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C&C did an excellent job of building boats that cruised comfortably and won on the race course. The C&C 40 is a prime example of this design philosophy. A beautiful boat to look at and a thrill to sail, she is a classic. Only about 125 of these were built and they remain in strong demand throughout North America.

Heralded as one of the all time great racer/cruisers, "Sara" is a unique C&C 40’ featuring a keel centerboard which allows for shallow draft sailing on a larger hull platform. When the centerboard is up, the draft is 4' 9" and when it is down it is 8' 6", allowing "Sara" to handle much stronger winds and point like a bird dog!

"Sara" was repowered in 2005 with a 39 HP Yanmar providing much improved performance over the standard 30 HP Westerbeke's! She features very low (250) engine hours! In addition her water tank capacity has been increased to 100 gallons allowing for staying on the hook worry free and enjoying long hot showers! 

"Sara's" has provided a great deal of pleasure to her current owners, but they now have other plans that don’t allow the time for sailing necessary to utilize a boat of this caliber. She is an exceptionally clean and well maintained boat that is rigged and ready with attractive interior soft goods and plenty of room to sleep seven. 

This boat is located at a local marina here in Oriental, the sailing capital of NC. Please call to arrange a showing.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Builder: C&C Yachts
Designer: Cuthbertson&Cassian
Keel: Centerboard

LOA: 39 ft 7 in
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
LWL: 31 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 6 in
Displacement: 17985 lbs
Ballast: 8795 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 56 ft 10 in

Total Power: 39 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model: 3JH4-E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 250
Engine Power: 39 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (45 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (19 Gallons)

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass


Large V-Berth forward, Head with storage cabinets and teak floor grate to port with doors from V-berth and main cabin. To starboard of the head is a hanging locker. Aft is salon with settees port and starboard. A centerline table with fold up leaves can accommodate up to six for a below deck dinner. Above the port and starboard settees are pilot berths, great for your guests/crew gear. Behind the salon to port is the forward facing full size navigation station and behind the navigation station is a double berth. To starboard is the U-shaped galley with a three burner propane stove and a deep refrigerator accessed from the top. The interior is varnished teak and shows like new. Teak and Holly floors are in excellent condition with a few minor “character” flaws. The head liners are in good condition as are the teak over head mounting strips. Teak hand rails are to port and starboard in the over head. Custom cutting board on top of stove creates additional galley work space. There are copious amounts of storage behind the settees, in the galley, under the V-berth, and under the aft berth.

Sleeping for eight:

  • Two (2) V-Berth
  • Two (2) Starboard and Port Pilot Berth
  • Two (2) Starboard and Port Settee
  • Two (2) Port Quarter Berth

  • Hillerange Three (3) Burner Propane Stove w/Oven
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • Hot and Cold Pressure Water
  • Foot Manual Water Pump
  • Large Ice Box
  • Cutlery, Pots, Pans and Dishes 

  • Garmin 545 GPS Map & Fish Finder at Helm w/Depth (2011)
  • Standard Horizon GX2360SB VHF w/Cockpit Ram Mic and Hailer Horn
  • Data Marine DCD400 Depth Sounder
  • Data Marine DSC100 Knot Meter (Disconnected)
  • Navman w3100 Wind & Speed
  • Navico PH8000 Auto Pilot w/Remote
  • RAM Computer Holder



  • Four (4) Lifeline GLP4C2 AGM 6Volt (2 Sets of 2 in Series 984 AMP Hours)
  • One (1) Lifeline GLP-2700T AGM Starter Battery
  • 12V/110V Electrical System w/Breaker Panel
  • 30AMP Shorepower Cord
  • 12V Cabin and Navigation Lighting
  • Link 1000 Battery Monitor
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • 1500 Watt Lofrans Progress Low Profile Anchor Windlass
  • Westmarine 150AMP Combiner
  • Guest 20AMP Battery Charger
  • Cruise Air 7000BTU Carry On Air Conditioner 


Sails & Rigging
  • North Fully Battened Mainsail w/Triple Reef
  • Dewitt #1 Genoa w/Foam Luff
  • Harken Headsail Furler
  • North 3/4oz Tri Radial Spinnaker
  • ATN Gale Sail 100SF (New Never Used)
  • Adjustable Baby Stay and Back Stay
  • 11 Winches (Four (4) Self tailing)
  • Doyle Stackpack Cradle Cover w/Lazy Jacks
  • Harken Mainsheet Traveler
  • Separate Genoa and Spinnaker Tracks

Deck and Equipment
  • 35LB CQR Anchor w/25' Chain and 200' 5/8" Rode
  • 25LB Delta Anchor w/20' Chain and 200' Rode
  • Two (2) Fishing Rod Holders
  • Dodger, Bimini and Connector
  • Centerboard Keel
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Swim Ladder
  • Dinghy Outboard Motor Lift
  • Lifesling
  • Spinnaker Pole (Needs Servicing)


Additional Information

"Sara" was repowered in 2005 with a Yanmar 3JH4-E 39HP Diesel currently with 250 Hours

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.

Your time is very valuable to us, please call to schedule your opportunity to view this special offering in order that we may better serve you!

Mike Trogdon 252-571-0060

Mike Draughan 336-601-5970

Please contact Deaton Yacht Sales at (252) 249-0090

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C&C Centerboard

Year: 1981
Length: 40 ft
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
Draft: 4 ft 9 in - 8 ft 6 in
Hull: Fiberglass
Location: Oriental, NC
Fuel/Power: Diesel
YW# 2185-2949525
  • $49,500.00

Tags: C&C Centerboard