1987 40′ Mainship Double-Cabin (SOLD)

Used 1987 40′ Mainship Double-Cabin

Located in Hartwell, GA


Broker Comments

A popular boat with traditional styling (note the mast behind the bridge) and a straightforward aft cabin layout, the Mainship 40 DC was built on a solid fiberglass hull with average beam and fairly high freeboard. Despite her old-fashioned Downeast profile, her performance and interior accommodations are similar to those of a modern motor yacht.

The salon is particularly spacious, and the absence of a dinette in this layout is notable and perhaps even a welcome change for the norm. (Instead of a dinette, there’s a convenient buffet bar, which takes up considerably less space).

Both staterooms are arranged in the conventional manner, and a tub/shower is fitted in the aft head. An attractive light oak interior replaced the original, dark teak woodwork beginning in 1985. Outside, the aft deck dimensions are somewhat confined and guest seating is provided aft of the helm. The Mainship 40 DC will cruise at a respectable 18 knots with standard 350-hp Crusader gas engines and reach a top speed of around 25 knots. Information courtesy of Mainship Corporation

This vessel has spent most of her life on fresh water and for the last 10 years has also been under cover. Her 2nd owner has taken good care of her and keeps her shined up and looking good.

I have walked her decks and find NO soft spots. There are no water leaks either. The only reported issue with the boat is an inoperative fuel gauge and radar.

The owner says he would be receptive to covering all or some of the transportation costs to take her to the coast. He would like this as part of an offer.

I’ll rate the boat – Average.

Price – $55,000


Master Suite

  • Centerline Queen
  • Carpeted sole
  • Reading lights
  • Dressing mirror
  • 2 hanging lockers
  • 6 lockers
  • 11 drawers
  • Reverse cycle CruiseAir HVAC
  • 76″ ceiling height
  • Fabric wall coverings with oak trim

Guest Stateroom

  • V-Berth
  • Hanging locker
  • Reading lights
  • Reverse cycle CruiseAir HVAC
  • Carpeted
  • Private bath entrance
  • Fabric wall coverings with oak trim

Master Bath

  • Separate shower stall and tub
  • Abundant storage throughout
  • Manual toilet
  • Vanity with fiberglass basin
  • Dressing mirror
  • Air conditioning
  • 30 Gallon holding tanks

Guest Stateroom Bath

  • Private entrance
  • Manual toilet
  • Storage below vanity
  • Mirror
  • Shower

Fly Bridge

  • Garmin 120 GPS
  • Icom VHF
  • Standard depth sounder
  • Hummingbird fishfinder
  • Canvas and isinglass – 2007
  • Spotlight
  • Seating for 7
  • Flybridge can be easily removed for over-the-road shipping


  • Very clean, dry engine room
  • 454 Crusaders – port engine had total rebuild a few years back
  • Kohler 7.5 kw generator
  • Aluminum saddle fuel tanks
  • Engine service up to date
  • Battery charger
  • 6- 12v deep cycles batteries
  • Rudder posts reported in good condition, no corrosion
  • Strut supports reported in good condition, no corrosion
  • Full set of manuals and service log
  • 30 amp dockside service
  • 50 ft. power cord

Paradise Yachts 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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