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Bluewater 40 Trawler

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12.19m (40'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 120hp, Ford Lehman 2715 E (1980)

Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Bill Garden
Builder Bluewater Yacht Builders
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,818.2 ltr (400.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,363.6 ltr (300.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman 2715 E (1980)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2680 engine2: 2880
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 18.2 ltr (4.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 5KVA


All new engine instruments custom installed at the helm station 2013. New heat exchangers installed (both engines) in 2013, and new exhaust elbows (2015) . Current meters indicated 80 hours (previous hour meters indicated 2300 hours port and 2600 hours starboard) giving a total hours of 2380 and 2680.
A 2006 Mase 5 KW generator with 25 hours. One 30 amp shorepower connection and a 5 KW generator provide ship's power.
The house battery bank consists of six (new 2015) Trojan 6 volt deep cycle batteries. The bow thruster is powered with two dedicated 4D batteries. New group 31 engine start batteries. All batteries connected via a battery combiner.
New generator group 24 battery (2015)


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 10.85m (35'7")
Beam 4.15m (13'7")
Draft Min 1.49m (4'11")
Displacement 13,608kg (30,005.2lbs)
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 12 batteries charged by: engine, shore power,, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish


Solid fiberglass hull, with cored decks.

The pilothouse roof and salon roof were rebuilt by Philbrook's Boatyard at an earlier point. Cockpit also previously rebuilt.

The Portuguese bridge and lower pilothouse were rebuilt by Jensen Motor Boat Co. in 2006.

Ballasted full keel.

Bottom paint 2013.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and volumes, which are reported from sellers' information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Vac flush)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick


The large open main salon may be entered through either the aft door or from the pilothouse doors then down the steps. A bright and open saloon with chairs located on the starboard side opposite the U-shaped dinette. A smaller custom dinette table (pictured) for entertaining and the large table for converting to a double berth. A U-shaped galley is located port side just forward of the convertible dinette. Moving forward you have the option to go down to the owners stateroom, or up to the pilot house. A stairway leads to the owners midships stateroom / forward berth and head is located under the pilothouse station. The midships owners stateroom features a raised berth (slightly short of queen-sized, new mattress in 2014) to port opposite a dresser, hanging locker and drawers. The enclosed head is between the owner's stateroom and the forward V-berth guest stateroom.

The galley includes a Force 10 three-burner propane range with oven, and a new microwave oven, a deep double stainless sink, and a large refrigerator with freezer round out this efficient galley.

The raised pilothouse offers excellent visibility and easy access to the port or starboard side decks leading to the Portuguese bridge. Featuring a comfortable helm chair, navigation station and settee and small dinette table/reading area. A pilot berth is located aft of the settee.

The aft deck is fully enclosed with a removable enclosure.

The hydronic heating systems provides excellent comfort in cold weather.

A built in vacuum system was installed in 2013.


3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Speed tick
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Stereo tick
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Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick


Sidepower bow thruster professionally installed with dedicated battery system 2013.
New Simrad (AP28) Autopilot control and electronic compass installed 2013.

Navigation and electronics equipment include :
Simrad (AP28) Auto pilot
Raymarine DS400x depth / fish finder
Garmin 2006 C chart plotter
Furuno 1715 Radar
Icom M-504 VHF and Icom M-302 VHF (for backup)

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Bow Thruster tick


Electric Ideal windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce 22 kg)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
Aqua Pro dinghy (2004)
20hp outboard, Honda (2004)
Windlass, anchor with 300' chain, Sidepower bow thruster (new in 2013) professionally installed with dedicated 4D batteries (2). Portuguese bridge with full walk-around and easy access to the bow. A proper Samson post behind the anchor. Exterior clear window coverings act as "insulated windows" keeping the cabin extra warm in the winter months and still allow exterior light inside -- a quite nice option that works very well. The boat deck above is spacious providing an excellent entertainment area. Color matching side curtains provide a safe area for children or pets from going overboard. Deck chairs and table may provide seating for guests when entertaining on the boat deck (these items are not included in the sale). The Portuguese bridge provides additional storage space. A Hydra Lift dinghy davit system installed on the swim platform in 2013 includes a small swim step extension designed for easy access when launching the dinghy.

Additional 14lb Danforth anchor with 10' chain and 100' of rode.



11' Aqua Pro aluminium RIB (2004) with 20 HP Honda outboard (2004).

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick


2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)


USCG required equipment on board.

Broker's Comments

This Blue Water 40 Trawler shows immense pride of ownership with conscientious maintenance and significant professionally-completed upgrades.
A timeless salty cruising trawler design with a Portuguese bridge, twin diesels and a raised pilothouse. Traditional teak joinery throughout the interior which features open salon seating, a large master stateroom amidships with queen bed, a centrally-located head and a second guest stateroom forward that sleeps two.

Please let me repeat, this Blue Water 40 Trawler shows immense pride of ownership with conscientious maintenance and significant professionally-completed upgrades. You will be impressed!

Note: owner's personal possessions, artwork, tools and topside table and chairs are not included in the sale.

These boat details are subject to contract. Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bluewater 40 Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by Randy Hacker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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