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1981 Wilderness 40

San Diego, California


40' Wilderness 40 '81 "Falcon"

A wonderful sailing vessel that will provide great performance and easy handling. The current owner has both creatively and fastidiously upgraded the interior from a stripped out racer to a functional and comfortable interior without hindering performance.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $53,500
Boat Name: Falcon
Make: Wilderness
Model: 40
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Wilderness Yacht Inc.
Designer: Gary Mull
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: WBW04040881
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40 ft
Length Of Deck: 35'6 ft
Waterline Length: 31 ft
Beam: 11'11 ft
Min Draft: 7'6 ft
Displacement: 11,700 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft
Ballast: 4,300 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3-CYL FWC
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1981


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Racers


our office
Yachtfinders Windseakers


Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
Tel:(619) 224-2349


Entering from a large comfortable cockpit down five steps into the salon which features a forward facing nav station and a settee to starboard and the galley and settee to port with a centerline fold-down dinette table between the settees. Forward of the settees is a very comfortable V-berth cabin with a vanity with sink to starboard and hanging locker and storage to port.

Aft of the galley to port is a comfortable wide quarter berth while to starboard aft of the nav station is a hanging wet locker, a Porta-Potti and sail storage.

New custom mattresses and cushions throughout in 2015. New fresh water system in 2015. Forward and aft cabins repainted in 2017/2018


Adler Barbour 12V refrigeration (new 2015)

Oster microwave oven

Pressure water system

Deep double stainless steel sink

Electronics and Navigation

B&G wind speed and direction

B&G speed and distance logs

B&G depth sounder

Autohelm 2000 autopilot

(2) bulkhead mounted Plath Merkur compasses

Icom IC-M45 VHF radio

All instruments new in 2014


12V DC and 110V AC

(1) 12V engine start battery

(2) 6V golf cart house batteries

Battery parallel switch

Battery monitor

25amp battery charger


22lb Danforth anchor


Full boat awning

Anchor and steaming lights

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines (new 2013) and stanchions

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders

Heavy and light tiller extensions

Molded-in MOB tube


Actual LOA: 40’ (includes s/s bowsprit for asymmetrical spinnaker)

Last bottom paint – 2015

Fiberglass composite decks

Alan Andrews designed fin keel installed in 1991

Hull and deck both repainted 2015

Sails and Rigging

Hydraulic boom vang

Rod standing rigging

Hydraulic backstay adjuster

Aluminum double-spreader keel-stepped mast

Harken mainsail traveler

Spinnaker pole

3-way Navtec hydraulic panel for vang, backstay adjuster and outhaul

(4) self-tailing and (2) standard winches

(2) Barient 32 2-speed primary winches in cockpit

(2) Barient 27 2-speed secondary winches in cockpit

(2) Barient 22-39 ST 2-speed cabin top halyard winches

All halyards are led aft to Lewmar staylocks on cabin top


100% jib (2016)

New stainless steel rod standing rigging (2014)

Stripped and painted mast and boom (2014)

Tides Marine Strong Track installed (2014) for easier hoisting and lowering of the mainsail

Engine and Mechanical

Engine alarm

Racor fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Engine fuel shut-off valve

Cockpit engine controls

(1) manual bilge pump

Manual tiller steering


Engine rebuilt and converted to fresh water cooled (2016)

New 3-blade fixed propeller in 2015


(4) life jackets

(2) fire extinguishers


MOB pole

Horseshoe lifering


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.

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