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Hiptimco 40 Tricabin

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Boat REF# 115452
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1977
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 7
Engine 2 x Diesel 120hp, Ford Lehman (1977)
Lying Bellevue - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Hiptimco Marine
Lying Bellevue - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,818.2 ltr (400.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1977)
Engine Hours engine1:   1500    engine2:   1790
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 3KVA

2000W Inverter and 8 new gel cell batteries. All the DC wiring was replaced in 2002 and the AC wiring was replaced and changed to 50amp in 2008. Generator is a 3KW Onan.


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Max 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 13,605kg (29,999.9lbs)
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 8 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Hiptimco trawlers were well ahead of their competition in quality of construction. The hull and deck are fiberglass with a teak deck overlay. The superstructure is fiberglass - nearly all other comparable manufacturers were building wood superstructures in this era. The saloon and cabin floors are supported by fiberglass - a great improvement over the wooden support structure used in many other boats. Even the window frames are fiberglass (with a teak trim), thus avoiding the dreaded "leaky teak" windows commonly found in Taiwanese-built trawlers of the era.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Enter the aft cabin through the aft companionway door and you will find twin berths on the port and starboard side. The aft cabin has a hanging locker, storage below each berth, and a chest of drawers between the berths. The head adjacent to the aft cabin has an electric toilet and shower tub.
Up three steps from the aft cabin is the saloon. To port is a bench seat that converts to a single berth. To starboard is the L-shaped dinette convertible to a double berth. Forward of the dinette is the lower helm station and chart area that is currently used for a flatscreen TV. Across from the helm on the portside is the linear galley comprised of fridge/freezer combo, newer Force 10 propane stove/oven, microwave, dual sink and coffee maker. The saloon is accessed from the exterior by a companionway door on the portside between the bench seat and the galley or by the helm station door next to the lower helm.

Down from the saloon is the forward stateroom with V-berth, drawer storage, and access to the forward head. The forward head has a shower and electric toilet.

This Hiptimco Trawler is equipped with a top-of-the-line hydronic diesel heating system that is in need of some repair.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Echo sounder tick

Furuno Radar. Raymarine STB002 Autopilot. Simrad 1515 Digital Depth Sounder. VHF Radio.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric Ideal windlass
1 anchors
91.44m (300'0") of chain
Boston Whaler dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
20hp outboard, Mercury, Short Shaft (unknown year)
All of the brightwork has custom covers - the handrails, windows, companionway door, and the flybridge.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

The tender is a very nice looking Boston Whaler with 20 HP Mercury and hoist davit system.

Broker's Comments

A single family has owned this boat since it was purchased new in 1977 - its remarkable condition is owed to faithful care and pride of ownership over the years.

This 40' Hiptimco Trawler is in immaculate condition, inside and out. The brightwork is exceptional - nearly every piece of trim is protected by a custom canvas cover. The interior brightwork shines like new, which gives the saloon and staterooms a light, airy feel. The exterior was repainted and varnished in 2007, but it looks like the work was done yesterday. The 120 HP naturally-aspirated Ford Lehman diesels look very clean and reportedly run perfectly. The engine room is clean and well organized. All of the wiring has been replaced and professionally installed and properly labeled. This 40' Hiptimco Trawler has been professionally and attentively maintained - it is in near showroom condition. If you are looking for a 40' Tricabin Trawler, view this Hiptimco to see for yourself how she is distinguished from the rest.
Recent investigation tells us why this is such a quality vessel. During the time of manufacturing these vessels, Cheoy Lee shipyard had a number of their craftsmen working for the Hiptimco yard. Thus one of the reasons for this outstanding vessel.

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

This Hiptimco 40 Tricabin 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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