Offshore Atlantic Yachts, Inc.
Sylvia and Stanley Dabney -
Offshore Cruising and Liveaboard Specialists
Leading Brokers for quality cruising yachts including

40’ Valiant

  • Built  in 1979
  • Located in Florida
  • $ 109,000 (US)

 NAME: GRAYEAGLE     LOA:   39’ 10 3/4”     LWL: 33’0””
TYPE: Sailboat - Cutter Rigged
BEAM: 12’6”      DRAFT: 6’”
BUILDER: Valiant-Seattle
DISPL: 21,500 lbs.
SAIL AREA: 870 sq.ft.
BALLAST: 7,800 lbs.
HULL MATRL: Fiberglass
ENGINE: Westerbeke 4108
ENGINE HRS:  4,340 


“GRAYEAGLE” is a perfect example of a classic Perry offshore. Her classic Valiant lines incorporate a tumble home stern, bulwarks, dorades, opening ports, oversize rigging and quality construction.  The Valiant 40 is a modern classic. Performance has become synonymous with Valiant and is in no small way responsible for its success. SAIL Magazine selected the Valiant 40 as the ”Offshore Cruiser of the Decade”.


“GRAYEAGLE” sleeps up to six people in accommodations with the V-Berth, main salon and quarter berth cabin. Like all Valiant Yachts, the main salon settees and the quarter berth make excellent offshore sleeping quarters. The interior of the Valiant 40’ is dry, bright, comfortable and well ventilated with 9 opening ports, 4 large, screened, opening hatches and a large companionway hatch and 3 dorades. “GRAYEAGLE” is styled with the heritage of the finest features found in the most sought after yachting accommodations and finished in furniture quality teak.  

Custom built cabinetry and features throughout this beautiful yacht, far exceed the standard layout of this much sought after traditional, side entry Valiant, with the Captains quarters in the port double aft quarter berth. She is a modern version of the famous “traditional layout” Valiant 40’ which has taken more sailors on circum-navigations, than any other production yacht.

The interior of “GRAYEAGLE” features the traditional tri-cabin layout with large forward and aft staterooms and a spacious central salon. The main salon is open and inviting with large settees with lee cloths, providing for comfortable berths at sea, a wide sole and numerous stowage areas. 

The overhead is drop-down Formica panels with teak battens for ease of installation and inspection of below deck fittings.

She features private accommodations for two couples in separate cabins, plus settee berths for additional guests.

Most  forward  and  aft  of  the chain locker, you will find the V-berth with filler cushion, storage shelves to port and starboard and tremendous storage under the V-berth. There is a large opening hatch above the berth. The forward cabin is closed off by a classic hinged in the middle, folding teak door. Next aft to port is a large head, with ensuite shower with ample storage including, several lockers and cupboards. Ventilation is excellent, with opening port in head, plus an overhead dorade ventilator. 

Directly across and to starboard are two very large, full length hanging lockers with bookshelves over. There is a screened opening port to starboard. All locker doors have louvered vents for air circulation.

Moving aft is the main salon which is located amidships with large comfortable settees to port and starboard, a custom bulkhead mounted, drop down teak table, for dining to port or which opens for a double, full salon dining table. Under the table is a Taylors kerosene heater which warms the entire vessel. There is a large opening hatch overhead and large opening ports. Storage is abundant on “GRAYEAGLE” with large storage areas behind settees. Behind the port settee is a large open storage area, which could easily be converted to additional lockers and bookshelves. To starboard, you will note, bookshelves, a locker and drawer. Teak & holly sole in main salon, forward and aft cabins.

Aft of the main salon and to starboard is a proper offshore, forward facing navigation station and chart table with tremendous room for the full compliment of navigation and electronic equipment for easy use while navigating. The large nav table has a large storage locker under  the desk top, a deep locker and outboard, room for the additional electronic navigation and communication equipment.

Just aft of the nav station and directly across from the galley are two huge lockers, one a pantry with shelf top which provides a tremendous amount of space for provisions, the other, a large, full length wet locker. There is a teak grate built into the teak and holly sole, at the bottom of the companionway, to catch water from wet gear. With the wet locker and teak draining grate, which drains to the bilge, all foul weather gear is kept aft and away from the main living quarters. All locker doors are ventilated.

