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1990 Valiant 40

  • 40 ft
  • Cutter
  • Westbrook, CT, US

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Valiant 40 - Designed by Bob Perry is quality-built, from hull to interior joinery and respectfully maintained on her travels, SV WILDWOOD is a first-class world cruiser with many custom features. If you are looking to explore the world (or less) by sea, this well-loved Valiant should be in your sights. She has cruised widely but conservatively, never raced, and has been in light use since 2012. This is a 1990 Texas Valiant for a price more common to her older and less evolved precursor.

Fast and stable, this is a proven blue water platform The custom dual tiller system - aimed at flexibility and simplicity - makes for a spacious cockpit at the dock, on the hook, or when steering on vane or autopilot. Stand watch in weather, and if you like, precision steer (with a balanced helm) from the shelter of a generous dodger.

Below decks, the varnished teak and warm white Formica make for a comfortable ambiance and for surfaces that stay fresh. A generous complement of screened hatches, opening ports, and fans provide great air circulation for hot climates and the diesel heater can take the edge off high latitude or late season cruising.

Whether relaxing, exploring exotic ports of call, or making passage, SV WILDWOOD can deliver! This one-owner classic is ready for her new owner to get back in the water and sail away.


Basic Information

Westbrook, CT, US
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Robert Perry
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Dimensions & Weight

40 ft - 12.19 meter
12 ft 4 in - 3.76 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft - 1.83 meter
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Volvo Penta
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V Drive
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
90 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
60 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
12 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Sleeps 7. 2 in aft stateroom double, 2 on salon settees, 1 in pilot berth, and 2 in forward V berth.

Engine room is accessed under companionway ladder. Engine is mounted center line.

Entering companionway to port is an aft quarter cabin (sleeps 2) with bunk and work station/storage. Quarter berth serves double duty: work station with extensive tools, workbench with vice or a double berth/guest cabin.

Opposite the quarter cabin to starboard are 2 hanging lockers followed by a 4 level pantry and then the navigation station with a "cut out" for secure laptop installation.

Opposite the nav station on port side forward facing is the is "U" shaped GALLEY featuring: ample counter spaces, large LPG gimballed Stove/Oven (Force 10 model 60450) with broiler, full top range and propane monitor. Frigomatic Frigiboat K35F fridge/freezer is keel cooled

Microwave by Whirlpool MW-1500/01X8

Jabsco PAR 18810-0000 accumulator  tank and ShurFlow fresh water pump model 2088  with in-line filter provides pressure water for galley and head.

Hot and cold water with a Seaward electric water heater

Foot pump in galley for fresh water.

Sink is double stainless steel.

Two stainless crash bars one fixed inboard of stove one hinges and drops in place inboard of galley.

Ample storage includes: the 4 level pantry,  a deep locker by sink, wall cabinetry and half wide cabinet over refrigerator, custom dry locker outboard of stove and custom cool space under refrigerator.

Next moving to midships is a double settee- port and starboard with a large folding center table (seats 7). Water tanks under settee seats, port and starboard. A pilot berth is outboard port side. This area sleeps 3 as singles including pilot berth.  Seat back lockers provide optimal storage capacity. 

Moving forward port side is a  head cabinet with sink and shower  with Raritan head PHII-PHEII (2007). Custom folding handle on toilet. Symmons Temptrol control and FM Mattson mixing valve. Holding tank is approx 12 gallons with PAR 2 position Y valve and Pump out pump via Minster Simms

Head: Custom layout accommodates separation of shower area w/o separate shower stall. Teak slatted floor is in 2 sections for ease of cleaning. 

Fully forward is ample storage/ cabinet area and a spacious "V" style berth (sleeps 2) with light/ ventilation/storage and 2 overhead hatches.


LOA 39'10.75"

LWL 34'

Beam... 12'4"

Displacement...22,500 lbs.

Ballast  (external lead) 7,700 lbs.

