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1985 Passport 40

Alameda, California


The Passport 40 is a top quality bluewater cruiser - nimble and seakindly.  Built in Taiwan and designed by Robert Perry, the Passport 40 is one of the most popular Perry designs with nearly 150 built. 

Wanderbird is an aft cockpit/Pullman berth configuration - perfect for extensive cruising, blue water passage making and liveaboard.  Her coach roof extends well forward allowing additional interior volume forward. The side decks are easy to maneuver on and her cockpit is safe and very comfortable. Her cruising fin keel with a skeg hung rudder assures good tracking and excellent windward ability. 

The exquisite interior joinery work done with solid teak staving sets this boat apart. Equal parts rugged voyager and elegant yacht, the Passport 40 reflects a focus on living comfort without any compromise of sailing ability or safety underway.

Wanderbird's Pullman berth layout features a double berth and head forward, an outward facing navigation station, aft cabin double berth to starboard, and a large U-shaped galley to port. Storage space abounds including accommodation below the cockpit for large items, i.e. a generator. There is cabinetized storage space in the main cabin for a full size washer/dryer with ducting, plumbing and electrical already run.

The engine was extensively re-conditioned in 2018 along with new starter, engine mounts, and rebuilt alternator and fuel pump.  Wiring to engine, alternator, starter, battery switch, and regulator replaced  along with the battery banks and chargers in 2018.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $119,000
Boat Name: Wanderbird
Make: Passport
Model: 40
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40 ft
Waterline Length: 33'5 ft
Beam: 12'8 ft
Max Draft: 5'10 ft
Min Draft: 5'8 ft
Displacement: 33,771 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'2 ft
Ballast: 8,500 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Mercedes Nanni
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 42hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Location: Center


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 134 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 147 gal


Heads Count: 1
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers


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1070 Marina Village Parkway Suite 108
Alameda, California, US, 94501

Hull and Deck
  • Inlaid teak decking in cockpit and deck
  • Teak cap rail
  • Teak rub rail with a bronze striker
  • 4 opening deck hatches
  • 5 dorade vents
  • 10 opening bronze port lights providing excellent cross ventilation
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • All chain plate covers completely resealed (2018)



This great layout features a pullman owners cabin with a private head forward. The bed goes along the port side and along the starboard side there are louvered storage areas, featuring hanging lockers, drawers and cabinets. The forward owner's stateroom head has a shower with a teak floor grate and lots of storage cabinets with recently replaced faucets. Moving aft is a large salon perfect for entertaining, with an L-shaped settee providing wrap around seating on the port side and a folding teak table. The starboard side has a straight settee with a forward facing navigation station. The galley is along the port side across from the private aft stateroom on the starboard side, and features custom stain glass cabinets.

The mid-ships engine compartment is located under the fold out table and has teak louvred compartment openings that blend perfectly with the other fine joinery, yet provide a near 360 degree engine access for servicing.

The teak interior is finished with a satin varnish and attractive and comfortable dark blue cushions. A teak and holly cabin sole is complemented with a traditional headliner with varnished teak trim. The fine craftsmanship is very evident through out the boat.


The U shaped galley offers extensive storage and features:

  • Deep double bowl stainless steel sink with a single lever Delta mixing valve and spray nozzle 
  • Fresh and salt water foot pumps
  • 3 burner Marine Stainless Fittings stove and oven (LPG) 
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Litton Microwave
  • New water heater


Systems and Electrical
  • 2 banks of two each - 12V batteries (new 2018)
  • New POWERMANIA Battery charger for battery banks (2018)
  • New switches installed in alternator lines plus new fuses for alternator charging wires (new 2018)
  • New high performance Balmar regulator
  • Additional DEKA 4D battery under Pullman berth to power windlass
  • New POWERMANIA charger, new battery switch, plus new wires and connectors for the DEKA 4D battery (new 2018)
  • Rebuilt Balmar high output dual output alternator (2018)
  • Newmar electric panel for 12V and 120V service with amp and volt meters
  • Wiring to engine, starter, battery switch, alternator and regulator replaced (2018)
  • High capacity RULE 2000 bilge pump
  • Manual cockpit bilge pump
  • Maxwell Nilsson electric windlass

Extensively re-conditioned Mercedes Nanni 42HP engine (2018)

  • Full ablation, priming and repainting
  • All new Vetus engine mounts
  • Rebuilt Balmar alternator
  • Replaced fuel pump
  • Refurbished and repainted Racon fuel filter
  • New starter
  • New raw water pump impeller
  • Raw water strainer to engine refurbished, repainted and re-hosed




Electronics - Instrumentation
  • Furuno GPS Navigator with GPA 018 GPS Antenna
  • Furuno LC-90 Loran Navigator
  • Icom IC M-45 VHF
  • Icom ICM700 SSB
  • Signet cockpit mounted depth sounder

  • Signet cockpit mounted knot meter


Additional Equipment
  • Full dodger with canvas windscreen protectors and steel side hand rails
  • Wheel and binnacle cover
  • Windlass cover
  • Roller furler sheet bags
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

Norman Davant  510-685-7453

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