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1977 Gulfstar Hood Custom 40

Annapolis, Maryland

$82,500

"Manticore" is hull number 13 of 19 Custom Hood 40's made by Gulfstar between 1977 and 1978.  She is a true blue water cruiser, complete with a cockpit table which was a gift to the current owner from Ted Hood himself.  Ted often remarked that this was one of his favorite yachts he designed.

This exceptional yacht began her life in Santa Cruz, CA as “Windrunner” (1977-2000), then shipped across the country by her current owner to Marblehead, MA and named “Dovetail” (2000-2004), then owned by the Hood family in Marblehead, MA as “Westerly” (2004-2014), and was bought back by the current owner and renamed “Manticore” (2014-present).

She has been actively cruised from the Chesapeake to Maine and consistently cared for with upgrades by some of the finest yacht yards between the Chesapeake and New England.  In 2015 she was re-powered with a new Yanmar 4JH and has since also had brand new winches, canvas - including covers for her bright-work, two unique sets of electronics for offshore reliability, a rebuilt rudder, rebuilt centerboard casing and new centerboard cable, rebeded chain plates, new head and holding tank, new seacocks, and all new ports and hatches.

Included aboard this yacht is her feature in Nautical Quarterly, as well as the original advertisement by Ted Hood and the Gulfstar yard. She has a custom-made Fairclough cover and frame, which is designed to accommodate the mast in or out for the winter. The vessel comes with an awning and her new dodger has been designed  by Yacht Canvas in Annapolis to attach to a future Bimini. 

This is the perfect yacht for anyone who wants a true classic design with the high function of a 3’11” shoal draft to explore any cove between the Chesapeake and the Bahamas.   Her center board gives her unmatched stability in any seas.  And, her forward facing nav station and full radar visibility from the helm station is ideally situated for the thickest fog.

This yacht will take you anywhere you want to go and will catch the eye of every classic yacht enthusiast along the way.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $82,500
Boat Name: Manticore
Make: Gulfstar
Model: Hood Custom 40
Year: 1977
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GFS0400130677
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard

Dimensions

Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40'2 ft
Waterline Length: 32'4 ft
Beam: 11'4 ft
Min Draft: 3'11 ft
Displacement: 24,000 lb
Ballast: 12,500 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH57
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 57hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Location: Center

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 65 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 125 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 18 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: V
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop

Contact

Dan Bacot, CPYB
Dan Bacot, CPYB Crusader Yacht Sales (757) 813-0460 cell
Crusader Yacht Sales

Office

Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403
Tel:(410) 269-0939 Cell: (757) 813-0460
Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.



Accommodations

The Gulfstar 40 designed by Ted Hood is a performance cruiser/racer. It has a very traditional layout and sleeps six in two cabins. The cockpit is over eight feet long and is very roomy.

Beginning at the bow is a forepeak locker which accommodates two anchor rodes. Immediately aft is the forward V-berth (with insert) stateroom which features a hanging locker, several drawers and storage underneath the V-berth. The sides of the hull in this area have individual varnished teak ceiling strips and the forward bulkhead is a contrasting off-white Formica. Moving aft, the head is located to port. It is quite spacious and features a double entry; one to the forward stateroom and one to the main cabin. Opposite the head to starboard are two lockers. Immediately aft is the main cabin which features a large U-shaped dinette to port and opposite to starboard is a pull-out settee berth with a pilot berth above. The table is on the centerline immediately aft of the mast and has two drop leafs which make it quite large when up. Two storage lockers and a bookcase are above and outboard of the dinette. There is also storage underneath the dinette, the pilot berth and the settee berth. Opposite to port of the galley is the nav station. Outboard of the nav station is a quarter berth  There is forward facing seat for the Navigator and immediately behind that is the foul weather locker. The electronic panel hangs just below the deck outboard to port. The nav station has good chart storage and four drawers for miscellaneous storage. The engine is located under the cockpit and is accessible by removing the companionway steps.and from either side via the cockpit lockers

Galley
  • Shipmate 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • Icebox with 12v Adler Barbour refrigeration
  • 2 deep s/s sinks
  • Manual fresh water pump
  • Hot and Cold pressure water
  • Abundant storage
Mechanical
  • Repowered - Yanmar 4JH57 w/Velvet Drive Adapter (January 2015)
  • Rebuilt Borg Warner Transmission & Velvet Drive (January 2015)
  • (4) new Flush mount Seacocks, New Scupper drain hoses, New engine seawater strainer (2017)
  • Replace Steering cables (2018)
  • Racor fuel filter
  • 16" Flex-O-Fold folding propeller
  • 125 amp Alternator
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Manual Head
  • 18 gallon Holding tank w/ Y valve
  • Raritan hot water heater w/ heat exchanger
Electrical
  • 12 volt DC system with distribution center
  • 110 volt AC system with distribution center
  • Newmar battery charger
  • (3) AGM Group 31 batteries
  • GFI outlet in galley and head
  • 125 amp Alternator
Electronics
  • Raymarine Hybrid touch GPS plotter at Nav Station
  • Garmin 740 GPS plotter at helm
  • Radar (2015)
  • Raymarine ST 60 Depth
  • Raymarine ST 60 Sped
  • Raymarine i60 Wind
  • Simrad/Robertson AP22 autopilot
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Cockpit RAM mic @ helm
Deck and Hull
  • Dodger - new June 2020
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table
  • Life lines w/ gates
  • Covers for toerails, dorade boxes varnished items (2017)
  • Helm Cover (2020)
  • Cockpit Awning
  • Fair Clough full winter cover (spar up)
  • Swim Ladder
  • Fortress anchor
  • Bruce anchor with chain and rode
  • 6 person Viking Coastal liferaft - cert until 9/2020
  • Rudder rebuilt (2017)
  • Resurface centerboard casting box and new cable (2016)
  • 6 New Lewmar opening ports (2016)
  • 2 New Lewmar hatches (2016)
  • Companionway screens
  • New holding tank and hoses (2016)
  • 12v Cabin fans
  • Inflatable dinghy
  • Outboard
  • Outboard stern rail bracket 
Sails and Rigging
  • Tides Marine Strong Track
  • Main w/ full battens and Dutchman system
  • Genoa
  • Harken Mk III roller furler
  • Navtec Hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Discontinuous Rod standing rigging
  • Spinnaker pole 
  • Babystay w/ highfield release
  • Boom vang
  • 2 sets of Genoa tracks
  • (2) Lewmar self-tailing primary winches (2017)
  • (4) Barient 24 winches
  • (4) Barient 22 winches
  • Merriman centerboard winch
  • 2016 upgrades/service - Unstep mast, remove rebed chainplates, chain plate brackets and mast step, repair, replace, repaint. New Windex, VHF cable, antenna bracket, replace Dutchman lines and mast boot.

Sailboat Design Calculations and Ratios

Sail Area to Displacement - 14.79

Ballast to Displacement - 52.08

Displacement to Length - 317.06

Comfort Ratio - 42.19

Capsize Screening Formula - 1.5 

PHRF New England 2020 (sistership)

Base Handicap - 114

Racing Handicap - 120

Cruising Handicap - 135

Exclusions:
  • Owners personal items
  • Tools
  • Art
Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.


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