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Crossbow 40 - Cutter Rigged Sloop

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This Crossbow 40 Cutter Riged Sloop designed by Angelos Lavranos (Angus Primrose and Sparkman Stephens trained) was designed as a serious centre cockpit blue water sailing boat.

Repainted with Hempel Multicoat.

She sleeps six in two state rooms and two additional berths forward and has two heads. Her aft owners cabin with en-suite heads, settee and chest of drawers is very palatial.

Her saloon has a divided area for safety in a sea way and she has good sized chart table.

Her galley which is under the port cockpit is good sized and very useable.

 Price reduced February 2016

Powered by a  Volvo MD22L 50hp which was completely rebuilt in 2011 with only a few hundred hours. Every thing that could wear in an engine was replaced so this is virtully a new engine.

For the serious cruising enthusiast, this Crossbow 40 Cutter Riged Sloop benefits from a comprehensive sail wardrobe, domestic batteries [new 2010], 40watt solar panel, smart charger and 400 watt Air marine wind generator, Force 10 stove, Radar, AIS [new 2011], SSB, Autopilot, Radio,CD MP3 player and electric anchor windlass.

Owners Comment:

'This boat is very satisfying to sail, reasonably fast with a dry comfortable motion I felt very safe when I single handed her across the N. Atlantic in 2010, direct N.Carolina to Scotland.

I had inetnded to keep her for further adventures but have decided to sell to free up funds so I can continue my sailing in a smaller craft.'


Build/fabrication is solid GRP with heavy stringers.

Long fin keel has encapsulated ballast.

Rudder is a steel fabrication on GRP skeg which is part of the hull fabrication.

Deck is solid GRP with ply webs laminated to under side.

Hull to deck join is laminated and through bolted through aluminium toe rail.

Fore hatch removed and wood base encapsulated with GRP and re bedded last year and wood work re-varnished.


 50 hp Volvo MD22L completely rebuilt in 2011 with a few hundred hours . Every thing that could wear in an engine was replaced so this is virtully a new engine

70gal diesel in two s/s tanks

One engine and three domestic batteries [new 2010] charging by alternator and 400watt Airmarine wind generator


Force 10 stove 3 burner, oven, grill using propane.
2 s/s sinks, pressure cold water and separate sea water pump
s/s fresh water tank 225l plus additional cans
Alder barbour cold plate fridge


Furano Radar
Furano GP32 gps navigator
2 VHF radios,plus handheld
Furano 1502 SSB radio installed but needs a back stay insulator and is untested
NASA Navtec Pro[2011]
NASSA AIS receiver[2011]
Wind instruments[not working]
Depth, log
Radio,CD MP3 player
Autopilot control headAP6000
Clock and barometer

Below deck system
Autohealm computerFluxgate compas
Rudder reference unit
Autohealm type 1 linear drive
AP6000 control head in cockpit


Strong double spreader mast by Bellamy with s/s mast steps
Sloop or cutter, removeable inner forestay on pellican hook
Running back stays.
Macpack zip up mainsail cover and lazy jacks.
Spinaker pole rigged on mast


Fully battened main, Dolye, heavy duty, good shape and with a few years service left
Genoa, good conditon
Staysail good condition
Storm jib good condition

Deck gear

2 Barlow 27
2 Barlow 25
1 Barlow 24
Lewmar 24, 30 and 40 mast winches
Lewmar 16 S/T reefing
Seawolf electric anchor winch

Some running rigging needs replacing

45lb CQR main anchor with 60m new chain [2011]
Heavy Danforth type bower
Fenders, warps
Granny bars at mast
Custom GRP radar arch
2 Custom GRP deck boxes
ccockpit table
spray hood


From the layout drawing in our Image Gallery, this boat differs slightly due to the custom nature of these boats, as follows:

Starboard settee shorter and not a sea berth,chart table further forward, space used for chest of drawers in rear cabin[some drawers missing].

Galley linear under port cockpit seat.

No deck lockers in back deck, two transom opening windows.

There is a hanging wet locker in rear cabin and shower stall in rear heads,not a bath.

Notes about current condition/maintenance list

Small deck hatches have to be re-bedded.

Two deck leaks still to be sorted

Bilge pumps-there are two electric, one high flow but two manual need service to work.

Spray hood has very strong s/s frame and had a window replaced during 2014

Replacement engine hour meter installed during 2014 .

Mast was removed last summer and mast step repaired with heavy GRP.

Mast head nav lights stopped working after mast down so additional pulpit /transom nav lights were installed during 2014.

Owner intends to increase the fresh water capacity with flexible tanks in January 2015.

Deck paint 'refreshed' summer 2014.


Nicolle Associates 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.

  • This vessel is VAT paid.
  • As always photographs do not do justice viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in North Ayrshire, Scotland.
  • © 2015 Nicolle Associates
Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Manufacturer:Crossbow 40
Model:Cutter Rigged Sloop
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1986
Sales status:Delete
LOA:12.14 m/40 ft
Length:12.19 m/40 ft
Width:4.01 m/13 ft
KW:50.0 hp
No. of berths:4
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