Aft of the main salon and to port, is the classic “wrap around”  “U” shape configured, offshore safe galley, that will delight the gourmet, whether at sea or dockside. There is generous cabinet & counter space, 3 galley drawers, 2 lockers under the sink, 1 large deep stainless steel sink and 1 large shallow stainless steel sink, 3 burner, gimbaled Force 10 stainless steel propane stove with oven and broiler, hot & cold pressure water and galley foot pump, with charcoal filter to remove “tank taste”. Over the galley is a large opening screened hatch and an opening port for light and ventilation. Above the sinks, you will find a large custom teak cabinet with shelves and teak racks for cups, cutlery and spices, and an Adler/Barber refrigeration system in a large well insulated athwartship box. 

Next aft to port is the Captains aft cabin. There is a double berth with massive storage under, dressing seat, with lockers above. The aft stateroom also has excellent ventilation provided by a screened overhead hatch and 2 opening ports, plus a quiet Hella Turbo fan at the foot of the berth.

There are 9 opening ports with screens and 4 opening deck hatches, plus the companionway hatch, which provides a tremendous amount of light and superior cross ventilation.  There are also 3 dorade vents, one over the head, one over the chart table and one over the “V” berth.  Below deck ventilation far surpasses the standards in the industry.  This yacht incorporates beautiful teak and holly sole and a rich teak interior.  


Off-white Formica Counter Tops
Two Double S.S. Sinks, One Deep, One Shallow
12- Gallon Hot Water Heater
Adler Barber 12 volt Cold Machine W/Freezing
Compartment - Extra Insulation Under
3-Burner S.S. Force 10 Gimbaled Stove
With Oven & Broiler
Hot and Cold Pressure Water in Galley and Heads
Pressure Salt Water in Galley
3 Drawers Plus Double Door Cupboard at Sink
Custom Over the Counter Cabinetry
Solenoid Fuel Shut Off for Propane Stove
Large Dry Storage Locker
Fresh Water Foot Pump in Galley W/Charcoal Filter  


Benmar 2000 (’92) Autopilot
Signet Depthsounder (’90)
Signet Knot/Log (’90)
Ratheon R10- Raster Scan Radar (’90)
ICOM M700 SSB W/Automatic Tuner (’91)
Ritchie 6” Compass on Pedestal 
Sherwood AM/FM/Tape Stereo (’91)
KLH Speakers
ICOM IC-M56 VHF (’91)
Alden Faxmate Weatherfax (’91)
Ships Clock


5-Group 27 (90 Amp Hr.) Sonnenschien Gell Cell Batteries
(4-In House Bank, 1-Starting)
Guest Battery Charger –Alternator: 150 amp Highoutput
W/Smart Regulator
1000 Watt Inverter
Pressure Saltwater Anchor Washdown on Deck
Shore Power Cord With 50’ cord
2-Electric Bilge Pumps W/Float Switches 
4 Fluorescent Lights for electricity conservation
3- Hella Fans for Significant Air Circulation & Low
Amp Draw
Four Winds Wind Generator
2-Solar Panels
Monitoring Amp Meters for Solar Panels and Wind Gen.


The topsides of “GRAYEAGLE”, features a large unobstructed deck and cabin top. Safe & secure deck work is ensured with raised bulwarks, nonskid, full length cabintop teak handrails, double bow and stern rails and double lifelines. The large and comfortable cockpit is self bailing with oversized scuppers, designed for heavy weather sailing. Excellent visibility from all positions is consistent with the proven offshore capability that the sailing world expects from a Valiant. The mast is keel stepped, Hull color is white and the whale stripe is a deep rich blue. All halyards are led aft to the cockpit...a true mark of an offshore rigged bluewater cruiser.

