Sold NEW to her ORIGINAL OWNER by the Listing Agent when he was V.P of Valiant Yachts in Seattle, and again to her SECOND AND THIRD owners, “MISS ELLIE” is now offered on the brokerage market by her 3rd loving owner. “MISS ELLIE” was taken to Canada shortly after her purchase, put into an indoor controlled environment yacht facility and for several years, enjoyed thoughtful and careful restoration and updating. Her substantial upgrades for ocean passages and live-aboard cruising, with interior custom features that the listing broker, who has also owned his own Valiant for FORTY YEARS, has never seen before, makes this outstanding yacht, #1 on the short list of “must see yachts” for any serious sailor, contemplating the purchase of a world class cruising yacht.
“MISS ELLIE” is now again on the brokerage market, by only her 3nd owner in 37 years, a rare phenomenon amongst classic sailboats. No expense has been spared during her refurbishing, with custom joiner work and extensive upgrades above and below deck, loaded with top of the line equipment…the SHOW BOAT of all Valiant Yachts ever to be available on the brokerage market.
There are MANY wonderful and adventurous stories about this renown yacht, to share with her new owners.
“MISS ELLIE'S” sistership, Mark Schrader's VALIANT 40, "Resourceful" was the FIRST AMERICAN BOAT to circumnavigate via the five southern capes. She is capable of sailing through the harshest conditions, in the wildest or calmest oceans of the world!!!
“MISS ELLIE” is a perfect example of a classic Perry offshore yacht, has proven offshore capabilities and was designed for blue water sailing. Naval Architect Bob Perry, has incorporated into this sturdy double ender, both seaworthiness and ample interior space that offers steady and comfortable cruising, and features the traditional or “CLASSIC” Valiant 40 layout, with lines that 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”, and Valiant’s induction into the Sailing Hall of Fame.
This is the layout, known WORLDWIDE as the look which made the Valiant 40 famous with sailors throughout the world and which has taken more sailors on circumnavigations, than any other production yacht.
THIS IS A RARE, HIGHLY CUSTOMIZED & REBUILT VALIANT 40!!!!!
LOOK OVER THIS LISTING AND THEN START PLANNING YOUR CRUISE!!!
Sail Magazine wrote: “The Valiant 40 is a fast, offshore yacht. Her clean and efficient design gives her a remarkable ability to point high while footing fast and makes her safe, comfortable and exhilarating. She has a stable, easily driven hull powered by a close-winded, versatile rig.
Her hull features a modern split appendage, fin-keel and skeg-rudder combination. She has a graceful sheer rising to a flared bow and a salty, tumblehome canoe stern. Minimal overhangs fore and aft, coupled with canoe stern, contribute to a long-sailing length, with a bonus of increased space below decks. The bow flare is ample for a dry boat and it provides both a safe, workable foredeck and reserve buoyance to keep the bow from diving in a seaway. Likewise, the stern parts a following sea in the same fashion as a “double-ender” while adding sufficient reserve buoyancy to keep the boat dry and reduce the chance of pooping. There is also a moderate bustle development aft that increases the effective sailing length.
Without question, we feel that Valiant is the best-constructed production yacht in the United States, built for serious, appreciative yachtsmen. Valiant 40: THE ULTIMATE BLUEWATER PERFORMANCE CRUISER.”
She is a beautiful cutter capable of going anywhere in the world. She is fast, responsive and capable of living aboard in great comfort and eagerly awaiting a new owner to put her through her paces in the open ocean….where she belongs!
We are pleased once again, to be involved with this VALIANT 40 - No one knows the history of this VALIANT 40 and Valiant Yachts, better!
IN THE OWNERS WORDS:
We purchased Miss Ellie in 2001 and trucked her from Titusville Florida to Sarnia Ontario. Then we worked on restoring her for the next 12 years. All the time sailing her in the clean fresh water of the Great Lakes. Cruising in Lake Huron, the North Channel and Georgian Bay. A short, northern sailing season, with every winter stored on the hard with the mast down. Inside storage on the extensive refit winters.
No expense was spared to improve and upgrade all systems on Miss Ellie. She is now better than new. The deck and cockpit
were peeled, reglassed, faired and painted with Imron. Every through deck opening was over bored and filled with solid epoxy to prevent any intrusion of water into the cored deck. Below the water line she was also extensively peeled and re-glassed, faired, and painted with Interprotect 2000, then 3 coats of blue and 3 coats of black bottom paint. Last bottom paint was in fall 2015. Total electrical rewire using Blue Seas systems and a new Beta engine in 2013 with only 650 hour on it. She has been lightly used for the last 3 years in Florida and the Bahamas during our 6 month cruising winter season. Then carefully decommissioned and stored on the hard until next season.
