40' Valiant Cutter 1990


40' Valiant Cutter 1990 40' Valiant Cutter 1990 40' Valiant Cutter 1990 40' Valiant Cutter 1990 40' Valiant Cutter 1990 40' Valiant Cutter 1990 40' Valiant Cutter 1990

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40' Valiant Cutter 1990 Petite Ourse



Every once in a blue moon, there comes an incredible mopportunity to own a Texas built, Valiant 40! Every once in a while there is a newer Valiant 40 that is well equipped, well loved and ready to cruise anywhere.  This is a 1990 Valiant 40 is one of the last 40s built; they stopped building the V40 in 1992. We are proud to offer Petite Ourse a wonderful Valiant 40. She has just completed a circumnavigation and her knowledgeable owners have maintained her as their home and provided many upgrades over their cruising tenure of the last ten years.

Petite Ourse has all the cruising equipment you need and I mean everything… new engine, Northern Lights generator, davits, arch, windvane steering, New solar, New wind, complete electronics with SSB and AIS and the topsides are newly Awlgripped!

This is one Valiant 40 you must really check out carefully. Valiants like this one don’t come along often. She was a great lightly used Valiant in 2006 when her owners bought her with their circumnavigation in mind. They have added all the modern equipment you would want and also safety features and creature comforts. They have used her as she was meant to be as a safe and comfortable voyaging home. We have sold many Valiants that are proven circumnavigators and we can tell you that the best boats are the ones used and loved as they were meant to be.

Just Some of the Highlights include:

  • New Volvo D2-40 diesel  2014
  • New Northern Lights generator 2016
  • Radar solar arch with davit system 2008
  • Kyocera solar panels on the arch 2008
  • Seafrost 12v refrigeration in addition to the 110v system 2008
  • Wabasto diesel heater
  • New hatches!
  • Lighthouse windlass with remote
  • LED lights
  • Raymarine Chart Plotter
  • Vesper Marine AIS Receiver
  • Icom 802 SSB
  • Iridium Go
  • Spectra Watermaker factory reconditioned with brand new membrane
  • Airbreeze Wind Generator
  • Newly Awlgripped 2000 topsides 2017
  • New dodger and bimini canvas 2017

The owner’s of this Valiant 40, Petite Ourse, can confirm that the Valiant 40 lives up to its reputation. A reputation earned over 35 years! In the early 70s, when Bob Perry designed the first “Performance Cruiser" the Valiant 40 was thought to be pretty radical in design. Since the 90s Bob Perry’s long fin “cruising” keel and skeg hung rudder have become the definition of a stable fast ocean going sailboat! The modern production boats are downright flimsy compared to the Valiant 40 that is solid hand laid fiberglass with a robust layup schedule.

The Valiant 40 remains one of the very best ocean sailing vessels you can buy and at a great price. Proven over and over, tough and hardy, the Valiant remains a couples cruising vessel of choice as well as a favorite for solo sailors. She is your “all ocean SUV" of the sailing world. No frills. All function! There is a reason that serious sailors choose a Valiant. The build quality is among the best there is. From the hand laid solid fiberglass hull, to the hull deck joint is bolted and glued with 5200. The deck is built of a sandwich of fiberglass over marine ply coring with deck hardware is attached securely with robust backing plates. This Valiant 40 was built in Texas and well beyond the blister years! She is one of the last Valiant 40s built and as such, she is a highly desirable boat.

Having owned and sailed a Valiant 40, we can safely say we love the boat. Petite Ourse is a sistership to our Valiant 40 Solstice and we highly recommend you give this Valiant your consideration. The Valiant 40 is a great sailing boat that is also solid and safe. She is a capable cruising vessel that is also affordable! If you are thinking about it, call now! I don’t think she will wait long!

MK Yacht Sales would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 40' Valiant Cutter 1990. This yacht for sale is located in Annapolis, Maryland and priced at $159,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!






Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



12' 3"

Engine Details:

Volvo Penta D2-40F

Engine 1:

2000.00 HRS

Engine 2:

2000.00 HRS

Engine Fuel:


Fuel Capacity:

100 GAL

Water Capacity:

142 GAL


 The full specs!


The Valiant 40 is a blue water boat designed with headroom of about 6’5” in the salon, two staterooms, one head, huge galley, comfortable traditional salon, and loads of storage. Even more importantly there is wonderful access to the engine and to all systems. This is a boat designed to be maintained by her owner anywhere in the world. The boat can be taken apart the way she was put together. The headliner is light creamy Formica with teak battens so you can easily remove the ceiling to get to wiring or bedding areas. You have access to everything. The opening portlights are stainless steel and provide wonderful light and ventilation.

