1978, Fuji 40

Fuji 401978 Sale Pending

49900.00Oriental, NC

Price Dropped to sell now

  • Year: 1978
  • Length: 39'
  • Price: 49900.00
  • Located in Oriental, NC
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • YW# 4053821

Motivated seller. Major price drop on this nicely appointed Funi 40 !

This unique cruiser is sea-kindly, roomy, rugged in a way you just don't see built today. It's from the '70s... and that's a very good thing here in terms of quality of materials and workmanship.   Sure, she'll show her maturity, if you look closely and you will see just how strongly Fuji built this boat. 

Walking from the bow to the companionway, the layout is fairly conventional: anchor locker, V-berth, head, closet, settee to port, (two seats with table between so it's functional), pedestal table with fold-up leaves, settee to starboard, galley to port, and roomy starboard nav/computer station.

It’s aft of the companionway where the interior design of this aft-cockpit boat shines: Step down a small step to find a large aft cabin with a generous double berth to port, a single to starboard, and drawers and a seat between them—and standing headroom.

Headroom everywhere is generous.

She's absolutely worth a look if you are in the market for an affordable, newly upgraded powerhouse of a sailboat that will treat you right in moderate to heavy seas and a joy to relax in at anchor.  We are encouraging offers. 

She's berthed in a lovely affordable marina with all the amenities you could ask for - 2 swimming pools, 2 day rooms, hurricane protection, clean and neat grounds and security lighting and cameras.


Keel: Full Keel


length Overall: 39.17 ft
Length Waterline: 30.00 ft
Max Draft: 6.00 ft
Ballast Weight Measure: 8000.00 lb
Cabin Head room measure: 6.83 ft
Beam Measure: 12.67 ft


Engine Brand:Yanmar
Engine Model:4JH3E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 1848
Engine Power:56|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks:2(0 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1(50 Gallons)


Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Fuji 40 Sailboat

From Cruising World:

"The company’s Fuji 40 sprang from Sparkman & Stephens design number 2292. Unlike its full-keeled siblings, it has a long fin keel with a rudder hung on a full skeg. Yet despite the performance promised by its modern underbody, this is a very heavy boat and requires a fresh breeze to reach its 7.4-knot hull speed. But that’s an easy trade-off for a solidly built craft that offers a roomy interior and a seakindly motion.

Under sail, our Fuji 40, Del Viento, is rock steady and stable. It’s easy to trim to a course and then leave the helm for a minute without her veering off or heading up. Sailing in rougher weather, she plows through steep chop without being tossed around or grinding to a halt. She’s a dry boat while under way, and spray rarely reaches the crew, which I attribute to the Fuji 40’s distinctive high freeboard.

Fuji built just over a dozen Fuji 40s, the last in 1979, and recent asking prices have ranged from $79,000 to $110,000. For a comfortable, roomy, well-constructed cruising boat with an S&S pedigree, it’s hard to go wrong at those prices. " - CW 8/1/12


Sails & Canvas

The sail complement consisted of four sails at time of survey, two of which were inspected while hoisted during trials and noted as follows. An in-depth evaluation should be carried out by a competent sailmaker.

1.Schurr approximate 125 dacron roller furling genoa with padded foam luff and UV cover. Recent and in generally excellent condition.

2.Schuur battenless stowaway dacron mainsail. Recent and in excellent condition.

3.Ullman 1.5 ounce nylon spinnaker. Inspected in bag. Material was in generally good condition.

4.Hood roller furling dacron genoa with UV cover. Inspected in bag. Material was good-fair.

The canvas complement consisted of marine grade canvas dodger and Bimini on stainless bows and three-sided dodger enclosure. All components appeared in generally good condition.  


Propulsion machinery was based on an updated Yanmar four-cylinder, 56 horsepower fresh water cooled diesel showing model number 4JH3E and serial number E22202.It drives via Kanzaki model KM3A1 marine reduction gear, serial number 02203, rated at 2.64:1 and standard couplings to a 1-1/8-inch propshaft. Current metered engine hours showed 1848.2. (2019)


1.Datamarine Corinthian II digital depthsounder. Operational. Display partially damaged. 
2.Horizon Intrepid VHF radio and submersible RAM Mic extension. Tested well with a short distance check.

3.Hawkeye digital depthsounder.

4.Raytheon ST60 wind speed and direction. Loose connection at or inside unit. Required a tap to work.

5.Garmin 3006C color GPS with 36 mile radar. Recent.

6.Garmin GP7-76 and 172C back-up GPS units below


1.Hand held horn.

3.Flare kit with flares within expiration through June, 2021.

4.Type II personal flotation devices.

5.Type IV man-overboard device.

6.Emergency day flag.

7.Aluminum radar reflector.

8.First aid kit. Inventory and upgrade as needed.

9.Bilge high water alarm system with cockpit buzzer. Operational.

10.Battery powered carbon smoke detector. Manual test good failed. Change battery and test.

11.CG 169 USCG Navigation Rules book.

Spares as of 2019 Survey

1.Miscellaneous charts and cruising guides.
2.Brass oil lamp.

3.Wind scoop.

4.Kenwood AM FM compact disc player and Sirius radio receiver.

5.Good complement of miscellaneous minor engine and system’s spares.Inventory and upgrade as needed.

6.Complement of fenders and docklines. Renew any vintage docklines as needed.

7.Miscellaneous running rigging.

8.Boat hooks.

9.Cockpit pedestal table and drink holder.

10.Complement of four winch handles.

11.Magma BBQ grill. Not tested.

12.30 amp shorepower cords.

13.50-30 amp adapter.

14.Emergency steering tiller. Test fit and stow in a readily accessible location.

15.Aluminum spinnaker pole.

16.Portlight and hatch screening.

17.Miscellaneous galley equipment.

18.Two rail mount rod holders.

19.Remnants of a wind steering vane.

20.Small grapnel style dinghy anchor.

21.Heel indicator.

22.Old bosun chair.

23.Vinyl mesh covered closed cell foam cockpit cushions.

24.Miscellaneous fuel and water jugs.

25.Hand plunger pump.

26.Foot air pump.

27.Forespar outboard motor davit.

28.Outboard motor mounting pad.


30.Small navigators compass.

31.Compliment of 12 and 120-volt fans.

32.Phillips flatscreen TV. Change batteries in remote and test.

33.Large chart table.


34.JBL cabin and cockpit flushmount stereo speakers.

35.One Flex-o-fold chair.

36.Cockpit extension shower.

Ground Tackle

The primary anchor was an approximate 45 pound Delta deepset plow-style equipped with roughly 200 feet of 3/8-inch high tensile chain and short nylon line. The secondary anchor was a 66 pound Bruce claw-style equipped with roughly 40 feet of 3/8-inch proof coil chain and roughly 250 feet of three-strand nylon line. Also provided was a 35 pound high tensile Danforth stern anchor with 30 feet of 3/8-inch chain and nylon line

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.


Maura (Mo) Mulcahy

St. Barts Yachts

1201 Neuse Dr.

Oriental, NC  28571

(O) 252-249-7245 | (Cell) 207-647-4400


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