$65,000 of all new electronics installed in June 2015. The list of upgrades are extensive. She is a fantastic sailing ship that can take you to any port in the world you desire with ease and comfort. She is the original side entry design. Some, like myself, say the best interior, all carefully sanded and varnished to a meticulous high gloss. Easy maintenance and a stunning vision.
You must see her to believe her.
MORE FROM THE LISTING BROKER:
Having been actively involved in the brokerage and new boat and brokerage yacht industry since the 1975, we have been fortunate to have been able to broker some very amazing and special yachts. Our specialty has always been quality bluewater passage makers, so we are very pleased and proud to have been appointed by an experienced and life long yachtsman, to offer his highly customized and rebuilt VALIANT 40’.
The Valiant 40 was designed by one of the more innovative and forward thinking yacht designers of the past century. Today, as a personal friend, we often refer to him as “the father of the cruising yacht”. The yachts he designed and built have earned him a solid reputation among the best designers of the modern cruising sailing yacht.
Not only are they heavily built and comfortable, given the efficient modern hull form, safe fast passages.
Upon acquiring “MISS ELLIE”, the owners undertook a thorough and complete 12 year refit of not only the interior and exterior refinishing, all systems including the engine, electronics, spars and rigging were incorporated to enable a retired, short handed crew to make safe, round trip passages to and from The Bahamas.
If you are in the market for a world reknown, safe and comfortable long range passagemaker, you will find it well worth your while to give “MISS ELLIE” a very thorough consideration and do plan on closely examining the many photos of this INCREDIBLE YACHT
“MISS ELLIE” HAS BEEN A PET FREE AND SMOKE FREE YACHT
For additional information please
Call and talk PERSONALLY to
STANLEY DABNEY, the listing broker
OFFSHORE ATLANTIC YACHTS
This well cared for yacht, sleeps seven people in accommodations with the traditional tri-cabin layout with large private forward and aft staterooms and a spacious central salon and pull out double settee.
The main salon is open and inviting with large settees, (port pulls out to a “double) providing for excellent and comfortable offshore sleeping quarters and a wide sole and numerous stowage areas.
The interior of the Valiant 40’ is dry, bright, comfortable and well ventilated with 12-screened opening ports, 4 large, opening hatches, a large companionway hatch , 1-solar ventilator and 3 dorades. All Valiants are styled with the heritage of the finest features found in the most sought after yachting accommodations and finished in furniture quality teak.
The overhead is drop-down Formica panels with teak battens for ease of installation and inspection of below deck fittings.
Most forward and aft of the chain locker, you will find the V-berth with full size high density custom mattresses, making the V-berth a true stateroom, storage shelves to port and starboard and tremendous storage under the V-berth. There is a large opening hatch above the berth and a custom forward facing opening port, for great ventilation, light and the added benefit of being able to see the forward areas of the yacht, while down below. The forward cabin is closed off by a teak door, giving complete privacy to guests or crew in the forward berth.
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. The forward bulkhead has a custom teak trimmed mirror which covers the entire area, adding even more light in the head.
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, (ideal sea berths when on a passage) a custom bulkhead mounted, drop down teak table, for dining to port, or when opened fully, it becomes a double, full salon dining table.
Outboard and above are custom cabinets with drawer on starboard and port side and bookshelves forward on both sides. There is a large opening hatch overhead and large opening ports. Storage is abundant, with large storage areas behind settees. Teak & holly sole throughout. Cabinet doors have great ventilation for contents within, as the owners have installed beautiful custom caning.
There are brass reading lamps, port and starboard on the forward bulkhead and a classic brass gimballed gas lamp on the starboard bulkhead. The spacious, central main salon is open and inviting with large settees, providing for comfortable berths at sea, a wide sole and numerous stowage areas.
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 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, lockers under the sink, 1 locker outboard with custom tilt out trash bin, 1 large deep stainless steel sink and 1 large shallow stainless steel sink, 4-burner S.S. Force 10 Propane stove with Oven and Broiler. Over the galley is a large opening hatch and an opening port for light and ventilation. Above the sinks, you will find a large custom teak cabinet with shelves and dual caned opening doors. There are extensive lockers and storage, outboard over stove and under counter, 2-additional caned cabinet doors, plus many custom storage features. The galley has a pressure and manual fresh water system and huge provision locker. There is a large double well insulated ice box athwartship with separate top opening lids, PLUS custom built and installed front opening doors.
