Bermuda 40

Originally designed in 1958 as a refinement of the BLOCK ISLAND 40. All models were available as a sloop or yawl. 203 built of all variations since introduced and ranged from the Mark I-III Here is a good article on the history from Practical Sailor

Series # 40120 Hull #1380

  • Year Built / Launched: 1973
  • Hull Names: Bluebonnet - 1996
  • Engine Type: Westerbeke 55B
  • Engine Hours: 3100


Author: michael.rouse

As near as can be determined, our boat was launched as Amy Rose, then subsequently was named Francesca,  Diamond J, then Caroline, and for the last 27 years, Bluebonnet, ( the state flower of the Sovereign State of Texas)

She sank in Hurricane Rita in 2005. After a loving four-year restoration she was re-launched in 2009. She has happily sailed the Gulf Coast since.

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  • From: Beaumont, Texas
  • Dates owned: 1996 - present