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


  • Year Built / Launched: 1972
  • Hull Names: Blossom - 2023
  • Engine Type: Westerbeke 55B4
  • Engine Hours: 725
  • Overview:

    USCG # 542695

    Launched as Tillicum

    BLOSSOM is a classic yawl-rigged early Mark III B-40 and represents a great opportunity to take over ownership of a meticulously cared for Bermuda 40 that is very well equipped and has been extensively upgraded by her current owner and her previous owner of over 30 years. She had an extensive refit at the Hinckley Service yard in Southwest Harbor, Maine in 2005 and was used lightly during Maine summers and stored inside a heated building in the winter. Her current owner has continued that care and use and has continued to upgrade and improve her. Besides her normal winter service and maintenance, her recent upgrades include:


    Upgrades since 2017:


    • New Raymarine full electronics upgrade including chartplotter, radar, autopilot, instruments, VHF and AIS (2018)
    • New DC panel and batteries including starting and house systems and furling system (2018)
    • Awlgrip cockpit (2018)
    • Replaced head hoses (2018)
    • Complete service of centerboard system and trunk (2020)
    • Complete drive train service (transmission, shaft, cutlass bearing, etc. – 2020)
    • Freshwater plumbing replaced (2020)
    • New battery charger and re-wire of 110v system (2020)
    • Exterior varnish stripped and redone (2020)
    • Toe rails replaced (2020)


    Hinckley 2005 Refit included:


    • Deck Non-skid Awlgripped
    • Hull Awlgripped
    • Engine replaced
    • Batteries replaced
    • New Edson pedestal and engine controls
    • Upgraded propane system
    • Upgraded fuel system
    • New cutlass bearing and propeller shaft
    • New Alcraft hot water heater
    • New head faucet
    • New Alternator
    • Head bulkheads and overhead painted
    • Engine room painted and sound insulation installed
    • Bottom stripped and sealed with Introprotect 2000
    • Main sheet traveler rebuilt
    • Cockpit drain hoses replaced
    • Toe rail varnish stripped and built back up



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  • Dates owned: 2023 - present