The original Bob Perry Valiant 40 layout is traditional, and it totally works. The vessel is bright and well ventilated with beautiful teak joinery and built in furniture. Starting forward the chain locker is in the bow with the Vberth stateroom. This is a traditional V berth that provides two comfortable berths. A filler cushion can be used to create a wide double berth. There is an overhead hatch for ventilation as well as an opening port. There are cabinets outboard port and starboard as well as two shelved lockers port and starboard to provide stowage as well as storage underneath the berth. To port just aft is the large head with a shower which is one of the most sought after designs. The separate stall shower area is where the standard marine toilet is installed. It’s really nice as a shower seat also. This design gives you a nice vanity and sink with lots of storage space. The head is largely white Formica for ease of cleaning. It is in fact way bigger than the head on a Valiant 42. It is awesome.

The main salon just aft of the main bulkhead is classic and traditional with a solid centerline drop leaf table with liquor storage in the center and straight settees to port and starboard which are excellent sea berths. The starboard side outboard the settee has shelving for books and two large cabinets. The area outboard the port settee has two cabinets and shelving for storage for various gear as well as for books. The main salon has nice 6’5” headroom, an overhead hatch, and a four opening ports just in the main salon area. There are a total of eleven opening ports on the boat! The ports set in the vertical cabin house are genius because you can have them open in rain and generally no rain comes in. Ventilation is fabulous on a Valiant.

The Nav station is just aft of the salon to starboard adjacent the galley. The nav station is a classic, large sit down forward facing Nav station with a chart table with storage outboard and a cabinet below as well as the chart table itself. It is a proper Nav station and ships office with the electrical breaker panel and all the electronics. There is plenty of storage outboard of the nav station and also under the nav seat.

The famous Valiant galley is opposite the nav station on the port side. We call it the famous Valiant Bob Perry galley! Bob is a great cook! There is everything that Bob wants in a galley with ample counter space and good stowage. It is a large u-shaped galley with an opening port and overhead hatch as well as a fan. Petite Ourse has the optional galley cabinet where the microwave is installed over the refrigerator/freezer between the salon and the galley. With the storage outboard of the stove and also the deep storage under the counter at the bulkhead outboard of the double sinks, there is a tremendous amount of galley storage.

Just aft of the bulkhead is the aft stateroom; the master stateroom has a large double berth. There is also a hanging locker, drawers and a dressing seat. It is a wonderful cabin that offers a secure sea berth close to the companionway. There is access to the engine from this cabin also. Aft of the nav station on starboard at the companionway are three large lockers including the wet locker. The companionway stairs are removable for access to the large engine room. It is a walk-in engine room where you have all the mechanicals in the engine space. The interior is solid teak which is no longer available is lovely and this standard "Proven" Valiant 40 layout just simply works great.

  • Two staterooms one head
  • Salon with straight settees
  • One large head with separate stall shower
  • Standard marine toilet in the shower area
  • Large Bob Perry galley with propane stove, refrigerator, and separate freezer
  • Wonderful ventilation with 11 opening ports
  • Four deck hatches with screens
  • Teak interior and beautiful joinery
  • Teak and holly cabin sole
  • Built in furniture
  • Formica ceiling panels

Creature Comforts:

  • Wabasto diesel heater!
  • Air conditioning!
  • Davit system (detaches from Arch)
  • Wifi antennae
  • Iridium Go!
  • Electric windlass
  • Sony stereo with 12 cd changer,  speaker system with inside and cockpit speakers
  • Cockpit shower
  • Stall shower
  • BBQ
  • Carbon fiber downwind pole!

Galley Details:

The famous Valiant U-shaped galley to port has a double stainless steel sink and mixing faucet with hot and cold pressure water. Large Formica countertops with drawer/locker storage under counter, and cabinets above. There is a gimbaled 3-burner propane stove/oven. The counter opposite the sink houses a well insulated ice box with 12 volt refrigerator and separate freezer with 12v refrigeration. It is a famous galley!

  • Seafrost 110v refrigeration with two holding plates (new compressor) and don’t forget the new Northern Lights genset to run the 110v system
  • Seafrost BD DC 12volt refrigeration system 2008
  • Separate freezer compartment
  • Force 10 three-burner propane stove, with oven and broiler
  • Solenoid shut off
  • Safety bar and belt
  • Double deep stainless steel sinks
  • Pressure water with mixing faucet
  • Foot pump with Y valve for fresh or sea water
  • Formica counter tops (eight square feet)
  • Dish storage outboard
  • Flatware drawer
  • Large cabinet over sink
  • Optional large cabinet over counter with new microwave installed 2018
  • Spice rack over sink on the bulkhead above sink
  • Ample storage under sink and under stove
  • Opening hatch and opening port
  • New LED galley light


  • 150 Gallons water in two tanks under settees
  • Standard marine toilet
  • Shower separate
  • Sink and Vanity in head
  • Galley sink has electric evacuation pump and siphon break
  • Hot water heater 110v and engine
  • Cockpit shower
  • Deck wash system



Complete electrical system with new Northern Lights generator, high amp smart alternator on the engine, Kyocera solar panels, Wind generator and low amp lights.

