Van de Stadt Caribbean 40 ' is the answer if you want a fast, ocean-worthy yacht suitable for all types of weather. It is a typical Van de Stadt design with slim bow and stern, and a beautiful underwater line. A strong, robust and fast ship, the design has been tailored to Lloyds requirements. One or two couples could stay for long periods on board and explore the world. This ship is completely yard built on a structure of red cedar, the best building material. The weight of this woodcore version is lower than the steel version, and has slightly more ballast in the keel, so that the total weight is lighter with a consistent stability making it a relatively fast Caribbean.
The cockpit is spacious. There is a fixed spray hood fitted with wide window panes, so that this sheltered cockpit has a good view to the fore. The deck and cockpit are laid with teak (renewed in 2006). This ship is fully equipped with radar, bow thruster 2015 75Kgf) and all necessary instruments. The engine is a 43 hp turbo diesel with saildrive (rubber seal has just been renewed in 2015).
There are two cabins and a large main cabin of 3,50m by 3,50m with seating and table and ample storage space. Naturally there is a cabin for the head, a galley and a spacious chart table. There are 4 berths and two berths available in the saloon. The galley is equipped with a Force10 stove with three burners and an oven. There is a comfortable Webasto diesel heater fitted with radiators and hot air heating in the cabin.
Dimensions: length 12,20m, beam 3,90m, draft (fixed keel) 2m, weight 8T, ballast 2,8T, Engine: Volvo Penta turbo diesel with saildrive. The engine has 1800 running hours.
Rigging: keel stepped mast, rigging 7/8, 7 Barlow winches, Hood mainsail and 110% furling genoa II, halfwinder,
Instruments: navigation lights, compass, log, speed, depth, wind, autopilot, radar (needs new plug), GPS, VHF.
Equipment: Bow thruster, Webasto heating, boiler, pressure system, Anchor with (hand) windlass, b = Dieseltank 120L, 230L water. .
Electra: 2x 120Ah batteries, 1x 60Ah start, 1 x 60Ah bow thruster. Victron battery charger. Unfixed Aggregate.