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1986 Ponderosa Aft Cabin - 40'  Sold

Year 1986
Length 40ft.
Price USD $89,500
Type: Pre-owned
Hull Material
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Beam: 13 ft 3 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Engine(s): Volvo
Engine Model: TAMD 40
Year: 1986
Engine(s) HP: 360 HP
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Fuel: (240 Gallons)
Water: (240 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (30 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

LOA: 40 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 3 in
Total Power: 360 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Volvo
Year Built: 1986
Engine Model: TAMD 40
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 180 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Volvo
Year Built: 1986
Engine Model: TAMD 40
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 180 HP
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (240 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (240 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (30 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Radar - RAYTHEON 1603
Plotter - NOBEL-TEC
Autopilot - ROBERTSON AP200
VHF - 2- Standard Horizon
Inside Equipment
Refrigerator - NORCOLD AC/DC
Battery charger - TRUECHARGE 20
Microwave oven
Hot water
Electric head
Washing machine
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Generator - WESTERBEKE 8KW
Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass


Teak details abound within the interior of this boat. In the salon a large L shaped sofa provides ample seating space and is flanked by two cozy chairs. There is expansive storage under the sofa. Hardwood flooring lies beneath a classic throw rug. Curtains provide privacy and cover the large viewing windows.  Drop down into the galley where double stainless steel sink, microwave, Hillerange three-burner stove/oven and extra large Norcold AC/DC fridge/freezer await for your cooking pleasure. Toast some bread in the above counter toaster oven. Large counter tops, a trash compactor and ample storage help with food preparation and keep things tidy.  Offer your guests a cocktail made with ice from the ice maker. Large above head windows flood the Teak and Holley flooring with light. Enjoy a snack at the built in dinette with comfy blue cushions. A Formica tabletop makes clean up a breeze.  A large mirror opposite the dinette reflects light back into the dining area, resulting in a wash of warm light. Two full berths with double beds offer comfortable accommodations. The master stateroom has a walk around bed, with a full head complete with a tub. Again, extensive storage easily keeps things neat. Built in wood shelving and space under the berths allow for storage of multiple items. A 12-gallon water heater provides hot water to the two heads complete with showers.  Ceramic sinks; Formica counter tops and teak cabinets accent these areas.  An Electro Scan system keeps the heads fresh.  A 240-gallon fresh water tank and a 30-gallon holding tank offer extended cruising options.  Use the washer and dryer to tidy up your clothes. Enjoy watching your favorite show on the large flat screen TV.

Engines - Mechanical

Twin turbo 1986 Volvo TAMD40 diesel 180 HP engines power Breif-At-Ease.  Both have a low 1955 hours. Travel up to 450 miles with two 240-gallon fuel tanks. Both transmissions were rebuilt in 2013. A 7.7 KW, Westerbeke diesel generator with 925 hours, newly rebuilt oil fired Webasto thermostat-controlled furnace ducted throughout vessel, newly replaced wet exhaust in 2013 and recent haul out, new paint and zinc's insure a reliable, warm and snappy looking ride. Piloting this vessel is a simple task with hydraulic steering and Bennett trim tabs.  A full bank of marine batteries, alternators and chargers keeps things energized. A four blade bronze prop and Morse controls keep the adventures coming. Multiple fire extinguishers, low oil and high temperature alarms as well as a halon fire system insure piece of mind.

Electronics - Electrical

The interior helm sports a handsome white adjustable captains chair. Enjoy the expansive view over the bow while utilizing the navigational equipment, which includes a Standard Horizon VHF, Robertson AP200 autopilot, Garmin GPS95XL GPS, Richie compass, Nobel Tec Plotter and Raytheon 1603 radar. The depth sounder is a Coastal Navigator. Enjoy tunes using the Riemein AM/FM/CD stereo system with speakers.

Additional Information

The fly bridge is canvas covered and has an alternate helm with all controls. Vinyl cushions cover the large storage lockers, providing storage and a comfy place to sit. The aft deck is also canvas covered and sports a wet bar, table, chairs, deep freezer for the days catch and additional storage lockers. Crab pots, shrimp pots, puller, and down riggers all included. Barbecue your catch with the stainless steel BBQ. Bright rails offset the shiny white upper structure and blue fiberglass hull. A 12-volt anchor winch lowers the Delta Plow anchor with chain rode.  Wash down the anchor with the wash down on deck. Explore the coastline with the 10ft dinghy outfitted with a 15 hp 2-stroke outboard using the dingy davit system. Keep the dinghy spotless with the provided cover.

With 40 ft of comfortable accommodations, well maintained mechanical systems, all the fishing space and equipment needed to reap the bounty of the ocean, covered deck spaces, radical amounts of storage and classic lines, this vessel is the perfect starter live aboard/cruiser. Gather up your family and friends and make an appointment to see Brief-At-Ease today.

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.
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