12 Volt DC System:

  • House bank: Four batteries Group 27 batteries, two installed in engine room starboard side and two on the port side
  • Generator start battery Group 24
  • Main battery switch
  • 100 amp smart alternator
  • Xantrex Link 2.0 battery monitor
  • Volt meter and Amp meter
  • Valiant Yachts DC Breaker Panel
  • Tricolor Light and deck level nav lights
  • Masthead Strobe Light
  • Stern light
  • Steaming light
  • Anchor light
  • 12 v refrigeration
  • Two electric bilge pumps
  • 12 volt outlets
  • USB outlets (five)
  • Five fans
  • Cabin lights – florescent low amp
  • LED reading lights replace incandescent in quarter berth, saloon, and V berth
  • Locker lights
  • Red nav station light
  • Engine room light
  • Electrical spares

110 Volt AC System:

  • 120 Volt 50 Amp connection
  • 50 amp shore power cord
  • 110 breaker panel
  • Charger
  • 110v AC outlets
  • Pure Sine wave Inverter


  • Two Kyocera 85 WATT panels on Arch
  • Two 80-watt Sobianflex solar panels installed on bimini plus 20 amp regulator
  • Blue Sea Systems  amp meter for solar batteries

Wind Power

  • AirBreeze Wind Generator 2010



Petite Ourse has a new Volvo diesel with a reconditioned transmission and a new Northern Lights generator with less than 200 hours on it

  • Volvo D2-40F replacing Volvo 2003T (current hours less than 2000)
  • Transmission reconditioned
  • 1” prop shaft
  • Filter Boss Dual Racor 500 filters (fuel polishing system) 2009
  • 95 gallons fuel
  • Burns about 2/3 to 3/4 gallons per hour with a range of about 600 nm
  • Maxprop three-blade feathering prop
  • Cruising speed 6 knots at 2000 rpm with max speed of 7 knots at 2800 rpm
  • Traditional shaft seal
  • Monitor wind vane steering
  • Alpha autopilot

More Mechanicals

  • New Northern Lights generator
  • Seafrost Airconditioning
  • Seafrost 110 refrigeration
  • Seafrost 12 volt refrigeration


Navigation & Communications

Complete navigation and communication inventory with everything replaced in the last ten years and a beautiful forward facing sit down nav station.

  • Raymarine radar with mast mounted radome
  • Raymarine RL70C Chart Plotter installed on aluminum swing arm in companionway
  • PC based Nexus Server with NE2rk-NMEA 0183 Network with multi displays
  • Comnav GPS
  • MCS Mobile Computing Solutions computer and 12V DC computer display
  • Vesper Marine AIS receiver and display
  • Icom M802 SSB HF Radio, Automatic Tuner, SCS PTC-II USB Pactor Modem
  • Skyeye Weather Satellite Antenna and Receiver (NOAA polar weather satellites)
  • Iridium Go Antenna and Receiver for email and weather
  • Onboard WiFi NMEA 0183 with extender 2016
  • Five USB outlets for charging all things
  • Nexus Sail and Navigation Electronics package (powerful system)
  • ICOM 604 VHF with full function cockpit RAM Mic 2015
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Ritchie 5” Compass binnacle mounted
  • Autohelm hand held compass
  • Weems and Plath clock and barometer
  • Masthead windex
  • Alpha 3000 autopilot (powerful underdeck ram and new controller 2015)
  • Monitor windvane steering system (reconditioned 2015) with tiller pilot for emergency autopilot steering


The Valiant is a proven offshore vessel with a true cutter rig with keel stepped mast.  The cutter rig provides a divided sail plan so that the sails are smaller and easily manages. The mainsail has mid boom sheeting to the traveler just forward of the dodger. Headsail has Profurl Roller Furler and the staysail also has a Profurl furler. All lines are led to the cockpit for easy single handed sailing.

