OPTIONS, an Admiral 40 Executive for sale, is a Sailor’s dreamboat! She sails easily (single handed) in blue waters! She is well built, spacious and comfortable, yet strong and tough. Her exterior and interior are well thought out. The “Executive” package basically means “fully-loaded”.
Outside and interior comfort are first-rate. The cockpit features cushions throughout, with large sunbathing cushions on either side of the cockpit. The two-person helm seat features a custom-designed footrest. By standing on the broad footrest, a short person can see very well, with their head almost to the ceiling; a tall person can fold up the footrest and stand on the floor.
In the spacious cockpit, the helmsman’s station and comfortable double bench are to starboard and are well protected from spray peeling off the bows at higher speeds by a removable dodger that spans the entire width of the house. The traveler is on the cabin top and the mainsheet then runs to self-tailing, electric winches. The genoa sheets also run port and starboard to cars and self-tailing winches.
“Options” is designed to be sailed by one person—no need to wake someone up to help you change sails. While some changes are faster with two people, everything can be done by one person. With a power winch and a regular winch at the helm and all sheets and traveler lines led to the helm, you can easily tack, make most adjustments and even raise the main without leaving the helm.
“Options” is a fantastic downwind sailor: With its custom-built screecher mounted on a 5-foot bowsprit with a Harken furler led to the same winch used to furl the jib, it adds tremendous speed without sacrificing control and safety. The screecher can be safely used downwind with up to 25 knots of wind (16 knots apparent). Options’ screecher can be used with the mainsail on a beam reach, producing the power normally associated with a genoa. Coupled with the jib, “Options” can sail wing-on-wing through a fairly broad range: from 165 to 195 degrees. This is because the sail apt to be backwinded is kept filled by its partner sail, up to 15 degrees off of dead downwind. Options has sailed wing-on-wing overnight without changing course!
Careful attention to every detail of construction is visible behind the scenes, such as in the lockers. First-rate craftsmanship was also evident in the bulkhead supporting the deck-stepped mast and the extra heavy-duty chainplate structure. The Admiral 40 is a comfortable cruising home that can also perform. It is tough enough for the open ocean, and is easy enough for “newbies”.
The saloon is quite spacious with the galley immediately to port as you enter, and the nav station is just inside the sliding door to starboard. It offers a swing-out stool, which tucks conveniently out of the way underneath. The nav station is well organized while presenting just about every electronic device you can imagine—hence one of the three meanings of the name “Options”. The large, curved dinette is forward to starboard.
Storage space on “Options” is unequaled: Copious storage is available in the forward section of each bow; there are large outside lockers on either side of the mast; each aft cabin has a wall of cabinets on one side and a floor to ceiling cabinet on the other side; the central outside section of the owners’ hull has four floor to ceiling lockers that serve as a closet, pantry and misc. storage, with a vanity and mirror in the middle. “Options” has a beautiful cherry wood partitioned shelf above the owners hallway that takes clutter off the saloon table (cruising guides, computers, magazines, etc.) and provides privacy for the owners. There is ample storage in the galley and saloon for all your kitchen ware and more; finally, there is a good-sized lazerette in the cockpit.
Three cabins with double berths, 2 heads. The master stateroom, desk/vanity and large private head occupy the starboard hull, while the double guest cabins and second head fill the port hull.
Owner has entire starboard hull: cabin aft, vanity with mirror amidships and large head forward. Head has plenty of room in front of sink and toilet, plus a separate, large shower compartment with Plexiglas door
*Port hull head is amidships with head, sink and separate shower compartment.
*Each head has a sink, a full-size Jabsco electric toilet and a separate shower compartment with an on/off switch for the shower pump.
*All cabins and heads have fans. Stbd dressing area also has a fan. Three fans in saloon/galley main cabin area. Six fans are variable speed with timers. Three fans are oscillating.
*Nav station includes ship’s bell, brass clock and brass barometer.
*Window Coverings: Oceanaire sliding combination screens/covers over all eight hatches; Oceanaire sliding covers over six ports. No covers on forward ports which are shaded by steps.
*Custom-made insulated curtain for the large sliding glass door to the main cabin.
*Custom-made insulated exterior window covers for the large windows over the galley and saloon.
*The cabinet doors are maple center with cherry trim. The sole is a maple laminate.
*Each aft cabinet has 2 custom cherry shelves that are perfect for alarm clock, reading glasses, Kleenex, books, iPads, etc.
*Doors, cabinets, and nav station have light wood centers with cherry trim.
*Cabin Headroom: 6’4”
*Front-loading fridge and freezer are mirror-image twins, floor to counter top, under the counter. Stainless steel doors. Refrigerator has storage in door and a sliding drawer at bottom plus three movable shelves. Freezer has 4 compartments with covers so cold does not escape when you open the door. Both are Isotherm, 130 cubic decimeters (4.6 cubic feet), 12 volts. When cooling, they each draw about 4 amps.
