1980 Valiant Vector 39

Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
$24,000 USD
Condition: excellent

Rare and beautiful Robert Perry and Jay Benford designed blue-water sailboat originally out of Seattle. The Vector 39- a remarkably well-built and designed boat. Cutter rigged sloop, aft cockpit. Long keel, skeg type rudder. Midship galley and saloon. Solid boat with zero water damage or rot anywhere. Bottom recently painted. New engine, new sole, new toilet. Two brand new custom built 100 gallon water and diesel tanks. Standing and running rigging in excellent condition. Three sets of sails and a new dodger. Saloon Settees (plywood and cushions) need to be replaced as interior refit was started but not completed.

I have a survey in hand that was done 18 months ago which can be emailed. Boat surveyed at $40,000. With a broken heart, I've priced the boat to sell as quickly as possible.

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About the Valiant 39

Designer
Robert Perry
Builder
Valiant Yachts (USA)
Associations
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# Built
?
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
39 4 / 12 m
Length On Deck
37 0 / 11.3 m
Waterline Length
31 11 / 9.8 m
Beam
11 6 / 3.5 m
Draft
5 10 / 1.8 m
Displacement
18,500 lbs / 8,391 kg
Ballast
7,000 lbs / 3,175 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
731 ft2 / 67.9 m2
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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P
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E
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Mast Height
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Foresail
Sail Area
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I
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J
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Forestay Length
?

Auxilary Power

Make
Westerbeke
Model
35B
HP
35
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
47 gal / 178 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
128 gal / 485 l
Holding Tank Capacity
36 gal / 136 l
Headroom
6 5 / 2 m

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.58 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.72
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
37.84
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
252.04
moderate
Comfort Ratio
32.09
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.74
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Valiant 39 is a 1995 update of the Bob Perry designed Valiant Esprit 37 by Valiant Yachts. Despite an excellent pedigree which has its roots going back to the legendary Valiant 40, the boat and its earlier incarnation are often overlooked.

The Esprit 37 was originally introduced in 1976 following the same Bob Perry formula that brought the world the famed Valiant 40. The boat was known for nimble all-round performance, strong build quality, and seaworthiness.

The Valiant 39 adds a hefty tubular stainless bowsprit allowing the boat’s cutter configuration to open up its foretriangle, giving enough room for a proper working staysail. Though the original hull molds were used, all new deck moldings were created with a boxy cabin trunk to match the Valiant 42 and Valiant 50.

For more information including sailing characteristics and history, take a look at the full review of the Valiant Esprit 37.

» Cruising World Magazine, Valiant 39 review.
» Valiant Yachts official site, Valiant 39 information.

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