The owner has also installed a fold up teak extension outboard on the frig end, that opens up to almost double the usable counter space for the chef.
Next aft to port is the Captains aft cabin. There is a double berth with custom mattress for superior comfort, 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.
Cabinetry and features throughout this beautifully designed 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 famous “traditional layout” Valiant 40’ which has taken more sailors on circumnavigations, than any other yacht design ever built.
There are 12-opening ports with screens and 4 opening deck hatches with screens, plus the companionway hatch and screened opening, which provides a tremendous amount of light and superior cross ventilation. There are also 3 Stainless Steel 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 floor, screwed down and plugged in the traditional manner and a rich teak interior. There are Hella fans throughout.
Below the water line, the hull shows a fine entry with a long cutaway forefoot followed by an efficient and modern keel section and a deep profile skeg hung rudder, just forward of a tapered stern section. This design combination readily separates the Valiant from other traditional yachts and offers ease of handling and lively performance.
Antique White Formica Countertops
Two Double S.S. Sinks (1-Deep, 1-Shallow)
Hot and Cold Pressure Water in Galley
1-Fresh Water Foot Pump
1-Pressurized Filtered GE Fresh Water System W/Spigot
Dual Countertop Storage Outboard Of Stove
2- Opening Cained Cabinets, Outboard & Over Stove
Custom Tip-Out Garbage Storage
Custom Drop Leaf Counter Extension at End of Galley Counter For Additional Working Space
4-Burner S.S. Force 10 Gimbaled Stove W/Oven & Broiler
Solenoid ShutOff Switch For Propane Stove
Safety Strap For Offshore Cooking At Stove
Pan & Tray Storage Under Stove Recess
Large Dry Storage Area, Outboard Of Sinks
6 Gallon Raritan Hot Water Tank (2013)
Cool Blue 12V DC Compressor Spillover Freezer/Reefer
1-Holding Plate In Freezer
1-Custom Front Loading Insulated Door For Frig (2007)
Top Loading Frig/Freezer Doors
Raymarine EV-400 W/P70R Head (2015)
Raymarine Radar RD424HD 4kw W/24” Antenna Dome (2015)
Raymarine GPS RS130
Raymarine Wind-Speed/Direction i60 Wind Pack (2015)
Raymarine Speed/Dist i50 Speed Pack (2015)
Raymarine Depth i50 Depth Pakc (2015)
V Chart Plotting e95 (2015)
Ritchie 5” Pedestal Mounted Compass
Fuel & Water Tank Tenders (2006)
Clarion M505 Stereo AM/FM + CD Player (2015)
2-Alpine Indoor Speakers (2012)
Sirius XM Tuner
Standard Horizon VHF GX2200 Matrix AiS/GPS (2015)
Standard Horizon Handheld VHF (2010)
Bad Boy Wifi Unit Amp System
6-6Volt Crown Batteries House Bank
1-12Volt Group 30 Starting Battery
Xantrex Control Panel Battery Monitoring System
Portable Honda 2000 Generator (2013)
Freedom 2000 Watt SW 2012 Inverter W/SCP/75’
9-Alpenglow Hi-Low/Red/White LED Lights
2-130 AMP Solar Panels W/Blue Sky System Controller
Solar Boost 2000E For Solar Panels
Blue Sky System 120Volt AC/60Hz Distribution For Solar Panels
2-130 AMP Solar Panels W/Blue Sky System Controller
Solar Boost 2000E For Solar Panels
Blue Sky System 120Volt AC/60Hz Distribution For Solar Panels
Nav Station Lights
2-Engine Room Lights & Engine Room Fan
1-50’ Shore Power Cords
Several Shore Power Adaptors
The topsides feature a large unobstructed deck and cabin top. Safe & secure deck work is ensured with raised bulwarks, nonskid, full length cabintop S.S. 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 rich Hunter Green which beautifully complements the Tan Sunbrella Covers.
Her owners have chosen to pursue a life style ashore and after considerable debate have decided to place this fine yacht on the brokerage market. All manuals and original brochures which may be aboard will be passed on to the new owner. She has been thoughtfully and expertly designed by “the best in the industry”, then combining current technology and materials for both comfort and speed and visual appeal, she has been restored to the highest of standards.
