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Searunner 40, 1979, Offshore Cruising Trimaran, Seattle, Washington, $80,000, Back on market, Price reduced 9/5/12 to $59,000, SOLD 2/11/13

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Searunner 40, 1979 Offshore Cruising Trimaran

Builder: Tahoma Marine

The Searunner 40 Trimaran:

  • The Searunner 40 is a classic offshore cruising multihull, the product of designers Jim Brown and John Marples. Four models of trimarans were produced, the smallest the Searunner 25 and the largest the 40.

    The Searunner 40 features a cutter rig, center cockpit and utilizes a centerboard for lateral resistance. The boats have been raced successfully for decades, but have generous accommodations including three double berths, two dinettes and a large galley. It has a solid-wing construction, maximizing storage and offering protection from the sea.

    The cockpit, located in the center of the boat above the centerboard, offers maximum safety in offshore sailing -- the boat can be run without getting near the edges of the deck.

    The Searunner 40 is a favorite for sailors with family or guests on board because the cockpit separates the master cabin from the additional quarters and head.

  • Length Overall: 43 feet
  • Length on Deck: 41 feet
  • Beam: 24 feet
  • Center cockpit

  • Rig: Cutter
  • Sail Area: 1000 square feet
  • Lateral Resistance: Centerboard
  • Draft: Seven feet with board down, three feet with board up
  • Weight: 11,000 lbs
  • Cabins: Two
  • Sleeps: Six in three double berths


  • Seafire is among the best in her class, built with excellent materials and workmanship, well-equipped and maintained with consistent care. She has had only one owner and has been raced and cruised extensively, and is set up appropriately for both kinds of sailing. She did a five-year cruise through the eastern Pacific, starting in the Pacific Northwest, visiting Mexico for several years and travelling through Oceania as far west as Samoa. Seafire was refit upon returning to the US and is in excellent condition. She is ready for more travelling with minimum effort and cost.

    She has weathered 80-knot winds at anchor without complication. She has been offshore in 50-knot winds, and has surfed down ten-meter waves without mishap.


  • 30 hp Yanmar, 1200 hours
  • Six sails
  • Windvane
  • Autopilot
  • Generous winch layout (many over-sized winches) set up for women to handle lines easily
  • Cockpit set-up enabling adjustments to be made without leaving the cockpit
  • Speedo, depth sounder, compass, cockpit GPS
  • Single sideband and VHF radios
  • Radar
  • Solar panels
  • Wind generator
  • LED lighting and interior fans

  • Hard dodger
  • Large awning for use at anchor
  • Small awning for shelter at sea in addition to dodger
  • Head with 45-gallon holding tank

    Three anchors

  • Windlass
  • Drogue

  • Spare rudder
  • Spare jury-rig mast, appropriate for self-rescue in the event of dismasting

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