Draft  6'

Fuel 90 gallons, Aluminum tank under cockpit

Water 120 gallons, (2) 60 gallon each fiberglass tanks under settee seats

Holding tank- approximately 12 gal fiberglass under forward berth

Generous storage throughout: 3 hanging lockers, large pantry,

Sleeps 7 – 2 in aft stateroom double, 2 on salon settees (1 each) 1 in pilot berth, and 2 forward in V berth        

Mast above water 55'

Cabin headroom 6'2"

Modified fin keel with skeg rudder


North Mainsail  (2003) Nordac fully battened with 2 reefs and Allslip/Sailman 3000 slides, Doyle Stack Pac  (2012)  and lazy jacks

Genoa Yankee by North Sails (2006)

Staysail working jib by North Sails (2008)

ProFurl headsail and staysail furlers

Spinnaker pole mounts on mast track

Telescoping whisker pole mounts on stanchions.

Electronics and Instruments

4 RayMarine instruments and 1 Alpha  autopilot control on cabin top under dodger

ST60 Tridata w multifunction display (2003) Speed, depth, wind

Boland Comm. Viewport 10.4" LCD video monitor -Not connected

RayMarine RC435 Chartplotter (2004) at Navigation station below decks

RayMarine Rasterscan R10/XX radar, mast mounted with hinged display mounted in companionway (allows viewing from inside or from cockpit)

Alpha 3000 (1998) main autopilot

RayMarine ST 4000 autopilot (as auxiliary) direct to tiller or linking with Monitor

Garmin GPS 48 portable (spare)

Datamarine international offshore system 3000 (3-999 ft) depthsounder

Radio direction finder LOKATA 7 RDF

Ritchie Globemaster binnacle compass on cabin top, second compass below decks in forward cabin

VHF Standard Horizon 6X 2335S Nova+ (1998), 25 W VHF with remote mounted by companionway

SEA 2350, 2351, 1635 SSB with antenna on insulated back stay

PTC-lle packet radio

Antennas: TV-FM high gain mast mount antenna UHF/VHF/FM

Siemens  solar panel mounted on arch (approx 5 sq. feet)

Solar charge controller: Sun Selector M8-M16 Siemens Pro Charger-Controller

Battery Switches: Guest Smart Switch, West Marine battery combiner, Blue Sea Systems R9003, Cole Hersee CHM-705; 130 amp fuse (with spare)

Spreader Lights

2 Bilge pumps Rule 2000 (2015) Rule 3700 with float switches

Engine room fire extinguisher isFire Boy automatic Halon 8lb 1301

Heater  (new in 2007, never connected) Webasto Air Top EVO3900/5500 D Diesel powered

Weems and Plath quartz ships bell clock and matching barometer

Samsung Flat screen TV


Navigation lights,  masthead tricolor, anchor light, steaming light, deck light, cabin and locker lights, courtesy floor lights, AC outlets, battery charger, water heater, fuel gauge, anchor windlass switch (foot controls on forward deck for windlass) and radar switch.

Ground Tackle

Hi-tensile 45# CQR plow anchor on bow roller with 200' galvanized 5/16TH chain rode 

20kg Bruce on bow roller as secondary,  with 6' chain (with  approx. 100' nylon rode not attached)

Fortress (2) (FX16; FX23)

50# Luke storm anchor (HD)

Heavy duty Lewmar double anchor V2-V3 windlass  stainless steel.

Deck Gear

Profurl roller furling (NC42 rebuilt 2008) with double luff tracks on genoa and staysail foils

Keel stepped mast

Mast above water 55'

Winches are Lewmar #52 (2),  #40 (3),  #16 (1) stainless steel, all self tailing.