Saltwater Deck Washdown & Dedicated Anchor Washdown Hose
Teak Rub Rail W/Sacrificial S.S. Striker Plate
Double Stainless Anchor Bow Roller Assembly
Custom Stainless Anchor Striker Plate
Teak Cockpit Table & Drink Holders
Teak Cap Rail and Cockpit Trim
Dickinson Stern Mounted Propane BBQ
12-S.S. Opening Ports W/Screens (1 Is A Custom Installed Forward Facing Port)
3-S.S.Dorades on Teak Dorade Boxes W/S.S. Guards (1 Is A Custom Low Profile On Forward Deck)
1-Solar Vent Forward
Mosquito Screens for Companionway
5-Jerry Jugs W/Tan Sunbrella Covers
Custom S.S. Mast Plate W/Blocks & Tie Downs
Custom Deck Mounts For Stowing Dinghy On Deck
4-Lewmar Screed Ocean Series Hatches
2-20 Gallon Steel Propane Tanks W/Remote Shut Off
Lighthouse 1501 Electric Windlass Power Up W/Deck Switch
Abundant Misc. Dock Lines
Hot & Cold Freshwater Cockpit Port Side Shower
Teak Cockpit Grate
Removable Custom S.S. Dinghy Davits @ Stern
1-60# CQR Anchor W/250’ 5/16’ HT Chain
1-20# Danforth Anchor W/60’ 5/8” Triple Braid Rode
1-20Kg Bruce Anchor W/150’ 5/16” HT Chain
Manual Bilge Pump Mounted in Cockpit
Custom Tan Colored Sunbrella Dodger W/Panels & Side Curtains W/Screens
Custom Tan Colored Sunbrella Bimini W/Fly
Custom Tan Colored Sunbrella Main Sail Cover
Abandon Ship Bag
Emergency Steering Tiller
Navigation Lights and Masthead Tri-Color Lights
Tri Color Light @ Masthead
Round Life Ring
Edey & Duff Ltd “Fatty Knees” Sailing Dinghy #EADFK401J606 W/ Sails Etc. (2006)
Yamaha 4 Stroke 2.5 Outboard Engine (2013)
Destroyer Type S.S. Elk Hide Covered Steering Wheel
Waterproof Outdoor speakers
Remote Control W/Outdoor Controls For Stereo
Switch Boxes In Cockpit For Remote Control Of Exterior Lighting
Raytheon On Deck Touchscreen
Nav Station Lights
Engine Room Light
1-50’ Shore Power Cords
Several Shore Power Adaptors
Redone Alum, Keel Stepped Mast
2-Spare Main Halyards
1-Spare Spinnaker Halyard
Hi-Mod Mechanical Fittings
Profurl Rollerfurling Genoa 300 F Dacron (2010)
Profurl Rollerfurling Staysail 390 Dacron (2010)
Doyle Offshore Cruising 9.3oz. Mainsail
W/6-Battens & 3-Reef Points
Tan Sunbrella Mainsail Cover
Spinnaker Track Mounted on Mast
Standing Wire Rigging (2013)
4-#40 Anderson Self Tailing Winches
2-#28 Barient Primary Winches
1-#22 Barient Roller Furling Winch
1-#23 Barient Stb S.S. Winch
4-Metal Winch Handles
1-Plastic Winch Handle
Beta/Kubota 43hp Diesel Engine W/650 Engine Hours (2013)
90 Gallons Diesel
Fresh Water Cooling System
Paragon Hydraulic Transmission
Emergency Shut Off In Starboard Lazarette
Heart Aqua Alarm Bilge Monitor System
Rule High Water Alarm
1-3 Blade Variprop
1-2 Blade Fixed Prop
1” S.S. Shaft (2012)
Filter Boss Fuel Polishing System
Jabsco Fresh Water 12Volt Electric Head W/Macerator
Custom S.S. 20 Gallon Holding Tank Under V-Berth With “Y” Valve
Jabsco Water Pump
2-S.S. Water Tanks, Equaling 150 Gallons Fresh Water
Raw Water Sea Strainer
2-120 Amp Balmar Alternators
1. Offwhite Interior Upholstery Fabric W/White Denim Slip Covers For All Cushions
2. Hull & Deck peeled and reglassed , faired with West System epoxied under the water line. Interlux 2000 Barrier undercoat followed by 3 coats of blue CSC Micron bottom paint then 3 coats of black CSC Micron bottom paint.
3. Removed everything off of the deck and cockpit. Peeled , re-glassed faired and painted with Imron and new non skid applied.
