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Gulfstar 40, 1976

Model: racer/cruiser, Ted Hood designed

Length: 40 ft

  • Boat Name: Southern Star
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

    Southern Star is the first yacht of 19 of the Ted Hood/GulfStar collaboration to produce the GulfStar 40 cruiser racer. This sloop built to higher performance standards than any of the other Gulfstar models of her day went on to claim her fame and take ocean racing silver. Her hull is Airex cored unlike the later hulls of this model that followed her which are balsa cored. She is a true cruiser/racer with classic lines and cruising comfort down below. Her shoal draft "whale" hull with centerboard makes her an excellent choice for cruising her home waters of Florida and the Bahamas. Her current owner is a naval architect/marine surveyor/boat builder that has been in the yacht yard business in the Tampa Bay area for many years. He has consistently and professionally maintained and upgraded her. For the buyer looking for a shoal draft comfortable cruiser with known true performance she represents an excellent value.



  • Propulsion
  • Number of Engines: 1
  • Engine Make: Perkins
  • Engine Model: 4-108
  • Engine Hours: 50


  • LOA: 40.17'
  • LWL: 32.33'
  • Beam: 11.33'
  • Max Draft: 3'11"/10'9"
  • Max Bridge Clearance: 57.5'
  • Ballast: 12,500#
  • Displacement: 24,000#


  • Total Power: 40 Hp


  • Fuel: 65 USG
  • Fresh Water: 125 USG
  • Holding: 16 USG


  • Beginning first forward is the anchor rode locker accessed from the V berth stateroom. Next aft is the V berth stateroom with a V berth forward with a small seat between the bunks and provision for a bridge piece to be dropped in above it to form a double berth. There is ample head room above the bunks to stow racing sails on the bunks below the foredeck hatch. Interior partitions are Teak veneered plywood. The soles are Teak and Holly plywood, satin finished, and were replaced new in 2000. The upholstery throughout is practical waterproof blue vinyl in excellent condition.

    Next aft is the head to port with a diverter type shower. The head deck has a Teak grating for drainage into the fiberglass shower pan which is ejected overboard by a 12 volt manually switched pump. The toilet is a Jabsco 12 volt macerator type.

    To stbd. of the head are two hanging lockers.

    Next aft is the salon. The salon has a "U" shaped dinette to port and a bench type settee to stbd.. The dinette table drops to convert into a double bunk. The bench settee to stbd. has a Pullman upper. The are Sunbrella weather cloths for all of the bunks for sleeping at sea. The Teak dinning table has a recessed condiment storage area in the top. The table base incorporates the centerboard trunk. The Teak close out panels on the inside of the trunk cabin were replaced new in 2006. The Teak interior was revarnished professionally in 2004 and is free of dark wood or water staining. Headliners throughout are pin hole perforated pattern vinyl fabric.

    The galley is to stbd. aft.

    The engine compartment is on the centerline aft under the cockpit with good access via removal of the companionway ladder down.

    The navigation station is to port aft facing forward with the main electric panel outboard. There is a quarter berth outboard and to aft of the navigation station.


  • The galley has formica counter top surfaces, a stainless steel sink, and a top loading refrigerator/freezer box built in under the counter.

    Adler Barbour Cold Machine 12 volt air cooled refrigeration system.

    12 volt range/oven propane solenoid safety valve switch. Shipmate gimballed stainless steel 2 burner propane range/oven with sea rails.


  • The fresh water cooled Perkins 4-108 main engine, Borg Warner Velvet Drive, and Walter V drive were overhauled and installed in 11/'08 with new flexible mounts.
  • 1" stainless steel propeller shaft.
  • 3 x 12 volt bilge pumps.
  • Yacht Specialties wheel steering pedestal with, 5" Richie compass,dual lever Morse type controls, and chain and cable steering.
  • Fire rated fuel hose (new 2002).
  • Dripless type shaft seal.
  • Whale Gusher hand bilge pump.
  • Racor fuel filters for main engine and generator with fuel vacuum gauge for engine.
  • Engine tachometer, oil pressure gauge, coolant temp. meter, and voltmeter in cockpit.


  • 12 volts D.C. and 120 volts A.C. systems with Phasor 3.5 Kw generator under stbd. cockpit seat. 120 volt 30 amp shore power connection.
  • 117.4 generator hours.
  • ProMariner Protech 1230i battery charger (new 2008).
  • A.C. and D.C. volt meters with battery bank selector for D.C. voltmeter.
  • Main engine and house battery banks, all are AGM batteries (new 2008).
  • Balmar 3 step voltage regulator.
  • Rotary Air 17,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning with digital controls.


  • B & G Network linear drive autopilot, apparent wind indicator, wind speed instrument, and depth instrument.
  • West Marine MC795 VHF radiotelephone.
  • New masthead unit for wind inst. 2009.
  • Garmin GPS 152 (new 2009).


  • Airex cored hull and balsa cored deck. Awlgrip painted hull and deck.
  • Bottom relaminated with epoxy resin 2005.
  • PVC man overboard flag pole launcher tube in transom.
  • Fortress 45#, Bruce 20#, CQR 40#, and Danforth 20# anchors.
  • Last bottom paint job 2009.
  • Bowmar deck hatches with Lexan lights (new 2002).
  • Emergency tiller access plate to rudder post in cockpit deck.
  • Sunbrella covered PVC foam cockpit cushions.
  • All thru hulls and seacocks replaced with Marelon 2006.
  • Fiberglass centerboard. Dropped in 2/'09, pin examined, pin retainer bolts replaced with 316 stainless steel, and pendant replaced with Spectra.
  • Teak grating in cockpit.
  • Varnished Teak dorade boxes with cowl vents.
  • Fixed windows (new 2006) and openning ports (new 2007) in trunk cabin.
  • 300' 5/8" 3 strand Dacron and 5/8" braid anchor rodes.
  • Seamark bimini top, wheel cover, binnacle cover, and spray dodger.


  • Keelson stepped single spreader aluminum Hood Yacht Systems mast and internal line boom.

    Rig Dimensions:

  • I: 53.00' E: 13.75' J: 16.8' P: 46.5'
  • Sail Area: 766 Sq. Ft. total, 445,2 Sq Ft. fore, 319.69 Sq.Ft. Main. Sa/Disp.+ 14.77
  • Furlex jib headstay furler.
  • Stainless steel Navtec rod rigging.
  • 2 Barient #32 stainless steel sheet winches.
  • 2 Barient #22 sheet winches.
  • 2 Barient #21 stainless steel halyard winches.
  • 1 Barient #22 anodized halyard winch.
  • Paul Luke stainless steel centerboard pendant winch (overhauled 2009).
  • Dutchman rig for main.
  • Main sheet traveler and boom blocks replaced 2006.
  • Dacron Main, 130% Genoa, cruising spinnaker with stuffer, tall boy with foil luff, and storm jib with foil luff.
  • Adjustable Aluminum rod vang.
  • Chain plates examined and refitted 1997.
  • 2 Barient #28 stainless steel sheet winches.
  • 1 Barient #22 stainless steel sheet winch.
  • 2 Barinet #22 stainless steel halyard winches.
  • 1 Barient #16 stainless steel halyard winch.
  • Stainless steel and Dacron running back stays.
  • Schaeffer blocks and fairleads.
  • Stainless steel halyard bail at base of mast.
  • Sunbrella sail covers.

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