  • True cutter, keel stepped mast with single spreader
  • Navtec backstay adjuster
  • Rigging inspected 2014
  • Intermediate lower shrouds replaced
  • Rod rigging 
  • Spectra halyards
  • Mast steps
  • Awlgrip white mast and boom with lower 6 feet recently sanded and painted
  • Boom sanded and painted 2017
  • Profurl roller furling on both headsails
  • Mainsail has full Battcar system
  • Jib cars on inboard track are continuously adjustable from the cockpit
  • Harken traveler
  • Antal mainsail track and slugs
  • Halyard winches at the mast
  • Block and tackle with four to one purchase for port and starboard preventers
  • Carbon fiber downwind pole
  • Spinnaker pole - aluminum
  • Lazy jacks
  • Trysail track on the mast
  • Topping lift
  • Line stoppers on the cabin house
  • Reefing lines led to the cockpit


  • Primary Sheet winches are Lewmar #52 on the coaming
  • Staysail winches cabinhouse Lewmar #40
  • Mainsail sheet winch on cabin top Lewmar #40
  • Reefing lines led to the cockpit 

Sail Inventory:

  • Full batten mainsail with Battcar system and three reefs
  • Genoa 110% headsail on Profurl
  • Yankee 115% UK sails
  • Staysail on Profurl
  • Can be sailed with two headsails downwind
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker with a sock
  • Storm staysail and trysail
  • Sails inspected and new UV covers on the headsails

Hull, Deck, & Ground Tackle

Everything on a Valiant is seriously overbuilt and once the factory moved to Texas it was even more amazing because everything is big in Texas.  Also, the Texas Valiants are well past the blister years of Uniflight. The Valiant’s robust hull was laid up hand according to a robust layup schedule of matt and woven roving. The solid fiberglass hull is more substantial the most modern boats floating. There are plenty of Valiant 40s that have gone three times around the world giving their owners a comfortable ride as one of the world's best sailing boats!

Robust Valiant construction:

  • Hand laid solid glass hull with rounded transom
  • Classic Bob Perry long fin cruising keel with and skeg mounted rudder for lateral stability and speed
  • Deck is marine plywood and fiberglass sandwich
  • Hull deck joint is attached with 5200 and thru bolted every 8 inches
  • Keel is external mounted lead ballast (7700 lbs) bedded with 3M5200 and through bolted stainless steel J-bolts with stainless steel backing plates
  • Skeg rudder is built with a solid stainless steel shaft and internal steel core which is encased in resin and foam and hand laminated with fiber glassed to form one of the world’s strongest rudders
  • Massive teak rub rail with stainless steel striker
  • Bronze thru hulls with ball valves (several sea cocks were replaced with the new engine)
  • Non-skid deck surface
  • Teak hand rails
  • Teak cap rail
  • Bow pulpit
  • Double lifelines with boarding gates port and starboard 
  • Boarding ladder from the Valiant factory
  • Stainless steel opening ports (11) ports with screens
  • Four opening Bomar deck hatches with screens
  • Dorades with teak boxes and guards
  • Cabin house with teak eyebrow
  • Non skid deck paint
  • Stainless steel stern rail with outboard Edson motor mount
  • Radar arch – in 2007

Cockpit Details

  • Dodger and new canvas
  • Connector piece to bimini
  • Bimini is new also
  • Full enclosure (older)
  • Long cockpit seat bench you can lie down on
  • Edson teak cockpit table folds to the binnacle
  • Edson cup holder
  • Binnacle steering
  • Teak combings you can sit on
  • Cockpit Grate
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Cockpit table
  • Raymarine plotter swings into the companionway
  • Sailing instruments on the binnacle
  • Excellent winch placement for single handing
  • Cockpit drains
  • Bimini
  • Covers for deck hatches and for dodger windows and winches

Ground Tackle:

  • Double bow roller
  • Chain locker forward
  • Deck washdown system
  • Electric Lighthouse 1501 windlass with remote
  • Primary Bow anchor 45lb CQR 250' 5/8 chain rode
  • Secondary anchor 44lb Bruce 10' 5/8 chain and 200’ rode
  • #74 Luke Storm anchor
  • Fortress FX-23 Anchor mounted on arch
  • Trip line and float


  • Achilles LSI290 high pressure floor inflatable
  • Outboard engine
  • NovaLift Lifting crane for outboard
  • Edson motor mount


Additional Equipment

  • Ocean safety life raft 2015
  • PFDs and throwable flotation
  • Harnesses with tethers
  • Switlik MOM
  • Horseshoe
  • EPIRB (battery expired)
  • Paratech sea anchor with 100’ trip line and 400 ft of rode
  • Galerider Drogue
  • Jack lines
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Rule electric bilge pumps 3700
  • Edson pump 1 gallon per stroke (30 gpm)
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Mast safety pulpit
  • Reefing in the cockpit
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares (may not be current)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Wood plugs
  • Horn
  • CO detector
  • Manual bilge pump below deck (rebuilt)
  • Lee cloth port and starboard settees
  • Mast safety pulpit
  • Reefing in the cockpit
  • Full boat cover available – in Toronto
  • Foredeck awning
  • Textaline sheet bags for the cockpit (reefing lines)
  • Spare parts and repair kits for engines, Nexus system, outboard, pumps, and watermaker





This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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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