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1991 Valiant 40

New Bern, North Carolina


Designed by Bob Perry the Valiant 40 is known as a proven blue water platform with excellent sailing characteristics and build quality combining seaworthiness with ample interior space that offers steady, comfortable cruising. Her accommodations are very livable for long range cruising and her performance, under most sailing conditions, is superior to many traditional offshore cruisers. DEFIANT has been cruised by her owner but has been in light use for several years. 

If you are looking for capable blue water cruiser DEFIANT is available and priced to move.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Valiant
Model: 40
Year: 1991
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: VALRM247B191
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40 ft
Beam: 12'4 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Displacement: 22,500 lb
Ballast: 7,700 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH5E
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 53hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2010


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 90 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: Aluminum


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: V
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cutter, Cruisers


Kenneth Ferguson
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Neptune Yacht Sales and Services


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services
302 East Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina, US, 28562


Entering through the companionway to port is an aft quarter cabin (sleeps 2) with bunk and seat. There is ample storage in the berth and the engine and transmission can be accessed under the seat next to the berth.  The engine room is accessed under companionway steps with ample room to work on the engine.

Opposite the quarter cabin to starboard are 2 hanging lockers with a shelf and opening port above.  Just forward is the navigation station with built in seat and nav table.

Opposite the nav station on port side forward facing is the is "U" shaped GALLEY featuring: ample counter space and storage drawers/cabinets, hot and cold pressure water, double stainless steel sink, large LPG gimballed Stove/Oven, microwave and top load refrigerated food storage.

Moving to midships are double settees, port and starboard, with a large drop-down center table. Water tanks are located under settee seats, port and starboard. Seat back lockers provide storage capacity. Just forward of the main salon and to port is the head with vanity, storage cabinets, sink and separate shower.  Directly across from the head are two hanging lockers

Fully forward is a spacious V-berth with light, good storage and ventilation with 2 overhead hatches.

  • U-shaped galley
  • Double top load refrigerated storage
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Three burner LP stove/oven
  • Microwave
  • Deep top load dry storage compartment
  • Propane controller and fume detector
  • Ample counter space, storage drawers and cabinets
Electronics and Navigation
  • B&G V7 GPS
  • Furuno Radar
  • Garmin sailing instruments
  • Icom IC-M302 VHF
  • Icom IC-M802 SSB
  • Autopilot
  • Compass
  • 12V & 110V main panel
  • Shore power and cord
  • Two (2) 8D house batteries
  • Engine start battery
  • Dometic reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Dometic refrigeration
  • Xantrex inverter/charger
  • Electric windlass
Cockpit and Deck
  • Pedestal steering
  • Bimini
  • Hard top dodger
  • Roller furling head sail
  • Staysail
  • Mainsail
  • Two (2) Lewmar primary winches
  • Three (3) Lewmar cabin top winches
  • Two (2) dorade vents
  • Six (6) overhead hatches
  • Electric windlass
  • Dual anchor rollers
  • Rocna anchor
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information



KEN FERGUSON - 252-571-1581