The design of Tasman is a very attractive cutter with a bowsprit and a bobstay that get the ground tackle well away from the bow during anchoring. The boat has a straight sheer and a reverse transom with a small but very handy swim step and a boarding ladder. The deck is cored with marine plywood rather than with foam or balsa and the layup of the hull is solid fiberglass which accounts for some of the 21,600 lbs of displacement. It has a fully encapsulated, elongated fin keel that has an iron and concrete ballast of 9,500 pounds. Her ballast to displacement ratio is a very respectable 44% - good to find on a boat intended for bluewater use. The rudder is skeg hung for protection and tracking and her waterline is just over 32 feet.
Owners comments: Tasman has served us very well for the past seven seasons. She is comfortable, easy to handle, and safe. She has taken us from Grenada all the way up the island chain to the US Virgin Islands. We have seen calms when motoring is called for and 35kts when a double reef and staysail were necessary.
As we are now beginning to collect grandchildren, we are looking for a slightly larger boat with a three-cabin layout in the hope that they will want to join us on our winter home.
Tasman was well looked after by her prior owners, we have tried to live up to that standard and have maintained and continuously upgraded her over the years. She is ready to sail away with everything on board you need to start your new sailing adventure. Just as we did seven years ago.
A 2016 survey rated Tasman in “above average condition” in surveyor speak.
We think Tasman is one of the prettiest and most well-equipped Caliber 40s out there.
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The single spreader, keel stepped rig is easily managed by a couple or by a singlehander. The inner forestay can be removed and secured at the deck near the mast, or can accommodate a roller furling staysail that, useful in a big blow. The main is fully battened with two deep reefs, the rigid boom vang was standard, and all lines are lead aft so a short-handed crew can raise and lower the sails and reef from the cockpit. Chainplates are connected through the deck and through-bolted to the bulkheads and access to them is good.
MAST AND RIGGING Selden mast and boom. Storm trysail track on mast. Aluminum spinnaker pole mounted on the mast.
Stainless steel 1x19 rigging. (Inspected 2019, recommended repairs completed 2019). New Harken mainsheet blocks 2019.
Sparcraft semi-rigid vang (2012)
HEADSAIL FURLING Harken Series 2 furler on genoa
Hood furler on staysail
WINCHES All Lewmar.
Mast 24C, 30CST
Cabintop 2 x 30CST
Primary 2 x 54CST
Secondary 2 x 40CST (2007) It is unusual to have secondary cockpit winches on a Caliber 40. This is a very useful addition for jib and staysail furling, or boom preventer lines.
SAILS Mainsail Doyle (2013) Mainsail cover
Jib 100%, sacrificial UV cover
Genoa 135% (2006)
The Caliber is a modern two-cabin design with 6’2” headroom throughout. The interior layout starts with a spacious head and separate stall shower forward. Continuing aft, the master stateroom has a Pullman style offset double to port with lockers and plenty of storage to starboard. The saloon features a 6’2”, L-shaped settee to port that converts to a double berth. There is also a straight settee to starboard and a unique dinette table that folds down from the bulkhead and out to join both settees to comfortably seat six for dinner.
The galley is to port with a double sink inboard, and a two-burner stove and oven along with a top loading refrigerator outboard. There is a second head to port that is accessible from the saloon or the aft cabin. The outboard facing nav station is next to the galley. There is a Lexan divider between the galley and the nav desk to protect the station from the stove.
Good light and ventilation are provided by fourteen stainless steel, opening ports that are designed for offshore work. This also provides cross ventilation making below decks airy and very comfortable in the heat of the tropics. The boat is finished in nice, hand-rubbed teak with good storage below and behind the settees.
FORWARD HEAD Separate enclosed shower stall
Stainless steel sinks
Jabsco manual toilet. (New thru hull 2017)
FORWARD MASTER Pullman berth to port, ample storage below. Hanging locker, drawers, vanity and shelf storage. Bookshelves, Hella fan. Overhead hatch can be left open in rainstorms when the awning is installed. Great ventilation.
SALOON Unique Caliber fold-down saloon table. When stored on the bulkhead opens up the saloon for comfortable seating. Overhead teak grabrails. L-shaped settee to port with stowage as well as watermaker and refrigerator compressor underneath. Straight settee to starboard with ample stowage behind and below. Freshwater pump and distribution manifold below. Dorade vents, hatch and 6 opening ports provide superior light and ventilation throughout
GALLEYSINKS 2 stainless steel sinks with pressurized hot and cold water, manual freshwater foot pump. STOVE Dickinson 2 burner stove with oven and grill (2016) REFRIGERATOR Air cooled Frigoboat evaporator plate in top opening refrigerator/freezer (2017) Refrigerator can be run while on the hard.