Folding Stainless Steel Stern Swim Ladder
2 - Side Gates - Double Lifelines
Custom S.S. Hard Upper Lifeline from Gates aft to Sternrail
Lifelines Replaced ’98
All Standing Rigging Replaced ’97 W/5/8” and 3/16” S.S. Wire
And Sta- Lok Fittings
Captains Helmsmans Chair                                  
Simpson Lawrence Anchorman 700 Electric Windlass
Molded In NonSkid
3- Dorade Vents
Dock Lines
New Teak Rubrail With S.S. Striker, Port & Stbd.
1-45# CQR Plough
1-40# Danforth
2 Sets of 70’ 5/16” Hi Test Chain W/150’ Nylon Rode
Double Stainless Anchor Bow Roller Assembly
Teak Hand Rails, Cap Rail and Cockpit Trim
Blue Custom Cover for Roller Furling
Dodger (’97)
Bimini W/Side & Aft Zip in Curtains (’95)
Mid Ship Sun Cover
Bow Sun Cover
Mainsail Cover
Sail Bags
Avon 2.8 Inflatable Dinghy (’89)
Avon Coastal 6 Person Life Raft in Valise
(inspected ’98)
Deck Rack for Extra Fuel
5-Life Vests
Navigation Lights
Deck Light
Tri-color at Mast
Anchor Light
Fire Extinguishers


Insulated Backstay
Spinnaker Track on Mast
Spinnaker Pole
Harken Roller Furling Jib
Main, Rolly Tasker (’96)
Genoa 150, Rolly Tasker (’96)
Storm Jib
All Sails Good to Excellent Condition
Keel Stepped, Tapered Aluminum Mast
Wire Standing Rigging W/Sta-loks
All Winches in Cockpit
2-Barient ST 28 Primaries
1-Barient ST 21 Main Sheet
1-Barient ST 21 Main Halyard
1-Barient ST 22 Jib Halyard
1-Barient ST 10 Halyard
2-Barient ST 22 Halyard
3- Winch Handles


Westerbeke 40   (4,340 eng hrs)
Extensive Engine, V-drive & Transmission Spares,Including Pumps, Heat Exchangers & Gaskets                   
Engine Alarm – Oil & Temperature
Insulated Engine Room for Sound Shield
Emergency Fuel Shutoff
Fuel Polishing System W/Auxiliary Electric Fuel Pump
Martec Folding Prop (18 Dia x 16 Pitch)
Extra Martec Folding Prop
Fresh Water Cooling System
Racor Fuel Filter
2-Fram Fuel Filters
Taylors Kerosene Cabin Heater
Raritan PHII Head                                                
S.S. Shaft
Dripless PSS Shaft Seal
Destroyer Type Stainless Steel Wheel
140 Gal. Water in Stainless Steel Tanks
2-Manual Bilge Pumps
2-Automatic Bilge Pumps
30 Gallon Holding Tank


“GRAYEAGLE” is equipped for bluewater passagemaking, having just finished a 10 year circumnavigation. Her loving owner has decided to place this yacht on the brokerage market for her next discriminating owner. She is a rare find, owned by experienced sailors and set up to be single-handed, the proper offshore system for couple-cruising. All manuals, warranties and original brochures are maintained aboard and will be passed on to her new owner. “GRAYEAGLE” has been thoughtfully and expertly designed by the “best in the industry”, combining current technology for both comfort and speed. This results in a deck layout that would do justice to a Gran Prix yacht, an interior with accommodations that are consistent with extended, liveaboard, bluewater sailing, a standard of quality and luxury that those familiar with Valiant will readily  acknowledge. As George Day, editor of Bluewater Sailing, recently wrote “would-be buyers outnumber sellers, so if you find one (Valiant 40), MOVE QUICKLY!”    “GRAYEAGLE” is a rare find and is well known by STANLEY DABNEY of Offshore Atlantic Yachts who is the listing broker and one of the original founders of VALIANT YACHTS! CALL HIM TODAY FOR MORE DETAILS.

EXCLUSIONS: Owner conveys all items onboard at time of inspection, plus gear that is in storage locker.

Contact:  Offshore Atlantic Yachts -
Hobe Sound, FL 33455 USA
Phone (772) 223-1583 - Fax (801) 858-5454