1988 Adams 40, Centre Cockpit Cruising Yacht for Sale.

Every now and again a special yacht comes along. This Adams 40 “Gundy Grey” is such a yacht. She has just arrived back from the Pacific Islands and ready to go again. Steel built by the highly regarded Greg Brown`s Aluminium and Steel Boats in 1988 and finished by a shipwright cabinetmaker to a very high standard. The inventory is extensive and primarily aimed at offshore sailing, she is fully equipped with 6 man Ocean Master life raft (new June 2013) comprehensive safety gear list, six sails, (main new 2012) 110% genoa (2015) radial head spinnaker in sock, EchoTec water maker 40LPH (2014) TMQ AP4 hydraulic auto pilot, 2 X 50L Waco fridge/freezers, HydroVane wind steering vane for the long ocean passages, and a host of other good gear. Call now for a brochure. Realistically priced for such a capable Bluewater yacht at just $130,000.00

Fuel (L)


Water (L)


EchoTec Water Maker (New Jan 2014), Reverse Osmosis, 12Vdc, 40L/hr

Hot Water System (12Vdc) 5 Litre Capacity. Jabsco Pressure Pump for Fresh Water (New Nov 2013), Accumulator Fitted to system (New Jan 2014)


5 Caframo Fans


Aft Cabin has full size queen innerspring mattress, Single bunk in Forward Cabin with Lee Cloth, 2 single berths in Main Cabin with Lee Cloth, Pilot Berth in Aft Cabin access was modified for storages and refrigeration, Lee Cloths also fitted to cockpit seats

Showers & WC

Hot & cold water shower located in access way to forward cabin. Shower run off is caught in a specially designed catchment area which drains to the bilge catchment container and then automatically pumped through cockpit drains.

Fresh Water hose outlet (with handheld shower) located in cockpit.

Seabreeze Vacuum Toilet (New Dec 2013), Holding Tank located behind toilet, Discharge Pump to outlet at stern above water line, Shore Discharge – Access point located on deck above holding tank

Hand basin with hot water system water located opposite toilet, Thermostatic Valve fitted to control water temperature.


2 Burner Broadwater LPG Stove with Oven and grill, 2 x 4kg Gas Bottles mounted in Push-pit frame, Pantry beside Stove plus stowage behind and under port side seat in Main Cabin, Single Bowl Stainless Steel Sink, Fresh Water fed from either Pressure Pump (with accumulator tank) or Knee Pump, 2 x Gas Monitors (boat powered) fitted in Main Cabin and Aft Cabin.


2 x 50L Waco Fridge


Teac 12Vdc Flat Screen Television, GME FM Radio/Multi Media Player


House Batteries, 5 x 160AH Remco AGM Batteries (New Feb 2014) Engine Battery 1 x 150AH Sealed Lead Acid (New 2012)

Ampair Pacific 300 Wind Turbine (300W) (New Dec2013) Voyager VS 50 regulator (New Dec 2013)

Solar Panels (560W) 2 x 60W Solar Panels (New Dec 2013) Sun saver 20 amp controller (New Dec 2013) 2 x 220w Solar Panels (110w folding) (New May 2015) 2 x MPPT 15A Controllers.

2 x Alternators, 1 x 60A Alternator for Engine Battery, 1 x 120A Alternator for House Batteries, 1 x 10A Projector 240/12Vdc Battery Charger, 1 x 30A Sterling 240/12Vdc Dual Battery Charger, Battery Monitor for House Batteries (New Dec 2013), 2000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter.

ELCB protected 240V ac outlets in Galley, Chart Table and under Main Cabin Table, Shore Power (240V ac) LED Lighting Throughout boat

Navigation Equip

Raymarine, c95 GPS Chart Plotter (New Dec 2013), Electronic Charts Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Rest of the world. Radar (New Dec 2013) Depth Sounder, Wind Instruments, Sum Log.

VHF Radio – Ray218E DSC VHF, Cockpit Microphone, AIS Receiver, Handheld GME VHF Radio GX800, Vexilar Sonarphone – WiFi’s into Phone or iPad and draws depth charts on Navionics Charts. HF Radio Data marine Sea 222.

Safety Equipment

6 Man Ocean Master Life Raft (New June 2013) Offshore safety equipment

Bilge Pumps

Cockpit Mounted Hand Bilge Pump 95L/min, Engine Mounted Jabsco rated at 80 Ltrs/min at 1500 rpm (New Dec 2014) Also used for deck and anchor wash.

