Down below, the interior feels very warm and comfortable with a nice combination of both traditional elements like teak joinery along with more modern elements like all LED lights and new salon and berth cushions.
Blue Moon features the popular layout with a pullman berth placed forward with a head at the forepeak rather than the traditional V-berth layout. The pullman berth arrangement tends to be more practical as the berth situated slightly aft is more comfortable and the head at the forepeak is a better use of space. There is a seagoing quarter berth that sleeps two in the starboard aft cabin.
The U-shaped galley to port is large and dominates the main salon area. Its functional with plenty of pantry space, two 12v Engle refrigeration units which can be used as refrigerator or freezer and twin sinks not too far from the boats centerline. The nav station is to starboard.
Further forward, the main salon area includes an L-shaped settee with a large teak table to port and a single settee opposite along with abundant storage space. The engine is located under the salon table and readily accessible.
- Two 12v Engle refrigeration units, can be used as refrigerator or freezer (2012)
- All lights LED (2012)
- Four 12v fans (replaced as needed)
- Salon cushions (2016)
- Berth cushions (foam replaced 2013)
- Aft head (2012)
- Fwd head hand pump (2015)
- Hot water Heater (2014)
- Bilge Pump and Check Valve (2018)
- Water maker (HP) (2017)
- Standard Horizon CP-590 Chartplotter (2012)
- Electronic Charts for USA, Caribbean, Central America (last updated 2016)
- Lowrance VHF with AIS (Base Station) (2013)
- Vesper Marine XB-6000 AIS with Own VHF Antennae (2016)
- Cobra Handheld VHF (2018)
- SI-Tex Radar (2012)
- Raymarine Depth (2014)
Cockpit, Deck & Hull
- Six Trojan 6v Batteries (2015)
- Start and Windlass Batteries (2017)
- Victron Energy Inverter/Charger (2016)
- Victron Energy Battery Monitor (2016)
- Four 140W Solar Panels (Two new in 2012, Two new in 2015)
- Two Blue Sky 25A 12v MPPT Charge Controllers (one 2012, one 2015)
Above deck, the Passport 40 has a sensibly designed cockpit for seagoing action. Theres room for up to four with wide seats and a coaming thats trimmed in teak, large cockpit drains and plenty of cockpit locker space. All the sail control lines are fed back into the cockpit and the main winches within easy reach of the helm.
The side decks are relatively wide with a molded-in bulwark that provides for a secure feel when moving to the fore-deck. Deck fittings tend to be solid and of top quality.
Like most GRP boats built in Taiwan of that era, the Passport 40s hull was built strong and heavy with lots of polyester resin and glass. The ballast was of iron encapsulated in GRP. Decks were originally cored in marine ply with resin barriers to limit potential for rot damage from leaks. Later boats moved to Airex foam coring. The hull-to-deck joint is bonded and through-bolted on an inward flange on the raised bulwark, theres also a steel strip embedded into the bulwark for mounting the stanchions. Bulkheads and internal furniture are fiberglassed into the hull.
Sails & Rigging
- Teak Side Decks Refinished (All new screws, bungs, chalked, sanded)(2014)Cockpit Teak Replaced (2017)
- Cabin Top, Side Decks, and Cockpit Awlgripped (2016)
- Arch for Bimini, Solar Panels and Dinghy Davits (2015)
- Custom SS swim ladder for both port & starboard (2017)
- All Glass in Ports Replaced with Safety Glass (2012)
- Hatch Plexiglass Replaced (2012)
- Bimini (2015)
- Maxwell HRC 10 Windlass, 200ft. 5/16 Chain (2012)
- Rocna 25 (55lb) Anchor (2012)
- Masthead Light LED
The Passport 40 has all the sailing characteristics of a good passage-maker. They are beautifully balanced, fast, yet preserve crew energies by being seakindly with a soft easy motion. They perform quite well in light winds and really come to life when the weather picks up, especially on the beam. Downwind they track well enough for the speed lovers to fly spinnakers under self-steering with few problems.
Additional Equipment & Information
- All Standing Rigging Replaced (2013)
- All Halyards Replaced (2013)
- Lifelines Replaced in 2018
- Harken MK-IV Roller Furler (2013)
- Neil Pride 100% Yankee, Trade Winds Version (2013)
- Carbon Steel Mast Step Replaced with Aluminum (2013)
- Sheets Replaced (2017)
- Mack Sails Mack Pack Mainsail Cover, Lazy Jacks (2013)
- Strong Track for Main with Stainless Slides (2018)
- New Aft Chain Plate (2018)
- Beta Marine 43 HP (Approx. 1200 Hrs.), 3-Blade Propeller, Transmission (New 2012)
- Highfield 290 Hypalon RIB Dinghy (2017)
- Suzuki 6HP 4-stroke Outboard (2012)
- Repaired usual known defects in Passport 40s such as rudder cage, mast step, chain plates, ballast, etc.
- Insurance Survey Done in June of 2016. Few Minor Issues, All Corrected. Available to Serious Buyers Only.
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