*Stove/Oven: Propane, made by SMEV. 3-burner stove with oven that includes broiler and rotisserie. Stove has black glass-like hinged cover that hides the burners when not in use and acts as a backsplash when stove is in use.
*Double Stainless Steel Sink with faucet
*Lots of counter space with built in trash bin.
*Counter top: Lightweight Composit Corian style
*The galley and saloon have ample storage compartments, not counting under the saloon cushions or the shelf compartments to starboard of the saloon.
*Custom utensil cabinet with vertical silverware holders
*Bimini/Enclosure: Hard bimini (very strong—will hold many people at once), integral to the hull and sail plan. Bimini has a large window over the helm seat for viewing of the main sail, 4 large solar panels on the port side of the bimini and two feet of walking space on either side of the boom. The bimini also houses the 14’-long traveler. Bimini is supported by stainless steel posts forward and fiberglass arches that add style and strength aft. Side screens block the wind but allow fantastic visibility. A rear screen can be put up in port to fully enclose the cockpit—good for when you want privacy or plan to be away from the boat.
*Upgraded the rudders in 2010 to schedule 80 steel posts and properly balanced blades ($4,000)
*Upgraded rudder crossbar in 2011 to a very thick steel tube that does not flex like the original ($4,000).
1. Ten cleats: 2 large cleats on bow strut, 2 cleats on bow sides, 2 cleats at mid-ship, 2 cleats on stern sides and 2 small cleats on inside of aft steps (for tying dinghy)
2. Stainless steel extras:
1. Side gates on lifelines in addition to standard aft gates on either side
2. Extra hand holds on inside of bimini arches and alongside interior stairs
3. Rails added to helm (for binoculars, books, etc.) and master shower (for bottles of shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
*Davits: Integral fiberglass davits with 6-to-1 block and tackle on stbd side (to lift light end of dinghy) and 4-to-1 block and tackle led to a winch on the port side (to lift heavy/motor end of dinghy).
*Thru-Hulls/Sea Cocks: Eight original sea cocks have been replaced with heavy-duty bronze. Two sea cocks for black water holding tanks are original black plastic.
*Full suite of cockpit cushions. Also includes two large matching side cushions for lounging or sleeping in the ample spaces on the outer edge of the cockpit.
*Cockpit table has storage compartment in the middle which can be filled with ice and used as a cooler.
*Helm has a custom-designed foot rest that can be folded up to allow a tall person to stand on the floor. Alternatively, a short person can stand on the foot rest and see as high as a tall person.
*Dodger/windshield. Replaced lower, main part in 2012, replaced upper part (holds upper half of zipper) in 2013. Combined with the large, side screens, these give you amazing visibility and protection.
*Hot/cold stern shower at top of port-side steps, above swim ladder.
*Barbeque: Has its own propane tank in propane locker.
*Twin trampolines are very soft and comfortable, yet strong
*Twin bow seats
*Double steps on either side of mast make good seats
• Main anchor installed on windlass: 70 lb. plow with 200 ft. of 3/8” all-chain rode.
• Secondary anchor: 70 lb. plow with 20 ft. of chain and 250 ft. of ¾” rope.
• Tertiary anchor: 30 lb. Fortress anchor with 20 ft. of chain and 100 ft. of 5/8” rope.
*Windlass: Lewmar H3 Horizontal Windlass. Handles chain on stbd side, rope on port side. Has dual controls at windlass and at helm, as well as a chain counter.
All lines led to the helm can use the power winch
*Integral bridle with amazing hook for attaching to anchor chain
* Large fenders with burgundy covers; Medium fenders with burgundy covers; two medium fenders without covers; two small fenders on davits (to protect dinghy); two small fenders on dinghy
*EPIRB: ACR Electronics GlobalFix
*Integrated Raymarine system includes the following Raymarine components
*Extra large (12”) E-120 Chartplotter with Navionics SD cards that contain electronic charts for the US East Coast down to the Caribbean, all backed up by extensive paper chart books
• Raystar 125 GPS Receiver
• AIS250 receiver (shows commercial and some private vessels on the chartplotter, along with the vessel’s information including name, speed, course, time of closet approach and distance of closest approach)
• S2 Control Head with Gyro compass (sees and thinks in three dimensions to adapt to complex wave conditions, allowing the autopilot to succeed where other autopilots fail)
• ST6000 SmartPilot (automatic pilot with enough muscle to steer a much larger boat)
• ST60+ Tridata (Speed, Depth, Water temperature)
• ST60+ Wind & Close Hauled Wind Instrument (wind direction and strength)
• SR100 Sirius Weather System (can track current weather and forecasts hundreds of miles offshore)
• 45STV Satellite TV System (can watch DirecTV anywhere in the eastern half of the US and most of the Bahamas, even while under way)
• LifeTag System (sounds an alarm when someone wearing a LifeTag is separated from the boat)
• $2000 worth of SD Navigation Cards
• Many Paper Charts
*Satellite Phone: Iridium 9505A (subscription not included)
*VHF: ICOM IC-M422
*SSB: ICOM IC-M802
*Pactor Controller: SCS PTC IIex
*Options has a tracking system that feeds data to GlobalTrack. When under passage, this allows family and friends to track Options’ progress on-line. GlobalTrack subscription not included.