4. Replaced teak handrails with custom SS handrails.
5. Replaced wooden hatches with Lewmar Ocean Series low profile hatches.
6. Replaced plastic ports with SS New Found Metal Ports.
7. Replaced 4 ports on each side to 5 ports on each side, plus added an additional port on forward house.
8. Removed mast and boom and binnacle. Stripped all and sandblasted down to bare metal. Acid Washed and repainted with primer then Awlgrip, aluminum mast steps to top.
9. Sanded rubrail to bare wood, re-caulked with black 4200 3M caulking, epoxied 4 coats with West System, 7 coats of varnish, capped with solid SS rub strake
10.Removed all electrical wire and started over with Blue Seas Systems. New wire and electrical panels, 2012 inverter, New teak Nav station
11.New Beta 43 HP diesel engine approximately 650 hours
12.Rebuilt V-drive at factory
13.Rebuilt transmission at factory
14.New Variprop, 3 bladed variable pitch, and SS drive shaft
15.New SS rigging oversize lifelines, fore and aft gates.
16.Custom 2-inch tube aft arch with removable davits, internally run antenna wires for antennas and two Kyocera 130 amp Solar panels
17.Rebuilt aft pulpit to be incorporated as part of the arch, not 2 separate units.
18.Custom Dodger, Bimini and full surround enclosure with screens and windows, hard plastic windshields on dodger.
19.Solid handrails from cockpit to gate on each side.
20.Lewmar adjustable jib car slides with spinlock rope clutches on each side
21.New Profurl roller furling on both Jib and Staysail to custom spinlock rope clutches one on each side.
22.5 self tailing winches on cockpit house with dedicated spinlock rope clutches for easy cockpit handling of lines and halyards and reefing(4 Anderson and 1 Barient)
23.Rebuilt mid boom traveller with 4 point purchase instead of 3 point for better handling.
24.New 1/2 inch SS plate mast collar with spring stand up blocks for handling ease and new deck organizers
25.Custom chocks for stowing Fatty Knees 9ft dinghy on starboard house with folding padeyes and extra tiedowns.
26.Custom 25-gal SS holding tank fabricated and installed with electric Jabco head and new hoses.
27.Electric Lighthouse 1503 Windlass with double gypsies and chain wheels for 2 anchors if needed.
28.New Found Metal bow washdown deck fitting that comes on with Windlass.
29.Espar Diesel heater installed in engine room, 4 outlets in boat
30.Filter Boss dual Raycor filters and polishing system inline to diesel engine
31.New teak eyebrow installed on house.
32.New brass tubing to new force 10- 4 burner stove with broiler, new solenoid switch and new Zintex Fireboy stove switch and bilge sniffer.
33.Custom Handcrafted Mattress SS spring matresses both fore and aft
34.Custom Glacier Bay front load door on the fridge chest
35.GE dual filter and dedicated faucet for drinking water
36.Bitstorm Xtreme "Badboy" internet wifi booster on mast head for better reception
37.Custom engine room cabinetry with storage and removeable engine room floor
38.Stripped and re-varnished ENTIRE interior with high gloss Epithane varnish , 7 coats
39.Stripped cabin sole and refinished with Ultimate Sole polyurethane finish
40.$65,000 worth of new updated electronics in June 2015
41.New diaphragm bilge pump 2015
42.Custom white jean material (demo,) slip covers with velcro closures for easy maintenance
43.Too many spare parts to mention, boxes of spares.
"MISS ELLIE" is a PROVEN, BLUEWATER VET and is well equipped for bluewater passagemaking. Her loving owners, have decided to place this yacht on the brokerage market for her next discriminating owner. She is a rare find, owned AND RESTORED, by experienced sailors. All manuals, warranties and original brochures which are maintained aboard and will be passed on to her new owner. “MISS ELLIE” 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 the highest quality cruising yachts, will readily acknowledge. Would-be buyers outnumber sellers, so if you are looking for a phenomenal yacht…. MOVE QUICKLY!” “MISS ELLIE” is a rare find and is well known by THE LISTING BROKER who was one of the original founders of VALIANT YACHTS! CALL HIM TODAY FOR MORE DETAILS.
ALL PERSONAL ITEMS, clothes, spices, food, pots and pans, bedding, tools, cassette tapes, charts, flags, carpets, books and any AND ALL ITEMS NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED do not convey upon sale! ALL PERSONAL ITEMS and any AND ALL ITEMS NOT SPECIFICALLY LISTED do not convey upon sale.
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