Proximity switch fitted to prevent pump being run (dry) without the seacock being fully open.

Electric Bilge Pump (Automatic) Fitted with separate Float switch, Pumps water to cockpit drains.

Cabin Floor Mounted Universal Pump 56L/min (located directly above Bilge) Pumps water to above deck discharge point.


EPIRB (GPS) (New May 2015)


Ground Tackle

Manson Boss 21Kg (New Dec 2013), Delta 25Kg (New Mar 2013), Rocna 25Kg (New April 2015), 25kg Plough, 100m Gal Chain (New Aug 2012), 55meters Gal Chain (Spare) (New Feb 2014 – never used)

Muir Anchor Winch (with Capstan) (New May 2011), Anchor Rode counter Winch mounted behind S/Steel Samson post

Samson post through mounted to internal bulkhead with surrounding deck area beefed up.

Double Bow roller extended 140mm forward to better accommodate anchor (2012)

5 Meter Snubber and 500mm Snubber, Chain Wash attachment, Ropes Several hundred metres of spare ropes

Raft / Tender

Inflatable (Island) Tender 2.9m with air Deck (stored inside Boat – New 2014 – never used) Chameleon Nesting 2.9m (sailing) Tender (Mounted on Aft Cabin), 3.5Hp Mercury Outboard, Leg oil and anode changed April 2015

Sail Inventory

Fully Battened Main Sail – (New Dec 2012) 3 x Reef Points, Lazy Jacks & Boom Bag, No 1 Genoa 110% fitted on Roller Furler (New Oct 2014), Cutter Sail – Fitted with Orange Storm Sail (UV Strip restitched April 2015), No 2 Genoa (Good Condition), No 1 Genoa 110% (spare) Spinnaker Radial Head – Fitted with Sock.

Mast / Rigging

Cutter Rigged Mast Head Sloop with Spectra Running Backstays

Aluminium Mast and Boom, Painted 2010, Double Spreaders, Running Back Stays (Spectra) for use with cutter.

Standing Rigging, halyards, sheet ropes and mast base turning blocks replaced 2008

Forestay replaced in Feb 2013 when new Roller Furler fitted, Mainsheet Traveller replaced and backing plates installed (New Dec 2011), Cutter Roller Furler (New Jan 2008), Spinnaker pole, sheet ropes and turning blocks stored on boat

Deck Gear

Stainless Steel Chain Plates upgraded (New Dec 2011), Deck Tracks and Deck Organisers Upgraded (New June 2012) Mast Halyards run back to cockpit/cabin top mounted Winches

2 main winches are Barient 32’s (2 Speed – Self Tailing). 2 cockpit (Cabin Top) halyard winches are Barient 21s (2 Speed – Self Tailing) and a Barient 22 (2 Speed – Self Tailing) is fitted on the mast. Single Speed Self Tailing winch behind Helm (for Headsail Furlers).Winches serviced regularly. Boom Preventers (Turning Blocks and Foot blocks with Jammers) fitted to Port & Starboard Toe Rails, Targa, BBQ Fitted to Targa


Solid Dodger (new Dec 2013), Bimini over Helm (new Jan 2014), Shade Cover for Deck, Complete set of covers for Winches and Deck Hatches


Engine Oil Filters, Diesel Filters;Pre Day Tank, Pre Engine Filter, Engine Filter, Engine Air Filters, Various Hoses and clamps, Various U-Bolts, Bolts, Nuts & Screws, Sail Repair Kits, Bilge Pump Spares, S/Steel Shackles, Turning Blocks, 20L Water Container, Paint, Sealants, Plywood, Outboard Motor Impeller, Outboard Motor Spark Plug.


Make / Model / hp

Yanmar 3QM30 – 30Hp

Raw Water Cooled,

New Gear/Throttle Controls fitted Mar 2013, Cutlass bearing replaced Sept 2011, 3 x Anodes last changed in Jan 2015 (changed out yearly), and Water Thermostats changed in Jan 2015.

The engine has been well maintained and is in good condition. Overhauled in 2002 valve and valve seats were replaced, the head resurfaced and waterways cleaned. A new fuel lift pump was installed in Feb 2002 and the diesel injection pump was reconditioned at the same time.


Seahawk 3 blade s/steel self feathering propeller. Autostream S series with adjustable pitch, Pitch can be adjusted while in the water.


Wheel steering at Helm, New Wheel fitted Mar 2013, New Cables fitted Sept 2011, HydroVane Wind Steering