*Autopilot spares include the head, the sensor and the computer--everything but the hydraulic drive.
1. Upgraded E-120 (12 inch) chartplotter
2. Gyroscopic compass drives high-tech autopilot—actually learns and adjusts to changing sea conditions; can steer down following waves like no other autopilot can. Did a remarkable job while crossing the South Atlantic with following seas the entire way
3. Satellite weather receiver that feeds into chartplotter. Can see weather conditions (including radar) and forecasts over extensive area, including well out to sea, along the US coasts
*Air conditioners: Three units, all Cruisair SMX II. Large unit cools most of the boat. Two smaller units cool each aft cabin. Units can cool, heat or dehumidify.
*AC selector switch to connect to shore power, generator or neither
*Water heater: 10 gallon, heated when port engine is running or by AC power from generator or shore power
*Two starter batteries, one dedicated to each engine. Can also switch house batteries to start engines if starter battery is dead.
*Six house batteries: Odyssey 13 PC-2150. 600 amp hours total. Thin lead technology which charges much faster than other AGM batteries.
*Xantrex battery monitor
*Xantrex 3000 inverter and battery charger
*BEP tank monitor (for fuel, water, two black water holding tanks)
*Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000E transforms solar panel output to 12V
*Isolating Transformer: Charles ISO-G2; replaced unknown brand. When you connect to shore power, this is the only electronic device that shore power touches. This transformer generates safe, consistent power for all the appliances on the boat.
*Generator: Entec West. Diesel 4 KW.
*Solar Panels: Four 2’ x 4’ solar panels mounted on port side of bimini.
*Extra AC and 12-volt outlets added.
*2 Jabsco electric toilets
*Lights other than navigation lights: Two boarding lights, five cockpit lights, one fore deck light, one nav station light, nine lights with dimmer shared by the saloon and galley, one fluorescent light in each cabin and head, two reading lights in each aft cabin and one reading light in the forward cabin
*Tri-color light at top of mast is LED, uses only 0.5 amps
*Stereo: SONY CDX-H910UI. Provides audio for TV, radio and USB input (iPad, iPod, iPhone, MP3 player, etc.). Drives 4 cube speakers (2 right and 2 left) and 1 subwoofer.
*TV/Video player: Majestic DVD/Video, Dolby Digital with 20” drop down screen. Built-in DVD player and displays TV feed from DirecTV receiver, subscription not included.
*Engines: Two Yanmar YM30 diesel engines, 30 horsepower each. Original (2008).
*Two Yanmar ST40 Saildrives
*Propellers are 2-blade folding.
*Upgraded fuel filters: 1000-hour Racor with four spare filters on board.
*Added water strainers to both engines that are plumbed and mounted so that they can be lifted above the water line for easy cleaning.
*Engine room blowers
*Mast has four halyards, three mast steps, a boom vang and a pulpit.
*The mainsail has three reefing lines, the first two with blocks sewn into the mainsail to ease the reefing process.
*The main halyard, main sheet and main traveler are all led to regular and power winches at the helm.
*Jib is 100% with a furling line led to Harken winch in the cockpit and its sheets led to regular and power winches at helm.
*Screecher/Genaker/Code Zero (very large sail used mainly for downwind but usable up to 60 degrees apparent) has furling line led to Harken winch in the cockpit and sheets led to cockpit winches. When used with the jib to sail wing-on-wing, can sail up to 15 degrees off of dead downwind—each sail helps the other stay filled. This sail is set on its own stay attached to the end of the bow sprit, about 5 feet forward of the jib stay.
*All three sails were pulled in 2013 for minor repairs and cleaning. All are in good working order.
*Mainsail cover just got a new, better zipper.
*Mainsail cover has a front section that protects front of main. We zip this on whenever we know we won’t be using the main for a few days.
*Mainsail has lazy jacks. You can drop the mainsail right into its bag/cover in 3 seconds
*Four halyards: main, jib, screecher and an extra for a spinnaker; “Options” does not have a spinnaker.
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2019 SW 20th Street
Suite 300-B (Houseboat)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315