Accessory winch power by Milwakee V28 1/2" right angle drill with winch bit includes 2 28v batteries and charger

Preventer is 2 part block and tackle

Life sling module mounts on stern rail

MOM Man overboard module also mounts on stern rail

double anchor roller

Anchor washdown is a ShurFlo 45psi pump model 2088-14-734

Givens 4 person life raft in canister (2001)  (Last serviced in 2004)

Givens Life raft mounts in custom stainless steel frame on deck under boom

Staysail deck fitting

4 winch handles 

6 cockpit drain and 4 deck drains

Lazarette accommodates 2  20lb propane tanks and is vented properly overboard

Cockpit floor grid (2 piece teak for ease of cleaning)                        

3 bilge pumps (2 electric with float switches in bilge + 1 manual in cockpit)

Bimini is collapsible with zip in "fly" to dodger for full cockpit coverage. 

Stainless steel frame arch supports Bimini, solar panel, GPS antenna and outboard engine mount

Custom dodger has stainless steel frame with tri panel safety glass, with opening center panel for ventilation. Frame for canvas has hand grip with cut outs and handrails,  Zip out Sunbrella side panels have clear plastic panes for side visibility. 

2 deck dorades with guard rails, one over chart table  and one over head cabinet

13 opening  stainless steel ports 

5 deck hatches all with screens

4 Handrails on cabin top (teak) and 2 on dodger at gates stainless steel.

Deck storage consists of a custom teak box on deck under boom

Standing rigging is combination of wire and rod

Hydraulic backstay adjuster is by Navtec -Series 7 (Cylinder rebuilt 2017)

Folding cockpit table stows in locker (seats 5)

Dock lines, fenders,  shore power cord with adapters and water hose

Steering by tiller with second "stub tiller" for wind vane steering (expands usable cockpit space)

Monitor wind vane (1991) with extra lightweight vane

Portable Hummingbird WIDE depth/fish sounder

Air pump /vacuum 2/5 psi 12v for dinghy and fenders

Small folding anchor w rope rode  for dinghy.

Windex windpoint at masthead.

Eye bolts fore and aft sides of cabin house with jack lines

Large eye bolt at center line by companionway.


Volvo Penta 2040-C 3cylinder  diesel engine. (1999)

Volvo V drive (2002)

 Twin Racor 20 series fuel filters

Alternator Volvo 872235 (one installed, one spare)

3 blade bronze fixed prop in place now with alternate Max Prop and additional fixed blade prop as spare  

Shaft Shark cutter

Inverter:  MAGNUM  MS2000  (2015) 2KW  12v DC Inverter/Charger with MEO-RC remote control at navigation station

110 volt AC and 12 Volt DC panels.


Teak bulkheads, lockers (inside and out), and trim, as well as teak and holly cabin sole, are sealed and protected with 3 coats of urethane. Overhead panels and other washable surfaces are warm white Formica.

Lee cloths (for all berths)

Barbecue – portable rail mount. (stainless steel)

Large cockpit lockers (2)

Comprehensive set of manuals and documentation

Ratlines (available -but need servicing and installation)

Safety Gear

Life Sling 

Double lifelines with boarding gates (port & starboard).

Halon fire control system in engine compartment.

Galerider Drogue

2 solid companionway boards and 1 with clear panel

Life jackets.

Plugs for through hulls.

Fog bell and horn.

Rigging cutters

Bosuns chair

MOM-8A man overboard module (2001)

Optional Gear

 A host of tools and spares are available at sellers discretion

21 qualities to love about this classic vessel...

Efficient and beautiful hull design

Stability and speed

Seaworthiness and structural integrity

Roomy cockpit, decks, accommodations and storage 

CLEAN, varnished teak interior cabinetry and exterior trim

Quality joinery

Custom double tiller system

Flexibility of steering options 

GLASS opening windshield in dodger instead of plastic

Reliable and quiet inboard diesel

Accessible engine room

The pantry

The workbench

The staysail

The stackpack

The autopilot

13 stainless opening ports and 7 screened hatches

Good sea berths with lee cloths

Perfect size and configuration for living aboard

Her sterling reputation as a Texas-built world cruiser

The Memories!!

That's just for starters. there's plenty more including her below market asking price

Come look and see her for yourself! .




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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6203585)