NAV STATION Breaker panel, VHF, SSB, battery and remote inverter displays, solar and wind generator controller
AFT HEAD Hot and cold pressurized water, stainless steel sink, storage above the sink. Opening portlight. Dual doors with access into the saloon, or with the saloon door closed, creates an ensuite head for the aft cabin
AFT CABIN Double Pullman berth. Hella fan. Opening portlights in the coach house and to the cockpit. Terrific sea berth on passage.
ENGINE ACCESS Top companionway step opens for a quick check on oil and coolant. Entire companionway steps are removable for good access to the front of the engine for alternator, belts, raw water pump, and fuel filters.
Engine access to the standard 50 HP Yanmar is through the top step of the companion way ladder which opens easily to provide access to the top of the engine for a quick check on the belts, oil and coolant. The entire companionway box may be removed for access to the dual Racors, the alternator, and the entire front of the engine. Additional access is via the area under the cockpit sole. The standard Yanmar will power the boat at approximately 6 knots at 2000 rpm cruising speed, or 7 knots at the 3000 rpm maximum. Batteries are carried far aft and behind the engine, and access is via the lazarette. There are two water tanks and one fuel tank, all aluminum, on the centerline under the cabin sole.
There is a holding tank is forward under the chain locker for the forward head. It forms a watertight bulkhead glassed to the hull at the bow.
ENGINE Yanmar 4JH2E naturally aspirated 50HP Direct drive through a Kanzaki 2.63:1 reduction gearbox. 3690hrs. Engine oil changed every +/- 100hrs, raw water impeller changed every +/- 200hrs. New raw water thru hull 2019
PROPELLER Fixed pitch 17”bronze Michigan Dyna-Jet.
OIL CHANGER Jabsco electric Porta-changer. (New impeller 2017)
ALTERNATOR Balmar 100A (2018)
Spare Hitachi 60A alternator
Balmar MC612 regulator
STEERING Large destroyer type wheel on an Edson pedestal, stainless steel cable
WATERMAKER 12v Village Marine Little Wonder 6gph. New thru-hull 2019
HULL CONSTRUCTION Solid fiberglass hull and also reinforced in likely impact areas. Watertight bulkhead at the bow, also serves as the holding tank.
HULL FINISH Cream hull with blue boot stripe
DECK CONSTRUCTION GRP with marine plywood core.
DECK FINISH Gray non-skid
KEEL Encapsulated steel and concrete shallow draft keel
RUDDER Full skeg hung rudder with three bearings
STERN DESIGN Sugar scoop transom with stainless steel boarding ladder. Hot and cold shower. New shower unit 2019
ANCHOR Delta 35lb anchor on 275’ of 3/8 BBB chain (2018). Delta 35lb spare anchor with 50’ 3/8 chain and 300’ ¾” rope rode. Fortress FX 25 anchor in aft lazarette with 275’ webbing Anchorina (2006)
WINDLASS Maxwell VWC 1200, refurbished 2010
DECK ACCESS Lifeline gateway port and starboard and aft to the swim platform. Stainless steel boarding ladder aft.
DODGER Wavestopper hard dodger with clear panels
CANVASWORK Stamoid bimini integrated into the stern arch (2013)
50% zippered sunshade side and rear panels (2013)
DECK PLUMBING Hot and cold freshwater stern shower.
Seawater and freshwater (2016) deck washdown
COCKPIT Edson pedestal with gearshift and throttle controls. Main engine display in port coaming. Raymarine instruments located in 2 Navpods mounted on the pedestal. Removable varnished teak cockpit table and drinks holder mounted on the pedestal.
Large lazarette to port providing line and fender storage, access to batteries, steering quadrant and rear of the engine. Vented compartment for 2 10lb propane bottles
Self draining compartment for additional storage. 3 large cockpit drains. Stainless steel Magma gas barbecue grill with hose connection to the gas bottles.
STEERING Large destroyer type stainless steel wheel with leather covering (2018)
DAVITS Integral to the stern arch lifting the dinghy well clear of the water. 4:1 lifting block and tackle means raising the dinghy can be done by hand. Webbing retaining straps fore and aft and crosswise
GENERAL Stainless steel grab rails on hard dodger roof. Dinghy outboard mount on the starboard side with a block lifting arrangement led to a winch. 2 stainless steel Dorade vents with stainless steel guards