfaces, never needs to be
waxed, is easy to clean, and is quicker and easier to repair than paint or gelcoat. Sligo’s exterior finishes
are in “like new” condition.

  • Heavy duty aluminum mast with Warn DC1000 electric hoists (2015) and boom for dinghy launching and paravane retrieval. Rated capacity: 1000 lb. (upgrade)
  • Rigid standing rigging (compression struts) mast supports w/ new masthead fittings 2022 (upgrade)
  • Boom winch controls on boat deck and in cockpit
  • Dinghy hoist lines renewed with Spectra line 3/16”, SWL 3500 lb. (upgrade)
  • Maxwell 2200 electric anchor windlass – rebuilt in 2020 incl. motor overhaul
  • 110 lb Bruce anchor on bow roller
  • 400’ x 3/8” all chain rode
  • Paravane passive stabilizer system with all required rigging. SS chain to the fish. All running rigging and main nylon snubbers replaced 2018. Fish coatings refinished 2022. Transom fish sockets refinished 2022. (upgrade)
  • Delta T engine room exhaust fans, 9” axial, in boat deck stack (upgrade)
  • Auxiliary engine room ventilation system for high temperature operation (upgrade)
  • Fresh water washdown spigots at midships and in cockpit
  • Sea water washdown spigot in cockpit
  • Hot and cold shower in cockpit
  • Custom fold-up cockpit table in mahogany, with sun covers. Also 2 x folding teak chair to suit table, allowing pleasant dining outdoors (upgrade)
  • Storm plates for salon side windows
  • Storm plates for engine room air intakes in cockpit (upgrade)
  • 2 x fibreglass deck boxes on boat deck
  • Lazarette in cockpit w/ large stowage and mechanical/electrical systems noted above
  • Ultra-Deck covering fitted to stern swim platform (upgrade)
  • SS swim ladder
  • Spare anchor, Danforth type, with leader chain and 150’ nylon braid rode

Other Comfort & Mechanical Systems

  • 3 x Dometic reverse cycle air conditions systems (new 2015) (upgrade)
  • Naiad 174 active fin roll stabilizer system
  • Side-Power (Sleipner) 95T bow thruster, 8 HP, motor overhauled 2023 & new joystick 2022
  • Wallas Spartan 15,300 btu diesel heating system (2021) (upgrade)
  • Magma propane barbecue grill
  • 2 x propane tanks, 20 lb. aluminum. New pipes, hoses, and regulator 2019

Audio-Visual Equipment

  • RCA 24” LED TV w/ DVD, in salon (upgrade)
  • TV sound bar with sub woofer (upgrade)
  • JVC stereo w/4 x speakers – 2 in main salon, 2 in pilot house (separate volume control)

Protection Cover
Custom Lohman full winter cover (2018). This purpose designed cover completely shrouds the boat, from near the waterline, over the pilot house and boat deck, and around the mast and paravanes. The boat is fully enclosed for protection. Suitable for sun protection in tropical climates. Very robust and withstands winds to at least 60 kts and heavy snow loads (in the owner’s experience). (major upgrade)

Tender & Miscellaneous Equipment

  • Caribe MVP10 RIB (10’) with fibreglass hull (2002). Sun cover (2017)
  • Yamaha 15 hp 4 stroke outboard, electric start (2013)
  • Stainless steel dinghy chocks on boat deck w/ securing points
  • Stern line mounted on SS reel, 600’ x ¼” poly and sun cover (2019)
  • Generously sized fenders w/ covers, and dock lines (upgrade)
  • Sunbrella sun/rain cover for boat deck funnel
  • Exhaust stack rain cover
  • Sunshades for foredeck, cockpit, and boat deck (2021, 2023) (upgrade)
  • Window shades in pilot house
  • Custom flexible screen door on salon entrance (2022) (upgrade)
  • Extensive spares: most pumps, electrical, inverter, seals, etc.

Safety Equipment

  • Fireboy MA2-700 automatic fire suppression system with 241a agent in engine room (re-certified 2023), with back-up manual release
  • 5 x Smoke alarm, Bluetooth connected for simultaneous alert. Alarm in sleeping quarters is also a CO detector (upgrade)
  • Edson manual bilge pump operable from main salon
  • Jabsco electric bilge pump with alarm
  • Whale Gulper electric bilge pump
  • 6 x adult PFDs
  • Sailor Search and Rescue transponder (SART)
  • 6 x 3lb dry chemical fire extinguishers
  • Switlik MD2 offshore life raft, 6 person, with hydrostatic release (annual service due)
  • Sirius Signal C-1002 electronic flare (2023) (upgrade)
  • Life ring


  • Tools and personal maintenance gear
  • Personal lifejackets
  • Paddleboards and cradle
  • Personal gear




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